C'ville School News 01-19-2023

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C'ville School News 01-19-2023

Academic Advising Information

It was great seeing many of you at our recent Curriculum Night.  If you were not able to make it, or want to review the materials, the slides and other important information about academic advising can be found on the school website at this link.  Mr.Wolin, our Director of Student Services, will also be sending more information directly to parents over the coming weeks about academic advising and course selections.

 

2023 Regional Scholastic Art Award Winners

Congratulations to the following talented CVHS students whose amazing artworks were recognized through the Scholastic Art Awards program for the Fairfax County Art Region:

Gold Key winners (5)–  Sergio Flores Ramos, Meera Jain, Kaitlyn Lee, Esugen Orkhon, and Joshua Tobias-Hercules

Silver Key winners (4) – Katia Austin, Katelyn Kim, Esugen Orkhon, and Josephine Jao-Rou Syu

Honorable Mentions (2) – Leannah Choi, and Hana Hashim

And thank you to their terrific art teachers Rory Marcaccio and Kris Killinger.

 

High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January. A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy Open Houses

 

Class of 2023

As a reminder, the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be held on Monday, June 5th at 2:00pm at the George Mason Eagle Bank arena.  For more information, please check the CVHS Class of 2023 websiteWe will continue to send updates and important information for the class of 2023 throughout the spring.

 

FCPS Strategic Plan Forums

Are you interested in having a voice in the FCPS Strategic Planning process?  Consider attending one of the upcoming Community Forums at the end of January and beginning of February.  This link will take you to a list of dates, times and locations.

 

Tutor.com for Test Prep

Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website

 

Thank You to the PTSA

A big thank you to the PTSA  from the CVHS teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers and admin staff for the KIND bars found in their mailboxes on Wednesday morning.  It was so very “kind” of you and much appreciated by all!

 

Message from FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program

New Year’s Resolutions – In December, many people will head to their local Target or Michaels to find a new planner. The crisp, fresh feeling of new paper to write new and improved goals gets some of us excited. When thinking of your goals consider making them SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound), this method breaks your goals down into specific objectives and makes it easier for you to track your progress. What goals would you like to share with your child, to show them examples of healthy adult introspection? Introspection, looking within, is necessary to learn how to manage stress in a healthy manner. What regular coping skills can be implemented into your daily/ weekly routine? Some goals may be physical, spiritual, financial, or emotional. Would it be easier to have serious conversations over a family dinner? Or maybe regular family dinners, spark joy and connection that’s often missing.

 Research has shown that family therapy is the best treatment option for young people who misuse drugs and alcohol (SAMHSA). Many people use drugs to manage life’s hardships when they feel disconnected from themselves or others. The opposite of addiction is connection, and young people benefit from connection with their families. Families who have a common mission based on autonomy and openness instead of secrecy and silence thrive. Families teach young people how to manage stress when they communicate honestly and openly with one another. Learning how to manage stress early in life could be a major factor in whether or not a young person decides to use drugs.

 For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

For further information & support:  Dawn Brower,  CVHS SAPS, [email protected] 

 Sources & Resources

Why Small Conversations Make a Big Difference

SMART Goals Quick Overview

Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse & Today’s Youth  

 

Substance Use Presentation, Tues., 3/7, 6-8pm @ CVHS Lecture Hall

FCPS is dedicated to providing parents and community members (adults only) with the most accurate and up-to-date information on youth substance use, prevention, addiction, interventions and available supports. This presentation will help prepare you for difficult conversations about alcohol and drugs. Please join us and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:

  • Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid.
  • List what you can do as a caregiver.
  • How to identify and connect with community resources.

 

CTE Summer Academy Information

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning an engaging summer enrichment program for students! For our current 7th to 11th grade students, we have CTE Summer Academy.

2023 CTE SUMMER ENRICHMENT

CTE Summer Academy

What is CTE Summer Academy?

A weekly enrichment program that allows students to dive deeper into CTE program areas, and encourages skill development and career exploration.

Students choose 4 classes and learn new content, discover interests, and build their skills.

Details

Eligibility: Current 7 to 11 graders

Time - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm*

*Early drop off is available!

Location - Lake Braddock SS

Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!

