Weekly Update

September 9, 2022

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REPOSITORY OF TEACHER ONE PAGERS

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LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

Office of Special Education

Administration Building

21000 Education Court, 4th Floor

Ashburn, VA 20148

Telephone: 571-252-1011

FAX: 571-252-1244

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is asking for families who have a child with a disability and adult students who have a disability and are provided special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to participate in the 2021-2022 Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey.

El Departamento de Educación de Virginia (VDOE, por sus siglas en inglés) solicita a las familias que tienen un hijo con una discapacidad y estudiantes adultos con una discapacidad y reciben servicios de educación especial a través de un Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) que participen en la Encuesta de Participación de los Padres Indicador 8 del 2021-2022.
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Ms. Stecura is Loudoun Valley’s School Testing Coordinator. Her office is located in the main office. The best way to contact Ms. Stecura is through email at melissa.stecura@lcps.org.


The LVHS Testing Website has more information about testing.


AP Testing information and schedule.


PSAT information.

iReady Testing

Students in grades 9-12 will take the online, computer adaptive i-Ready assessment in their English course:

  • Fall Window: Aug. 29-Sept. 23

  • Winter Window: Jan. 2-20

  • Spring Window: May 8-Jun. 2

The assessment requires students to read passages and answer questions, lasting about 45-60 minutes. Students may complete the assessment in two sessions, if needed; however, the assessment should not last longer than 75 minutes (total). The assessment data is used by English teachers to differentiate instruction and identify literacy needs. Students must bring a fully-charged LCPS device on test day. Headphones are highly encouraged.


Parents will receive a score report with their student’s reading achievement scores several weeks after the test window, in ParentVUE under the Documents tab. Questions about the i-Ready or Reading Inventory Assessment can be directed to your student’s English teacher.

Map Testing

LCPS administers NWEA’s MAP Growth tests in Math each fall, winter, and spring to high school students enrolled in Algebra I and Geometry to determine their instructional readiness level and measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year. The fall MAP Growth testing schedule is August 29- September 16. Students should bring fully charged LCPS-issued devices and headphones on test day.


MAP Growth tests are adaptive, providing a detailed picture of what your student knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below grade level expectations. MAP Growth tests also provide immediate and accurate information about your student’s learning, enabling teachers to personalize instruction to meet students’ needs. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.lcps.org/Page/217792

AP QUICK LINKS

AP TESTING LETTER FOR PARENTS

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FOLLOW OUR COUNSELING DEPARTMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: @LVHS_Counseling

Instagram: @valleyschoolcounseling

STUDY SKILLS & ACADEMIC MOTIVATION PRESENTATIONS

LCPS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

This website offers comprehensive mental health services, support and resources provided by our Unified Mental Health Teams (counselors, psychologists, social workers, school nurses, and student assistance specialists) who can assist and direct families to the right level of services or interventions.


Available information includes:

  • How to contact your school’s Unified Mental Health Team
  • Resources for parents
  • Suicide prevention resources
  • LCPS mental and behavioral health services
  • Substance use prevention and intervention services
  • Resources for families of LGBTQ+ students and families
  • Community resources


To access the mental health website created by the Department of Student Services, please visit: www.lcps.org/MentalHealthServices

MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

As we approach Mental Health Awareness Month, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and the Unified Mental Health Team (UMHT) at Loudoun Valley want to remind you of the opportunities and resources available to students and families. The Loudoun Valley Unified Mental Health Team supports the mental health of all Loudoun Valley students.

PARTNER NEWSLETTER

SUICIDE PREVENTION SEMINAR

RECOVERY FROM VAPING

A former LCPS student tells her story about vaping and recovery after being hospitalized. We encourage you to watch this video with your child and have a discussion about vaping. The presentation below contains her video and resources for parents about how to talk to your child about vaping along with some other resources related to drugs/alcohol. If you have questions please contact Amy Emery, Student Assistance Specialist, at amy.emery@lcps.org.

