McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 1/24/22

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Important Upcoming Dates

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 26 - Book Talk for Parents

February 1 - Lunar New Year

March 1 - Hidden In Plain Sight - Community Awareness Program

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Lunar New Year, February 1

Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles, based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar. Lunar New Year is particularly celebrated in East Asia, influenced by the Chinese New Year and the Chinese Calendar. 

Course Selection for 2022-2023

The course registration process for 2022-2023 is upon us. Last Thursday, during our Advisory period, students were given time to explore our Academic Advising website to learn about all of their options. We have also developed an Academic Advising Google Site that is shared with students. In both of these places there you can find helpful tips on selecting classes, videos from teachers describing their classes, graduation requirements, instructions on how to select classes in SIS, and more! While the Google site can only be accessed by students, the Academic Advising website is on the Student Services page of the McLean HS website and can be accessed by anyone.

All students will be meeting one-on-one with their counselor over the next two months for academic advising. Current freshmen will meet with counselors through their HPE 9 class starting on February 15th. Current sophomores with meet with their counselors through their HPE 10 class starting January 18th. Current juniors will meet with their counselors through their history course beginning January 27th.  

We encourage you to have a conversation with your kids as they prepare to make their course decisions. Please keep in mind our mantra of “Balance, Balance, Balance”.  While we certainly want to encourage academic development, it is just as important to develop the rest of themselves as well. Teenagers (like all of us) need time to spend with their friends and family, time to do the things they truly enjoy and time to do things that give them a sense of purpose and meaning. They also have to sleep at night. Happiness and well-being depend on all of these factors. If it means taking a schedule with fewer advanced courses in order to have time for the other important pieces of life, they will absolutely be better off doing that!

Schedule Change Deadline for 21-22 School Year is January 28

Any student still considering a schedule change at this point in the school year will need to submit the schedule change packet to their counselor by January 28.  After that date, students will need to finish the school year in the courses they are currently taking.  Please reach out to your counselor if you would like to request a schedule change.

Hidden in Plain Sight - March 1, 2022

Hidden in Plain Sight is a community awareness program to educate parents through a hands-on learning experience that covers current trends and signs of risky business.  The program will outline alcohol use, marijuana, prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, illicit drugs, mental disorders, sexual behavior, and other risky business.

This program is open to adult audiences only.  The program is designed to educate parents on recent trends and to assist their child in finding the proper help if a risky behavior is detected.  The program is presented by the Fairfax County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit.

The presentation will be held at McLean High School in the cafeteria starting at 7:00pm and ending at 8:30pm on March 1, 2022.

Masks will be required to be worn while in the building.

COVID-19 Screening Testing

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren). If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. You will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

Student-athletes do not need to pre-register with the LTS online portal for screening testing, they will use a separate portal provided by their school’s student activities director.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

Book Talk for Parents

This past October, the authors of the book What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home spoke to McLean and Longfellow parents virtually.  They offered much-needed practical parenting tips as our children came back to school.

On Wednesday, January 26, Kathleen Otal, one of McLean’s school counselors, will be hosting a book talk for interested Longfellow and McLean parents.  We will discuss the first half of the book as well as share struggles, ideas, and tips with one another regarding our own children and parenting experiences.  The event will take place in McLean’s Lecture Hall from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending this book talk, please register here.  If you need to purchase the book, you can do so here.

If you have not seen the author talk from October 2021, you can do so here.

Please contact Kathleen Otal, McLean School Counselor, for more information.  We hope to see you there!

McLean High School Coat Drive

Drop of your greatly appreciated coat and jacket donation in the Main Office and at other bins around the school this week!

Student Achievement Scholastic Art Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the students who participated in and won awards in the Regional Scholastics Art Contest. The categories included Photography, Drawing and Illustration, Ceramics and Glass, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Painting, Digital Art, Painting, Comic Art, and Art Portfolio.

Click HERE for the full list of students.

All-District Band Audition Results

Congratulations to all the MHS students that auditioned for the All-District Bands! We are proud to report that a huge number of our students have made the bands this year.

Click HERE for the full list of our winners!

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the February 7th PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 1/17/22

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Important Upcoming Dates

January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday

January 19 - Orthodox Epiphany

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 26 - Book Talk for Parents

February 1 - Lunar New Year

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

King was the chief spokesperson for the nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the boliday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Orthodox Epiphany

Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Epiphany on January 19th. For Eastern Christians this is the commemoration of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river. 

Course Selection for 2022-2023

The course registration process for 2022-2023 is upon us. Last Thursday, during our Advisory period, students were given time to explore our Academic Advising website to learn about all of their options. We have also developed an Academic Advising Google Site that is shared with students. In both of these places there you can find helpful tips on selecting classes, videos from teachers describing their classes, graduation requirements, instructions on how to select classes in SIS, and more! While the Google site can only be accessed by students, the Academic Advising website is on the Student Services page of the McLean HS website and can be accessed by anyone.

All students will be meeting one-on-one with their counselor over the next two months for academic advising. Current freshmen will meet with counselors through their HPE 9 class starting on February 15th. Current sophomores with meet with their counselors through their HPE 10 class starting January 18th. Current juniors will meet with their counselors through their history course beginning January 27th.  

We encourage you to have a conversation with your kids as they prepare to make their course decisions. Please keep in mind our mantra of “Balance, Balance, Balance”.  While we certainly want to encourage academic development, it is just as important to develop the rest of themselves as well. Teenagers (like all of us) need time to spend with their friends and family, time to do the things they truly enjoy and time to do things that give them a sense of purpose and meaning. They also have to sleep at night. Happiness and well-being depend on all of these factors. If it means taking a schedule with fewer advanced courses in order to have time for the other important pieces of life, they will absolutely be better off doing that!

Schedule Change Deadline for 21-22 School Year is January 28

Any student still considering a schedule change at this point in the school year will need to submit the schedule change packet to their counselor by January 28.  After that date, students will need to finish the school year in the courses they are currently taking.  Please reach out to your counselor if you would like to request a schedule change.

Hidden in Plain Sight - March 1, 2022

Hidden in Plain Sight is a community awareness program to educate parents through a hands-on learning experience that covers current trends and signs of risky business.  The program will outline alcohol use, marijuana, prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, illicit drugs, mental disorders, sexual behavior, and other risky business.

This program is open to adult audiences only.  The program is designed to educate parents on recent trends and to assist their child in finding the proper help if a risky behavior is detected.  The program is presented by the Fairfax County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit.

The presentation will be held at McLean High School in the cafeteria starting at 7:00pm and ending at 8:30pm on March 1, 2022.

Masks will be required to be worn while in the building.

COVID-19 Screening Testing

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren). If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. You will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

Student-athletes do not need to pre-register with the LTS online portal for screening testing, they will use a separate portal provided by their school’s student activities director.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

Late Buses Cancelled through January 21st

The following in-person after school activities have been cancelled through January 21, 2022. Late busses will not be offered during this time. We plan on resuming these activities January 22, 2022. 

  • Club Meetings
  • Helping Highlanders
  • After school testing in the Testing Center
Back to School Reminders

Please take some time to discuss with your student(s) the following reminders:

  • Stress the proper use of masks at all times.
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer that is in every classroom and in various places around the school.
  • Students should bring home their laptops daily, with power cord, and any learning materials that may be needed in the event that a class or a student may need to be virtual for a period of time.
Computer Updates

If you have not turned on your laptop over the break, please follow these steps to ensure that you receive any necessary updates that may have been deployed:

  1. Plug in the laptop using the charging cable.
  2. Power on the laptop.
  3. Leave the laptop on and let it sit overnight tonight while connected to your home WiFi.   

Password Recovery:

If forgotten, students can use the link below to reset their password.  If you are unable to recover your password, please stop by the Tech Center located in the McLean HS Library during school hours.  Also, please pay attention to the note that follows the password recovery instructions.

CHANGE/RESET YOUR PASSWORD

Go to the FCPS Account Recovery Website

  1.   Enter your Student ID
  2.   Select your Recovery Option
  3.   Click Get Code
  4.   Click the reset password link that was sent to your phone or e-mail
  5.   Follow the on screen directions to complete the changing/recovery of your password

Note: If you change/reset your password from home, you must bring your laptop to any FCPS school parking lot, get as close to the building as possible, and sign into the laptop one time with your updated password for the laptop password to be updated. Otherwise, only your password to online resources will be updated and the logon password to the computer will not be updated until the next time you login onsite/at school.

