HSS Student Services Newsletter - September 9, 2021

HSS Student Services Newsletter - 9/9/21

Greetings Hayfield Families!  

We hope you and your students are settling in to new routines, schedules, and norms now that the school year is underway.  This newsletter is brought to you from our Student Services department, and hopes to provide resources and announcements/reminders to support our students' Academic, College/Career, and Social/Emotional Growth.  

Reminder: Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. These forms are critical in the early identification of students who may need healthcare support in the educational environment. Along with the development of Healthcare Plans (HCP) and Action Plans, the Public Health Nurses (PHNs) utilize the information contained in the HIF to develop teaching strategies for FCPS staff in order to meet the requirements of Regulation 2104 Health Services-School Health Related Needs.

For SY 21-22, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the weCare@school (weCare) module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

Free and Reduced Priced Meals Program 

As you may be aware, students can receive breakfast or lunch at no cost this year.  Students and families who are eligible to benefit from this program are still encouraged to apply in order to be eligible for other fee waivers, such as lab / course fees, summer school tuition, etc.  For more information about the program and the Consent to Share Information, visit FCPS Free and Reduced Priced Meals Program


Senior Parent Night is Tuesday, September 21st from 6:00-8:15 p.m. This year’s program will be fully VIRTUAL. After a brief welcome session, families will choose up to three breakout sessions to learn more about: apprenticeship, military enlistment, applying to a two-year college (NOVA), applying to a four-year college, and/or financial aid. We will also host this program in Spanish on the same evening. Meeting link will be sent closer to our event.

Registration is Open for Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) Fall College Fairs!

Registration is now open to counselors, parents, and students for PCACAC's Virtual College Fairs!  We're excited to partner with StriveScan to host FREE fairs on September 19 and 20, 2021.

During each fair, participants will have the chance to connect with some of the best colleges and universities across the U.S. and abroad. Choose who you'd like to network with when registering for each session.

Learn more and register at www.strivescan.com/pcacac!

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs: Student Registration Now Open (HS)

Students can get an early start on college planning by signing up to attend free NACAC Virtual College Fairs. The eight fairs happening this fall offer students the chance to interact with hundreds of institutions as they pursue their college dreams. Click here for more information and to register.


NOVA is excited to unveil and encourage all to  visit this updated website specifically dedicated to DREAMers–undocumented, DACA and TPS holders. This website was created to provide accurate and timely information to assist DREAMers as they navigate the admissions process.

Moreover, this revamped site also contains valuable information about services and supports that promote the success of immigrant students. Aligning with our priorities, it is our mission to be a more welcoming and inclusive institution to all our immigrant students. We also want to assist undocumented students in overcoming the obstacles that they often encounter as they navigate higher education.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (8th graders)

The application process for applying for rising 9th graders opens October 25th 4pm on their website.  Contact Ms. Brussel, Hayfield Middle School Counselor, with any questions at arbrussel@fcps.edu