Cost - $275 per week*

*Tuition waivers available for students receiving Free and Reduced Meals

Dates -

Week 1: July 10 - 14

Week 2: July 17 - 21

Week 3: July 24 - 28

Class Options

Students will choose four (4) classes each week to build their own specialized summer learning program. Courses are available in all CTE program areas: Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical, Marketing, Technology and Engineering, and Trade and Industrial.

For the list and schedule of classes being offered, please visit our webpage!

How to Register

Registration is open from February 1 to June 9, 2023.

Students can register online by visiting the CTE Summer Academy website and clicking on the register button.

Additional Information

Visit bit.ly/FCPS_CSA for more information!

For questions, please contact Beth Mehr at [email protected]

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Wed., Jan. 25 - End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour Early Dismissal

Thurs., Jan 26 - Teacher Workday - No Students

Fri., Jan. 27 - Teacher Workday - No Students

Mon., Feb. 20 - Holiday - Presidents’ Day

Tues., March 7 - Substance Abuse Presentation with FCPD, 6:00-8:00pm

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PTSA Meeting - 1/17/23

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PTSA Meeting Tonight

A reminder that there is a PTSA meeting tonight, January 17th, at 7:00 in the library.  We encourage you to join us in person; however, there is a Zoom link below for those who wish to join virtually.  See you there!

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/95792562720

 

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CVHS Student Attendance

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CVHS Student Attendance

Wildcat Community,

Similar to many schools across the country, we have seen a significant increase in the number of school days missed at CVHS since returning from the pandemic.  This includes both excused and unexcused absences.  Missing just two days per month is associated with lower scores and decreased performance.  We want to ensure that our students feel supported by our school staff and can make the most of their time in classes, programs, and extracurricular activities.  School attendance is a strong predictor of who will be successful in their course work and report feeling positive about their school experience.  

Chronic absences not only impact the individual student but also the school overall.  The Virginia Department of Education monitors absenteeism in schools, which is defined as missing 10 percent or more of the school year, regardless of reason.  Schools must keep their absenteeism rate below 15% to be in good standing with the state.  Last year (2021-2022), the rate at CVHS was 17.7%, which means that students, staff, and parents must all work together to make improvements in attendance.  

In addition to missing full school days, we have also seen more students arriving late in the morning, skipping classes, and leaving school grounds without permission.  Parents have a huge influence on their student’s attendance.  It is important to reinforce the idea that going to school on time every day is important.  Unless there is a valid excused reason, students are expected to attend all their classes and to remain on school grounds, including during lunch.

We greatly appreciate your support and partnership in helping to ensure timely arrival to school along with excellent attendance habits.  Below is additional information and links to resources.

Thank you,

Chad Lehman

Principal

How to Encourage School Attendace
  • Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
  • Talk to your child about why going to school every day is important unless they are sick.
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick.
  • Help your teen stay engaged by asking questions about what he is learning in school, using ParentVUE to check progress on assignments, and seeking help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Get to know your child’s friends and listen when she talks about someone new, or stops talking about an old friend. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful after-school activities, including sports and clubs. 
  • Know the school’s attendance policy
  • Check on your student’s attendance to be sure absences are not piling up.  
  • If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • Reach out to your child’s school counselor or social worker if you are experiencing tough times such as unstable housing, transportation or health problems.  

CVHS Attendance Policies and Reporting

FCPS Attendance Information for Secondary School

FCPS Resources for Supporting Poor Attendance

Attendanceworks.org

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CVHS Yearbook Updates

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Yearbooks & Senior Ads & Portrait Information

Preorder a Yearbook:

Yearbook orders can be placed online at this link. The current price is $65 and will go up on January 1. Yearbooks will be distributed in May 2023.

 

Buy a Senior Ad:

In the final section of the yearbook, CVHS has a tradition of offering families the chance to send a special message to their graduating senior. In this section of the book, we print "senior ads" as a way of helping celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2023! If you would like to purchase an ad to congratulate your senior, go to the same link as above. Ads must be purchased by January 1.

 

Last Chance for Senior Portraits:

If your senior has not taken pictures or would like a retake, the last opportunity will be January 11-13. Schedule your portrait session here: https://seniors.legacystudios.com/centerville-hs-clifton-va/

 

If you have any questions, please email Nadine Taylor at [email protected]. Thank you!