Book Talk for Parents

This past October, the authors of the book What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home spoke to McLean and Longfellow parents virtually.  They offered much-needed practical parenting tips as our children came back to school.

On Wednesday, January 26, Kathleen Otal, one of McLean’s school counselors, will be hosting a book talk for interested Longfellow and McLean parents.  We will discuss the first half of the book as well as share struggles, ideas, and tips with one another regarding our own children and parenting experiences.  The event will take place in McLean’s Lecture Hall from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending this book talk, please register here.  If you need to purchase the book, you can do so here.

If you have not seen the author talk from October 2021, you can do so here.

Please contact Kathleen Otal, McLean School Counselor, for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Bell Schedules

This school year we started with a bell schedule that allowed 10-minutes of passing to allow more time for students to get back into the groove of school, and we were thinking that this longer passing time would provide more room for social distancing in our halls.  However, what we have noticed is that students have been hanging out in the halls with friends and not getting to class on time.   As a result, we have decided to get in line with other schools across the county and create a 7-minute passing time in the halls.  This bell schedule is the same passing time as we had prior to schools closing down in 2020.  

Additionally, before the beginning of first block, the halls have been quite crowded with students coming to school late.  These students drive themselves to school or have been dropped off by parents.  If you are a person who falls in the category, please plan accordingly and leave for school ten minutes earlier than your current departure time.  Our hope is to start 2022 off to a great positive start for all of our students!

All bell schedules can be found on this link. Go to printable schedules to find the two-hour delay schedule and the two-hour early release schedule.

2022 VA School Survey of Climate & Working Conditions

This spring our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, classroom instructors, and staff. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and supportive school environment.      

The survey will be completed online between January 10, 2022 and February 4, 2022. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents and guardians will not have access to their child’s survey answers. You may review the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, and their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them. Students will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed during school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

All students in your child's grade level will be eligible to participate in the survey. Students participating in remote instruction and in-person instruction are both eligible to participate. The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. No action will be taken against you, your child, or the school if your child does not participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school office by telephone or letter by Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

Student Achievement American Legion Speech Contest Winner!

Saehee Perez won the contest held at the McLean Post 270 of the American LegionMs. Perez, a junior at McLean High School, won $50 and will now compete at the 17th District Oratorical Contest in Fairfax against winners of contests in other communities on January 23rd.

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the February 7th PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 1/10/22

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Important Upcoming Dates

January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Holiday

January 19 - Orthodox Epiphany

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 26 - Book Talk for Parents

February 1 - Lunar New Year

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

King was the chief spokesperson for the nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the boliday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Orthodox Epiphany

Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Epiphany on January 19th. For Eastern Christians this is the commemoration of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river. 

COVID-19 Screening Testing

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren). If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. You will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

Student-athletes do not need to pre-register with the LTS online portal for screening testing, they will use a separate portal provided by their school’s student activities director.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

Late Buses Cancelled through January 21st

The following in-person after school activities have been cancelled through January 21, 2022. Late busses will not be offered during this time. We plan on resuming these activities January 22, 2022. 

  • Club Meetings
  • Helping Highlanders
  • After school testing in the Testing Center
Back to School Reminders

Please take some time to discuss with your student(s) the following reminders:

  • Stress the proper use of masks at all times.
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer that is in every classroom and in various places around the school.
  • Students should bring home their laptops daily, with power cord, and any learning materials that may be needed in the event that a class or a student may need to be virtual for a period of time.
Computer Updates

If you have not turned on your laptop over the break, please follow these steps to ensure that you receive any necessary updates that may have been deployed:

  1. Plug in the laptop using the charging cable.
  2. Power on the laptop.
  3. Leave the laptop on and let it sit overnight tonight while connected to your home WiFi.   

Password Recovery:

If forgotten, students can use the link below to reset their password.  If you are unable to recover your password, please stop by the Tech Center located in the McLean HS Library during school hours.  Also, please pay attention to the note that follows the password recovery instructions.

CHANGE/RESET YOUR PASSWORD

Go to the FCPS Account Recovery Website

  1.   Enter your Student ID
  2.   Select your Recovery Option
  3.   Click Get Code
  4.   Click the reset password link that was sent to your phone or e-mail
  5.   Follow the on screen directions to complete the changing/recovery of your password

Note: If you change/reset your password from home, you must bring your laptop to any FCPS school parking lot, get as close to the building as possible, and sign into the laptop one time with your updated password for the laptop password to be updated. Otherwise, only your password to online resources will be updated and the logon password to the computer will not be updated until the next time you login onsite/at school.

Book Talk for Parents

This past October, the authors of the book What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home spoke to McLean and Longfellow parents virtually.  They offered much-needed practical parenting tips as our children came back to school.

On Wednesday, January 26, Kathleen Otal, one of McLean’s school counselors, will be hosting a book talk for interested Longfellow and McLean parents.  We will discuss the first half of the book as well as share struggles, ideas, and tips with one another regarding our own children and parenting experiences.  The event will take place in McLean’s Lecture Hall from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending this book talk, please register here.  If you need to purchase the book, you can do so here.

If you have not seen the author talk from October 2021, you can do so here.

Please contact Kathleen Otal, McLean School Counselor, for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Bell Schedules

This school year we started with a bell schedule that allowed 10-minutes of passing to allow more time for students to get back into the groove of school, and we were thinking that this longer passing time would provide more room for social distancing in our halls.  However, what we have noticed is that students have been hanging out in the halls with friends and not getting to class on time.   As a result, we have decided to get in line with other schools across the county and create a 7-minute passing time in the halls.  This bell schedule is the same passing time as we had prior to schools closing down in 2020.  

Additionally, before the beginning of first block, the halls have been quite crowded with students coming to school late.  These students drive themselves to school or have been dropped off by parents.  If you are a person who falls in the category, please plan accordingly and leave for school ten minutes earlier than your current departure time.  Our hope is to start 2022 off to a great positive start for all of our students!

All bell schedules can be found on this link. Go to printable schedules to find the two-hour delay schedule and the two-hour early release schedule.

2022 VA School Survey of Climate & Working Conditions

This spring our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, classroom instructors, and staff. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and supportive school environment.      

The survey will be completed online between January 10, 2022 and February 4, 2022. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents and guardians will not have access to their child’s survey answers. You may review the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, and their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them. Students will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed during school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

All students in your child's grade level will be eligible to participate in the survey. Students participating in remote instruction and in-person instruction are both eligible to participate. The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. No action will be taken against you, your child, or the school if your child does not participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school office by telephone or letter by Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the February 7th PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 1/3/2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

January 6 - Three Kings Day\Epiphany

January 7 - Orthodox Christmas

January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 26 - Book Talk for Parents

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Happy Snow Day!

Enjoy these pics of McLean High School's faculty, staff, kids and pets enjoying an unexpected snow day!

COVID-19 Screening Testing

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren). If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. You will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

Student-athletes do not need to pre-register with the LTS online portal for screening testing, they will use a separate portal provided by their school’s student activities director.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

Preparing to Come Back to School

Please take some time to discuss with your student(s) the following reminders:

  • Stress the proper use of masks at all times.
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer that is in every classroom and in various places around the school.
  • Students should bring home their laptops daily, with power cord, and any learning materials that may be needed in the event that a class or a student may need to be virtual for a period of time.
Computer Updates

If you have not turned on your laptop over the break, please follow these steps to ensure that you receive any necessary updates that may have been deployed:

  1. Plug in the laptop using the charging cable.
  2. Power on the laptop.
  3. Leave the laptop on and let it sit overnight tonight while connected to your home WiFi.   

Password Recovery:

If forgotten, students can use the link below to reset their password.  If you are unable to recover your password, please stop by the Tech Center located in the McLean HS Library during school hours.  Also, please pay attention to the note that follows the password recovery instructions.

