Opening Week Reminders, Plus Dr. Michelle Reid to Hold Community Conversation Tuesday, August 23

Message from Communications Specialist

Dear TJHSST Families,

It's hard to believe that we are only one week away from the start of the 2022-23 school year! I wanted to send everyone a quick message with a couple of updates, including an opportunity to meet the new Fairfax County Public School Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at a Community Conversation forum inside our cafeteria. This event is meant specifically for the TJ community, both families and staff. Registration information is below.

I've also included a few other updates - the 2022-23 bell schedules, Back-to-School Night dates, and parking permit information. 

A more comprehensive message will be delivered to your inbox on Friday afternoon. It will feature a welcome message from Dr. Bonitatibus, as well as some important opening week information such as required forms you will need to fill out, instructions for student drop-off in the morning, how to access student schedules, and more.

Let's have a great school year!


Mike Roth 

TJHSST Communications Specialist

New FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to Hold Community Conversation Meeting on August 23

Headshot of Dr. Michelle Reid

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at TJ on Tuesday, August 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. 

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. You do need to register in advance to attend. Here is the link to register.

TJHSST 2022-23 Bell Schedules

The TJ school day returns to its traditional schedule of beginning at 8:40 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. In general, Mondays are Anchor Days that will feature an Advisory Period at the beginning of the day. Tuesdays and Thursdays are Blue Days, in which students will attend periods 1-4. Wednesdays and Fridays are Red Days, in which students will attend periods 5-8. During the first two and a half weeks of school, eighth periods will be spent in the student's advisory room.

The two exceptions to this schedule in the first semester are:

Monday, August 29 - will be a Red Day

Monday, November 21 - will be a Red Day


Regular Bell Schedule

Monday: Anchor Day
Period Start Time End Time
Advisory 8:40 a.m. 9:10 a.m.
1st Period 9:20 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
2nd Period 10:10 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
3rd Period 11:00 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
Lunch 11:40 a.m. 12:50 p.m.
JLC 12:10 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
4th Period 12:50 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
5th Period 1:40 p.m. 2:20 p.m.
6th Period 2:30 p.m. 3:10 p.m.
7th Period 3:20 p.m. 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday/Thursday: Blue Day
Period Start Time End Time
1st Period 8:40 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
2nd Period 10:25 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. 12:40 p.m.
3rd Period 12:40 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
4th Period 2:25 p.m. 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday/Friday: Red Day
Period Start Time End Time
5th Period 8:40 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
6th Period 10:25 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. 12:40 p.m.
7th Period 12:40 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
8A Period 2:25 p.m. 3:05 p.m.
8B Period 3:20 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 


Visit our website here to see the two-hour early release, three-hour early release, and two-hour delayed opening schedules.

Save the Date - Back to School Nights Aug. 30 and Sept. 8

TJ parents/guardians, save the date as our annual Back to School Nights return to an in-person event this year! Because of parking concerns, we will hold two events:

Tuesday, August 30 - 9th and 12th grades (Class of 2023 and Class of 2026)

Thursday, September 8 - 10th and 11th grades (Class of 2024 and Class of 2025)

Both events will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet with each of their child's teachers and learn more about their class and expectations for the 2022-23 school year. In addition, there will be booths to meet with the TJ PTSA, TJ Partnership Fund, and the Athletic Boosters before and after the event.

More information will come later this month.

Obtaining Parking Permits

  • Seniors and juniors can acquire a parking pass during the first two weeks of school. 
  • Students and their parents need to fill out and sign this application form and return a hard copy to the security office. 
    • The parking fee is $200 for the school year and can be paid on MySchoolBucks . You will see a button labeled "Student Parking Pass Fee." Click on that and it will allow you to make the purchase.
  • Students with economic challenges supported through federal meal programs may speak to a security representative about reduced fees. 
  • There will be no tickets written for students parked in student approved areas during the first two weeks of school while everyone is still obtaining passes.

Important Calendar Reminders

Aug. 18 - Class of 2026 and Class of 2025 Froshmore New Student Orientation, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Aug. 22: First day of the 2022-23 school year. It will be a Modified Anchor Day with one hour advisory and no JLC.

Aug. 23 - Community Conversation with Dr. Michelle Reid from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in cafeteria.

Aug. 29: This Monday will be a Red Day - periods 5, 6, 7, and advisory will be held.

Aug. 30: Back to School Night will be held in-person at TJ for the Class of 2023 and the Class of 2026 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sept. 1: Back to School Bash held after school at TJ Athletic Fields.

Sept. 2-5: Labor Day Holiday. No school on Friday, Sept. 2 or Monday, Sept. 5.

Sept. 8: Back to School Night will be held in-person at TJ for the Class of 2024 and the Class of 2025 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sept. 19-23: TJ's annual homecoming week.

Sept. 24: No school, teacher workday.

Oct. 5: No school for students or staff - Yom Kippur holiday

Oct. 10: No school, staff development day.

Oct. 12: PSAT (10th and 11th grade) SAT (12th grade) 

Oct. 24: No school for students or staff - Diwali holiday

Oct. 28: End of first quarter - Modified Red Day with 2 hour early release