The Mustang Spirit

The Principal's Newsletter - February 5, 2021

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Sophomore and Freshman Mustang Days

We were so happy to see our Juniors today, getting acquainted with the new building and using our study spaces!

For the next two Fridays, the 10th and 9th Graders are welcome to come and participate in virtual school from the confines of our new building. We will of course be adhering to our GMHS Mitigation Protocols. All students must complete the health and wellness checks before entering the building and students' temperatures will be taken at the door. There is no sign-up required and pizza will be provided. Transportation will not be available.

10th graders -> February 12 (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

9th graders -> February 19 (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Asynchronous Day on Tuesday, February 16

FCCPS staff will receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose on Monday, February 15 (Presidents' Day). Due to potential side effects from this shot, FCCPS decided that Tuesday, February 16 will be an independent asynchronous student workday. Additionally, since our Monday classes (Blocks 1 and 3) have not met due to holidays and the recent snow day, we will have a Monday schedule on February 16 in order for those classes to catch up.

We will return to synchronous virtual learning on Wednesday, February 17 with a usual Wednesday schedule (Blocks 1, 3, 5, 7, CCE, and Learning Support). Please note that all FCCPS buildings will be closed on Tuesday, February 16. All students, including Cohort 1 students, will access asynchronous learning.

Directions to the New Secondary Campus (Henderson & GMHS)

Here are different guides to help you navigate our new Secondary Campus by car, bike, bus, and on foot.

Google Map

Description sheet with a map and routes


Black History Month: Our History Matters!

Please join in our division-wide celebration of Black History Month.

Dr. Noonan & Mr. Bates kick the month off in an introductory video:

Our History Matters! Events

  • Every Day on @fccps Twitter: Daily Trivia & Black History Facts

  • Week of February 17 (Date TBD): Panel “How I Made It - The True Story Behind My Success”

  • February 22: Panel “Now that we know, Where do we go?”

  • February 26: Video: “Equity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism”

Add this Google calendar with resource links to your calendars.
Mustangs Sports Roundup

February 1, 2021 Issue

Senior Ads Are Due Next Week

Commemorate your seniors by sending them a Yearbook Recognition Ad. This is a great way to share your child's achievements and important milestones at George Mason High School! Please click on this link for more information on prices for different ad sizes. The deadline for purchase is Thursday, February 11. For Senior families in need of financial assistance, please contact Principal Hills at

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