CHANGE/RESET YOUR PASSWORD

Go to the FCPS Account Recovery Website

  1.   Enter your Student ID
  2.   Select your Recovery Option
  3.   Click Get Code
  4.   Click the reset password link that was sent to your phone or e-mail
  5.   Follow the on screen directions to complete the changing/recovery of your password

Note: If you change/reset your password from home, you must bring your laptop to any FCPS school parking lot, get as close to the building as possible, and sign into the laptop one time with your updated password for the laptop password to be updated. Otherwise, only your password to online resources will be updated and the logon password to the computer will not be updated until the next time you login onsite/at school.

Book Talk for Parents

This past October, the authors of the book What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home spoke to McLean and Longfellow parents virtually.  They offered much-needed practical parenting tips as our children came back to school.

On Wednesday, January 26, Kathleen Otal, one of McLean’s school counselors, will be hosting a book talk for interested Longfellow and McLean parents.  We will discuss the first half of the book as well as share struggles, ideas, and tips with one another regarding our own children and parenting experiences.  The event will take place in McLean’s Lecture Hall from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

If you are interested in attending this book talk, please register here.  If you need to purchase the book, you can do so here.

If you have not seen the author talk from October 2021, you can do so here.

Please contact Kathleen Otal, McLean School Counselor, for more information.  We hope to see you there!

SAT Accommodations - Deadline January 4

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.   Please visit the McLean Testing page  for more information and application forms.

Bell Schedules

This school year we started with a bell schedule that allowed 10-minutes of passing to allow more time for students to get back into the groove of school, and we were thinking that this longer passing time would provide more room for social distancing in our halls.  However, what we have noticed is that students have been hanging out in the halls with friends and not getting to class on time.   As a result, we have decided to get in line with other schools across the county and create a 7-minute passing time in the halls.  This bell schedule is the same passing time as we had prior to schools closing down in 2020.  This will start when we return on January 3.  Please see attached schedule.

Additionally, before the beginning of first block, the halls have been quite crowded with students coming to school late.  These students drive themselves to school or have been dropped off by parents.  If you are a person who falls in the category, please plan accordingly and leave for school ten minutes earlier than your current departure time.  Our hope is to start 2022 off to a great positive start for all of our students!

All bell schedules can be found on this link. Go to printable schedules to find the two-hour delay schedule and the two-hour early release schedule.

Please find the two-hour delay opening bell schedule here.

2022 VA School Survey of Climate & Working Conditions

This spring our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, classroom instructors, and staff. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and supportive school environment.      

The survey will be completed online between January 10, 2022 and February 4, 2022. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents and guardians will not have access to their child’s survey answers. You may review the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, and their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them. Students will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed during school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

All students in your child's grade level will be eligible to participate in the survey. Students participating in remote instruction and in-person instruction are both eligible to participate. The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. No action will be taken against you, your child, or the school if your child does not participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school office by telephone or letter by Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

MHS Toy Drive

Thanks to everyone who donated toys and books to Housing Up! Thanks to our SGA and Cancer Kids First for adding to the donations. Your donations made a positive impact on families in need!

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the February 7th PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 12/27/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 20-31 - Winter Break

January 6 - Three Kings Day\Epiphany

January 7 - Orthodox Christmas

January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

2022 Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Happy New Year

We at McLean High School wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year!

MHS Toy Drive

McLean High School gathered toys and books to donate to Housing Up!

McLean Matters Winter Gift Card Drive

The PTSA would like to thank the MHS parents and teachers for their overwhelmingly generous effort to donate gift cards for the McLean Matters Winter Gift Card Drive, benefiting McLean High School families-in-need. 

The community came forward, and the amount of money that was raised is truly remarkable. Gift cards came in the mail, digitally, and parents were continually coming to the office to drop off gift cards. To date, we have collected over $21,000 in gift cards for our families-in-need. 

The Annual MHS Ugly Sweater Contest

During the last week of school McLean teachers and staff participated in our annual Ugly Sweater Contest. Enjoy just a few examples of MHS good cheer!

2022 VA School Survey of Climate & Working Conditions

This spring our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, classroom instructors, and staff. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and supportive school environment.      

The survey will be completed online between January 10, 2022 and February 4, 2022. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents and guardians will not have access to their child’s survey answers. You may review the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, and their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them. Students will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed during school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

All students in your child's grade level will be eligible to participate in the survey. Students participating in remote instruction and in-person instruction are both eligible to participate. The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. No action will be taken against you, your child, or the school if your child does not participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school office by telephone or letter by Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

COVID-19 Screening Testing

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren). If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. You will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

Student-athletes do not need to pre-register with the LTS online portal for screening testing, they will use a separate portal provided by their school’s student activities director.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

Winter Break Expectations

At McLean High School we have many students who work hard and spend a great deal of time outside of school on assignments and on school activities during the school year. We would like to help our students find a healthy balance of school, work, and family/friends time during the two week Winter Break. Similarly, we would like our staff to do the same. We would like for everyone to spend this precious time with your family, friends and loved ones.

Teachers should not issue any homework that students must complete over the Winter Break. Specifically, teachers will not assign homework that is due on the first two school days we return to school - January 3 and 4.  Assessments should also not be conducted the first two days returning from a long break. Additionally, our school’s offices will be closed over the holiday.

The McLean High School faculty and staff wish you and your family a safe, happy winter vacation!

SAT Accommodations - Deadline January 4

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.   Please visit the McLean Testing page  for more information and application forms.

New Bell Schedule

This school year we started with a bell schedule that allowed 10-minutes of passing to allow more time for students to get back into the groove of school, and we were thinking that this longer passing time would provide more room for social distancing in our halls.  However, what we have noticed is that students have been hanging out in the halls with friends and not getting to class on time.   As a result, we have decided to get in line with other schools across the county and create a 7-minute passing time in the halls.  This bell schedule is the same passing time as we had prior to schools closing down in 2020.  This will start when we return on January 3.  Please see attached schedule.

Additionally, before the beginning of first block, the halls have been quite crowded with students coming to school late.  These students drive themselves to school or have been dropped off by parents.  If you are a person who falls in the category, please plan accordingly and leave for school ten minutes earlier than your current departure time.  Our hope is to start 2022 off to a great positive start for all of our students!

https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/bell-schedule

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the February 7th PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 12/20/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 20-31 - Winter Break

January 6 - Three Kings Day\Epiphany

January 7 - Orthodox Christmas

January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

2022 VA School Survey of Climate & Working Conditions

This spring our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, classroom instructors, and staff. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and supportive school environment.      

The survey will be completed online between January 10, 2022 and February 4, 2022. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents and guardians will not have access to their child’s survey answers. You may review the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, and their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them. Students will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed during school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

All students in your child's grade level will be eligible to participate in the survey. Students participating in remote instruction and in-person instruction are both eligible to participate. The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. No action will be taken against you, your child, or the school if your child does not participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school office by telephone or letter by Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

 

Winter Break Expectations

At McLean High School we have many students who work hard and spend a great deal of time outside of school on assignments and on school activities during the school year. We would like to help our students find a healthy balance of school, work, and family/friends time during the two week Winter Break. Similarly, we would like our staff to do the same. We would like for everyone to spend this precious time with your family, friends and loved ones.

Teachers should not issue any homework that students must complete over the Winter Break. Specifically, teachers will not assign homework that is due on the first two school days we return to school - January 3 and 4.  Assessments should also not be conducted the first two days returning from a long break. Additionally, our school’s offices will be closed over the holiday.

The McLean High School faculty and staff wish you and your family a safe, happy winter vacation!

SAT Accommodations - Deadline January 4

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.   Please visit the McLean Testing page  for more information and application forms.

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

FCPS Family Workshops Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn about postsecondary education options available for students with disabilities.

  • College: Two-Tear and Four-Year
  • Career and Technical Education/Trade School
  • Gap Year
  • Military
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment

December 9, 2021 10 a.m. - noon

Register for Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the February 7th PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 12/13/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 20-31 - Winter Break

January 6 - Three Kings Day\Epiphany

January 7 - Orthodox Christmas

January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Winter Break Expectations

At McLean High School we have many students who work hard and spend a great deal of time outside of school on assignments and on school activities during the school year. We would like to help our students find a healthy balance of school, work, and family/friends time during the two week Winter Break. Similarly, we would like our staff to do the same. We would like for everyone to spend this precious time with your family, friends and loved ones.

