McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 6/6/2022

Important Upcoming Dates

Check out the McLean Website to keep up to date with SOL testing, bell schedule changes, end of the year final exam schedule, Driver's Ed permit testing and much more.  

June 6-9 - early release days 

June 10 - Last day of school - early release

2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

This Week's Bell Schedules

Tues, Wed, ThursFriday

Final Grades

Final Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Friday, June 11th. Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. Report Cards will be mailed by Friday, June 18th.

ParentVUE/ StudentVUE will be closed Friday, June 18th at 4pm until Tuesday, June 22nd at 6am.

SOL Spring Score Preview

If your student took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE starting on June 8th. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today:

Underclassmen FCPSOn Laptop/Charger Collection

Underclassmen who no longer need their school laptop for finals:

  • Starting on Monday, June 6 and throughout the final exam week, any student that no longer needs access to their school laptop may stop by the Library Reference Room throughout the school day and turn in their school laptop and charger.  

Underclassmen who need their school laptop until their last exam:

  • Students will turn in their laptop and charger to their 7th period teacher upon completion of their 7th period exam and before the final dismissal bell on Thursday, June 9

Underclassmen enrolled in online summer courses:

  • Students who are enrolled in an online summer course will be permitted to keep their laptop/charger for the duration of their course. At the conclusion of their summer course, students should return their laptop/charger to the main office. Teachers will be given a list of summer course enrollments prior to June 9th to verify which students will need to keep their devices.

What happens if students fail to turn in their FCPSOn laptop?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office or Administration that the laptop must be turned in ASAP.  If they keep the laptop over the summer without an approved reason, their laptop will be disabled, making it inoperable for the remainder of the summer.  

What happens if students turn in their FCPSOn laptop without a charger?

Underclassman:  Students and Parents will be notified by the Main Office that the charger must be turned in ASAP.  The laptop will be re-imaged and prepared for the next school year, but will not be re-issued until a charger is turned in or payment has been received through MySchoolBucks.

End of the School Year Medication Pick-up

As the end of our school year approaches, please be reminded that all medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year.  Per FPCS regulations, any medications that remain in the Health Room after close of business on the last day of school must be destroyed.

For SENIORS:  The last day of classes will be May 20th.   Seniors who have medications may keep them in the Health Room until after AP testing and graduation activities are complete.

For ALL OTHER STUDENTS:  The last day of classes is June 10th.

Prescription Medications (Epi-pens, Inhalers, ADHD, etc.) :  Must be picked up by a parent.  Please sign in at the main office.  PLEASE NOTE:  if a student self-carries their epi-pen or inhaler and keeps one in the health room, they may pick it up.

Over-the-counter Medication:  Students may pick up these medications and take them home.  They may be picked up at the end of the day between 2:45-3:00pm any time before the end of the year.

All medications must be picked up by 11:00am, June 10th.

Please contact School Health Aide, Julie Gamboa, with any questions. 


NCFL Speech & Debate Grand National Tournament

NCFL Speech & Debate

Songhan Pang competed at the NCFL Speech & Debate Grand National Tournament. This tournament brings together hundreds of students who qualified from their own leagues throughout the year. She wrote and delivered her own speech entitled “Silence: Food for Thought.” Though she did not place in the final rounds, she did an outstanding job representing McLean. Congratulations Songhan!

Spring Sports All District/Regional Teams

Join us in congratulating McLean High School's amazing teams and athletes. Go Highlanders!

Boys Soccer

All District

1st Team- Kobe McCowan, Mawni Mahdavi

2nd Team- Reed Johnson, Adam Kunz, Henrique Paredes, Brendan Cowan

HM- Jeremy Jeannot, Dillon Prestidge

All Region

1st Team- Kobe McCowan

2nd Team- Mawni Mahdavi


Girls Soccer

All District

Player of the Year- Kyra Bolden

1st Team- Kyra Bolden, Kylie Keysor, Kaitlyn Helfrich, Ellen Shine, Katie Romhilt

2nd Team- Malina Rubin, Malia Bullen, Faith Whare

HM- Kayla Fraser

All Region

Player of the Year- Kyra Bolden

1st Team- Kyra Bolden, Kaitlyn Helfrich, Katie Romhilt

2nd Team- Kylie Keysor, Ellen Shine


Girls Tennis

Qualified for Regionals

District Champion- Hannah Lin

District Runner Up- Hannah Lin/Sasha Zelster (Doubles Team)


Boys Tennis

District Champions

Regional Runner Up

District Champion- Jan Pekar/Richard Tamirisa (Double Team)

