• Weekly Update: May 10-14

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 5/9/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Message from the PTSO
    • Claude Moore Community Builders
    • AP Testing Information (May-June)
    • 2020-21 LCPS Stakeholder School Climate Survey
    • SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2)
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • What's New in Teen Substance Use?: May 13
    • Order Freshmen T-shirts by May 13
    • Lost Rhino Spirit Day: May 16
    • Cap & Gown Pickup: May 17 & 24
    • Connections to Your Future Internship Fair: May 19
    • Senior Slideshow - Email Photos by May 20
    • Prom is Coming: May 22
    • Senior Portraits: June 2, 3 & 4
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    May 10

    Science SOL Test

    Tue
    May 11

    A-Day

    Science SOL Test

    Wed
    May 12

    B-Day

    Science SOL Test

    Thu
    May 13

    A-Day

    Science SOL Test Makeups

    Fri
    May 14

    B-Day

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

     

    3p Faculty Mtg

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p

     
     

    Message from the PTSO
    Thank you for all your contributions to our teachers and Staff Appreciation week. It was a HUGE success and a breath of fresh air to thank those who have done so much throughout the year for our students!
     
     
    Our final PFHS PTSO General Meeting is on May 19th!!!! See Zoom details below!
     
    PFHS PTSO Nominating Committee Nominations
    2021-2022 Executive Officers Slate
    President:  Monica Gipson/Dawn Renzoni
    VP Communications/Membership: Angie Ignazzito
    VP Resources: Lisa Ernest
    Treasurer: Anna Christopher
    Secretary:  Chris Wanza
     
    Elections and installation of new officers will take place on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. 
    JOIN US ON ZOOM!!!
    You must be a paid PTSO member to vote. If you have any questions, please contact Graciela Olivares (g.lucio@att.net), Jen Wike ( jenwike1@yahoo.com) or Tara Nelson (nelsontara28@yahoo.com)
     
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 


    Claude Moore Community Builders (CMCB)

    The 2021-2022 Claude Moore Community Builders (CMCB) program is an amazing volunteer opportunity for high school students. The CMCB program, run by Loudoun Youth, Inc., connects high school students with meaningful volunteer opportunities at local non-profit organizations. During the 10-month program, which runs annually from June-March, participants also attend trainings on topics such as communication, leadership, and collaboration. CMCB participants gain real-life experience and professional skills that will help you stand out among your peers when applying to colleges and/or employment.

    After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, the CMCB program is back and gearing up to get teens out of their homes and into vital organizations that need their support! All rising 9th-12th grade Loudoun residents are eligible to apply for this program, which is free to all participants thanks to the generous support of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. 

    More information can be found at loudounyouth.org.

     
     

    AP Testing Information (May-June)

    AP Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-AP2021 for the updated AP testing schedule, preparations before test day, and test day procedures. 

    Cancelation & Refunds: Please follow the instructions posted at tinyurl.com/PFH-Refund to cancel an AP test you paid for. 

    AP Preparation Resources: Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.   

     


    2020-21 LCPS Stakeholder School Climate Survey

    The 2020-21 LCPS School Climate Surveys will be administered in May 2021. The staff and family surveys will begin on May 17 and the student survey will begin May 20. LCPS will email a one-time use link to families so that they can respond once per child enrolled to provide feedback about their child's experience in the school. School-based staff members will receive a one-time use survey link by email.

    The student survey will be administered to grades 3-5 and 9-12 during the school day beginning on May 20. Middle school students participated in the Virginia school climate survey in March and will not be asked to complete an LCPS survey this year. Students will complete the survey during advisory the week of May 24.

    Sample surveys are available on the Stakeholder Survey website at https://www.lcps.org/Page/189350

    Parents/guardians who would like to opt their child out of the survey should fill out this form by May 17.

      


    SOL Testing Information (May-June) 

    SOL testing for 9th through 11th graders begins on Monday, May 3! Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-SOL to view our SOL testing overview schedule. You will also find information on make-ups and retakes. 

    Please remind your student to PLUG IN THEIR SCHOOL CHROMEBOOK or ACADEMY THINKPAD the night before the test! We do not have any extra devices available for use. A student cannot test without a working Chromebook or Academy ThinkPad.  

    A student will find their personal SOL testing schedule (with dates, times, and locations) in an email in their LCPS student account sent on April 26 from Mr. Vogl, Testing Coordinator. 

     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
     
     
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

     
    Freshmen T-shirts: Order by May 14
    Order T-shirts at https://is.gd/LeJWTt 
     
    What's New in Teen Substance Use - May 13
    Lost Rhino Fundraiser: May 16 11:30a-7p
    Cap & Gown Pickup: May 17 & 24 9a-3p
    Connections to Your Future Internship Fair: May 19
    Seniors: Email photos to potomacfallssybk@gmail.com by May 20
     
     Prom is Coming May 22
    Class of 2022 Senior Portraits: June 2, 3, & 4
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: May 3-7

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 5/2/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • AP Digital Exam App
    • Breakfast & Lunch Reminder
    • Message from the PTSO
    • AP Testing Information (May-June)
    • 2020-21 LCPS Stakeholder School Climate Survey
    • SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2)
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7
    • Spirit Night @ Cascades Overlook: May 3
    • What's New in Teen Substance Use?: May 13
    • Order Freshmen T-shirts by May 13
    • Lost Rhino Spirit Day: May 16
    • Connections to Your Future Internship Fair: May 19
    • Senior Slideshow - Email Photos by May 20
    • Prom is Coming: May 22
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    May 3

    Reading SOL Test

    Tue
    May 4

    A-Day

    Reading SOL Test

    Wed
    May 5

    B-Day

    Reading SOL Test

    Thu
    May 6

    A-Day

    Reading SOL Test Makeups

    Fri
    May 7

    B-Day

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

     

    Cascades Overlook Spirit Night (Urbano, Zoup & Abbots)

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p

     

    AP Digital Exam App

    Detailed app download instructions to be completed before testing day are posted at tinyurl.com/PFH-DigitalExam. AP teachers are guiding their students through these steps during classes between April 19-30.


    Breakfast & Lunch Reminder

    The cafeteria is still supplying FREE breakfast, lunch, snack and supper to ALL students. They will be bagged and ready for pickup before school (breakfast) and during lunch shifts. Pick up the snack and supper (if the parent sent a request to the principal ahead of time) at the end of the school day. There is no à la carte menu, only bagged meals. If you have any questions, please contact the Cafeteria Manager, Jodi Hendrickson.

     

    Message from the PTSO
    Panther Family,
     
    Thanks for supporting our Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3-7 this week! 
    We are so thankful to our staff at PFHS! Help us take this opportunity to thank them. It’s not too late to contribute!  
    CLICK HERE to contribute to a special thank you for all the staff throughout the week!
     
    Appreciation Week
     
    PFHS PTSO Nominating Committee Nominations
    2021-2022 Executive Officers Slate
    President:  Monica Gipson/Dawn Renzoni
    VP Communications/Membership: Angie Ignazzito
    VP Resources: Lisa Ernest
    Treasurer: Anna Christopher
    Secretary:  Chris Wanza
     
    Elections and installation of new officers will take place on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. 
    JOIN US ON ZOOM!!!
    You must be a paid PTSO member to vote. If you have any questions, please contact Graciela Olivares (g.lucio@att.net), Jen Wike ( jenwike1@yahoo.com) or Tara Nelson (nelsontara28@yahoo.com)
     
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     

    AP Testing Information (May-June)

    AP Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-AP2021 for the updated AP testing schedule, preparations before test day, and test day procedures. 

    Cancelation & Refunds: Please follow the instructions posted at tinyurl.com/PFH-Refund to cancel an AP test you paid for. 

    AP Preparation Resources: Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.   

     


    2020-21 LCPS Stakeholder School Climate Survey

    The 2020-21 LCPS School Climate Surveys will be administered in May 2021. The staff and family surveys will begin on May 17 and the student survey will begin May 20. LCPS will email a one-time use link to families so that they can respond once per child enrolled to provide feedback about their child's experience in the school. School-based staff members will receive a one-time use survey link by email.