Teachers should not issue any homework that students must complete over the Winter Break. Specifically, teachers will not assign homework that is due on the first two school days we return to school - January 3 and 4.  Assessments should also not be conducted the first two days returning from a long break. Additionally, our school’s offices will be closed over the holiday.

The McLean High School faculty and staff wish you and your family a safe, happy winter vacation!

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

SAT Accommodations - Deadline January 4

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.   Please visit the McLean Testing page  for more information and application forms.

Cultural Observances January 6 - Three Kings Day\Ephiphany

Epiphany is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

In Western Christianity,  the feast commemorates principally the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. It is sometimes called Three Kings' Day.

January 7 - Orthodox Christmas

Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ's birth, as described in the Christian Bible. 

Recognitions A Journey Back to FCPS - Destiny DeMarino

Please take a moment to check out this video about Destiny DeMarino, a McLean High School graduate. She is a 1st Grade teacher at Westgate Elementary School and winner of the Westgate ES Outstanding New Teacher of the Year award!

Congratulations to James Hoadley

Please join us in congratulating one of our students - James Hoadley. He is a current senior at McLean HS and has also attended classes at NVCC.  James will receive his Associates Degree in Engineering from NVCC this week. He is graduating Summa Cum Laude with highest honors. Congratulations James!

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the February 7th PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 12/6/2001

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. According to tradition, Siddhartha had recently forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and resolved to sit under a peepal tree, also known as a Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa), and simply meditate until he found the root of suffering, and how to liberate oneself from it.  FCPS has designated Bodhi as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.

McLean HS - Outstanding Teacher and Staff Awards

Please join us in congratulating McLean High School's Outstanding Teacher & Staff for the 2021-2022 School Year.

 

Congratulations to Sean Rolon, McLean High School's Outstanding Leader of the Year!

Congratulations to Steven Walker, McLean High School's Outstanding Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Greg Olcott, McLean High School's Outstanding Professional Employee of the Year!

Congratulations to Dylan Persinger, McLean High School's Outstanding New Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Molly Payne, McLean High School's Outstanding Operational Employee of the Year!

SAT Accommodations - Deadline January 4

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.   Please visit the McLean Testing page  for more information and application forms.

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

FCPS Family Workshops Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn about postsecondary education options available for students with disabilities.

  • College: Two-Tear and Four-Year
  • Career and Technical Education/Trade School
  • Gap Year
  • Military
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment

December 9, 2021 10 a.m. - noon

Register for Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 11/29/2001

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday

January 20 - End of 2nd quarter - 2-hour early release

January 21 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

January 24 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. According to tradition, Siddhartha had recently forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and resolved to sit under a peepal tree, also known as a Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa), and simply meditate until he found the root of suffering, and how to liberate oneself from it.  FCPS has designated Bodhi as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.

SAT Accommodations - Deadline January 4

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board. If a student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 to meet the College Board deadline.   Please visit the McLean Testing page  for more information and application forms.

PSAT Scores

Students are expected to have access to their October 13, 2021 PSAT scores on either December 6th or 7th. Students can access their scores by logging into studentscores.collegeboard.org. Students who do not already have College Board accounts will be prompted to create an account, which will be useful for PSAT, SAT, and AP exam notifications. Students should use a personal email address, not their fcpsschools.net email address, for their College Board accounts, as emails from the College Board may be blocked. Please contact your student’s school counselor with questions about the PSAT.

FCPS Family Workshops Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant support for the start of the school year.

Highlights include:

  • Mental Health of Military-Connected Kids and Teens
  • Storms in Any Season- What parents need to know about
  • Deployments, Injuries, Separations, and Loss
  • Known and little known resources for military families to get you through storms and everyday life
  • How to Prepare for an Off-Cycle Move

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our second of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

December 3, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn about postsecondary education options available for students with disabilities.

  • College: Two-Tear and Four-Year
  • Career and Technical Education/Trade School
  • Gap Year
  • Military
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment

December 9. 2021 10 a.m. - noon

Register for Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 11/22/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

First Quarter Report Cards

First quarter report card grades are visible in ParentVue and StudentVue in the Documents tab.  Please note that the first quarter report card grade is a snapshot in time from when the quarter ended on October 29th.  The Gradebook tab provides you with the most up to date grade information in each class. 

Parents are reminded that grades can be monitored through SIS Parent Vue. If you have not yet created a Parent Vue account, we encourage you to do so. The steps to creating an account can be found at this link:  https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration

If you are in need of a hard copy of the report card, please contact Student Services to request one.

Last Day to Nominate!

McLean HS is now accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Teacher & Staff Awards in the following categories:

  1. Outstanding Teacher/librarian: At least (3) three years’ teaching experience.
  2. Outstanding New Teacher/librarian: Less than (3) three years’ teaching experience.
  3. Outstanding Professional Employee: Technology Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, SOSA.
  4. Outstanding Operational Employee: Administrative Assistant Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service, IA's, Parent Liaisons.                                                                                                                                     
  5. Outstanding Leader: Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities.

All nominations for McLean Teachers & Staff are due by Monday November 22.  Please feel free to nominate in one category or all of them; it is up to you!  If you have any additional questions about the categories or which category a specific staff member should be nominated in, please e-mail Tzeitel Barcus at [email protected] 

The links to each nomination form are here:

  1. Outstanding Teacher/librarian: Teacher
  2. Outstanding New Teacher/librarian: New Teacher
  3. Outstanding Professional Employee: Professional
  4. Outstanding Operational Employee: Operational 
  5. Outstanding Leader: Leader

Thank you so much for taking the time to recognize our McLean High Staff; your input is HIGHLY valued and GREATLY appreciated.  

McLean Matters Holiday Gift Card Drive Continues!

Thank you to the 7 parents and teachers that have signed up to provide gift cards for our MHS students-in-need. We have approximately 75 students at McLean High School who are at, or below, the poverty level. There is still time to donate. Click HERE to sign-up to donate $25 or $50 gift cards to Safeway, Target, or Walmart for McLean High School families to assist them over the holidays.

 There are three ways you can purchase Gift Cards:

  1. Go to a Safeway, Target, or Walmart store and purchase gift card(s) for $25 or $50
  2. Go online to Safeway and choose digital or physical gift card:  https://bit.ly/3oi4QcZ            Go online to Target and choose digital or physical gift card:  https://bit.ly/3D30YCN              Go online to Walmart and choose digital or physical gift card: https://bit.ly/3F6A266
  3. Mail or drop off the physical and printed copy of the digital gift cards to Sue Tabish in the Main Office of McLean High School. Note: Please indicate the $ amount of the gift card(s) when you mail/drop off your gift cards. 

Please use the following address for all mailed gift cards:

Sue Tabish

McLean High School

1633 Davidson Road

McLean VA 22101

Gift cards are needed by Friday, December 3rd.

Let's show our fellow Highlanders some love this holiday season because McLean Matters!

If you have any questions, please contact McLean Matters Chair Emma Blankenbaker at [email protected].

Topic: VaxUP! New Pediatric COVID-19 Clinics Announced

Share the latest on where to get a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine with your families using this message:

FCPS and the health department are offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 at ten clinics located at schools across Fairfax County. Clinics will be held after school hours, evenings, and weekends. All children are welcome and a parent or other responsible adult is required to attend with them. No appointment is necessary, and all vaccinations are free. For locations and clinic hours, click here. The health department website has information about other options for children’s COVID-19 vaccination. #VaxUP

Topic: COVID-19 Screening Testing and Thanksgiving Holidays

Parents and guardians can use the secure online portal to register their child(ren). If you do not want your child to participate, no action is required. You will have the option to update your child’s vaccination status and/or withdraw consent for testing anytime.

Student-athletes do not need to pre-register with the LTS online portal for screening testing, they will use a separate portal provided by their school’s student activities director.

There will be no student COVID-19 screening testing the week of November 22 due to the Thanksgiving break.

For more information on student COVID-19 testing, visit the FCPS website.

FCPS Family Workshops Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant support for the start of the school year.

Highlights include:

  • Mental Health of Military-Connected Kids and Teens
  • Storms in Any Season- What parents need to know about
  • Deployments, Injuries, Separations, and Loss
  • Known and little known resources for military families to get you through storms and everyday life
  • How to Prepare for an Off-Cycle Move

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our second of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

December 3, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn about postsecondary education options available for students with disabilities.

