🐚 Summer Information - Week of July 15

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  Boys Volleyball Coach Meet and Greet

Hello Hornets!

We are very excited to announce our new Head Boys Volleyball Coach: John Beier.  Coach Beier has 30+ years experience as a player, 20+ years as a referee and currently coaches with Reston Hoops Volleyball.  We will have a meet & greet Tuesday July 16th at 3:30 pm in the cafeteria at Herndon HS.  If you are unable to attend, please email coach.

Also, as a reminder: tryouts will begin on Monday August 5th.  The required paperwork for anyone wishing to tryout can be found here: https://herndonhornetsathletics.com/required-athlete-participation-forms/.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Coach Beier, cc’d or Ms. Barcus.

Summer Office Hours

Herndon High School's summer office hours are 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please plan accordingly. As a reminder, appointments are always recommended to be sure we have someone in the building who can best assist you with your request. Beginning the week of August 5 we will be available 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. We will resume our regular office hours of 7:30 a m - 3:50 pm on Monday, August 12, 2024.  

12th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering 12th grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) prior to the beginning of school.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) 12th grade requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 16 or older.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Beverly Barr, Herndon’s Student Information Assistant (SIA), at [email protected] as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

Immunizations are available from your child’s healthcare provider, the Fairfax County Health Department, or other community resources. Use the QR Codes below to identify resources:

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, 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:

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0Wm2RN5Egislpawpf3yRmWInja1DmYgN1t39IWMPLjpX6ow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 [email protected] , if they have any questions.

Moving Over the Summer?

If your student will not be returning to Herndon HS for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the Herndon HS registrar, Beth Reardon at [email protected].

From the Library 

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

  • 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:

If you come across any overdue FCPS library books this summer, you may drop them by Herndon High School during the office’s summer hours, or your student can return them during the first week of school in August.

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 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.

No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

Virtual therapy sessions are available to FCPS high school students at no cost to provide a safe space to address concerns such as:

  • Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Social skills, bullying, peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

In order for students to participate, caregivers must give permission for FCPS to share basic demographic information with Hazel Health in ParentVUE, and they must provide consent for their student to access therapy services. 

Students can then be referred by a guardian or designated school staff member. You may refer your child by calling 571-749-2940 or by contacting an FCPS school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or director of Student Services.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

Boys Volleyball Update

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Boys Volleyball Update  

Hello Hornets!

We are very excited to announce our new Head Boys Volleyball Coach: John Beier.  Coach Beier has 30+ years experience as a player, 20+ years as a referee and currently coaches with Reston Hoops Volleyball.  We will have a meet & greet Tuesday July 16th at 3:30 in the cafeteria at Herndon HS.  If you are unable to attend, please email coach.

Also, as a reminder: tryouts will begin on Monday August 5th.  The required paperwork for anyone wishing to tryout can be found here: https://herndonhornetsathletics.com/required-athlete-participation-forms/.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Coach Beier, cc’d or Ms. Barcus.

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

🍍 Summer Information - Week of July 8

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Message from the Principal

Dear Herndon Families,

We hope you are enjoying the summer. As we continue to diligently prepare for the start of the 2024-2025 school year, you may recall that our June 11, 2024 Parent Coffee was postponed after FCPS communicated updated grading policies and procedures for the 2024-25 school year. Our Herndon High School administrative team and key school leaders have been closely reviewing these updated guidelines and procedures and have met with central office staff to ensure fidelity of implementation at Herndon High School. Our department chairs and subject-area leaders will be reporting to a school kickoff meeting on August 5th to review these changes and address any unanswered questions before staff return from summer break.

To ensure all questions can be answered related to these changes by knowledgeable staff, the date for the new Parent Coffee will be Thursday, August 8, 2024. We will hold a meeting at 8:30am and another at 6:30pm. Interpreters will be available as well.

 

Liz Noto, Ed.D.

Principal

Herndon High School

https://herndonhs.fcps.edu

All Hornets are capable of success. No exceptions!

Summer Office Hours

Herndon High School's summer office hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please plan accordingly.

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. 

12th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering 12th grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) prior to the beginning of school.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) 12th grade requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 16 or older.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Beverly Barr, Herndon’s Student Information Assistant (SIA), at [email protected] as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

Immunizations are available from your child’s healthcare provider, the Fairfax County Health Department, or other community resources. Use the QR Codes below to identify resources:

Class of 2025 Senior Portraits

Dear Parents/Guardians and the Senior Class of 2025:

We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official photographer, are excited to see you on the following date(s) for your senior portraits at your school:

  • Session B: Thursday August 1, 2024                                                  

Don’t miss this opportunity to be photographed for the yearbook! The required attire for the school’s yearbook pose are traditional Tuxedos and Drapes; provided by us! In addition to the free yearbook session, we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and Cap and Gown portraits.  

Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time: www.vosphoto.com/herndon

As a friendly reminder, appointments are needed for Senior Portraits.

If you have any questions, please email our Senior Portraits Team: [email protected]

Please kindly include your Senior’s First and Last Name and “Herndon Class of 2025” when emailing, for faster assistance.

Thank you!

