Sterling Jaguar Journal

June 2021


Principal's Message

Sterling families,

Thank you for your continual support of our students in their learning. We have less than a month of the school year remaining, but every moment continues to count! Please encourage your child to arrive to school (or to online learning) on time and work their hardest. At home, enjoy books, time outside, or time cooking together to further practice their skills.


Jennifer Short, Principal

A Note From Our Counselor, Mrs. Hunt

Dear Sterling Elementary Family,

It has been my honor to serve our community for the past eight years. I am retiring at the end of this school year, and I didn’t want to leave without thanking you for sharing your children and your hearts with me. I am moving on to a full-time job as “Grammy.” I will be thinking of you all as you navigate (successfully) back to the school building. Our families are strong and have weathered much. Together you will accomplish great things!

-Mrs. Hunt

Search News

The LCPS Gifted Education Office is moving the 2020-2021 gifted eligibility process to the fall of 2021. This decision was made to ensure that the process is safe and equitable for all LCPS families. Curricular enrichment opportunities designed to develop talent will be offered for students during the first marking period. Screening and identification will begin in November.

Virtual information sessions will be held in the fall to share information with LCPS families. At that time, families can follow up with their child’s gifted resource teacher with questions.

Technology Turn-in Processes

PreK – 11th Graders: Except for graduating seniors, all students with an assigned computer planning to return to LCPS next year will maintain possession of their assigned computer over the summer break. These computers may be used for summer learning programs or securely stored in preparation for the next school year. The Department of Digital Innovation created this handout to answer questions about how to care for your computer over the summer.

Students withdrawing from LCPS: Students withdrawing from the district should return their assigned computer to their school. You will receive a hand receipt confirming the return of your assigned computer and charger. LCPS will generate an invoice for the replacement cost of any unreturned equipment. We also ask that you remove stickers to the computer before returning it.

Plug-In Ceremony

Three of our awesome fifth graders were selected by their teachers to join in the “Plug-in Ceremony” for five new Jouley electric school buses.

Interim Superintendent's Message about 2021-2022 School Year

Beginning on the first day of school, LCPS will provide instruction five days a week, in person, for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Our plan is to return students and staff to in-person instruction that will provide a robust experience in a safe learning environment.

We look forward to seeing all students return to school just as in pre-pandemic years. For those few families which, primarily due to health reasons, may need to enroll their student in distance learning, an application process will open later this month. Distance learning in the fall will be different from this year’s learning model. Families can learn more by visiting the distance learning page, and contacting their elementary school principal or their middle or high school’s counseling director.

Our classroom teachers will be teaching their in-person students. The small number of students who enroll in full-time distance learning will have dedicated teachers for their classes. Please visit the website to read more Frequently Asked Questions about returning to school in Fall 2021. Watch the video.

We look forward to seeing all of you in the Fall.

Scott A. Ziegler, Ed.D.

Interim Superintendent

Vaccine Information

Sterling families,

The Loudoun County Health Department is currently vaccinating in Phase 2 which includes all residents age 16 and older. To schedule an appointment click on link below or call 707-737-8300 every day from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Both the link below and the phone number communicate in English and Spanish.

The vaccination site is located at Dulles Town Center in Sterling. If navigating to the site by GPS, use this address: 21090 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling, VA.

The site is accessible by Loudoun County Transit on Route 82: Sterling Connector.

We want to be sure our families have important health information, and we want to help our families stay healthy. If I can help you in any way, please contact me by sending me a private message on Dojo, calling the office at 571-434-4580, or emailing me: . We care about each of you!

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PVHS Vaccine Event Instructions

Vaccine: Pfizer

Site Address: 400 West Laurel Ave., Sterling, VA 20164

The following are the instructions to schedule an appointment at the Park View High School location.

1. Visit the pre-registration website at

2. Click on the ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Signup’ tab at the top of the page.

3. Enter your email address in the email field.

4. In the ‘submit code’ field, enter the code PVHS201 and press submit code.

5. Select first AND second dose time slot.

6. Fill out the required information on the form.

7. In insurance information fields please enter insurance information like BIN Number, PCN, Group, and/or ID number. If unavailable, please type ‘NA’ in the box.

8. Once you are done answering the immunization questionnaire, you will be asked to sign twice.

9. Press the submit button at the bottom, wait for the success message page to appear, and check your email provided in the form to view your confirmation.

10. Please bring or show us the confirmation email on the day of your vaccination.


Friday, June 4:

School Spirit Day: Wear black & yellow/Jaguar gear

Tuesday, June 8:

6:30-7:30 PM: PTA Meeting

Friday, June 11:

School Spirit Day: Wear black & yellow/Jaguar gear

Student Talent Show Viewing

Monday, June 14:

6:30-7:30 PM: 5th grade promotion

Tuesday, June 15:

Last Day of School/End of 4th Marking Period

School Spirit Day: Fun in the Sun

Monday, June 21:

Report cards available on ParentVUE