    The student survey will be administered to grades 3-5 and 9-12 during the school day beginning on May 20. Middle school students participated in the Virginia school climate survey in March and will not be asked to complete an LCPS survey this year. Students will complete the survey during advisory the week of May 24.

    Sample surveys are available on the Stakeholder Survey website at https://www.lcps.org/Page/189350

    Parents/guardians who would like to opt their child out of the survey should fill out this form by May 17.

      


    SOL Testing Information (May-June) 

    SOL testing for 9th through 11th graders begins on Monday, May 3! Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-SOL to view our SOL testing overview schedule. You will also find information on make-ups and retakes. 

    Please remind your student to PLUG IN THEIR SCHOOL CHROMEBOOK or ACADEMY THINKPAD the night before the test! We do not have any extra devices available for use. A student cannot test without a working Chromebook or Academy ThinkPad.  

    A student will find their personal SOL testing schedule (with dates, times, and locations) in an email in their LCPS student account sent on April 26 from Mr. Vogl, Testing Coordinator. 

     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
     
     
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

    FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7  
     
    Freshmen T-shirts: Order by May 14
    Order T-shirts at https://is.gd/LeJWTt 
     
    Spirit Night @ Cascades Overlook - May 3
    What's New in Teen Substance Use - May 13
    Lost Rhino Fundraiser: May 16 11:30a-7p
    Connections to Your Future Internship Fair: May 19
    Seniors: Email photos to potomacfallssybk@gmail.com by May 20
     
     Prom is Coming May 22
     
     
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: April 26-30

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 4/25/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • AP Digital Exam App
    • Breakfast & Lunch Reminder
    • Information for Athletes
    • Message from the PTSO
    • AP Testing Information (May-June)
    • 2020-21 LCPS Stakeholder School Climate Survey
    • SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2)
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7
    • Virtual Town Hall: April 29
    • Spirit Night @ Cascades Overlook: May 3
    • What's New in Teen Substance Use?: May 13
    • Order Freshmen T-shirts by May 13
    • Lost Rhino Spirit Day: May 16
    • Senior Slideshow - Email Photos by May 20
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    April 26

    Senior SOL Test

    Tue
    April 27

    A-Day

    Senior SOL Test

    Wed
    April 28

    B-Day

    Senior SOL Test

    Thu
    April 29

    A-Day

    Fri
    April 30

    B-Day

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p

     

    AP Digital Exam App

    Detailed app download instructions to be completed before testing day are posted at tinyurl.com/PFH-DigitalExam. AP teachers are guiding their students through these steps during classes between April 19-30.


    Breakfast & Lunch Reminder

    The cafeteria is still supplying FREE breakfast, lunch, snack and supper to ALL students. They will be bagged and ready for pickup before school (breakfast) and during lunch shifts. Pick up the snack and supper (if the parent sent a request to the principal ahead of time) at the end of the school day. There is no à la carte menu, only bagged meals. If you have any questions, please contact the Cafeteria Manager, Jodi Hendrickson.

     
     

    Information for Athletes

    Tryouts are challenging during a typical year, but even more during a COVID-19 year.  Here are just a few reminders.

    1. All athletes must perform a daily health screening and temperature check before each practice and competition

    2. Mask must be worn at all practices unless 10 feet of social distancing can be maintained.  Masks are not required during competitions when actively involved in the competition but are required for every individual on the sideline.

    3. Shared equipment must be disinfected and sanitized at the end of every practice or competition.

    4. No Team room usage

    5. Locker rooms may be used, but no more than 8 individuals in Locker Room 1 and no more than 6 individuals in locker room 2.

    6. Athletes are encouraged to bring their bottle of hand sanitizer and use it frequently.  Schools may provide a bottle of hand sanitizer for teams as well.

    7. Coaches are required to wear a mask throughout the entire practice.

     Thank you very much for helping with these procedures to keep us all safe and healthy!
     

    Message from the PTSO
    Panther Family,
     
    Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 3-7 this year! 
    We are so thankful to our staff at PFHS!  Help us take this opportunity to thank them for all they have done for our students!  
    CLICK HERE to contribute to a special thank you for all the staff throughout the week!
     
    PFHS PTSO Nominating Committee Nominations
    2021-2022 Executive Officers Slate
    President:  Monica Gipson/Dawn Renzoni
    VP Communications/Membership: Angie Ignazzito
    VP Resources: Lisa Ernest
    Treasurer: Anna Christopher
    Secretary:  Chris Wanza
     
    Elections and installation of new officers will take place on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. You must be a paid PTSO member to vote. If you have any questions, please contact Graciela Olivares (g.lucio@att.net), Jen Wike ( jenwike1@yahoo.com) or Tara Nelson (nelsontara28@yahoo.com)
     
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     

    AP Testing Information (May-June)

    AP Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-AP2021 for the updated AP testing schedule, preparations before test day, and test day procedures. 

    Cancelation & Refunds: Please follow the instructions posted at tinyurl.com/PFH-Refund to cancel an AP test you paid for. 

    AP Preparation Resources: Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.   

     


    2020-21 LCPS Stakeholder School Climate Survey

    The 2020-21 LCPS School Climate Surveys will be administered in May 2021. The staff and family surveys will begin on May 17 and the student survey will begin May 20. LCPS will email a one-time use link to families so that they can respond once per child enrolled to provide feedback about their child's experience in the school. School-based staff members will receive a one-time use survey link by email.

    The student survey will be administered to grades 3-5 and 9-12 during the school day beginning on May 20. Middle school students participated in the Virginia school climate survey in March and will not be asked to complete an LCPS survey this year. Students will complete the survey during advisory the week of May 24.

    Sample surveys are available on the Stakeholder Survey website at https://www.lcps.org/Page/189350

    Parents/guardians who would like to opt their child out of the survey should fill out this form by May 17.

      


    SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2) 

    SOL Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-SOL to view our SOL testing overview schedule for April 26-June 2. For a student’s specific schedule, they must check their LCPS student email account for a detailed scheduling email (with dates, times & locations) sent on April 7 from Mr. Vogl, Testing Coordinator. 

    Refusals: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal for general information on SOL testing this year. There is a link to an online form at the bottom of that webpage that parents may use to refuse SOL tests.

     
     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.


    *Hybrid Students:
     Any students who are signed up for hybrid MUST attend school in person on their assigned days, or they will be counted as absent, even if they attend virtually. The only exception is for students who are sick and have contacted the attendance office for special, temporary, permission. 

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you CANNOT come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt
    Attendance Secretary
    Potomac Falls High School
    571.434-3200 Main Office Line
    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In
    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org
     
     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
     
    FUNDRAISER: Please join us for the PFHS Athletic Booster Club’s inaugural VIRTUAL 5K RUN. Register NOW (https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2021-potomac-falls-run-like-a-panther-virtual-5k) and complete your 5K on your own time from Friday April 23rd to Sunday April 25th.

    See flyer below for more details.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

    FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7  
     
    Virtual Town Hall - April 29
     
    Freshmen T-shirts: Order by May 14
    Order T-shirts at https://is.gd/LeJWTt 
     
    Spirit Night @ Cascades Overlook - May 3
    What's New in Teen Substance Use - May 13
    Lost Rhino Fundraiser: May 16 11:30a-7p
    Seniors: Email photos to potomacfallssybk@gmail.com by May 20
     
     
     
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: April 19-23

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 4/18/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Information for Athletes
    • Message from the PTSO
    • AP Testing Information (May-June)
    • SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2)
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7
    • DE Music Appreciation
    • Join PFHS Guitar
    • La Porchetta Spirit Night: April 20
    • Virtual 5K Run: April 23-25
    • Virtual Town Hall: April 29
    • Spirit Night @ Cascades Overlook: May 3
    • What's New in Teen Substance Use? - May 13
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    April 19

    Tue
    April 20

    A-Day

    Wed
    April 21

    B-Day

    Thu
    April 22

    A-Day

    Fri
    April 23

    B-Day

    Teacher Workday

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

     

    La Porchetta Spirit Day 10:30a-10p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p

     

    Information for Athletes

    Tryouts are challenging during a typical year, but even more during a COVID-19 year.  Here are just a few reminders.

