This Week at Langley


LANGLEY CALENDAR

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This Week at Langley

Monday, August 24

-Laptop Distribution for Freshman Students 

Tuesday, August 25

-Laptop Distribution for Freshman Students

Wednesday, August 26

-Laptop Distribution for Students New to FCPS (including freshmen)


Upcoming Events

Monday, August 31

-Laptop Distribution, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

-Virtual Saxon Start 

-Town Hall for Students, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Students: Click here to submit questions by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27) – Students should use their fcpsschools.net email address to access form.

Tuesday, September 1

-Laptop Distribution, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

-Underclass Return of School Issued Items (excluding laptops), Entrance #10, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We need all school-issued items returned before students can receive distribution for current school year.

Wednesday, September 2

-Freshmen Orientation for Students and Parents, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Students will need their laptops for Orientation)

-New Families Orientation for Students and Parents, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Students will need their laptops for Orientation)

-Student Schedules Available in StudentVue and ParentVue

-Schoology Live for Parents & Students 

-Town Hall: Schoology Preview, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 3

-Class of 2023 Online Town Hall

-Virtual Schoology Orientation for All

Tuesday, September 8

-First Day of School

-Senior Portraits

Wednesday, September 9

-Senior Portraits

-Virtual Senior Night

Monday, September 14 – Friday, September 18

-Senior Portraits

Monday, September 14 – Monday, September 21

-Textbook Distribution

Monday, September 21

-Virtual Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 23

-Virtual PTSA General Membership/Principal’s Coffee

-SAT for Seniors Only


Laptop Distribution 

Freshmen:

Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sign Up Genius Registration below for Freshman Students

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CA5AA22A2F49-freshman

 

New students to Langley

Wednesday, August 26

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sign Up Genius Registration for New Students

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CA5AA22A2F49-newstudents  

 

Laptop Distribution Make-up Dates for 9th grade and new students to Langley

Monday, August 31 & Tuesday, September 1

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sign Up Genius Registration Below

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CA5AA22A2F49-make


Laptop Distribution Important Information

  • Freshmen and students new to FCPS (including freshmen new to FCPS) must sign up for an appointment using the sign-up genius links below:
  • Please show up on-time to your scheduled appointment. Everyone in your vehicle must be wearing masks.
  • If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone that is, please reach out to the school for alternative arrangements.
  • Students must also bring a piece of paper with their Full Name and Student ID written in large bold font. This will ensure safe, contactless pickup. Parents picking up laptop on their child's behalf will need ID. 
  • Your student should know their username and password prior to picking up a laptop. If your student is new to FCPS, please see the New FCPS student section so that they can receive assistance in advance.
  • If your student is a returning FCPS student that has forgotten their password, please use the Recover Password Tool. If this is not successful, please provide your contact information

New FCPS Student?

  • Staff can assist your student with setting up a password in advance. Please complete the Google Form here: https://forms.gle/t9KRTFWPic4NjTN4A  no later than Monday, Aug. 24 and a staff member will be in touch.

 

Click here for FCPSOn FAQ’s


Underclass Collection of School Issued Items:

WE NEED YOUR HELP! As we are preparing for the start of the school year, we must have course materials available for students. Student textbooks, and other school issued items (excluding laptops), must be returned before we can distribute course materials. Please make plans to drop off any outstanding school items you may have on Tuesday, September 1 from 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Your assistance and partnership is greatly appreciated. 

Items should arrive in a paper bag with the students’ name, ID number, and bag contents listed on a sheet affixed to the bag. Please enter via the main parking lot entrance and proceed to the back of the school to entrance #10 (bus loop).

For everyone’s safety, we ask that masks be worn for drop off and prior to arrival, the bag should be placed in the vehicle trunk for retrieval.


Virtual Saxon Start 

The modules will be posted on the school website beginning August 31.