  • College: Two-Tear and Four-Year
  • Career and Technical Education/Trade School
  • Gap Year
  • Military
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment

December 9. 2021 10 a.m. - noon

Register for Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 11/15/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Nominations Now Open

McLean HS is now accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Teacher & Staff Awards in the following categories:

  1. Outstanding Teacher/librarian: At least (3) three years’ teaching experience.
  2. Outstanding New Teacher/librarian: Less than (3) three years’ teaching experience.
  3. Outstanding Professional Employee: Technology Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, SOSA.
  4. Outstanding Operational Employee: Administrative Assistant Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service, IA's, Parent Liaisons.                                                                                                                                     
  5. Outstanding Leader: Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities.

All nominations for McLean Teachers & Staff are due by Monday November 22.  Please feel free to nominate in one category or all of them; it is up to you!  If you have any additional questions about the categories or which category a specific staff member should be nominated in, please e-mail Tzeitel Barcus at [email protected] 

The links to each nomination form are here:

  1. Outstanding Teacher/librarian: Teacher
  2. Outstanding New Teacher/librarian: New Teacher
  3. Outstanding Professional Employee: Professional
  4. Outstanding Operational Employee: Operational 
  5. Outstanding Leader: Leader

Thank you so much for taking the time to recognize our McLean High Staff; your input is HIGHLY valued and GREATLY appreciated.  

The SGA is holding a drive for personal care items during the week of November 15-19.  Items such as bar soap, toothbrushes/paste, deodorant, ad chapstick may be brought to the main office or activities office.  Thank you for your support and generosity!

McLean Matters Holiday Gift Card Drive Continues!

Click HERE to sign-up to donate $25 or $50 gift cards to Safeway, Target, or Walmart for McLean High School families to assist them over the holidays.

 There are three ways you can purchase Gift Cards:

  1.     Go to a Safeway, Target, or Walmart store and purchase gift card(s) for $25 or $50
  2.     Go online to Safeway Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards, or Walmart Gift Cards and purchase “plastic gift card(s)” to mail/drop off to Sue Tabish.
  3.     Go online to Safeway Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards, or Walmart Gift Cards and purchase “electronic gift card(s)”, print out the paper copy, and mail/drop off to Sue Tabish.

Please use the following address for all mailed gift cards:

Sue Tabish

McLean High School

1633 Davidson Road

McLean VA 22101

Gift cards are needed by Friday, December 3rd.

NOTE: Please indicate the $ amount of the gift card(s) when you mail/drop off your cards.

Let's show our fellow Highlanders some love this holiday season because McLean Matters!

If you have any questions, please contact McLean Matters Chair Emma Blankenbaker at [email protected]

FCPS Family Workshops Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant support for the start of the school year.

Highlights include:

  • Mental Health of Military-Connected Kids and Teens
  • Storms in Any Season- What parents need to know about
  • Deployments, Injuries, Separations, and Loss
  • Known and little known resources for military families to get you through storms and everyday life
  • How to Prepare for an Off-Cycle Move

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for our second of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

December 3, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn about postsecondary education options available for students with disabilities.

  • College: Two-Tear and Four-Year
  • Career and Technical Education/Trade School
  • Gap Year
  • Military
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment

December 9. 2021 10 a.m. - noon

Register for Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

November 8

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: All District/Region Honors

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All District and Region Honors

Congratulations to each of our athletes and coaches for a wonderful Fall season!  Here is a list of our All District and Region Honors.

Cheerleading

Pictured from left to right: Kayla Smith (2nd Team All Distrcit), Anna Ntep (2nd Team All District), Maia Le ( 2nd Team All District)

Not pictured: Emery Conroy (1st Team All District and Region)

Cross Country

Pictured from left to right: Thais Rolly (District and Regional champion), Xavier Jemison (District champion and Regional runner-up), Rowan Frew (Regional qualifier), Calypso Rolly (Top 15 in Region), Leah Durkee (Top 15 in Region)

Not pictured: Elise Walker (Top 15 in Region)

Cross Country will be competing this Saturday at Great Meadows for States!

Field Hockey

Pictured from left to right: Sabrina Berry (Honorable Mention All District), Ella Katherine Templer (Honorable Mention All District), Olivia Tennant (2nd Team All District), Hadley Sibert ( 2nd Team All District)

Football

Pictured from left to right: Sam Snyder (2nd Team All District), Luke Payne (Honorable Mention All District), Jacob King (2nd Team All District), Tyler Fontenot (1st Team All District), Jihao Liu (2nd Team All District), Daniel Benitez (2nd Team All District), Mateo Short (Honorable Mention All District), Wyatt Johnson (Honorable Mention All District)

Not pictured: Manoli Karageorgos (Honorable Mention All District), Cooper Ferris (Honorable Mention All District), Nicholas Halteh (1st Team All District)

Golf

Cab Fooshe - Regional and State qualifier

Volleyball

Pictured from left to right: Nicole Mallus (1st Team All District and Region), Charlotte Carson (2nd Team All Region), Zaylie Tamahiro (Honorable Mention), Alice Holoubek (2nd Team All District), Ella Park (1st and 2nd Team All District and Region), Farah Eljazzar (Honorable Mention), Pari Eaton (Honorable Mention), Alexa Sribar (Honorable Mention)

Volleyball will play Saturday evening at Alexandria City High School for the first round of States!

Cheerleading Coach

Eliza Kirchner - All Region Coach of the Year

Volleyball Coach

Samantha Stewart - District and Regional Coach of the Year

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Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 11/8/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 8 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2-hour early release

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Veteran’s Day Service - November 11 at 11:00

American Legion Post 270 will hold their annual Veteran’s Day event at McLean High School at 11:00am in the Memorial Garden (front of the school). This year’s Veteran’s Day event will be held in partnership with the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, a national initiative to thank Vietnam Era veterans for their service.

All living U.S. veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are especially invited to attend at to receive a commemorative Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin as a lasting memento of the Nation’s thanks to them, and to their families, for their service during the era.

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Here is the bell schedule for the two-hour early release day.

Nominations Now Open

McLean HS is now accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Teacher & Staff Awards in the following categories:

  1. Outstanding Teacher/librarian: At least (3) three years’ teaching experience.
  2. Outstanding New Teacher/librarian: Less than (3) three years’ teaching experience.
  3. Outstanding Professional Employee: Technology Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counselor, SOSA.
  4. Outstanding Operational Employee: Administrative Assistant Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service, IA's, Parent Liaisons.                                                                                                                                     
  5. Outstanding Leader: Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities.

All nominations for McLean Teachers & Staff are due by Monday November 22.  Please feel free to nominate in one category or all of them; it is up to you!  If you have any additional questions about the categories or which category a specific staff member should be nominated in, please e-mail Tzeitel Barcus at [email protected] 

The links to each nomination form are here:

  1. Outstanding Teacher/librarian: Teacher
  2. Outstanding New Teacher/librarian: New Teacher
  3. Outstanding Professional Employee: Professional
  4. Outstanding Operational Employee: Operational 
  5. Outstanding Leader: Leader

Thank you so much for taking the time to recognize our McLean High Staff; your input is HIGHLY valued and GREATLY appreciated.  

Gradebook

ParentVue and StudentVue will close this Friday at 4PM and reopens November 13 at 6AM.

The SGA is holding a drive for personal care items during the week of November 15-19.  Items such as bar soap, toothbrushes/paste, deodorant, ad chapstick may be brought to the main office or activities office.  Thank you for your support and generosity!

Governor's School Information

The 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School is beginning its application process. This one-month summer program is for highly motivated current 10th and 11th grade students seeking an intellectually challenging and enriching summer experience. Programs are offered in Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Agriculture, Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health Science, Engineering, and Marine Science. The selection process is extremely competitive. Selected students usually rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile or above on standardized tests. Residential programs run from late June to late July. Only students who are available during that time frame and whose records match these criteria should apply. You are only permitted to apply to one SRGS program. 

Ms. McNeill will hold an interest meeting for Visual & Performing Arts Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, October 27 in the Career Center located in Student Services.

