Principal's Update

From Dr. Duffy, James Monroe High School

September 27, 2021

Vaccination Required for Winter/Spring Athletics

Beginning November 8, Fredericksburg City Public Schools students will need to show proof of full vaccination in order to participate in athletics, out-of-season practices, and workouts.

  • This requirement involves Virginia High School League winter and spring sports. It does not impact fall student-athletes.
  • Students who refuse will not be allowed to participate in sports.
  • Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons will be exempt from the requirement. They will need to provide the reason for their religious exemption to the school in writing. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to documented health or medical reasons will be exempt from the requirement. They will need to provide documentation of a medical exemption from their physician. Students can do this through a letter from the doctor stating the student has a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine on the doctor's office letterhead.
  • These students must submit negative test results on a weekly basis. Also, unvaccinated students will be required to submit a negative test before returning to play after exposure to a positive COVID-19 case.

For more on FCPS policies, visit the COVID and FCPS Information Hub at

Vaccination Clinic at JMHS, Friday, October 1

If your child received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at our clinic on September 10, you have received an email about the second dose offered at JMHS on October 1. If you have already scheduled your child’s second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine, please disregard this message.

If you have not yet scheduled the second dose for yourself or for your child, please access the link below to schedule an appointment time.

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Homecoming Update

We regret to inform you that due to the rise in COVID rates of infection in the area, we will not be able to host a homecoming dance this year. We will hold an outdoor pep rally and recognitions at the homecoming football game on October 15. We will also continue to explore ways to offer students traditional celebratory experiences in the future as the circumstances allow.

Student Government Elections Update

Thank you to all who ran for office this year, and congratulations to our elected student leaders this year.

Freshman Class:
  • President: Christopher Modesto Abreu
  • Vice President: Kate McDonald Yaun

Sophomore Class:

  • President: Logan Conner

  • Vice President: Makenna Hine

Junior Class:

  • President: Jacob Wigglesworth
  • Vice President: Osyris Murray

Senior Class:

  • President: Madison Mosley
  • Vice President: Piper Hart

Executive Board:

  • President: Isabel Muraca
  • Vice President: Noah Lucas

Teacher Spotlight

Did you know that our science teacher, Ms. Courtney Kreft, is nearing completion of her service in the National Guard? We are all so grateful for her service to our country and the JM community!

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