    1. All athletes must perform a daily health screening and temperature check before each practice and competition

    2. Mask must be worn at all practices unless 10 feet of social distancing can be maintained.  Masks are not required during competitions when actively involved in the competition but are required for every individual on the sideline.

    3. Shared equipment must be disinfected and sanitized at the end of every practice or competition.

    4. No Team room usage

    5. Locker rooms may be used, but no more than 8 individuals in Locker Room 1 and no more than 6 individuals in locker room 2.

    6. Athletes are encouraged to bring their bottle of hand sanitizer and use it frequently.  Schools may provide a bottle of hand sanitizer for teams as well.

    7. Coaches are required to wear a mask throughout the entire practice.

     Thank you very much for helping with these procedures to keep us all safe and healthy!
     

    Message from the PTSO
    Hey Panther Family!
     
    We were so happy to have our LCPS School Board Vice Chair, Atoosa Reaser give us updates at our general meeting last week!  There is one General Meeting left this year: on May 19th at 7pm on Zoom. We will hold the election for the incoming PFHS PTSO Exec board at that meeting!
     
     
    PFHS PTSO Nominating Committee Nominations
    2021-2022 Executive Officers Slate
    President:  Monica Gipson/Dawn Renzoni
    VP Communications/Membership: Angie Ignazzito
    VP Resources: Lisa Ernest
    Treasurer: Anna Christopher
    Secretary:  Chris Wanza
     
    Elections and installation of new officers will take place on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. You must be a paid PTSO member to vote. If you have any questions, please contact Graciela Olivares (g.lucio@att.net), Jen Wike ( jenwike1@yahoo.com) or Tara Nelson (nelsontara28@yahoo.com)
     
     
    NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    Join our next virtual meeting on May 19, at 7PM

     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     
     
    RESTAURANT NIGHT: APRIL 20TH at La Porchetta, 21950 Cascades Pkwy! ALL DAY!
    Mention PFHS PTSO, and they will donate 20% of your purchase!!!!
    Thank you for continuing to support our Restaurant Nights!   We love the support from our local businesses and especially appreciate the opportunity to support them. So please mark your calendars!
     
     
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
     
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     

    AP Testing Information (May-June)

    AP Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-AP2021 for the updated AP testing schedule, preparations before test day, and test day procedures. 

    Cancelation & Refunds: Please follow the instructions posted at tinyurl.com/PFH-Refund to cancel an AP test you paid for. 

    AP Preparation Resources: Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.   

      


    SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2) 

    SOL Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-SOL to view our SOL testing overview schedule for April 26-June 2. For a student’s specific schedule, they must check their LCPS student email account for a detailed scheduling email (with dates, times & locations) sent on April 7 from Mr. Vogl, Testing Coordinator. 

    Refusals: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal for general information on SOL testing this year. There is a link to an online form at the bottom of that webpage that parents may use to refuse SOL tests.

     
     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.


    *Hybrid Students:
     Any students who are signed up for hybrid MUST attend school in person on their assigned days, or they will be counted as absent, even if they attend virtually. The only exception is for students who are sick and have contacted the attendance office for special, temporary, permission. If a student is registered for hybrid but wishes to switch to distance learning, please contact their guidance counselor.

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you CANNOT come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt

    Attendance Secretary

    Potomac Falls High School

    571.434-3200 Main Office Line

    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In

    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org
     
     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
     
    FUNDRAISER: Please join us for the PFHS Athletic Booster Club’s inaugural VIRTUAL 5K RUN. Register NOW (https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2021-potomac-falls-run-like-a-panther-virtual-5k) and complete your 5K on your own time from Friday April 23rd to Sunday April 25th.

    See flyer below for more details.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

    FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7  
     
    DE Music Appreciation
    Join PFHS Guitar
    La Porchetta Spirit Night: April 20
    Virtual 5K: April 23-25
    Virtual Town Hall - April 29
    Spirit Night @ Cascades Overlook - May 3
    What's New in Teen Substance Use - May 13
     
     
     
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: April 12-16

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 4/11/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Message from the PTSO
    • AP Testing Information (May-June)
    • SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2)
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • Seal of Biliteracy
    • Parking at Potomac Falls
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7
    • Vocelli's Pizza Spirit Week: April 12-18
    • High School Musical Drive-In: April 17
    • DE Music Appreciation
    • Join PFHS Guitar
    • La Porchetta Spirit Night: April 20
    • Virtual 5K Run: April 23-25
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    April 12

    Tue
    April 13

    A-Day

    Wed
    April 14

    B-Day

    Thu
    April 15

    A-Day

    Fri
    April 16

    Asynchronous

    Teacher Workday

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

     

    7pm PTSO Meeting

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

     

    High School Musical Stream

     Vocelli's Pizza Spirit Week

    Use the code 965 online at vocellipizza.com

    or call (703)429-1919

    Offer valid from 4/12 - 4/18

     

     
     

    Message from the PTSO
    Hey Panther Family!
     
    As we approach the end of this unprecedented school year, our desire as a PTSO is to finish strong, and reflect the Contagious Enthusiasm of our Panther community!  We invite you to attend our General Meeting on April 14th at 7PM on Zoom.  The LCPS School Board Vice Chair, Atoosa Reaser, will be in attendance! She is happy to answer questions that have been submitted in advance to: pfhs.ptso.president@gmail.com.
     
    NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Graciela Olivares (Chair), Tara Nelson, and Jen Wike
     
    Our nominating committee has found a slate of amazing parents in our Panther Community that have accepted nominations to serve on our PFHS PTSO Executive Board in the coming year. Join us at this meeting to hear the slate of candidates!
    NOTE: We have moved our PFHS PTSO 2021/22 Election and installation of new officers to our final general meeting on: May 19, 2021.
     
    Please consider how you might be able to play a role in keeping this PTSO viable in the coming year!  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Graciela at: g.lucio@att.net.
     
    NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    Join our next virtual meeting on April 14, at 7PM

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuf-yorzspHd3tNflQnht2zI4DXhu16AIV

     

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     
     
    RESTAURANT NIGHT: APRIL 20TH at La Porchetta, 21950 Cascades Pkwy! ALL DAY!
    Mention PFHS PTSO, and they will donate 20% of your purchase!!!!
    Thank you for continuing to support our Restaurant Nights!   We love the support from our local businesses and especially appreciate the opportunity to support them. So please mark your calendars!
     
     
     
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
     
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     

    AP Testing Information (May-June)

    AP Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-AP2021 for the updated AP testing schedule, preparations before test day, and test day procedures. 

    Cancelation & Refunds: Please follow the instructions posted at tinyurl.com/PFH-Refund to cancel an AP test you paid for. 

    AP Preparation Resources: Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.   

      


    SOL Testing Information (April 26-June 2) 

    SOL Testing Schedule: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-SOL to view our SOL testing overview schedule for April 26-June 2. For a student’s specific schedule, they must check their LCPS student email account for a detailed scheduling email (with dates, times & locations) sent on April 7 from Mr. Vogl, Testing Coordinator. 

    Refusals: Please go to tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal for general information on SOL testing this year. There is a link to an online form at the bottom of that webpage that parents may use to refuse SOL tests.

     
     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.


    *Hybrid Students:
     Any students who are signed up for hybrid MUST attend school in person on their assigned days, or they will be counted as absent, even if they attend virtually. The only exception is for students who are sick and have contacted the attendance office for special, temporary, permission. If a student is registered for hybrid but wishes to switch to distance learning, please contact their guidance counselor.

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you CANNOT come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt

    Attendance Secretary

    Potomac Falls High School

    571.434-3200 Main Office Line

    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In

    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org
     

    Seal of Biliteracy

    Any seniors who are proficient in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai are eligible to take the AAPPL and the ALIRA for Latin exams to obtain the Seal of Biliteracy. 

    The exam will have a window from April 12 to April 16 and it will be parent proctored at no cost to the student. Students must complete this form (http://lcps.org/pfhs/biliteracy) no later than April 9 to be registered for the Spring exam to be taken online. Learn more here.

    Contact  john.mora@lcps.org if you have any concerns. 

     
     

    Parking at Potomac Falls HS

    Parking Passes are a requirement to park your vehicle while attending your classes. The parking application can be located on the Potomac Falls website under Quick Links. This will take you directly to the application. Once submitted, you will receive an email (this would be the email on the application) when the parking pass is ready for pick up at the main office.

