Cavalier Connection

January 2021

A Message from the Principal

Happy New Year!

As we begin 2021 and look back on 2020, I want to thank our students, staff and parents for their supports and efforts to help all of us make the best of an unfortunate situation. Day after day you demonstrated your care and concern for others and your actions made a big difference. I especially want to thank all of you who stepped up to provide support and assistance to our school community during the holiday season with food, gifts and donations. It was great to see the Cavalier Spirit shining brightly in your unselfish efforts of support.

As we start the new year, we are also preparing to end our first term of this school year, which means students will be completing the classes they are currently enrolled in and will start their final set of classes at the end of the month. Right now would be an excellent opportunity for parents to work with their student to ensure all assignments are on track to be completed by this first term. Please note that Final Assessments (Exams) are cancelled for the 2020 – 2021 school year which equates to more emphasis on marking period grades. This month we will also start our registration process for the 2021-2022 school year so please look for that information which will be shared with students and parents soon.

We all know that this school year continues to be unlike any that we have had in the past and we appreciate your continued support as we continue to navigate uncharted territory. I have no doubt that we will have a great year in 2021 as long as we continue to approach the challenges that lie ahead as a united team. Our school and our students will always need the support of our parents and community to be successful…so I want to thank you in advance for the great work we are about to do this year.

It will be a Great Year to be a Cavalier in 2021!


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Registration for 2021-2022!

Please open THIS one-page document to read over the registration process. All links can be accessed using a vbschools email (all students have vbschools emails).

COVID Exposure

Please notify Mrs. Dictado, School Nurse at if you have been exposed to and/or have been tested for COVID. Documentation of COVID test results for either a positive or negative test must be provided. Please provide a good phone number so the nurse can contact you to advise when the Staff/student will be allowed to return to work/school and what documentation must be provided at that time. The school system is providing contact tracing for students and Staff as well as keeping statistics in conjunction with the Health Department. Work/school related emails are checked on evenings and weekends. Contact will be made to determine if attendance or absence is warranted.

New Mural @ PAHS

There’s a new addition at Princess Anne dedicated to the Class of 2021. Inspired by his sister’s mural for the Class of 2016, Senior David DiNardo decided it was time to take action by replacing it with one for his fellow Seniors Using the Class of 2021 theme, “Born to Sail,” David painted a mural to portray a Cavalier in motion, making the best of the times and bringing renewed PA spirit to the school community.

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Winter Sports Tryout Information

Varsity Sports (Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer, Indoor Track, Gymnastics, and Swim/Dive) will proceed with tryouts for most sports beginning this week! Swim/Dive tryouts will not begin until Monday, Jan 11.

  • If not completely previously in December, Students interested in trying out for a Varsity Winter sport must complete the following google form.
  • Students who do not complete the Tryout Registration Form may not be accepted for tryouts. NO WALK UPS ALLOWED!
  • Students must have a current (after May 1, 2020) valid VHSL Physical in order to participate. The form may be on-file or presented at the time of the tryouts. Physical forms can be found at and must include necessary parent and Dr. signatures
  • Students will be emailed additional information later tonight or tomorrow morning concerning tryouts including time and location for their respective sport.
  • IMPORTANT: Athletes MAY NOT participate on non-school teams during their season. Doing so places their teammates, coaches and other Beach teams in greater jeopardy of exposure and will not be allowed until further notice.

If you have any questions, please email

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January 26, 2021 is PSAT Day for Juniors only. If you acknowledged via our recent survey that you want your student(s) to take the PSAT, those students only will receive communication regarding the student guide, schedule, and expectations. The communication with students will begin very soon, via email, and will continue periodically in the coming weeks. I will emphasize and highlight a few areas pertaining to the PSAT in my communication with the students but if you could ensure that on PSAT Day, your student(s) are prepared and ready with two #2 pencils (no pens or mechanical pencils) and a scientific or graphing calculator, that would be helpful. Any PSAT related questions or concerns should be directed to Mr. Hunter at

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AP Exam Registration

The online payment site is through Total Registration and it is now open. In order to register, students should go to or click on the link provided on your high school’s website. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Please be sure to have a credit or debit card available before beginning registration. Registration is not complete until the student has paid and received the confirmation page that is provided at the end.

If your student qualifies for the free/reduced lunch program, your student is eligible for an exam fee waiver and can take the AP Exam for free. Students must be registered for the exam in AP Classroom and indicate in the payment section of Total Registration (TR), they qualify for free/reduced lunch. AP Exam registration payment will be pending until free/reduced lunch status is confirmed by PAHS. If your student takes an AP course via Virtual Virginia, please indicate that in the payment section of TR and that will be confirmed by the school. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. AP exam registrations that are not fully paid by Friday, March 5, 2021 may be canceled, and exams will not be ordered.