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Early Dismissals for Friday, 12/15/2022

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Attendance Policies for Fri., 12/15

Early Dismissals

  • Please submit requests for early dismissals prior to 10 AM.  Requests coming in via email/phone/form submission will not be processed after 10 AM due to the volume and the ability to ensure that we can provide the passes in time.  Parents will be asked to come to the school to check their student out in person after 10 AM.  Also, keep in mind an hour’s notice is required for all electronic and phone early dismissal requests. 
  • As is routine, in person check outs must occur prior to 2:30 PM to allow for enough time to get the student from class and also avoid the busses in the front of the school.

Thank  you!

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C'ville School News 12-12-2022

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C'ville School News 12-12-2022

The faculty and staff at CVHS wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!  Enjoy the winter break!  We will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, January 3rd.

 

Winter Spirit Week - 12/12 - 12/16

 

Winter Break School Office Closure

With the exception of any scheduled meetings, CVHS School Offices will be closed over the winter break. 

 

Winter Coat Giveaway, Mon., 12/12 @ 3:00 in CVHS Family Resource Room

If you are aware of someone needing a winter coat, please share the following information. Thank you.

 

FCPS/Sully Station FCPD Present Program Re Risky Behavior in Teens, Mon., 12/12 @ 6:30 at Liberty Middle

There will be a parent presentation called Hidden in Plain Sight on December 12th from 6:30-8:45 pm by Sully Station FCPD and FCPS located in the Liberty Middle School cafeteria and sponsored by the Liberty PTA. 

 “The Hidden in Plain Sight (HIPS) program is an IN-PERSON interactive program for adults to be educated about the signs of risky behavior in teens and young adults. It touches on drug and alcohol use, mental health concerns, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and more. This is a hands-on learning adventure for PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ONLY! We guide you through a presentation that opens your eyes to what is right in front of you. This program begins with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which includes close to 100 “red flags” that indicate risky behavior. Parents are encouraged to touch everything and identify our red flags.”

 

Students vs. Staff Volleyball Game, Tues., 12-13 @ 7:15pm

Come watch our students play against the staff in an epic volleyball game.  It will take place in the gym.  Tickets are $5.00 and booster passes won’t be accepted.  SGA sponsored event.

 

Chorus & Guitar Concert, Thurs., 12-15 @ 7:00pm

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for our CVHS winter concert for Chorus & Guitar on December 15th at 7:00pm in the auditorium.

 

Gap Year Information

FCPS’ School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.  The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President.  Immediately following the presentation, the program fair will be held in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities.  Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available. 

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  For more information, visit: USA Gap Year Fairs.

**In the event of inclement weather on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Gap Year Fair will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 

FCPS Inclement Weather Policy

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

 

Mental Health, Coping & Addiction

One in four Americans suffers from a mental illness. Almost 3 in 5 people with mental illness will receive no treatment or medication. In 2019, an estimated 47.6 million adults (19% of the country) had a mental illness, but only 43% received any kind of mental health care (Johns Hopkins). There are many reasons why a person may turn to drugs or alcohol initially, including using these mind-altering substances as a coping mechanism for stress, difficult emotions, physical ailments, and other issues. Drugs and alcohol can provide a temporary respite from reality and everyday life. They can enhance pleasure and decrease inhibitions and anxiety.  Drug use can be an unhealthy coping mechanism. Coping mechanisms are habits formed over time that serve to help a person manage situations or stress levels. Not all coping mechanisms are maladaptive or destructive; however, addiction is both.

Before using drugs as a coping strategy here are some recommendations for a healthier mindset. The goal is to identify the “void” or issue and work towards healing. In the meantime, experts recommend diet and exercise as great places to start. See your Primary Care Physician and a therapist if needed. Quality sleep is also a major factor in a healthy mind. Surround yourself with good people and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270. For further information and support, email Dawn Brower [email protected] our CVHS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist.