Your Senior Portraits Team

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, 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:

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0Wm2RN5Egislpawpf3yRmWInja1DmYgN1t39IWMPLjpX6ow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 [email protected] , if they have any questions.

Moving Over the Summer?

If your student will not be returning to Herndon HS for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the Herndon HS registrar, Beth Reardon at [email protected].

From the Library 

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

  • 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:

If you come across any overdue FCPS library books this summer, you may drop them by Herndon High School during the office’s summer hours, or your student can return them during the first week of school in August.

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 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.

No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

Virtual therapy sessions are available to FCPS high school students at no cost to provide a safe space to address concerns such as:

  • Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Social skills, bullying, peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

In order for students to participate, caregivers must give permission for FCPS to share basic demographic information with Hazel Health in ParentVUE, and they must provide consent for their student to access therapy services. 

Students can then be referred by a guardian or designated school staff member. You may refer your child by calling 571-749-2940 or by contacting an FCPS school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or director of Student Services.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

🌊 Summer Information - Week of July 1

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  Summer Office Hours

Herndon High School's summer office hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Offices will be closed this week. To allow for summer cleaning, offices are closed from Monday, July 1st to Wednesday, July 3rd. In celebration of the July 4th holiday, all FCPS buildings and offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. Herndon's offices will reopen on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 am. 

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.

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. 

12th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering 12th grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) prior to the beginning of school.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) 12th grade requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 16 or older.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Beverly Barr, Herndon’s Student Information Assistant (SIA), at [email protected] as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

Immunizations are available from your child’s healthcare provider, the Fairfax County Health Department, or other community resources. Use the QR Codes below to identify resources:

Class of 2025 Senior Portraits

Dear Parents/Guardians and the Senior Class of 2025:

We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official photographer, are excited to see you on the following date(s) for your senior portraits at your school:

  • Session A: Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11, 2024  

Don’t miss this opportunity to be photographed for the yearbook! The required attire for the school’s yearbook pose are traditional Tuxedos and Drapes; provided by us! In addition to the free yearbook session, we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and Cap and Gown portraits.  

Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time: www.vosphoto.com/herndon

As a friendly reminder, appointments are needed for Senior Portraits.

If you have any questions, please email our Senior Portraits Team: [email protected]

Please kindly include your Senior’s First and Last Name and “Herndon Class of 2025” when emailing, for faster assistance. The information is available here in Spanish.

Thank you!

Your Senior Portraits Team

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, 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.

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0Wm2RN5Egislpawpf3yRmWInja1DmYgN1t39IWMPLjpX6ow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 [email protected] , if they have any questions.

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:

Moving Over the Summer?

If your student will not be returning to Herndon HS for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the Herndon HS registrar, Beth Reardon at [email protected].

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 No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

Virtual therapy sessions are available to FCPS high school students at no cost to provide a safe space to address concerns such as:

  • Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Social skills, bullying, peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

In order for students to participate, caregivers must give permission for FCPS to share basic demographic information with Hazel Health in ParentVUE, and they must provide consent for their student to access therapy services. 

Students can then be referred by a guardian or designated school staff member. You may refer your child by calling 571-749-2940 or by contacting an FCPS school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or director of Student Services.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

From the Library 

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

  • 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:

If you come across any overdue FCPS library books this summer, you may drop them by Herndon High School during the office’s summer hours, or your student can return them during the first week of school in August.

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

Offices Closed Next Week

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Offices Closed Next Week

The Herndon High School offices will be closed next week. To allow for summer cleaning, offices are closed from Monday, July 1st to Wednesday, July 3rd. In celebration of the July 4th holiday, all FCPS buildings and offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. Herndon's offices will reopen on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 am. 

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

🌅 Summer Information - Week of June 24

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  Summer Office Hours

Herndon High School's summer office hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The building will be closed on July 4th and 5th in observance of the holidays. Please plan accordingly and enjoy your summer!

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.

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. 

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.

Moving Over the Summer?

If your student will not be returning to Herndon HS for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the Herndon HS registrar, Beth Reardon at [email protected].

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 No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

Virtual therapy sessions are available to FCPS high school students at no cost to provide a safe space to address concerns such as:

  • Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Social skills, bullying, peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

In order for students to participate, caregivers must give permission for FCPS to share basic demographic information with Hazel Health in ParentVUE, and they must provide consent for their student to access therapy services. 

Students can then be referred by a guardian or designated school staff member. You may refer your child by calling 571-749-2940 or by contacting an FCPS school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or director of Student Services.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

12th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering 12th grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) prior to the beginning of school.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) 12th grade requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 16 or older.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Beverly Barr, Herndon’s Student Information Assistant (SIA), at [email protected] as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

Immunizations are available from your child’s healthcare provider, the Fairfax County Health Department, or other community resources. Use the QR Codes below to identify resources:

Class of 2025 Senior Portraits

Dear Parents/Guardians and the Senior Class of 2025:

We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official photographer, are excited to see you on the following date(s) for your senior portraits at your school:

  • Session A: Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11, 2024  

Don’t miss this opportunity to be photographed for the yearbook! The required attire for the school’s yearbook pose are traditional Tuxedos and Drapes; provided by us! In addition to the free yearbook session, we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and Cap and Gown portraits.  

Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time: www.vosphoto.com/herndon

As a friendly reminder, appointments are needed for Senior Portraits.

If you have any questions, please email our Senior Portraits Team: [email protected]

Please kindly include your Senior’s First and Last Name and “Herndon Class of 2025” when emailing, for faster assistance. The information is available here in Spanish.

Thank you!

Your Senior Portraits Team

From the Library 

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

  • 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:

If you come across any overdue FCPS library books this summer, you may drop them by Herndon High School during the office’s summer hours, or your student can return them during the first week of school in August.

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:

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0Wm2RN5Egislpawpf3yRmWInja1DmYgN1t39IWMPLjpX6ow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 [email protected] , if they have any questions.

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🌺 Summer Information - Week of June 18

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  Summer Office Hours

Herndon High School's summer office hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm starting Tuesday, June 18th. The building will be closed on June 19th, July 4th and 5th in observance of the holidays. Please plan accordingly and enjoy your summer!

From the Library 

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

  • 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:

If you come across any overdue FCPS library books this summer, you may drop them by Herndon High School during the office’s summer hours, or your student can return them during the first week of school in August.

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0Wm2RN5Egislpawpf3yRmWInja1DmYgN1t39IWMPLjpX6ow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 [email protected] , 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.

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.

No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students

Virtual therapy sessions are available to FCPS high school students at no cost to provide a safe space to address concerns such as:

  • Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Social skills, bullying, peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

In order for students to participate, caregivers must give permission for FCPS to share basic demographic information with Hazel Health in ParentVUE, and they must provide consent for their student to access therapy services. 

Students can then be referred by a guardian or designated school staff member. You may refer your child by calling 571-749-2940 or by contacting an FCPS school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or director of Student Services.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

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. 

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.

Moving Over the Summer?

If your student will not be returning to Herndon HS for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the Herndon HS registrar, Beth Reardon at [email protected].

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 12th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering 12th grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) prior to the beginning of school.

  • To meet the Meningococcal (MenACWY) 12th grade requirement, the vaccination must be administered at age 16 or older.

ACTION REQUESTED: Please provide one of the following immunization documents to the Beverly Barr, Herndon’s Student Information Assistant (SIA), at [email protected] as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY).
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form, which is available online at: https://bit.ly/VDOEReligiousExemptionForm

Immunizations are available from your child’s healthcare provider, the Fairfax County Health Department, or other community resources. Use the QR Codes below to identify resources:

Class of 2025 Senior Portraits

Dear Parents/Guardians and the Senior Class of 2025:

We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official photographer, are excited to see you on the following date(s) for your senior portraits at your school:

  • Session A: Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11, 2024  

Don’t miss this opportunity to be photographed for the yearbook! The required attire for the school’s yearbook pose are traditional Tuxedos and Drapes; provided by us! In addition to the free yearbook session, we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and Cap and Gown portraits.  

Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time: www.vosphoto.com/herndon

As a friendly reminder, appointments are needed for Senior Portraits.

If you have any questions, please email our Senior Portraits Team: [email protected]

Please kindly include your Senior’s First and Last Name and “Herndon Class of 2025” when emailing, for faster assistance. The information is available here in Spanish.

Thank you!

Your Senior Portraits Team

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:

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

🌮 Class of 2026 Chipotle Fundraiser Today

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Do good with Chipotle

Chipotle Fundraiser for Herndon High School Class of 2026

25% of event sales get donated to the cause

Tuesday, June 11th | 4-8 PM

1144 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170

Order online for pickup using code LPHHWW8

or show this flyer (English, Spanish) in the restaurant.

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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: Calendar

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

 

 

Events 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.

Principal

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

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0Wm2RN5Egislpawpf3yRmWInja1DmYgN1t39IWMPLjpX6ow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 [email protected] , 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:

 

 

 

Information 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

 

 

 

Resources 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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This Week in Athletics Calendar

 

Week of June 3 – 8   Monday, June 3, 2024
  • Spring Sports Awards Night- 6:00pm @ HHS Cafeteria
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
  • Boys Soccer- VHSL State Quarterfinals- TBA @ Lewis/WT Woodson
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Graduation- 2:00pm @ Eagle Bank Arena
Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled
Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Boys Soccer- VHSL State Semifinals @ Mills Godwin HS (If we win on Tuesday)
Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Boys Soccer- VHSL State Finals @ Mills Godwin HS (If we win on Thursday)

 

NOTE: All Schedules are subject to changes due to weather.  Please see https://herndonhornetsathletics.com for any updates.

Summer Sports Camps: https://herndonhs.jumbula.com/

 

 

 

Information 2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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In This Issue: Calendar

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.

Events 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 ([email protected]).

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.

 

 

Information 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 [email protected].

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.

 

 

Resources ☎️ Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Quick Links

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This Week in Athletics

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This Week in Athletics Calendar

 

Week of May 27– June 1   Liberty District Tournament Monday, May 27, 2024 Memorial Day (School Closed)
  • No Competitions Scheduled
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Boys Soccer- Regional Finals HOME v. McLean 6:30pm
Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled
Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Track & Field- States Semifinals @ Newport News
Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Track & Field- States Finals @ Newport News

 

NOTE: All Schedules are subject to changes due to weather.  Please see https://herndonhornetsathletics.com for any updates.

