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Make-Up Picture Info: 9th, 10th and 11th Grades (BRHS Auditorium)

9th, 10th, & 11th grade underclass portraits are scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM, see websites for listed scheduled times.

Please click HERE for procedures, safety precautions and the complete schedule. 


Request DEC-8 (Driver Education Completion) card [posted 6-8-20]

  • DEC Request...please complete this request to have your card prepared.
    • Send Ms. Hvozdovic email once request completed to setup pick-up date/time 

Yearbook Information [connect-ed from BRHS 9-29-20]

The yearbook staff wants to thank you again for your submissions to our weekly Google Forms!  We still have submissions coming in for our Exercise and Conditioning form, which is located here: https://forms.gle/xEuEGnh6j5G9qdQz5

This week, we are collecting photos of Broad Run students doing any kind of hobby.  If you'd like to submit a photo, please use this Google Form: https://forms.gle/AzmJAhxq9VVthQs46

Over the next few weeks and months, you will receive an email from a staff member if your submission was selected to be published on a spread.  Questions?  Contact the yearbook adviser, Sarah Dyer, at sarah.dyer@lcps.org.


Class of 2021 Senior Portraits [posted 9-22-20, connect-ed 9-22-20]

Senior make-up pictures for the Class of 2021 will be held on Oct 5th, Oct 6th  and Oct 7th by appointment only.  Click HERE for the instructions, procedures and contact information.


9th, 10th and 11th Grade School Pictures UPDATED Information [updated/connect-ed 9-22-20; updated, 9-14-20; posted 9-12-20]

  • 9th and 10th graders will take pictures on Monday, 9/21/2020
  • 11th graders (and make-up 9th & 10th graders) will take their pictures on Monday, 9/28/2020
  • Addtional underclass make-ups dates/times will be posted/commuicated in November

Click HERE for the time schedule and to review safety procedures.

Other languages:  Spanish---Farsi--Korean


Monday Attendance [connect-ed from LCPS 9-18-20]

During the month of September, it is important that Loudoun County Public Schools capture student daily attendance Monday – Friday to provide accurate attendance reports.  Monday is an asynchronous day for middle and high school students; therefore, there will be no synchronous learning. In order to be counted present, your student must open a permission click link that will be sent to their LCPS email account on Monday, September 21 and respond to the three reflective questions prior to 1:00 pm on Monday. If they do not respond, your student will be counted absent on Monday. If you are also a parent of an elementary age student, attendance will be taken during their synchronous morning meeting. 

Thank you for helping us to capture your student’s attendance on Monday.

 


Chromebooks--Password and Repair [posted 9-12-20]

If you are having password problems, please call the Support Center at 571-252-2112. The center has individuals that can translate for you. 

For all other issues, please make and appointment at a Support Location by clicking here: https://bit.ly/DDI-REPAIR

Click HERE for Spanish/Korean/Farsi/Arabic


Student Attendance for MONDAY'S [LCPS connect-ed 9-11-20]

During the month of September, it is important that Loudoun County Public Schools capture student daily attendance Monday – Friday to provide accurate attendance reports.  Monday is an asynchronous day for middle and high school students; therefore, there will be no synchronous learning. In order to be counted present, your student must open a permission click link that will be sent to their LCPS email account on Monday, September 14 and respond to the three reflective questions prior to 1:00 pm on Monday. If they do not respond, your student will be counted absent on Monday. If you are also a parent of an elementary age student, attendance will be taken during their synchronous morning meeting. 

Thank you for helping us to capture your student’s attendance on Monday.


Juniors and Seniors--Class Rings [posted 9-16-20] 

Typically about this time of the year we would entertain juniors with the opportunity to order a class ring. Due to school closure and other challenges, we want to offer this opportunity to juniors and seniors. If you are interested in ordering a class ring you can do so with our vendor at: https://www.balfour.com/virginia/ashburn/broad-run-high-school [or call at 703-941-1436].


Curbside Pick-Up...Sept 14 @ 2-4 pm

If a teacher has a textbook or other school supplies that you need to pick-up, please join us on Monday, September 14th between 2-4 pm.

Click HERE for more more details.


Student Schoology [connect-ed 9-01-20]

Students, check out this link for schoology info!

Click HERE for additional instructions for Student/Parent Schoology resrouces for using.