Resources:

Substance Use Disorder info

FCPS Social Work

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Mon.., 12/12 - Hidden In Plain Sight Presentation, 6:30pm, Liberty Middle

Tues., 12/13 - Students vs Staff Volleyball Game, 7:15pm, $5.00 at door

Thurs., 12/15 - Chorus & Guitar Concert, 7:00pm

Mon., Dec. 19 - Mon., Jan. 2 - Winter Break

Mon., Jan. 16 - Holiday -Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Tues., Jan. 17 - PTSA, 7:00pm, Library

Wed., Jan. 18 - Curriculum Night, 6:30pm, Auditorium

Wed., Jan. 25 - End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour early dismissal

Thurs., Jan 26 - Staff Development - No Students

Fri., Jan. 27 - Teacher Workday - No Students

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Winter Coat Giveaway, Mon., 12/12

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Winter Coat Giveaway

If you or someone you know is in need of a winter coat, please come out to CVHS on Monday, 12/12 from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Parent Resource room which is located in the cafeteria.

Thank you to the community and staff for all the donations.

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CVHS Holiday Gift Card Donations

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Gift Card Donations for CVHS Families in Need

With the holiday season approaching it is important every student's holiday is filled with family and fun! However, some of our students and their families at Centreville High School encounter financial difficulties that may make it challenging for the holidays.

Here at Centreville we are truly grateful to have such a strong sense of community and to be able to help our students in times like these.

We are asking for your help!  Thank you to those of you who have already donated.

With your help Centreville High School will be able to provide students with support for meals this holiday season.  The student services staff will discretely help connect the donations with those CVHS families in need.

We are asking for gift card donations to nearby grocery or department stores so that our students and their families will have the opportunity to provide food on their table and gifts that will  bring smiles to all.  

Gift card donations can be turned into the main office.  We ask that these gift cards remain generic (ex. Walmart, Target, Giant, etc.) so that they can be used for multiple needs. Please have your donations in NO LATER THAN  Friday, Dec. 9th.

Any amount is greatly appreciated!  If larger donations are made, keeping the gift cards in increments less than $50 would be appreciated so that they can be more evenly distributed.

If you have any questions  please feel free to email our social worker Ms. Diaz at [email protected] or SGA sponsor Ms. Cable at [email protected].

Thank you so much for your support!

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CVHS Performing Arts Spotlight

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CVHS Performing Arts Spotlight

Students in the Performing Arts Dept. are representing C’ville proudly!  The Marching Band earned straight Superior ratings at Marching Band Assessment.  Band students are hard at work preparing for All-District auditions in January.  Theatre brought down the house in their first performance of the year under Patrick McGee, the new Theatre Director.  Orchestra represented C’ville with four (4) students making All-Regionals and eight (8) making All-Districts.  Our All-Regional students are eligible to audition for All-VA in the spring.   Two (2) of our Choir students sang in Richmond, VA, as part of the Honors Choir in November and twenty-one (21) will sing in the All-District Chorus!  While the list of CVHS artists with extraordinary achievements is ever growing, we know what extraordinary strides all of our students make every day in our programs and encourage you to see their hard work pay off in the form of exquisite performances.

See them for yourself by attending future performances or be sure to congratulate students on the productions that have already taken place:

Nov. 18-20  Theatre presents “Mutually Assured Destruction”

Dec. 1 Band Winter Concert

Dec. 6-7 Orchestra Winter Concerts

Dec. 15 Choir & Guitar Winter Concert

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Yearbooks & Senior ads

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Yearbooks & Senior ads

 

Preorder a Yearbook:

Yearbook orders can be placed online at this link. The current price is $65 and will go up on January 1. Yearbooks will be distributed in May 2023.

 

Buy a Senior Ad:

In the final section of the yearbook, CVHS has a tradition of offering families the chance to send a special message to their graduating senior. In this section of the book, we print "senior ads" as a way of helping celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2023! If you would like to purchase an ad to congratulate your senior, go to the same link as above. Ads must be purchased by January 1.

 

If you have any questions, please email Nadine Taylor at [email protected]. Thank you!

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C'ville School News 11-18-2022

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C'ville School News 11-18-2022

We are thankful for our supportive CVHS community and for the opportunity to teach our wonderful students!  We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Please enjoy the break next week with family and friends.

 

Theatre Production this Weekend -  November 18-20, 2022

Winter Concerts for the Performing Arts

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for the CVHS winter concerts below.  Concerts begin at 7:00 in the auditorium. 

