Weekly Update

September 30, 2022

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This is a reminder that Fall Conference Night will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Teachers will be available to meet with students and parents at Loudoun Valley High School. If you would like to meet with one of your child’s teachers, please use the SignUp Genius links below to schedule an appointment. Conferences will be held in the Loudoun Valley High School building.


Each conference will last for seven minutes; the intent of these conferences is to build the parent-teacher relationship, discuss your student’s work habits, current progress, and goals moving forward. If you cannot attend on October 6, or if a teacher is fully booked, please contact the teacher directly to set up another time to discuss your child’s progress.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!


SignUp Genius Links:


CTE - Career and Technical Education

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-ctelvhs

EL - English Language

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-ellvhs

English

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-english

Fine Arts

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-fine

HPE - Health and Physical Education

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-health

Math

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-math

Science

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-science

SSGS - Social Science and Global Studies

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-ssgs

Resource

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-special

WLC - World Languages and Cultures

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABAC28ABFF2-world

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REPOSITORY OF TEACHER ONE PAGERS

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LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

Office of Special Education

Administration Building

21000 Education Court, 4th Floor

Ashburn, VA 20148

Telephone: 571-252-1011

FAX: 571-252-1244

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is asking for families who have a child with a disability and adult students who have a disability and are provided special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to participate in the 2021-2022 Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey.

El Departamento de Educación de Virginia (VDOE, por sus siglas en inglés) solicita a las familias que tienen un hijo con una discapacidad y estudiantes adultos con una discapacidad y reciben servicios de educación especial a través de un Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) que participen en la Encuesta de Participación de los Padres Indicador 8 del 2021-2022.
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Ms. Stecura is Loudoun Valley’s School Testing Coordinator. Her office is located in the main office. The best way to contact Ms. Stecura is through email at melissa.stecura@lcps.org.


The LVHS Testing Website has more information about testing.


AP Testing information and schedule.


PSAT information - updated

AP QUICK LINKS

AP TESTING LETTER FOR PARENTS

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The Loudoun Valley Student Council is proud to present the GLOCO Homecoming Dance on October 15th from 7-10 pm in the Stadium, weather permitting, with the alternative location of the Main and Aux gyms. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale September 29th - October 12th in the Viking Head Foyer during lunch. Out of school guests must have the form below completely filled out when their ticket is purchased. For safety reasons, these forms are firmly due October 7th.


Please check the newsletter and website as we get closer to the event for more ticket information and email Sarah Weller at sarah.weller@lcps.org if you have questions.

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TEACHER CADET INTEREST FORM FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR

What is Teacher Cadet?


The Teacher Cadet program is a “grow our own” initiative that consists of two dual-enrollment (DE) courses offered to high school students in Grade 11 and Grade 12 who may be interested in pursuing a career in education.


Interested students who are eligible to participate are enrolled in the following courses:


The Teacher Cadet program is designed to attract high school students to the field of education as a potential career “through exposure to a world-class curriculum and hands-on experience that focuses on teaching,” (Virginia Department of Education, n.d.).


Program Benefits


Teacher Cadet students earn dual-enrollment (DE) credit through Shenandoah University.

  • Teacher Cadet I DE = EDUC 210 (3 credits)

  • Teacher Cadet II DE = EDUC 310 (3 credits)


Teacher Cadet students are also immersed in real-world, project-based learning experiences. Students complete an internship with LCPS teachers and interact with LCPS students at the elementary and middle school levels during observations.


Teacher Cadet students who successfully complete the program receive a letter of intent (LOI) from the LCPS Department of Human Resources and Talent Development (HRTD).


Submitting an Interest Form


The online interest form is available to all LCPS students currently enrolled in Grade 10 with a minimum 2.7 GPA or its equivalent. Eligible students should express their interest in the Student Opportunities portal (LCPS Go) between September 14, 2022 and January 27, 2023.


The student interest form requires a student-created response (i.e., presentation, essay, drawing, video, etc.) and two recommendations. Students will need to provide names and email addresses for two recommenders.


The interest form must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on January 27, 2023. Student directions are viewable here.


Tentative Timeline


September 14, 2022

The interest form becomes available in the Student Opportunities portal (LCPS Go).