LOUDOUN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

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COLLEGE VISITS

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Tue September 13, 2022

12:30 PM


Shenandoah University

Tue September 13, 2022

2:25 PM


University of Arizona

Wed September 14, 2022

10:25 AM


Northern Virginia Community College - Loudoun

Wed September 14, 2022

12:30 PM


Randolph College

Wed September 14, 2022

3:50 PM


George Washington University

Mon September 19, 2022

12:30 PM


Elon University

Tue September 20, 2022

10:25 AM


University of Kentucky

Tue September 20, 2022

12:30 PM


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Wed September 21, 2022

10:25 AM


Washington and Lee University

Thu September 22, 2022

10:25 AM


Hollins University

Thu September 22, 2022

2:25 PM

NOVA FINANCIAL AID SEMINARS

Financial Aid 101

What is Financial Aid? How do I apply? What factors make up my financial aid award? How do I qualify for the most $$$?

These questions and more will be covered in our Financial Aid 101 session. Information applies to ALL institutions.

Open Q&A to address your individual questions!

September 29, 2022, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Loudoun Valley HS



FAFSA Filing Workshops

Bring Your Financial Aid Documentation and File Your FAFSA On the Spot (see attachment)

Learn the Ins and Outs of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Open Q&A to address your individual questions!

October 15, 2022, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Woodgrove HS

LCPS COLLEGE FAIR

Sunday, September 25, 2022

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Independence High School

23115 Learning Circle

Ashburn, VA 20148


The Loudoun Education Foundation is pleased to support the 2022 LCPS College Fair, designed to connect high school students with opportunities in higher education. It is one of the largest college fairs in the region, featuring nearly 200 colleges and universities from around the nation, as well as representatives from every branch of the U.S. military. Each year. the fair draws thousands of students and their families.

ALCANZA COLLEGE FAIR

Greetings from George Mason University!


We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 22nd Annual ALCANZA College Fair! Mason hosts ALCANZA as part of our effort to inform Latinx high school students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area about opportunities in higher education. With your participation, we hope to provide information essential to the college application and financial aid process and encourage students to pursue their education beyond high school. More than 200 colleges and universities from all over the nation attend ALCANZA for the opportunity to meet with over 2,000 high school students. We are excited to welcome you to the EagleBank Arena in October!

Please note that this event is geared toward Latinx students and we ask that you prioritize attendance for members of that community in your schools.



The ALCANZA College Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Opening Session: 10:30 - 11 a.m.

College Fair: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

EagleBank Arena

George Mason University - Fairfax Campus



Register TODAY! Space is limited.

https://go.gmu.edu/alcanza-HS

Various student and teacher resources can be found on our website linked here. These include a Preparing for College Calendar, College Fair Tips, and fair flyers in English and Spanish.

Please feel free to pass this information along to your colleagues from other schools who you believe may have interested students! If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail admevent@gmu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

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RE-LINKYOUR HARRIS TEETER ACCOUNT BY OCTOBER 1

Please help Loudoun Valley High School earn cash awards when shopping at Harris Teeter. And it’s easy! At Harris Teeter, our Together in Education (TIE) code is 1800. You do have to update this information every year, so please designate Loudoun Valley High School by October 1st. Thanks so much for helping us get the money we need for resources to support staff and students at Valley!


To recap, by October 1st please designate Loudoun Valley with this code:

Harris Teeter = 1800

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CAFETERIA ACCOUNT

If you have money to put on your account, you can bring it to the cafeteria in the mornings.

EDITING SPENDING LIMITS

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Tri-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY ENROLLMENT IS OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14!

Tri-M Music Honor Society enrollment is open through September 14! Are you a registered music student? Do you love helping others through music? If so, check out our academic requirements, application, and important dates HERE. See Ms. Holowecki in the Orchestra Room or email Kelly.Holowecki@lcps.org if you have any questions.
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TICKET SPICKET

LCPS will be using Ticket Spicket digital tickets for all high school athletic regular season events. Tickets can be purchased using the Ticket Spicket website or app.

Please Note: Tickets can not be redeemed prior to the event. Tickets must be presented to the event staff before being redeemed.

2022-23 Ticket and Annual Pass Prices

  • Tickets for regular-season events: $7 per ticket
  • All LCPS Access Pass: $500 provides access to home and away regular season athletic competitions held at any LCPS high school (each member in the immediate household will receive a pass with purchase of this package)
  • Family Pass: $250 provides entrance to all regular season home games for the selected school (each member in the immediate household will receive a pass with purchase of this package)
  • Individual Adult Pass: $125
  • LCPS Student Pass: $100

Additional information along with helpful resources about Ticket Spicket can be found at LCPS.org.

