- Potomac Falls High School
- Principal's Update
Weekly Update: October 5-9
Posted by Molly Rippa on 10/4/2020 3:00:00 PM
Table of Contents
- Weekly Calendar
- Message from the PTSO
- MAP Testing in Algebra 1 & Geometry Classes
- Academies of Loudoun
- BB Virtual Fun Run
- Need Technology Support?
- SAT & PSAT Information
- AP Exam & Payment
- Senior Parking Lot Painting - Oct. 5 & 12
- The Family Room (English/Spanish/Arabic) - Oct. 7
- Free Flu Vaccine - Oct. 17
- Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 2021
- Order your Class Ring
- Senior Dues
- Back to School Meal Service
- Order Senior Baby Ads by 10/23
- Order Your Yearbook!
- Watch Feature Friday!
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Message from the PTSO
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
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
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.
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SAT & PSAT Information
SAT School Day Update - Registration and Payment Portals Open through October 16
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) reopened the registration and payment portals for current Seniors to take the College Board’s SAT School Day test with Essay on Tuesday, October 27. Students may register via this link and preference will be given to Seniors who have not previously taken the SAT test.
After completing registration, students will be directed to the LCPS payment portal. The test is $68.00 which must be paid for the student’s registration to be accepted. The registration and payment portals will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 16. Late registrations/payments will not be accepted. All students are required to pay for the Essay included in the $68, but can leave before writing the Essay if they so choose.
Each school’s test administration will be capped at 250 students and bus transportation will be provided for students who indicate the need within the registration system.
In addition, LCPS is also offering the following SAT Weekend & ACT test administrations that you can register for directly with the College Board (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register) or ACT (https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html).
- 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, Lightridge and Woodgrove High Schools
- May 8 - Broad Run, John Champe and Lightridge High Schools
- June 5 - Broad Run, Lightridge and Park View High Schools
- December 12 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools
- February 6 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools
PSAT Update – 11th graders at PFH, & 9TH/10TH grade applicants at the Academies
Due to COVID-19, Loudoun County is limiting participation in the PSAT to JUNIORS only on October 14 & 29 at the high schools. The registration survey for Juniors at Potomac Falls closed on September 25.
All LCPS 10th graders planning to apply during the 2021 Winter Admissions Cycle at the Academies have been notified about how to register to take the PSAT on 10/14/20, 10/17/20, or 10/29/20 at the Academies of Loudoun. The Admissions Office is planning to administer the PSAT to 9th graders applying to MATA Introduction to Health & Medical Sciences on 1/26/21.
If you are 9th or 10th grader interested in this opportunity, please contact the Academies Admissions Office at AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org