Mid-Week Updates

Mid-Week Updates

  • Employee Awards
  • Holiday Extravaganza
  • Football State Semi-Final
  • Masks
  • Attendance Office
  • Food Deliveries
  • Parent/Principal Chat
  • Vision & Hearing Screening


Nominations for

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the South County High School Outstanding Employee Awards! These nominations are the beginning of a process that could end in the recognition of an employee being recognized in June as a Fairfax County Outstanding Employee. We certainly would like one or more of our staff members to be amongst the finalist.

To submit a nomination for an Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination at the following link-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLSkppUd_EMv-7SzwcHblRdo1q8QdO15F7rPjKRHRzNT4mOQ/viewform

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is to complete the form by explaining how the employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria noted. The link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.  

Outstanding Teacher/Librarian: At least (3) three years’ experience.  This section includes school department chairs.

Outstanding New Teacher/Librarian: less than (3) three years’ experience

Outstanding Leader: At least one year in position. Example of positions eligible - Assistant Principal, Director of Student Activities, or Director of Student Services. This category does not include department chairs, he or she would be nominated as an Outstanding New Teacher.

Outstanding Professional Employee: At least one year in position. Example of positions eligible - Safety and Security Specialist, Technology Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, SOSA.

Outstanding Operational Employee: At least one year in position. Example of positions eligible - Administrative Assistant/Office Assistant, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service, IA's, Parent Liaisons.

Nominations for South County High School Teachers & Staff are due by this Sunday.  Please feel free to nominate in one category or all of them it is up to you!  Be as detailed as possible as your nomination will be used to complete the nomination packet for the selected staff member to move forward in the county nomination process. 







Tell all your friends and neighbors that the largest holiday event in Lorton happens this Saturday Dec 4 at SCHS. Get your holiday shopping done with 80+ handcrafted vendors. The South County Choral Boosters are hosting Santa’s Book Emporium featuring gifts for the book lover on your list. SoCo Band is back with a great Silent Auction and Photos with Santa happen from 10a-12p. The Lorton Volunteer Fire Department will also host a booth. Special thanks to our sponsor Casey Whitmarsh, State Farm Agent and My Yard Greetings for the holiday sign for Santa. We still need volunteers, but more importantly we need shoppers to support our generous vendors. Come on out between 9a-3p next Saturday, Dec 4 – Lorton Holiday Extravaganza & Craft Show.


 Sign up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D4CA5AB29AAFB6-ptso1


Lorton Holiday Extravaganza & Craft Show Committee

Follow us on FacebookTwitter @LortonSCHSCraft or @SCHSCraftShow and Instagram


VHSL State Football Semi Final Game

Join us at Madison HS at 1pm on December 4th, 

as we cheer on our South County High School Stallions!



Please help your student adhere to our mask policy. Masks are still worn at all times by both staff and students indoors and on school buses, but are not required when eating or when outside during recess, PE, or other activities.

Students should be sure to leave home with a mask as they head out to school

and a spare back-up in their backpack would be a great idea.

Please help us keep all students and staff safe!


From the Attendance Office

Will your student be out or leaving early? Please plan ahead and send a note with your student first thing in the morning, email or call the attendance line at 703-446-1625 as soon as possible so we can insure timely attendance and dismissals.

Also as a reminder, if you send a note, email or call, you do not need to come into the building. Your student will meet you at the curb at your requested time.


Outside Food Deliveries

We have been experiencing an uptick in students ordering food and having it delivered to school via Uber Eats and other delivery means.  We do not allow this as a part of our safety and security measures because we want to ensure we know who is coming to our building, and because students have been opening unauthorized doors to receive their deliveries.  Please be sure to have the conversation with your student about this violation.  With minimal numbers to secure our building as is, we really can’t afford to have access being granted to strangers by the student body.  Please know that if students are found having food delivered, that food is confiscated until the end of the day and returned to the student at that time.


Parent/Principal Chat Rescheduled

The Parent/Principal Chat originally scheduled for this Thursday night has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 16th.


Vision & Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screening will be held next week on Dec. 8 and 9 during Social Studies for all 11th graders. If your child wears glasses, please be sure they are brought to school on screening day. The purpose of screening is to identify students who need further evaluation. Normally, we screen students in 10th grade, but were unable to screen most 10th graders last year due to Covid. We appreciate your assistance.