Weekly Update: October 12-16

Posted by Molly Rippa on 10/11/2020 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 Information
  • AP Exam & Payment
  • Library Book Bus
  • Free Flu Vaccine - Oct. 17
  • Takout Tuesday - Oct. 21
  • Introduction to Naviance - Oct. 22 @ 6pm
  • 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!
  • @PFAnnouncements

 

Weekly Calendar

Mon
Oct. 12

Tue
Oct. 13

A-Day

Wed
Oct. 14

A-Day

Thu
Oct. 15

B-Day

Fri
Oct. 16

B-Day

 

Indigenous People's Dayy

 

No School

Advisory - 9:00-9:20a 

Period 1 - 9:26-10:26a 

Learning Lab - 10:27-10:49a

Period 2 - 10:54-11:54a 

Learning Lab - 11:55-12:17p

Lunch - 12:22-1:07p 

Period 3 - 1:07-2:07p 

Learning Lab - 2:08-2:30p 

Period 4 - 2:35-3:35p 

Learning Lab - 3:36-3:58p

Advisory - 9:00-9:20a 

Period 1 - 9:26-10:26a 

Learning Lab - 10:27-10:49a

Period 2 - 10:54-11:54a 

Learning Lab - 11:55-12:17p

Lunch - 12:22-1:07p 

Period 3 - 1:07-2:07p 

Learning Lab - 2:08-2:30p 

Period 4 - 2:35-3:35p 

Learning Lab - 3:36-3:58p

Advisory - 9:00-9:20a 

Period 5 - 9:26-10:26a 

Learning Lab - 10:27-10:49a

Period 6 - 10:54-11:54a 

Learning Lab - 11:55-12:17p

Lunch - 12:22-1:07p 

Period 7 - 1:07-2:07p 

Learning Lab - 2:08-2:30p 

Period 8 - 2:35-3:35p 

Learning Lab - 3:36-3:58p

Advisory - 9:00-9:20a 

Period 5 - 9:26-10:26a 

Learning Lab - 10:27-10:49a

Period 6 - 10:54-11:54a 

Learning Lab - 11:55-12:17p

Lunch - 12:22-1:07p 

Period 7 - 1:07-2:07p 

Learning Lab - 2:08-2:30p 

Period 8 - 2:35-3:35p 

Learning Lab - 3:36-3:58p

 
On Friday, October 2, Potomac Falls HS hosted a simulation for hybrid learning at a high school. See this Tweet from Brenda Sheridan for the video: https://twitter.com/LCPSOfficial/status/1313477360281362433?s=20


Message from the PTSO
 
 
Hello Panther Community,
 
Our PFHS PTSO team wants to welcome you to join us for our 2nd general meeting on Weds. October 14th at 7PM on Zoom! We will hear PFHS updates and an informative talk of racial trauma and microaggressions by Monica Belton.
 
BEFORE you join us for that meeting!  Here are some important helpful reminders for you to consider: 
 
1. We will give raffle PRIZES at EVERY PTSO General meeting this year!  
To be eligible: YOU MUST BE A MEMBER before the meeting!!!!
To become a member today please use this link: JOIN THE PTSO
 
2. Shopping on PRIME DAYS October 13th-14th will earn money for our PFHS PTSO!!!  
Prime Day is here
 
PLEASE remember to earn money for our school while you shop!
 
3. You are invited to a PFHS PTSO Zoom meeting!

When: Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdemurjosGdP5fpSe6opDAnBZQ-j8nIa7

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

 

4. TAKEOUT TUESDAY!!! Enjoy FIREWORKS PIZZA on October 20th! And remember to give a PANTHER SHOUT OUT to Marc Hembach, the General Manager and PFHS alumnus!!!

 

Questions? Email us: PFHS.PTSO.President@gmail.com 
Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram 
Hope to see you all soon!
 
Your PFHS PTSO Executive Board
Dawn, Linda, Linda, Jen, Jen, Sarah and Tara!
 
 

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? 

Forgotten passwords:
Call the Technology Support Center (TSC) 571-252-2112 M-F 7:30am-5:00pm (excluding holidays)
 

Hardware issues:

Make an appointment at ANY repair center https://bit.ly/DDI-REPAIR

 

Submit an Incident - staff and students - several people are monitoring ticket queues
 
Lost/damaged chargers (Student or Teacher) can be purchased:

 

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:
Email Michele Dillistin (michele.dillistin@lcps.org) or Allison Richardson (Allison.Richardson@lcps.org)
 
 
 
 

SAT 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).

 

SAT 

  • 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  

ACT 

  • December 12 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools 
  • February 6 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools 

 

 

 


AP Exam Registration and Payment
The deadline for AP exam payment and registration is 5:00 PM on November 6, 2020. Students must register for their exams by selecting yes or no in AP Classroom. They must also pay for their exams using one of the options listed in the letter below. 
 
Please read this letter for detailed instructions and the exam schedule.
 

 Library Book Bus

 

Free Flu Vaccine

Vacunas Gratis Contra La Influenza

Takeout Tuesday - Oct. 20 Fire Works Pizza Cascades

Naviance Presentation  - Oct. 22 @ 6pm

Naviance - 27 de octubre @  6pm

Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 2021

Global Ambassadors Instagram @pfhsga

Order Your Class Ring
Balfour Website

 

  Daily Updates on Twitter