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November 9th and 16th

Appointments are available between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Click here to sign up for an appointment. For more information click here. Questions? Contact Kelly Mulligan at kjmulligan@fcps.edu

Parenting During the Pandemic

Thurs, Nov 12 at 12-1 pm

 

Did you know that over 70 percent of kids nationwide have reported struggling with mental health during the pandemic? Mark your calendars and plan to join us Thurs, Nov 12 at 12-1 pm for a virtual presentation on Parenting During the Pandemic.

 

McLean-based psychotherapist Jennifer Weaver, will provide insight into the range of heightened challenges, including depression, loneliness, lack of motivation, anxiety or lack of impulse control that teens are facing during this pandemic. She'll explain why teens are mostly keeping these feelings to themselves, and how parents can best support them during this difficult time.

 

Click here to join the presentation on Nov 12!

New! Saxon Parents Walk & Talk

Parents Walk & Talk (9-10 Gr): Tues 10/20, 11/10, 12/1 at 1:30-2:30pm

Parents Walk & Talk (11-12 Gr): Tues 10/27, 11/17, 12/8 at 1:30-2:30pm

Feeling a bit disconnected this year? Missing interacting with other Langley parents? Join us on the LHS track and connect with others in the Langley parent community. The first Saxon Parents Walk & Talk is Tues, Oct 20, 1:30-2:30 pm. Grab your mask, park in the rear Langley parking lot and we'll meet up on the track.

 

Some walks are loosely designated for freshman/sophomore parents and others for junior/senior parents, but feel free to attend any and all walks regardless of the grade of your student.

 

  • Parents Walk & Talk (9-10 Gr): Tues 10/20, 11/10, 12/1 at 1:30-2:30pm

  • Parents Walk & Talk (11-12 Gr): Tues 10/27, 11/17, 12/8 at 1:30-2:30pm

 

Be sure to check the PTSA Twitter feed for any weather-related cancellations @LangleyHS_PTSA

Gift Cards for Langley Teachers & Staff

Parents, please consider donating gift cards to support the Langley teacher/staff raffle! Throughout the year, the PTSA holds raffles for teachers and staff who've joined the PTSA, and donations from Langley families are key to the raffles’ success. 

 

In the past, teachers/staff have greatly appreciated gift cards to stores such as Amazon, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts as well as local businesses. All gift cards are greatly appreciated, but a larger number of gift cards in small dollar amounts helps us hold more raffles. To donate gift cards, contact Kristen Simko at kristen.simko@gmail.com

Saxon Shoutouts

Students and parents, do you know a Langley teacher or staff member who is going above and beyond in our virtual learning environment?

 

Use this form to write a note saying thank you! Then, the PTSA will transfer your note onto a larger, eye-catching Super Saxon Shoutout template and will deliver it to the recipient within a week to 10 days after your submission. There's no deadline, and send as many as you like!

PSAT Scheduled for October 29

October 29th

Langley High School

 

The PSAT test will be offered to ALL 11th graders on Thursday, October 29, at Langley HS.  FCPS will cover the cost for any 11th grader to take the test.

Eleventh grade students and their families should have received a reminder eNotify message from FCPS on Sunday, October 4, with the “Intent to Participate” form attached, as well as general information about the PSAT test.  If you have already completed the registration, do not register a second time! 

The deadline for completing the “Intent to Participate" is Friday, October 9.  No walk-ins will be allowed.

For questions or concerns, contact Janice Dabroski, LHS Assessment Coach at jldabroski@fcps.edu

PTSA General Membership Meeting and Principal's Coffee

Link to presentation slides

Link to online recording of the  meeting

 

Our first of five PTSA Meetings was held Wednesday, September 23rd. Principal Greer updated all on the first weeks of school, including information on the Schoology Pilot, Rolling Grading and Langley's Statement of Acceptance. President Kitty Gonzalez and other PTSA leaders shared their plans for the year including the '20-'21 budget, which was voted on and adopted by PTSA members at the meeting. Minutes from the March GMM and '19-'20 Financial Review (Audit) were also voted on and approved.

 

The meeting's presentation can be found here and a recording of the meeting may be found here. Please join us at our next meeting on November 18 @ 9:30 am.

LHS Library Curbside Pickup

Mondays from 1-3pm

Students will be able to check out books from the Langley library’s online catalog and pick them up curbside at LHS on Mondays from 1-3 pm, beginning Sept 28. View this flyer for details.

 

Questions? Email Mr. Clark at paclark@fcps.edu or Ms. Ortiz at klortiz@fcps.edu.

Back to School Night Videos

Langley's 2020-21 Back-to-School Night was held on September 21st. Important information and updates were shared by FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand and School Board members; Principal Kimberly Greer and other LHS administrators; PTSA President Kitty Gonzalez and your student's classroom teachers. All sessions were recorded and can be viewed here.

Virtual Learning Technology Tips and Videos

Langley Schoology resources: https://langleyhs.fcps.edu/announcements/schoology-resources

  • Schoology login

  • Parents will log in using their ParentVUE credentials

  • Students will log in using their student ID and password

Student and Parent IT Support:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsuport

Visit "Self-Help Hub" or submit a ticked for help

Videos and other support for families:

New videos have been posted on the virtual learning playlist. They include tips on signing in, locating assignments, and submitting assignments in Google Classroom, as well as how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU). 

 

Go to the video learning playlist

Access videos and resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment on the Technology Support for Families webpage

PTSA EVENTS
(see the LHS School Calendar for complete list of LHS events)
FCPS New Parent Technology Help Desk and Other Support

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools is launching a new Parent Technology Help Desk, effective Monday, August 24. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

2020-21Freshman & New Family Virtual Orientation Sessions

Wednesday, September 2

Freshmen Students and Parents 9am

10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students and Parents 11am

Virtual orientation sessions for both Freshmen Students and Parents was held on Wednesday, September 2 at 9 am. These were separate orientation sessions. Click here to view a recording of the Parent session.

 

Parents and Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who are new to Langley, were encouraged to attend a virtual Orientation Session together specifically for New Families, which was also on Wednesday, September 2 at 11am. Click here to view a recording of this New Family Orientation Session.

 

A copy of last year's New Family Presentation can be found here and additional resources are available on the Langley High School website under Student Services -> New Family/Student Guide

The Courtyard Has Trees!

 

When students (eventually!) return to Langley,

a greener courtyard awaits!  Wheat's just completed

Phase 1 of the main courtyard landscaping project,

which includes an abundance of trees, shrubs, and

plants.  Many thanks to the hundreds of Langley

families who donated a leaf to the Langley Legacy

Tree to support the project.

 

Help Transform Langley's Courtyards:

Buy a "Leaf" for the Courtyard Legacy Tree Fundraiser

If you haven't yet donated, now's your chance! We still have an empty Science Courtyard that needs landscaping. Donate a leaf to the Langley Legacy Tree, the beautiful wall sculpture that is "growing" in Langley’s lobby (across from the main office). The Legacy Tree is a permanent and prominent record of generous courtyard contributors. Choose your engraved message — leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends! Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200) and acorn or bird ($500).  Questions Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com

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