McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/21/2021

Important Upcoming Dates

July 19-20 - Freshman 101

August 2 - Fall Sports Tryouts

August 19 - Freshman Orientation (8:30-11:30)

August 19 - Sophomore Orientation/Transfer Student (12:00-3:00)

August 19 - Freshman/Transfer Parent Night - 6:00pm auditorium

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance


Summer Officer Hours - 9:00-1:00

Turf Field Replacement

Starting tomorrow (June 22nd), the turf field and track at our stadium will be closed until early August. This shut down is due to our turf field being replaced. We apologize for inconvenience.

Underclassmen Material Return

Laptop Collection and Material Collection: Reminder that all laptops/materials must be returned.  Computers need to be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for 2021-22 school year. If these items are not returned by the end of the year, students will be charged the cost. Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer. All items may be returned to the main office between 9:00-1:00.

Please let your administrator know if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for returning your laptops, your chargers, and your materials to McLean High School!

Continuity of Learning

After students have a chance to unplug and recharge over the summer, consider having them visit the McLean High School Continuity of Learning site where they can continue their learning in preparation for the coming school year. Students may access learning materials in a variety of core subjects and courses on the site to prepare for the coming school year or review material.

Here is the link for the page for the Continuity of Learning site on our website:

Final Grades

Final Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Friday, June 11th. Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. Report Cards will be mailed by Friday, June 21.

ParentVUE/ StudentVUE will be closed Friday, June 18th at 4pm until Tuesday, June 22nd at 6am.

Freshman 101 for McLean High School Rising 9th Graders

Who:  Rising 9th Grade Students at McLean HS (Current 8th graders)

Dates:  Monday, July 19-Tuesday July 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Location:  McLean High School

McLean High School is pleased to present our Freshman 101 for rising ninth-graders in-person this year!. McLean students and teachers will be working with students in July to jump-start the year with fun and engaging sessions designed to help rising ninth-graders at McLean succeed in high school. Students will become acclimated to a new level of learning through sessions on topics like note-taking and study skills, time management, organization, utilizing technology,managing stress and other aspects of high school life.  While the goal is to learn how to be successful academically at McLean High School, there will also be many ice-breaker activities to connect with other students. 

To register your student(s) for the program, please register and give permission to attend at this link.  Parents also need to complete an Emergency Care Form for each participant.  Emergency Care Forms can be sent electronically to Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at  

Withdrawing Student

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Mary Bartenfeld, at

Summer Arts Opportunities

Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts (grades 6-11) registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Don't delay, seats are first-come first-serve and registration closes June 25

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: or 

Registration is available online.


The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  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 McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

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: or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

Social-Emotional Support Information

Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist,

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist,

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker,

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

My School Bucks

Learn more about this online payment portal for many school fees.  Parents can set up an account which they link their student(s) to so there is one account per family.  Course fees, lunch funds, some ticket events can be taken care of online. MySchoolBucks eliminates the need for students to carry cash to school and for multiple checks to be written. Learn more and sign up at