    For 2020-2021 there is NO FEE for the parking pass 

     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
     
    FUNDRAISER: Please join us for the PFHS Athletic Booster Club’s inaugural VIRTUAL 5K RUN. Register NOW (https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2021-potomac-falls-run-like-a-panther-virtual-5k) and complete your 5K on your own time from Friday April 23rd to Sunday April 25th.

    See flyer below for more details.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

    FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7  
    Vocelli Pizza Spirit Week April 12-18
     
     
    HS Musical Drive In: April 17 @ 8pm
    DE Music Appreciation
    Join PFHS Guitar
    La Porchetta Spirit Night: April 20
    Virtual 5K: April 23-25
     
     
     
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: April 5-9

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 4/4/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Principal's Note
    • Message from the PTSO
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • Seal of Biliteracy
    • Parking at Potomac Falls
    • AP Exam Prep
    • SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • DE Music Appreciation
    • Join Guitar!
    • FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7
    • High School Musical Drive-In: April 17
    • High School Musical Virtual Stream: April 16 & 17
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    April 5

    Tue
    April 6

    A-Day

    Wed
    April 7

    B-Day

    Thu
    April 8

    A-Day

    Fri
    April 9

    B-Day

    End 3rd Quarter

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 

    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

     
    Good afternoon, Panther Community!
     
     
    As you have no doubt learned from LCPS, hybrid students will automatically shift from attending school in person two days a week to four days a week starting April 20. Students who signed up for 100% distance will continue their current schedule. If your student is currently hybrid - attending in person 2 days a week - and wishes to change to 100% distance, you should contact their counselor. 
     
    School Counselors 
    Sarah D. Coleman:  A - CD 
    Richard Bader:  CE -GN
    Lily.Carlyle:  L - N
    Lauren Gibson:  SB - Z
     
    If your student is currently signed up for 100% distance learning and would like to shift to hybrid, attending school in person four (4) days a week starting April 20, then you should fill out this form request between April 5 and April 9. Submitting this request does not guarantee a change, as all requests will require an individual review of each course and capacity availability. After April 9, all submissions will be reviewed in the order received. A staff member from PFH will contact you regarding your request to return to hybrid instruction.
     
     

    Message from the PTSO
     
    Hey Panther Family!
    Welcome to SPRING! We hope you all have a wonderful spring break! 
    Please take a moment to read this important update from the nominating committee. We hope that a few people will consider joining this team next year! It is a great way to keep communication open with our admin team and teachers. It is a privilege to be the touch point for various events and even contributors like the Mittal family, to provide donations and scholarships that might otherwise not have a place to be funneled through. 
     
    NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Graciela Olivares (Chair), Tara Nelson, and Jen Wike
     
    One of the most important roles we play as a PTSO, is to include the Panthers Helping Panthers and Raven Relief Funds in our budget. It is a privilege to stand in the gap for our students in need. Please consider how you might be able to play a role in keeping this PTSO viable in the coming year!
    We are looking for 2 people who are willing to shadow the president and treasurer for next year. This role is especially easy when you have a co-president as we have had for the past 2 years. Please consider playing a role on this team!!!
    If you have questions or need more information, please contact Graciela at: g.lucio@att.net.
     
    NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    Join our next virtual meeting on April 14, at 7PM

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuf-yorzspHd3tNflQnht2zI4DXhu16AIV

     

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     
    The LCPS School Board Vice Chair, Atoosa Reaser, will be in attendance! She is happy to answer questions that have been submitted in advance to: pfhs.ptso.president@gmail.com.
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     

    SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

    As a member of our PTSO who joined by December 31st 2020, your senior class students are eligible to apply for our: 

    Annual PFHS PTSO Senior Scholarship: 2020-2021 Senior Scholarship Application. The deadline for submissions is March 19, 2021. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL: Attn: BetteJo Gonzalez, Scholarship Chair: bjwg@aol.com

     
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
     
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.


    *Hybrid Students:
     Any students who are signed up for hybrid MUST attend school in person on their assigned days, or they will be counted as absent, even if they attend virtually. The only exception is for students who are sick and have contacted the attendance office for special, temporary, permission. If a student is registered for hybrid but wishes to switch to distance learning, please contact their guidance counselor.

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you CANNOT come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt

    Attendance Secretary

    Potomac Falls High School

    571.434-3200 Main Office Line

    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In

    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org
     

    Seal of Biliteracy

    Any seniors who are proficient in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai are eligible to take the AAPPL and the ALIRA for Latin exams to obtain the Seal of Biliteracy. 

    The exam will have a window from April 12 to April 16 and it will be parent proctored at no cost to the student. Students must complete this form (http://lcps.org/pfhs/biliteracy) no later than April 9 to be registered for the Spring exam to be taken online. Learn more here.

    Contact  john.mora@lcps.org if you have any concerns. 

     
     

    Parking at Potomac Falls HS

    Parking Passes are a requirement to park your vehicle while attending your classes. The parking application can be located on the Potomac Falls website under Quick Links. This will take you directly to the application. Once submitted, you will receive an email (this would be the email on the application) when the parking pass is ready for pick up at the main office.

    For 2020-2021 there is NO FEE for the parking pass 

     
     

    AP Exam Prep 
    Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.
     
      
     

    SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    LCPS recognizes this has been a challenging year for students, and they may not be comfortable with in-person testing due to COVID-19. Parents and students may decide to wait until the 2021-2022 school year to take required SOL tests. Please click here (tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal) for information. There is a refusal link at the bottom of the page.
     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
    SENIOR PARENTS:  Four $2,021 scholarships are available to eligible PFHS graduating senior athletes, trainers or managers for the 2020-2021 school year from the PFHS Athletics Booster Club.  The scholarships are intended to reward not only strong academic performance, but also the exceptional leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship of our student athletes.  The deadline for applications is March 26th and you must be a booster member by March 19th to apply.  Applications are available at http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/scholarships/.  If you have any questions, please email Gina Woodall, Scholarship Chair, at ginadwoodall@gmail.com.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

    DE Music Appreciation
    Join Guitar
    FCCLA Sneaker Drive: April 3-May 7
     
    High School Musical Drive-In: April 17th
    High School Musical Virtual Stream: April 16 & 17
     
     
     
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: March 22-26

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 3/21/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • Message from the PTSO
    • Congratulate Panther Student Guitarists
    • Parking at Potomac Falls
    • Senior Reminders
    • AP Exam Prep
    • SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    • Senior Checklist
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • 2021-2022 Course Selection Information
    • Dealing with Anxiety - March 25
    • High School Musical Drive-In - April 17
    • High School Musical Virtual Stream - April 16 & 17
    • Join PFHS Guitar 2021
    • Robeks Fundraiser - Mondays in March
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    Mar. 22

    Tue
    Mar. 23

    A-Day

    Wed
    Mar. 24

    B-Day

    Thu
    Mar. 25

    A-Day

    Fri
    Mar. 26

    B-Day

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

      

    Robeks Fundraiser

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 

    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

     
     
     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.


    *Hybrid Students:
     Any students who are signed up for hybrid MUST attend school in person on their assigned days, or they will be counted as absent, even if they attend virtually. The only exception is for students who are sick and have contacted the attendance office for special, temporary, permission. If a student is registered for hybrid but wishes to switch to distance learning, please contact their guidance counselor.

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you CANNOT come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt

    Attendance Secretary

    Potomac Falls High School

    571.434-3200 Main Office Line

    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In

    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org 
     
     
     
     

    Message from the PTSO
     
    Panther Family:
     
    This week we want to acknowledge the weight of the loss of Adam Oakes to our Panther community. His life left a positive impact on all those who had the privilege to know him.  We are so thankful to be part of a community of teachers, students, parents, churches and even local businesses that have taken tangible steps to remember the impact of Adam's life. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, especially those who shared the distinction of being a part of his graduating class of 2020. 
     
