MHS PTSA eNews, August 4, 2021

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August 4, 2021

Your Source for News about the Highlander Community

Silver Diner

Restaurant Night Tomorrow

Show Highlander Spirit and Support Your Community While Dining In or Carrying Out

Thursday, August 5th, 5:00-8:00pm

Tysons Silver Diner

8101 Fletcher StreetMcLean, VA 22102

20% of sales from dine-in, outdoor patio, and carryout/curbside orders (excludes online ordering) will be donated to our MHS PTSA.

Orders can be placed in-person or over the phone for pick up. Tell them you are supporting the "McLean HS PTSA.” 

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Back to School Medication Drop-Off

The Health Room will be open for drop-off of emergency and daily medications only on the following date and times:

Aug 19 (Thursday)  7:30am - 10:00 am and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All medications may be dropped off after the start of school M-F 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  All visitors are required to check in at the Main Office.

All medications are required to have a medication authorization.

As needed, over-the-counter medications may be transported to school (directly to the clinic) after the first day by high school students, however the medication must be in the original unopened container and accompanied by an appropriate Medication Authorization.  All prescription medications must be transported to school by a parent or a designated adult.

Contact: or 703-714-5710, Julie Gamboa, McLean HS Health Aide

Schoology Training for Parents

Parents of students in 9-12th grade are invited to attend an in-person training session on Schoology, the new official learning management system of Fairfax County Public Schools. This training will be facilitated on August 19th from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP.

Upcoming Important Dates


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

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

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

August 23th - First day of 2021-22 School Year

September 3rd - Labor Day Holiday

Welcome the 2021-2022

MHS PTSA Executive Committee

  • President - Sandra P. Buteau

  • President-Elect - Vacant

  • VP Programs - Savitha Parvataneni Sagar
  • VP Fundraising - Olivia Ma
  • VP Communications - Fernando Sabio

  • Treasurer - Sue Ellen Beggs
  • Secretary - Sooa Kang Kwon

Please contact if you are interested in serving as President-Elect or for more information about joining the PTSA Team.


Want to Continue to Support PTSA?

Your contribution translates directly into academic enhancements, virtual programs, improved technology, and courtyard and facilities renovations.   Click here to donate.

Remember to enroll in our rewards programs.

Helpful Links


Bell Schedule

Red/Silver Calendar

Office and Support Staff

Student Services

Student Activities

Special Education Resources

Virtual Back to School Night

Teacher Office Hours 

FCPS Return to School Site - Resource to find out which colleges will be test optional next year.


FCPS Support for Parents & Families

FCPS Parent Resource Center 

Provides access to information and resources to support all families, educators, and students, including those with special needs, learning challenges, and disabilities.

FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines 

Available in eight (8) languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.