SVHS Green and Gold

Dr. Cohen/Mr. Smith's Newsletter to the SVHS Community

December 13, 2020 Edition

For spirit wear purchases:

Seneca Valley Online SPIRIT WEAR!!!

Seneca Valley is excited to offer online sales of the spirit wear we used to sell on-site (and more!) through our local vendor, VerTee Shirts. Check it out!

VerTee Shirts: https://svhs.spiritsale.com (T-shirts, sweatshirts, lounge pants, fleece jackets, and masks)

SVHS Spirit Wear can also be purchased at the following sites.

Squad Locker: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/eagles-287838

BSN: https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/maryland/germantown/seneca-valley-high-school

Want a SVHS License Plate? Please visit the School website for details. https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools//senecavalleyhs/about/ptsa/spiritsales/

Brick ordering deadline approaching!

December 31, 2020 is the deadline to order your custom engraved brick for the new school building! The first order of engraved bricks will be placed in January with installation following on the new stadium concourse! The hundreds of bricks ordered come from every class since the first graduates in the late 1970s to the present. Memories, inside jokes, teams, and clubs are all included in great sayings by alumni and current students. A second order will likely be placed in the future as space allows.


Order here with PayPal, Credit or Debit www.engravedbricks.com/campaign/svhs

Questions? email eaglesboosters21@gmail.com

NEW: Senior Portraits Available

Seneca Valley High School Senior portraits, including make-up day portraits are now online for viewing and ordering! You should have received an email from Freed Photography with your student's private gallery information. If you have not received this (check your spam too), please contact them at support@freedphoto.com or call 301.652.5452.

NEW: Health Professions Club Service Project

Well done to Ms. Shute and our Health Professions Club for completing a virtual service project over the last few weeks. Members wrote personal notes of appreciation and poems honoring the work of the staff at AHC Shady Grove Medical Center. These students make us #SVPROUD!

NEW: Additional Food Distribution Dates

We know that many of our families continue to experience food insecurity. We do not usually provide meal service on holiday breaks, but this year is very different.


We are very excited that the Division of Food and Nutrition Services will be distributing meals for 4 days on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd for the long weekend at our usual times – 11:00 – 1:00 pm at all current meal sites (including buses).

On Tuesday, December 29th , we will be distributing 5 day breakfast and lunch meal kits plus a breakfast for Monday, January 4th to youth.


In order to plan for these additional food distributions, families are being asked to complete the google form linked below, in English and Spanish. It is how meals are being preordered.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhwPe1C0seWqFuzJxQ_YbFw9WTkllmZTEckzEeLVw96z7Rxg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628

NEW: PSAT Administration January 26

Dear Class of 2022 Students and Parents,

This is to inform you of the opportunity, as health and safety conditions allow, to take the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This test is usually offered in October but due to COVID-19, College Board is providing high schools across the country with another opportunity to administer the test on this date. Please note that this administration will have the same benefits as the October PSAT/NMSQT, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. ​To learn more about the benefits of taking the PSAT, please click here.

Based on College Board guidance and group size protocols, this PSAT administration will be offered to interested Grade 11 students only. The PSAT 10 (PSAT for Grade 10 students) will have testing windows available later in Spring 2021 and will not be part of the January administration. There will be a $17 testing fee for the assessment. To support students during this challenging time, students who qualify for fee waivers can indicate this on the registration form.

Please note that not all Grade 11 students are required to take the PSAT. It is only being offered if you are interested. We are also planning to offer the SAT School Day in spring 2021 for Grade 11 students. For the PSAT, interested Grade 11 students, students seeking SAT practice and official score reporting, and students interested in National Merit are encouraged to register.

If you are interested in taking the PSAT, please fill out the Registration Google Form here. This form is just to gather information so we can determine approximately how many students would ​like to take the PSAT. We would like for you to complete and submit the registration form by December 21st. Once you complete the form (if interested in testing), we will reach out at a later date with updated information.