Mr. Allman will hold an interest meeting for Academic Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 3 in the Career Center located in Student Services. 

Ms. McNeill will hold an interest meeting for World Language Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 10 in the Career Center located in Student Services. 

For additional information please visit the VDOE and FCPS links below: 

Students interested in Academic SRGS programs will need to complete this Student Interest Form by November 9, 2021. 

Students interested in Visual and Performing Arts SRGS programs will need to complete this Student Interest Form by November 9, 2021. 

Students interested in the World Language Governor’s Academies are asked to complete this WLGA Student Interest Form by November 19, 2021. 

VDOE SRGS website: 

https://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/index.shtml

FCPS SRGS website: 

https://www.fcps.edu/node/32439

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, 2021.  Students who have experience with languages other than English can earn up to three high school credits through this assessment. Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Please reach out to your school counselor for more information and to get registered. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted. Additional credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

PTSA News Parent Coffee and Panel Discussion on Mental Health and Trends Friday, November 12, 2021 8:30am to 9:30am  @ MHS Dance Room

Please join us for Parent Coffee on the morning of November 12th. We organized a panel discussion for you to share information on mental health of students, impacts during COVID, and how we can help students in our various roles at the school, FCPS, law enforcement, and more importantly as parents and guardians. Our panelists include: experts in their field from the McLean High School clinical team, CarolAnn Forrest and Marly Jerome-Featherson, the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin, and the school SRO Officer Davis. Assistant Principal, Emily Geary, will be moderating the panel discussion. It is an opportunity to meet other parents, ask questions of the panelists and school administrators, and exchange views on how we can collectively help our students. Space is limited, so please register for the event here.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Here is some additional information to build awareness on substances available in the market. On July 1st 2021 Virginia became the first Southern State to legalize marijuana. The FCPS substance abuse prevention specialists teamed up to create a video explaining the law and what it means to our community.  McLean High School’s substance abuse prevention specialist Kelly Rankin was part of that team.

Here is the link to the video is English 

Here is the link to the video in Spanish 

McLean Matters Holiday Gift Card Drive Begins Today!

McLean High School has approximately 75 students who are at, or below, the poverty level. Some are homeless. If you would like to contribute to this important community effort, please click HERE to sign-up to donate $25 or $50 gift cards to Safeway, Target, or Walmart for McLean High School families to assist them over the holidays.

 There are three ways you can purchase Gift Cards:

  1.     Go to a Safeway, Target, or Walmart store and purchase gift card(s) for $25 or $50
  2.     Go online to Safeway Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards, or Walmart Gift Cards and purchase “plastic gift card(s)” to mail/drop off to Sue Tabish.
  3.     Go online to Safeway Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards, or Walmart Gift Cards and purchase “electronic gift card(s)”, print out the paper copy, and mail/drop off to Sue Tabish.

Please use the following address for all mailed gift cards:

Sue Tabish

McLean High School

1633 Davidson Road

McLean VA 22101

Gift cards are needed by Friday, December 3rd.

NOTE: Please indicate the $ amount of the gift card(s), when you mail/drop off your cards.Let's show our fellow Highlanders some love this holiday season because McLean Matters!

If you have any questions, please contact McLean Matters Chair Emma Blankenbaker at [email protected]

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

November 8

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 11/1/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 1 & 2 - Teacher Work Days/Student Holidays

November 4 - Diwali - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

November 8 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2-hour early release

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Our teachers dressed up for Halloween.  The English Department dressed up as the characters from Alice in Wonderland!

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

Please review the Scoliosis Fact Sheet

Gradebook

ParentVue and StudentVue will close this Friday at 4PM and reopens November 13 at 6AM.

Dia de los Muertos Celebrated November 1st and 2nd

Dia de los Muertos, also known as The Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated in Mexico and elsewhere associated with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, and is held on November 1 and 2. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and to remember friends and family members who have died.

Diwali Celebrated November 4th

Diwali (duh-vaa-lee) will be observed on Thursday, November 4.  Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs (sicks) and some Buddhists. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika. The festival represents the symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. You can greet friends who celebrate Diwali with “Happy Diwali”.  FCPS has designated Diwali as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.

Governor's School Information

The 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School is beginning its application process. This one-month summer program is for highly motivated current 10th and 11th grade students seeking an intellectually challenging and enriching summer experience. Programs are offered in Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Agriculture, Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health Science, Engineering, and Marine Science. The selection process is extremely competitive. Selected students usually rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile or above on standardized tests. Residential programs run from late June to late July. Only students who are available during that time frame and whose records match these criteria should apply. You are only permitted to apply to one SRGS program. 

Ms. McNeill will hold an interest meeting for Visual & Performing Arts Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, October 27 in the Career Center located in Student Services.

Mr. Allman will hold an interest meeting for Academic Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 3 in the Career Center located in Student Services. 

Ms. McNeill will hold an interest meeting for World Language Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 10 in the Career Center located in Student Services. 

For additional information please visit the VDOE and FCPS links below: 

Students interested in Academic SRGS programs will need to complete this Student Interest Form by November 9, 2021. 

Students interested in Visual and Performing Arts SRGS programs will need to complete this Student Interest Form by November 9, 2021. 

Students interested in the World Language Governor’s Academies are asked to complete this WLGA Student Interest Form by November 19, 2021. 

VDOE SRGS website: 

https://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/index.shtml

FCPS SRGS website: 

https://www.fcps.edu/node/32439

Food Deliveries

Students may not have outside businesses, such as Uber eats, DoorDash and pizza restaurants, deliver food to the school.  The main reason for this is student safety.  Students have gone outside to meet the drivers and are propping doors open to get back in the building.  This presents many concerns for us.  First, students are exiting the building to meet complete strangers on campus.  Additionally, doors are being left open allowing anyone to enter our building. Please talk to your child about maintaining a safe environment at school.

Remaining consistent with other high schools and for maintaining the safety of all of our staff and students, McLean administrators and security personnel will confiscate any food that has been delivered to the school.  All food that is confiscated may be picked up after school from the Security Office. 

Please remember that FCPS is providing free lunch and breakfast for every student.

We appreciate your support in maintaining the safety of our students and staff.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, 2021.  Students who have experience with languages other than English can earn up to three high school credits through this assessment. Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Please reach out to your school counselor for more information and to get registered. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted. Additional credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

November 8

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 10/25/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

October - 26 - Book Talk - Virtual

October 27 - PTSA Meeting Virtual

October 29 - End of 1st Quarter - 2-hour early release

November 1 & 2 - Teacher Work Days/Student Holidays

November 4 - Diwali - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

November 8 - Partners for Safe Teen Driving

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2-hour early release

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Gradebook

ParentVue and StudentVue will close this Friday at 4PM and reopens November 13 at 6AM.

Halloween - October 29 - two-hour early release

We enjoy Halloween at McLean.  Our teachers will be dressed up, and we will hold our yearly competition between departments.  While we like our students to also dress up, we want to ensure that they follow the dress code as well.  All costumes must be school appropriate and we can not have any costume that conceals a student's identity.  While we all have face masks on, we cannot have costumes that cover the head and face entirely.

October 29 is a two-hour early release.  You can find the bell schedule here.

Upcoming General PTSA Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 27th

Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm

Use this Zoom link to participate in the PTSA meeting

** In case you need it: the Meeting ID is : 954 9956 8462 and the Passcode is: 884229. If you will join by phone dial: +1 301 715 8592

Meeting minutes from the last General PTSA Membership meeting can be found here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the PTSA President at [email protected].

Governor's School Information

The 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School is beginning its application process. This one-month summer program is for highly motivated current 10th and 11th grade students seeking an intellectually challenging and enriching summer experience. Programs are offered in Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Agriculture, Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health Science, Engineering, and Marine Science. The selection process is extremely competitive. Selected students usually rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile or above on standardized tests. Residential programs run from late June to late July. Only students who are available during that time frame and whose records match these criteria should apply. You are only permitted to apply to one SRGS program. 

Ms. McNeill will hold an interest meeting for Visual & Performing Arts Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, October 27 in the Career Center located in Student Services.

Mr. Allman will hold an interest meeting for Academic Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 3 in the Career Center located in Student Services. 

Ms. McNeill will hold an interest meeting for World Language Governor’s Schools at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 10 in the Career Center located in Student Services. 

