From the Principal's Desk

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In this Issue

1.  From the Principal's Desk

2.  Cafeteria Meals at CHS - Breakfast and Lunch

3.  From the Chantilly Athletic Boosters

4.  Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed September 3-September 6 for Labor Day Break



1.  From the Principal's Desk

Dear Members of the Chantilly HS Community:

I have a significant amount of news to share this week:

We Appreciate Our PTSA: I would like to thank our PTSA for providing breakfast this morning. It was terrific and most appreciated.

Asha-Jyothi 5K: We are pleased to share that we continue to partner with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  ( ) to sponsor an annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 19th at Fairfax Corner at 8am. As returning families may recall, Asha-Jyothi donated over $100,000 to CHS in 2019 to help create our Innovation Lab in the library. All proceeds that we raise from this year’s 5K will go towards Generation Yuvaa, an initiative in India aimed at helping homeless children. We donated $4777 to the same cause as part of the last 5K, and our donation was used to provide food and school supplies to the children pictured above. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

An additional $500 for 25+ registrations

An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations

An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up, participating staff, students and/or their families should visit the webpage:  Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select “Chantilly HS” from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants. Besides raising money for an important cause, it’s simply a great event that includes performances and food after the run/walk. Please join us and help young people in need.

Concerns About Our Traditional Theme Song: Among our top goals for the 2021-2022 School Year, we want to send a message that all students are welcome and valued at CHS. We are committed to promoting a school culture puts inclusivity and treating each other with dignity among our top priorities. I have been made aware that some find our traditional theme song, Chantilly Lace, to be offensive and inconsistent with our school values. I recognize that this song is a Chantilly tradition that has been a part of our school culture for many years. Rather than make any abrupt decisions, I would like to spend some time listening to what others think about this matter and pose some questions for everyone to think about:

  • Do you know the lyrics to Chantilly Lace? (see here) Do they cause you concern? If so, what aspects of the song do you believe are problematic? Why?
  • Could we possibly keep the melody to Chantilly Lace but change some of the lyrics?
  • If it is time to move completely away from Chantilly Lace as our traditional theme song, what should we replace it with?

I want maintain trust and respect with students, staff, and parents by including their voices in a dialogue about what some construe as an important CHS tradition. I think we can also use this opportunity to highlight that while traditions can play a productive role in determining school culture, they need to be examined and possibly changed if they are not consistent with our goals. In the coming weeks, I will be starting a dialogue with students, staff, and parents. If you are interested and would like to provide input, I will be working with the PTSA to include this discussion in an upcoming meeting. We will continue our practice of playing Chantilly Lace at football games until this matter is resolved.

Have a great holiday weekend,


PTSA breakfast

Thank you to the CHS PTSA for breakfast treats!

2.  Cafeteria Meals at CHS - Breakfast and Lunch

FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff serves healthy meals to students and staff. This year, all students receive no-cost breakfast and lunch!

Breakfast will be “grab & go” at each school so students are prepared to begin their day of learning.

Five days of hot lunches will be back for that mid-day refuel.

What else do you need to know about school meals this year?

  • A la Carte items will be phased-in and will cost $1-2.00 per item.  They are not a part of the free breakfast or lunch program.

In order to receive a free lunch, students must take a complete lunch (sandwich, fruit, veggie).  If a student would like just a sandwich, milk, water or any a la carte item they will be charged for those items.

3.  From the Chantilly Athletic Boosters

Chantilly Athletic Boosters are looking for volunteers for board and other positions. We need a President, VP of Communications, and Paver Chair. We are also looking for volunteers who are willing to help manage our social media updates. Please contact us at if you are willing to help.

Purchase a Booster Pass today! Booster passes are good for admission to all regular-season home games all year long. Visit for more information on how to join the Chantilly Athletic Boosters and get your pass.

Want to celebrate your student athlete? Purchase an ad in our Fall Program. Add photos and a message for your student. Visit to purchase your ad.

Are you interested in sponsoring Chantilly Sports? We are looking for sponsors. Sponsorships include ads, banners on the fields and in the gym and recognition in social media and online. Visit for more information.

4.  Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed September 3-September 6 for Labor Day Break