If you have any questions, please contact

NEW: Seniors (Class of 2021) Testing Requirements Update

  • The State BOE on Monday, December 7th granted a waiver for Seniors regarding the government assessment. That waiver is reflected in the requirements listed below.
  • To provide you with clarity around the current MHSA requirements for Seniors graduating in SY2021 (June or August), please review the following.


Algebra 1

Course credit earned in Algebra 1 AND

· Take Algebra 1 HSA or Algebra 1 PARCC prior to 2016-2017, OR

· Pass Algebra 1 assessment, OR

· Take the Algebra 1 assessment in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021


English 10

Course credit earned in English 10 or equivalent, or ESOL 3 or higher AND

· Pass English Language Arts/Literacy assessment, OR

· Take the English Language Arts/Literacy assessment in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021


Government

Course credit earned in National, State, and Local Government or equivalent, AND

· Pass Government assessment, OR

· Students graduating in 2021 have been granted an exception by the State BOE and are not required to pass or take the assessment or complete a Bridge Project.


Science

· Take the no-fault Maryland Integrated Science Assessment

NEW: "Ask your Librarian" Zoom Office Hours

  • Do you need help troubleshooting a tech problem?
  • Are you looking for a good book to read?
  • Do you need help with research for a class assignment?
  • Are you confused about APA or MLA styles for citing sources?
  • Could you use an extra set of eyes to look at your EE, IA, or college essay?
  • Do you just want to drop by to say "Hi"? 👋

Ms. Little, our school library media specialist, hosts weekly Zoom Office Hours to support students with all of the above and more! She has “drop in” office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:30 pm and Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, and is also available by appointment. The link for the Zoom and more information are available in the Virtual Library Media Center in myMCPS Classroom/Canvas.

NEW: Technology Reminders for SVHS Students

Do you need a Chromebook?

If you do not currently have an MCPS Chromebook and would like one so that you can participate and engage in your classes, please call the main office at 240-740-6400 or email Mr. Johnson, our Media Services Technician, at michael_t_johnson@mcpsmd.org. We will make arrangements for you to pick one up at school. When picking up your Chromebook, please arrive prepared with your student ID# and don’t forget to wear a mask.


Do you need to replace a broken Chromebook?

If your MCPS Chromebook is not working, you will need to take the broken device to 45 W. Gude Drive in Rockville for a replacement. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. Effective 11/11/20, distribution moved to the left side of the building - look for the black gate between the loading dock and reserved parking spaces. Arrive prepared with your student ID# and don’t forget to wear a mask.


Do you need a MiFi for Internet Access?

Ask a SVHS staff member to request a MiFi on behalf of a student. Once approved, the MiFi will be delivered to SVHS and a staff member will contact the family to make arrangements to pick up the device at the school. Parents/guardians will need to sign a permission form (English|español) when picking up the device. Directions for setting up the device are available in English and español.


Do you need tech support?


Please email Community Tech Support at CommunityTechSupport@mcpsmd.org or call 240-740-7020 or 240-740-7022 between 7am - 8pm, M-F. NOTE: Seneca’s own ITSS, Mr. Josh Dillow, answers calls placed to 240-740-7022 between 5:30-8:00pm M-F.

NEW: Book Club Meetings this Week

The Black-Eyed Susan Book Club and our Project LIT Chapter will be meeting this week. Join members of the Black-eyed Susan Book Club on Monday, December 14th, from 2:45-3:30 pm to discuss the book Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes and talk about other good books to read over winter break. Project LIT will meet on Wednesday, December 16th from 2:00-3:00 pm to discuss the book Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. Both books are available in Sora, our online reading platform. Find the Zoom link and learn more about our book clubs in the Virtual SV Library Media Center in myMCPS Classroom/Canvas.

NEW: Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) - Create a Digital Account

Students aged 13 and older may apply for a digital account (younger than 13 apply with their parent/guardian), which provides online access to all our resources and the student may place holds on library materials, which then may be picked up through the Holds2Go program.

