Information Last Updated - May 13, 2021
Hello Class of 2021 and parents!
These kids have gotten the short end of the stick this year and they deserve this day to celebrate. The Grad Fest Committee has been working very hard all year long to make this the best day ever for them! But now, we need YOUR help!!!
Parents: please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Please note you will stay at your station for the duration of your shift. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a45a8ab29a20-20211
We are still raising money to help pay for the event! I encourage you to share this link to all of your family and friends. https://www.classy.org/campaign/hhs-2021-grad-fest/c324326
Here is the link to purchase tickets! Forward this on to any senior who has yet to purchase their ticket!!! They do not want to miss this event! https://herndonang.org/buy-tickets
Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, June 2nd!
HHS Class of 2021 Grad Fest Committee
Class of 2021: 4th Quarter Update
Senior Year Calendar - Important Upcoming Dates:
In order to plan ahead, here are important upcoming dates to consider for the next few weeks. Please note that some dates could change due to unforeseen circumstances related to weather, the renovation, etc. To ensure you stay informed, please sign up to receive updates through the communication channels noted in this letter.
- May 14 - “Prom-ish”
- May 24 - Graduation Rehearsal #1 - 12pm
- May 24 - Senior Picnic and Slideshow - 2:00pm
- May 26 - Senior Turn-In Day (Laptops, textbooks, instruments, etc.)
- May 27 - Graduation Rehearsal #2 - 3:00pm with Cap and Gown Distribution
- June 2 - Graduation
- June 2 - Grad Fest!
All school-issued laptops must be returned before graduation. Please stay tuned for specific dates that the Herndon HS tech team will be collecting laptops. Failure to return the laptop will result in a fine that will need to be paid to the school to cover the cost of the laptop.
If you haven’t picked up your senior t-shirt yet, come by the main office during school hours!
This year’s annual FCPS Senior Survey, which gathers data required by the Virginia Department of Education, will be administered online through Naviance Student on April 29th - May 4th. In the afternoon of Wednesday, April 28th, all senior students will receive an email from Mrs. Peirce with step by step instructions along with virtual Q & A links for Monday, May 3rd virtual office hours. Students may also contact their counselor, Mrs. Frostad, or Mrs. Peirce for assistance.
The main purpose of the survey is to record both post-secondary plans (college, employment, military service, career education, etc.) and the final status of college applications for all FCPS graduating seniors. This is how HHS will know which college to send your final transcript. The survey also collects data on Federal Aid (FAFSA), scholarships offered or awarded, and the amount of scholarship money accepted and using.
To have some type of prom event during a pandemic, we present to you, "Prom-ish"! Join us at Herndon High School on Friday, May 14th, for one final gathering with your classmates before graduation happens!
Tickets will NOT be available at the door. Reserve your free ticket now! Tickets are first-come, first-serve! This SignUpGenius will close on 5/11/21 at 11:59 pm or until "sold out," whichever comes first. Also, you will notice that there are time slots for this event. This is to respect the guidelines that the Virginia governor has put in place for social gatherings during the pandemic. Please choose ONE time slot that you would like to attend.
Here are some other guidelines that are in place for this event:
- Time slots for the event: 6:30p – 8:00 pm; 8:30 – 10 pm; 10:30 - 12am.
- HHS seniors may bring one guest.
- Students (and guests) must bring a high school ID (logging into StudentVue is acceptable) to the door to enter. You will not be permitted to enter without proper identification.
- Students will enter through Door 14, near the cafeteria, and exit out of Door 1 when your time slot ends.
- Shorts, jeans, flip flops, and sweatpants are not permitted for this event. You will not be allowed to enter if these guidelines are not followed.
- Masks must be worn at all times.
- Do not use your @fcpsschools.net email to sign up for this event.
The link to reserve your ticket is posted in our HHS Class of 2021 Blackboard page.
All participants must complete and bring the health screener form to Herndon High School to enter.
There will be a Grad Fest outdoor celebration on Wednesday, June 2 at Herndon High School from 3:30-7:30pm. There will be carnival activities, games, prizes, food, an illusionist show, senior gifts, and raffle drawings. Buy a ticket for your senior here: https://herndonang.org/buy-tickets We hope all seniors can join in the fun to cap off their high school years.
If you have questions, please email Dawn Blevins and Tricia DeMaria at @email.
Fundraising Activities Get your Herndon Spirit going again with a brand new tumbler: 20oz white, double-wall stainless steel tumbler with lid and straw. Keep drinks hot or cold for up to 8 hours. See a picture and order your Herndon Tumbler here: https://herndonang.org/herndon-tumbler All proceeds will support the Class of 2021 Grad Fest. Share with your Herndon friends, too.
The class of 2021 is hosting a fundraiser to help pay for the event, too. Check out the video and share with friends and family: https://www.classy.org/campaign/hhs-2021-grad-fest/c324326
You should have already placed your order for your cap and gown. If you have questions about whether or not you have a cap and gown, please contact Ms. Mejia or Ms. Russell at 703-810-2200. Please note that cap and gowns will be distributed at graduation rehearsal. All debts and financial obligations must be paid BEFORE you receive your cap and gown on May 27th.
We will continue using the Class of 2021 Facebook Page, HHS Senior class page, Senior Blackboard page, and Class of 2021 email to disseminate information throughout the year. Clubs and organizations will use their social media accounts and are welcome to submit information to us, as well. Please review STAY CONNECTED site (click here) to ensure you are signed up to receive weekly emails from Herndon High School through FCPS News You Choose and check the 2021 Facebook Page.
Please help spread the word to other 2021 students and families to ensure they are signed up to receive communication.
Please review this document for the latest graduation information.
Graduation Regalia (cords, medals, pins, etc) - Contact your sponsor for more information.
There will only be one installment of Senior dues ($50). If you haven’t had a chance to pay your dues or you have questions about Senior dues, please contact Ms. Mejia or Ms. Russell at 703-810-2200.
Senior Debt & Fine Collection
All Senior Debts and Fines MUST be paid in order to get your cap and gown. Letters will be mailed home during the week of April 23rd to those students who owe a debt or a fine. Please take care of this as soon as possible. Please contact Ms. Mejia or Ms. Russell at 703-810-2200, if you have any questions about this.
Please log into myschoolbucks.com to make your payment. Stay tuned for more information regarding the second installment of Senior Dues.
Senior Final Exams: The schedule has been finalized. More information coming soon.
Order your class of 2021 Composite Panoramic Picture!
The composite pans are non-laminated 10X30 $18 a piece. Make sure to place your order by May 10th, 2021. Go to mylifetouch.com and use picture day ID# MJ010403T0 Questions? Call 800-736-4753
Order your yearbook now!
Contact Kathryn Hans for questions @email