Week of June 3

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In This Issue:



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




Congratulations to our graduating seniors who visited our feeder schools for the Legacy Walk.



From the Library

Summer is a great time to incorporate reading into the less hectic days.

  • Summer checkout: 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.
  • Students can access ebooks and e-audiobooks all summer long by logging into their MackinVIA accounts. Consider listening to an e-audiobook if your family is traveling this summer!
  • Between June 12 and August 18, Fairfax County Public Library is offering their summer reading program. Registration opens June 5. To find out about Herndon Fortnightly’s programs for teens, visit their calendar here.

Are you looking for particular title recommendations? Check out these book lists for all ages:

Do your students still have library books on their account from earlier this year? We don’t charge overdue fines, and we would love to get them back this week!

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month


In the month of June, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically. We stand with those facing an ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. This Pride Month, we affirm our obligation to uphold the dignity of all people. Each individual in our school community should feel valued for who they are. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.



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. 

Eid al-Adha (Holiday)


Eid Mubarak to all who observe! Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is the second of two main holidays celebrated in Islam. Muslims believe that Eid al-Adha signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, known as Abraham in Christianity and Judaism, to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as ordered by Allah. It focuses on sacrifice, the pilgrimage to Mecca and giving to those less fortunate.

Juneteenth (Holiday)


Wednesday, June 19, is a holiday for FCPS employees. Schools and offices will be closed. Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 that word of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War finally reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, effectively marking the end of slavery in the United States. Learn more about Juneteenth.

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.





School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget



The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

💪 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.

Digital SAT Replaces Paper in 2024-25

This October, the SAT School Day will be administered in a digital format nationwide. Some testing accommodations are administered differently for digital tests than for paper/pencil tests. See information about accommodations for students with disabilities.

SAT School Day and PSAT/NMSQT

SAT School Day and PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) exams will be held at each high school on Wednesday, October 9, at no cost to families. The digital SAT School Day exam is offered to 12th grade students, and the digital PSAT/NMSQT exam is provided to 10th and 11th grade students.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and Multilingual Learner Supports

Because these exams are operated by the College Board, students do not automatically receive testing accommodations or supports. If you have a student with disabilities entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, or have a multilingual student entering 12th grade, please review the accommodations request process and/or EL support request process and return forms to the high school by Monday, August 5.

Find out more about SAT and PSAT assessments in FCPS.

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.





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