The RUNdown

Week of November 8th

Hi-Def High School

Tune-in to ABC 7 (WJLA) on Saturday (11.06) at 11:30am to watch Hi-Def High School and see a story about the female kickers on our football teams!

The story will be replayed on Sunday (11.07) at 4:30pm on WJLA 24/7 (previously Channel 8).

Model United Nations

Good luck to the KR Model UN team (both in-person and virtual delegates) as they compete in the Virginia Model United Nations Conference this weekend at the University of Virginia!


Daylight Saving Time:

  • Don't forget to "FALL BACK" one hour on Sunday (11.07)
  • Please adjust your clocks accordingly


  • The building clocks/time were reset and now reflect actual time
  • Students - please ensure that you are on-time to avoid marked tardy


  • As you know, masks (covering the mouth and nose) are still required of all students, staff, and visitors. We have distributed an excessive amount of disposable masks and our supply is running low. Parents - please ensure that your child has a mask and brings it to school each day. Once our mask supply runs out, students will be sent home if they cannot comply with the mandate (i.e. - they do not have one to wear and we do not have one to provide). Mesh masks are not acceptable.

Food Deliveries:

  • Students - please be mindful that food deliveries (from outside vendors) are prohibited during the school day.

November 22nd and 23rd:

  • November 22nd and 23rd are now half days of in-person school for all students. High school students will be dismissed at 11:30am. The bell schedule we will follow on these days is below.

Stuff the Bus

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Upcoming Athletic and Extracurricular Events

Friday, November 5th

  • Varsity Football at Sherando - 7pm

Saturday, November 6th:

  • One Act Play Competition at Handley - 10am

Monday, November 8th:

  • Try-Outs for Winter Sports Begin

Friday, November 12th:

  • Varsity Football (home) - 7pm

Schedule for November 22nd and 23rd

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Tutoring Lab

The student tutoring lab is OPEN. Appointments may be made ONE week prior to the scheduled tutoring date.

The following subjects will be supported:

  • Math: Algebra 1, AFDA, Geometry, & Algebra 2
  • History: World 1 History & World History 2
  • Science: Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, & Physics
  • English: Writing Center
  • Foreign Language: Spanish, French, German, Latin, & Arabic

Any student interested in signing up can access the form during the weekdays (M - F) using the link provided below. Sign-up will open Tuesday, October 12th this week (due to the Teacher Workday on Monday).

Cougar Counseling News

  • If you speak a second language or are in a level 4 or higher-level World Language class, you may qualify to take the AAPPL test. Excellent performance on this test can grant you the Virginia Seal of Biliteracy or up to two World Language credits. The cost of the tests is $20 for all four parts or $15 for only the parts needed to potentially qualify for the Seal. The date of the test is Tuesday, November 9th after school. Location TBD. Talk to your school counselor and/or Ms. Fort in room 422 and sign up with this link:

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COVID-19 Quarantine Information

When a student is quarantined and/or becomes ill from COVID-19, Ms. Brown (our nurse) will contact the parent/guardian (via phone or email) and provide/confirm the length of quarantine/isolation time required. The teachers of each student will also be notified. School Counselors will then contact the parent (via email) to confirm that teachers are aware of this information. The following protocol for quarantined/isolated students (due to COVID-19 only) is being followed:

Instructional Guidelines for High School Students in Quarantine/Isolation

  • High school teachers will make links available for students to join each class virtually for the first 15-40 minutes of each class to create some synchronous learning for quarantined students.

  • The primary goal for quarantine students is to see and hear directions and content that will support their independent learning.

  • Teachers will also be available during office hours at times determined by the teacher. Each teacher will communicate the time available to students.

Please note that this learning platform is only available for students who are quarantined and/or in isolation (relative to COVID-19).

Questions relative to assignments/instruction/course-related matters while students are absent should be directed to the responsible teacher.

To view specific COVID-19 case information, please visit the FCPS Dashboard.

To learn more about quarantine requirements, close contacts, and vaccination information, please review this newsletter from the division.

Please remember that masks (covering the mouth and nose) are required while inside our building. This applies to parents, guardians as well.