Week of May 28

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Global Leaders of Fairfax County


Please join us in congratulating Herndon High School seniors Bibisha Acharya, Amisha Dwivedy, and Ashwini Sigdel! They, along with 127 of her FCPS peers, was recognized at a cermony held on May 19th at Woodson High School. These students successfully completed the program which saw them take part in year-long projects focused on applying each of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to the Fairfax County community.

In This Issue:


April 29-May 31: SOL Testing, School-Wide

May 20-31: Yearbook Pickup, Black Day Lunches, Concession Stand

May 28: Senior Final Exams or Culminating Activities Continue

May 27: Holiday | Memorial Day

May 29: All Library Materials from Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are Due

May 29: Spirit Day at North Point Village, 6:00am - 10:00pm, Chick-fil-A

June 05: Early Dismissal, 10:30 am | Graduation, 2:00 pm, EagleBank Arena

June 05: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

June 06: Underclassmen Final Exams or Culminating Activities Begin

June 11: Parent Coffee, 8:30 am or 6:30 pm, Cafeteria

June 12: Last Day of School | Early Dismissal

June 13: School Planning Day for Staff

June 14: Teacher Work Day for Staff

June 17:Holiday | Eid-al-Adha (begins sundown 6/16 - sundown 6/17)

June 18: Teacher Work Day for Staff

June 19: Holiday | Juneteenth

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar






Spring SOL Test Information


Herndon High School students will be taking one or more Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between April 29, 2024 and May 31, 2024. All students will receive their testing schedule and other important information via school E-Mail in the middle of April 2024. All testing times start at 8:10 AM.

The testing days have been expanded this year due to the AP testing that is also scheduled during the same testing window and student testing must ensure that proper spacing and time is provided for all tests. On certain days, the bell schedule will be rotated to ensure that instructional time is maintained for all students testing. The table below lists the testing days and the schedule run that day:

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Reading SOL Test Expedited Retake and Make-Up Tests - Regular Red Day Bell Schedule
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - All Science SOL Expedited Retake and Make-up Tests - Regular Black Day Bell Schedule
  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 - All Math SOL Expedited Retake and Make-Up Tests - Regular Red Day Bell Schedule
  • Friday, May 31, 2024 - All SOL Expedited Retake and Make-up Tests (as needed) - Regular Black Day Bell Schedule

All students received their SOL testing schedules through their school E-Mail accounts on April 16, 2024.

While further information on testing can be found on the Herndon High School Website, all SOL assessments are taken in-person at school. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, or have further questions about SOL testing, please notify your student’s school counselor or our Assessment Coach, Dr. Karl Gussow.

Spirit Day at North Point Village, Chick-fil-A


Spirit Day at North Point Village, Chick-fil-A, 1494 North Point Village Center, Reston, VA 20194 on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 • 6:00am - 10:00pm. 

Come support the HHS Class of 2026 by placing a mobile pickup, dine-in, Drive thru, or curbside order from 7a-8p. You get to enjoy a great meal or snack and the HHS Class of 2026 will receive a donation of 25% of today's mobile sales that support through the Chick-fil-A® App when completing the order. The CODE is HORNETS (all caps). Ordering in the store or Drive-thru, let the team member know you are here for the Spirit Event.

Yearbook Pickup



Yearbook distribution starts on May 20th until May 31st! You can pickup/buy yearbooks during BLACK DAY during ALL LUNCHES as well as during after school on WED/THURS until MAY 31st by the concession stand!

This year, we are requiring PHOTO ID (school ID, license, etc.). Don’t have one? Get one printed from the main office!

Books not picked up by May 30th can be picked up before/after school OR during any 3rd or 8th period in room B127. If you come during any other period, Ms. Kim will be teaching and will NOT be able to hand you your book.

Can’t make these dates? Email Ms. Kim at jkim12@fcps.edu

Reminder: all online orders close on Sunday, May 19th. Purchases after the 19th must be done in person via order forms in the main office. Books are $80, cash or check (payable to Herndon High School). Students on Free/Reduced Lunch must purchase in person through the main office and get their order forms signed.

From the Library

The end of the school year marks a time to account for library books that students have enjoyed this year. Here are dates to note:

  • All senior library materials are now due. School accounts, including any outstanding library obligations for lost or damaged books, must be settled before cap and gown distribution. Seniors can speak with a librarian if they have questions about their account.
  • Wednesday, May 29: all library materials from freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are due. This date applies for all FCPS schools.
  • Monday, June 3: students who will return to Herndon High School in the fall and whose library accounts are clear may check out books for the summer. These books can be returned during the first week of school in August.

Between June 12 and August 18, Fairfax County Public Library is offering their summer reading program. This program depends on student volunteers. If your student is interested in accruing service hours at Herndon Fortnightly Library, they can find out more at one of the required orientation sessions (Tuesday, May 21 or Saturday, June 1). To register for the orientation sessions or to find out about Herndon Fortnightly’s programs for teens, visit their calendar here.

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at hhs_library@fcps.edu.

Senior and Underclassmen End of Year Calendar



Please find above the calendar with the senior and underclassmen end of year final exam schedule. The calendar is also available here.

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza



Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

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.

VA DMV Permit Test

Throughout this school year, Herndon HS will now offer the Virginia DMV Permit test to all students who meet the criteria, have parent permission and successfully register for the test.  Students will need to meet the following criteria and registration tasks:

  1. Be at least 15 years and 6 months old to register and take the permit test.
  2. Obtain a signed DTS 41-Parent Consent Form (DTS 41- Parent Permission Form Link)
  3. Register on ACE Online for Herndon High School (there is a $20 fee due at registration)  (ACE Online Registration Link)
  4. Register for the test on the Virginia DMV Online Knowledge Testing System (Virginia DMV Test Registration Link)
  5. Students MUST bring their FCPS school issued laptop on the day of the test.
  6. Students MUST bring a picture ID to verify identity.  If the student does not have a picture ID, take a picture, print the picture, write the student’s full legal name under the picture and have a teacher sign it to verify identity.

Test Date:June 5

Test Location: Herndon HS - Room J104

Test Time: 3:15pm (DO NOT BE LATE)

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Quirine (jquirine@fcps.edu).

Wednesday, June 5 (Early Dismissal)

On Wednesday, June 5, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be dismissed at 10:30 am.  The bell schedule for the day is below.

  • 1st Pd Class: 8:10 - 8:39
  • 3rd Pd Class: 8:47 - 9:16
  • 5th Pd Class: 9:24 - 9:53
  • 7th Pd Class: 10:01 - 10:30
  • Dismissal: 10:30

Staff will be preparing for the graduation of the class of 2024 at EagleBank Arena later that day. Please plan accordingly.

Underclassmen End of Year Calendar



Please find below the calendar with the senior and underclassmen end of year final exam schedule. The calendar is also available here.

Gun Violence Awareness Day/Wear Orange

The first Friday in June is recognized as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Also known as Wear Orange Day, it was first organized by students in 2013. Information about gun violence prevention is available on our website.

Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is Wednesday, June 12, and students will be dismissed early. The bell schedule for the last day of school is listed below.

  • 1st Pd Class: 8:10 - 8:23
  • 2nd Pd Class: 8:30 - 8:40
  • 3rd Pd Class: 8:47 - 8:57
  • 5th Pd Class: 9:04 - 9:14
  • 6th Pd Class: 9:21 - 9:31
  • 7th Pd Class: 9:38 - 9:48
  • 8th Pd Class: 9:55 - 10:05
  • Dismissal: 10:10

Parent Coffee on June 11



Thank you for your involvement and feedback from our most recent Parent Coffee, where we proposed changes for the next school year that would improve communication, increase student efficacy, and reduce student anxiety. In order to offer an in-person opportunity to hear about our final decisions for the year ahead as well as showcase some of the many celebrations from this current school year, we have scheduled one additional in-person Parent Coffee for this school year. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 11th. We will once again offer this meeting in both the morning and the evening. Please join us at 8:30am or 6:30pm in the Herndon High School cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you there!

End-of-Year Medication Disposal Guidelines

All medications currently in the clinic must be picked up by parents by June 12 at 2:00 pm. The parent or guardian must transport medications to and from school, except a high school student may carry an over-the-counter medication. Medicine not picked up by June 12 will be discarded.

A new medication authorization form is needed for each school year. Forms may be obtained from the school clinic or on the FCPS School Health Services webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/family-resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services). An FCPS authorization form is required for any medicine to be carried by a student or kept in the clinic during school. For additional information, call our School Health Aide Carevia Davis at 703-810-2210 or Public Health Nurse Amanda Khu at 571-460-9945.


NOVA Early Online College Fall 2024 Semester Registration

NOVA Early Online College (EOC) allows rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take up to two tuition-free college courses. EOC courses for the fall semester take place Monday, September 23, through Tuesday, December 17, 2024. Students should register by Friday, July 26, at 5 p.m.

Courses are asynchronous, online, and for college credit only. Thirteen courses are offered along with courses that fulfill the IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate. EOC courses meet the requirements for most of NOVA’s associate degrees as well as being highly transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities.








Student Volunteer Opportunity - Herndon Youth Advisory Committee

What: Student Volunteer Opportunity - Herndon Youth Advisory Committee

Commitment: September 2024 – June 2025; up to 4 meetings per term

Application Deadline: June 15, 2024; Apply Online

Who: 8th – 12th Grade Students

The Town of Herndon recently established the Herndon Youth Advisory Committee (HYAC) to create a link between the Town of Herndon and the youth of our community. The Committee will advise the Herndon Town Council on activities, issues, and decisions relating to youth in the town and advocate for the interests and desires of our diverse youth population.  

We are seeking students with an interest in making an impact in their community to apply to serve on the HYAC for the 2024-2025 school year.  This is a year-long commitment with up to four (4) in-person meetings to occur during the year, with the first meeting in September 2024. 

We are seeking twelve (12) middle or high school students who live in Herndon or attend classes at Herndon Middle or Herndon High Schools to serve on the HYAC.  Members who attend Herndon Middle or High Schools do not have to be residents of the town.

Individuals interested in applying to serve on the Youth Advisory Committee can apply on the town’s website by June 15, 2024.  Applicants will be considered for appointment by the Town Council in July 2024. The Town Clerk’s Office will coordinate directly with applicants. 

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2023-24 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

Herndon's Scribe Needs Sponsors


Have you seen the Scribe?  It’s Herndon High School’s own literary magazine that features the amazing literary and visual art of students of all grade levels. In 2022, staff lead the revival of a print production to better showcase student skill and talent. Now we are seeking additional financial sponsors to increase print production for greater viewing and distribution. 

If you are interested in being a sponsor, click HERE, which will take you directly to “Herndon’s Scribe Literary Arts Magazine” on MySchoolBucks. Simply choose your level of support. You can make your donation (purchase) by checking out as a guest.  Sponsor levels are: 

  • Friend $20
  • Supporter $50
  • Partner $100
  • Advocate $250
  • Patron $500

All donations greater than $50 will be sent a complimentary copy of the Scribe 2024 when it comes out in May/June 2024. If you have any questions, contact Barb Taylor at btaylor@fcps.edu.

The Scribe earned "Distinguished" recognition from the National Council for Teachers' of English's REALM program for 2023. View last year’s Scribe 2023 HERE.

Please give your financial support so we can better recognize and promote the fine arts in our community. Donate today!

Thank you for your generosity and support.






Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Mrs. Reardon at bareardon@fcps.edu for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

🚍 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.

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