Virtual Graduation Class of 2020

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Class of 2020 Virtual Grad Info

We wanted to make everyone aware that the virtual graduation and celebration video for the Class of 2020 airs on Friday, July 3, at 11:00.  Below are the viewing details.  The StageClip link will be live on July 3, and you will be able to access it then.  The ceremony includes speeches, musical performances, student appearances, and a virtual processional.  Congratulations Class of 2020 and enjoy the ceremony!

The ceremony can be viewed at the following link beginning on July 3 - https://centreville-hs.stageclip.com/

Upcoming Virtual Graduation Ceremony - Viewing Locations and FAQs

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Ceremony Viewing FAQs

Location 1

Location 2

Location 3

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What are my viewing options?

StageClip Link

Cable TV

Streaming version of channel 21, 25, or 99

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Where do I watch the ceremony?

The ceremony can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://centreville-hs.stageclip.com/

Ceremony viewing link will also be emailed by StageClip a few hours prior to the broadcast time.

Channel 21, 25 or 99

Additionally, depending on your cable provider, channel 21, 25, and 99 might be on another channel. To find which channel aligns to your cable provider, check this https://www.fcps.edu/tv/live

 

The links to the streams are:

Channel 21 - https://www.fcps.edu/tv

Channel 25 - https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch25

Channel 99 - https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch99

Individual School Graduation Schedule can be accessed at https://www.fcps.edu/graduation

 

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How can I turn on closed captioning?

·  Click the link to the video

·  In the bottom right of the player the cc  option will be visible.

· To turn on Captions, click cc

· To turn off captions, click cc again.

Check with your cable provider

· In the bottom right of the player the cc  option will be visible.

· To turn on Captions, click cc

 . To turn off captions, click   cc again.

 

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CVHS News and Updates

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Character Award Winner!

We are excited to announce that senior student, Daniela Pereira Flores, is the recipient of the prestigious School Board Character Award.  This is a tremendous honor as only one FCPS high school student is chosen each year.  We are very proud!  Way to go Daniela!  The story can be found at this link.

Senior Graduation Pictures

Visit this link to the Lifetouch website to sign up and receive notification when your proofs are online and ready to order.

Summer Learning

Families,

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, Centreville High School will continue to provide optional, virtual learning opportunities for students from June 29 to July 31.  We recommend students take advantage of Continuity of Learning opportunities as they will provide practice and preparation for the upcoming school year.  If your student is interested in this opportunity, please REGISTER HERE .  CVHS has extended the deadline to Monday, June 22

Students currently in grades 9-11 will have access to a Google Site that provides practice on essential skills to review over the summer. The Google Site(s) will be located on the Free Summer Offerings page and will be live by June 24. The Mathematics site will focus on practice of essential mathematics content. The Language Arts (English) site will provide practice on grammar and mechanics and offer choice reading opportunities.

A supplemental English Language Development Summer Practice Book will be mailed to students enrolled in High School ESOL Newcomer Programming (ELP Level 1 & 2) in Grades 9 - 11. These books will provide English Language Development practice activities to support and enrich language development during the summer. High school English Learners enrolled in Individual Math and Algebra 1 Part 1 in the spring of 2020 will be mailed an Algebra preparation focused math packet.

Students with disabilities accessing the Adapted Curriculum will receive four packets mailed to families in July to support their learning.

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, teachers will hold one hour per week of “office hours” for Continuity of Learning. Office hours for Mathematics, Language Arts, and English Language Development will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the digital practice resources and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is optional, but we highly encourage students to attend office hours to stay connected to our teachers and ask questions.

We look forward to seeing your student this summer in our Continuity of Learning program. 

 

Sharon Duncan-Hudspeth

Summer Learning Program Administrator

703-802-5459

sdduncanhuds@fcps.edu

 

Allison Warren

Summer Learning Program Counselor

703-802-5561

sawarren@fcps.edu

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Important Information regarding turf fields at CVHS

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Wildcat Nation,

As many of you are aware the CVHS Athletic Complex is currently being renovated with 2 brand new turf fields. GTR Turf Inc is in the process of installing the turf fields and will continue throughout the upcoming weeks/months. It is vital that our community members observe the “Fields Closed” signs in order to remain safe of any injuries due to the high amount of machinery and maintenance workers/vehicles on site.

 

This means that until further notice the stadium/track/bleachers/practice facility and booster parking area will be “Closed” for this process to take place in a safe and positive manner.

 

We are excited for the new construction taking place and will continue to update the community with updates and pictures of the process through twitter @CentrevilleAth1.