    It has been said most sincerely and emphatically by all those who knew him that Adam lived out what he believed by being KIND to EVERYONE and taking time to LISTEN to them.  Our executive board knows there have been other seasons of great loss in our Panther Community and our intention from day one, has been to counteract dark with light and negative with positive. Today we are grateful for the life of Adam Oakes. He exemplifies the unconditional love that he clearly received from his parents and loving family and friends. We will close this year with every intention to finish well... just as he did. We will choose to Live Like Adam. 
     
    Remaining funds from his GoFundMe: help-adams-family-with-postmortal-costs will be used for PFHS Senior Scholarships in his name. Going forward, they will take initiative to educate and prepare graduates for college life and the entry to fraternity/sorority life in a safe and well-informed manner.
     
    NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Graciela Olivares (Chair), Tara Nelson, and Jen Wike
    In order for the PFHS PTSO to continue next year, there is a need for 2 more people to consider the position of president or secretary. We are thankful to those who are already willing to step in to the other positions. 
    One of the most important roles we play as a PTSO, is to include the Panthers Helping Panthers and Raven Relief Funds in our budget. It is a privilege to stand in the gap for our students in need. Please consider how you might be able to play a role in keeping this PTSO viable in the coming year!
     
    If you have questions or need more information, please contact Graciela at: g.lucio@att.net.
     
    NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    Join our next virtual meeting on April 14, at 7PM
    The LCPS School Board Vice Chair, Atoosa Reaser, will be in attendance! She is happy to answer questions that have been submitted in advance to: pfhs.ptso.president@gmail.com.
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     

    SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

    As a member of our PTSO who joined by December 31st 2020, your senior class students are eligible to apply for our: 

    Annual PFHS PTSO Senior Scholarship: 2020-2021 Senior Scholarship Application. The deadline for submissions is March 19, 2021. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL: Attn: BetteJo Gonzalez, Scholarship Chair: bjwg@aol.com

     
    RESTAURANT NIGHTS: MONDAYS IN MARCH!
    Thank you for continuing to support our Restaurant Nights!  We have a great line-up for MONDAYS IN MARCH! Locals Tacos and Tequila is on 3/15 from 4-9PM and Robeks will host our PFHS Community every Monday in March for 20% back on your purchases!!! We love the support from our local businesses and especially appreciate the opportunity to support them. So please mark your calendars!
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
     
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     
     
     

    Parking at Potomac Falls HS

    Parking Passes are a requirement to park your vehicle while attending your classes. The parking application can be located on the Potomac Falls website under Quick Links. This will take you directly to the application. Once submitted, you will receive an email (this would be the email on the application) when the parking pass is ready for pick up at the main office.

    For 2020-2021 there is NO FEE for the parking pass.

     


    Congratulate Panther Student Guitarists
    Guitar

    Please join us in CONGRATULATING the following Panther Student Guitarists that were selected to the 2021 All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble.  Out of the 48 students selected from across all of Virginia, SEVEN are Potomac Falls students!!  This honor is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth for student achievement within the musical arts!!  These students and their families are testaments to what makes the PFHS community so special, and we want to recognize them all!
     
     
    Daniel Cherkasskiy
    Angelica Franco Brito
    Sebastian Gutierrez Sandoval
    Evie Johnston
    David Navarro
    Esteban Olivares
    John Henry Ruhl
     
     
     
     

    Senior RemindersGraduation cap

    Seniors, here are some reminders about what needs to be completed! Also, parents shouldn't be completing the forms for you, only seniors. 

    Some forms seniors need to complete are the cap and gown measurement form, graduation speaker form, and decision day form. 

     

     

    Any questions, please reach out to Mr. LeHew or an officer. 

     

    Thank you!

         Senior Class Officers

         Mr. LeHew, Senior Class Sponsor

     

    AP Exam Prep 
    Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.
     
      
     

    SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    LCPS recognizes this has been a challenging year for students, and they may not be comfortable with in-person testing due to COVID-19. Parents and students may decide to wait until the 2021-2022 school year to take required SOL tests. Please click here (tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal) for information. There is a refusal link at the bottom of the page.
     
     
     

    Senior Checklist

    Seniors: don't forget to click on the checklist for everything you need to take care of by the end of the school year.  College apps, financial aid/scholarships graduation info., & more.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MjJ8Vc9o_ppnABV6ldO7BBSfuYooEjwYisC5EWDX_Pw/edit?usp=sharing

     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
    SENIOR PARENTS:  Four $2,021 scholarships are available to eligible PFHS graduating senior athletes, trainers or managers for the 2020-2021 school year from the PFHS Athletics Booster Club.  The scholarships are intended to reward not only strong academic performance, but also the exceptional leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship of our student athletes.  The deadline for applications is March 26th and you must be a booster member by March 19th to apply.  Applications are available at http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/scholarships/.  If you have any questions, please email Gina Woodall, Scholarship Chair, at ginadwoodall@gmail.com.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

    Course Selection Website
    Changing Courses
    Dealing with Anxiety
     
    High School Musical Drive-In: April 17th
    High School Musical Virtual Stream: April 16 & 17
     
    Join PFHS Guitar 2021
     
    Robeks
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: March 15-19

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 3/14/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Parking at Potomac Falls
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • Message from the PTSO
    • Congratulate Panther Student Guitarists
    • Senior Reminders
    • AP Exam Prep
    • SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    • Senior Checklist
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • Join PFHS Guitar 2021
    • Robeks Fundraiser - Mondays in March
    • Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day - March 15
    • Locals Tacos Spirit Night - March 15
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    Mar. 15

    Tue
    Mar. 16

    A-Day

    Wed
    Mar. 17

    B-Day

    Thu
    Mar. 18

    A-Day

    Fri
    Mar. 19

    B-Day

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

      

    Robeks Fundraiser

    Chick Fila Spirit Day (6a-10p)

    Local’s Tacos & Tequila Spirit Night (4-9p)

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 

    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

     

    Parking at Potomac Falls HS

    Parking Passes are a requirement to park your vehicle while attending your classes. The parking application can be located on the Potomac Falls website under Quick Links. This will take you directly to the application. Once submitted, you will receive an email (this would be the email on the application) when the parking pass is ready for pick up at the main office.

    For 2020-2021 there is NO FEE for the parking pass.

     

     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you CANNOT come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt

    Attendance Secretary

    Potomac Falls High School

    571.434-3200 Main Office Line

    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In

    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org
     
     

    Message from the PTSO
     
    Panther Family:
     
    This week we want to acknowledge the weight of the loss of Adam Oakes to our Panther community. His life left a positive impact on all those who had the privilege to know him.  We are so thankful to be part of a community of teachers, students, parents, churches and even local businesses that have taken tangible steps to remember the impact of Adam's life. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, especially those who shared the distinction of being a part of his graduating class of 2020. 
     
    It has been said most sincerely and emphatically by all those who knew him that Adam lived out what he believed by being KIND to EVERYONE and taking time to LISTEN to them.  Our executive board knows there have been other seasons of great loss in our Panther Community and our intention from day one, has been to counteract dark with light and negative with positive. Today we are grateful for the life of Adam Oakes. He exemplifies the unconditional love that he clearly received from his parents and loving family and friends. We will close this year with every intention to finish well... just as he did. We will choose to Live Like Adam. 
     
    Remaining funds from his GoFundMe: help-adams-family-with-postmortal-costs will be used for PFHS Senior Scholarships in his name. Going forward, they will take initiative to educate and prepare graduates for college life and the entry to fraternity/sorority life in a safe and well-informed manner.
     
    NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Graciela Olivares (Chair), Tara Nelson, and Jen Wike
    In order for the PFHS PTSO to continue next year, there is a need for 2 more people to consider the position of president or secretary. We are thankful to those who are already willing to step in to the other positions. 
    One of the most important roles we play as a PTSO, is to include the Panthers Helping Panthers and Raven Relief Funds in our budget. It is a privilege to stand in the gap for our students in need. Please consider how you might be able to play a role in keeping this PTSO viable in the coming year!
     
    If you have questions or need more information, please contact Graciela at: g.lucio@att.net.
     
    NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    Join our next virtual meeting on April 14, at 7PM
    The LCPS School Board Vice Chair, Atoosa Reaser, will be in attendance! She is happy to answer questions that have been submitted in advance to: pfhs.ptso.president@gmail.com.
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     

    SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

    As a member of our PTSO who joined by December 31st 2020, your senior class students are eligible to apply for our: 

    Annual PFHS PTSO Senior Scholarship: 2020-2021 Senior Scholarship Application. The deadline for submissions is March 19, 2021. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL: Attn: BetteJo Gonzalez, Scholarship Chair: bjwg@aol.com

     
    RESTAURANT NIGHTS: MONDAYS IN MARCH!
    Thank you for continuing to support our Restaurant Nights!  We have a great line-up for MONDAYS IN MARCH! Locals Tacos and Tequila is on 3/15 from 4-9PM and Robeks will host our PFHS Community every Monday in March for 20% back on your purchases!!! We love the support from our local businesses and especially appreciate the opportunity to support them. So please mark your calendars!
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
     
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     
     

    Congratulate Panther Student Guitarists
    Guitar

    Please join us in CONGRATULATING the following Panther Student Guitarists that were selected to the 2021 All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble.  Out of the 48 students selected from across all of Virginia, SEVEN are Potomac Falls students!!  This honor is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth for student achievement within the musical arts!!  These students and their families are testaments to what makes the PFHS community so special, and we want to recognize them all!
     
     
    Daniel Cherkasskiy
    Angelica Franco Brito
    Sebastian Gutierrez Sandoval
    Evie Johnston
    David Navarro
    Esteban Olivares
    John Henry Ruhl
     
     
     
     

    Senior RemindersGraduation cap

    Seniors, here are some reminders about what needs to be completed! Also, parents shouldn't be completing the forms for you, only seniors. 

    Some forms seniors need to complete are the cap and gown measurement form, graduation speaker form, and decision day form. 

     

     

    Any questions, please reach out to Mr. LeHew or an officer. 

     

    Thank you!

         Senior Class Officers

         Mr. LeHew, Senior Class Sponsor

     
     
     
     

    AP Exam Prep 
    Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.
     
      
     

    SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    LCPS recognizes this has been a challenging year for students, and they may not be comfortable with in-person testing due to COVID-19. Parents and students may decide to wait until the 2021-2022 school year to take required SOL tests. Please click here (tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal) for information. There is a refusal link at the bottom of the page.
     
     
     

    Senior Checklist

    Seniors: don't forget to click on the checklist for everything you need to take care of by the end of the school year.  College apps, financial aid/scholarships graduation info., & more.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MjJ8Vc9o_ppnABV6ldO7BBSfuYooEjwYisC5EWDX_Pw/edit?usp=sharing

     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
    SENIOR PARENTS:  Four $2,021 scholarships are available to eligible PFHS graduating senior athletes, trainers or managers for the 2020-2021 school year from the PFHS Athletics Booster Club.  The scholarships are intended to reward not only strong academic performance, but also the exceptional leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship of our student athletes.  The deadline for applications is March 26th and you must be a booster member by March 19th to apply.  Applications are available at http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/scholarships/.  If you have any questions, please email Gina Woodall, Scholarship Chair, at ginadwoodall@gmail.com.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

    Join PFHS Guitar 2021  
    Robeks
    Chick Ail A Spirit Day - March 15
     
    Locals Tacos - March 15
     
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: March 8-12

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 3/7/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Principal's Note
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • Message from the PTSO
    • Senior Reminders
    • AP Exam Prep
    • SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    • Scheduling for 2021-22
    • Senior Checklist
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • Robeks Fundraiser - Mondays in March
    • Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day - March 15
    • Locals Tacos Spirit Night - March 15
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    Mar. 8

    Tue
    Mar. 9

    A-Day

    Wed
    Mar. 10

    B-Day

    Thu
    Mar. 11

    A-Day

    Fri
    Mar. 12

    B-Day

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

      

    Robeks Fundraiser 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 

    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

     
    Principal's Note

    I want to welcome those of you back who returned in person for hybrid instruction this past week. It was refreshing seeing students back in the building! If you have any questions about how we are returning for in-person instruction, you can view these slides. We will keep them updated with any changes. If you have additional questions, you can pose them here

     

    Please remember the following:

    1. Report to your 1st or 5th block class every day. You will participate in advisory virtually from there. You will not be reporting to your advisory classroom. The time for advisory (9:15 – 9:35 Tuesday – Friday) remains the same.
    2. Fill out the symptom checker available on our website if you don’t receive it in your email every day before entering the building.
    3. Wear a mask at all times and bring a back up just in case.
    4. Make sure to stay 6 feet apart from others at all times.
    5. Bring your laptop/Chromebook, a charger and a set of earbuds/headphones for class.
    6. The hallways are marked with directional arrows, so you know which side to walk on – a good rule of thumb is to keep your right hand to the wall.
    7. We will be having fire drills, which will impact both hybrid and distance learning students. All students should look out for an advisory lesson that addresses this and be sure they know what their teachers’ expectations for DL students are during fire drills.

     

    We all look forward to seeing you again this coming week!

     

    Brandon Wolfe Ed.D.

    Principal

     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you will be unable to come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt

    Attendance Secretary

    Potomac Falls High School

    571.434-3200 Main Office Line

    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In

    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org
     
     

    Message from the PTSO
    As our second year as a PTSO Board winds down, we want to thank our incredible PFHS community for supporting every effort to share relevant information, and spread a little school spirit in our community. It is a privilege to serve our own students and teachers in this way. 
     
    If you would like to know more about joining a team who has found a way to make a difference, please reach out to us at: pfhs.ptso.president@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
     
    NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
    As we prepare to form a new PFHS PTSO Exec Board for the 2021-2022 school year we are pleased to announce the members of our Nominating Committee: Graciela Olivares (Chair), Tara Nelson, and Jen Wike. Thank you all for taking on this important role to find those who will step up to serve this PFHS community of parents, teachers and students with Contagious Enthusiasm in the coming year!  If you'd like to be a part of this team that stands in the communication gap for our parents, please contact Graciela at: g.lucio@att.net.
     
    NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    Join our next virtual meeting on April 14, at 7PM
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     

    SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

    As a member of our PTSO who joined by December 31st 2020, your senior class students are eligible to apply for our: 

    Annual PFHS PTSO Senior Scholarship: 2020-2021 Senior Scholarship Application. The deadline for submissions is March 19, 2021. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL: Attn: BetteJo Gonzalez, Scholarship Chair: bjwg@aol.com

     
    RESTAURANT NIGHTS: MONDAYS IN MARCH!
    Thank you for continuing to support our Restaurant Nights!  We have a great line-up for MONDAYS IN MARCH! Locals Tacos and Tequila is on 3/15 from 4-9PM and Robeks will host our PFHS Community every Monday in March for 20% back on your purchases!!! We love the support from our local businesses and especially appreciate the opportunity to support them. So please mark your calendars!
     
     
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
     
    SAT PREP CLASSES ON HOLD
    One of the best programs our PFHS PTSO has facilitated with the help of our teachers, has been the SAT Prep Classes and the practice tests administered at our school over the past several years. It is the only one of it's kind that was available to all LCPS students. The teachers and the parent that spear-headed the program have all moved on to other endeavours this year. If you have an interest in being part of a committee that can find a new way to make this resource available, please let us know! 
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     

    Senior Reminders

    Seniors, here are some reminders about what needs to be completed! Also, parents shouldn't be completing the forms for you, only seniors. 

    Some forms seniors need to complete are the cap and gown measurement form, graduation speaker form, and decision day form. 

     

     

    Any questions, please reach out to Mr. LeHew or an officer. 

     

    Thank you!

         Senior Class Officers

         Mr. LeHew, Senior Class Sponsor

     
     
     
     

    AP Exam Prep 
    Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.
     
     
     
     
     

    SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    LCPS recognizes this has been a challenging year for students, and they may not be comfortable with in-person testing due to COVID-19. Parents and students may decide to wait until the 2021-2022 school year to take required SOL tests. Please click here (tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal) for information. There is a refusal link at the bottom of the page.
     
     
     

    Scheduling for 2021-22
    Scheduling for the 2021 - 2022 school year is just around the corner! Information regarding course scheduling for the 2021-2022 SY may be accessed through our PFH School Counseling Scheduling Information website.  All course change requests must be submitted by Friday, March 26th.