January 27, 2023

The deadline for current Grade 10 students to submit an interest form via LCPS Go.


February 10, 2023

All letters of recommendations are due (responsibility of the student to follow up).


February 13, 2023 - March 10, 2023

The committee convenes to review interest forms.


March 27, 2023

The committee communicates accepted and deferred students to stakeholders (students, families, counselors, principals, teachers, etc.).


After April 1, 2023

School Counseling may schedule accepted students in the Teacher Cadet I DE course to begin in the 2023 – 2024 school year as Grade 11 students.

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FOLLOW OUR COUNSELING DEPARTMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: @LVHS_Counseling

Instagram: @valleyschoolcounseling

STUDY SKILLS & ACADEMIC MOTIVATION PRESENTATIONS

LCPS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

This website offers comprehensive mental health services, support and resources provided by our Unified Mental Health Teams (counselors, psychologists, social workers, school nurses, and student assistance specialists) who can assist and direct families to the right level of services or interventions.


Available information includes:

  • How to contact your school’s Unified Mental Health Team
  • Resources for parents
  • Suicide prevention resources
  • LCPS mental and behavioral health services
  • Substance use prevention and intervention services
  • Resources for families of LGBTQ+ students and families
  • Community resources


To access the mental health website created by the Department of Student Services, please visit: www.lcps.org/MentalHealthServices

MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

As we approach Mental Health Awareness Month, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) and the Unified Mental Health Team (UMHT) at Loudoun Valley want to remind you of the opportunities and resources available to students and families. The Loudoun Valley Unified Mental Health Team supports the mental health of all Loudoun Valley students.

PARTNER NEWSLETTER

RECOVERY FROM VAPING

A former LCPS student tells her story about vaping and recovery after being hospitalized. We encourage you to watch this video with your child and have a discussion about vaping. The presentation below contains her video and resources for parents about how to talk to your child about vaping along with some other resources related to drugs/alcohol. If you have questions please contact Amy Emery, Student Assistance Specialist, at amy.emery@lcps.org.

LOUDOUN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

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ELEVATE LOUDOUN

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - HISTORIC GHOST TOURS OF LEESBURG

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - CELEBRATE PURCELLVILLE

Please see the SignUp Genius below to see what is needed:


2022 Celebrate Purcellville - Volunteers Needed!

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College Visits

U. S. Army

Tue October 4, 2022

12:30 PM


Albright College

Tue October 4, 2022

3:50 PM


Virginia Commonwealth University

Thu October 6, 2022

12:30 PM


Roanoke College

Thu October 6, 2022

3:50 PM


The New School

Tue October 11, 2022

10:25 AM


James Madison University

Tue October 11, 2022

12:30 PM


Juniata College

Tue October 11, 2022

2:25 PM


Marymount University

Tue October 11, 2022

3:50 PM


College of Charleston

Thu October 13, 2022

10:25 AM


U.S. Marine Corps

Thu October 13, 2022

12:30 PM


St Bonaventure University

Thu October 13, 2022

2:25 PM

NOVA FINANCIAL AID SEMINARS

FAFSA Filing Workshops

Bring Your Financial Aid Documentation and File Your FAFSA On the Spot (see attachment)

Learn the Ins and Outs of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Open Q&A to address your individual questions!

October 15, 2022, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Woodgrove HS

ALCANZA COLLEGE FAIR

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 22nd Annual ALCANZA College Fair! Mason hosts ALCANZA as part of our effort to inform Latinx high school students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area about opportunities in higher education. With your participation, we hope to provide information essential to the college application and financial aid process and encourage students to pursue their education beyond high school. More than 200 colleges and universities from all over the nation attend ALCANZA for the opportunity to meet with over 2,000 high school students. We are excited to welcome you to the EagleBank Arena in October!

Please note that this event is geared toward Latinx students and we ask that you prioritize attendance for members of that community in your schools.



The ALCANZA College Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Opening Session: 10:30 - 11 a.m.

College Fair: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

EagleBank Arena

George Mason University - Fairfax Campus



Register TODAY! Space is limited.

https://go.gmu.edu/alcanza-HS

Various student and teacher resources can be found on our website linked here. These include a Preparing for College Calendar, College Fair Tips, and fair flyers in English and Spanish.

