Student Services Newsletter - 2/16/2023

Hayfield Student Services Newsletter 2/16/23

College Board National Recognition Programs 

The College Board’s National Recognition Programs’ applications for students opened on Wednesday, February 15. You can find information about these opportunities in the student flier. College Board has identified students who are eligible to apply, and students identified by College Board will receive an email invitation from the College Board. Students are also able to nominate themselves by visiting

Opportunity to Apply for Student Representative to the School Board 

Each year, in accordance with FCPS Policy 1802, FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board.  The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC).

The application involves 2 components.  Both are required to be considered for the Election.

  • Written Applications are due March 17, 2023. 2023 Student Representative to the School Board
  • A thirty second candidate statement via Flip Video is due March 31, 2023. Candidates will be emailed a link to record their video on March 20, 2023.

The 2023 election will consist of two parts:

  • The first part of the Election is a virtual Primary Election held on April 17, 2023, using FCPS zoom. Candidates have the option to attend the Primary Election. Candidates will be notified by email regarding the Primary Election results.
  • The second part of the Election is a General Election held in person on April 19, 2023, at Thomas Jefferson High School. Candidates who advanced from the Primary Election are required to attend the General Election on April 19, 2023.

Additional information and details regarding both the Primary and General Elections will be shared with candidates.

Color of Justice Program - March 25, 2023 

The Color of Justice is an annual program designed to expose high school students to the legal profession while encouraging diversity participation in the law. This Program is open to all high school students.

The Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia will be hosting the event this year at the Fairfax Courthouse (4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030) on Saturday, March 25, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.  Registration information is linked here.  

Color of Justice Registration Packet 2023

2023 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs!  

Pat Herrity from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors sponsors three job fairs each year.  They host a large and diverse group of area employers. The fairs are open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment, volunteer opportunities, or tips on building their resume. 

Registration is open. 


West Springfield High School Saturday, March 11 11am- 1pm

South County High school Saturday, March 18   1- 3pm

Chantilly High School Saturday, March 25 1-3pm

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist - Talking with your Students about Alcohol 

It’s never too early to have age-appropriate conversations with your child about alcohol. About 10% of children say they have tried alcohol and that number increases to 50% by the time they are 15 (SAMHSA). Early and frequent conversations about alcohol and other drugs tend to be more effective than having “the talk” once. If you choose to not have the conversation with your child as a parent, they will still have the conversion with their peers. Silence communicates as loudly as a verbal conversation, so it’s up to you to decide what message is explicitly shared. 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Sources & Resources: 

Why You Should Talk With Your Child About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Talk, They Hear You 


For further Information & support:

Bryan Villalobos

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist