Week of May 13

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In This Issue

Herndon v. Hughes Basketball Game

HMS vs LHMS Basketball Game

Snapshots from our Herndon v. Hughes Basketball Game on May 9th. Boys and Girls did a tremendous job!

Reminders: Last Week's News

8th Grade End of the Year Activities

EOY Activities

There are fun and exciting activities planned ahead for the end of the year for 8th graders!

  • Student v. Staff Night Hawk Events | Thursday, May 16, 23, 30
  • HMS v. Hughes Sports Events
    • Soccer | Saturday, May 18 and Friday, June 7
  • 8th Grade End of Year Dance | Friday, June 7
  • 8th Grade Picnic | Monday, June 10 (during school)

Please note: The end of the year activities are privileges for students to earn and enjoy. In order to earn these privileges, students are expected to meet expectations regarding attendance, being on time for classes, and behavior. Students who do not meet these expectations risk losing the privilege of attending these events.

Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance at school is important all year long, up to the last day of school. Attendance has an effect on student performance and on school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.

Learn more about attendance resources.

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th and 12th Graders

Immunizations are required for all students entering 7th and 12th grades this fall. Visit the FCPS immunization webpage to learn about the required vaccines.  Caregivers should ask their private healthcare provider or the health department to review their student's immunization record to ensure that their student has received these required immunizations. 

It is important to schedule immunizations early in the summer, as seventh-grade students must submit documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before they begin school in August. Twelfth-grade students must submit documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine. Get more information on all student immunization requirements.

You may email/scan your documentation to our Registrar, Ms. Fry at smfry@fcps.edu.

In This Weeks News

Student v. Staff Game Schedule


Student v. Staff Games will take place starting next week during Block A. 

  • Volleyball | Thursday, May 23
    • Student Tournament | Wednesday, May 22 (During Block B)
  • Flag Football | Thursday, May 30
    • Student Tournament | Tuesday, May 28 (During Block B)

Students, participate in the tournaments to earn a spot v. the Staff!

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening Next

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The next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.

Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates:

  • Monday, May 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Hughes Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Frost Middle School.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Community Dental Event

Dental Clinic

Andina Dental will be hosting a dental event on Saturday, June 8 and Monday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Seven Corners area, with the participation of Anthem Healthkeepers/Medicaid of Virginia and Andina Dental Health.

Don't miss this great opportunity! For more information, please contact 703-223-2440.

Athletics and Summer Activities

Herndon High School Sports Physicals

HHS Physical

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 20 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year now while supporting the Athletic Training program! Students participating in sports need a new physical for every school year. Students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities until a physical form has been submitted, this includes middle school cross country and track & field. You are always welcome to get a sports physical through your family physician or an urgent care center, but this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser.

Register Here!

Questions? Contact Lisa Petruzzi at ltpetruzzi@fcps.edu.

Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to participate in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — at no cost!

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

SoCo Summer Strings


Exciting news! SoCo Summer Strings is returning this summer! The camp will be hosted at South County Middle School from July 8 to 19 from 8:30am-12:30pm, weekdays only. Camp is open to all rising 5th-9th grade students with at least one year of experience on the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Students will participate in two large ensemble rehearsals, an instrument-specific technique class, and a sectional each day. 

You can find more information and registration for camp at www.schsorchestra.org/soco-summer-strings. Early registration is from March to June 9, so reserve your student’s spot soon!


Asian American and Pacific Islander HM

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

Jewish HM

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S.

Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

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Memorial Day

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Learn about the history of Memorial Day.



18 | HMS v. LHMS Soccer Game at 11 a.m. at HHS

23 | Volleyball Student v. Staff Game

27 | Memorial Day (Holiday)

30 | Flag Football Student v. Staff Game


7 | Gun Violence Awareness Day/Wear Orange

12 | Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

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FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.