This Week at Langley

Langley Calendar

Visit the “Langley Calendar” for events for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click on the event for additional information. Check back frequently for newly added and updates on events. Bookmark page for future reference.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, March 21 | College Admissions Discussion with Jeff Selingo
  • Wednesday, March 23 | PTSA Family Network Committee “Book Club”
  • Thursday, March 24 | DIVERSEartLANGLEY
  • Thursday, March 31 | End of Third Quarter – Two Hour Early Release
  • Friday, April 1 | Teacher Workday – Student Holiday
  • Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8 | Spring Break

*Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 


Did You Know...

This past weekend a West Point Cadet died of a fentanyl overdose while on spring break. Here is the story.

Teens and young adults who are experimenting/using drugs could be getting something laced with fentanyl without their knowledge.

Every high school in FCPS has a substance abuse prevention specialist. Kelly Rankin ( is assigned to Langley. Kelly Rankin is available if you are not sure how to talk to you child about the dangers of all drugs especially the increased of fentanyl deaths. It only takes a small about of fentanyl to cause an overdose.

NOT Attending Langley Next School Year?

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is very helpful to know if you don’t plan on returning to us.  If your student will NOT be attending Langley HS in the 22-23SY, please complete the intention form linked below and submit it to Ms. Gratz at as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance! IT-110 Student Intention Form


Join Langley's Psychologist and Social worker for a discussion about some of the challenges of parenting today. In anticipation of best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims' visit to McLean in April to present the talk "Throw out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids," the PTSA is hosting a Langley parent book talk on Julie's most-acclaimed book, How to Raise an Adult, on Mar 23, 11 am, in the Lecture Hall. No worries if you haven't read the book--all are welcome to join in! School Psychologist Anna Davis and School Social Worker Catherine Kennedy will facilitate the discussion and share their thoughts on the aspects of the book that are especially relevant to Langley families. Click here to purchase the book from Amazon.



Students – Receive ONE HOUR of community service when you submit your art to DIVERSEartLANGLEY. All you have to do to get your hour is submit and then attend the March 24 exhibit along with your art.

PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to submit your original art also shown in the Langley Pyramid Art Show.

Submissions should center on a diversity, equity, or inclusion theme—last day to turn in your submission is Monday March 21 - between 7:45 – 8:10 am in Langley Hall.

If you’re working on something but can’t get it done by Monday contact PTSA committee chairs Heather Murphy Capps or Stefanie Stayin.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to record music, dance, theatre, or film submission on a flash drive. 

  1. Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions.

Families: Mark your calendars! The DIVERSEartLANGLEY exhibit is March 24, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Langley Hall, followed by a moderated discussion to reflect on the exhibit. Discussion will be 7:00-8:00 pm in the library and will culminate in the announcement of prize winners.  


For more information, check Schoology under the Art Department or the PTSA website.

Student Representative to the School Board

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student rep is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of FCPS students.

Students currently in grades 9-11 are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Applications are due by Wed, Mar 23. Click here for more information.

Calling all Parents - Langley Students want to Hear all about Your Career!

Langley's Annual Career Fair, "Career Connections" is looking for parents who wish to share their career journey with the students.  The students are busy preparing for this popular event, which will be held virtually again this year on two dates during their Langley Links period.  On Wednesday April 13th we will be featuring speakers in Business, Government and Medical Careers; and on Tuesday April 19th students will listen to speakers in Science, Tech, the Arts, and Communications fields. Sessions on each day will be held on Zoom from 10:30 to 11:15am. They would love to have you present on your career too! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the committee at

AP exams scheduled on Eid al-Fitr

Change in O-Day

Eid al-Fitr will be observed by Muslims around the world this May 2nd and May 3rd. The date of Eid services/celebrations can shift due to the lunar calendar and can vary by community and country. At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. Students registered for  AP exams on May 2nd (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, US Government) will need to request late testing if they are unable to attend due to the Eid religious observance. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th.

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact (Alex Mantel at, no later than April 22nd to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below.

May 2nd AP Exam

Late Exam Date

Start time


May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government

May 20th

12:00 pm

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

March 31 End of Third Quarter - 2-hour Early Release
April 1 Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)
April 4-8 Holiday (Spring Break) 
May 30 Holiday (Memorial Day) 
May 31 Class of 2022 Graduation Day 
June 10 Last Day of School (Early Release) *


2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (pdf) 

2021-2022 Standard School Year Calendar (link)

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2022 - 2023 

The 2022-2023 school year calendar