Welcome Back Spartans Website  [posted 8-27-20]

  • Click HERE
  • Back to School Events....Orientation/Open House Information...Click HERE  

    • Spanish version HERE    Arabic version HERE

Schoology Student Video[posted 8-31-20]

  • Click HERE to view a video about Schoology 

 Schoology Parent Information:  [posted 8-27-20, connect-ed sent 8-28-20]

  • Click HERE for Information [English/Spanish/Arabic]
  • Parent Course for Schoology "How to" Log-In Directions:  EnglishSpanish,  Arabic,  Farsi,  Urdu,  Vietnamese
  • Information Slides for Parent use of Schoology...click HERE
  • Please note...teachers are still working on the development of their Schoology course pages.

LCPS HotSpot Information  [posted 8-27-20, connect-ed sent 8-28-20]


Principal Welcome Back Message  [posted 8-27-20, connect-ed sent 8-28-20]


Virtual First Day Folder [posted 8-27-20, updated 9/02/20]


LCPS Chromebook Distribution for New Students:  [posted 8-27-20]

  • Click HERE for distribution inforation

100% Distance Learning Models:  

  • Updated by LCPS
  • Click HERE

 

Information [posted 8-24-20]


 SEAC Parent Information:  [posted 8-23-20]


Virtual Family Access Point Network (EL Family and Community Engagement): Aug 22 [posted 8/22/20] 

LCPS will be hosting a variety of Virtual Family Access Points, featuring important information to cultivate and strengthen partnerships with LCPS families, specifically English Learner and/or families that require language assistance services.

Please follow this link to the Virtual Family Access Point Network Landing Page for more detailed information.

  • The first virtual opportunity is on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 7 pm.
  • The Family Room Flyer  [(English) (Spanish) (Arabic)]
  • This session will be recorded for your future sharing ease.

We are looking forward to supporting our LCPS families, especially our EL families, during this Return to School 2020 season. 

 


9th/New Student Orientation and Open House:  [sent via Connect-Ed, 8-19-20]

Welcome Back Letter to Students/Parents...Click HERE 

  • Spanish version HERE
  • Arabic version HERE

 Back to School Events....Orientation/Open House Information...Click HERE  

  • Spanish version HERE
  • Arabic version HERE

Return to School 2020 


Superintendent Message [sent from LCPS 8-12-20, via email]--from Superintendent Office

 

To LCPS Families and Staff Members:

As Loudoun County Public Schools continues our planning for the new school year, the School Board is providing guidance in our decision making on many essential issues.

At the School Board meeting last night, August 11, LCPS provided information on a variety of topics and several decisions were made that we want to share. The board will meet again on August 18 at 6 p.m. to continue its deliberations, and we will continue to share information with the community as we move forward.

 

MATA to Begin Hybrid In-person Instruction

The board last night directed LCPS to begin our in-person instruction on September 8 with the students in the Monroe Advanced Technical Academy’s classes, while all other students start the school year with 100% distance learning. Most of the MATA courses, such as Cosmetology, Auto Collision, and Culinary Arts require hands-on learning. This effort will involve approximately 900 students receiving one day of instruction each week at the Academies of Loudoun, in groups small enough to achieve compliance with all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommended mitigation measures. Information about LCPS’ mitigation plans is available on the Return to School website, which now will be applied specifically to the requirements and facilities at MATA.

More information will be provided directly to MATA students and families in the coming days as the Academies of Loudoun’s administration works to finalize plans for students’ and staff members’ return to campus. 

When particular groups of students are deemed to be eligible for Hybrid in-person instruction, individual students within the group would be eligible as long as they do not have medical conditions or intensive needs that present safety risks to self and others that cannot be sufficiently mitigated.

 

Special Education 

The Department of Pupil Services and the Department of Instruction have been working collaboratively to develop robust programming for distance learning, professional development, and parent resources for the start of the school year.  We look forward to having our students return to learning remotely and in person, when public health conditions allow.  The school board has expressed an interest in proceeding with very limited exceptions to the 100% distance learning model to allow for the implementation of a staged approach to the hybrid (in-person and distance learning) instructional model. 

In preparation for a staged approach to the hybrid model, the Office for Special Education is reviewing available staffing and student-selected instructional model preferences to plan for the implementation of limited in-person instruction in compliance with all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommended mitigation measures. 

The staged approach to implementation of the hybrid model under consideration would begin with students who receive services in specialized self-contained programs, and those who receive instruction through the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL) curriculum, although the age or grade level of the students in these programs that would start with the hybrid model has not been determined.  More information will be provided to the school board and ultimately the community regarding this effort as plans are finalized.

 

SAT/ACT Test Administration

Due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many of the regular test dates for the SAT and ACT test administration in Loudoun and across the state were cancelled. LCPS is aware that families of high school students, especially our rising seniors, are concerned about access to future ACT and SAT testing. To help meet those needs, LCPS is working collaboratively with the College Board and schools to provide test dates in the coming academic year. 