For additional information please visit the VDOE and FCPS links below: 

Students interested in Academic SRGS programs will need to complete this Student Interest Form by November 9, 2021. 

Students interested in Visual and Performing Arts SRGS programs will need to complete this Student Interest Form by November 9, 2021. 

Students interested in the World Language Governor’s Academies are asked to complete this WLGA Student Interest Form by November 19, 2021. 

VDOE SRGS website: 

https://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/index.shtml

FCPS SRGS website: 

https://www.fcps.edu/node/32439

Food Deliveries

Students may not have outside businesses, such as Uber eats, DoorDash and pizza restaurants, deliver food to the school.  The main reason for this is student safety.  Students have gone outside to meet the drivers and are propping doors open to get back in the building.  This presents many concerns for us.  First, students are exiting the building to meet complete strangers on campus.  Additionally, doors are being left open allowing anyone to enter our building. Please talk to your child about maintaining a safe environment at school.

Remaining consistent with other high schools and for maintaining the safety of all of our staff and students, McLean administrators and security personnel will confiscate any food that has been delivered to the school.  All food that is confiscated may be picked up after school from the Security Office. 

Please remember that FCPS is providing free lunch and breakfast for every student.

We appreciate your support in maintaining the safety of our students and staff.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey - 10th and 12th Graders

Impact Aid Survey forms were distributed to all students on Monday, October 25th.  Students should turn the completed form into their 3rd period teacher no later than Friday, October 29th.  

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education.  These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.  

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child’s school.  If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3.  All results are confidential.  

More information is available online.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

Book Talk - Virtual

The authors of the new parenting book What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and  Happy Home will be speaking to McLean parents on Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8 PM.  This event has been changed from an in-person event to a virtual event.

Dr. William Stixrud and Mr. Ned Johnson, who also wrote The Self-Driven Child, are parenting experts who live in the DC Metro area.  Their latest book provides much-needed practical parenting tips as our children come back to school.  Parents learn how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue with their teens, improving communication and the parent-child relationship.  Boundaries around technology, family problem-solving, and anxiety around current events are addressed.

We invite all parents of McLean students to hear the authors speak!  Purchasing the book is not required, but if parents do want to purchase they can do so at this link.  Please fill out this google form to register for the event.  Those who register will receive an email with a link to attend on the day of the event.   Thank you and we look forward to “seeing” you there!

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, 2021.  Students who have experience with languages other than English can earn up to three high school credits through this assessment. Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Please reach out to your school counselor for more information and to get registered. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted. Additional credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

November 8

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

1633 Davidson Rd McLean, VA 22101 | Main Office: 703-714-5700
Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 10/18/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

October - 26 - Book Talk - Virtual

October 29 - End of 1st Quarter - 2-hour early release

November 1 & 2 - Teacher Work Days/Student Holidays

November 4 - Diwali - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2-hour early release

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Administrative Change

Mr. Sean Rolon, Assistant Principal, has been given an opportunity for three months to be an acting assistant principal at another school.  He will be at Glasgow Middle School until January 28 as an assistant principal.  While he is away at this assignment, Ms. Emily Geary will be acting assistant principal at McLean.  Currently, Ms. Geary is our SOSA.  Prior to that she was at Washington Irving Middle School as a Social Studies teacher and after-school specialist.  She received her administrative degree from VA Tech and her History degree from William and Mary.  Please welcome Ms. Geary in her new role.

AP Test Fees and Opt-Out Timeline 2021-22

As part of the FCPS FY 2022 Approved Budget, FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees. As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s). 

FCPS encourages all students to take AP tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form to be provided by the school. To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report with their previous tests and current AP course enrollment. AP students must make Opt-Out decisions and return the form to Student Services by Monday, October 18, 2021. Parents will be billed a non-refundable test fee of $95.00 in December 2021 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests. For the 2021-2022 school year, there will be no spring cancellation option for AP/IB exams. AP students who do not complete the Opt-Out form by the October 18th deadline and cancel an AP exam after that date will be assessed a $40 cancellation fee by the College Board.  AP students who register or opt back in for an AP exam after November 10th will be assessed a $40 late registration fee by the College Board. 

The Fairfax County Youth Survey - 10th and 12th Graders

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The results of this survey are published each year online and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 15-30, 2021, in all 10th and 12th grade English classes. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey and in the school counseling office of your child's school beginning October 15, 2021.  An e-notfiy message will be sent to all 10th and 12th grade parents on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the attached form and return it to your child’s counselor no later than November 15, 2021. 

Virtual College Week - October 18-21

Virtual College Week is October 18-21. Students and their parents may participate in one or all of several live virtual sessions. Participants will learn about the current college admissions process and how to be better prepared for the next chapter of their educational journey.

Advance registration is required. You will receive a unique access link 24 hours before the event(s) that you register to attend.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

COVID-Like Symptoms - return to school

Effective Monday, October 4, the Sick Student Return to School Form will be retired. In its place, parents of students who are sent home with COVID-like symptoms will receive an information form called the “FCPS Guidance for Student Sent Home with COVID-Like Illness”.  A doctor’s note will no longer be required (but still may be submitted if the physician feels that the symptoms are caused by something other than COVID), and families may instead have their student return to school when their symptoms are improved, and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND they have proof of a negative COVID test.  Parents will not need to return the information form.  This change is being made in response to the difficulty for families to get medical evaluations and the widespread availability of testing.  Home test kit results will be accepted with a note from the parent attesting to the administration and results.

Book Talk - Virtual

The authors of the new parenting book What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and  Happy Home will be speaking to McLean parents on Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8 PM.  This event has been changed from an in-person event to a virtual event.

Dr. William Stixrud and Mr. Ned Johnson, who also wrote The Self-Driven Child, are parenting experts who live in the DC Metro area.  Their latest book provides much-needed practical parenting tips as our children come back to school.  Parents learn how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue with their teens, improving communication and the parent-child relationship.  Boundaries around technology, family problem-solving, and anxiety around current events are addressed.

We invite all parents of McLean students to hear the authors speak!  Purchasing the book is not required, but if parents do want to purchase they can do so at this link.  Please fill out this google form to register for the event.  Those who register will receive an email with a link to attend on the day of the event.   Thank you and we look forward to “seeing” you there!

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, 2021.  Students who have experience with languages other than English can earn up to three high school credits through this assessment. Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Please reach out to your school counselor for more information and to get registered. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted. Additional credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

New Vaccination Policy for Athletes

Starting November 8th all athletes who plan on participating in a winter sport, spring sport or out of season workout (fall, winter and spring sports) will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate. Any athlete who has not been vaccinated will be required to submit a weekly negative test in order to participate. Below are details concerning this new initiative:

  • Athletes can bring their vaccination card or a copy of their vaccination card to the Activities Office for verification. This should be brought in by the student athlete and not a parent/guardian
  • For athletes who have not been vaccinated, more details will be communicated in the coming weeks concerning how a negative test will be submitted. What we do know now is that they will be required weekly
  • Medical and religious exemption forms can be found in the FCPS FAQ’s concerning this topic- https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/communications/athletics-vaccination-requirement-questions-and-answers. There is a specific form for the Religious exemption while the medical exemption will need to be on a doctor’s office letterhead.  Students who have an exemption will be required to submit a weekly negative test.
  • Please reference the above link to the FCPS FAQ’s for any questions that you may have.
Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

November 8

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

My School Bucks

Learn more about this online payment portal for many school fees.  Parents can set up an account which they link their student(s) to so there is one account per family.  Course fees, lunch funds, some ticket events can be taken care of online. MySchoolBucks eliminates the need for students to carry cash to school and for multiple checks to be written. Learn more and sign up at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 10/11/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

October 11 - Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

October 13 - PSAT/SAT Day - 2 hour-early release

October - 26 - Book Talk

October 29 - End of 1st Quarter - 2-hour early release

November 1 & 2 - Teacher Work Days/Student Holidays

November 4 - Diwali - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

November 11 - Veteran's Day - 2-hour early release

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8 - Bodhi Day - Religious and Cultural Observance Day

December 20-31 - Winter Break

June 1 - Graduation at 2:30 at Constitution Hall

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Back to School Night

Wednesday October 13- PSAT/SAT Day Reminders

October 13th is a two-hour early release day. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will be testing during the day rather than reporting to classes. All 9th grade students in FCPS will work from home on October 13th. Students in grade 9 will complete asynchronous lessons at home assigned by their Red Day teachers.  Students in grades 10 and 11 will report to their first period classes at 8:10 for attendance, and then will move to their assigned testing rooms for the PSAT test. Grade 12 students who signed up in advance for the SAT will also report to period 1 for attendance before moving to their SAT testing rooms. Seniors who did not sign up in advance to take the SAT will not report to the building on October 13th but instead have the opportunity to spend the day working on college and career planning or civic engagement. High school academy courses will not be held on October 13. Lunch will be provided by the cafeteria after the PSAT/SAT test, but students may also choose to bring a snack to eat during testing breaks. 

