Weekly Update: November 2-6

Posted by Molly Rippa on 11/1/2020 3:00:00 PM

Table of Contents

  • Weekly Calendar 
  • Message from the PTSO
  • AP Exam & Payment
  • Governor's School Applications Open
  • Pet Rescue Fundraiser
  • SAT Information
  • Academies of Loudoun
  • Underclassmen & Staff Make-up Picture Day - Nov. 2
  • Grades: How Schoology & ParentVUE Work Together - Nov. 4
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Day - Nov. 9
  • Library Book Bus
  • Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 2021
  • Senior Dues
  • Order Your Yearbook!
  • Watch Feature Friday!
  • @PFAnnouncements


Weekly Calendar

Nov. 2

Nov. 3

Nov. 4


Nov. 5


Nov. 6


Teacher Work Day

No School

Election Day

Teacher Work Day

No School

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


Grades: How Schoology & ParentVUE Work Together

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

Notes from the Principal
Good afternoon! We've now made it through the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. It was a very different with COVID-19, but our teachers and students are doing their best to make it a great year. 
Remember that the calendar has changed! Starting this week, Tuesdays and Thursdays are A days, while Wednesdays and Fridays are B days. That means that after having Monday & Tuesday off this week for the end of the quarter, you will return on Wednesday, November 4th for a B day. The full calendar is available here.
Need help in your classes? Please take advantage of Learning Lab! This is 22 minutes after every class where you have dedicated time to talk to your teacher about questions you have or what you can do to bring up your grade. Why email them later, or let your questions go unanswered, when you have a captive audience after every class? Please use Learning Lab time to work with your teachers.
Chromebook Update: Beginning October 30th, LCPS Chromebooks will prompt for a restart following an OS update. Students will receive a notification to restart and can defer the restart until a later time. After 48 hours, the Chromebook will automatically restart outside of school hours. This change will improve performance of devices that have recently taken an OS update and have not fully restarted. PK-2 Chromebooks will not be impacted by this change. 
Dr. Wolfe

Message from the PTSO
Our PFHS PTSO wrapped up October with some festive highlights!  Thanks to all of our families and staff that have already become members!  Your membership dues have allowed us to help fund the PFHS BOO-THRU on October 31st AND support the students in need of pumpkins for the Freshman Pumpkin Carving Contest! 
Save the Date! Our Next Restaurant night is: Chick-Fil-A at Dulles Crossing (by Lowes) on Monday, November 9th from 6AM-10PMThat's right -- enjoy Chick-fil-A ALL DAY and help the PTSO (did we mention they have excellent breakfast biscuits)!! Pls see the flyer for details, including ways to specify you are ordering as part of the PFHS PTSO Spirit Day so that we can get credit for  your order. You can order in the app, for curbside pick up, or in the drive thru. If you use the app or curbside pickup, please specify "Spirit Day" in the Special Instructions area. If you use drive thru, please let your server know you are part of the fundraiser. We only receive credit if they know you are there for the fundraiser!
We love our PFHS teachers!  Let's show them some hospitality! You can donate $10 on our PTSO square to sponsor a teacher lunch! Click here to donate: https://potomac-falls-ptso.square.site 
If you have not joined the PTSO yet... please do! Just by attending the next meeting, you'll be eligible for some great raffle prizes, including vouchers and coupons from Vocelli Pizza, a Valvoline Oil Change, Hair Salons, and gift cards from Panera, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell and Red Robin!  To become a member today please use this link: JOIN THE PTSO!
November 18th at 7PM on Zoom will be our next General Meeting!
See our calendar for more upcoming events!
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!

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.


Governor's School Applications are Open

Attention Sophomores & Juniors,

Governor’s School applications for 2021 are officially open! VDOE Governor's School webpage is where students and parents can access additional information including descriptions of each program and links to the applications. Application submissions are due to Ms. Carlyle (lily.carlyle@lcps.org) by December 1st, 2020. More details are here.

LCPS Visual and Performing Arts Preliminary Audition - November 2, 2020

State Visual and Performing Arts State Auditions - January 2021

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ms. Carlyle (lily.carlyle@lcps.org).




Pet Rescue Fundraiser
PFHS Pet Rescue is having a fundraiser to help animal shelters in need of food during the pandemic. The online payment portal to donate will open on 11/2. All money will go towards feeding shelter animals at various animal services in our community.

SAT Information

SAT School Day registration at Potomac Falls HS closed on Friday, October 16.

Late registrations/payments will not be accepted, and no additional opportunities for SAT School Day testing will be offered during this school year.


However, SAT Weekend tests will continue to be offered throughout the year.

LCPS is offering the following Weekend test administrations: SAT (Register online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register)

· 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 (Register online at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html)

· December 12 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools

· February 6 - Briar Woods, Dominion and John Champe High Schools




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:

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: 


26 de enero (martes) - 8 a.m. (transporte disponible) 


Reserve su cupo en el siguiente enlace: https://forms.gle/bRqpDLvFZ9PFo7Yh8


Make-Up Picture Day - Nov. 2

The underclassmen and staff make-up picture day is Monday, November 2 from 8:30 - 4pm in the PFHS Auditorium. 


If you have NOT had your picture taken, please do so on this day. You do NOT need to schedule an appoint. 


Please wear a face mask when entering the building. The photos should take under three minutes from building entrance to exit. See the attached flyer for ordering information. 


Senior families: Baby ads are due on Friday, October 23. If you have not already turned in your materials, you may click this link to access an order form: https://www.lcps.org/Page/173018


To order a yearbook, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code 13182. Save $20 by ordering before 12/1.

 Underclass Make-up Picture Day - Nov. 2


Grades: How Schoology & ParentVUE Work Together

Calificaciones: Como Schoology y ParentVUE trabajan Conjuntamente


How Schoology & ParentVUE Work Together (Arabic)

Chick-fil-A: Nov. 9

 Library Book Bus


Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 2021

Order 2021 Yearbook at yearbookordercenter.com

Feature Friday


  Daily Updates on Twitter