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Langley HS Return To School 2020-2021  
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
Join the PTSA & Principal Greer Sept 23rd for our 1st Meeting

Our first of five PTSA Meetings is Wednesday, September 23rd, from 9:30-11am. Please join us to hear the latest news of what’s happening in and around Langley, from PTSA committee chairs and Principal Greer. There will be Q & A if time permits. 

 

The meeting will take place on Blackboard Collaborate Please click here for the meeting link, and you may also click here for the minutes from our last PTSA General Meeting on March 11th, which PTSA members will vote to approve on September 23.

Update on Return to In-Person Instruction

On Tuesday, September 22nd, at 4 p.m., Superintendent Brabrand will present to the School Board updated information on health and operational metrics to guide the decision-making process to resume in-person instruction.

The work session can be viewed on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 or on the FCPS website. It will also be available for viewing later on the FCPS YouTube channel.

Textbook and Materials Distribution

Textbook and other materials distribution will be held in the main gym on the following dates and times:

Monday, September 14th; 9:30 – 3:30 
Tuesday, September 15th; 3:30 – 7:30 
Wednesday, September 16th; 3:30 – 7:30 
Thursday, September 17th; 3:30 – 7:30 
Monday, September 21st; 9:30 – 3:30 


The process will be as follows:

  • Students should sign up for a time slot (15 students per 10 minute intervals) and should bring their schedules with them to their appointment time.  

  • Only students may enter the main gym (enter through entrance12)  

  • Tables will be set up by departments and students will visit each department for which they will need a book.

  • Students should bring a bag to carry all of his or her books and supplies.

  • Once the student has collected all books and/or supplies, the student will exit the gym through entrance 13.

  • All students must wear a mask covering the mouth and nose at all times and physical distancing must be maintained at all times while in the gym. (6 feet)

Langley Offers Onsite SAT To All Seniors

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Langley High School twelfth graders will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day test. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take the SAT. The optional essay component and subject tests will not be offered on this date.

General information about the SAT test format is available on the College Board webpage. September 23 has been designated for asynchronous learning, so students who choose to take the SAT will not miss synchronous learning time with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules, bus transportation, and specific safety protocols in the coming weeks. Final confirmation of SAT School Day testing will be based on health department guidance in September.

If you have questions about the SAT School Day administration, please contact Janice Dabroski at jldabroski@fcps.edu

PSAT Test Update

FCPS is moving forward with plans to host the PSAT/NMSQT test for all juniors in October (tentatively scheduled for 10/14) . FCPS will cover the cost for the PSAT/NMSQT for any interested eleventh grade student, and additional details about the specific test date and registration process will be shared by schools in September. In the spring, FCPS plans to offer tenth grade students the opportunity to take the PSAT, and will share additional information as we get closer to that time.

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

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

Senior Portrait Dates & Attire

September 8-9 and 14-18

Langley Hall

Information regarding an appointment with Lifetouch/Prestige will be mailed to your home.

  • Student must not have a fever or be exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms

  • Student must maintain distance & wear a mask when not being photographed

  • Only students with appointments will be permitted to enter the building, no accompanying friends or family

 

In an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19, students must provide their own semi-formal attire for their senior yearbook portraits.

Suggestions include:

  • Solid color clothing

  • Dress shirts and ties, with or without suit jackets

  • Blouses or dresses with sleeves or straps*

*The senior portrait is a head and shoulders crop, so strapless tops or dresses are discouraged in order to avoid appearing undressed.

PTSA EVENTS
(see the LHS School Calendar for complete list of LHS events)
Reflections Contest

The theme for this year's PTSA Reflections contest is, "I Matter Because..."

Please consider sharing your artistic side with this contest. All entries are digital and the due date is October 7, so the last week of summer is a perfect time to create something.  Categories are: Dance, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, Photography, and Visual Arts. 

See https://www.vapta.org/programs/arts-and-education/reflections-top for guidelines, category rules, and to see some winners from last year.  Sending in your art has never been easier! We will do everything via DropBox and email. 

Interested? Any questions? Email Sara Koenig at langleyreflections@gmail.com

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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