Please contact Ms. Love the AP Coordinator,, if you would like to register for an exam not listed, have questions about financial assistance, or any other questions

SAT and ACT Testing

The regular deadline for the 3/13/2021 SAT test is 2/12/2021; Late registration deadline is 2/23/2020.

The regular deadline for the 2/06/2021 ACT test is 1/08/2020: Late registration deadline is 1/15/2021.

Fall Writing SOL Test Update

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No Place for Hate Virtual Tour

Princess Anne HS is proud to promote bullying prevention in schools with a virtual tour! No Place for Hate Virtual Tour will take place on January 11, 2021 @ 1:00 PM (please note the time change. This program will be virtual and is open to all grade levels! Join us as we create a more inclusive and accepting school! To register, please click on the button below.
No Place for Hate Virtual Tour

Click here to register for this event!

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Student Services Pathway Series--Military Service Academies

Interested in learning more about military service academies? Click HERE to watch information on the different military service academies and hear from representatives from some of the key schools!
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January Gifted Newsletter

Please see the link below for the January Gifted Newsletter. Reach out to Ms. Kimball at if you have any questions!

Resources from the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

The Office of Family and Community Engagement has created a site that shows families about all the different resources available to them. To access the site, click HERE or scan the QR code. Please take a minute to check out the many resources available to our Virginia Beach families.

Family Voice Groups

The Office of Family and Community Engagement is inviting interested parents to join family voice groups to gain critical feedback from some of our most important stakeholders! Family voice groups are centered around equity and empowerment for families in the community. This group’s intention is to give identity and voice within a supportive environment. We want to listen and learn from families to increase the Division’s awareness of needs within the community. If you are interested in attending, please complete the google form here or you may contact Family Engagement Representative, Juhanna Frias at 757-524-2675 or

Class of 2021!

Class of 2021! Thinking about going to college or what to do after high school? Watch THIS video from the guidance department so you know exactly what to do! In this video, you will learn how to apply for colleges, how to apply for financial aid, and who to ask if you have questions. This video is very IMPORTANT to your senior year and your future.

ACCESS is here for you!

-Parents of Seniors - It's never too late to fill out your FAFSA. Mr. Altman is standing by to assist you. Simply go to the PA website and go to the Guidance page to book an appointment. Please contact Mr. Altman if you any have questions -

-Parents of Juniors - Be sure to sign up for the ACCESS/Khan Academy Cohort. All the documents needed can be found in Mr. Altman's "Virtual Office" link on the Guidance page of the PA website. You get 2 free SATs when you sign up (a $129 savings on test fees)! Please contact Mr. Altman if you any have questions -

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Click HERE to read more about this wonderful opportunity!
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PTSA Store

Click to join or order our merchandise!

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Student Safety Protocols

PAHS maintains a commitment to putting safety first and it is important all students and staff adhere to the following safety protocols upon a return to face-to-face instruction:

  • Use the COVID-19 Self-Screening Questionnaire prior to coming to school and stay home if you can answer yes to any of the questions.
  • Masks or cloth face coverings are required to be worn over the mouth and nose except when eating or drinking.
  • When eating or drinking, maintain at least six feet of distance from others.
  • Not wearing a mask may result in being sent home and disciplinary consequences.
  • Maintain at least three feet of social distance from others while wearing a mask.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and warm water.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (provided in each classroom and throughout the school) when hand washing is not possible.
  • Follow one-way directional signs when traveling through hallways.
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Welcome to the PAHS Library Media Center!

Hundreds of our wonderful library books from last year were never returned. We understand the past nine months have been trying on us all, but if you could check with your children to see if they have any library books and return them to school, we would be so appreciative. Books can be returned to a book drop outside the main entrance to the building.

Our LMS is open for business! Please click HERE for instructions on book checkout. If you have any questions, contact Megan Moore or Courtney Porter.
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7 Cups

Need to talk to someone? 7cups has trained volunteer listeners, specifically for teens, available 24/7 to give emotional support over the phone. When you need someone to talk to, they are available to listen and help you feel better. It's anonymous and completely free, so you can chat confidentially whenever you need to! You can also join their lively teen community forums and chat rooms to share with peers who understand what you're going through. Get support and make new friends along the way.

The 7 Cups app is available on iOS and Android

Best Apple iOS app for Anxiety, Stress & Depression Relief based on Chat, Therapy, Counseling & Mindfulness Meditation

Best Android App for Anxiety, Stress & Depression Relief based on Chat, Therapy, Counseling & Mindfulness Meditation

Administrator/Counselor Alpha Assignments

Please click on the button to see who your child's administrator and counselor are.

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20-21 School Calendar

Please check this calendar frequently as it is subject to change.