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 jabeach@fcps.edu 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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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 10/4/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm - VIRTUAL

October 11 - Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

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

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 jabeach@fcps.edu 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. 

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:

  • Starting October 4th 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

More details will be forthcoming as they are made available. Please reference the above link to the FCPS FAQ’s for any questions that you may have.

Testing Center Information

Students who need to make up or retake a test or quiz, or who have accommodations, can make an appointment for the Testing Center in one of three ways:

 Online via this link:  https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/McLeanHSTestingCenter@fcps.edu/bookings/

  1. By scanning the QR code here (also posted outside the Testing Center):
  1. By seeing Mrs. Bruins in Room 135 weekdays between 8:15 am and 2:45 pm.

 If a student is going to miss a class to take a test in the Testing Center, they are reminded to get permission from that period’s teacher.  Also, no appointments can be made for Highlander Time Advisory.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Bruins at elbruins@fcps.edu. 

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:

October 4

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 Weekly Reminders 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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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

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

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 9/27/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm - VIRTUAL

October 11 - Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

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

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

Homecoming Week

 SPIRIT DAYS: 

Monday Sept. 27th - Sleepy Monday

Wear your favorite PJS or comfy outfit!

Tuesday Sept. 28th – Jungle Tuesday

Wear your best Jungle Safari (animal print, camo) Outfit!

Wednesday Sept. 29th – Hawaiian Wednesday

Break out your Hawaiian shirts! 

Thursday Sept. 30th – Hippie Day

Wear some Hippie Tie-dye Clothes!

Friday October 1st : Class Colors!!

        Freshman: GREY

        Sophomores: WHITE

        Juniors: BLACK

        Seniors: RED

BONFIRE

The McLean Bonfire is back; Tuesday, September 28th on the practice softball field at 7:30pm! 

JUNIOR/SENIOR FOOTBALL GAME:

            Thursday Sep. 30th: Come watch the Junior Girls v. Senior Girls in the Annual Flag Football Game @6:00!

CAR DECORATING CONTEST:

Our newest McLean tradition on Fri. Oct 1st! Any Junior/Senior who has a car is encouraged to decorate their cars for the car decorating contest, by signing up this week using the google form. The parallels will be reserved for those who participate, and a judge will survey the cars during school to choose our winner! There is also a team car competition (sports and clubs), for those who do not own a car as a way to take part. Prize for the team competition is a pizza party, and a prize for the individual competition winner. 

-Team competition’s theme is school spirit and a representation of what the club/sport is

-Individual competition’s theme is school spirit and any design they desire, preferably disco theme

PARADE

The cars that participate in our competition will then showcase their spirit in our first PARADE Friday Oct. 1st before the football game!!!!

THE DANCE: The Disco Ball!

Dance: Saturday 10/2 from 8:00-11:00pm in the Library Courtyard. TICKETS will be on sale through My School Bucks 9/20-9/30 and cost $20. Ticket pickup for fast entry will be available before school and during breaks in B 175, and during all lunches throughout Homecoming week.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! Guest forms are available in the Main Office, Activities Office and on the My School Bucks purchase page.  No LARGE BAGS allowed into the dance

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

Chorus is quite the fun class!

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:

  • Starting October 4th 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

More details will be forthcoming as they are made available. Please reference the above link to the FCPS FAQ’s for any questions that you may have.

Testing Center Information

Students who need to make up or retake a test or quiz, or who have accommodations, can make an appointment for the Testing Center in one of three ways:

 Online via this link:  https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/McLeanHSTestingCenter@fcps.edu/bookings/

  1. By scanning the QR code here (also posted outside the Testing Center):
  1. By seeing Mrs. Bruins in Room 135 weekdays between 8:15 am and 2:45 pm.

 If a student is going to miss a class to take a test in the Testing Center, they are reminded to get permission from that period’s teacher.  Also, no appointments can be made for Highlander Time Advisory.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Bruins at elbruins@fcps.edu. 

October 13 Grades 9-12 Information

Grade 9

Grade 9 students will receive asynchronous virtual learning.  More information to follow about the lessons the students will be provided.

Grade 10-11

Grade 10-11 students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT. 

Grade 12

Grade 12 students who returned an intent to participate form will take the SAT exam; October 13 will be an unscheduled day for grade 12 students who are not testing, unless the student chooses to engage in another approved activity, such as civic engagement or college visits.

Transportation will be provided for all students who are testing.

All

All high schools and secondary schools, and will operate on a 2-hour early release schedule to provide professional development for staff and/or to allow teacher-directed time for collaborative team meetings, lesson planning activities, etc.

High school academy courses will not be held on October 13, and shuttles are canceled.

McLean Matters Backpacks and Calculators Drive

McLean High School has approximately 75 students who are at, or below, the poverty level. We are collecting donations of backpacks and calculators for our MHS students-in-need. The full-capacity return to five day in-person school has created a higher demand for school supplies. Many of our students-in-need are unable to obtain items from local charities that normally provide their back-to-school supplies. 

Please Sign Up HERE to purchase a backpack or calculator for donation. Alternatively, click the Amazon Charity Wish List HERE to purchase a backpack or calculator for donation.

If you choose to sign up to purchase an item at the store, you or your student can drop it off, or ship it to:

Sue Tabish 

McLean High School

1633 Davidson Road

McLean, VA 22101

An example of a TI-84 can be viewed/purchased HERE, or HERE. An example of a TI-Nspire can be viewed/purchased HERE.

Items are needed by September 30.

If you have any questions, please contact McLean Matters Chair Emma Blankenbaker at eblankenbaker@verizon.net.

NOTE: McLean High School PTSA is a 501(c)3 organization.

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:

October 4

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.

Recognitions

CONGRATULATIONS McLean Highlander Marching Band!

1st Place Class 5
Best Music
Best Guard
Best Visual
Best Percussion
Best General Effect
3rd Place Overall

Helping Highlanders Weekly Reminders 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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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 9/20/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm - VIRTUAL

October 11 - Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

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

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

New Recording Virtual Back to School Night

Back to School Night

Thanks to the PTSA and Athletic Boosters for supporting Celebrate McLean!  

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

Helping Highlanders American Math Competition Information

Register on My School Bucks by October 1.

October 13 Grades 9-12 Information

Grade 9

Grade 9 students will receive asynchronous virtual learning.  More information to follow about the lessons the students will be provided.

Grade 10-11

Grade 10-11 students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT. 

