C'ville School News 04-05-2024

C'ville School News 04-05-2024

Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 

A solar eclipse is happening on Monday, April 8, 2024. It's a rare and exciting astronomical phenomenon and one that requires important safety reminders. Looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can permanently damage your eyes. We are asking teachers to keep students in class until dismissal.  We are not providing protective eyewear to all students.  If students bring their own eyewear, they will be able to view after dismissal.  

Here's what you need to know:

  • Don't look at the sun without approved eyewear. This applies to students and staff, and we encourage you to reinforce this at home.
  • Regular sunglasses are not good enough. The NASA website has more information about eye safety.  
  • Eclipse timing: The eclipse starts around 2:04 p.m., peaks at 3:20 p.m. (which coincides with dismissal for some students), and ends around 4:32 p.m. Please remind your child to be especially vigilant about eye safety during dismissal. If you have concerns about your child walking or riding the bus home, please arrange for alternative transportation.

For more details, visit the FCPS Solar Eclipse webpage.


PTSA Board Positions & Upcoming Mtg., 4/16

The PTSA needs you!  There are board positions available for next year including president and vice president.  The PTSA must have at least a president to continue. 

The PTSA cannot function without Board members – we need your help to continue to support the Wildcat community!

Please email secretary@cvhsptsa.org, treasurer@cvhsptsa.org, and CRLehman@fcps.edu to submit your interest, or with any questions.  Be sure to include your name, contact information, and which role you are interested in serving.

PTSA Website

We look forward to having you join the Board and we thank you for your consideration!  Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00pm.


Prom Dress Shop Opens with Hundreds of Dresses

The annual Prom Dress Shop opens for the season on Friday, April 5, at Centreville High School. Any area student — not just those from Fairfax County Public Schools — who do not have the funds to purchase a prom dress may choose from hundreds of new dresses donated by Macy’s. Learn more and see shop hours.


Upcoming SOL & AP Testing Schedule

Please mark your calendars with these important test dates for SOL’s and AP testing:

The school calendar can also be found at this site

SOL Exams

April 26 – Biology

April 29 – Reading

April 30 – Algebra 1, Chemistry, & Earth Science

May 01 – Algebra 2 & Geometry

AP Exams

May 06 – 8:00 – Government

                12:00 – Chemistry

May 07 – 8:00 – Micro Economics

               12:00 – Statistics

May 08 – 8:00 – English Literature

               12:00 – Comp Gov’t & Computer Science

May 09 – 8:00 – Environmental Science

               12:00 – Psychology

May 10 – 8:00 – U.S. History

               12:00 – Macro Economics


May 13 – 8:00 - Calculus AB & BC

               12:00 – Precalculus

May 14 – 8:00 – English Language

               12:00 – Physics

May 15 – 8:00 – World History

               12:00 – No AP Testing

May 16 – 8:00 – Spanish Language

                12:00 – Biology

May 17 – 8:00 – German Language

                12:00 – No AP Testing


CVHS Theatre Presents Cinderella, April 12, 13 & 14





Annual Centreville Pyramid Art Show, 4/18, 4:30-6:30


Pyramid Art



Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School? Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.


A Message from our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Please see the attached link regarding the “Natural High” campaign.March 2024 Natural High.pdf


New Athletic Opportunities for Students

The FCPS advertised budget for next school year expands high school athletics with boys volleyball and girls wrestling, giving students more ways to nurture their passion and enhance their well-being. FCPS is now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback. See the Budget Calendar for details. Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget.


CVHS Wildcat Achievements

Peace Award Recipient for CVHS “Level the Field” Group

The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County began in 2006 as a way to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end, and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.Students from 26 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the 2024 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. 

Level the Field, Centreville High School, proudly received this 2024 recipient.   Level the Field empowers underserved students with encouragement, tutoring, and mentoring by peers and older students. Level the Field has made contacts in Iraq, Canada, and Mexico. Through the organization’s Better Together Mentorship program, Level the Field matches middle and high school youth to college students to talk about challenges with schoolwork, stresses in relationships, or self-esteem.  

Level the Field’s Reach for the Stars program is a free tutoring program targeted toward low-income elementary school students who want to explore their interests in English, computer science or math. Taken together, these programs help students overcome psychological and socioeconomic obstacles that hurt their academic success and their life chances.


Important Upcoming Dates

Wed., April 10 - Holiday - Religious Observance - Eid al Fitr

Fri. April 12 - Sun., April 14 - CVHS Play Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)

Tues., April 16 - PTSA Meeting, 7:00pm in Library

Thur., April 18 - Pyramid Art Show - Atrium - 4:30 - 6:30

Sat., April 27 - Junior/Senior Prom

Fri., May 3 - Teacher Workday - No School

Mon., May 27 - Holiday - Memorial Day

Wed., June 5 - Class of 2024 Graduation, 9:30am, Eagle Bank Arena - No school for grades 9-11

Wed., June 12 - Last Day of School (modified schedule)

Check out the complete CVHS Student and Athletics calendars on our Calendar Page.