Please feel free to pass this information along to your colleagues from other schools who you believe may have interested students! If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail admevent@gmu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

8TH ANNUAL HBCU SHOWCASE

Tuesday October 18th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Tuscarora HS, Leesburg, VA

Tuscarora HS will be hosting our 8th Annual Historically Black College and Universities Showcase. This evening is designed to expose our school community to the many options that are available at HBCUs. We want to expose and educate our school communities and encourage all students, regardless of ethnicity, to include these institutions during the college selection process. In addition to the HBCUs that will be in attendance, there will be a NCAA presentation, college test preparation, community scholarships, and on-site application review with college admissions counselors. We hope you make time to come out and get informed about these historic universities. We will be hosting this event “in-person” this year.

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HBCU FAIR

Alfred Street Baptist Church presents its 20th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Festival, a hybrid event being held October 7-8, 2022. The festival is dedicated to connecting high school students and their families to HBCUs, and scholarship opportunities. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented during the two-day event. Many will provide onsite admission decisions, conduct music auditions, and waive application fees. Additionally, seminars and exhibitor presentations will be held to help students navigate the college application process, seek financial aid opportunities and acclimate them to campus life.

Since 2003, this one-of-a-kind college fair has connected more than 50,000 students and parents to academic institutions. In 2020, over $5.4M in scholarships were awarded to the 1,766 high school seniors who were in attendance; many of whom were first generation college students.

FINDING BEST FIT COLLEGES PRESENTATION

Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and the author of The Best 388 Colleges and College Admission 101 will present a seminar for college-bound students and their families. Rob will share expert advice on the college admissions process, including how to become a savvy college shopper and applicant, leverage in-depth info on colleges, and maximize financial aid.


Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Stone Bridge High School Auditorium

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RE-LINKYOUR HARRIS TEETER ACCOUNT BY OCTOBER 1

Please help Loudoun Valley High School earn cash awards when shopping at Harris Teeter. And it’s easy! At Harris Teeter, our Together in Education (TIE) code is 1800. You do have to update this information every year, so please designate Loudoun Valley High School by October 1st. Thanks so much for helping us get the money we need for resources to support staff and students at Valley!


To recap, by October 1st please designate Loudoun Valley with this code:

Harris Teeter = 1800

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Tutor.com, a free on-demand tutoring service, is now available to all LCPS students. Students can access Tutor.com through the link on the left-hand menu of any Schoology course.
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CAFETERIA ACCOUNT

If you have money to put on your account, you can bring it to the cafeteria in the mornings.

EDITING SPENDING LIMITS

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SENIOR BREAKFAST

On Wednesday, October 12, LVHS will host a breakfast for our seniors while 9-11th graders take the PSAT. The PTO is seeking Giant giftcards to purchase needed items. Please leave donations in an envelope labeled "senior breakfast" at the front office by Friday, October 7.


Senior Breakfast

FALL CONFERENCE NIGHT DINNER FOR TEACHERS

On Thursday, October 6, the PTO is seeking assistance in providing teachers with a meal prior to the Student-Parent Fall Conference Night. Please take a look at the sign-up slots and assist where you can.


Student-Parent Conference Teacher Dinner

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TICKET SPICKET

LCPS will be using Ticket Spicket digital tickets for all high school athletic regular season events. Tickets can be purchased using the Ticket Spicket website or app.

Please Note: Tickets can not be redeemed prior to the event. Tickets must be presented to the event staff before being redeemed.

2022-23 Ticket and Annual Pass Prices

  • Tickets for regular-season events: $7 per ticket
  • All LCPS Access Pass: $500 provides access to home and away regular season athletic competitions held at any LCPS high school (each member in the immediate household will receive a pass with purchase of this package)
  • Family Pass: $250 provides entrance to all regular season home games for the selected school (each member in the immediate household will receive a pass with purchase of this package)
  • Individual Adult Pass: $125
  • LCPS Student Pass: $100

Additional information along with helpful resources about Ticket Spicket can be found at LCPS.org.