Grade 12

Grade 12 students who returned an intent to participate form will take the SAT exam; October 13 will be an unscheduled day for grade 12 students who are not testing, unless the student chooses to engage in another approved activity, such as civic engagement or college visits.

Transportation will be provided for all students who are testing.

All

All high schools and secondary schools, and will operate on a 2-hour early release schedule to provide professional development for staff and/or to allow teacher-directed time for collaborative team meetings, lesson planning activities, etc.

High school academy courses will not be held on October 13, and shuttles are canceled.

McLean Matters Backpacks and Calculators Drive

McLean High School has approximately 75 students who are at, or below, the poverty level. We are collecting donations of backpacks and calculators for our MHS students-in-need. The full-capacity return to five day in-person school has created a higher demand for school supplies. Many of our students-in-need are unable to obtain items from local charities that normally provide their back-to-school supplies. 

Please Sign Up HERE to purchase a backpack or calculator for donation. Alternatively, click the Amazon Charity Wish List HERE to purchase a backpack or calculator for donation.

If you choose to sign up to purchase an item at the store, you or your student can drop it off, or ship it to:

Sue Tabish 

McLean High School

1633 Davidson Road

McLean, VA 22101

An example of a TI-84 can be viewed/purchased HERE, or HERE. An example of a TI-Nspire can be viewed/purchased HERE.

Items are needed by September 30.

If you have any questions, please contact McLean Matters Chair Emma Blankenbaker at eblankenbaker@verizon.net.

NOTE: McLean High School PTSA is a 501(c)3 organization.

Testing Center Information

Students can make an appointment for the Testing Center in one of three ways:

Online, by using this link:  https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/McLeanHSTestingCenter@fcps.edu/bookings/

By emailing Mrs. Bruins at elbruins@fcps.edu

Or in person in Room 135 (weekdays 8:15-2:45 only)

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:

October 4

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.

Parent Workshop Back to School Anxiety

The return to school is often accompanied by a myriad of emotions…excitement, nervousness, anxiety, you name it! And certainly, this year is no exception.

Recognizing that we all may be a little more anxious than usual, the Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is proud to offer an online panel discussion with local mental health professionals Jennifer Weaver, Mimi Weisberg, and Robyne Davis on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The panel will discuss Back to School Anxiety and offer concrete ways you can help get the school year off to a great start.  The link to the FREE webinar can be found on the SCC website http://mcleanscc.org/

Weekly Reminders 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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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

McLean HS: National Merit Semifinalists

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National Merit Semifinalists

Congratulations to our 13 National Merit Semifinalists!  These students represent less than 1 percent of the nation's high school graduating seniors who have qualified as Semifinalist for the National Merit Program.  These students now have an opportunity to advance in the competition for some 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards.

Congratulations to each of these students!

Front row left to right: Cathy Zhang, Joyce Qi, Juliana Toro, Avery Barnett, Emilie Kim, Songhan Pang, Cynthia Ma

Back row left to right: Kelvin Yuan, Victor Pan, Jack Deutsch, Nathaniel Garcia, Stefan Van Biljon, Paul Kim 

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 9/13/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

September 16th - Yom Kippur Religious & Cultural Observance

September 17 - Celebrate McLean/Open House - 4:30-6:30

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm - VIRTUAL

October 13 - PSAT/SAT Day

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Freshman/New Parent Meeting- recording

New Recording Virtual Back to School Night

Back to School Night

Schedule Change Cut-Off Date, This Friday, September 17

Most students have settled into their schedules for this year. Currently we are able to make course level or elective changes (other than adding online campus or AP/DE courses), if space is available in the course requested and it fits into the student’s schedule. This open schedule change period will end this Friday. If students would like to make a change to their schedule, they should reach out to their counselor this week. After this week, we will hold on schedule changes until the end of the first quarter.

October 13 Grades 9-12 Information

Grade 9

Grade 9 students will receive asynchronous virtual learning.  More information to follow about the lessons the students will be provided.

Grade 10-11

Grade 10-11 students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT. 

Grade 12

Grade 12 students who returned an intent to participate form will take the SAT exam; October 13 will be an unscheduled day for grade 12 students who are not testing, unless the student chooses to engage in another approved activity, such as civic engagement or college visits.

Transportation will be provided for all students who are testing.

All

All high schools and secondary schools, and will operate on a 2-hour early release schedule to provide professional development for staff and/or to allow teacher-directed time for collaborative team meetings, lesson planning activities, etc.

High school academy courses will not be held on October 13, and shuttles are canceled.

PSAT/SAT October 13 Seniors

Any senior can take the SAT on Oct 13, free of charge. Seniors who want to take the School Day SAT on October 13th must complete the intent form by Sept 8th at https://tinyurl.com/McLeanSAT2021 (using their school Google account).  If they do not complete the intent form by Sept 8th, they cannot test on Oct 13th. Senior parents received an e-Notify message about opting in, and the link has been posted on the Class of 2022 Schoology group.

Juniors and Sophomores:

The PSAT is being given to all 10th and 11th graders free of charge.  They don’t need to sign up, but their parents can opt them out of it.

Testing Center Information

Students can make an appointment for the Testing Center in one of three ways:

Online, by using this link:  https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/McLeanHSTestingCenter@fcps.edu/bookings/

By emailing Mrs. Bruins at elbruins@fcps.edu

Or in person in Room 135 (weekdays 8:15-2:45 only)

Celebrate McLean

Please join us on September 17th from 4:30-6:30pm at the McLean HS practice field (behind the baseball field) for an evening of food, fun, and entertainment. We will have booths showcasing our local elementary schools/middle school, McLean HS clubs/activities/sports teams, carnival style games, DJ Howard and food trucks. The event is free (except for the food trucks). After Celebrate McLean, come down to the stadium to watch our football team take on Fairfax at 7pm. This will be a great day to bring together the McLean community!

Religious and Cultural Observance Day

Thursday, September 16, is Yom Kippur field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events cannot be scheduled on any religious and cultural observances. Tests and quizzes will be given prior to any of the 15 days, so that students will not be expected to study on these days.

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:

October 4

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.

Parent Workshop Back to School Anxiety

The return to school is often accompanied by a myriad of emotions…excitement, nervousness, anxiety, you name it! And certainly, this year is no exception.