Thank you for your cooperation and GO WILDCATS!!!!

Sincerely,

 

CVHS Activities Staff

 

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CVHS Yearbooks Still Available

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ATTENTION PARENTS! Yearbooks are still available for purchase!

 

You can still buy a yearbook by visiting this website. We will continue to sell them until supplies run out.

We will be doing yearbook pickup the first week of August according to the social distancing guidelines in place at the time. More details to follow.

If you are unsure of whether or not you already purchased a yearbook, please email mdperrone@fcps.edu or nktaylor@fcps.edu.

Thank you, and congratulations Class of 2020!

 

Marissa Perrone and Nadine Taylor

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CVHS PTSA Meeting Reminder

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PTSA Meeting

Please join us for the Virtual PTSA General Membership meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 7:00 - 7:45 PM.  The main order of business will be electing our PTSA board members for the 2020/2021 school year.  Everyone is welcome but only PTSA members can vote.  You still have time to submit your nomination for any of the positions: Please email Euna Oh at vp@cvhsptsa.org or Riham at secretary@cvhsptsa.org of your interest to be nominated for a position. 

If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email us at president@cvhsptsa.org by noon on May 12th, and we will email you the meeting information and link to join by 6:45 pm.  

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CVHS PTSA Update

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PTSA Meeting

Please join us for our first Virtual PTSA General Membership meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 7:00 - 7:45 PM.  The main order of business will be electing our PTSA board members for the 2020/2021 school year.  Everyone is welcome but only PTSA members can vote.  You still have time to submit your nomination for any of the positions: Please email Euna Oh at vp@cvhsptsa.org or Riham at secretary@cvhsptsa.org of your interest to be nominated for a position. 

If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email us at president@cvhsptsa.org by noon on May 12th, and we will email you the meeting information and link to join by 6:45 pm.  

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CVHS Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Wildcat Families,

May 4th - 8th, is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Now more than ever, please help us celebrate and thank our awesome teachers.  We encourage you to send a note, email, or video message to your teachers thanking them for the impact they've had on you or your student.  Even though we cannot celebrate our teachers in person as we normally would, we still have a few fun virtual activities planned for the week.  

You can also enter your teacher in this drawing - https://thankateacherva.com/

If you are on Twitter, we will use the #CVHSTAW.

Thank you CVHS Wildcat teachers for all you do for our students and community!

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PTSA Nominations

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PTSA Nominations

Dear CVHS Parents and future CVHS Parents,

We hope this email finds you well and that each and all of our families have been healthy during this time.  In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, we are accepting nominations for positions on the PTSA Executive Board.

Positions open for election are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

The PTSA cannot do it without board members.  We need you!

Voting will take place in May 2020 via virtual meeting. We will have more information to share in the coming days.  If you are interested in playing an important role in supporting our school, we want to hear from you!  

Please reach out to Euna Oh at VP@cvhsptsa.org or Riham Saah at Secretary@cvhsptsa.org for nominations and role-specific details.

We look forward to having you and thank you for considering to serve. Please stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,

CVHS PTSA Executive Board

President - Jennifer Jain

Vice President - Euna Oh

Treasurer - Balraj Balagurunathan 

Secretary -  Riham Saah

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CVHS Tech Support

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CVHS Tech Support

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

https://tinyurl.com/CVHSTechHelp

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Video Message

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Video Message

As a reminder, students begin distance learning on Tuesday, April 14.  We miss our students!  Please click the link below to view a video montage that some of the staff members created.  Stay strong Wildcats!

https://youtu.be/PbO9yZB8wOI

 

School Website

It can be hard to keep track of all the information being sent from school these days.  To help, you can view all the CVHS distance learning information and the News You Choose messages to the community on the CVHS website.  Simply scroll down on the website main page and click on the links.

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CVHS Distance Learning Resources

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CVHS Distance Learning Resources

Wildcat Families,

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the April weather.  We have created a few resources below as we prepare to begin distance learning on Tuesday, April 14.  Below there is a graphic with helpful information and links.  There is also a video that describes more about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, which is the online platform that will be used to host classes with teachers.  We are looking forward to connecting with students on the 14th, and we will continue to provide updates regularly.  Information will also be added and updated to the Distance Learning page on the CVHS school website.  Continue to stay safe and take care!

Chad Lehman

Principal

Virtual Parent Meeting

The administrative team will be hosting a virtual parent meeting on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm to provide information and answer questions about the distance learning plan.  Due to technology limitations, the session is only able to host about 250 participants; however, it will be recorded and a link will be provided for later viewing if you are not able to attend.  The link to join the session is below. 

