Annandale Community Insider - July 19


Annandale Community:

Our admin team returned to the building this week, and in the midst of uncertainty, we are coming together every morning to prepare for the upcoming school year. Specifically, we are focusing on three different areas: master schedule, teacher professional development and ensuring the campus is clean and ready for the return of staff and students. While the specific plans and guidance for fall is still evolving, the way we think and approach these three areas will serve us well no matter what. As a team, we are committed to deep and strategic planning so that we can easily pivot if and when we need to. 

This past Wednesday was the deadline for staff and students to submit their return-to-school decision. Below are some of the results based upon the data that I have at this time.

It will take significant time to design our instructional program that meets the needs of students and staff. We have a massive jigsaw puzzle and it will take time for the picture to become clear. Thank you for understanding where administrators and counselors will need to focus our efforts in the coming weeks. We do not have information yet regarding which courses will be offered. If an existing course request cannot be met, a counselor will be in touch with students to provide alternatives.

Thank you for your continued communication and support. 

Shawn DeRose, Principal


Contact Information:
Twitter: @ShawnDeRose



Awesome Atoms

Annandale Seniors Featured on NBC News - Congrats to Annandale Seniors, Sophia Baraban, Lalain Imran, and Jimmy Lee, who recently shared their perspective on MSNBC on the return to school. Click here to view the segment. Parts of the interview were also featured on NBC with Lester Holt. Check it out! Link: (13:00)

Summer Learning Opportunities

From now until Friday, July 31, Annandale students will have the opportunity to take advantage of the Continuity of Learning program which is a free summer program that offers students an opportunity to review concepts and skills using recommended self-directed digital materials. Materials will not be collected or graded.

The digital materials can be found on the Mathematics and English sites. Annandale teachers will be available each week through office hours to assist students with the digital materials or other learning goals that they may be working on throughout the summer. To take advantage of office hours, please register using the links below. There is no deadline for registration.

To register your student for office hours and receive a secure link, please click on the link for Continuity of Learning Support:

Once registered, your child will receive log-in information through his or her FCPS Google email address prior to the first session. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Roberson at



News from the PTSA

Join the Annandale PTSA! - Please consider joining as it is a great way to become actively involved in your student's education and the AHS community. Moreover, the PTSA works very hard to stay on top of critical activity and decisions being made by the school board, school system and local government. Click here to join today!