Recognizing that we all may be a little more anxious than usual, the Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is proud to offer an online panel discussion with local mental health professionals Jennifer Weaver, Mimi Weisberg, and Robyne Davis on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The panel will discuss Back to School Anxiety and offer concrete ways you can help get the school year off to a great start.  The link to the FREE webinar can be found on the SCC website http://mcleanscc.org/

Weekly Reminders 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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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 9/6/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

September 6th - Labor Day School Holiday

September 7th - Rosh Hashanah Religious & Cultural Observance

September 16th - Yom Kippur Religious & Cultural Observance

September 17 - Celebrate McLean/Open House - 4:30-6:30

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm

October 13 - PSAT/SAT Day

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Freshman/New Parent Meeting- recording

New Recording Virtual Back to School Night

Back to School Night

Welcome our New Assistant Principal

Please welcome Jenny York as our newest assistant principal!  Ms. York comes to us from Arlington County Public Schools where she served as a Student Support Coordinator.  In this position she supported four high schools in the eligibility process, monitored timelines, and ensured compliance to special education law.  Prior to working in Arlington County, she worked at George Mason High School as the Special Education Department Chair.  Ms. York began her career as an elementary teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools.  She has connections to our community through the swimming world. She worked training lifeguards and staff as well as coached at Chesterbrook Swim and Tennis Club for 15 years. 

Ms. York received her B.A. in History from the University of Iowa, her M. Ed. in Secondary Education from Marymount University, and her Special Education Certification and M. Ed. in Administration from the University of Virginia.  Ms. York will supervise Science, Health & PE, ESOL, and the Junior Class.  Please welcome Ms. York to McLean High School!

Ms. York’s first day will be September 8.

October 13 Grades 9-12 Information

Grade 9

Grade 9 students will receive asynchronous virtual learning.  More information to follow about the lessons the students will be provided.

Grade 10-11

Grade 10-11 students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT. 

Grade 12

Grade 12 students who returned an intent to participate form will take the SAT exam; October 13 will be an unscheduled day for grade 12 students who are not testing, unless the student chooses to engage in another approved activity, such as civic engagement or college visits.

Transportation will be provided for all students who are testing.

All

All high schools and secondary schools, and will operate on a 2-hour early release schedule to provide professional development for staff and/or to allow teacher-directed time for collaborative team meetings, lesson planning activities, etc.

High school academy courses will not be held on October 13, and shuttles are canceled.

PSAT/SAT October 13 Seniors

Any senior can take the SAT on Oct 13, free of charge. Seniors who want to take the School Day SAT on October 13th must complete the intent form by Sept 8th at https://tinyurl.com/McLeanSAT2021 (using their school Google account).  If they do not complete the intent form by Sept 8th, they cannot test on Oct 13th. Senior parents received an e-Notify message about opting in, and the link has been posted on the Class of 2022 Schoology group.

Juniors and Sophomores:

The PSAT is being given to all 10th and 11th graders free of charge.  They don’t need to sign up, but their parents can opt them out of it.

Testing Center Information

Students can make an appointment for the Testing Center in one of three ways:

Online, by using this link:  https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/McLeanHSTestingCenter@fcps.edu/bookings/

By emailing Mrs. Bruins at elbruins@fcps.edu

Or in person in Room 135 (weekdays 8:15-2:45 only)

Celebrate McLean

Join us on September 17th for Celebrate McLean!! We are inviting all of our elementary, middle and high school students and families to come together for an evening of fun and entertainment.

From 4:30-6:30pm at our Football Practice Field (behind the baseball field) we will have carnival style events, food trucks and booths from our High School Clubs and local Elementary schools.

That evening our Varsity Football team will be hosting Fairfax HS at 7pm, and we hope that you will stop by the game after Celebrate McLean to come cheer on our football players, cheerleaders, dancers and award winning band!

Calendar Reminder: Labor Day Holiday, Rosh Hashanah

Please make a note of these upcoming important calendar dates. Friday, September 3, and Monday, September 6, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends.

Tuesday, September 7, is a religious and cultural observance day for Rosh Hashanah, the start of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. The FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar ensures students do not have to make choices between honoring their cultural or religious beliefs and missing tests or school activities. Tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events cannot be scheduled on any religious and cultural observances. Tests and quizzes will be given prior to any of the 15 days, so that students will not be expected to study on these days.

Recognition

The Journalism Education Association just announced that Lindsay Benedict has been recognized as the Special Recognition Broadcast Adviser!

Weekly Reminders Partners in Safe Teen Driving 

All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend a 90-minute Partners in Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) presentation. The 90-minute 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.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year at each high school. McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are as follows: 

October 4 

November 8

February 7 

April 18 

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM. Please arrive early. 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 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. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu). 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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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 8/30/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

September 3rd - School Holiday

September 6th - Labor Day School Holiday

September 7th - Rosh Hashanah Religious & Cultural Observance

September 16th - Yom Kippur Religious &Cultural Observance

September 17 - Celebrate McLean/Open House - 4:30-6:30

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm

October 13 - PSAT/SAT Day

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Freshman/New Parent Meeting- recording

Celebrate McLean

Join us on September 17th for Celebrate McLean!! We are inviting all of our elementary, middle and high school students and families to come together for an evening of fun and entertainment.

From 4:30-6:30pm at our Football Practice Field (behind the baseball field) we will have carnival style events, food trucks and booths from our High School Clubs and local Elementary schools.

That evening our Varsity Football team will be hosting Fairfax HS at 7pm, and we hope that you will stop by the game after Celebrate McLean to come cheer on our football players, cheerleaders, dancers and award winning band!

Calendar Reminder: Labor Day Holiday, Rosh Hashanah

Please make a note of these upcoming important calendar dates. Friday, September 3, and Monday, September 6, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends.

Tuesday, September 7, is a religious and cultural observance day for Rosh Hashanah, the start of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. The FCPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar ensures students do not have to make choices between honoring their cultural or religious beliefs and missing tests or school activities. Tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events cannot be scheduled on any religious and cultural observances. Tests and quizzes will be given prior to any of the 15 days, so that students will not be expected to study on these days.

PSAT/SAT October 13 Seniors

Any senior can take the SAT on Oct 13, free of charge. Seniors who want to take the School Day SAT on October 13th must complete the intent form by Sept 8th at https://tinyurl.com/McLeanSAT2021 (using their school Google account).  If they do not complete the intent form by Sept 8th, they cannot test on Oct 13th.  Senior parents received an e-Notify message about opting in, and the link has been posted on the Class of 2022 Schoology group.