  1. Go to: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/
  2. Click on “Get a Library Card”
  3. Click on “Get a Digital Library Card Now”
  4. Fill out the Online Registration form completely (including Library = select any of our libraries)
  5. Check your email and record your account number and note the PIN that you selected.

More information about the many resources available through MCPL is available in the “Read Online” flag in the Virtual SV Library Media Center in myMCPS Classroom/Canvas. Please also feel free to reach out to Ms. Little, our school librarian, if you have any questions about creating and using an account with MCPL.


Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) - MoComOnline Contest and Virtual Event

MoComOnline 2021, is an all day, all ages virtual event celebrating all things comics, graphic novels, and fandoms! It is scheduled for Saturday, January 16.

  • As part of the event, there are Art, Cosplay, and Essay contests with prizes awarded in each category. Entries are due between November 23 and December 23, 2020. Three age groups include Child (ages 0-12), Teen (ages 13-17) and Adult (ages 18+). Limit one entry per category per person.

For more information, see www.mcpl.link/MoComCon

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NEW: Counselor LIVE Chat

Counselors are now available for live chat sessions EVERYDAY via Zoom. Please use your student's sign in credentials to access the session. Click HERE to access counselor's availability. *Please note that you may be required to wait briefly in the waiting room while the counselor is meeting with another parent and/or student."

Don't Forget to Activate Your ParentVue Account!

Did You Forget?


Dear Parents:

You may have forgotten to sign up for ParentVUE!

ParentVue is the brand new, powerful, single location for all information about how your child is doing in school. ParentVUE is also a new tool we use to stay connected with you.

When you are logged into ParentVUE you can:

  • See your child’s schedule.
  • Check your child’s grades (and report card).
  • Check your child’s assignments.
  • Send a message to your child’s teacher.
  • Update your contact information


Soon, you will even be able to see a report on Student Service Learning Hours (SSL)!


If you haven’t yet activated your account, please be on the lookout for an email and/or a notification via U.S. mail because soon, we will send you a new activation letter. Once you’ve received your activation letter simply visit www.MCPSParentVUE.org to activate your account.


If you have already activated your ParentVUE account, you will not receive a notification because you are already enjoying the benefits of ParentVUE.


Parent Vue is built on the powerful Synergy platform; ‘Teachers put their energy into Synergy, and so should you!’


If for some reason you do not receive your notification in the coming weeks, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sincerely,

Marc Cohen, Principal

Scott Smith, Principal Intern

NEW: This Week's Notes from the College & Career Center

Attention Students of all Grades!!

If you think you may qualify for Free/Reduced Meals, please apply. FARMS status can qualify you for College Application Fee and/or testing waivers.

· Click for more information

College Applications - Seniors

If applicable, please keep working on your College Application Packet. Everything you need to do for submitting college applications, including instructions, is on this document.

COLLEGE APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS! - Seniors

See the link below for fee waiver codes for a few Maryland Colleges or Universities (and 1 Virginia University). These codes can be used regardless of FARMS status. Some deadlines may have passed, but others are still active.

Naviance

Please make sure you can log into your Naviance account. Many students are starting Naviance lessons or will be soon. There are two methods to login: using a password and Single Sign On.

We are encouraging students to use the Single Sign-On (click here to see how) as you do not need to enter your password to login. You need to be logged into your MCPS Google Account for this to work and for you to access the icon on your Google waffle. You may also sign into your account via the Naviance Link. If you have forgotten your password, you should be able to reset using your MCPS ID number or MCPS Google email.

If you are having issues logging in, please reach out to Mr. Nalda.

PSAT Testing - Juniors


Reminder - Class of 2022 parents (or guardians) should have received an email earlier this week regarding PSAT Testing for Juniors on January 26, 2021. Please read that information carefully. If any juniors are interested in taking the PSAT, please complete and submit the registration form provided on the email by December 21. Once they complete the form, we will reach out at a later date with updated information. Please reach out to Ms. Wanzer if you have any questions.