LCPS is working with the College Board to provide exclusive SAT test opportunities for LCPS seniors at their schools on September 23 and October 27 (which are school days). We will share registration information for the September 23 test date later in August, as soon as it is available.

All tests will be conducted with appropriate physical distancing and other mitigation measures in place. Students must wear a face covering (cloth or disposable) at all times, complete a COVID-19 symptom check questionnaire on the day of the test (prior to entry), and have their temperature taken upon arrival to the testing site.

In addition to the SAT test opportunities for seniors described above, LCPS also will offer SAT and ACT tests on the following dates and high school locations: 

SAT

  • September 26 - Broad Run and Dominion High Schools
  • October 3 - Freedom, Independence and Woodgrove High Schools
  • November 7 - Dominion, John Champe, Potomac Falls and Tuscarora High Schools
  • December 5 - Independence, Loudoun County and Potomac Falls High Schools
  • March 13 - Briar Woods, Dominion, Independence, John Champe and Woodgrove High Schools
  • May 8 - Broad Run and John Champe High Schools
  • June 5 - Broad Run and Park View High Schools

ACT

  • September 12 - Broad Run High School
  • December 12 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools
  • February 6 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools

Any additional changes for weekend testing sites for the ACT or SAT in LCPS throughout the 2020-21 school year will depend on community health conditions along with state and local health and safety guidelines. Changes will be communicated directly to registered students by ACT or by the College Board for the SAT.

Parents may want to contact their student’s college(s) of interest to find out whether SAT and ACT testing is required for admission and/or scholarship eligibility, as some colleges have eliminated the SAT/ACT requirement. 

 

Chromebook Distribution for Pre-K through Grade 3 Students

To meet the needs of Pre-K through Grade 3 students who do not already have LCPS-issued Chromebook computers for distance learning, LCPS next week will begin additional distributions of devices through elementary schools to families who do not currently have these devices. Families will receive more specific information from their school administrators regarding when and where to pick up computers.

LCPS will provide additional details regarding the school year as we move forward with planning, and families can expect to begin receiving more communication from their school administrators as schools start ramping up for the beginning of instruction in the 100% distance learning mode on September 8. LCPS’ preference continues to be for 100% in-person learning, as long as we can provide learning experiences safely and in accordance with the requirements and recommendations of state and public health officials. We all look forward to the day when we can reopen schools with in-person learning for everyone.

 


 

 Distribution of Chromebooks [sent from LCPS 8-05-20, via email]---From Department of Digital Innovation

 

The purpose of this communication is to provide information and instructions on how you may obtain an LCPS-issued Chromebook individual learning device for your students. The distribution process has been created with physical distancing guidance in mind. It is important that you follow all staff instructions while at an LCPS facility. 

Obtaining an LCPS device for your student is not a requirement to participate in distance learning.

  • Utilizing a personal computer is an acceptable alternative. District provided devices can be obtained at a later date by following the instructions provided in the FAQ
  • In preparation for obtaining a device, please review this guide with your student(s) to learn the responsibilities and best practices of caring for the LCPS individual learning device.
  • To be eligible for a device, you must present a photo ID and know your student ID number(s). Students who already have an LCPS issued device will not be provided with a second device. 

Kindergarten through Third Grade Distributions

  • LCPS will distribute nearly 25,000 Chromebooks to K-3 students starting in mid-August. LCPS staff will focus on an efficient “curb-side” distribution process in which physical distancing guidelines can be maintained at a large scale. 
  • You will receive detailed information about your specific school’s distribution date, timelines, and procedures from your school’s administrative leadership team. 

Newly enrolled students

  • Students who are new to LCPS will pick-up their assigned Chromebooks the week of August 31st at one of the many centralized on-site repair centers available across the district.  The locations of these on-site repair centers will be posted to the LCPS website and pick-up of your student’s chromebook will require an appointment.  

Getting assistance for your computer

  • Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to reach out to their respective teachers when questions arise with how to use the chromebook or access instructional resources.  
  • The Department of Digital Innovation (DDI) will continue to provide technical support. Staff members and students can receive technical support through one of the following methods:
    • Email your question to supportcenter@lcps.org (from your LCPS provided email)
    • Call the Technology Support Center at (571) 252-2112, Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM

Website / FAQ

  • A district webpage and FAQ has been established to answer your questions and provide relevant information.

 


Parking Passes [posted 7-14-20]

 

BRHS is waiting for further information pertaining to the cost and time frame for selling student parking passes.   Once we have this information, we will update this site.