Summer Sports Camps: https://herndonhs.jumbula.com/

 

 

 

Information 2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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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: Calendar

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

 

 

 

 

Events 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected].

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 ([email protected]).

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.

 

 

 

 

Information   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 [email protected].

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.

 

 

 

 

Resources 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 [email protected] 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.

Quick Links

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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This Week in Athletics Calendar

 

Week of May 20 – 25   Liberty District Tournament   Monday, May 20, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Baseball- Regional Quarterfinals @ Madison 6:30pm
  • Boys Soccer- Regional Quarterfinals @ HOME v. Oakton 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Track & Field- Regional Semifinals @ South Lakes 5:00pm
Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Track & Field- Regional Finals @ South Lakes 5:00pm
  • Boys Soccer- Regional Semifinals HOME v. TBD 6:30pm (if we win on Tuesday)
Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Baseball Regional Semifinals @ TBD 6:30pm (If we win on Tuesday)
Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled

 

NOTE: All Schedules are subject to changes due to weather.  Please see https://herndonhornetsathletics.com for any updates.

Summer Sports Camps: https://herndonhs.jumbula.com/

 

 

 

Information Sports Physicals Night at Herndon HS

 

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 20th at 5:30-7:30pm for $50. Take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year now while supporting the Athletic Training program! The physicals currently on file expire on June 30th, a new physical is needed for next year. After June 30th, students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities (other than interest meetings) until a new VHSL physical form has been submitted. 

Registration: TINYURL.COM/HHSPHYSICALS 

If no appointment times are available, please email [email protected] to be added to a waitlist.

2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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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.

In This Issue: Calendar

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

May 20: Sports Physicals

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

May 21: Herndon Orchestra Pyramid Concert, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

May 23: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

May 23: Spring Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

May 24: Senior Final Exams or Culminating Activities Begin

May 27: Holiday | Memorial Day

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

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

 

 

Events 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:

  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Algebra 1 SOL Test - Periods TA, ST5, 8, 6, 2
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Algebra 1 SOL Test - Periods 1, 7, 5, 3
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Algebra 2 SOL Test - Regular Black Day Bell Schedule
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 - Algebra 2 SOL Test - Regular Red Day Bell Schedule
  • 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.

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 [email protected]

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.

Sports Physicals

 

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 20th. Take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year now while supporting the Athletic Training program! The physicals currently on file expire on June 30th, a new physical is needed for next year. After June 30th, students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities (other than interest meetings) until a new VHSL physical form has been submitted. You are always welcome to get a sports physical through your family physician or an urgent care center, but this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser.

Did you know? This is an incredibly important night for us because FCPS only provides the athletic training personnel, not the supplies we need to help your kids. The money earned is used to purchase the supplies that allow us to help our student-athletes stay healthy and play to their highest potential. Every piece of gauze, glove, roll of tape, ice bag, bandage, nose plug, brace, crutch…everything you see us use is purchased through the funds earned at this annual event. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. Just for reference- 1 physical does not even cover the cost of 1 case of tape (we go through 80-100 cases per year).

Physicals are $50- payable by cash or check on site or pre-paid through MySchoolBucks prior to the event. All details will be provided in a confirmation email when appointments are made. Additional donations or ‘sponsorships’ for student-athletes who may not be able to afford this opportunity are always welcome. We ensure forms are complete and there are no issues (unless a doctor notices something that warrants further medical attention). All forms will be put on file so kids are ready to go- you’ll just need to complete online registration for whatever activity they choose.

Click here to make an appointment: 2024 Athletic Physical RegistrationYou will receive a confirmation email within 48 business hours of scheduling.

Any questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact Lisa Petruzzi ([email protected]).

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 [email protected].

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening Next  

The next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

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 Dates: May 23, 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 ([email protected]).

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.

Memorial Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.Click to edit this placeholder text.

☀️ Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to take part 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 — all at no cost!

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.

 

 

 

 

Information Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

 

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.

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 [email protected]. All FAFSA or VASA help that your school or College Access Fairfax provides is free.

🎓 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!

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 [email protected].

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.

 

 

 

 

Resources 🚍 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.

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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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.

In This Issue: Calendar

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

May 06-17: AP Exams

May 17: All Senior Library Materials Due

May 18: A Day of Hope, 5:00 pm, HUMC

May 20: Sports Physicals

May 21: Herndon Orchestra Pyramid Concert, 7:00 pm, Auditorium

May 23: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

May 27: Holiday | Memorial Day

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

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events AP Exam Information

AP Exams will be taking place Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 17. Here is what students need to know to make the testing process go as smoothly as possible:

 

AP Exams and Locations

Special Exam Requirements:

  • Digital Exams: English Language/Comp, English Lit/Comp, US History, World History, Computer Science Principles (Students MUST bring their FULLY charged laptop and charger)
  • Exams with calculators: Biology, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics. Students MUST bring their approved calculator and extra batteries. We will NOT be able to provide calculators

Attendance:

Students will be excused automatically during the periods in which they are testing.  Students who do not plan to attend school the entire day will need to submit an AP Exam Attendance Form for early check out or late check in on days they are taking an AP test.  Attendance forms were given to each student, but if they need another, then they should come to Student Services. Attendance forms MUST be submitted to Student Services 48 hour prior to their scheduled AP exam. Please note that a separate permission form will be required for each AP test. Phone calls or notes will not be allowed, nor will they be accepted in lieu of a completed AP Exam Attendance Form. Any student who does not submit a completed form will be marked as unexcused for their morning or afternoon classes. Students who plan to attend school the entire day do not need to submit an attendance form on the days they are taking an AP test.

