This Week at Langley


LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.


AP Testing Schedule (Click link to view schedule)

Monday, May 10

  • Biology, Geosystems, Chemistry SOL’s
  • Saxon Parents Walk & Talk, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 17

  • Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry SOL’s
  • Saxon Parents Walk & Talk, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 20

  • Senior Exam, Period 1

Friday, May 21

  • New Family Network | New Family Social, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 24

  • Saxon Parents Walk & Talk, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25

  • Senior Exams, Periods 5, 7

Wednesday, May 26

  • Senior Exams, Periods 6, 8

Monday, May 31

  • Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, June 2

  • Class of 2021 Graduation, Jiffy Lube Live, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 8 

  • FCPS has been assigned asynchronous instruction due to the Primary Election

Friday, June 11

  • Last Day of School/Early Release

Did You Know…Dr. Clifford Sussman, a child and adolescent psychiatrist who evaluates and treats individuals with internet and video game addiction and Julianna Miner, author of Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age, recently presented on gaming/screen addiction at the FCPS Special Education Conference.

Click here to watch “Kids love screen time, what could go wrong.”


Grading Policy Changes for HIGH SCHOOL – Adjusted Deadline!!

New Deadlines:

Seniors - Monday, May 17

Underclassman - Friday, June 4

We are writing to share an update regarding the secondary grading policy changes that have been adopted to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year.

FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. 

Key policy changes for high school students are listed below:

  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. Teachers will apply this in their grading practices for each class.
  • Use of No Mark, “NM”, instead of “F” grades for all courses. This will be automatically applied for any course in which a student receives an “F.”
  • Allowing high school students to select a mark of “P” for pass for up to two courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark. As referenced above, for the 2020-21 school year, final marks of “F” will automatically receive a No Mark, “NM.” 
    • Action Needed: Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass - No Mark status, the linked form must be submitted to your school counselor by the deadlines listed above.  Please note that we have extended the previous deadline to allow more time for students and families to gain more information about their fourth quarter progress before making the decision to request a “P”. 
    • The course title is required on the form, but the course number may be left blank if you do not have it available.

Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option for Pass. Additional information including translated forms, considerations,  and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary


Graduation Information - Class of 2021

Please know graduation information is now posted on the Langley Website here: Class of 2021

Information includes rehearsal dates, venue information and much more.  Please be sure to read through this information thoroughly.  More information will come through the month of May.


Student Intention Forms for 2021-2022  | Only for those families NOT returning.

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Langley HS in the fall of 2021 - 2022, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by May 14, 2021. 

A typed parent/guardian name on the Parent Signature line is acceptable.  Student ID Number may be left blank.  Save the completed form, attach it to an email and send at MJGratz@fcps.edu.

Access the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” on the FCPS public website:

https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms#intention-form  


12th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.

Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to Langley High School as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine, administered at age 16 or older.
  1. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  1. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  1. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

You may send the documents to Mary Gratz, Registrar, at mjgratz@fcps.edu or mail to Langley High School, Attn: Mary Gratz, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101.              

Please contact Mary Gratz if you have any questions.


Langley AP Exam Attendance Policy

2021 AP Exams begin on Tuesday, May 4 and conclude on Friday, May 28. Some exams will be administered as paper, in-person exams whereas others will be taken digitally at home. The Langley AP Exam Attendance Policy for both formats is as follows for students scheduled to take an AP Exam.

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While Monday has no scheduled classes, all students taking Monday AP Exams will be excused from 3rd period since that is the only period students are accounted for per county/state attendance policies.

Students are expected to attend all classes/class periods and are accountable for any/all assignments and assessments in those classes for which they are not excused by the above policy.

If you have questions about a specific AP Exam, please contact your student’s AP teacher.

If you have general questions about AP Exams/AP Programs, please contact AP Testing Coordinator Katie Robinson kerobinson1@fcps.edu or AP Academic Coordinator Ryan Jackson rnjackson@fcps.edu.

If you have questions about the AP Exam attendance policy, please contact Assistant Principal Jim Robertson jrobertson@fcps.edu.

If you need to contact the Attendance Office for student absences not addressed by the above policy, please contact Nancy Schultz nschultz@fcps.edu or 703-287-2727.

For the full Langley AP Exam Schedule, please visit https://langleyhs.fcps.edu/student-services/student-testing


Langley High School Credit Recovery Program - Summer 2021

This summer, Langley High School will be partnering with McLean High School who will be hosting credit recovery for our students who receive a final grade of No Mark (NM). NM is being used this year in lieu of an F to limit the impact of virtual learning on a student’s grade point average. However, students will still need to recover the course credit. Langley, McLean and Oakton High Schools will be combining credit recovery programs. This is to ensure we are able to offer all courses needed by students. McLean High School will host the program.

Credit Recovery offers opportunities for students to recover course credit(s), prepare to retake an SOL test, prepare to take a WorkKeys test, or develop academic language and skills necessary for success in future credit-bearing English and mathematics classes. Here is a table of important dates for each session:

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Each school day starts at 8:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Grab and go breakfasts and lunches will be available and free for all students who attend credit recovery.

Additionally, we will be offering ESOL Numeracy and Literacy courses for our English Language Learners who may need additional support after the past school year. Langley High School administrators and counselors will be reaching out to families soon with more information.

If you have any questions regarding credit recovery, please reach out to your student’s counselor. Counselor contact information is below.

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Here is the contact information for Langley’s administration for credit recovery.

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Visit the PTSA Website for information about events below and additional information. 

  • Congratulations Graduate Yard Signs
  • Lebanese Taverna Fundraiser
  • Legacy Tree Fundraiser
  • Join the PTSA 
  • Class Information 
  • Langley eNews

and much much more....

 


FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (as of March 19, 2021)