Weekly News From South County High School

In This Issue:

  • Message From The Principal
  • Credit Recovery
  • Testing Corner
  • Finance Info For Senior Families
  • Student Athlete Physical Night
  • Senior Class Info
  • Activities Office - *NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical  

Message From the Principal

Family,

I hope this message finds you well. This week we will keep it short and to the point. I a to thank all of my Senior parents who allowed their children to come out to prom last night. The students looked great and even though it was a different type of prom. The music was great and put on by our very own Physics teacher Dr. Hassan Moore. It was a great time and based on my interactions with the students, they had a great time too!

SOL's begin tomorrow. You can find the schedule of assessments for the week here.  The only other thing I have to say about that is to please make sure your children get plenty of sleep.  If they don't have time to eat at home, please remind them that they can pick up breakfast at school. 

Please be aware that even though it looks like the governor may be relaxing some COVID protocols in the near future, we will still close out the year with our current protocols out of an abundance of caution. But it is nice to know that it looks like light at the end of this tunnel; and what a long tunnel it has been. But as with most things, we have made it through, together. No tears here, but I might sniffle a little when it is all said and done. In the meantime, let's remain diligent and keep up our momentum as we get closer to winning this fight against COVID-19. 

Speaking of winning, how about our amazing womens' teams.  Both soccer and softball are undefeated and looking fabulous. But I can't leave out our strong lacrosse team who although they didn't come away with the win on Friday, they played with inspiring heart against the number 1 team in the region. And let's not forget about our strong tradition on the track. These ladies are once again eyeing a run at a region championship!  Then add on the fact that once again South County achieves an FCPS first with our partnership with Under Armour and it's Women of Will program.  Check it out here

Okay, time to close out now. Have a conversation with your child about end of year grading, and remember that summer school for credit recovery is free this year so if that is a need, please take advantage of that opportunity. 

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and please continue to be safe. #OneStallion

 

Gary


Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session. Students should contact their school’s summer program administrator for additional information. Students are eligible to enroll in a credit recovery course if they receive a grade of NM at the end of the school year. Credit Recovery is only for students who failed a course. New Course options are detailed on page 2. This is free of cost and transportation is provided to students that need it. Since the sessions are only three weeks long, it is essential that students are available for the entirety of the session. Information for all summer learning opportunities can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning

Click here to Register for FCPS Credit Recovery Classes

 

Credit Recovery Session #1 June 28-July 16 (No class July 5th) Courses:

 

Algebra 1

World History/Geography 1

Geometry

US/VA Government

Algebra 2

Writing Work Keys (for students that need writing work keys for verified credit)

Algebraic Functions & Data Analysis (AFDA)

Algebra 1 SOL (for students that passed the Algebra 1 course, but not the Algebra 1 SOL)

English 9

Biology SOL (for students that passed the biology course, but not the biology SOL)

English 11

Geosystems

 

Credit Recovery Session #2: July 21 – August 6 (Potential exception July 20)

 

Algebra 1

Biology

Geometry

Chemistry

Algebra 2

Geosystems

English 10

World History/Geography 2

English 11

US/VA History

English 12

Reading Work Keys (for students that need the reading work keys for verified credit)

Economics & Personal Finance

Geometry SOL (for students that passed the geometry course, but not the geometry SOL)

HPE 10

 

 

New Courses for Credit:

Students who meet the course prerequisites can take one online course. Students who have completed a high school math course may take an online campus math class. Middle school students who expunged a high school math or Spanish course or those wanting to recover a course credit may take the course again. Information is linked here: Online Campus.

Click here to Register for FCPS Online Campus Classes for New Credit

 

 


Testing Corner

Advanced Placement Testers and Families

  • It is important that all testers download the Digital App, login in, and practice using the Digital Testing App in advance of the AP tests in the coming weeks. Parents – please check with you students to make sure that they have downloaded and are using the AP Digital Testing App.
  • All AP testers – make sure that you have a viable email address attached to your College Board account in order to make sure you receive valuable information from College Board and Mr. Bird, the AP Test Coordinator.
  • In lieu of traditional “excused absences” forms that have been used in the past, students registered to take an AP exam will be marked as TST (excused for testing) in SIS on the days a student has a scheduled AP exam, whether it is at home digitally or in-person at school.

 

The following AP Digital At Home exams will take place this week:

Tuesday, May 18 – AP English Literature and AP Computer Science

Wednesday, May 19 – AP US History and AP Macroeconomics

Thursday, May 20 – AP US Government, AP World History, and AP Psychology

Students are required to have downloaded the AP Digital App and logged in in advance. For each digital AP Exam you take, you must complete the exam setup step in the digital testing app. This step loads your exam onto the computer you’re going to test with. Completing this step is required 1-3 days before each exam. Without taking this step for each exam, you will not be able to test.

For testers taking an in-person test – you will receive your room assignments via email one week before your scheduled test date.  If you have any further questions, please email Mr. Bird at cwbird@fcps.edu

SOL End-Of-Course Exams

Because of the unique environment we are currently in, SOL End-Of-Course exams will be focused on three days in May. On May 18 and May 19, all students will have asynchronous “catch-up days” at home – there will be no in-person or synchronous instruction on May 18 and 19.  Please see the schedule below:

SOL
  • All SOL testers and their families should have received an email this week with their SOL testing dates and times and room assignments.
    • Students need to make sure they bring their fully-charged FCPS laptop and charger with them for their SOL tests.
    • Students should plan to arrive at school by 8:05 AM in order to be in their testing rooms by 8:15 AM
    • Students being dropped off should arrive through the Kiss and Ride at entrance 12.
    • SOL exams are untimed tests. Students usually take approximately 2-3 hours to complete their tests, but it all depends on the testing speed of the student.
    • Students who requested bus transportation have received their pick-up times. Busses will make return trips leaving SCHS at 10:30 AM and 1 PM.