Juniors and Sophomores:

The PSAT is being given to all 10th and 11th graders free of charge.  They don’t need to sign up, but their parents can opt them out of it.

Here Comes the Bus App

Check the The Here Comes the Bus® app, a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes FCPS GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. More information about the Here Comes the Bus app is available online.

Drills at School

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us.  Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school.  Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Partners in Safe Teen Driving 

All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend a 90-minute Partners in Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) presentation. The 90-minute 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.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year at each high school. McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are as follows: 

October 4 

November 8

February 7 

April 18 

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM. Please arrive early. 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 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. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu). Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Schoology

Fairfax County Public Schools’ new learning management system, Schoology, is a learning space that enhances face-to-face and distance learning through communication, collaboration, and personalized learning.  

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

Parent Accounts

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

Parent accounts will be available in mid-August. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. 

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online.

Weekly Reminders Free Breakfast & Lunch for All FCPS Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended schools’ abilities to provide the meals, by giving special exemptions last year when schools were shut down due to COVID-19. This exemption has been extended for the 2021-22 school year. For FCPS, this means that all students, regardless of their families’ incomes, will receive free breakfast and lunch through June 2022.

Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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 8/23/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

September 17 - Celebrate McLean/Open House - 4:30-6:30

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm

Links

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Recordings 

Schoology Training - recording

Freshman/New Parent Meeting- recording

Senior Parent Night

Attention Parents of Seniors! Please join us for our annual Senior Parent Night, where we will go over post-secondary options, Student Services, and the college process. Counselors will be meeting with all seniors over the next several weeks, but we encourage seniors to join this session with their families as well.  

Thursday, August 26 at 6:30pm in the MHS Auditorium (masks are required)

Covid Vaccination Update

FCPS will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October. Staff who choose not to, or are unable to be vaccinated, will be required to submit proof of a negative test on a regular basis. FCPS is planning division-wide vaccination clinics, beginning in the next few weeks, to help staff and students get vaccinated and receive booster shots when eligible. More details will be shared over the coming weeks.

Volunteer and Fulfill Service Hour Requirements 

 Lemon Road Elementary School (7230 Idylwood Road) will be holding its Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The event is the PTA's annual fall fundraiser and its success hinges on having enough volunteers to help bring the carnival atmosphere to life. This is a great opportunity for you to fulfill service hour requirements. Middle and high school volunteers will supplement adult volunteers and help run carnival games, face painting, as well as help with setup and clean up. You can view the SignUp Genius here and all slots for middle and high school volunteers are clearly marked. If you have any questions reach out to the Lemon Road PTA at lemonroadpta@gmail.com. The onsite coordinator will be in touch with you regarding signing service hour forms if you choose to volunteer.

Partners in Safe Teen Driving 

All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend a 90-minute Partners in Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) presentation. The 90-minute 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.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year at each high school. McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are as follows: 

October 4 

November 8

February 7 

April 18 

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM. Please arrive early. 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 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. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu). Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Schoology Training for Parents

Parents of students in 9-12th grade are invited to attend an in-person training session on Schoology, the new official learning management system of Fairfax County Public Schools. Our computer specialist recorded a training for you.  Here is the link. 

Recognition

Congratulations to Lauren Bach! Lauren won a U.S Government scholarship to study Russian this summer. Her family does not have a Russian background, she has been interested in Russian language and culture for many years and she likes the challenge of learning such a difficult language.  Through this year’s program, Lauren studied with other American students in a virtual program through a university in Almaty, Kazakhstan.   As a result, she passed the NEWL exam for Russian.  Congratulations Lauren!

Weekly Reminders Free Breakfast & Lunch for All FCPS Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended schools’ abilities to provide the meals, by giving special exemptions last year when schools were shut down due to COVID-19. This exemption has been extended for the 2021-22 school year. For FCPS, this means that all students, regardless of their families’ incomes, will receive free breakfast and lunch through June 2022.

Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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 8/16/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

August 19- Schedules available on Student/Parent Vue - 6:00am

August 19 - Freshman Orientation (9:00-11:30)

August 19 - Sophomore Orientation/Transfer Student (12:30-3:00)

August 19 - Parent Schoology Training - 5:00-6:00pm

August 19 - Freshman/Transfer Parent Night - 6:00pm auditorium

August 20 - Juniors and Seniors - walk your class schedule

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

September 17 - Celebrate McLean/Open House - 4:30-6:30

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

October 4 - Partners in Safe Teen Driving - 6:30-8:00pm

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Freshman Orientation Thursday, August 19 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Our annual freshman orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am.  Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to welcoming our Class of 2025 to the McLean community! Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information

Sophomore & New/Transfer Student Orientation Thursday, August 19 - 12:30pm - 3:00

Our Sophomore and new/transfer student orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. All 10th graders and transfer students are encouraged to attend. Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to starting a new year in the building for all of our students! This will be a time for students to meet their mentor and become familiar with our school building. Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information. 

Seniors and Juniors walk your schedule

Seniors and Juniors are welcome to come to the building on August 20 from 9:00 - 1:00 to walk the building independently to find classrooms to be prepared for the first day of school on August 23. 

Back to School Medication Drop-off

The Health Room will be open for drop-off of emergency and daily medications only on the following date/times:

Aug 19 (Thur)  7:30am-10:00am and 3:00pm-6:00pm

All medications may be dropped off after the start of school M-F 8am – 3pm.  All visitors are required to check in at the Main Office.

All medications are required to have a medication authorization. 

Epinephrine Authorization

Inhaler Authorization

Medication Authorization

Health Information Form

Emergency Care Form

As needed, over-the-counter medications may be transported to school (directly to the clinic) after the first day by high school students, however the medication must be in the original unopened container and accompanied by an appropriate Medication Authorization. All prescription medications must be transported to school by a parent or designated adult. 

Parking Permits

Registration for parking permit requests is now live and can be accessed on our school website. Please review the information, and complete the electronic registration form linked on our Student Parking webpage. Parking permits will be issued beginning August 16th. Please note, completing the registration request form does not guarantee a parking permit. Please wait to receive a confirmation from Mr. Sekely before officially purchasing your permit. 

Partners in Safe Teen Driving 

All students enrolled in classroom driver education must attend a 90-minute Partners in Safe Teen Driving (PSTD) presentation. The 90-minute 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.

The 90-minute PSTD presentation will be offered once per quarter throughout the school year at each high school. McLean High School’s dates for the 2021-2022 calendar year are as follows: 

October 4 

November 8

February 7 

April 18 

All seminars will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM. Please arrive early. 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 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. A $30 fee applies, and registration is available through FCPS Adult and Community Education (aceclasses.fcps.edu). Students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education do not have to register.

