Week of May 20

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In This Issue

Herndon vs. Hughes Soccer Game

Soccer Game Recap
Herndon Hawks take on Hughes Panthers in Soccer at Herndon High School on Saturday, May 18. Coached by Mr. Kospanos!

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 23 and 30
  • HMS v. Hughes Soccer Game | 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.

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.

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.

In This Weeks News

Dr. Reid’s Community Conversations

We want to share with you Dr. Reid’s Community Conversations going on now. She is holding the next community conversation on Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Katherine Johnson Middle School (3801 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030). REGISTER  HERE

In addition, please attend the last community meeting regarding Middle School Start Times for the 2025-26 school year. This will take place on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Frost Middle School (4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22032)

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

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

We All Belong Here Photo

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form.

Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Student Bus Passes Offer Free Transportation All Year

All Fairfax County middle and high school students can get a Student Bus Pass SmarTrip card to ride the Fairfax Connector and Fairfax CUE buses for free! With the pass, fares are free from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, all year. Learn more about the Student Pass. Complete the application and return it to our front office.  

Children 12 and younger ride for free on Fairfax Connector with a paying adult.

Colleges and Universities Still Accepting Applications

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has released their annual list of colleges and universities that are still accepting applications from prospective freshmen or transfer students for the fall of 2023. Students and families are encouraged to use this tool to search colleges that still have space available. Users may narrow down the list of schools by state and view whether a school still has financial aid, as well as unfilled housing. 

Additionally, NACAC has created an enrollment deposit fee waiver request form, considered by some institutions, for students experiencing significant financial hardship. Families can learn more about the enrollment deposit fee waiver and eligibility on the NACAC website. It is recommended that students and families contact their school counselor or college and career specialist with any questions.Students who still need assistance applying for the FAFSA or VASA (financial aid forms) can schedule a free appointment with our partners at College Access Fairfax. Email appointments@CollegeAccessFairfax.org. All FAFSA or VASA help that your school or College Access Fairfax provides is free.

Athletics and Summer Activities

Student vs. Staff Game Schedule

Student vs. Staff Games will take place starting this 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!

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.

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!


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Memorial Day

As we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Learn about the history of Memorial Day.

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.



21 | Pyramid Orchestra Concert at HHS at 7 p.m.

22 | Band Spring Concert at 7 p.m.

23 | Volleyball Student vs. Staff Game

23 | Choir Spring Concert at 7 p.m.

27 | Memorial Day (Holiday)

30 | Flag Football Student vs. Staff Game


7 | Gun Violence Awareness Day/Wear Orange

7 | Herndon vs. Hughes Soccer Game

7 | 8th Grade Dance

10 | 8th Grade Picnic

12 | Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

Helpful Links

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.