Upcoming Scholarships

  • December 15* - BURGER KING Scholars Program - multiple awards ranging from $1,000-$50,000; senior; min 2.5 GPA; must enroll at a school full-time next Fall; recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.
    • *Scholarship closes on Dec. 15 or when 50,000 applications are submitted, whichever occurs first.
  • December 15 - Finz & Finz Fighting Injustice Scholarship - 1-$1,000, 1-$500, and 1-$250 award; seniors; U.S. Residents; must plan to attend law school; transcript; photo; submit an essay of up to 1,500 words on the following topic: How have the events of 2020 impacted the fight against injustice and uplifted those who face unfair disadvantages?
  • December 15 - Sisters Y Hermanas Scholarship - multiple awards: $1,000, access to our new tool kit, and mentorship opportunities; Brothers With Books is launching the Sisters Y Hermanas Scholarship to help highlight and reward Black and Brown high school girls in Montgomery County; write a 500-word essay on what the word community means to you and what members of the Montgomery County community can do to support Black and Brown women and girls more.

College Board Scholarships - opportunity to win up to $40,000! For Juniors & Seniors. Available to Seniors through February 28, 2021.

Click here to see the SVHS Scholarships Page for more opportunities.

Next Week's College Visits - Juniors & Seniors

· Flyer for Week of Dec 14 - Dec 18

· Full List of College Visits

Upcoming Virtual Events

ROTC scholarship Information Session

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship is one of the most valuable college scholarships in the United States. It pays up to full tuition, a monthly salary, and a yearly book allowance for those applicants who wish to become officers in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines. Do you know that you do not have to be in JROTC to qualify to apply? Come find out how to apply and get connected with people who can help you with the process.

§ Monday, Dec. 14 @ 3pm

§ Registration link: click here

§ Click here for flyer

MC Raptor Chat: Scholarship Series - Seniors

§ Monday, December 14 @ 6pm

§ Topic: Maryland State Scholarship Programs & MC Enrollment Steps

§ Click Here to Register

MCPS Let's Talk Careers - Government (all grades)

Let’s Talk Careers is a new speaker series for experts to share their career path stories and industry expertise. Each session will be moderated by MCPS students.

§ Wednesday, December 16,10:00 -11:30 AM

§ INDUSTRY: Government

§ click here for the flyer

FAFSA - Seniors

The FAFSA is now open for eligible seniors to start filling out! The FAFSA is the financial aid form to request financial aid to go to college. Please see the SVHS College & Career Financial Aid Page to for more information about the FAFSA:

SVHS December College & Career Newsletter

REPEAT: The Sisters y Hermanas Scholarship

The Sisters Y Hermanas Scholarship will help highlight and reward Black and Brown high school girls in Montgomery County - $1000 to recipients. The deadline for online application and submission is Midnight December 15, 2020. First-place winners will be notified and announced by December 24, 2020.

Here’s the link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-Iu9VGca8L4yDdwn7doJ6--AOrVAcZVMuXqKwTZ6yZB-Vag/viewform

REPEAT: SVHS Cybersecurity Club - Join Now!

Do you love spending time on your computer and game consoles? Do you like playing games and solving puzzles? Are you interested in developing skills in code breaking, ethical hacking, and password cracking? Are you interested in joining a club that functions totally online, in this virtual world??? Join the CYBER SECURITY club at SVHS where you can work with other students to develop skills in cyber security by playing fun competitive games! Anyone of any grade can join! No previous computer or cybersecurity knowledge is necessary! It’s easy and fun to get started, and you haven’t missed any meetings yet! We’ll be having our first meeting soon. Email Mr. Vargo at George_Vargo@mcpsmd.org for more info or to sign up!
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REPEAT: IB Spotlight

This month we are focused on the ATL category COMMUNICATION, which is also the MYP cluster. Our Learner Profile attribute is OPEN-MINDED..


COMMUNICATION is an essential experience in our lives. Communication is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of ideas, feelings, intentions, attitudes, expectations, perceptions, or commands, as by speech, non-verbal gestures, and writings. It is by communicating with others how people learn about our ideas and how we figure out what others think. Without communication no meaning is exchanged, no ideas are shared, and new ideas will remain unrevealed. Communication is especially important today in our society.

