FCHS News & Announcements - Summer Update


Important Dates

  • 7/31 - Fall Sports Begin (Falls Church High School Athletics website)
  • 8/7-8/11 - Senior Portraits (see announcement below)
  • 8/14 - Immunization Clinic (2:00-7:00 pm, Luther Jackson MS Gym)
  • 8/17 - FCHS Open House (see announcement below)
  • 8/21 - First Day of School
  • 8/30 - Back to School Night

Bell Schedule

School begins at 8:10 and dismisses at 2:55. Please see the FCHS Bell Schedule.


New Assistant Principal @ FCHS

Introducing FCHS' new assistant principal, Ms. Mary Bermingham!

Ms. Bermingham has been serving as the Special Education Department Chair here at Falls Church for the past two years. Prior to that role, she was the Head Learning Specialist for West Virginia University Football. She also previously taught Science at Key Middle School, and History at Justice High School.

Ms. Bermingham has proven to be a strong leader and will continue to positively impact our school and community in her new role.  She will be supervising Special Education (Cat A) and Fine & Performing Arts and will work with students with last names A - De.


Acting Assistant Principal @ FCHS

Welcome to Acting Assistant Principal, Ms. Bianca Aiello!  Ms. Aiello will be filling in for Ms. Ritchey who is on maternity leave.  Ms. Aiello currently serves as the Director of Student Services at Poe Middle School and will be at FCHS through Thanksgiving Break.

Ms. Aiello will be supervising Math and World Languages and will work with students with last names Di - Lop.

Student Schedules

Detailed schedules (classes, periods, teachers, and rooms) will be available to view in SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE on August 17th at 6am.

Schedule changes are only permitted for errors, not preference changes. Course requests can be seen now in SIS ParentVUE.

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Senior Portraits

Prestige Portraits will be at Falls Church High School the week of August 7th through August 11th for Senior Portrait photography.  Prestige Portraits has mailed an appointment card to your home address, so you should be receiving one soon if you haven’t already.  (See sample of the appointment card pasted below this message.)

The appointment card will direct you to log onto prestigeportraits.com to schedule your appointment using the unique ID number located on the appointment card to select a date/time convenient to you.  (NOTE:  If you misplace the appointment card, you may still schedule your appointment by entering Virginia and Falls Church where it asks for State and City, hitting “Go,” selecting Falls Church High School on the next page, and entering your last and first name as they appear in SIS StudentVUE.)

If you have any questions or need help scheduling an appointment, please call Prestige Scheduling at 1-(800) 736-4753.  Chat help is also available online at schedule.prestigeportraits.com.  If you are unable to make one of the appointments in August, additional makeup dates will be available in October.  More information regarding the makeup dates will be shared at a later date.

Go Jags!


Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2023-24 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten days prior to the first day of the school year. The online application can be found HERE.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers.

Take Tutor.com on the Road!

Tutor.com continues to be available to all students, at no cost, to continue summer learning. Visit the Summer Access Tutor.com webpage for more information on how to access the online service throughout the summer. 

INOVA Free School Physicals and Immunizations

Inova Cares Clinic for Children (ICCC) and Inova Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) are now scheduling appointments in June, July, and August to provide children ages 5 and up with FREE school physicals and immunizations to begin the 2023-24 School Year. This will take place at the Inova Cares Clinic for Children in Herndon, Manassas, and Falls Church.

PHC will be on site to screen and enroll qualifying families in Medicaid/FAMIS and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare providers. Please share the flyers below.

Flyer for Insured and Inova Patients

Flyer for Medicaid or Uninsured Patients

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Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule



FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares

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