Cavalier Connection

December 2020

A Message from the Principal

Happy Holidays, Cavaliers!

During these first months of school, we have seen students, teachers, school staff and our community continue to rise to the challenge of our situation. Adapting to virtual teaching, then hybrid and now back to virtual has been more than a challenge. Yet, attendance in classes has been high, students have been participating responsibly, and teachers have worked thoughtfully to design rigorous, engaging and deeper learning experiences for all students.

However, we know that there are challenges and mental, physical and emotional tolls on our students, staff and larger community. We hear and feel the stress that the loss of the traditional school experience is having on all of us. As a school community, we need to take time to take care of ourselves and reach out for support and help as needed. Our counseling staff is here for you and your families and there are a number of resources on the VBCPS Website for families to support your family(link).

During these times, we need to all be kind to ourselves, to each other, and acknowledge the difficulties of the situation. We need to adjust our expectations to meet the reality of what we can safely and realistically accomplish. As students reflect on their first semester grades, please remember that there is time to learn, to grow, and additional opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding on the essential content and skills. I am proud to say that our students continue to demonstrate academic success. During the first quarter 921 students made the honor roll with 317 making the Principal’s list! We know that the success of our students could not be possible without parental support and involvement.

I am here for the community, my administration is here for you, the counseling and teachers are here for the students. Working together and supporting each other--that’s the Cavalier spirit!

Thank you for all that you do to support our faculty and your students,


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Cavaliers Connecting in the Community

Thanks to staff donations and the support of community partners, on Saturday, November 21, Cavaliers Connecting in the Community was able to package and distribute over 300 Thanksgiving dinners. Because of the shift to all virtual learning, student volunteers were not able to participate, however as you see in the pictures below our staff rallied and made sure every family was helped.

Princess Anne High School has a long standing tradition of helping families in need. This year more than any previous year, our help is needed. Before the Winter Holiday break we will distribute holiday meals to families in need of a little extra help. If you know of a family in need of help this coming Winter Holiday, please email their name to our school Social Worker, . If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may mail or drop off a check. Please make the check payable to Princess Anne High c/o Cavaliers Connecting in the Community.

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Winter Break Pre-Order Meals

We are excited to announce that we will be accepting pre-orders for our pick-up meals over winter break. Pre-orders (click on the link below to access the pre-order form) MUST be placed NO LATER than Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 by 1:30 p.m. – NO PRE-ORDERS ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME.

Your Winter Break Pre-Order Meal bags MUST be picked up on the day and time selected -

  • Monday, December 21st between 10:30 AM and 1:30- PM
  • Tuesday, December 22nd between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

These are the ONLY times available for pick-up.

Sponsored by VBCPS Office of Food Services

Menu items subject to change due to availability.

Winter Break Meals Pre-Order Form

Due by 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

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Due to current health metrics, the Virginia Beach City Public Schools has made the decision to cancel the offerings of JV Basketball, JV Wrestling, & JV Cheer from the adapted winter sports format. Though this is a difficult decision, it has been made with the best interests of our students' and community's safety in mind.

Varsity Sports (Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer, Indoor Track, Gymnastics, and Swim/Dive) will proceed as scheduled. Basketball and Sideline Cheer tryouts begin on Monday, December 7 and registration for Basketball & Cheer must be completed by Thursday, December 3. Tryouts for other winter sports will be the week of December 14 and registration must be received by Wednesday, December 9.

  • Students interested in trying out for a Varsity Winter sport must complete THIS Google Form following google form.

  • Cheer tryout registration should be completed at THIS link:

  • Students who do not complete the Tryout Registration Form may not be accepted for tryouts. NO WALK UPS ALLOWED!

  • Students must have a current (after May 1, 2020) valid VHSL Physical in order to participate. The form may be on-file or presented at the time of the tryouts. Physical forms can be found at and must include necessary parent and Dr. signatures

  • Students will be emailed additional information concerning tryouts including time and location for their respective sport.

