The RUNdown

Week of January 31st, 2022

Class Meetings

This week, we had class meetings during Cougar Time and discussed the following topics with students: masks, dress code, driving, destruction of school property, language, and tardies to school. Seniors also learned of several upcoming dates and events (please see the graphic below for specifics).

Masks - per the most recent decision by the FCPS School Board, we are neither encouraging or discouraging the wearing of face masks for students and staff. It is a choice and we respect the ability of our parents/guardians and students to work together to decide if their child will or will not wear a mask. Our staff are afforded the same ability to chose if they will or will not wear a mask.

Dress Code - the FCPS student dress code may be found here (page 11). Our expectation is that students dress in accordance with these rules.

Tardies to School/Student Drivers - students must be in their first block class by the tardy bell (which rings at 7:30am) or they will be tardy to school. Driving to school is a privilege. Should a student driver consistently be tardy to school, the ability to park on our campus will be revoked.

Destruction of School Property - this week, we dealt with a situation involving destruction of school property. We have zero tolerance for this behavior and work with our School Security Officer and School Resource Officer to resolve matters of this nature.

Language - language intended to offend others, especially with regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, background, socioeconomic status, beliefs, etc. will not be tolerated. Students are expected to use appropriate language.

Athletic and Extracurricular Events

Monday, January 31st:

  • Boys Basketball vs. James Wood (home) JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm

  • Girls Basketball at Park View - JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 1st:

  • Boys Basketball at Handley - JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm
  • Girls Basketball vs. Handley (home) - JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 2nd:
  • Winter Track at Manassas Park - 5pm

Thursday, February 3rd:

  • Unified Basketball vs. Patriot (home) - 10:30am
Friday, February 4th:
  • Boys Basketball at Liberty - Freshmen at 5pm, JV at 6:15pm, and Varsity at 7:30pm
  • Girls Basketball vs. Liberty (home) - JV at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7pm
  • Varsity Wrestling at Sherando (NWD Tournament) - 4pm
  • Theatre Department presents Soft Soap - 7pm (in the auditorium)

Saturday, February 5th:

  • Unified Basketball Tournament at Gainesville High School
  • Theatre Department presents Soft Soap - 7pm (in the auditorium)
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Food Deliveries:

  • Students are not allowed to order food (from outside vendors, restaurants, DoorDash, etc.) during the school day

Student Parking:

  • We are still selling student parking spots
  • The price is prorated at $50 dollars for the remainder of the year
  • If you have an assigned space, park in it. If snow is blocking your spot, please park in the very back row of the lot until your space is cleared
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Cougar Counseling

ASVAB Career Exploration Program:

  • The ASVAB is an Aptitude Test along with a Career Interest Inventory intended to help students identify skills, interests, work-related values
  • It will also assist with determining suitable jobs as well as military eligibility
  • Sign-up to take the ASVAB at Kettle Run on Monday, February 7th at 9am
  • Students must be 16 years old or older to sign-up
  • Sign up here:

Mountain Vista Governor's School (MVGS):
  • Mountain Vista Governor’s School (MVGS) is a regional program for academically talented and highly motivated 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students
  • Science, mathematics, humanities, and research courses are uniquely integrated to provide a college-level, project-based learning environment
  • Prospective students and parents - If you missed the Zoom meeting, it was recorded.
  • Applications for admission to MVGS are now available in the school counseling office at the base high schools or on the school division website.
  • Completed applications are due in the student’s school counseling office no later than March 4th.
  • For more information about MVGS, please visit their website at or call (540)347-6237

Upcoming Community Outreach & Events

January 29th

  • Job Fair (Will be Virtual in the event of inclement weather)
January 31st
  • Relay for Life Pink Out Game (Boys Basketball)
February 1st
  • Relay for Life Pink Out Game (Girls Basketball)

February 7th

  • ASVAB Testing - 9am
February 9th
  • Band Paint Night Fundraiser
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Kettle Run After Prom

The After Prom Committee needs help! This is not a school supported event and depends on parent and community donations to ensure a safe place for our kids to celebrate after the Junior/Senior Prom on April 30. Please sign up here if you can assist or to join the mailing list! Help is very much needed to ensure this event can be held.”