9th Grade Orientation

February 17, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardians and Students,

On February 22, 2021, McLean High School will host an in-person Freshman Orientation for students who selected in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Commitment Form

Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment Form. Parents/Guardians must complete the Health Screening form before students arrive at the school. Here are instructions to help you fill out the form:  : https://mcleanhs.fcps.edu/announcements/complete-parentguardian-health-screening-commitment-form   

Once Students Arrive at the school

Students will be welcomed off the bus to enter the school.  Faculty will be there to help students find the locations around the building.  Students should report to the following locations:

A-Fa - Auditorium

Fe-Kz - Upper Gym

L-Re - Lower Gym

Ri - Z - Cafeteria

Once everyone has settled in, students will meet their administrator. 

Group tours of the school:

    • Students will be broken up into groups of 8
    • An upperclassman/Big Mac will lead students on a tour of the school
    • Students will participate in activities at stations during the tour
    • Students will be advised to take note of where their classrooms are located


    • Students will return to their busses (Door 1) or door 9 for pick up.

Safety Protocols at McLean High School

On February 18, all students will complete the Stop the Spread lesson in their first period class.

 All students will be required to wear masks, and masks will not be provided by the school.

The following cloth masks/face coverings are NOT supported by FCPS:

  • Gaiters with a single layer
  • Face masks/face coverings with exhalation valves/vents
  • Cloth masks/face coverings with a single layer

The following cloth masks/face coverings are acceptable and supported by FCPS:

  • Gaiters with 2 or more layers
  • Cloth masks/face coverings with 2 or more layers


Students will be picked up and returned to their local elementary school.  Students will be brought to McLean High School and enter through Door 1.  Should you choose to provide your own transportation for your student, use door 9 as the drop off and pick up area. 

Freshman Orientation Bus Schedule

Feeder Elementary School

Bus Pick-Up Time

McLean Arrival Time

McLean Departure Time

Approximate Bus Drop-off Time (at Elementary School)

Kent Gardens (4 buses)

8:01 a.m.

8:10 a.m.

9:40 a.m.

9:46 a.m.


Chesterbrook Elementary (3 buses)

9:06 a.m.

9:20 a.m.

10:50 a.m.

10:59 a.m.


Haycock Elementary (4)

10:19 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

12:07 p.m.


Franklin Sherman Elementary (2)

11:18 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

1:09 p.m.


Westgate Elementary (1)

11:23 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

1:05 p.m.


Lemon Road Elementary (1)

12:30 p.m.

12:40 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

2:16 p.m.


Spring Hill Elementary (1)

12:28 p.m.

12:40 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

2:21 p.m.


Timber Lane Elementary (2)

12:22 p.m.

12:40 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

2:25 p.m.


Colvin Run Elementary

12:10 p.m.

12:40 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

2:38 p.m.


Churchill Road Elementary

12:28 p.m.

12:40 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

2:20 p.m.


Schedule for in-person 9th grade Orientation

Students will arrive at McLean High School during the designated time according to their elementary school pick up location.  Please attend the session for your student’s assigned elementary school. If you do not know what elementary school your child would be assign, please use this locator to learn or contact the school at 703.714.5700 -

The schedule is listed below:


Elementary Schools

8:10 - 9:40

Kent Gardens

9:20 - 10:50


10:30 - 12:00


11:30 - 1:00

Franklin Sherman & Westgate

12:40- 2:10

Lemon Road, Spring Hill,Timber Lane, Churchill, Colvin Run


Thank you and we look forward to meeting everyone in-person!  If you have questions or concerns, please contact the freshman class administrator, Monica Charles-Williams - @email