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

  • Tuesday, April 19 | Career Connections
  • Tuesday, April 26 | Senior Class Parent Forum
  • Wednesday, April 27 – May 1, May 6 & 7 | Spring Musical
  • Friday, April 29 | Freshman Parent Coffee
  • Wednesday, May 4 | PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal Q & A
  • Thursday, May 5 | Band Concert
  • Saturday, May 14 | Prom
  • Thursday, May 19 & Friday, May 20 | Choral Show
  • Tuesday, May 24 | Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 26 | Band Concert
  • Tuesday, May 31 | Class of 2022 Graduation
  • Friday, June 10 | Last Day of School
  • *Check the Langley Calendar and/or Langley High School website under events for detailed information on the events listed above. 

End of Year Schedule 

Click this link to view the end of year schedule. Some of the items included in the end of year schedule are listed below. 

  • End of year exam schedule
  • Daily Schedule 
  • Mandatory Senior Events 


Did You Know...

Hi all, in response to the alarming amount of  fentanyl overdoses, Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on youth substance use trends and supports. It is being offered virtually in every language on 4/20, 4/26 and 4/28. I am one of the presenters. Can we get this out.  Here is the information.

This weeks DYK. April is distracted driving awareness month. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that “on a typical day, eight people are killed and hundreds more are injured in distraction-affected crashes.” Here is the NSC “Just Drive Pledge.”

Spring 2022 SOL Testing

Across Virginia this spring, high school students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) tests.  An FCPS Frequently Asked Questions webpage provides more information about SOL EOC tests in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). 

Students may be taking one or more Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between April 25 and May 25. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school. School staff will schedule and communicate specific testing dates for your student based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify your student’s school as soon as possible.

Some SOL assessments are required under federal law, and some may be needed to verify credit for high school graduation. The table below shows the SOL EOC non-writing tests available to fulfill federal participation and/or verified credit requirements. 

  • Federal law requires schools to provide students one SOL test in reading, in mathematics, and in science during grades 9-12. These assessments provide information about student achievement to the parent/guardian, school, division, and state. 

State law requires students to verify credits to fulfill Standard and Advanced Studies diploma graduation requirements, as outlined on the Graduation Requirements and Course Planning webpage, SOL tests are the most common way students earn the verified credits they need. However, performance assessments (in certain social studies courses only) or substitute assessments approved by the Virginia Board of Education may be another option available for your student to verify certain credits.

If you do not want your student to participate in SOL assessments, you have the right to refuse testing. However, any decision to refuse SOL tests should be made in consultation with school staff to allow full consideration of any potential implications for on-time graduation. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage offers important information as you consider this decision.

In most cases, SOL assessment results are available in the Student Information System (SIS) ParentVUE within about three months. If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Megan Bieleski, Langley HS assessment coach, at

FCPSOn Laptops and Electronic Devices for SOL Testing

All students who are taking an SOL test need to make sure that their computers are functioning properly in order to take the test. Health checks for FCPSOn laptops were conducted in all English classes. Check Schoology to learn how to run the health check. Please use student technology request form to make an appointment if the laptop did not pass the health check.

Students must bring their laptop to school on the day of their test, or it may impact their ability to take the SOL on their scheduled date and time.

We want to remind families that students may not have access to their electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) in the SOL testing environment, except in the case of a documented medical need.  Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  

Parent FAQs: SOL Testing

Q: What should my child bring to school specifically for testing?

A: Students should bring a pencil, their FCPSOn computer, and charger to testing. Students should not bring personal computers, as they cannot be used for SOL testing.  They are permitted a water bottle, sweater, or jacket as well. 

Q: Are students allowed to use calculators on the SOL test?

A: For math SOLs, an online version of the DESMOS calculator is available during the tests.

Q: When will my student get an SOL schedule?

A: Student testing letters will specify testing dates for students. These will be sent out at least two weeks prior to testing via student FCPS email.

Q: How long are the SOLs?

A: SOL tests are untimed, and a student has the school day to complete the exam. Some of the longer tests like the reading, math, or science SOLs may take around 90-120 minutes.

Q: Which classes have SOLs?

A: At the high school level, there are 10 End of Course classes that have SOLs during the spring testing window.

