Justice Newsletter -June 7, 2020

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

A Note from Principal Eck

Dear Justice Families,      

       This is the last weekly newsletter of the school year and I wanted to make sure I gave a final note of appreciation to all of our students and their families for all of the support, patience and gratitude that you have shown our staff and administrative team. These last three months have been challenging for most of us. I want to thank our teachers for their response to distance learning. Their weekly grids and focus on engagement led to lots of successes for kids. We also learned lots of lessons, and the hope is that if we had to put remote learning in play again in the future, the implementation would be a bit smoother.

       To our senior class, we wish you the very best.  You were such great contributors to our school, and you will not be forgotten. And to our students who are returning to Justice, we can’t wait to see you this fall.

       I hope you all have a wonderful summer. This is an unusual time and we will need to remain connected. I will be sending you updates throughout the summer on important information as it relates to Justice High School. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Senior Diploma Pick up and Photo-Op

Diploma & Photo Op - June 16, 17 or 18: With the school as a backdrop and Pomp and Circumstance playing in the background, a counselor will announce your name as you walk onto a small stage wearing your cap & gown and holding your diploma. A professional photographer will be there to take your picture as you walk across the stage, and again with any family that accompanies you. Check your email for appointment times.

June 15 Underclassmen Pick Up/Drop Off

On Monday, June 15 from 4:00 – 6:00, we will have our final drop-off/pick up day for all underclassmen. Drivers/walkers should report to the Main Door gyms for curbside service; car riders are asked to display a sign with the student’s complete last name and first name. Masks are required.

  • Drop-off Items:
    • Textbooks
    • Library books
    • Athletic uniforms
    • If you will not be at Justice next year, you will also need to bring your laptop, charger, MiFi device, and any band/orchestra instruments.

Note: If you do not return these items, they will result in an unpaid obligations fee that you will need to pay.

  • Pick-up Items:
    • Items that we retrieved from your locker (Note: If you do not remember the number and combination of your PE locker, we will keep those items until the school reopens.)
    • Yearbooks (pre-paid)
    • Winter & spring athletic awards

If you have any questions, please email Colleen Lally, Assistant Principal, at clally@fcps.edu.


Schools are continuing to hold off on scheduling ACT and SAT exams until further guidance is provided. We have closed the July 18 ACT test date and ACT will be reaching out to any students who were scheduled to reassign them to another location.

Student Tech Support

In order to support students who are taking summer school courses, students who are experiencing tech issues may continue to complete the Student Needs Form (students must be logged in to their fcpsschools.net account). As our first priority is to limit the risk of COVID-19 contamination and spread, students will be scheduled for an appointment time.

Requesting a Refund for my Student's Meal Account

Meal account refunds can be requested by emailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu.

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

On June 30 of each year, balances for all graduating seniors will no longer report in MySchoolBucks.  Food and Nutrition Services will have access to balance files and if parents have not requested a transfer or refund by this date, they may still do so up to one year (to June 30 of the following  year) using the above methods. Parents are required to log into www.MySchoolBucks.com and from the homepage dashboard and click “Remove Student." Click the box under “Remove?” for the graduating student’s name.

Free/Reduced Letters

During our current school closing, many families are requesting Free/Reduced letters to assist them with receiving additional benefits available to them. When these requests are made from families, the following step should be taken:

  • Parents/guardians in need of a copy of their child’s Free and Reduced Meals Eligibility Notification Letter may request a replacement document by contacting the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) at: fcpsmealsaps@fcps.edu or 703-813-4800.

Food and Nutrition Services continues to accept and process applications for free and reduced-price meals.  Electronic applications are accessible via:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals; and, paper copies are available at all FCPS emergency meals distribution sites (including bus stops). 

Be Informed, Stay Involved @ Justice!

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