  • Dec 1st - Band Concert
  • Dec 6th & 7th - Orchestra Concerts
  • Dec 15th - Chorus Concert

 

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

 

Thank you to Ourisman Chantilly Toyota

CVHS would like to thank Ourisman Chantilly Toyota for their generous donation of $5,000 to our school. Ourisman Chantilly Toyota alone has given well over $1 million to the local community in their 18 years of existence. They expressed their gratitude for all we do for the children of our community.  Thank you to Ourisman Chantilly Toyota!

 

Impact Aid Forms

Reminder - Please return Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone for returning the forms in a timely manner.

 

Tutor.Com

Does your student need help in a subject area? Please utilize Tutor.com as a resource.  Data indicates that most students who use the service have a positive experience and often become repeat users.  If a student needs help with homework or practice getting ready for a test,  Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on demand, 24/7, at no cost to families! Tutors are available in multiple languages. Learn more.

 

FCPS/Sully Station FCPD Present Program Re Risky Behavior in Teens

There will be a parent presentation called Hidden in Plain Sight on December 12th from 6:30-8:45 pm by Sully Station FCPD and FCPS located in the Liberty Middle School cafeteria and sponsored by the Liberty PTA. 

 “The Hidden in Plain Sight (HIPS) program is an IN-PERSON interactive program for adults to be educated about the signs of risky behavior in teens and young adults. It touches on drug and alcohol use, mental health concerns, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and more. This is a hands-on learning adventure for PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ONLY! We guide you through a presentation that opens your eyes to what is right in front of you. This program begins with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which includes close to 100 “red flags” that indicate risky behavior. Parents are encouraged to touch everything and identify our red flags.”

 

How You Can Help Your Child Have Good Attendance

Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work.  But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

 

FCPS Strategic Planning Development

Opportunities to Participate in the Strategic Planning ProcessFCPS is offering a number of opportunities for parents/caregivers to be involved in the Strategic Planning process! Check out two immediate options below.

Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for the Family Team 

We are currently seeking nominations for parents/caregivers who are interested in contributing to Strategic Plan development as part of the Family Team. This team will represent the rich diversity of families that make up FCPS’ community,and will focus on identifying engagement and outreach practices that will improve our partnerships with families.

If you are interested in being part of the Family Team or would like to nominate someone else, please fill out this form by Tuesday, November 22.

Be a Key Communicator!

If you are a member of a community organization or group, consider signing up to be a key communicator during the strategic planning process. FCPS key communicators are active members of the community who people turn to for information,and have an interest in sharing information about the school division and encouraging involvement. If this describes you or someone you know, please get the details and complete this form by Monday, November 28.

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Calendar Reminder

Schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, 11/18 - Sunday, 11/20 - Theatre Fall Show (see above)

Wed., 11/23 - Friday, 11/25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Thurs., 12/1 - Winter Band Concert

Tues., 12/ 6 & Wed., 12/7 - Orchestra Concerts

Thurs., 12/15 - Chorus Concert

Mon.., 12/12 - Hidden in Plain Sight Presentation, Liberty Middle, 6:30

Mon., Dec. 19 - Monday, Jan. 2 - Winter Break

Mon., Jan. 16 - Holiday -Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Wed., Jan. 25 - End of 2nd Quarter - 2-hour early dismissal

Thurs., Jan 26 - Staff Development - No Students

Friday, Jan. 27 - Teacher Workday - No Students

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PTSA & College 101 Mtg

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PTSA & College 101 Mtg. Tomorrow - Tuesday, 11/15

The next PTSA meeting is Tuesday, November 15th at 6:15 in the CVHS library. There is also a College 101 meeting at 7:00 in the auditorium later that evening, so please join us for both events.

We would love to see you there!

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CVHS Holiday Gift Card Donations

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Gift Card Donations for CVHS Families in Need

 

With the holiday season approaching it is important every student's holiday is filled with family and fun! However, some of our students and their families at Centreville High School encounter financial difficulties that may make it challenging for the holidays.

Here at Centreville we are truly grateful to have such a strong sense of community and to be able to help our students in times like these.