If you have any questions, please email

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AP Exam Registration

The online payment site is through Total Registration and it is now open. In order to register, students should go to or click on the link provided on your high school’s website. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Please be sure to have a credit or debit card available before beginning registration. Registration is not complete until the student has paid and received the confirmation page that is provided at the end.

If your student qualifies for the free/reduced lunch program, your student is eligible for an exam fee waiver and can take the AP Exam for free. Students must be registered for the exam in AP Classroom and indicate in the payment section of Total Registration (TR), they qualify for free/reduced lunch. AP Exam registration payment will be pending until free/reduced lunch status is confirmed by PAHS. If your student takes an AP course via Virtual Virginia, please indicate that in the payment section of TR and that will be confirmed by the school. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. AP exam registrations that are not fully paid by Friday, March 5, 2021 may be canceled, and exams will not be ordered.

Please contact Ms. Love the AP Coordinator,, if you would like to register for an exam not listed, have questions about financial assistance, or any other questions

SAT and ACT Testing

The regular deadline for the 3/13/2021 SAT test is 2/12/2021; Late registration deadline is 2/23/2020.

The regular deadline for the 2/06/2021 ACT test is 1/08/2020: Late registration deadline is 1/15/2021.

Fall Writing SOL Test Update

The Fall Writing SOL Test, for all students in English 11 or IBMYP English 10 classes, has been moved from November to December. See the dates for two different scenarios below. If you have any questions, please contact our School Improvement Specialist, Sherry Caruana, at

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Class of 2021!

Class of 2021! Thinking about going to college or what to do after high school? Watch THIS video from the guidance department so you know exactly what to do! In this video, you will learn how to apply for colleges, how to apply for financial aid, and who to ask if you have questions. This video is very IMPORTANT to your senior year and your future.

ACCESS is here for you!

-Parents of Seniors - it's never too late to get the FAFSA in for your student and Mr. Altman is ready to help. Just visit the PA Guidance page to sign up for an appointment!! All of your ACCESS advisor's contact info is there and he is waiting to assist you and your student in any way as they navigate the college journey. Ask about scholarships too!!

-Parents of Juniors - have your student contact Mr. Altman to become a part of the ACCESS/Khan Academy Cohort!! It is an incentive partnership that rewards students for doing something they should do anyway... prep for the SAT with Khan Academy. There is no better test prep than Khan Academy as they are the only entity who are actually partnered with College Board. For more information email Mr. Altman at Additional contact information is on the PA Guidance webpage.

Student Support Services Pathways--Out of State Colleges and Universities

The third event in the Pathways Series is about out-of-state college and universities. Some of the college representatives are from Florida A & M, ECSU, Auburn University, Penn State, University of Alabama, and NC State. Click on the link below to access the information:

Sallie Mae Webinar Series

Sallie Mae believes education, in all forms, helps people achieve great things. It’s a great equalizer and a proven path to a healthy financial future.

Education is an investment that can change your life. To advance that mission, Sallie Mae has planned a fall webinar series for high school students and families.

December 9, 2020 1:00 PM ET

What’s the Real Cost of College & How to Save, Plan and Pay

Register: Click here

December 10, 2020 8:00 PM ET

What’s the Real Cost of College & How to Save, Plan and Pay

Register: Click here

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How the Posse program is making that happen.

From CEOs to educators, social entrepreneurs to STEM innovators, the leaders of the 21st century should reflect our population’s growing diversity. The Posse Foundation supports talented students from diverse backgrounds so they can become those leaders. Visit for more information.

The Posse Scholarship Program has arrived in Virginia and it’s sponsoring University is the College of William & Mary! Inspired by a college student who said “I never would have dropped out of college if I had my posse with me”, This generous award includes:

  • A full 4 year tuition scholarship to W & M

  • Pre College Program

  • Academic Supports

  • Career Mentorship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Senior applying to college for Fall 2021

  • Desire to Lead

  • Desire to Attend William & Mary

  • No GPA Minimum!!

Princess Anne can nominate 10 seniors who will then be contacted by Posse to begin the application process! Seniors who are interested must complete the interest form here by December 14th!

