- Potomac Falls High School
- Principal's Update
Weekly Update: September 28 - October 2
Posted by Molly Rippa on 9/27/2020 3:00:00 PM
Table of Contents
- Weekly Calendar
- Message from the PTSO
- MAP Testing in Algebra 1 & Geometry Classes
- Early Release Form
- Academies of Loudoun
- Parent Access to Schoology
- BB Virtual Fun Run
- Need Technology Support?
- From the Nurse
- SAT & PSAT Information
- AP Exam & Payment
- Underclassmen Pictures - 9/21 & 28
- Senior Parking Lot Painting - Oct. 5 & 12
- Global Student Ambassadors - Sept. 28
- Order your Class Ring
- Senior Dues
- Back to School Meal Service
- Order Senior Baby Ads by 10/23
- Order Your Yearbook!
- Watch Feature Friday!
Open your email & complete Permission Click Attendance
Underclassmen & Staff Picture Day
Work on assignments from your classes. Don't forget to log on to Schoology & see what your teachers are asking for!
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Message from the PTSO
Membership dues are $25 per family and $10 for staff and teachers.
To join us:
- Make a contribution to PFHS every time you shop on Amazon!
- Let’s stay in touch!
- Mark Your Calendars NOW!!! Our second PTSO Virtual General Meeting will be held on October 14th at 7PM. We will hear an informative talk about racial trauma from Monica Belton MSW, CTP-E.
- Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
- Questions? Email us: PFHS.PTSO.President@gmail.com
MAP testing in Algebra 1 & Geometry classes
All Algebra 1 and Geometry students will take the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) Math Growth assessment three times this year (Fall, Winter, & Spring). The first round of MAP testing will occur from September 21 to October 16. Your math teacher will notify students of their testing date and time.
Details on the MAP assessment are available on the LCPS website at https://www.lcps.org/Page/231408
*** Attention Students with an Early Release; Form due by Wednesday, September 30 ***
If you currently have an early release as part of your school day schedule, you need to thoroughly complete this Waiver for Full Day attendance through this permission click link. You must clearly document your reason for this early release which may include employer verification for an early release due to work.
This is a requirement to keep your early release. Please be sure to submit this no later than Wednesday, September 30. Missing forms after this deadline will result in students being scheduled for study hall to account for attendance. Thank you, in advance, for helping us to meet this deadline!
Academies of Loudoun
Dear LCPS 10th graders and parents,
Are you planning to apply to the Academies of Loudoun this winter for the Advanced AET or MATA programs? If you think this is a possibility, this message is for you!
10th graders in LCPS are not able to take the PSAT this year at their home high school due to COVID19. To accommodate our 10th grade Academies applicants, we plan to offer the PSAT so that applicants can meet the admissions criteria for both Advanced AET and MATA programs.
Reservations are required, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Available dates are:
October 14th (Wednesday) – 8am (transportation available)
October 17th (Saturday) – no transportation available
October 29th (Thursday) - 8am (transportation available)
January 26th (Tuesday) - 8am (transportation available)
Reservations for these spots can be made at the following link: https://forms.gle/bRqpDLvFZ9PFo7Yh8
Estimados Estudiantes de 10º grado y Padres de LCPS:
¿Están planeando aplicar a las Academias de Loudoun este invierno para los programas avanzados de AET (Academia de Ingeniería y Tecnología) o MATA (Academia Técnica Avanzada de Monroe)? Si creen que cabe la posibilidad, ¡este mensaje es para ustedes!
Los estudiantes de 10º grado de LCPS no pueden tomar el PSAT este año en su escuela secundaria local debido a COVID-19. Para acomodar a nuestros solicitantes de la Academias de 10º grado, estamos planeando ofrecer el PSAT para que los solicitantes puedan cumplir con los requisitos de admisión para los programas Avanzados de AET y MATA.
Es requerido hacer reservaciones y los cupos se llenarán por orden de llegada. Las fechas disponibles son:
14 de octubre (miércoles) - 8 am (transporte disponible)
17 de octubre (sábado) - no hay transporte disponible
29 de octubre (jueves) - 8 a. M. (transporte disponible)
26 de enero (martes) - 8 a.m. (transporte disponible)
Reserve su cupo en el siguiente enlace: https://forms.gle/bRqpDLvFZ9PFo7Yh8
Parent Access to Schoology
Starting this year, all student classes in LCPS are hosted in Schoology.This program was chosen, in part, because it has built-in parent access. All student assignments can be found in Schoology. However, official grades are all posted in ParentVUE/StudentVUE.
- Parents access Schoology via their ParentVUE account. Those unable to access ParentVUE should call Michelle Dillistin at 571/440-2530 ext. 60732
- Parent info sheets are available in multiple languages:
- Parents should access the “Schoology Parent Experience” to get the most of their Schoology account. Select the appropriate language below to learn how.
BB Virtual Fun Run
The Virtual Fun Run is being hosted by the Backpack Buddies Foundation of Loudoun. We are still accepting runners and walkers to help raise money to go right back to the schools and their Backpack Buddies programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Already this year the Foundation has given out just under 125,000 in grants to the programs and businesses that help support your schools programs. Without our usually Friendsgiving gala, we are looking at other avenues to have fun and raise money. Sign up here!
Need Tech Support?
Make an appointment at ANY repair center https://bit.ly/DDI-REPAIR
I am new to the district. How will my student be issued a device?
New student devices were ready for distribution on 8/31/20. Starting on 8/31/20, families may visit https://bit.ly/DDI-REPAIR to schedule an appointment at an on-site location to be assigned the appropriate device.
ParentVUE Logon issues:
From the Nurse
Even though we are in a virtual school environment, please email me your student's Allergy Action Plan, Asthma Action Plan, Seizure Emergency Action Plan, Authorization for Medication Administration and/or Diabetic Medical Management Plan as applicable. We would like to be ready to pivot quickly to the hybrid model and provide for your student's medical needs. Also, in a virtual environment we want your student's teacher to be aware of any health concerns. My email address is Amy.Hisel@lcps.org PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF MEDICATIONS OR MEDICAL SUPPLIES AT THIS TIME. Please note that if your student requires an inhaler during the school day, they will need a spacer available in school due to concerns related to COVID-19.
Click HERE for LCPS Authorization for Medication Administration Form
Click HERE for LCPS Allergy Action Plan/Physician's Order
Click HERE for LCPS Asthma Action Plan/Physician's Order
Click HERE for LCPS Seizure Emergency Action Plan/Physician's Order
Click HERE for Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan(DMMP)
PFHS School Nurse
SAT & PSAT Information
PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
PSAT for Juniors in October: Due to COVID-19, Loudoun County is limiting participation in PSAT to Juniors only on October 14 & 29. The online registration survey closed this past Friday. Juniors who registered to take the PSAT will receive detailed information in an email during the first week of October. Please contact Mr. Vogl, Testing Coordinator, at Matthew.Vogl@lcps.org if you have any questions about PSATs.
SAT & ACT Registration
- 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
- 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