We need to develop strong communication skills to express ourselves with clarity, to ask strong questions and provoke big ideas. Through effective communication we will be part of the creation of concepts that might influence others and might become a turning point in a particular time, and it is for this reason that we need to be active listeners as well, for many times the opportunities for communicating and exchanging ideas will be around us, and we need to take advantage.

To be successful in this time when information inundates us, we need to be able to communicate ideas effectively. Students need to develop this vital skill, as it provides opportunities to learn more, to influence others positively , and to be part of change.

As OPEN-MINDED individuals, we “understand and appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. We are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.”

IB students have a deep understanding of various cultures and views, bringing an appreciation of new views to both their academic study and their involvement in local and wider communities. The international mindedness compliments the missions of the best colleges, trade schools, and universities.

Students are especially open-minded during registration when they consider all their course options and can complement this with being a risk-taker and challenging themselves to take rigorous courses.

Students are effective COMMUNICATORS when they OPEN-MINDED to look at different perspectives. Other people’s views might be different to your own. OPEN-MINDED COMMUNICATORS actively listen to the perspectives of others and allow people the chance to convince you of their ideas or points of view.

Please don’t forget to complete the IB Student of the Month Survey to recognize an IB Student (full IB Diploma Career-related, or Certificate) for doing a great job or showing improvement with ATL skills or the LP in your classroom. Each month student(s) will be recognized in the last week of the month in Dr. Cohen's Smore newsletter.

STAFF SHOUTOUT for being open-minded and actively engaged in school wide MYP training as a BIG first step in implementing MYP in our Wall to Wall IB School. And a special SHOUT-OUT to Kim Becraft, the MYP Coordinator who took the lead on this training and did an amazing job organizing and effectively communicating with all throughout it.

Are you a rising junior interested in the FULL IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM or the CAREER_RELATED PROGRAM - please contact Natasha Ezerski (IB DP/CP Coordinator). And as always, Kim Becraft, (MYP Coordinator) is available to answer questions.

REPEAT: Culture of Respect Lessons

Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to ensuring our students are equipped with the information needed to be able to recognize signs of bullying/cyber bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment), hate-bias incidents, hazing, intimidation, and student gender norms. An online student training lesson, entitled "Culture of Respect," has been developed for students in grades 6 through 12. This online training lesson provides critical information that will help students better recognize the signs of inappropriate behaviors, including the various ways to report alleged/concerning incidents. The training includes a student survey that will provide school leaders with valuable data to assess the current culture and climate of respect at their schools and determine potential next steps to plan for improvements. Students will earn two SSL hours to complete the training.


The objectives of the training module are for students to know and be able to:

• Review collective responsibilities in promoting a positive school culture and ensuring the physical, social, and emotional safety for all students in alignment with the MCPS Be Well 365 initiative. Define bullying, cyberbullying, harassment (including sexual harassment), hate-bias, hazing,

intimidation, and student gender norms.

• Recognize signs of hazing, bullying, and harassment, including sexual harassment/assault.

Identify reporting procedures to inform school administration of potential concerns and incidents.

• Analyze different scenarios and discuss possible consequences per the MCPS Student Code of Conduct Complete a feedback questionnaire, including an activity to help school administration gauge the level of concern in each of the areas addressed in the training module.


The Culture of Respect training will be completed through fifth period Advisory on December 11th or December 15th, 2020. Students may see the survey in their Canvas classroom before then, but do not need to do anything until their designated day in Advisory.


If you have any questions about the topics that will be covered, please contact me, or Elizabeth Maxey at elizabeth_maxey@mcpsmd.org.


If you have any questions or concerns about the topics that will be covered, please contact your student's administrator or counselor.