Materials 

Please bring only the following items:

  • 2 Pencils
  • Pens with Black or Dark Blue Ink
  • An acceptable calculator (approved by College Board), where applicable***
  • ID
  • Laptops (Digital Testers Only)
  • Laptop Chargers (Digital Testers Only)

Materials should be placed in a see-through ziplock bag. 

Please do NOT bring the following items:

  • Backpacks
  • Electronic and/or communication devices (phones, watches, etc.)
  • Ear buds/headphones
  • Food
  • Water bottles/Beverages
AP Testing Volunteers Needed  

Herndon High School is looking for volunteers to help proctor AP exams beginning Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 17th.

There are two sessions: The morning session, 7:45am – 11:30/11:45am. The afternoon session, 11:45am – 3:15/3:30pm. Responsibilities include checking ID’s, handing out and collecting tests, monitoring the students and counting tests when finished. Volunteers do not have to sign up for both sessions in the same day unless he/she would like to do so. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. If you are available or know of anyone, a college student perhaps who may be interested in helping, please contact Kie Anderson at [email protected].

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 14, 2024 - Chemistry SOL Test – Regular Black Bell Schedule
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Chemistry SOL Test - Periods 7, 3, 5, 1
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 - Geometry SOL Test - Periods 8, 2, 6, ST2, ST3
  • Friday, May 17, 2024 - Geometry SOL Test - Periods 3, 1, 5, 7
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Algebra 1 SOL Test - Periods TA, ST5, 8, 6, 2
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Algebra 1 SOL Test - Periods 1, 7, 5, 3
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Algebra 2 SOL Test - Regular Black Day Bell Schedule
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 - Algebra 2 SOL Test - Regular Red Day Bell Schedule
  • 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.

FCPS 2025 Budget — What’s Happening Next  

The next steps in FCPS’ budget process are:

  • Tuesday, May 14: School Board holds a public hearing on the budget. Register to speak by 6:30 p.m., on Monday, May 13.
  • Wednesday, May 15: Second day of School Board public hearings, if needed.
  • Tuesday, May 21: School Board budget work session.
  • Thursday, May 23: School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

For more details on our budget, view FCPS budget documents.

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

A Day of Hope

 

Rise Up! was launched back in the spring of 2022 as a musical way to raise mental health awareness and celebrate the ability to perform a live public concert again after two years of pandemic restrictions. May 18 will mark Herndon UMC’s third annual Rise Up! concert. A “Day of Hope” for the community that will include free resilience education classes and a resilience fair where people can connect with local mental health and wellness resources. The classes and resilience fair will run from 5-7 pm and the concert will be held at 7 pm. Learn more at bit.ly/riseupherndon. 

Sports Physicals

 

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 20th. Take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year now while supporting the Athletic Training program! The physicals currently on file expire on June 30th, a new physical is needed for next year. After June 30th, students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities (other than interest meetings) until a new VHSL physical form has been submitted. You are always welcome to get a sports physical through your family physician or an urgent care center, but this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser.

Did you know? This is an incredibly important night for us because FCPS only provides the athletic training personnel, not the supplies we need to help your kids. The money earned is used to purchase the supplies that allow us to help our student-athletes stay healthy and play to their highest potential. Every piece of gauze, glove, roll of tape, ice bag, bandage, nose plug, brace, crutch…everything you see us use is purchased through the funds earned at this annual event. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. Just for reference- 1 physical does not even cover the cost of 1 case of tape (we go through 80-100 cases per year).

Physicals are $50- payable by cash or check on site or pre-paid through MySchoolBucks prior to the event. All details will be provided in a confirmation email when appointments are made. Additional donations or ‘sponsorships’ for student-athletes who may not be able to afford this opportunity are always welcome. We ensure forms are complete and there are no issues (unless a doctor notices something that warrants further medical attention). All forms will be put on file so kids are ready to go- you’ll just need to complete online registration for whatever activity they choose.

Click here to make an appointment: 2024 Athletic Physical RegistrationYou will receive a confirmation email within 48 business hours of scheduling.

Any questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact Lisa Petruzzi ([email protected]).

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 Dates: May 23, 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 ([email protected]).

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.

Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.Click to edit this placeholder text.

☀️ Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to take part 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 — all at no cost!

 

 

 

 

Information 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 [email protected].

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.

