Week of June 10

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Class of 2024 Graduation


Congratulations to the Class of 2024! This picture captures the moment after Dr. Noto confirmed the seniors as high school graduates. Best wishes as they start their next adventure!

In This Issue:



June 10: Underclassmen Final Exams or Culminating Activities Continue

June 12: Last Day of School | Early Dismissal

June 13: School Planning Day for Staff

June 14: Teacher Work Day for Staff

June 14-21: 2024-25 Course Request Changes Permitted 

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




Message from the Principal

Dear Herndon Families,

FCPS has established and communicated to principals some updated grading policies and procedures for school year 2024-25. FCPS will share this information with parents in the very near future. Our Herndon HS administrative team are closely reviewing these updated guidelines and procedures to ensure fidelity. In addition, I am consulting with our Region 1 Office and the FCPS Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Sloan Presidio, to ensure Herndon HS policies and procedures for next year are aligned with FCPS. I am going to postpone our planned Parent Coffees for June 11th. These meetings will be rescheduled for later this summer.

Liz Noto, Ed.D.


Herndon High School | https://herndonhs.fcps.edu 

All Hornets are capable of success. No exceptions!

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.

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

FCPS celebrates the rich diversity and honors the many contributions of immigrants of Caribbean heritage to our nation during the month of June. Caribbean individuals are some of the most ethnically diverse in the world. There are more than 8.5 million individuals in the United States born in the Caribbean or of Caribbean ancestry. Learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month.

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!

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.

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.

June 14-21: 2024-25 Course Request Change Permitted

Requests for changes to student's 2024-25 course requests will be accepted between June 14 - 21, 2024. Change requests will be reviewed only if students contact their school counselor in writing by the June 21, 2024 deadline and if space permits. Additional information will be emailed to students and families on Friday, June 14, 2024.

Support Still Available for Seniors Applying for College Financial Aid

Parents and students from the Class of 2024 — do you need help completing or correcting your FAFSA or VASA? College Access Fairfax will be holding free clinics throughout the summer at various locations in the county. Clinics are currently scheduled on:

Both the student and a parent/guardian must attend the clinic. Applicants should bring a laptop to the events that are not at FCPS sites. Spanish Translation will be available.

For more information, to register for a clinic, or to request a one-on-one appointment, please visit www.collegeaccessfairfax.org. These services are free of charge. 

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.

Student Parking Information for 2024-25

This year parking process will be as followed:

Students will use the attached link to register for parking. Registration is open from Monday, June 17th, to Friday, August 9th, 2024.


Students will be able to pay for parking online using MySchoolBucks starting Monday, July 29th, 2024. Parking passes will cost $200.00. Students can also pay by check, cashier’s check or money order on the day you are assigned to pick up your parking pass.

The cost for students who qualify for FREE Lunch will be $20.00. The cost for students who qualify for REDUCE Lunch will be $100.00. If you are paying the free or reduce price, you must bring documentation attached to your application showing that you qualify for free or reduce lunch. All payments for free or reduce lunch should be made by check, cashier’s check, or money order and should be made out to Herndon HS (No Cash will be accepted).

Students will need to print out, complete, bring in the hard copy of the parking application along with an attached copy of their driver’s license. Please make sure that include if you will be driving to an Academy Class or any off campus waiver. Students will have assigned a parking space.

Applications are available on the Herndon HS website: https://herndonhs.fcps.edu/resources/parking-regulations 

Here are the date & times students can pick up parking passes:

  • Seniors – Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2024 from 1pm – 3pm
  • Juniors – Thursday, Aug. 15, 2024 from 1pm – 3pm
  • Seniors & Juniors - Friday, Aug. 16, 2024 from 10am – 12pm 

Students can contact Mr. Brown (Safety & Security Specialist) at jvbrown@fcps.edu , if they have any questions.

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.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

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.

PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day

On Wednesday, October 9, 2024, Herndon High School will offer the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) and SAT School Day for 10th through 12th grade students at no cost to families. All tests will be administered in a digital format. Some testing accommodations are administered differently for digital tests than for paper/pencil tests.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and English Learners

Because these exams are operated by the College Board, students do not automatically receive testing accommodations or supports.

For further information, you can review the following links on testing:





Become an AVID Classroom Tutor



Attention families - looking for a flexible and part-time position at Herndon Middle School or Herndon High School? FCPS is hiring AVID tutors for the 2024-2025 school year.  AVID tutors work with small groups of approximately 5-7 students during the school day in an academic elective class called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). These groups use questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Tutors earn $19.35 per hour and should either be a college graduate or currently enrolled in college. If interested, please email your resume to AVID@fcps.edu.

Herndon Summer Tech Support

The best way for students and parents to reach the tech office over the summer is through our IT Support Portal that is designated for students and parents. The portal will submit a ticket to the Herndon IT team, and we can reach out to you directly to help troubleshoot. The FCPS Technology Support page has troubleshooting tips and help guides for our FCPS digital tools.

Important Reminders

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing FRC@fcps.edu, or visiting the FRC webpage.





Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

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