For additional questions regarding the SOL End-Of-Course tests, please contact your school counselor or Chris Bird, School Test Coordinator, at cwbird@fcps.edu

  

 


FINANCE MESSAGE

TO ALL

SENIOR FAMILIES

A few important dates and reminders for all Senior Families. The finance office will not accept checks from Seniors after May 1st. All Senior dues, class fees, outstanding obligations and any prior year textbooks need to be resolved NLT May 14th or this may impact students from receiving their cap and gowns. Debt notices were mailed home before Spring Break to students who have outstanding obligations in Textbook Tracker. If you received a notice, please mail a check along with the debt notice to the school. Checks can be made payable to: SCHS and mailed to South County High School, ATTN: Finance Office, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton VA 22079.

There may be other fees due, such as unpaid senior dues, transcript fees, library fines, lost laptops or chargers, or fees for specific classes. These fees should be paid using My School Bucks (MSB). Class fees will have an invoice in MSB, the other items can be found in the School Store in MSB.

For planning purposes, we will begin Senior collection of laptops and current year textbooks on June 1 – June 4 (time TBD). If these items are not returned on time they will convert to a debt and will also impact them from receiving their cap and gown during Graduation rehearsal on June 7th.

   


Senior Class of 2021!

Our graduation is scheduled!   

June 10, 2021 @ Jiffy Lube Live starting at 2pm. 

Get ready and more information is forthcoming. 

Also, your "Last Ride" class T-shirts are in. They are super soft and very well done. Thanks to your very own Tim Turner for designing the shirts.  We hope that you will pick one up during our next class event.

$50 senior class dues that covers all graduation apparel and venues is past due as of 3/31.  Please make sure you have paid it prior to 4/14 or make payment arrangement with Mrs. Naghmi.

 

Senior Class of 2021 Website

Please visit our senior class of 2021 website for more information regarding senior year (dues, cap and gown orders, etc.) https://sites.google.com/view/soco2021/home” 


Student Athlete Physical Night

 

This year, we will team up with Lake Braddock Secondary School and West Springfield High School to host the Annual Student Athlete Physical night AT WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. We are combining the strengths of Bruins, Stallions, and Spartans to give you a chance to get your physical completed for the 2021-2022 school year as well as support the Athletic Training Programs of all three schools.

This physical night is the sole fundraiser for these programs and the more registrations we have, the more we can provide for your student athletes.

Please put the date and time on your calendar. More information to come!

Date: 07-19-2021             

Time: 5:30-7:30    

Location: West Springfield High School  

Cost/Donation: $50

 


From the Activities Office:

 

*NEW* 2021 VHSL Physical Form

The VHSL released a new physical form that all students must have filled out in order to participate in our athletic program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This form and directions on how it can be turned in to the Activities Office can be found at www.stallionnation.com.

 

Pre-sale Online Ticketing for Spring Sports

This spring will be our very first season of using a brand new interface for purchasing tickets for South County sporting events (Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track), ETix. ETix will allow our fans to purchase tickets online, prior to any game, match, or meet hosted at South County High School. To purchase tickets in advance, use this link to select the event for which you want tickets, then use your credit card information to purchase the number of tickets you want. You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, and you will pull up that email on your phone to present to the ticket booth, scanning your ticket. This same procedure will also be used for those who wish to make credit card purchases for tickets at the gate on the day of the event.

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact Terri Smith at tasmith1@fcps.edu.

If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to email me any time! 

 

*New* Live Streaming for Spring Sports – NFHS Network

South County is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our Gym and Main Stadium Venues LIVE.

Join the NFHS Network for full access to:

  • All South County HS live and on-demand sports broadcasts
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation
  • Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 
  • Here's how to watch:
  • 1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com
  • 2) Search for South County High School and go to our page
  • 3) Subscribe and Follow
  • Thank you for your continued support of Stallion Athletics. We look forward to bringing you top-notch broadcasts of our athletic events!

New Merchandise Available

at the

Stallion Spirit Store Website!

South County’s Stallion Spirit Store is open virtually with NEW merchandise available on our NEW website! You’ll find the Order Form with directions on how to return; once the order is filled, payment can be made on MySchoolBucks and picked up at the school.

Thank you in advance for supporting the Entrepreneurship & Marketing program as well as the Work and Transition program here at South County. The students from these programs typically work the Spirit Kiosk at lunches to build customer service skills as well as count inventory and review financial records. These work-based learning opportunities allow students to connect classroom lessons to actual scenarios.

   

merchandise

Visit the Stallion Spirit Store Website!

   


Basketball

 

South County High School

2021 Summer Basketball Camp

Sponsored by

South County Athletic Booster Club

 

Who: Basketball Enthusiasts ages 7-15

What: Boys’ Basketball Camp

  • Daily Skill Instruction from SC Coaches & Players
  • 5 on 5 League Play & Championship Tournament
  • 1 on 1 Tournament
  • Hot Shot Contest
  • Free Throw Contest
  • Individual & Team Awards
  • Free Camp T-Shirt

Where: South County HS Gym (Entrance #12)

When: June 21–25 & June 28–July 2; 9am-3pm

Cost: $195 (Save $20 if you sign up for both sessions)

Checks payable to SCABC Attn: BOYS BASKETBALL or Online at www.Stallionsboysbasketball.com

Bring: Basketball shoes, athletic shorts & t-shirt, Face Mask

Campers may bring a lunch or purchase one from the CONCESSION STAND

Need More Info?

Contact Coach Mike Robinson – Camp Director

MikeRob251@gmail.com

(703) 725.1774

www.Stallionboysbasketball.com

   

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