Weekly Update

August 26, 2022

Hello Loudoun Valley Vikings!

We are excited to welcome our students to the new school year on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Below is information to help with preparations.. We look forward to welcoming our community to a new school year!

There is much information here. Please review it over time and carefully.

Click Here for our 22-23 Bell Schedule

Reminders for Opening Day, Thursday, August 25, 2022:

Student Drop Off is in the FRONT of the school. Pull into the main entrance in front of the main office. Personnel and signs will direct you to a drop off in front of door A5. You are not permitted in the bus loop at any time.

Student Pick Up during the day for an early dismissal: pull into and PARK in the visitors parking lot. You are not permitted to wait or park in the bus loop at any time.

Guidance on Early Dismissal Process

Student Pick Up at the end of the day: Pull into the main entrance in front of the main office and turn right immediately and follow signs and personnel. Pick up will be at door D5 on the west side of the school. You will then be directed to follow the drive around the rear of the school and exit out the lot on the east (stadium) side of the school. Please follow this process as it is in the interest of safety for all students.

Student Breakfast and Lunch

New for the 22-23 school year, breakfast and lunch are available for purchase each day in the cafeteria. Students may bring cash or check directly to the lunch line for payment. Parents may also add funds to student accounts online. Please click here for more information regarding the online payment system and for the monthly menus:


For the 22-23 school year, breakfast is $2.10 and lunch is $3.15 for students.

To learn more about the process to apply for free/reduced lunch, please click here:


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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.

iReady Testing

Students in grades 9-12 will take the online, computer adaptive i-Ready assessment in their English course:

  • Fall Window: Aug. 29-Sept. 23

  • Winter Window: Jan. 2-20

  • Spring Window: May 8-Jun. 2

The assessment requires students to read passages and answer questions, lasting about 45-60 minutes. Students may complete the assessment in two sessions, if needed; however, the assessment should not last longer than 75 minutes (total). The assessment data is used by English teachers to differentiate instruction and identify literacy needs. Students must bring a fully-charged LCPS device on test day. Headphones are highly encouraged.

Parents will receive a score report with their student’s reading achievement scores several weeks after the test window, in ParentVUE under the Documents tab. Questions about the i-Ready or Reading Inventory Assessment can be directed to your student’s English teacher.

Map Testing

LCPS administers NWEA’s MAP Growth tests in Math each fall, winter, and spring to high school students enrolled in Algebra I and Geometry to determine their instructional readiness level and measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year. The fall MAP Growth testing schedule is August 29- September 16. Students should bring fully charged LCPS-issued devices and headphones on test day.

MAP Growth tests are adaptive, providing a detailed picture of what your student knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below grade level expectations. MAP Growth tests also provide immediate and accurate information about your student’s learning, enabling teachers to personalize instruction to meet students’ needs. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: https://www.lcps.org/Page/217792

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Twitter: @LVHS_Counseling

Instagram: @valleyschoolcounseling



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



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.


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.
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Shenandoah University, VA

September 1

3:50 p.m.

George Institute of Technology, GA

September 13

12:30 p.m.

Randolph College, VA

September 14

3:50 p.m.

George Washington University, DC

September 19

12:30 p.m.

Elon University, NC

September 20

10:25 a.m.

University of Tennessee, TN

September 20

12:30 p.m.

VA Tech, VA

September 21

10:25 a.m.

Washington and Lee, VA

September 22

10:25 a.m.

Holllins, VA

September 22

2:25 a.m.

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These are the top 5 things you need to know.

1. Senior portraits are taken by Legacy Studios. If you did not have your portrait taken this past June, dates are now available for fall sessions Sept. 6, 7, 8 & 9. These are by appointment only. You can book appointments NOW using this link.

2. Seniors get their yearbook portraits taken free of charge. The official dress for senior yearbook portraits is tux fronts and drapes. These are provided by the photographer.

3. Any extra sitting fees are due the day photos are taken. Purchases may be made when you receive proofs. Legacy handles all sitting fees and portrait purchases. Again, senior yearbook portraits are taken free of charge.

4. The yearbook staff encourages students to use the free option for senior photos. This keeps the backgrounds consistent and drapes and tux fronts uniform. Photos from other photographers need to follow the guidelines for photos taken here and be submitted by a specific deadline. Contact Mrs. Adwers for details if you choose this option.

5. Questions? Contact Mrs. Adwers. She’ll be happy to help.

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

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We invite all students to audition for our first fall play of the season. Please see the details below:

Viking Theatre's Fall Play, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, will have its auditions Wednesday, August 31st from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in The Blackbox (Room 517). Students should come prepared with a 1-2 minute RomCom monologue. Callbacks will be the following day from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Please contact LVHS Theater Director, Diego De La Espriella with questions:


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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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We welcome you to another great year of Loudoun Valley High School Athletics!

Our board is made up of sports parents and fans just like you, and just like you we are looking forward to getting out and supporting our kids -- and all of our talented Valley student-athletes! -- as they show up to their practices and competitions with grit, heart, and Viking Pride. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn what we do each month.


Our General Meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. The meetings will normally be held in the school library. Our first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

With the start of Fall sports, now is the time to stock up on winter gear! Order Valley swag for your Viking today! Check out our online store! New foldable stadium chair is one of our new hot items! Check it out at https://lvab.company.site/?lang=en&from_admin=&vertical=other&ltclid=04b71926-8945-4ef3-ac7d-931cf645feb1

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking for photos of any fall athletes that have played in ULYFL.

ULYFL night is 9/9 and we would love to show off our #valley athletes that have played with ULYFL in our fall program book for that week. Please send all photos to program@lvboosters.org by Monday, 9/5.


If you have a senior athlete go to www.lvboosters.org and click on Fall AD Program to find more information on how to purchase a Senior AD for the LVHS Senior Night Football program on 10/21.


Support your Loudoun Valley Athletic Boosters and get your Viking athlete a personalized yard sign for $25!!

Click on the following link to order: https://www.loudounlawnexpressions.com/products/valley-boosters-fundraiser?variant=41260745883830

Please share any team announcements, games information, athlete/team recognition or pictures with Jennifer Willard at pr@lvboosters.org or via text at 540-687-0201.

Here's to a great season!

- Your Loudoun Valley Athletic Boosters

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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


TOOL: Google Meet

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


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


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.



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