Schoology Training for Parents

Parents of students in 9-12th grade are invited to attend an in-person training session on Schoology, the new official learning management system of Fairfax County Public Schools. This training will be facilitated on August 19th from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP.

Una Noche de Entrenamiento Schoology

 

 

Cuándo: El 19 de Agosto, a las 7:15 de la noche

Dónde: McLean High School

Quién: Las familias hispanohablantes de estudiantes de McLean High School

Por qué: Para entrenar a los padres hispanohablantes sobre Schoology, el nuevo sistema de aprendizaje. Este sistema les ayudará a revisar las notas de sus hijos en línea y comunicación directa con los maestros.

Cuánto cuesta: Es gratis y para todos, incluso niños pequeños.

Qué más: Traigan sus celulares y cargadores

¿Preguntas? Por favor contacte a su consejero.

Free Breakfast & Lunch for All FCPS Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended schools’ abilities to provide the meals, by giving special exemptions last year when schools were shut down due to COVID-19. This exemption has been extended for the 2021-22 school year. For FCPS, this means that all students, regardless of their families’ incomes, will receive free breakfast and lunch through June 2022.

Weekly Reminders Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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 8/9/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

August 19- Schedules available on Student/Parent Vue - 6:00am

August 19 - Freshman Orientation (9:00-11:30)

August 19 - Sophomore Orientation/Transfer Student (12:30-3:00)

August 19 - Parent Schoology Training - 5:00-6:00pm

August 19 - Freshman/Transfer Parent Night - 6:00pm auditorium

August 20 - Juniors and Seniors - walk your class schedule

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

September 17 - Celebrate McLean/Open House

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

ParentVue Information

Freshman Orientation Thursday, August 19 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Our annual freshman orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am.  Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to welcoming our Class of 2025 to the McLean community! Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information

Sophomore & New/Transfer Student Orientation Thursday, August 19 - 12:30pm - 3:00

Our Sophomore and new/transfer student orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. All 10th graders and transfer students are encouraged to attend. Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to starting a new year in the building for all of our students! This will be a time for students to meet their mentor and become familiar with our school building. Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information. 

Seniors and Juniors walk your schedule

Seniors and Juniors are welcome to come to the building on August 20 from 9:00 - 1:00 to walk the building independently to find classrooms to be prepared for the first day of school on August 23. 

Back to School Medication Drop-off

The Health Room will be open for drop-off of emergency and daily medications only on the following date/times:

Aug 19 (Thur)  7:30am-10:00am and 3:00pm-6:00pm

All medications may be dropped off after the start of school M-F 8am – 3pm.  All visitors are required to check in at the Main Office.

All medications are required to have a medication authorization. 

Epinephrine Authorization

Inhaler Authorization

Medication Authorization

Health Information Form

Emergency Care Form

As needed, over-the-counter medications may be transported to school (directly to the clinic) after the first day by high school students, however the medication must be in the original unopened container and accompanied by an appropriate Medication Authorization. All prescription medications must be transported to school by a parent or designated adult. 

Parking Permits

Registration for parking permit requests is now live and can be accessed on our school website. Please review the information, and complete the electronic registration form linked on our Student Parking webpage. Parking permits will be issued beginning August 16th. Please note, completing the registration request form does not guarantee a parking permit. Please wait to receive a confirmation from Mr. Sekely before officially purchasing your permit. 

Free Breakfast & Lunch for All FCPS Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended schools’ abilities to provide the meals, by giving special exemptions last year when schools were shut down due to COVID-19. This exemption has been extended for the 2021-22 school year. For FCPS, this means that all students, regardless of their families’ incomes, will receive free breakfast and lunch through June 2022.

Schoology Training for Parents

Parents of students in 9-12th grade are invited to attend an in-person training session on Schoology, the new official learning management system of Fairfax County Public Schools. This training will be facilitated on August 19th from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP.

Una Noche de Entrenamiento Schoology

 

 

Cuándo: El 19 de Agosto, a las 7:15 de la noche

Dónde: McLean High School

Quién: Las familias hispanohablantes de estudiantes de McLean High School

Por qué: Para entrenar a los padres hispanohablantes sobre Schoology, el nuevo sistema de aprendizaje. Este sistema les ayudará a revisar las notas de sus hijos en línea y comunicación directa con los maestros.

Cuánto cuesta: Es gratis y para todos, incluso niños pequeños.

Qué más: Traigan sus celulares y cargadores

¿Preguntas? Por favor contacte a su consejero.

Recognition

Congratulations to the yearbook team spent two weeks attending workshops and they represented McLean very well.  They brought home an overall Theme Excellence award for the upcoming 2022 edition and Bridget Liston received a leadership award. https://www.yearbooksatthebeach.com/awards

Weekly Reminders Vaccines

Vaccines are available through private physicians, pharmacies and clinics. The Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free at the following locations:

Annandale District Office 7611 Little River Tnpk., #400-E, Annandale, VA

Herndon/Reston District Office 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston, VA

Joseph Willard Health Center 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA

Mount Vernon District Office 8350 Richmond Hwy., #233 Alexandria, VA

Springfield District Office 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., 1st Fl., #A-100, Springfield, VA

To set up an appointment, call 703-246-7100 TTY 711.

For more information about required immunizations, click here.

Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Accommodation planning for October 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

For seniors there are tentative plans to offer the SAT School Day on the same day, pending confirmation of division funds. A SAT School Day Testing Notification letter is posted online.  

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 PSAT/NMSQT or SAT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the 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. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 

To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 10, 2021. When returning forms, deliver to:

504 requests - dwilmotrober@fcps.edu 

IEP requests - akaye@fcps.edu and rabouchard@fcps.edu

Additionally, please fill out this form for McLean High School.  This will help us process all requests in a timely manner - https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd-coordinator.pdf 

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, contact us at 703.714.5700. We will share more specifics about the October 13 testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

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/

Withdrawing Student

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Mary Bartenfeld, at mbartenfeld@fcps.edu

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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

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

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 8/2/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

August 2 - Fall Sports Tryouts

August 19 - Freshman Orientation (9:00-11:30)

August 19 - Sophomore Orientation/Transfer Student (12:30-3:00)

August 19 - Parent Schoology Training - 5:00-6:00pm

August 19 - Freshman/Transfer Parent Night - 6:00pm auditorium

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

Back to School Medication Drop-off

The Health Room will be open for drop-off of emergency and daily medications only on the following date/times:

Aug 19 (Thur)  7:30am-10:00am and 3:00pm-6:00pm

All medications may be dropped off after the start of school M-F 8am – 3pm.  All visitors are required to check in at the Main Office.