From the Library

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is approaching so rapidly. Here are some important dates from the library:

  • Friday, May 17: all senior library materials are due. School accounts, including any outstanding library obligations, should be settled before cap and gown distribution later in the month.
  • Wednesday, May 29: all library materials from freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are due. This date applies for all FCPS schools.
  • Monday, June 2: 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.

As we encourage wide reading for pleasure, we also work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning.

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 [email protected].

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

 

 

 

Resources District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

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FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Celebrating Students, Teachers, and Nurses
  • Help Raise Awareness of Fentanyl
  • 2025 FCPS Budget

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today.

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This Week in Athletics Calendar

 

Week of May 13 – 18

 

Liberty District Tournament Monday, May 13, 2024
  • Girls Tennis: District Semifinals Singles & Doubles @ Wakefield 4:00pm
    • Girls @ Wakefield 4:00pm
  • Girls Soccer- District Quarterfinals @ Washington-Liberty 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Girls Tennis: District Finals- Singles & Doubles @ Wakefield 4:00pm- if we win on Monday
  • Baseball: District Semifinals @ Yorktown 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Girls Soccer- District Semifinals- TBD if we win on Monday
  • Boys Soccer- District Semifinals v. TBD @ Herndon 6:30pm
Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Girls Lacrosse: Regional Quarterfinal @ TBD
Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Girls Tennis- Regional Quarterfinals- Singles & Doubles @ TBD
  • Girls Soccer- District Finals- @ TBD if we win on Monday & Wednesday
  • Boys Soccer- District Finals v. @ Herndon if we win on Wednesday
  • Baseball: Districts Finals TBD if we win on Tuesday
Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled

 

NOTE: All Schedules are subject to changes due to weather.  Please see https://herndonhornetsathletics.com for any updates.

Summer Sports Camps: https://herndonhs.jumbula.com/

 

 

Information Sports Physicals Night at Herndon HS

 

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 20th at 5:30-7:30pm for $50. Take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year now while supporting the Athletic Training program! The physicals currently on file expire on June 30th, a new physical is needed for next year. After June 30th, students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities (other than interest meetings) until a new VHSL physical form has been submitted. 

Registration: TINYURL.COM/HHSPHYSICALS 

If no appointment times are available, please email [email protected] to be added to a waitlist.

Concession Stand Volunteers Needed for Sports Boosters

 

Spring 2024 is in full swing, and the Concession Stand Snack Shack is open for business. Supporting ALL student athletes, the concession stand is a way the sports booster club raises funds, which go directly to your athlete’s team. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We ask that each parent volunteer 2-3 times in the concession stand this spring by signing up on the Herndon High School Sports Booster Website. Thank you for your commitment and volunteering your time to support your athlete!

2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

Reunión informativa para padres y cena

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Reunión informativa para padres y cena

La reunión informativa para padres y la cena de Herndon High School se llevarán a cabo el jueves 9 de mayo de 2024 en la cafetería de 6:00 a 8:00 p.m.

Los temas serán “Plataformas y Programas Educativos de Apoyo Académico y Profesional Sin Costo”. Presentado por la Fundación de la Herencia Hispana.

Después del evento, abriremos "Paige's Closet" para seleccionar 5 piezas por familia.

¡Esperamos verte!

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Week of May 6 – 11

 

Monday, May 6, 2024
  • Tennis: District Singles & Doubles
    • Girls @ Yorktown 3:30 & 5:15pm
    • Boys @ Wakefield 3:30 & 5:15pm
  • Softball: Varsity@ Washington Liberty 6:30pm
  • Baseball: Varsity @ Washington-Liberty 6:30
    • JV v. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
  • Tennis: District Singles & Doubles
    • Girls @ Yorktown 3:30 & 5:15pm
    • Boys @ Wakefield 3:30 & 5:15pm
  • Girls LAX: District Quarterfinals v. Washington-Liberty @ Herndon 6:30pm
  • Boys LAX: District Quarterfinals @ Washington-Liberty 6:30pm
Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Track & Field: District Semifinals @ Wakefield 5:00pm
  • Girls Soccer v. Yorktown @ Herndon (JV- 5:45 Varsity- 7:30pm)
  • Boys Soccer @ Yorktown (JV-5:45 Varsity- 7:30pm)
Friday, May 10, 2024
  • Tennis: District Semifinals Singles & Doubles
    • Girls @ Wakefield 3:30 & 5:15pm
    • Boys @ Wakefield 3:30 & 5:15pm
  • Track & Field: District Finals @ Wakefield 5:00pm
  • Softball: Districts- TBA
  • Baseball: Districts- TBA
  • Girls LAX: District Semifinals- TBA if we win on Wednesday
  • Boys LAX: District Semifinals- TBA if we win on Wednesday
Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • No Competitions Scheduled

 

NOTE: All Schedules are subject to changes due to weather.  Please see https://herndonhornetsathletics.com for any updates.

Summer Sports Camps: https://herndonhs.jumbula.com/

 

 

Information Sports Physicals Night at Herndon HS

 

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 20th at 5:30-7:30pm for $50. Take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year now while supporting the Athletic Training program! The physicals currently on file expire on June 30th, a new physical is needed for next year. After June 30th, students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities (other than interest meetings) until a new VHSL physical form has been submitted. 