     

    Students will have the opportunity to meet individually with their school counselors to review and revise their course selections prior to the closing date. It is the students’ responsibility to schedule a meeting with their school counselor. Students can do so by utilizing these links to each counselors’ booking sites (links are also available in the School Counseling Schoology group & on the PFHS Course Scheduling Information website):

    A - CD     Sarah Coleman                                L - N       Lily Carlyle

    CE - GN  Richard Bader                                  O - SA    Stefanie Andraos

    GO - K    Mary Meinhardt                                SB - Z     Lauren Gibson

     

    Each grade level has a designated window of time to schedule a meeting with their counselor. The windows are as follows:

     

    Juniors (Class of 2022)

    Feb. 1st - Feb. 12th

    Sophomores (Class of 2023)

    Feb. 16th - Feb. 26th

    Freshmen (Class of 2024)

    Mar. 1st - Mar. 12th

     

    The timeline for the scheduling process is as follows: 

    Course request closes in StudentVUE 

    (students will meet with their school counselor to make changes to their elective selections)

     

    Feb. 26th

    Course Changes & Dual Enrollment paperwork is due

    March 26th

     

    It is important to make sure students are taking the correct classes to meet their graduation requirements, so please reach out to your school counselor with any questions! We look forward to a great next school year!

     

    Best,

    Your PFHS School Counseling Department

     
     

    Senior Checklist

    Seniors: don't forget to click on the checklist for everything you need to take care of by the end of the school year.  College apps, financial aid/scholarships graduation info., & more.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MjJ8Vc9o_ppnABV6ldO7BBSfuYooEjwYisC5EWDX_Pw/edit?usp=sharing

     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
    SENIOR PARENTS:  Four $2,021 scholarships are available to eligible PFHS graduating senior athletes, trainers or managers for the 2020-2021 school year from the PFHS Athletics Booster Club.  The scholarships are intended to reward not only strong academic performance, but also the exceptional leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship of our student athletes.  The deadline for applications is March 26th and you must be a booster member by March 19th to apply.  Applications are available at http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/scholarships/.  If you have any questions, please email Gina Woodall, Scholarship Chair, at ginadwoodall@gmail.com.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

     
    Robeks
    Chick Ail A Spirit Day - March 15
     
    Locals Tacos - March 15
     
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Update: March 1-5

    Posted by Molly Rippa on 2/28/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Table of Contents

    • Weekly Calendar
    • Principal's Note
    • Note from the Attendance Office
    • Message from the PTSO
    • Pet Food Drive - Mar. 1
    • AP Exam Prep
    • SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    • Scheduling for 2021-22
    • Senior Checklist
    • PFHS Athletics Booster
    • Robeks Fundraiser - Mondays in March
    • Locals Tacos Spirit Night - March 15
    • Teacher Cadet I DE
    • Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    • Join the Yearbook
    • Join NewsMag
    • Buy your Yearbook
    • Watch Feature Friday!
    • @PFAnnouncements

     

    Weekly Calendar

    Mon
    Mar. 1

    Tue
    Mar. 2

    Wed
    Mar. 3

    B-Day

    Thu
    Mar. 4

    A-Day

    Fri
    Mar. 5

    B-Day

    Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!

     

    Pet Food Donation Drive

      

    Robeks Fundraiser 

    Teacher Workday
    (no school)

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 1 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 2 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 3 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 4 - 2:41-4:03p

    Advisory - 9:15-9:35a 

    Period 5 - 9:41-11:03a 

    Period 6 - 11:09a-12:31p 

    Period 7 - 12:37-2:35p
    A Lunch 12:37-1:07
    B Lunch 1:13-1:43
    C Lunch 2:05-2:35 


    Period 8 - 2:41-4:03p 

     
    Good afternoon!
     
    The wait is over - students who selected hybrid for semester 2 will start coming to the building for classes this week, either Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday. Since Tuesday is a teacher workday, that means students who have TW will miss their first A day and start classes for a B day on Wednesday, March 3. 
     
    Not sure which days your child is attending? Log on to ParentVUE/StudentVUE and select Student Info. Scroll down to Return-to-School. It will state if you are registered as 100% distance or Hybrid in-person and distance learning. Under S2 in person learning days, it will state whether you are either TW (attending Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or RF (attending Thursdays and Fridays).
     
    Each day, students and all other visitors to the school building must complete the daily COVID symptom checker survey. A daily link to the survey will go to the primary parent email. The parent can choose to enter the student's cell phone number to receive a daily text to the link, as well. If you do not receive those, you can find the link on the bottom right of the PFHS website and on flyers on the outer doors. Before entering the building, you must show the completed survey with the green checkmark. If the survey does not approve your return to school, you must stay home. Parents/guardians are asked to inform the school using the Absentee Line (571-434-3202) or ParentVUE that their student will be absent.
     
    As you enter the building through the front entrance, you must wear a face mask (covering the nose and mouth) and remove any hats, hoods and glasses so a thermal imaging camera will note your temperature. The camera will identify students, staff, and visitors that register an elevated temperature of 100.4°F or higher, so they can be isolated in the Care Room for verification and/or treatment. Staff will also randomly check temperatures with a no-touch thermometer. 
     
    Everyone in the building must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Hand sanitizer is available in strategic locations for your use. Each classroom has a special air filtration system and plastic shields on the desks to minimize transmission of germs. Common and high-touch areas are cleaned periodically throughout the day and the entire building is given a thorough cleaning each night.
     
    Students should be in their 1st or 5th period classroom by 9:10am. We will hold advisory in the 1st/5th period classroom to minimize the number of times students change locations. If a student needs to leave the class for any reason, they should use the new e-Hallpass system. This handout explains how it works and why we use the system.
     
    The cafeteria will supply FREE breakfast, lunch, snack and supper to ALL students. They will be bagged and ready for pickup before school (breakfast) and during lunch shifts. Pick up the snack and supper (if the parent sent a request to the principal ahead of time) at the end of the school day. There is no à la carte menu, only bagged meals.
     
    Please help us keep everyone safe and provide a healthy environment for our students by coming to school prepared with the following each day: 
    • Take the daily COVID survey. Have it up on your phone as you enter the building. 
    • Wear a comfortable face mask. Your mouth & nose must be completely covered.
    • Bring your Chromebook & charger to participate in the lessons.
    • Bring your own headphones or earbuds with microphone for class discussions.
    • Be in your 1st/5th period classroom by 9:10am each day.
     
    Feel free to view this presentation on Returning to the Building. We are looking forward to seeing our students back in the building this week!
     
    Dr. Brandon Wolfe
    Principal
     
     
     

    A note from the Attendance office…

    Please review the following information regarding absences, tardies, and early dismissals. Even in the virtual learning environment, the attendance office needs to know these instances for accurate attendance.

     

    *Tardies: If a student is going to be late to school/virtual learning due to an appointment at the doctors, orthodontist, dentist, court, or any other reason, please notify us via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or email. Please make sure to submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org a copy of medical/dental notes or any other documentation from appointments, etc.

     

    *Please note: Students are required to log in to Advisory, daily. If they do not attend Advisory...they are considered tardy to school and will be marked as such. Students are also required to check in with their Study Hall/Core class for attendance. They will be marked absent in any classes they do not attend/log in to and participate in.

     

    *Absences: If a student is going to be absent from school for the day or longer, please notify the attendance office via Parent VUE, Permission Click, email, or by calling the absentee line at 571-434-3202. The absentee line is for absences only. Please submit or email Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org with medical/dental notes or any other documentation.

     

    *Early Dismissals: Due to COVID mitigation strategies and for the safety of all, you will be unable to come into the school building to sign out your student for early dismissals. You can however request an early dismissal via Parent VUE, Permission Click, or by sending Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org an email. Make sure when you submit a request, that you enter the time that student needs to dismiss. If your student is in hybrid and in the building on a particular day they need to dismiss...please be sure to submit an early dismissal request at least 30 minutes in advance. The cutoff time for early dismissal requests is 3:30pm for in-person learning students (when they are in-person).

     

    Our Attendance page, will provide you with Parent VUE instructions for submitting absences, tardies, and early dismissals...and has the Permission Click links for submissions as an alternative to using Parent VUE. 