All medications are required to have a medication authorization. 

Epinephrine Authorization

Inhaler Authorization

Medication Authorization

Health Information Form

Emergency Care Form

As needed, over-the-counter medications may be transported to school (directly to the clinic) after the first day by high school students, however the medication must be in the original unopened container and accompanied by an appropriate Medication Authorization. All prescription medications must be transported to school by a parent or designated adult. 

Parking Permits

Registration for parking permit requests is now live and can be accessed on our school website. Please review the information, and complete the electronic registration form linked on our Student Parking webpage. Parking permits will be issued beginning August 16th. Please note, completing the registration request form does not guarantee a parking permit. Please wait to receive a confirmation from Mr. Sekely before officially purchasing your permit. 

Bus Survey

Be sure to complete the bus survey sent by the Office of Transportation Services (OTS).  It was sent to all eligible bus riders. It is important that parents respond to the survey by August 4, 2021, and submit a separate survey for each of their children enrolled in FCPS.

Schoology Training for Parents

Parents of students in 9-12th grade are invited to attend an in-person training session on Schoology, the new official learning management system of Fairfax County Public Schools. This training will be facilitated on August 19th from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP.

Freshman Orientation Thursday, August 19 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Our annual freshman orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am.  Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to welcoming our Class of 2025 to the McLean community! Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information

Sophomore & New/Transfer Student Orientation Thursday, August 19 - 12:30pm - 3:00

Our Sophomore and new/transfer student orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. All 10th graders and transfer students are encouraged to attend. Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to starting a new year in the building for all of our students! This will be a time for students to meet their mentor and become familiar with our school building. Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information. 

PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Accommodation planning for October 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

For seniors there are tentative plans to offer the SAT School Day on the same day, pending confirmation of division funds. A SAT School Day Testing Notification letter is posted online.  

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 PSAT/NMSQT or SAT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the 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. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 

To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 10, 2021. When returning forms, deliver to:

504 requests - dwilmotrober@fcps.edu 

IEP requests - akaye@fcps.edu and rabouchard@fcps.edu

Additionally, please fill out this form for McLean High School.  This will help us process all requests in a timely manner - https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd-coordinator.pdf 

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, contact us at 703.714.5700. We will share more specifics about the October 13 testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

Mental Wellness Consultations 

The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services is offering virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 28th through August 6th. Parents and students have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations are offered in two ways:  

  1.       Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.  
  2.       Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or the transition back to school in the fall. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service. There is no cost. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave a message at 571-423-4276.

Vaccines

Vaccines are available through private physicians, pharmacies and clinics. The Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free at the following locations:

Annandale District Office 7611 Little River Tnpk., #400-E, Annandale, VA

Herndon/Reston District Office 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston, VA

Joseph Willard Health Center 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA

Mount Vernon District Office 8350 Richmond Hwy., #233 Alexandria, VA

Springfield District Office 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., 1st Fl., #A-100, Springfield, VA

To set up an appointment, call 703-246-7100 TTY 711.

For more information about required immunizations, click here.

Underclassmen Material Return

Laptop Collection and Material Collection: Reminder that all laptops/materials must be returned.  Computers need to be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for 2021-22 school year. If these items are not returned by the end of the year, students will be charged the cost. Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer. All items may be returned to the main office between 9:00-1:00.

Please let your administrator know if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for returning your laptops, your chargers, and your materials to McLean High School!

Continuity of Learning

After students have a chance to unplug and recharge over the summer, consider having them visit the McLean High School Continuity of Learning site where they can continue their learning in preparation for the coming school year. Students may access learning materials in a variety of core subjects and courses on the site to prepare for the coming school year or review material.

Here is the link for the page for the Continuity of Learning site on our website: https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/node/5685

Withdrawing Student

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Mary Bartenfeld, at mbartenfeld@fcps.edu

Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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

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

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 7/26/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

July 28 - Physicals Collection Night - 5:00-7:00pm - Door 9

August 2 - Fall Sports Tryouts

August 19 - Freshman Orientation (9:00-11:30)

August 19 - Sophomore Orientation/Transfer Student (12:30-3:00)

August 19 - Freshman/Transfer Parent Night - 6:00pm auditorium

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

 

Summer Officer Hours - 9:00-1:00

Freshman Orientation Thursday, August 19 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Our annual freshman orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am.  Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to welcoming our Class of 2025 to the McLean community! Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information

Sophomore & new/transfer student orientation Thursday, August 19 - 12:30pm - 3:00

Our Sophomore and new/transfer student orientation will be held on Thursday, August 19th, from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. All 10th graders and transfer students are encouraged to attend. Transportation will be provided for all students with stops at Longfellow Middle School and base elementary schools - see schedule below.  Students will hear from administrators, their counselors, McLeadership executives and Big Macs. We are looking forward to starting a new year in the building for all of our students! This will be a time for students to meet their mentor and become familiar with our school building. Please see the McLean website - Announcements - for a detailed schedule and bus information. 

Physical Collection Night

We will be hosting a "Physical Collection Night" on July 28th from 5pm-7pm at the rock entrance (Door 9).

A physical, along with registering your athlete, is required for participation in sports. Physicals can also be hand delivered to the school anytime between 9am-1pm Monday-Friday. 

-The physical form and directions for registering your child for athletics can be found here

-A reminder that fall sports start on August 2nd. Tryout information can be found here

AP Score Information

Students in Virginia received access to their AP scores.  A detailed score release schedule can be found on the College Board’s website.  Students will access scores via their College Board account.  If students don't remember their username or password, they can recover them on the College Board website—they should NOT create a new account.  Students who are unable to reset usernames or passwords online, can call AP Services at 888-225-5427 or 212-632-1780 for assistance.   

Get Your AP Scores (Link to College Board score information and FAQ)

PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Accommodation planning for October 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

For seniors there are tentative plans to offer the SAT School Day on the same day, pending confirmation of division funds. A SAT School Day Testing Notification letter is posted online.  