Registration: TINYURL.COM/HHSPHYSICALS 

If no appointment times are available, please email [email protected] to be added to a waitlist.

Concession Stand Volunteers Needed for Sports Boosters

 

Spring 2024 is in full swing, and the Concession Stand Snack Shack is open for business. Supporting ALL student athletes, the concession stand is a way the sports booster club raises funds, which go directly to your athlete’s team. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We ask that each parent volunteer 2-3 times in the concession stand this spring by signing up on the Herndon High School Sports Booster Website. Thank you for your commitment and volunteering your time to support your athlete!

2024 Hornet Golf Classic

 

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Hornet Golf Classic returning to Herndon Centennial Golf Course on June 10, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store

Herndon High School Merch! Make sure you and your family look good in our hoodies, Tees, hats and more! 

Visit the Herndon Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Store.

Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Sign-Up, Live Streaming Games

700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-810-2200
Attendance: 703-810-2282 | Web | Twitter

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week. National Teacher Day began in 1953 when former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt proposed that Congress set aside a day to acknowledge the work of educators. Since 1985, NEA has celebrated National Teacher Day on the Tuesday of the first full week of May. FCPS follows the NEA and National PTA dates of scheduling Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week the first full week of May.

In This Issue: Calendar

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

May 06-10: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week 

May 06-17: AP Exams

May 08: National School Nurse Day

May 09: Reunión informativa para padres y cena, 6:00 pm, Cafeteria

May 09: VA DMV Permit Test, 3:15 pm, Herndon HS - Room J104

May 18: A Day of Hope, 5:00 pm, HUMC

May 20: Sports Physicals

May 27: Holiday | Memorial Day

FCPS Calendar | HHS Red and Black Calendar

 

 

Events AP Exam Information

AP Exams will be taking place Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 17. Here is what students need to know to make the testing process go as smoothly as possible:

 

AP Exams and Locations

Special Exam Requirements:

  • Digital Exams: English Language/Comp, English Lit/Comp, US History, World History, Computer Science Principles (Students MUST bring their FULLY charged laptop and charger)
  • Exams with calculators: Biology, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics. Students MUST bring their approved calculator and extra batteries. We will NOT be able to provide calculators

Attendance:

Students will be excused automatically during the periods in which they are testing.  Students who do not plan to attend school the entire day will need to submit an AP Exam Attendance Form for early check out or late check in on days they are taking an AP test.  Attendance forms were given to each student, but if they need another, then they should come to Student Services. Attendance forms MUST be submitted to Student Services 48 hour prior to their scheduled AP exam. Please note that a separate permission form will be required for each AP test. Phone calls or notes will not be allowed, nor will they be accepted in lieu of a completed AP Exam Attendance Form. Any student who does not submit a completed form will be marked as unexcused for their morning or afternoon classes. Students who plan to attend school the entire day do not need to submit an attendance form on the days they are taking an AP test.

Materials 

Please bring only the following items:

  • 2 Pencils
  • Pens with Black or Dark Blue Ink
  • An acceptable calculator (approved by College Board), where applicable***
  • ID
  • Laptops (Digital Testers Only)
  • Laptop Chargers (Digital Testers Only)

Materials should be placed in a see-through ziplock bag. 

Please do NOT bring the following items:

  • Backpacks
  • Electronic and/or communication devices (phones, watches, etc.)
  • Ear buds/headphones
  • Food
  • Water bottles/Beverages
AP Testing Volunteers Needed  

Herndon High School is looking for volunteers to help proctor AP exams beginning Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 17th.

There are two sessions: The morning session, 7:45am – 11:30/11:45am. The afternoon session, 11:45am – 3:15/3:30pm. Responsibilities include checking ID’s, handing out and collecting tests, monitoring the students and counting tests when finished. Volunteers do not have to sign up for both sessions in the same day unless he/she would like to do so. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. If you are available or know of anyone, a college student perhaps who may be interested in helping, please contact Kie Anderson at [email protected].

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 7, 2024 - Biology SOL Test - Periods 3, 1, 5, 7
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - Biology SOL Test - Periods 8, 2, 6, ST5, ST6
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 - Geosystems SOL Test - Periods 1, 7, 5, 3
  • Friday, May 10, 2024 - Geosystems SOL Test - Periods ST7, ST8, 2, 6, 8
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - Chemistry SOL Test – Regular Black Bell Schedule
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Chemistry SOL Test - Periods 7, 3, 5, 1
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 - Geometry SOL Test - Periods 8, 2, 6, ST2, ST3
  • Friday, May 17, 2024 - Geometry SOL Test - Periods 3, 1, 5, 7
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Algebra 1 SOL Test - Periods TA, ST5, 8, 6, 2
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Algebra 1 SOL Test - Periods 1, 7, 5, 3
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Algebra 2 SOL Test - Regular Black Day Bell Schedule
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 - Algebra 2 SOL Test - Regular Red Day Bell Schedule
  • 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.

Bike to School Day

Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956 to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give biking a try. Fairfax County has an extensive network of both paved and natural surface bike trails. You can access a map to all the trails in Fairfax county online. Wednesday, May 8, is the official Bike to School Day. You can register as a school, family, or neighborhood. Plan your ride whether you ride to school, to a park, or just within your neighborhood. Register for Bike to School Day.