1st Team All Region- Jan Pekar

1st Team All Region Doubles- Jan Pekar/Richard Tamirisa


Boys Lacrosse

All District

1st Team- Alec Butler, Patrick Downey

2nd Team- Eli Wilson, Andrew Nelson, Tate Waugh

Honorable Mention- Billy Ludwick, Christian Margita, Philippe Kabesele, Isaac Bell, Bryce Molnar, Austin Davis, Kaelan Farris

All Region

2nd Team- Alex Butler, Patrick Downey


Girls Lacrosse

2nd Team - Kit Reed, Camille Blakemore, Hailey Buursink

Honorable Mention All-District- Julia Bodet, Lianne Garrahan, Sarah Beach


Track & Field

District Champions- Xavier Jemison- 800 meters, 1600 meters, 3200 meters, Stella Shen- Triple Jump & Long Jump, Thais Rolly- 3200 meters

Regional Champions- Xavier Jemison- 1600 & 800 meters, Thais Rolly- 3200m



All District

1st Team - Griffin Stieg, Aidan Carey

2nd Team- Jakob Luu, Chris Morabito, Gavin Bartlett, Evan Fontaine

Honorable Mention- Nick Norton, Jake Lynes

All Region

1st Team- Griffin Stieg

HM- Aidan Carey



All District

1st Team- Rylee Schaar, Gabby Colder, Macey Johnson, Piper Tedrow

2nd Team- Elena Socknat, Lily Brumbaugh, Ryan Shannon, Emory Hadden

Honorable Mention- Rachel Longo, Taylor Stats

All Region

1st Team- Rylee Schaar, Gabby Colder

2nd Team- Macey Johnson

Weekly Reminders - Summer Access

Students can access over the summer months by logging into Schoology through a course.  However, after mid-June, when a student clicks on courses, the courses from the 2021-22 SY will no longer show up since they will be archived in transition to the new school year.  Therefore, students must follow the instructions below to access from an archived course during the summer months. Summer Access

When can a student access

  • New FCPS Student - Newly enrolled students will be able to access through Schoology by August 18.
  • Seniors - July 29 will be the last date graduated seniors will be able to access the network.

Summer School - Students attending summer Credit Recovery Academy (CRA), Online Campus (OC) or Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) can access through their active summer course in Schoology.

Click HERE for more information on

Click HERE for the Summer Access Flyer

AP Boot Camp

From Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20, McLean High School will hold an AP Boot Camp, for students in grades 10 - 12. The AP Boot Camp will target students about to take an Advanced Placement course for the first time.

AP Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in AP classes, college and in the corporate world. This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). This program is intended to be a hands-on, cooperative team-building program that actively engages students in the development and use of these skills. Boot Camp has four goals:

  • Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.
  • Guide students in skill development with a focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving
  • Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers

Interested students can register at this link.  

Freshman 101 - Register Now!

McLean High School teachers and administrators will offer a variety of in-person activities for students to choose from as they prepare to begin high school at McLean. Students will get to know staff members, connect with other students, and attend sessions designed to prepare them for success as they transition to high school.

Please note: Only students enrolled as 9th graders at McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible for the MHS Freshmen 101 Program. Please complete this electronic form to reserve a spot. Prior to the program, please send a completed Emergency Care Form and email it to by July 11 to complete your registration; Emergency Care Forms are located on the MHS website. If you have any questions, please email Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at

Where: McLean High School

When: July 18th and 19th

Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Transportation: Details forthcoming

Requesting a MySchoolBucks Lunch Account Refund

If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                                3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit

Attendance Form

Moving forward, McLean High School will no longer use the electronic attendance form. Parents/Guardians will need to call the attendance office, send a written note with your student, or send an email  to 

All Day Absences: 703-714-5725

Early Release: 703-714-5726

*As a courtesy please do not call for early release after 1:30pm. 

Moving over the summer?

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Cindy Ramos, at

Suspension of Attendance Notifications

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.  Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications.  Here are the dates during which morning attendance notifications will be suspended:

  • High school:  April 25, 2022 through the last day of school, June 10

After-School Counseling

The Department of Student Services will be offering counseling opportunities for all students every Wednesday and Thursday after school. Select counselors will be available to meet with students until 4:30pm. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this extra availability and can meet with the counselors on staff regardless of their alphabetical designation. Late bus transportation will be provided every Wednesday and Thursday for all students. 

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

Social-Emotional Support Information

Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist,

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist,

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker,

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.