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Montgomery County Public Schools se compromete a asegurar que nuestros estudiantes estén equipados con la información necesaria para poder reconocer las señales de acoso/ciberacoso, acoso (incluyendo el acoso sexual), incidentes de odio-prejuicios, ritos de iniciación, intimidación y normas de género de los estudiantes. Una lección de preparación en línea para los estudiantes, titulada "Cultura de Respeto", ha sido desarrollada para los estudiantes en los Grados 6 al 12. Esta lección de preparación en línea proporciona información esencial que ayudará a los estudiantes a reconocer mejor los signos de conductas inapropiadas, incluyendo las diversas formas de reportar incidentes presuntos o preocupantes. La capacitación incluye un cuestionario para los estudiantes que proporcionará datos valiosos a los líderes escolares para evaluar la cultura y el clima actual de respeto en sus escuelas y determinar los posibles pasos siguientes para planificar mejoras. Los estudiantes obtendrán dos horas de SSL por completar la capacitación.


Los objetivos del módulo de preparación son que los estudiantes sepan y sean capaces de:

• Revisar las responsabilidades colectivas en la promoción de una cultura escolar positiva y asegurar la seguridad física, social y emocional de todos los estudiantes en consonancia con la iniciativa Be Well 365 (Estar Bien 365) de MCPS.

• Definir el acoso/intimidación (bullying), el ciberacoso, el acoso (incluido el acoso sexual), el odio prejuicios, los ritos de iniciación, la intimidación y las normas de género de los estudiantes. Reconocer los signos de ritos de iniciación, acoso y hostigamiento, incluido el acoso/agresión sexual.

• Identificar los procedimientos para reportar a la administración escolar posibles preocupaciones e incidentes. Analizar los diferentes escenarios y discutir las posibles consecuencias de acuerdo con el Código de Conducta de los Estudiantes de MCPS.

• Completar un cuestionario de comentarios, que incluye una actividad para ayudar a la administración

escolar a determinar el nivel de preocupación en cada una de las áreas abordadas en el módulo de capacitación.


La capacitación será completada durante el quinto período (Advisory) el 11 de diciembre o el 15 de diciembre, 2020. Estará accesible a todos los estudiantes a través de su página inicial de MyMCPS.


Si tienen alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre los temas que se tratarán, comuníquense conmigo o con Elizabeth Maxey en elizabeth_maxey@mcpsmd.org.

REPEAT: Boosters Engraved Bricks Campaign

About one more month to order your custom engraved brick for the new stadium concourse!

December 31, 2020 is the deadline for the first order. It's possible that there will still be available spaces in the spring but most are sold!


Please visit www.engravedbricks.com/campaign/svhs and choose up to 23 characters of personalized text on three lines.


Payment of $50 is through PayPal, credit or debit cards.


For questions, email eaglesboosters21@gmail.com

REPEAT: Free Online Access to the New York Times for Students

On Friday, November 20th, all students whose families completed the SVHS Combined Technology Consent Form, giving permission for the use of MCPS-approved 3rd party apps, should have received an invitation from The New York Times newspaper to create a free account. These invitations were sent to school gmail accounts (studentID@mcpsmd.net). Students who did not receive an invite but would like a New York Times account may complete the form now. Students whose families completed the form but still did not receive an invite may email Ms. Little for assistance.

REPEAT: Mindfulness Mornings

Attention ALL students,

We invite you to participate in a series of morning meetings focused on learning and engaging in mindfulness practices.

Join us every morning starting Nov. 10 at 8:30am! Find the zoom link and other details in the flyer below.

Thanks!

The Counseling Department

REPEAT: Dual Enrollment Registration for Spring Term is underway!

Is your student interested in taking Montgomery College courses for credit while they're in high school? Registration for spring term Montgomery College courses through Dual Enrollment is currently underway and classes are filling up. Current Dual Enrollment students should login to their Dual Enroll account to register for their classes. Interested prospective students or families who have questions should contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Mr. Yarmus, at Ian_J_Yarmus@mcpsmd.org.

REPEAT: Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2021

To ensure clarity about graduation requirements for the Class of 2021 as it relates to the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP), the high school graduation requirements document for Class of 2021 has been updated, here. Note that MCAP requirements include passing MCAP assessments OR taking no fault assessments this school year.