  • English 11 and AP Language: Reading
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geosystems: Earth Science
  • World History I
  • World History II 
  • United States and Virginia History (US/VA)

Please note that once a student has earned a verified credit and fulfilled the federal participation requirements in a subject, they will not have to take any further SOLs in that subject.  For example, if a student passes the Biology SOL during the 9th grade, they will earn a science verified credit and fulfill the federal participation requirement for science, which means that they will not need to take any other science SOL tests during the rest of high school, such as the SOL in Chemistry or Earth Science.

Q: When are make-up tests?

A: We must pull students who missed an SOL test into make-up testing within the primary SOL attempt window. If you know that your child will be absent from testing in advance, contact your child’s SOL teacher and Megan Bieleski ( for make-up options.

Q: What happens if my child does not pass an SOL?

A: The passing score range is 400-600. Normally, if a student scores within a range of 375-399, he or she will be permitted to retake the SOL after remediating with a teacher. 

Q: What SOLs does my child need, depending on his or her diploma type and ninth grade entry date?

A: You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2016-17 and 2017-2018.

You can follow this link to the requirements for the standard and advanced studies diplomas regarding verified credits for students who enter the ninth grade for the first time in 2018-2019 and beyond.


SOL Testing During Ramadan

Students who are observing Ramadan during SOL testing in April may request to take their SOL test on a makeup date in May. Contact Megan Bieleski, Langley HS Assessment Coach, at to make this request.

AP Students/Parents,

With AP season approaching, please find an AP FAQ document that addresses timing of tests, what to bring, additional resources, etc. 

Students may elect to be excused for the remainder of the scheduled school day either before or after a given AP test.  In order to do so, the AP Pass Form will need to be completed and a printed copy handed in to Ms. Schultz in the attendance office by Tuesday, April 26.  This form will not be accepted after that date. Please note that students will need to have their own travel arrangements in place should they be excused.  Teachers will update students on exact exam locations in the coming weeks.  If a student has both an AM and PM exam, they may not leave between exams.  Any other questions can be directed to Mr. Mantel 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


Nominate a Staff Member for FCPS CARES

As we begin 4th quarter, please take a moment to consider nominating a staff member for FCPS CARES.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Please take note of the following before submitting an FCPS CARES.

All submissions are posted to the public FCPS CARES webpage and could be shared via other FCPS news outlets. Submissions containing personal or sensitive information may be edited. A notification email, with the submission text included, will be sent to the recipient and copied to his or her supervisor(s).

Volunteer Opportunity

Student Services would like to ask for any parent volunteers to help us in administering ap testing this spring. All parents will be paired with a knowledgeable member of our team and only be tasked with assisting in handing out and collecting materials and supervising the test. Test proctoring runs about 4 hours per test. Because of the vast amount of testing done in the building, every extra proctor we can use will be greatly appreciated. The only rule is that you can’t proctor a test your student is taking this year, otherwise we hope it might be a good experience to see how AP tests are administered, and to get to know some of our student services staff better as we look to a successful testing season for 2022, thank you!”

Senior News! 

LAST PARENT FORUM:  Our final Senior Parent Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 9:30am in the LHS Auditorium (sorry no food or drink allowed).  We will have a panel discussion of helpful hints for college from experience parents as well as a presentation from LHS Career and College Specialist Hannah Wolff regarding any last college insights.  This forum will be live streamed and archived on our Class of 2022 Parents Facebook page for those who cannot attend.


ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY TICKETS:  Tickets are available for the ANGP to be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 10:45pm – Wednesday, June 1 at 4am at Oak Marr Rec Center.  Ticket price is $75 through April 18.  Price increases to $85 after then.  Tickets may be purchased on the ANGP website:


YARD SIGNS:  Recognize your senior with an official LHS yard sign.  Signs are $45 and all proceeds benefit the ANGP.  Signs may be purchased on the ANGP website:


RIDE TO GRADUATION IN STYLE:  Purchase raffle tickets to WIN a Limo Ride & Box Seats for the Langley High School Graduation Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall!  Be one of two winners of a Limo Ride and VIP seats. $10/ticket or $25 for 3. Purchase by May 15th.  Prize includes: 4 hour limo service from Chariots for Hire (gratuity not included) AND VIP Box Seats at Constitution Hall (these replace graduation tickets).  Purchase the raffle tickets on the ANGP website:

FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2021 - 2022

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