Click this link to join the virtual parent meeting on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30pm

Blackboard Collaborate Tutorial

Please view these video links to learn more about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

CVHS Student video

 

CVHS Student video Spanish captions

 

CVHS Student video Korean captions

Student Guide

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CVHS Parent Meeting Postponed

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Wildcat Parents,

The virtual parent meeting, which was scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, is postponed to avoid conflicts with holidays and spring break.  The meeting will be rescheduled soon.  The session will provide an opportunity for parents to hear information about the distance learning plan and ask questions.  A new date and time will be sent soon.  Thank you and stay healthy!

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CVHS Distance Learning Plan

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Distance Learning Plan

Wildcat Families,

Please take a minute to view this video message from the principal.

I hope everyone is doing well!  CVHS teachers and staff are excited to reconnect with students and to further engage students in instruction. The Distance Learning plan begins on April 14, so I want to reiterate some important information.  I recommend that you take time to closely review the complete FCPS Distance Learning Plan, and I wanted to highlight a few key points:

Distance Learning Plan key points:

  • New learning begins on April 14.  Students are expected to engage with their teachers for online learning beginning April 14.  Many students have already been connecting with their teachers for optional learning, which is great.
  • Learning will include a mix of posted assignments, live learning experiences where teachers provide real-time virtual instruction, and recorded instructional sessions.  The weekly schedule for high school can be seen below.
  • Students are expected to check their fcpsschools.net email accounts and their teachers’ Blackboard sites each school day for assignments and important information.
  • Students will need to be ready for virtual real-time (synchronous) instruction on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra along with working to complete asynchronous assignments on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • Students, don’t worry, we will provide you with more information about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra as you get started, and most of you will find the platform easy to use once you practice.
  • Teachers will be posting office hours where students can check-in for questions and discussion with the teacher.
  • Email is the best way for students and parents to make initial contact with teachers, counselors, administrators, or other staff members if you have a question.  Contact information can be found on the CVHS school website and on teachers Blackboard sites.
  • Information for Special Education and English Learners can be found at this link. We will share more specific information for Special Education parents as details are developed.

Key Tips for Student Success

  1. Take care of yourself and stay healthy both mentally and physically.
  2. Set-up your workspace where you can have your materials and few distractions.
  3. Stay connected and informed through your email, Blackboard, and Google Classroom sites.
  4. Know your schedule, which is posted below.
  5. Be a good digital citizen and be respectful during live Blackboard Collaborate sessions.
  6. Be patient, flexible, and positive as we all learn together in a new way.

CVHS teachers and staff have been working hard to prepare for distance learning.  We also recognize that this roll out is new for everyone and we need to be patient, flexible, and supportive.  I ask that students and parents remain flexible with staff as we work to adjust to this new experience.  Like you, many staff members find themselves balancing the demands of work while also at home taking care of their own children and loved ones.  I know we have a caring and supportive Wildcat family and we will all work together to support each other as we work to best support our students.

Next week is Spring Break, so please enjoy it.  I will be hosting a virtual parent information session next Wednesday, April 8 in the evening from 7:00 - 8:00.  A link to join the information session will be sent soon.  Please continue to stay healthy and positive.  We are in this together.  Take care!

Weekly Schedule Grading Information
  • No student work assigned after March 13 will be graded.  Work assigned prior to March 13 will still be accepted up until April 24 in order to be applied in the calculation of students’ third quarter grades. We will provide maximum flexibility for our students to be sure they can get those assignments submitted to positively impact their grades. If a 3rd quarter assignment/assessment was completed by students, but not yet entered into the gradebook, the grade may be entered into the gradebook and count towards the 3rd quarter grade. Students will work with their teachers to complete any missing work from the third quarter until April 24. 
  • In FCPS, we will not be giving official grades during fourth quarter; however, teachers will be providing feedback to students, so they know how they are progressing. Although the fourth quarter grade will be a No Mark (NM), at the end of the year, final letter grades will be based on a student’s understanding of the content for the whole year or “mastery of learning.” Grades from the first three quarters will be used to calculate the final grade. Teachers will look at trends in how students show their understanding and learning to benefit the students. In other words, if a student was improving all year long, that improvement can help raise the final grade.  
  • Teachers will allow students’ work in 4th quarter to positively influence their final grades for the year based on trends in mastery of learning (in accordance with FCPS Grading Policy).  This will be especially important for students who were not passing a course prior to the closure on March 13.
  • There will be no further SOL testing this year and this change will not impact seniors ability to graduate. 
  • There will be no final exams included as part of the final grade calculation in the grade book this year. Teachers could provide an exam or culminating activity as an assignment during fourth quarter to help determine if a student has improved or demonstrated mastery to positively influence the student's overall final grade.
FAQ

I encourage you to review the FAQ document posted on the FCPS webpage at this link.  Below are answers to some CVHS FAQ I’ve received.  Continue to reach out with any questions.  