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 PSAT/NMSQT or SAT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the 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. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 

To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 10, 2021. When returning forms, deliver to:

504 requests - dwilmotrober@fcps.edu 

IEP requests - akaye@fcps.edu and rabouchard@fcps.edu

Additionally, please fill out this form for McLean High School.  This will help us process all requests in a timely manner - https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd-coordinator.pdf 

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, contact us at 703.714.5700. We will share more specifics about the October 13 testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

Sprucing up our facilities

Our roof over the yellow hallway is being replaced.

Our lower gyms have been stripped down to the bare floor.

This week the pellets will be laid down on our turf field.  The field is close to being completed!

Fall Sports Tryout & Athlete Registration Information

If your child is interested in participating in sports this upcoming school year the following must be completed prior to trying out for a team:

  1. A physical completed after May 1st 2021. The physical must be done on the official VHSL form that can be found at  https://www.vhsl.org/sports-medicine/physical-examination/ (click on “resources)
  2. Once a physical is complete it should be turned into the Activities Office at McLean High School. Office hours are 9am-1pm during the summer
  3. Each athlete must register at the new FCPS Athlete Registration Website. Registration must be done each year. If you registered last year, you need to reregister this year. Please visit https://mclean-ar.rschooltoday.com/ to register your child. For registration questions please email Stefanie Evers (severs2@fcps.edu)
  4. All information about Fall Sports tryouts can be found at https://mcleanactivities.org/main/adnews/ID/53638194
  5. Please reach out to your coach for specific information about a sport
  6. For general questions please email Greg Miller, Director of Student Activities (GMMiller@fcps.edu) 
Mental Wellness Consultations 

The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services is offering virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 28th through August 6th. Parents and students have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations are offered in two ways:  

  1.       Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.  
  2.       Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or the transition back to school in the fall. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service. There is no cost. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave a message at 571-423-4276.

Vaccines

Vaccines are available through private physicians, pharmacies and clinics. The Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free at the following locations:

Annandale District Office 7611 Little River Tnpk., #400-E, Annandale, VA

Herndon/Reston District Office 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston, VA

Joseph Willard Health Center 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA

Mount Vernon District Office 8350 Richmond Hwy., #233 Alexandria, VA

Springfield District Office 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., 1st Fl., #A-100, Springfield, VA

To set up an appointment, call 703-246-7100 TTY 711.

For more information about required immunizations, click here.

Underclassmen Material Return

Laptop Collection and Material Collection: Reminder that all laptops/materials must be returned.  Computers need to be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for 2021-22 school year. If these items are not returned by the end of the year, students will be charged the cost. Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer. All items may be returned to the main office between 9:00-1:00.

Please let your administrator know if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for returning your laptops, your chargers, and your materials to McLean High School!

Continuity of Learning

After students have a chance to unplug and recharge over the summer, consider having them visit the McLean High School Continuity of Learning site where they can continue their learning in preparation for the coming school year. Students may access learning materials in a variety of core subjects and courses on the site to prepare for the coming school year or review material.

Here is the link for the page for the Continuity of Learning site on our website: https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/node/5685

Withdrawing Student

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Mary Bartenfeld, at mbartenfeld@fcps.edu

Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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: AP Scores

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AP Score Information

Students in Virginia are now able to access to their AP scores.  A detailed score release schedule can found on the College Board’s website.  Students will access scores via their College Board account.  If students don't remember their username or password, they can recover them on the College Board website—they should NOT create a new account.  Students who are unable to reset usernames or passwords online, can call AP Services at 888-225-5427 or 212-632-1780 for assistance.   

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McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 7/12/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

July 19-20 - Freshman 101

August 2 - Fall Sports Tryouts

August 19 - Freshman Orientation (8:30-11:30)

August 19 - Sophomore Orientation/Transfer Student (12:00-3:00)

August 19 - Freshman/Transfer Parent Night - 6:00pm auditorium

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

 

Summer Officer Hours - 9:00-1:00

PSAT/NMSQT & SAT School Day Accommodation planning for October 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 13, 2021. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

For seniors there are tentative plans to offer the SAT School Day on the same day, pending confirmation of division funds. A SAT School Day Testing Notification letter is posted online.  

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 PSAT/NMSQT or SAT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the 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. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 

To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 10, 2021. When returning forms, deliver to:

504 requests - dwilmotrober@fcps.edu 

IEP requests - akaye@fcps.edu and rabouchard@fcps.edu

Additionally, please fill out this form for McLean High School.  This will help us process all requests in a timely manner - https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd-coordinator.pdf 

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT or SAT School Day, contact us at 703.714.5700. We will share more specifics about the October 13 testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

Sprucing up our facilities

They have started to lay the turf for our stadium field.

Our baseball field and softball field are both being seeded with Bermuda grass this summer.

Our main gym floor is being painted and refinished.

Fall Sports Tryout & Athlete Registration Information

If your child is interested in participating in sports this upcoming school year the following must be completed prior to trying out for a team:

  1. A physical completed after May 1st 2021. The physical must be done on the official VHSL form that can be found at  https://www.vhsl.org/sports-medicine/physical-examination/ (click on “resources)
  2. Once a physical is complete it should be turned into the Activities Office at McLean High School. Office hours are 9am-1pm during the summer
  3. Each athlete must register at the new FCPS Athlete Registration Website. Registration must be done each year. If you registered last year, you need to reregister this year. Please visit https://mclean-ar.rschooltoday.com/ to register your child. For registration questions please email Stefanie Evers (severs2@fcps.edu)
  4. All information about Fall Sports tryouts can be found at https://mcleanactivities.org/main/adnews/ID/53638194
  5. Please reach out to your coach for specific information about a sport
  6. For general questions please email Greg Miller, Director of Student Activities (GMMiller@fcps.edu) 
Mental Wellness Consultations 

The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services is offering virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 28th through August 6th. Parents and students have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations are offered in two ways:  

  1.       Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.  
  2.       Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or the transition back to school in the fall. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service. There is no cost. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave a message at 571-423-4276.

Vaccines

Vaccines are available through private physicians, pharmacies and clinics. The Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free at the following locations:

Annandale District Office 7611 Little River Tnpk., #400-E, Annandale, VA

Herndon/Reston District Office 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston, VA

Joseph Willard Health Center 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA

Mount Vernon District Office 8350 Richmond Hwy., #233 Alexandria, VA

Springfield District Office 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., 1st Fl., #A-100, Springfield, VA

To set up an appointment, call 703-246-7100 TTY 711.

For more information about required immunizations, click here.