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 8. It is a day to recognize the many contributions that school nurses make to student health and learning.  

FCPS appreciates the role of School Public Health Nurses (PHNs) for their contribution to the health and welfare of all our students. Professional school nurses support the needs of students through their delivery of healthcare, contributions to local school communities, and promotion of safety, prevention, and wellness throughout the year. They are advocates who bridge healthcare and education by supporting student health and readiness to learn. School nurses are essential to our community and work tirelessly to make a positive impact in the lives of their students.  

Please join us in thanking the PHNs for their hard work and dedication to FCPS students. 

🎤 Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

Reunión informativa para padres y cena

La reunión informativa para padres y la cena de Herndon High School se llevarán a cabo el jueves 9 de mayo de 2024 en la cafetería de 6:00 a 8:00 p.m.

Los temas serán “Plataformas y Programas Educativos de Apoyo Académico y Profesional Sin Costo”. Presentado por la Fundación de la Herencia Hispana.

Después del evento, abriremos "Paige's Closet" para seleccionar 5 piezas por familia.

¡Esperamos verte!

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 Dates: May 9, May 23, 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 ([email protected]).

A Day of Hope

 

Rise Up! was launched back in the spring of 2022 as a musical way to raise mental health awareness and celebrate the ability to perform a live public concert again after two years of pandemic restrictions. May 18 will mark Herndon UMC’s third annual Rise Up! concert. A “Day of Hope” for the community that will include free resilience education classes and a resilience fair where people can connect with local mental health and wellness resources. The classes and resilience fair will run from 5-7 pm and the concert will be held at 7 pm. Learn more at bit.ly/riseupherndon. 

Sports Physicals

 

Herndon High School will be hosting their Sports Physicals on Monday, May 20th. Take advantage and cross this off your to do list for next year now while supporting the Athletic Training program! The physicals currently on file expire on June 30th, a new physical is needed for next year. After June 30th, students will not be permitted to participate in any team related activities (other than interest meetings) until a new VHSL physical form has been submitted. You are always welcome to get a sports physical through your family physician or an urgent care center, but this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser.

Did you know? This is an incredibly important night for us because FCPS only provides the athletic training personnel, not the supplies we need to help your kids. The money earned is used to purchase the supplies that allow us to help our student-athletes stay healthy and play to their highest potential. Every piece of gauze, glove, roll of tape, ice bag, bandage, nose plug, brace, crutch…everything you see us use is purchased through the funds earned at this annual event. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. Just for reference- 1 physical does not even cover the cost of 1 case of tape (we go through 80-100 cases per year).

Physicals are $50- payable by cash or check on site or pre-paid through MySchoolBucks prior to the event. All details will be provided in a confirmation email when appointments are made. Additional donations or ‘sponsorships’ for student-athletes who may not be able to afford this opportunity are always welcome. We ensure forms are complete and there are no issues (unless a doctor notices something that warrants further medical attention). All forms will be put on file so kids are ready to go- you’ll just need to complete online registration for whatever activity they choose.

Click here to make an appointment: 2024 Athletic Physical RegistrationYou will receive a confirmation email within 48 business hours of scheduling.

Any questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact Lisa Petruzzi ([email protected]).

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.

Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.Click to edit this placeholder text.

☀️ Save the Date for FCPS’ Summer Extravaganza

Don’t miss a day of family fun and learning at the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! 

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., where students will be able to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. 

Representatives from local businesses, Fairfax County Public Library, and the Fairfax County Park Authority are participating in the Summer Extravaganza. Community organizations, such as Neighborhood Community Services, will be at the event as well. All will have learning activities, tips, and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all 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.

 

 

 

 

Information 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 [email protected].

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.

From the Library

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is approaching so rapidly. Here are some important dates from the library:

  • Friday, May 17: all senior library materials are due. School accounts, including any outstanding library obligations, should be settled before cap and gown distribution later in the month.
  • Wednesday, May 29: all library materials from freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are due. This date applies for all FCPS schools.
  • Monday, June 2: 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.

As we encourage wide reading for pleasure, we also work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning.

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 [email protected].

💪 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.
🩹 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.

📞 FCPS Ombuds Provides Confidential Guidance

The Office of the Ombuds engages with families, students, and staff to offer resources and improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent confidential resource to help get answers to questions, offer options to resolve concerns, and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

Anyone seeking assistance from the Office of the Ombuds may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], visit their webpage, or submit a question. Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

 

 

 

 

Resources No-Cost Virtual Therapy for High School Students
  • Virtual therapy sessions are available to FCPS high school students at no cost to provide a safe space to address concerns such as:
  • Mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss
  • Anxiety, worry, fears
  • Social skills, bullying, peer and family relationships
  • Academic stress

In order for students to participate, caregivers must give permission for FCPS to share basic demographic information with Hazel Health in ParentVUE and provide consent. Students can then be referred to therapy by a guardian or school staff member.

You may refer your child by calling 571-749-2940 or by contacting our school counselor, social worker, psychologist, or director of Student Services. Find our contact information on this webpage.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

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