     

    Thank You! 😊

    Tanja Brandt

    Attendance Secretary

    Potomac Falls High School

    571.434-3200 Main Office Line

    571.434.3202 Absentee Call-In

    Tanja.Brandt@lcps.org
     
     

    Message from the PTSO
    As our second year as a PTSO Board winds down, we want to thank our incredible PFHS community for supporting every effort to share relevant information, and spread a little school spirit in our community. It is a privilege to serve our own students and teachers in this way. 
     
    If you would like to know more about joining a team who has found a way to make a difference, please reach out to us at: pfhs.ptso.president@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
     
    NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
    As we prepare to form a new PFHS PTSO Exec Board for the 2021-2022 school year we are pleased to announce the members of our Nominating Committee: Graciela Olivares (Chair), Tara Nelson, and Jen Wike. Thank you all for taking on this important role to find those who will step up to serve this PFHS community of parents, teachers and students with Contagious Enthusiasm in the coming year!  If you'd like to be a part of this team that stands in the communication gap for our parents, please contact Graciela at: g.lucio@att.net.
     
    NEXT GENERAL MEETING:
    Join our next virtual meeting on April 14, at 7PM
     
    See our UPDATED CALENDAR for other important dates!
     

    SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

    As a member of our PTSO who joined by December 31st 2020, your senior class students are eligible to apply for our: 

    Annual PFHS PTSO Senior Scholarship: 2020-2021 Senior Scholarship Application. The deadline for submissions is March 19, 2021. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL: Attn: BetteJo Gonzalez, Scholarship Chair: bjwg@aol.com

     
    RESTAURANT NIGHTS: MONDAYS IN MARCH!
    Thank you for continuing to support our Restaurant Nights!  We have a great line-up for MONDAYS IN MARCH! Locals Tacos and Tequila is on 3/15 from 4-9PM and Robeks will host our PFHS Community every Monday in March for 20% back on your purchases!!! We love the support from our local businesses and especially appreciate the opportunity to support them. So please mark your calendars!
     
     
     
    FUNDRAISER:
    Remember to support PFHS PTSO as you shop online!
    SHOP ON AMAZON SMILE HERE! Earn money for Pfalls while you shop!!!
     
     
    SAT PREP CLASSES ON HOLD
    One of the best programs our PFHS PTSO has facilitated with the help of our teachers, has been the SAT Prep Classes and the practice tests administered at our school over the past several years. It is the only one of it's kind that was available to all LCPS students. The teachers and the parent that spear-headed the program have all moved on to other endeavours this year. If you have an interest in being part of a committee that can find a new way to make this resource available, please let us know! 
     
    Your PFHS PTSO Exec Team,
     
    Linda Ables, Dawn Renzoni, Sarah Hansma, Tara Nelson, Linda Smith, Jen Wike, and Jen Elmi
    It takes a village... and we really love our village!
     
    Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
     

    Pet Food Drive - Mar. 1
    Pet Rescue is having a pet food drive on February 22nd and March 1st from 10a-2p both days at Potomac Falls High School. We are accepting unopened, unexpired, non-prescription cans of dog and cat food, or bags between 3-10 pounds. The drop-off will follow all covid precautions and be socially distanced, outdoors, and masked. We are offering PFHS service club members hours for donations. We will be taking all donations to the Loudoun County Animal Shelter. We hope to see you there!
     
    Pet Food Drive
     

    AP Exam Prep 
    Students who are taking an AP exam can begin preparing by exploring the resources in the PFHS AP Students Schoology group (group code QCWN-6PFG-TT4G6). AP teachers have posted exam prep resources for each subject. There is also a calendar of AP review sessions posted in the Schoology group.
     
     
     
     
     

    SOL Refusal Information for Spring 2021
    LCPS recognizes this has been a challenging year for students, and they may not be comfortable with in-person testing due to COVID-19. Parents and students may decide to wait until the 2021-2022 school year to take required SOL tests. Please click here (tinyurl.com/PFH-Refusal) for information. There is a refusal link at the bottom of the page.
     
     
     

    Scheduling for 2021-22
    Scheduling for the 2021 - 2022 school year is just around the corner! Information regarding course scheduling for the 2021-2022 SY may be accessed through our PFH School Counseling Scheduling Information website.  All course change requests must be submitted by Friday, March 26th.

     

    Students will have the opportunity to meet individually with their school counselors to review and revise their course selections prior to the closing date. It is the students’ responsibility to schedule a meeting with their school counselor. Students can do so by utilizing these links to each counselors’ booking sites (links are also available in the School Counseling Schoology group & on the PFHS Course Scheduling Information website):

    A - CD     Sarah Coleman                                L - N       Lily Carlyle

    CE - GN  Richard Bader                                  O - SA    Stefanie Andraos

    GO - K    Mary Meinhardt                                SB - Z     Lauren Gibson

     

    Each grade level has a designated window of time to schedule a meeting with their counselor. The windows are as follows:

     

    Juniors (Class of 2022)

    Feb. 1st - Feb. 12th

    Sophomores (Class of 2023)

    Feb. 16th - Feb. 26th

    Freshmen (Class of 2024)

    Mar. 1st - Mar. 12th

     

    The timeline for the scheduling process is as follows: 

    Course request closes in StudentVUE 

    (students will meet with their school counselor to make changes to their elective selections)

     

    Feb. 26th

    Course Changes & Dual Enrollment paperwork is due

    March 26th

     

    It is important to make sure students are taking the correct classes to meet their graduation requirements, so please reach out to your school counselor with any questions! We look forward to a great next school year!

     

    Best,

    Your PFHS School Counseling Department

     
     

    Senior Checklist

    Seniors: don't forget to click on the checklist for everything you need to take care of by the end of the school year.  College apps, financial aid/scholarships graduation info., & more.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MjJ8Vc9o_ppnABV6ldO7BBSfuYooEjwYisC5EWDX_Pw/edit?usp=sharing

     
     

    Message from the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
     
    We invite you to join the Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club.   We are an all-volunteer organization that supports, encourages and advances the student athletes and athletic programs at Potomac Falls High School.
     
    What We Do:
    • Promote initiatives to improve PFHS athletic facilities and equipment
    • Award scholarships to qualified student athletes and managers
    • Support the concession stands
    • Host the PFHS Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Conduct an Annual Tailgate for sponsors and special guests
     
     
    MEMBERSHIP: PLEASE JOIN US TODAY BY FILLING OUT OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM! (http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/membership/)
     
    DONATIONS: Due to the uncertainly caused by the COVID pandemic, we are unable to execute our typical fundraising campaigns. 
    Please consider a donation to help us fund our student scholarship program for Spring 2021.  Donations can be made here: http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/donations/.  Thank you for your support!
     
    SENIOR PARENTS:  Four $2,021 scholarships are available to eligible PFHS graduating senior athletes, trainers or managers for the 2020-2021 school year from the PFHS Athletics Booster Club.  The scholarships are intended to reward not only strong academic performance, but also the exceptional leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship of our student athletes.  The deadline for applications is March 26th and you must be a booster member by March 19th to apply.  Applications are available at http://pfhsathleticboosters.org/scholarships/.  If you have any questions, please email Gina Woodall, Scholarship Chair, at ginadwoodall@gmail.com.
     
    SPONSORSHIPS: Please contact our Fundraising Chair Hayong Morris (yourhaness@hotmail.com). We will have some exciting Sponsorship opportunities with our new live streaming platform.
     
    PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (@PFHS_AthBooster) AND ON FACEBOOK
     
    Your Booster Board:
     
    Peggy Groscup (President), Leigh Pappalardo (Vice President), Michelle Hytten (Secretary), Theresa Griffith (Treasurer), Hayong Morris (Fundraising), Debbie Harrison and Christine Hoyle (Membership Co-Chairs), Meg Tuma (Concessions), and Gina Woodall (Scholarships and Social Media). 
     
     

     
    Robeks
     
    Locals Tacos - March 15
     
    Teacher Cadet Flyer
    Math Lab 2021 2nd Semester
    Feature Friday

     

      Daily Updates on Twitter


    Comments (-1)
Last Modified Today at 9:41 AM