We are asking for your help!  Thank you to those of you who have already donated.

With your help Centreville High School will be able to provide students with support for meals this holiday season.  The student services staff will discretely help connect the donations with those CVHS families in need.

We are asking for gift card donations to nearby grocery or department stores so that our students and their families will have the opportunity to provide food on their table and gifts that will  bring smiles to all.  

Gift card donations can be turned into the main office.  We ask that these gift cards remain generic (ex. Walmart, Target, Giant, etc.) so that they can be used for multiple needs. Please have your donations in NO LATER THAN  Friday, Dec. 9th.

Any amount is greatly appreciated!  If larger donations are made, keeping the gift cards in increments less than $50 would be appreciated so that they can be more evenly distributed.

If you have any questions  please feel free to email our social worker Ms. Diaz at [email protected] or SGA sponsor Ms. Cable at [email protected].

Thank you so much for your support!

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CVHS PTSA Updates

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CVHS PTSA Updates

We have been busy planning and organizing and wanted to take this opportunity to update you on everything PTSA!

 

* Planning for the All Night Grad Party is underway! ANGP will take place on June 5th, and we are going to need your help in making it a success! There will be a meeting for anyone who is interested in helping with ANGP on Thursday November 10th at 7:00 in the CVHS library.  There are many types of areas we will need volunteers...promoting, planning, helping the night of.... just to name a few! Hope to see many of you there!

 

* We have amazing staff at CVHS and we would like to make sure they know it! If you are interested in heading up the Staff Appreciation committee or helping please contact Jamie Hoover-Haney at [email protected]. We are planning a "Thankful for Our Staff" coffee and bagel bar in November that we will need help with!

 

* The winners of the Starbucks gift cards from the football game drawing are Will Deon and Sassha Gabrie Silva Soria. Congrats and thank you for being members!

 

* Check out our new Facebook page! Centreville High School PTSA | Clifton VA | Facebook

We will post on here regularly with updates and information. 

 

* The mulch sale will be happening this Spring! Keep an eye out for details!

 

* Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 15th at 6:15 in the CVHS library. There is a College 101 meeting at 7:00 in the auditorium later that evening, so you can stop by the PTSA meeting first. We would love to see you there!

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CVHS Outstanding Employee Awards Nominations

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CVHS Outstanding Employee Awards Nominations due by Friday, 11/11/2022

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Centreville High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the Google Form link. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The Google Form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below. 

 

Outstanding Teacher  

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

 

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

                                                           

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal)

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

 

Outstanding Professional Employee  

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons

 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 11, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lutes at [email protected].

Thank you!

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Volunteers Needed - Vison/Hearing Screening 11/14-15

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Volunteers Needed Mon., 11/14 & Tues., 11/15 for 10th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening

Volunteers are needed to assist CVHS in vision and hearing screening on Monday, 11/14 and Tuesday, 11/15.  Our goal is to screen 10th grade students over a period of two days.  We would appreciate any time you can give. Please click the link below for the sign-up genius.

Centreville High School: Volunteers Needed/Vision & Hearing (signupgenius.com)

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Yonika at [email protected] or 703-802-5484.

Thank you so much!

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C'ville School News 10-28-2022

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C'ville School News 10-28-2022

 

Theatre Production Weekend of November 18, 19, & 20, 2022

 

You can also purchase the tickets via etix:

 https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15624/centreville-high-school-theatre

 

Opioid Awareness

Dr. Reid sent an Opioid Letter to families that is linked on the district website HERE.  Please take some time to: 

  • read about tips for keeping children safe, 
  • register for a webinar on "Everything You Need to Know About Opioids" that will be held live on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (you may opt to register to receive the recorded version instead), and 
  • learn about additional Fairfax County resources.

 

Reminder - Please return Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid by November 4th. 

Beginning on October 19, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.

 

Text and Translation Platform - Talking Points

FCPS has recently adopted TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools. If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact our registrar, Susan Lee, at 703-802-5422.

 

Fairfax County Youth Survey - Grades 10 & 12

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey annually to our students in grades 10 and 12. The survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, personal health, and - for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only - sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

The survey will be given between November 7-22.  More details on the exact day/time will be provided later.  You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. Please see the attached letter for more information on how to preview the survey and directions on how to opt-out.  Opt-out forms must be returned to the Student Services office no later than November 7, 2022.