What if my laptop is at the school?

If your laptop or charger are at the school, please email Mr. Davis at ndavis@fcps.edu, and he will arrange a time for you to pick it up at the main entrance.

What if my laptop is broken?

FCPS is currently working on a plan for how to best handle computer issues.  More information will be provided soon.

Are we still getting yearbooks?

Yes, and they are still available for purchase! Students can go to yearbookforever.com and find Centreville High School in VA, and here is the direct link.  You can also submit pictures and comments for the yearbook using this google form: https://forms.gle/By66opkyYTFiNyte7. The plan for yearbook distribution will be provided at a later date.

What about graduation?

Be sure you have read this letter from Dr. Brabrand.  Further information about graduations will be provided when available.  We are also determining how we will handle caps/gowns, diplomas, dues, and any refunds.  Information will be shared when we have more information.

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CVHS Update 3-29

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CVHS Update 3/29

Wildcat Families,

I hope everyone is doing well.  By now, I’m sure most of you have read Dr. Brabrand’s message about the distance learning plan.  Please be sure to keep up with the latest information by visiting https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

CVHS staff will be meeting virtually and participating in training throughout this week to be best prepared for delivering online lessons.  I will send an update to the community after we have a chance to further review the plan with the staff.  Stay tuned for an update later this week with more details and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Thank you, and continue to stay positive and stay healthy.

Chad Lehman

Principal

CRLehman@fcps.edu

 

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CVHS Update 3-23

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Update from the Principal

March 23, 2020

Wildcat Families,

I hope everyone is staying healthy during this extended closure.  I wanted to answer a few commonly asked questions below that I have been receiving from parents and students.  I expect further developments this week and will send another update when information is available. 

1. What should students be doing for classes and learning?

  • Establish a regular learning routine and schedule for each day.
  • Students should engage in reading every day both for class activities and choice reading for pleasure.
  • Check Blackboard and/or Google Classroom regularly along with the student fcspschools email account. Teachers will use these platforms to post optional assignments and to communicate with students.
  • Exercise and engage in other wellness activities of your choice daily.
  • Check out the FCPS learning activities available at https://www.fcps.edu/node/40447

As Dr. Brabrand stated in his last communication to parents on March 19, the division is currently working hard to further develop a distance learning plan should schools remain closed beyond April 14.  Further details will be shared when ready.

2. What is happening with SOL and AP testing?

  • I expect language from the division about testing soon and will send it as soon as possible.
  • The U.S. Secretary of Education announced on March 20, 2020, students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. In response to this announcement, additional guidance from VDOE and the State Superintendent on SOL testing is forthcoming.
  • College Board posted updates about AP exams on their website. Here is the latest from FCPS about AP testing - https://www.fcps.edu/news/fcps-shares-important-updates-ap-and-ib-students

3. What is happening with 3rd quarter grades?

  • A decision about 3rd quarter grades, or a timeline for grading, has not been finalized. I will share any updates soon.

4. Are we able to use the athletic fields and track?

  • FCPS has asked that fields be closed. This is to help reduce gatherings of people and our ability to maintain the fields is limited at this time.

5. When can I come to the school to pick-up items?

  • For now, the school remains closed. We will let you know ASAP if an opportunity to visit the school is allowed.  If your student needs their laptop, please email ndavis@fcps.edu. 

6. What is happening with prom and graduation?

  • FCPS is determining what might need to happen with these events. No decisions have been made at this time.  These events are very important, and all options are being explored.

7. What if I need a transcript, or need to contact my school counselor?

I recognize that we don’t have definitive answers for many questions at this point; you can email me if you have a specific question or need.  For updates and further information such as food and mental health resources, please continue to visit the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update.

I greatly appreciate the support and patience the Wildcat community has shown school staff during this difficult time.  Having two children at home myself, I appreciate the challenges we are all facing in trying to balance home-schooling, work, and family demands.  We are fortunate to have an amazing CVHS school community, and I am grateful to be partnered with you as we work through this challenge together.  Please continue to enjoy time with your families, and I will send any new information as soon as possible.

 

Chad Lehman

Principal

CRLehman@fcps.edu

 

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