Freshman 101 for McLean High School Rising 9th Graders

Who:  Rising 9th Grade Students at McLean HS (Current 8th graders)

Dates:  Monday, July 19-Tuesday July 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Location:  McLean High School

McLean High School is pleased to present our Freshman 101 for rising ninth-graders in-person this year!. McLean students and teachers will be working with students in July to jump-start the year with fun and engaging sessions designed to help rising ninth-graders at McLean succeed in high school. Students will become acclimated to a new level of learning through sessions on topics like note-taking and study skills, time management, organization, utilizing technology,managing stress and other aspects of high school life.  While the goal is to learn how to be successful academically at McLean High School, there will also be many ice-breaker activities to connect with other students. 

To register your student(s) for the program, please register and give permission to attend at this link.  Parents also need to complete an Emergency Care Form for each participant.  Emergency Care Forms can be sent electronically to Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at jbarham@fcps.edu.  

Underclassmen Material Return

Laptop Collection and Material Collection: Reminder that all laptops/materials must be returned.  Computers need to be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for 2021-22 school year. If these items are not returned by the end of the year, students will be charged the cost. Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer. All items may be returned to the main office between 9:00-1:00.

Please let your administrator know if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for returning your laptops, your chargers, and your materials to McLean High School!

Continuity of Learning

After students have a chance to unplug and recharge over the summer, consider having them visit the McLean High School Continuity of Learning site where they can continue their learning in preparation for the coming school year. Students may access learning materials in a variety of core subjects and courses on the site to prepare for the coming school year or review material.

Here is the link for the page for the Continuity of Learning site on our website: https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/node/5685

Withdrawing Student

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Mary Bartenfeld, at mbartenfeld@fcps.edu

Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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

McLean HS: Dr. Reilly's Monday Message 7/6/2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

July 19-20 - Freshman 101

August 2 - Fall Sports Tryouts

August 19 - Freshman Orientation (8:30-11:30)

August 19 - Sophomore Orientation/Transfer Student (12:00-3:00)

August 19 - Freshman/Transfer Parent Night - 6:00pm auditorium

August 23 - First day of school

September 3 - Labor Day

October 1 - Homecoming Game

October 2 - Homecoming Dance

 

Summer Officer Hours - 9:00-1:00

Fall Sports Tryout & Athlete Registration Information

If your child is interested in participating in sports this upcoming school year the following must be completed prior to trying out for a team:

  1. A physical completed after May 1st 2021. The physical must be done on the official VHSL form that can be found at  https://www.vhsl.org/sports-medicine/physical-examination/ (click on “resources)
  2. Once a physical is complete it should be turned into the Activities Office at McLean High School. Office hours are 9am-1pm during the summer
  3. Each athlete must register at the new FCPS Athlete Registration Website. Registration must be done each year. If you registered last year, you need to reregister this year. Please visit https://mclean-ar.rschooltoday.com/ to register your child. For registration questions please email Stefanie Evers (severs2@fcps.edu)
  4. All information about Fall Sports tryouts can be found at https://mcleanactivities.org/main/adnews/ID/53638194
  5. Please reach out to your coach for specific information about a sport
  6. For general questions please email Greg Miller, Director of Student Activities (GMMiller@fcps.edu) 
Mental Wellness Consultations 

The FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services is offering virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 28th through August 6th. Parents and students have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations are offered in two ways:  

  1.       Directly to parents of students in any grade level. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.  
  2.       Directly to students in middle or high school. This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or the transition back to school in the fall. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service. There is no cost. Click here to request a consultation. You may also leave a message at 571-423-4276.

Vaccines

Vaccines are available through private physicians, pharmacies and clinics. The Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free at the following locations:

Annandale District Office 7611 Little River Tnpk., #400-E, Annandale, VA

Herndon/Reston District Office 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston, VA

Joseph Willard Health Center 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA

Mount Vernon District Office 8350 Richmond Hwy., #233 Alexandria, VA

Springfield District Office 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., 1st Fl., #A-100, Springfield, VA

To set up an appointment, call 703-246-7100 TTY 711.

For more information about required immunizations, click here.

Freshman 101 for McLean High School Rising 9th Graders

Who:  Rising 9th Grade Students at McLean HS (Current 8th graders)

Dates:  Monday, July 19-Tuesday July 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Location:  McLean High School

McLean High School is pleased to present our Freshman 101 for rising ninth-graders in-person this year!. McLean students and teachers will be working with students in July to jump-start the year with fun and engaging sessions designed to help rising ninth-graders at McLean succeed in high school. Students will become acclimated to a new level of learning through sessions on topics like note-taking and study skills, time management, organization, utilizing technology,managing stress and other aspects of high school life.  While the goal is to learn how to be successful academically at McLean High School, there will also be many ice-breaker activities to connect with other students. 

To register your student(s) for the program, please register and give permission to attend at this link.  Parents also need to complete an Emergency Care Form for each participant.  Emergency Care Forms can be sent electronically to Assistant Principal Jeff Barham at jbarham@fcps.edu.  

Underclassmen Material Return

Laptop Collection and Material Collection: Reminder that all laptops/materials must be returned.  Computers need to be reimaged, cleaned, and reset for 2021-22 school year. If these items are not returned by the end of the year, students will be charged the cost. Also, laptops will not be functional next year if they are not reimaged/reset over the summer. All items may be returned to the main office between 9:00-1:00.

Please let your administrator know if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for returning your laptops, your chargers, and your materials to McLean High School!

Continuity of Learning

After students have a chance to unplug and recharge over the summer, consider having them visit the McLean High School Continuity of Learning site where they can continue their learning in preparation for the coming school year. Students may access learning materials in a variety of core subjects and courses on the site to prepare for the coming school year or review material.

Here is the link for the page for the Continuity of Learning site on our website: https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/node/5685

Withdrawing Student

If your student will not be returning to McLean High School for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the Student’s Intention for the Next School Year form.  You can email the completed and signed form to the McLean HS registrar, Mary Bartenfeld, at mbartenfeld@fcps.edu

Immunizations

The documentation can be dropped off in person at the McLean main office, mailed to the school or emailed to mbartenfeld@fcps.edu.  Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

There is a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to McLean High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Mary Bartenfeld at 703-714-5722 if you have any questions.

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, CMForrest@fcps.edu

Beverly Parker-Lewis, School Psychologist, baparkerlewi@fcps.edu

Marly Jerome-Featherson, School Social Worker, mjeromefeath@fcps.edu

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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