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ATTN: SENIOR FALL ATHLETES

ATTENTION SENIOR FALL ATHLETES: 10/3 is the last day to order your Senior ADs for the program at the 10/17 Football game. All fall teams will be represented.


Purchase one today: https://loom.ly/VHaeEhY


Contact Program@lvboosters.org with any questions.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WATERFORD FAIR

We are looking for some volunteers for the Waterford Fair on Friday, 10/7 for 2 shifts. The first shift is 8am to 1pm and the 2nd shift is 1 - 5:30pm. Please if you can open your calendar for that day and help us out, we would greatly appreciate it.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4cacaa23a1f5c34-waterford2TT

TREE OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY

Please help the Tree of Life Food Pantry stock their shelves so they can help those in need in our community. We will be collecting items at this Friday’s football game at the ticket booth. (Attached is a list of pantry items)



Thank you for your help!

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JUNGLE SHIRT FOR WOODGROVE GAME

November 4th our Varsity Football team heads to the other side of town and takes the field against Woodgrove! Let’s fill our Jungle section with JUNGLE SHIRTS! $2.00 from every shirt will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Deadline to order your shirt is 10/14!

https://lvab.company.site/products/22-Jungle-Shirts-p491999338


SPONSORS

Thank you to the LVAB sponsors!! We appreciate all the support. If you are interested in sponsoring LV Athletic Boosters, please visit us at lvboosters.org
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WHAT TO DO IF LCPS GO IS DOWN

Direct Links for Students to Instructional Tools


TOOL: Google

LINK: https://drive.google.com

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google: student email address IDnumber@lcps.org, i.e. 000000@lcps.org


TOOL: Schoology

LINK: https://learn.lcps.org

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google


TOOL: Google Meet

LINK: https://meet.google.com/ OR the link you created for your class

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google


TOOL: Clever (for app integrations)

LINK: https://clever.com/

HOW TO SIGN IN: Student ID and Password


TOOL: StudentVue

LINK: https://portal.lcps.org/

HOW TO SIGN IN: Student ID and Password


FAQs

I've used the links and received sign-in errors. Is my password wrong?

Sometimes an LCPS Go outage is limited to LCPS Go, and other times it may be a network problem affecting multiple sites. In this instance, a password or other sign-in error may or may not reflect the actual problem. Wait and try later, refresh your browser window, and clear the cache if needed.

HIGH SCHOOL TOOLKIT

STUDENT SOFTWARE CATALOG

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

It is the intention of Loudoun County Public Schools to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.


Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) performs routine inspections of several school buildings and staff facilities in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). As required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the EPA, this notification is to inform you that asbestos-containing material (ACM) is present and managed in several locations in Insert School Name.


Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was used extensively in many building materials because of its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire-retarding capabilities. While virtually any building constructed in the United States from the 1940s to the late 1970s contains some asbestos, intact and undisturbed asbestos-containing materials generally do not pose a health risk. Schools are held to a higher standard for management than residences or privately-owned buildings.


In our school, known areas of ACM are inspected semi-annually by licensed LCPS personnel and every three years by licensed third-party inspectors to ensure that the material remains in good condition and does not pose an exposure hazard for building occupants. Any materials found to be in unacceptable condition or impacted by planned building work are removed by licensed professionals. Records of all inspections, response actions, and sampling data are compiled in the school’s Asbestos Management Plan document. This document also indicates the locations where asbestos-containing materials may be present.


In 2020-2021, the following inspections and response actions were performed:

- February 2021 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- August 2021 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- February 2022 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- August 2022 Triennial Inspection (Third Party), All Known ACM


You are welcome to review a copy of any facility’s Asbestos Management Plan in the administrative office of the school. In addition, copies of all Management Plans are maintained in the Loudoun County Public Schools Facilities Services Environmental Division offices, located at 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg, Virginia. For all inquiries regarding the asbestos management plan and asbestos-related issues in our facilities please contact the LCPS designated asbestos program manager, Cristina Windover, at Cristina.Windover@LCPS.org or 571-252-1934.


Loudoun County Public Schools is committed to providing safe schools for all students and employees in our district and we thank you for your attention to this important issue.

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