Testing day tips include getting a good night’s sleep the night before, eating a heathy breakfast, dressing comfortably in layers, and making sure #2 pencils, erasers, a peanut-free snack, and a calculator with fresh batteries are all packed and ready to go. Pencils and calculators will not be available on test day. Students should check their FCPS email on October 8th for details about their testing locations for the day. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

AP Test Fees and Opt-Out Timeline 2021-22

As part of the FCPS FY 2022 Approved Budget, FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees. As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s). 

FCPS encourages all students to take AP tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form to be provided by the school. To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report with their previous tests and current AP course enrollment. AP students must make Opt-Out decisions and return the form to Student Services by Monday, October 18, 2021. Parents will be billed a non-refundable test fee of $95.00 in December 2021 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests. For the 2021-2022 school year, there will be no spring cancellation option for AP/IB exams. AP students who do not complete the Opt-Out form by the October 18th deadline and cancel an AP exam after that date will be assessed a $40 cancellation fee by the College Board.  AP students who register or opt back in for an AP exam after November 10th will be assessed a $40 late registration fee by the College Board. 

The Fairfax County Youth Survey - 10th and 12th Graders

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey.  The results of this survey are published each year online and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered between November 15-30, 2021, in all 10th and 12th grade English classes. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey and in the school counseling office of your child's school beginning October 15, 2021.  An e-notfiy message will be sent to all 10th and 12th grade parents on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete the attached form and return it to your child’s counselor no later than November 15, 2021. 

Virtual College Week - October 18-21

Virtual College Week is October 18-21. Students and their parents may participate in one or all of several live virtual sessions. Participants will learn about the current college admissions process and how to be better prepared for the next chapter of their educational journey.

Advance registration is required. You will receive a unique access link 24 hours before the event(s) that you register to attend.

Fighting and Overcoming Addiction in Times of Covid 19 Panel Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 13, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential

More information is available online.

COVID-Like Symptoms - return to school

Effective Monday, October 4, the Sick Student Return to School Form will be retired. In its place, parents of students who are sent home with COVID-like symptoms will receive an information form called the “FCPS Guidance for Student Sent Home with COVID-Like Illness”.  A doctor’s note will no longer be required (but still may be submitted if the physician feels that the symptoms are caused by something other than COVID), and families may instead have their student return to school when their symptoms are improved, and they have not had a fever without fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND they have proof of a negative COVID test.  Parents will not need to return the information form.  This change is being made in response to the difficulty for families to get medical evaluations and the widespread availability of testing.  Home test kit results will be accepted with a note from the parent attesting to the administration and results.

Book Talk 

The authors of the new parenting book What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and Happy Home will be speaking on Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8 PM in the McLean High School Auditorium.

Dr. William Stixrud and Mr. Ned Johnson, who also wrote The Self-Driven Child, are parenting experts who live in the DC Metro area.  Their latest book provides much-needed practical parenting tips as our children come back to school.  Parents learn how to engage in respectful and effective dialogue with their teens, improving communication and the parent-child relationship.  Boundaries around technology, family problem-solving, and anxiety around current events are addressed.

We invite all parents of McLean students to hear the authors speak!  Purchasing the book is not required, but if parents do want to purchase they can do so at this link.  Please fill out this google form to register for the event.  It’s important to register so that we have an accurate count as well as emails for all parents who plan to attend.   Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

World Languages Credit Exam Registration Open

The 2021 World Languages Credit Exam will be administered on November 16, 17 and 18, 2021.  Students who have experience with languages other than English can earn up to three high school credits through this assessment. Thirty languages will be included: American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek*, Hebrew*, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese*, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish*, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Please reach out to your school counselor for more information and to get registered. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted. Additional credit exam information can be accessed at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages

New Vaccination Policy for Athletes

Starting November 8th all athletes who plan on participating in a winter sport, spring sport or out of season workout (fall, winter and spring sports) will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate. Any athlete who has not been vaccinated will be required to submit a weekly negative test in order to participate. Below are details concerning this new initiative:

  • Athletes can bring their vaccination card or a copy of their vaccination card to the Activities Office for verification. This should be brought in by the student athlete and not a parent/guardian
  • For athletes who have not been vaccinated, more details will be communicated in the coming weeks concerning how a negative test will be submitted. What we do know now is that they will be required weekly
  • Medical and religious exemption forms can be found in the FCPS FAQ’s concerning this topic- https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/communications/athletics-vaccination-requirement-questions-and-answers. There is a specific form for the Religious exemption while the medical exemption will need to be on a doctor’s office letterhead.  Students who have an exemption will be required to submit a weekly negative test.
  • Please reference the above link to the FCPS FAQ’s for any questions that you may have.
Weekly Reminders Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Virtual

McLean High School will be offering Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) seminars throughout the school year. All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend one 90-minute PSTD presentation. The presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-District 8 (pink) card.

McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are:

November 8

February 7

April 18

To register for the October 4 PSTD seminar, students can register with a parent or legal guardian here. To access the registration form, students must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account.

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM virtually via Schoology Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the PSTD ZOOM Meeting Link prior to the meeting. We encourage registrants to enter the meeting ten minutes prior to the meeting to avoid technical issues. Attendees who arrive late will NOT BE allowed entry and WILL NOT earn credit for attending. Students and a minimum of one of their parent/guardian(s) must attend a presentation during the calendar year in which the student is enrolled in 10th grade Health and PE. While it is recommended that the PSTD seminar requirement be satisfied during the quarter in which the student is taking classroom driver education, students are welcome to attend any quarter. Important: Students who successfully complete their classroom driver education quarter but have not satisfied the PSTD requirement will have earned an Incomplete for the class grade until the requirement is met.

This program is only available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at no charge. Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute PSTD seminar through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu); a $30 fee will apply. Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Helping Highlanders McLean HS Tech Support for Students

If you are experiencing issues with your FCPS issued laptop, please use the link below to enter your information.  The tech support team will then get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support students remotely as much as possible. If a computer has been identified as needing hands-on repair, we will schedule an appointment for you to come to the school to exchange it.  

Description:  This form should be filled out by a student if they are experiencing issues with their FCPSOn laptop.

Please click on the link below to access the Tech Support Request Form.

Parent/Student Support Portal Link:

https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/

Social-Emotional Support Information Mental Health and Wellness Support Services and Resources

McLean’s Clinical Staff are available to consult with parents and students regarding mental health related concerns and behaviors.  They are also able to provide community resources as needed.  Please see their contact information below:

Carol Ann Forrest, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, [email protected]

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, [email protected]

For more Mental Health and Wellness Information, please check out these Student Wellness Resources, FCPS’s  Healthy Minds Blog and the FCPS’s Parent Resource Center.

 Emergency Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline            703-527-4077

Crisis Text                                       Text NEEDHELP to 85511

Dominion Hospital Emergency       703-536-2000

INOVA Emergency                         703-289-7560

Merrifield Center Emergency         703-573-5979  TTY dial 711

Life Threatening                             911

FCPS Cares

Do you know a McLean High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

My School Bucks

Learn more about this online payment portal for many school fees.  Parents can set up an account which they link their student(s) to so there is one account per family.  Course fees, lunch funds, some ticket events can be taken care of online. MySchoolBucks eliminates the need for students to carry cash to school and for multiple checks to be written. Learn more and sign up at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home

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Attendance: 703-714-5725 | Web | Twitter

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