As we prepare for the upcoming virtual school year, it is important to follow these best practices.  To assist with preparing FCPSOn devices remotely, students who have a laptop at home should do the following once per week beginning in August

1.    Plug the device into an outlet.

2.    Turn the device on and let it boot up.

3.    Ensure that the laptop is connected to the internet.

4.    Let the device sit for 30 minutes. No additional action is required.

5.    Do this once per week to ensure the laptop has the latest updates. 

If you cannot remember last year’s password, it can be recovered, managed and changed by clicking on this link: https://itweb.fcps.edu/accountrecovery/index.cfm


Senior Portrait Dates

September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 - Langley Hall

Information regarding an appointment with Lifetouch/Prestige will be mailed to your home.

  • Student must not have a fever or be exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms
  • Student must maintain distance & wear a mask when not being photographed
  • Only students with appointments will be permitted to enter the building, no accompanying friends or family

Senior Portrait Attire

In an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19, students must provide their own semi-formal attire for their senior yearbook portraits.

Suggestions include:

  • Solid color clothing
  • Dress shirts and ties, with or without suit jackets
  • Blouses or dresses with sleeves or straps*

*The senior portrait is a head and shoulders crop, so strapless tops or dresses are discouraged in order to avoid appearing undressed. Sample images courtesy of Lifetouch.com.

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Resolving Scheduling Conflicts

Next week, counselors will begin working out conflicts in students schedules.  In an effort to help facilitate and streamline communication between counselors and students during this window, counselors are requesting students to fill out the form below with the best number to reach students:

(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAYooncy27NsZzMsjYpOxwO9BMXS6v2jhszAo2W0tsYTfu-A/viewform)

Students will need to log in using their @fcpsschools.net email.


Deadline for Requesting PSAT Accommodations- August 25th

The deadline for all juniors with an IEP/504 Plan requesting College Board accommodations for the tentatively scheduled PSAT testing on Wednesday, October 14, MUST apply no later than Tuesday, August 25.  If you have an IEP, contact:  pgjelinek@fcps.edu for assistance.  If you have a 504 Plan, contact jldabroski@fcps.edu for assistance.


Langley offers onsite SAT to all seniors

Langley High School will be offering the SAT (without essay) onsite to all rising seniors on Wednesday, September 23.  FCPS will be covering the cost for all seniors. Registration information for the September 23rd SAT will be shared in the coming weeks once details are finalized.  However, in order to meet the August 25th ordering deadline and begin planning the administration of the test, we ask all seniors to respond no later than COB August 24th  by signing into their @fcpsschools.net account and completing the 1 question survey (found here: https://forms.gle/B7zoRTdWdUmnrCgx7) as to whether or not they wish to take the SAT on September 23.  All “non responses” to the email will default to not taking the test.

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Janice Dabroski at jldabroski@fcps.edu


Registering or Withdrawing from School

Registration: Parents will need to complete the registration paperwork that is available online and reach out to the registrar, Mary Gratz via email.   Families will be contacted via email or phone for the next steps in the registration process.

Withdrawal: If you need to withdraw your student from Langley for the 2020-21 school year, please contact McLean Registrar, Mary Gratz, who will schedule a time/date to return the school issued laptop, complete a withdrawal form and other learning materials.

Records Request: If a family has a transcript or records requests, they should email the registrar throughout the summer.


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The Courtyard Has Trees! 

When students (eventually!) return to Langley, a greener courtyard awaits! Wheat's just completed Phase 1 of the main courtyard landscaping project, which includes an abundance of trees, shrubs, and plants. Many thanks to the hundreds of Langley families who donated a leaf to the Langley Legacy Tree to support the project.  

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If you haven't yet donated, now's your chance! We still have an empty Science Courtyard that needs landscaping. Donate a leaf to the Langley Legacy Tree, the beautiful wall sculpture that is "growing" in Langley’s lobby (across from the main office). The Legacy Tree is a permanent and prominent record of generous courtyard contributors. Choose your engraved message — leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends! Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200) and acorn or bird ($500). Click on ptsalangley.org and look for the Legacy Tree article to donate your tree leaves/acorns/birds. Questions Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com

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