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Aug 25, 27 - Laptop Distribution, Details below
Aug 26, 28, Sep 01 - Textbook Collection (Alpha by grade, Details below
Aug 26 - Reunión de Padres, 6:30pm
Aug 27 - Parent Coffee, 6:30pm, Virtual
Aug 31 - Virtual Orientation, School Wide
Sep 01-07 - We are Herndon 5K/20K Virtual Race
Sep 01 - Freshmen & New Student Parent Night, 6:30 pm, Virtual
Sep 02 - Student schedules available in StudentVue and ParentVue
Information and Updates
Laptop Distribution Information
We will be distributing laptops to all students new to Herndon High school! The distribution will occur on 8/25 and 8/27. Strict social distancing will be observed during this time, and students/parents are required to wear masks. If a student or family plans to travel to school on foot, please approach the parking lot parallel to Dranesville Road and follow staff directions.
We ask all students/parents to bring the following information written on a piece of paper/index card/post it: Student’s full name, student ID and grade level. This will help minimize interaction and ensure a quick and smooth laptop distribution process.
Each student is assigned a time slot based on last name, see below for your student’s time slot.
Laptop distribution will be held on the parking lot parallel to Dranesville Road. If you have any questions, please call 703-810-2200.
Additional information available here.
Still have your textbooks from last school year? We are hosting textbook collection days at Herndon High School according to your student’s current grade level and last name. Can’t make it on your assigned day? You can come on one of the other days, if needed. This schedule is established to minimize traffic and maximize efficiency. Please try to make it to your assigned time if at all possible.
August 26, 2020 – 10th Grade
8:30-11:30 Last Names A-K
12:30-3:30 Last Names L-Z
August 28, 2020 – 11th Grade
8:30-11:30 Last Names A-K
12:30-3:30 Last Names L-Z
September 1, 2020 – 12th Grade
8:30-11:30 Last Names A-K
12:30-3:30 Last Names L-Z
September 3, 2020
Make-Up Day for All Grade Levels
8:30-11:30am All Students
What you need to know:
Please place a piece of paper or sticky note inside the cover of one textbook with your student’s FULL LEGAL name and student ID number. This will ensure accurate record-keeping of your student’s books. This is also critical for limiting the amount of time staff remain within close proximity to you and others.
- If your child has a calculator provided by Herndon High School and is not enrolled in a math class this year, you can drop the calculator off as well.
- Textbook Drop-off will take place in the front of the school. You will enter the school through the Kiss & Ride entrance (second left from Bennett Street) and turn left in front of the school. Staff will be at Entrance #1 to collect textbooks.
- You will remain in your vehicle for this drop-off event. Please wear a mask or place the items in an area of the car that will not require staff to be in close proximity if you are not wearing a mask (i.e. trunk or back seat).
- If you or your student will be arriving on foot, s/he should follow staff direction at Entrance #1 of the school and remain physically distanced from others.
Textbook redistribution will occur after September 8th.
Dual Enrollment Update
Important Dual Enrollment Course Updates:
If your student is taking a Dual Enrollment (DE) class at Herndon, through an academy, or on the Online Campus for the 2020-2021 school year, please review this important update.
- Due to school closure and a virtual start to the school year, NOVA has updated their process for dual enrollment registration. This process will replace the paper intent form.
- Please follow the instructions outlined below with the step by step guides attached.
- You will also receive an email with instructions sent to you and your student from Nile Shaikh – Herndon Dual Enrollment Liaison
- Your student must be registered as a NOVA student in order to receive college credit.
- The deadline to register for your student’s Dual Enrollment class(es) is Tuesday, September 1
Follow these steps to register:
Step 1: Apply to NOVA – Use STEP 1: NOVA APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS step by step guide provided to ensure accurate registration.
Step 2: Create a DualEnroll.com account – Use this STEP 2: Dualenroll.com APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS step by step guide provided to ensure accurate registration.
- Use this guide to find the correct Herndon HS, Academy, or Online Campus class and its associated NOVA class.
- Once you select your high school, the DE class offerings will populate for you to select.
- The system then allows virtual communication to be shared back and forth between NOVA and the high school, ensuring all the necessary items are needed to register
During the 2020 COVID-19 emergency, NOVA has temporarily approved Dual Enrollment Student Admissions. This measure adds flexibility to use additional measures for dual enrollment admission and placement. The policy may be used only for admission and placement for the 20-21 school year.
Students can use qualifying PSAT, SAT and ACT scores for placement for this fall. They can also use a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Or they can take the VPT practice tests. Only one placement is required.
