Weekly News From South County High School

In This Issue:

  • Message From The Principal
  • Technology Return
  • Credit Recovery
  • Schoology
  • Student Athlete Physical Night
  • 2nd COVID Vaccination
  • Activities Office -  NEW 2021 VHSL Physical Form
  • Yearbook Distribution
  • Summer Basketball Camp

Message From the Principal


Well we made it!  And I would like to think that we closed the year out in a manner that is worthy of us all celebrating a pretty good level of success!  We were able to send off our Seniors in the manner they have likely always dreamt of, and their parents as well.  We were able to celebrate our staff at the end of this year for their accomplishments as the true leaders of this school year.  I can’t tell you how lucky I am to have had a staff like ours.  We are without a doubt packed with talent and as much as I want to put school in the rear-view mirror for a little while after this year, I must admit that I am really excited about what next year will be like. 

Speaking of closing things out on a strong note, we were able to celebrate our very own Sarah Temple as she won the Region IV Outstanding Secondary New Teacher of the Year.  It was great to see her and her Family and friends as she received her award in front of all the county big wigs!  You can see the feature about Ms. Temple here!  Even though she did not win the award for New Secondary Teacher of the Year for the entire county, we are so proud of her as she represented the Region fantastically!

The administrative staff along with the teacher leaders in the building have been working very hard at re-tooling for next year with new hires, collaboration of ideas, and also getting feedback from students about how to make this place better for learning for everyone.  We pulled off the feat of getting through this year, but I anticipate that next year will be one to remember as well and I am looking forward to it!

I wanted to thank all of the parents who shared a short note of appreciation for what we were able to do this year.  I also wanted to thank you all who shared your words about the graduation.  It was a lot to do to get graduation stood up and pulled off.  I was able to work with a great group of folks both inside and outside of the building and we did indeed have a successful graduation. 

Before I say goodbye for the summer, I wanted to remind those of you who have not been able to get your child’s laptop to the school to please take care of that as soon as possible.  We really need to update those devices so they are able to function as intended when school begins again in August.  If your child is attending summer school of some sort, they may hold on to their laptops until the end of summer school.  But all others, please help us out by getting those devices in as soon as possible. 

Well, that is all that I have for you.  I again just want to say that I continue to be honored to serve in this role for your children.  Your children and you and your support make my day every day.  I love my job and part of that comes from working with and for you.  Please have a wonderful summer and remember that just because school is over, that doesn’t mean that I can’t answer a question or two if you have them.  Feel free to reach out if you have a concern.  Continue to be safe and give your child a hug for me!  #OneStallion


Technology Return

Laptops and power adaptors must be turned in at this time to prepare them for the 2021 Fall school year. A charge will be applied to the student’s account if items are not returned by Wednesday, June 30th. Laptops are $472 and power adapters are $23. Students who plan to attend the Summer Credit Recovery Program or will take a FCPS course during the summer, should KEEP their laptops until they are collected at the end of the program.

Please enter at Door #1 (Main Entrance).


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


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



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


Algebra 1




Algebra 2


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




We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.


Here is what you need to know now:

  • Starting in July 2021, we will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • You can learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
  • Students will have a Schoology account by June 18, 2021
  • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts


Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • your child's class
  • your child’s assignments and participation
  • your child’s calendar
  • teacher comments, scores, and feedback


We are asking that you:


We look forward to using Schoology along with your SIS/ParentVUE account.


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


2nd COVID -19 Vaccination


Students who participated in the FCPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for their first Pfizer dose will need a second Pfizer dose to be fully vaccinated.  The earliest a student can get the second dose is 21 days from the date the first dose was received.

FCPS will NOT be providing the second COVID-19 vaccine, but the Fairfax County Health Department has provided instructions on the How To Get Your Child’s Second COVID-19 Vaccine flyer.

  • Vaccine card:  Students will need to bring this vaccination card to the second appointment.
  • Schedule the second COVID-19 vaccine using VAMS
  • Other community vaccine providers:  The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is widely available throughout our community, including private healthcare providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, urgent cares, and Inova.

If parents have questions or need assistance, direct them to Fairfax County Health Department’s Vaccine Call Center at 703-324-7404.

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.

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed on July 12 in the school cafeteria. Due to COVID, deadlines were pushed back this year in order to cover as much of the school year as possible. Additionally, concurrent schooling makes a traditional distribution not possible. As a result, the distribution will take place over the summer.

On July 12 students can come to the school cafeteria to pick up books they have pre-ordered,  or they can buy a book if they have not pre-ordered one ($85 cash, as supplies last).

Seniors will get to come first at 10 a.m., followed by any underclassmen at 11 a.m.  Depending on COVID restrictions and weather, students may be allowed to socially distance and sign each other’s yearbooks as well.  If you ordered a yearbook and are out of town, there will be additional days to pick up the book after July 12.  If you have not ordered your book yet, you can do so at www.yearbookforever.com.  The only way to guarantee that you get a book is to pre-order, so don’t wait.  Supplies are limited. Books currently cost $75; if you plan to buy a book at distribution they cost $85 cash only.

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Delinski at jldelinski@fcps.edu




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


(703) 725.1774



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