The Mustang Spirit

The Principal's Newsletter - April 9, 2021

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Principal's Message

Mustang Families,


This week was a breath of fresh air as we welcomed back the large majority of our incredible student body. To witness so many engaged students was an absolute treat and reminded us how close we are to being back to normal. We look forward to continuing to build on the successes of this week and thank all of our students, parents, and teachers for their collective effort.


Happy Ramadan to those who are observing the holiday.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,

The Mustang Admin Team



Photo credit: starline - www.freepik.com

Attendance Policy

Virtual students are expected to log in via Schoology to all classes. Attendance will be taken virtually. Any student who does not log in will be marked absent.


Students who selected In-Person learning are expected to be present in school. Attendance will be taken each block.


Families must contact the Attendance office if a student will be absent from class:

  • Send an email to attendancegm@fccps.org; or
  • Leave a message on the 24-Hour Attendance Line, (703) 248-5501; or
  • Send a signed note with your child (for tardies and early dismissals/doctor's appointments only)


Per School Board Policy 9.22, an absence is excused only if the reason falls under the following:

  • Illness, verified by the parent/guardian or doctor
  • Death in family
  • Observance of a religious holiday
  • Doctor or dental appointment
  • Extreme family emergency
  • School Suspension
  • Prearranged absences consistent with the regulation issued by the Superintendent


All other reasons given for a student's absence is unexcused.


Students who need to quarantine are assigned the virtual learning option for the whole time they are quarantining and will be marked as virtually present if they log in to Schoology for their class.

MYP Report Card

The MYP report card will go live on PowerSchool next Friday, April 16 at 4:00 PM. This will include the criterion scores for Standards-Based Learning & Grading courses as well as traditional (A-F) course grades for quarter three. For SBL&G courses, students will receive their current progress on criterion A, B, C & D for year-long courses. A video will explain the current progress grade and students will review their current progress during an upcoming Stable class.

Vision and Hearing Screening for All 10th Graders and New Students

All 10th graders and new students will be screened for vision and hearing the week of April 19 following the schedule below. Students should come prepared with their eyeglasses and contact lenses.


  • Monday, April 19 and Thursday, April 22 in the Main Gym for VISION screening for all 10th graders during their PE class that day. All HEARING screening will follow in Room L02.

  • Tuesday, April 20 and Friday, April 23 in the Main Gym for VISION screening: All 10th graders in Groups C and D will be screened during their PE classes and all New Students in Groups C and D will be screened during Stable Groups. HEARING screening will follow in Room L02.

  • Wednesday, April 21 in the Main Gym for VISION Screening: All Group A students from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM followed by the HEARING screening in Room L02.

Vaccine Registration Opens to Everyone Age 16+!!

Per Governor Northam's guidelines, the Fairfax County Health Department will open up vaccine registration to everyone who is age 16+ on April 18. Bookmark the link below for when you are eligible to register. There will also be preregistration opportunities.


Learn more by visiting:

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

Tell your Career Story to HS Students in April & May

Mustang Career Chats are back! The chats are virtual this year, so you can do it from anywhere. Career Chats give students an opportunity to learn about what happens after high school; career paths and opportunities. They love to hear from friends and neighbors. Dates needed are April 16 (Juniors); April 27 (Seniors); May 7 (Freshmen); and May 14 (Sophomores) from 10:00-11:00 AM.

Sign up at this link

The Mayors' Fitness Challenge

The challenge is on vs Vienna and Fairfax City!


Program Dates: Saturday, April 3, 2021 to Saturday, May 29, 2021 = 8 weeks


Registration Is Open: For Falls Church City Residents and City of Falls Church Employees Only


Registration Ends: May 21, 2021


Fee: Free for all ages


Register Here:

City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks (Activity number 230001)


How to submit minutes:

All participants will receive an email weekly with a Google Form that they will use to submit their minutes.

Get Your Yearbooks Today!

There’s nothing else like your school yearbook. If you would like to place an order for a 20-21 Yearbook, the current rate is $85 and can be purchased by clicking HERE. The last day to purchase your yearbook is April 16, 2021.


Thank you for helping us tell the story of the year,

George Mason High School Yearbook Staff


Photo is the actual cover of the 20-21 Yearbook.

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