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Our General Meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. The meetings will normally be held in the school library. Our first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.


Join us on Tuesday, September 20th for a spirit night at Manhattan Pizza. Mention LVAB and enjoy dinner.


Subscribe to our newsletter to learn what we do each month. https://lvboosters.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe...


With the start of Fall sports, now is the time to stock up on winter gear! Order Valley swag for your Viking today! Check out our online store! New foldable stadium chair is one of our new hot items! Check it out at https://lvab.company.site/?lang=en&from_admin=&vertical=other&ltclid=04b71926-8945-4ef3-ac7d-931cf645feb1


Please share any team announcements, games information, athlete/team recognition or pictures with Jennifer Willard at pr@lvboosters.org or via text at 540-687-0201.


- Your Loudoun Valley Athletic Boosters

ATTN: SENIOR PARENTS!

If you have a senior athlete go to www.lvboosters.org and click on Fall AD Program to find more information on how to purchase a Senior AD for the LVHS Senior Night Football program on 10/21.

YARD SIGNS

Support your Loudoun Valley Athletic Boosters and get your Viking athlete a personalized yard sign for $25!!


Click on the following link to order: https://www.loudounlawnexpressions.com/products/valley-boosters-fundraiser?variant=41260745883830


Please share any team announcements, games information, athlete/team recognition or pictures with Jennifer Willard at pr@lvboosters.org or via text at 540-687-0201.


Here's to a great season!


- Your Loudoun Valley Athletic Boosters

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WHAT TO DO IF LCPS GO IS DOWN

Direct Links for Students to Instructional Tools


TOOL: Google

LINK: https://drive.google.com

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google: student email address IDnumber@lcps.org, i.e. 000000@lcps.org


TOOL: Schoology

LINK: https://learn.lcps.org

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google


TOOL: Google Meet

LINK: https://meet.google.com/ OR the link you created for your class

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google


TOOL: Clever (for app integrations)

LINK: https://clever.com/

HOW TO SIGN IN: Student ID and Password


TOOL: StudentVue

LINK: https://portal.lcps.org/

HOW TO SIGN IN: Student ID and Password


FAQs

I've used the links and received sign-in errors. Is my password wrong?

Sometimes an LCPS Go outage is limited to LCPS Go, and other times it may be a network problem affecting multiple sites. In this instance, a password or other sign-in error may or may not reflect the actual problem. Wait and try later, refresh your browser window, and clear the cache if needed.

HIGH SCHOOL TOOLKIT

STUDENT SOFTWARE CATALOG

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

It is the intention of Loudoun County Public Schools to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.


Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) performs routine inspections of several school buildings and staff facilities in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). As required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the EPA, this notification is to inform you that asbestos-containing material (ACM) is present and managed in several locations in Insert School Name.


Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was used extensively in many building materials because of its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire-retarding capabilities. While virtually any building constructed in the United States from the 1940s to the late 1970s contains some asbestos, intact and undisturbed asbestos-containing materials generally do not pose a health risk. Schools are held to a higher standard for management than residences or privately-owned buildings.


In our school, known areas of ACM are inspected semi-annually by licensed LCPS personnel and every three years by licensed third-party inspectors to ensure that the material remains in good condition and does not pose an exposure hazard for building occupants. Any materials found to be in unacceptable condition or impacted by planned building work are removed by licensed professionals. Records of all inspections, response actions, and sampling data are compiled in the school’s Asbestos Management Plan document. This document also indicates the locations where asbestos-containing materials may be present.


In 2020-2021, the following inspections and response actions were performed:

- February 2021 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- August 2021 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- February 2022 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- August 2022 Triennial Inspection (Third Party), All Known ACM


You are welcome to review a copy of any facility’s Asbestos Management Plan in the administrative office of the school. In addition, copies of all Management Plans are maintained in the Loudoun County Public Schools Facilities Services Environmental Division offices, located at 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg, Virginia. For all inquiries regarding the asbestos management plan and asbestos-related issues in our facilities please contact the LCPS designated asbestos program manager, Cristina Windover, at Cristina.Windover@LCPS.org or 571-252-1934.


Loudoun County Public Schools is committed to providing safe schools for all students and employees in our district and we thank you for your attention to this important issue.

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