REPEAT: Who do I go to for help?

If you need assistance or support with anything leading up to the school year or once virtual learning has begun, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the following staff. They are here to support you in any way they can.


Main Office Telephone Number: 240-740-6400 (This is a new number)


Student Support

Ms. Crawford

  • Social Emotional Support - Students with last names beginning with A - C
  • Class Support - Class of 2022

Mr. Davidson (Ms. Rahmati - Long Term Substitute until Semester 2)

  • Social Emotional Support - Students with last names beginning with D - J
  • Class Support - Class of 2021

Mr. Smith

  • Social Emotional Support - Students with last names beginning with K - P
  • Class Support - Class of 2024

Ms.Wanzer

  • Social Emotional Support - Students with last names beginning with Q - Z
  • Class Support - Class of 2023

Ms. Riddick

  • Business, Finance, and Operations


Counselor Student Support Assignments

Counseling Website

Counseling Telephone Number: 240-740-6420


Ms. Fellows - Students with last names beginning with A - Card

Ms. Patel - Students with last names beginning with Cardi - Del Mar

Ms. Murray - Students with last names beginning with Del Pilar - F

Ms. McCarthy - Students with last names beginning with G - King, C.

Mr. Matthews - Students with last names beginning with King, D. - Nunez Enriquez

Ms. Teixeira - Students with last names beginning with Nunez Rodriguez - Shad

Mr. Yarmus - Students with last names beginning with Shah - Z

Ms. Rina Chaves ESOL Transition Counselor

Ms. Rosa Santos ESOL Parent Community Coordinator

Ms. Rogena Parrish Secretary

Ms. Linda McCabe Registrar

Mr. Carlos Nalda College-Career Information Coordinator

Mrs. Margaret Drew School Psychologist

Mr. Tony Maturana Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)

Mr. Daryn Moore Aces Coach (11th-12th grade)


Class Sponsors


Class of 2024 - Freshman Class


Class of 2023 - Sophomore Class


Class of 2022- Junior Class


Class of 2021 - Senior Class

REPEAT: Wellness Resources

The safety and wellness of our students remains a top priority. Below are resources to support the physical, social and psychological well-being of our community. If you believe your child is in crisis, please contact the Montgomery County Crisis Center at 240-777-4000. Students can also reach out to their counselor and school psychologist to set up a confidential appointment.


Waymaking Video Series


Mindful Moments Video Series
Tips on Addressing Student Grief
Tips for Preventing Youth Suicide

REPEAT: Community Resources

Below is information regarding food/grocery access beyond the MCPS school meal sites:

Food Assistance Resource Map: The Montgomery County Food Council created an interactive map of food assistance providers and benefits application assistance sites in Montgomery County. It is searchable by location, food assistance type, accessibility and many other special features. This resource can give principals and families a quick view of local resources in their area. The information indicates where, when and how to access the resources. **We would caution parents and staff supporting parents to pay particular attention to how one qualifies to access food as some sites state requirements.


Weekend Bag Program: MCPS, Manna Food Center, and Women Who Care Ministries are distributing weekend backpacks with groceries to the families of MCPS students each Friday. The location of distribution sites and times are listed at the bottom of the webpage.


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES https://www.sheppardpratt.org/news-views/story/sheppard-pratt-hosts-virtual-lunch-learn-series-for-mental-health-awareness-month/


VIRTUAL CRISIS WALK_IN CLINIC

https://www.sheppardpratt.org/care-finder/virtual-crisis-walk-in-clinic/

https://dominionhospital.com/covid-19/access-to-care/behavioral-health.dot


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WEBSITES

1. https://www.caringmatters.org/resourcesforschools

2. https://learn.mindwise.org/social-distance

3. https://www.therapistaid.com/

4. https://www.mindfulschools.org/

5. https://www.educatingmindfully.org/

6. https://www.stressedteens.com/

7. http://mindfullifeproject.org/

8. https://centerforadolescentstudies.com/


GRIEF RESOURCE

https://www.caringmatters.org/

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