Details for NOVA’s Dual Enrollment Placement Policy can be found here: NOVA Dual Enrollment 2020 Placement Policy
More Information about Dual Enrollment can be found here: FCPS Dual Enrollment Student Google Site
If you have any questions, please contact Nile Shaikh (Administrative Lead Counselor/Herndon Dual Enrollment Liaison) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for an opening parent coffee for Herndon High School families hosted by Principal Liz Noto this Thursday, 8/27/2020 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place virtually on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). Please note, Google Chrome is often the most reliable browser for BBCU.
Follow this link to join: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/276bc86f6602416698170090ba0e8bbe
Please use your name or initials to join or you may be removed from the session. Because this room is made to accommodate 250 or more attendees, you will not have direct access to the microphone/video features. We will utilize the chat function for most questions. We look forward to hosting you this Thursday!
Herndon HS will host a virtual orientation on August 31, 2020 at 11am. The goal of this 30-minute virtual orientation is to ensure that students learn how to access their virtual classes, understand the bell schedule, and receive tips to help them have a successful year. Your student will receive an email from a teacher on August 27th. If your child has not received this email by the end of the day on August 27th, please connect with your child’s counselor to ensure that they get the information that is needed for the virtual orientation. In addition, here is some information for parents on technology tips for student success. https://www.fcps.edu/academics/distance-learning/instruction/learning-at-home
Thank you for your support.
Freshman and New Student Parent Night
will be held Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30 pm virtually.
Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet members of the Administrative Team, learn about the high school and have questions answered.
We are Herndon 5K/20K Virtual Race
Herndon UMC, in partnership Herndon HS, has put together a virtual 5K (walk/run) or 20K (bike) race to build community and raise funds to support Herndon pyramid school kids being able to go back to school ready to learn. Funds raised will go to provide food to area families in need and provide supplies identified as needed by area schools. The race will take place in the first week of September. More information is available at herndonumc.org/we-are-herndon/.
Herndon High School 2020-21 Bell Schedule
A printable version of the schedule is available here.
Herndon Neighborhood Ambassadors
ARE YOU A NEIGHBORHOOD LEADER?
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
As a Neighborhood Ambassador, you will work together with other community leaders to support children and youth to succeed while receiving individual leadership training and coaching to help you grow professionally and personally.
WHAT IS OPPORTUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD? Opportunity Neighborhood (ON) is a Fairfax County initiative that brings residents, community-based organizations, FCPS, Fairfax County, and other supporters together to build a community with accessible resources and services that children, youth and their families need to be successful and thrive.
WHAT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD AMBASSADOR? Neighborhood Ambassadors are residents that represent their community and act as a bridge between other neighborhood residents and their local school, government, faith groups, nonprofits, businesses, and other partners.
WE ARE SPECIFICALLY ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS FROM THESE HERNDON NEIGHBORHOODS TO APPLY: Four Seasons, Reflection Lake, Berkdale Apartments, Jefferson Mews, Parkridge Gardens Apartments, Cavalier Park, International Apartments & Park Avenue Apartments
INTERESTED? If this interests you, please complete an application HERE and email it to: email@example.com or send by mail to: Jessica Foster - Community Organizer ON Herndon 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210 Reston, VA 20190
MORE INFORMATION? Available on the following flyer.
¿MÁS INFORMACIÓN? Disponible en el siguiente volante.
From the Library:
Mental Wellness Consultation 2020
- Great books are as close as your phone or other device! All students have access to a wide variety of ebooks and e-audiobooks through your individual Destiny accounts. Use your regular school credentials to log on here, or download the MackinVIA app. Rising 9th graders’ Destiny accounts will link to Herndon High School’s library instead your prior middle school by the end of June. The home page of Destiny includes suggestions for summer reading for English classes, and some great books and resources that can support students interested in antiracism.
The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will continue to offer mental wellness consultations throughout the summer. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being or if your child would like to speak with a school psychologist or school social worker, please request a consultation. Our FCPS mental health providers are available to help families get needed support through a 45-minute phone consultation or through secure video conferencing. Appointments are open to all FCPS families.
Consultations are offered in two ways:
Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social-emotional, behavioral, or academic functioning. Information about community resources will also be made available.
Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions; as well as academic challenges such as organization, time-management, or adjusting to a new school.
We encourage parents to take advantage of this service. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 571-423-4276.
FCPS website for Mental Health Resources and information for emergency mental health services:
FCPS Food Resources
USDA and VDOE have approved meal service at all existing food distribution sites (including bus routes) over the summer months. Food and Nutrition Services will continue to monitor data and community feedback to adjust grab and go delivery points as needed. Meal distribution locations and times is kept updated on this web page.
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