Pamplin Scholars Program


The Pamplin Scholars Program consists of two scholarships: the Pamplin Leadership Award and the Pamplin Scholar Award. The Pamplin Leadership Award is open to any high school senior who applies to Virginia Tech and is presented annually to up to 40 qualified students from among the Commonwealth of Virginia's public high schools. The Pamplin Leadership Award is a $5,000 one-year academic, merit-based scholarship. A student awarded the Pamplin Leadership Award is automatically eligible to apply for the Pamplin Scholar Award during her or his first year at Virginia Tech. Only winners of the Pamplin Leadership Award may apply for the Pamplin Scholar Award, which provides full Virginia Tech tuition and fees until graduation provided winners maintain good academic standing.

Princess Anne can nominate only one senior for the Pamplin Scholars Award. Eligibility requirements:

  • 3.8 GPA or Higher

  • Have Applied or Will Apply to Va Tech

  • Intellectual Promise

  • Dedication to Community

  • Unimpeachable Integrity

Seniors interested in being considered as Princess Anne’s Pamplin Nominee must complete the form here by December 7th!

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Happy Holidays from your PTSA!

I am hoping you and yours enjoyed the Thanksgiving break and family time. I am overwhelmed at the graciousness of our teachers and staff at Princess Anne. The dedication to our students they express daily, in these crazy times is invaluable. If you have a moment please send a note to your student's teachers expressing your appreciation.

Kind requards,

Kim Henson

PAHS PTSA President


Join the PTSA - there is STILL time!

Together we are stronger, and by joining the PTSA, we can make our voices heard. We would love to meet our goal of 800 members this year—staff, students, and parents are all eligible! Membership begins at $10 and includes State and National Memberships. Our Friends of PA and Family Memberships also include a direct donation to PTSA general funds. Please visit to sign up, purchase your membership, and shop our spirit-wear selection!

Social Media

Our social media accounts are great ways to stay connected with all things PAHS! Follow us on Twitter @cavalier_ptsa or on Facebook at Princess Anne HS PTSA. Find us at


You’ve Been Cav’d Fundraiser

If you would like to send these mighty cavaliers to a friend or to your student at home, place your order on the PA PTSA website: ($25). 10 cavaliers will guard their lawn for 48 hours and then mysteriously march on.

PTSA Store

Click to join or order our merchandise!

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Student Safety Protocols

PAHS maintains a commitment to putting safety first and it is important all students and staff adhere to the following safety protocols upon a return to face-to-face instruction:

  • Use the COVID-19 Self-Screening Questionnaire prior to coming to school and stay home if you can answer yes to any of the questions.
  • Masks or cloth face coverings are required to be worn over the mouth and nose except when eating or drinking.
  • When eating or drinking, maintain at least six feet of distance from others.
  • Not wearing a mask may result in being sent home and disciplinary consequences.
  • Maintain at least three feet of social distance from others while wearing a mask.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and warm water.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (provided in each classroom and throughout the school) when hand washing is not possible.
  • Follow one-way directional signs when traveling through hallways.
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Welcome to the PAHS Library Media Center!

Our LMS is open for business! Please click HERE for instructions on book checkout. If you have any questions, contact Megan Moore or Courtney Porter.
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7 Cups

Need to talk to someone? 7cups has trained volunteer listeners, specifically for teens, available 24/7 to give emotional support over the phone. When you need someone to talk to, they are available to listen and help you feel better. It's anonymous and completely free, so you can chat confidentially whenever you need to! You can also join their lively teen community forums and chat rooms to share with peers who understand what you're going through. Get support and make new friends along the way.

The 7 Cups app is available on iOS and Android

Best Apple iOS app for Anxiety, Stress & Depression Relief based on Chat, Therapy, Counseling & Mindfulness Meditation

Best Android App for Anxiety, Stress & Depression Relief based on Chat, Therapy, Counseling & Mindfulness Meditation

Administrator/Counselor Alpha Assignments

Please click on the button to see who your child's administrator and counselor are.

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20-21 School Calendar

Please check this calendar frequently as it is subject to change.