Principal's Update

From Dr. Duffy, James Monroe High School

Week of August 30, 2021


As families become aware of positive and presumptive positive cases within their household, as well as close contacts with positive cases, we encourage you to contact Dr. Duffy's office by phone so we may complete the processes for contact tracing. Please leave a message with the Principal's Secretary if you are unable to connect with Dr. Duffy directly.

Vaccination Clinics

James Monroe High School will be holding vaccination clinics for our students on

Families are encouraged to sign up their students for the vaccination clinics using the links above. Students will be dismissed to the auditorium to receive their vaccination at the appointed time.


I want to thank everyone for doing such a great job wearing their masks in the classrooms, hallways, and in the cafeteria when not actively eating. I am also glad to see so many students take advantage of the expanded outdoor dining arrangements in the courtyard. Remember that masks must be worn at all times as the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Additional Information on COVID-Related Matters

We did see a number of students this past week contract COVID and additional students have had to quarantine. I encourage you to visit the FCPS COVID Information Hub Page for details regarding our policies on COVID-related topics [] We plan to hold a vaccination clinic in at JM in September during the school day for students, so please be on the look out for more information from me on how to sign up for that clinic. In the meantime, you can always go to to find a clinic near you.

Information for Virtual Students

Finally, I want to let you know that I have included links to documents in my emails to students and my newsletter on the webpage that provide important information on technology matters. Students who are in isolation or quarantine will be able to attend school virtually until they are eligible to return to school.

Here are the documents:

· Connecting to your Virtual Classroom—Student Connections

· Stay Connected JMHS Students

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