Welcome Message from Dr. Reilly!

McLean High School 

1633 Davidson Road

McLean, VA 22101

 

 

Dear Students and Parents:

We would like to welcome you to McLean High School, and we look forward to a great school year.  Below you will find important upcoming dates, information about summer programs, and a variety of information for the upcoming school year.  

 Upcoming Important Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year

July 18-19 - Freshman 101

July 18-20 - AP Boot Camp

August 1 - Fall sports/Marching Band begins

August 2-3 - Summer College Application Workshop (Seniors only)

August 18 - Freshman/New Student Transfer Orientation

August 22 - First day of school

September 9 - Celebrate McLean

Items you will find in this letter:

  • Summer Programs
  • Summer Assignments
  • School Planners
  • Sports/Activities
  • Communication
  • ParentVue/Form completion (available July 21)

 

Please know we are here to support you and your family as we close out the summer.  Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Regards,

Ellen Reilly

Principal, McLean High School

 

Summer Programs

AP Boot Camp

From Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20, McLean High School will hold an AP Boot Camp, for students in grades 10 - 12. The AP Boot Camp will target students about to take an Advanced Placement course for the first time.

AP Boot Camp is an interactive leadership conference where students discuss and practice the qualities required for success in AP classes, college and in the corporate world. This event will focus on developing five attributes: Teamwork, Communication, Organization, Reading, and Problem Solving (T-CORPS). This program is intended to be a hands-on, cooperative team-building program that actively engages students in the development and use of these skills. Boot Camp has four goals:

Introduce students to the unique academic challenges of AP coursework.

Guide students in skill development with a focus on teamwork, communication, organization, reading, and problem solving

Discuss the practical application of these skills inside and outside the classroom

Provide opportunities for students to develop a support network with their peers

Interested students can register at this link.  

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Summer Assignments

Summer is a great time to dive into a good book or get ahead on the reading you'll be doing during the year. Although summer reading is optional, we encourage all our students to dive into a book or two this summer! You can find the texts that will be read throughout the year, organized by course in addition to “choice-reads” recommended by the English department on our school website. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to get ahead on your reading or simply pick up a book of your choice and enjoy the relaxing pastime of lounging in the shade with a good book.

Continuity of Learning site - this website has been created by our teachers at McLean.  This is for students who are entering a class to work on skills if they so choose.  To use this site students must log into their fcpsschools.net account. 

World Languages: Spanish and French

Math: Algebra 1, Pre-Calculus, and Geometry

Humanities: Learning Resources for Rising 9th graders, Upperclassmen, Advanced Academics, USVA, Government

Science: AP Chemistry

Tutor.com - this is a service that FCPS has paid for and all students have access to it.   Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends.

Tutor.com also has ACT and SAT practice for students.  Here is a video to see how to use the service.

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School Planners

As we plan for next year, our focus is on helping students to plan and organize themselves on the digital platforms available to them. In this vein, we will be transitioning from paper planners to the use of the digital calendar found on Schoology. The benefits of using the Schoology calendar include the auto-population of assignments entered by students’ teachers, the ability for students to manage multiple calendars for a variety of courses and groups, and the option to manually enter assignments and events as necessary. Training videos will be provided to students at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year to ensure students are adequately prepared to use their Schoology calendar for all of their planning and organizational needs.

 

 


Sports/Activities

Fall Sports Tryout Information

Fall Sports can begin on August 1st. Below are the tryout times for the 1st day of tryouts for each Fall sport. Do not forget to make sure all required forms are turned in prior to trying out. Tryout requirements can be found here. Please contact the Head Coach directly with any questions.

Cheer: Monday August 1st from 5:00-8:00pm in the upper gym- 

Head Coach- Eliza Kirchner- [email protected]

Cross Country: TBA

Head Coach- Kyle Jemison- [email protected]

Golf: Monday August 1st. 4pm @ Hidden Creek Country Club (Reston)

Head Coach-Ryan Abrams- [email protected]

Field Hockey: Monday August 1st from 6:30-8:30pm on the stadium turf field

Head Coach- Shamsiya Shervani- [email protected]

Football: Monday August 1st from 6:00-8:30pm on the grass practice field

Head Coach- Joe Cockerham- [email protected]

Volleyball: Monday August 1st from 5:30-8:30pm in the main gym

Head Coach- Samantha Stewart- [email protected]

Coaches Contact Information - If you need to get in touch with any of our coaches this summer, please visit the following link to contact them: https://www.mcleanactivities.org/main/otherad/contentID/52875398 

Tryout Requirements - Please visit the following link for all tryout requirements for the upcoming school year: https://www.mcleanactivities.org/main/otherad/contentID/30271135

 


Communication

News You Choose - The following weekly letters are sent to all members who have signed up for News You Choose.  If you are not receiving these messages, please go to this link to sign-up.  Below you will find which day messages are sent out to the community.

    Sunday - Activities newsletter

    Monday - General school information

    Wednesday - PTSA newsletter

Naviance - Naviance Student is a comprehensive website designed for parents of middle and high school students who are making decisions about academic plans, colleges, and careers.  Student Services uses this platform to send out up to date information for your student.

[email protected]  - This emergency care information system is available to FCPS parents/guardians who have a SIS ParentVUE account. Parents can enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience online. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school.

Twitter - 

    School - @mclean_high

    Activities - @McLeanathletics

Instagram - 

School - @mclean_high

    Activities - @mcleanathletics

Helpful Links

Student Activities

Student Services

Attendance

Bell Schedule

Schoology Information

MySchoolBucks

 


ParentVue Information

Parents of FCPS students may update contact information online through [email protected]. This information may also be updated by the Student Information Assistant at each child’s school.

To withdraw your child(ren) from FCPS, please notify your school directly to remove your contact information and ensure you will not receive FCPS emails in the future.

FCPS employees may update contact information through UConnect.

Individuals with no affiliation to the school system must fill out the Removal Request to have their contact information removed from eNotify.

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