FFXYouthSurvey-OptOutSecondary-English.pdf 

 

Reminders

Also, Friday, October 28, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, Oct. 31, for a teacher workday. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

Undergrad Make-Up Pictures on 11/1

Make-up pictures will be held on Tuesday, November 1st. If you missed the sign-ups, please go to the auditorium to see if there is availability.

 

Winter Coat/Gear Drive Beginning November 1 - December 1

 

Hidden in Plain Sight - Program Re Risky Behaviors in Students

Liberty Middle Schools, PTA, along with Dawn Brower, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Centreville Pyramid, are happy to host:

Hidden In Plain Sight presented by Fairfax County Police Sully District Station.

December 12th, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:45 PM. This interactive presentation is one you do not want to miss!

HIPS is a community awareness program to educate parents through a hands-on learning experience that covers current trends and signs of risky behavior such as alcohol use, marijuana, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, illicit drugs, mental health issues, sexual behavior, etc.  

 

 

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Fri., 10/28 – 2-Hour Early Release (End of First Quarter)

Mon., 10/31 – Teacher Workday (No Students)

Tues., 11/1 - Undergraduate Make-up Pictures

Tues., 11/8 - Holiday (Elections)

Friday, 11/11 - School Planning Day (No students)

Tues., 11/15 - College 101 Night & PTSA - 7:00pm

Friday, 11/18 - Sun., 11/20 - Theatre Fall Show (see above)

Wed., 11/23 - Friday, 11/25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

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C'ville School News 10-14-2022

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Community Dialogue with Dr. Reid

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host our Centreville Pyramid Community Conversation at Centreville High School on Tuesday, Oct 18th, 6:30 - 7:30pm in the cafeteria. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register at https://forms.gle/U2B1DGMY3rnkZs8m6. https://www.fcps.edu/blog/superintendent-community-conversations

[SPANISH - AMHARIC - ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE

 

Opioid Awareness

Dr. Reid sent an Opioid Letter to families that is linked on the district website HERE.  Please take some time to: 

  • read about tips for keeping children safe, 
  • register for a webinar on "Everything You Need to Know About Opioids" that will be held live on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. (you may opt to register to receive the recorded version instead), and 
  • learn about additional Fairfax County resources.

 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid 

Beginning on October 19, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.

 

Fairfax County Youth Survey - Grades 10 & 12

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey annually to our students in grades 10 and 12. The survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, personal health, and - for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only - sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

The survey will be given between November 7-22.  More details on the exact day/time will be provided later.  You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. Please see the attached letter for more information on how to preview the survey and directions on how to opt-out.  Opt-out forms must be returned to the Student Services office no later than November 7, 2022.

FFXYouthSurvey-OptOutSecondary-English.pdf 

 

Support the Wildcat Writing Center on 10/19 by ordering Chipotle

Please support the Wildcat Writing Center by ordering Chipotle on October 19th from 5-9. These funds help us to attend tutoring conferences to better our craft and host fun events for the whole school at the writing center. Be sure to use the code KNR62LN if you are ordering online. 😊

 

Reminders

Monday, Oct. 24 is a holiday for teachers and students.  Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness.  Learn more about Diwali.

Also, Friday, October 28, is the last day of the first quarter, and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Monday, Oct. 31, for a teacher workday. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

Undergrad Make-Up Pictures

Make-up pictures will be held on Tuesday, November 1st - details to follow in a News You Choose.

 

Important Upcoming Dates

Tues., 10/18 - Superintendent Michelle Reid Community Mtg @ CVHS-6:30pm

Mon., 10/24 – Holiday

Fri., 10/28 – 1st Quarter Ends; 2-Hour Early Release

Mon., 10/31 – Teacher Workday (No Students)

Tues., 11/1 - Undergraduate Make-up Pictures

Tues., 11/8 - Holiday (Elections)

Friday, 11/11 - School Planning Day (No students)

Tues., 11/15 - College 101 Night & PTSA - 7:00pm

Fri. - Sun. 11/18-20 - Theatre Fall Show

Wed. - Fri., 11/23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

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