Weekly Update

September 22, 2022

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SAVE THE DATE!

We would like to invite you to our 2022 Student-Parent Fall Conference Night! This event will be held on Thursday, October 6th. Teachers will be available to meet with parents and your student in 7-minute time slots from 5:30-7:00 pm. If you would like to meet with one or more of your child’s teachers, you can sign up for conference slots beginning next week. Sign-up links will be available via Sign-Up Genius on Wednesday, September 28th. Conference slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the sign-up window will remain open from Wednesday, September 28th through Sunday, October 2nd.


Each conference will last for seven minutes with a three minute passing period; the intent of these conferences is to build the parent-teacher relationship, discuss your student’s work habits, current progress, and goals moving forward.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 6th! Please look for an email containing directions to sign-up via Sign-Up Genius.

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REPOSITORY OF TEACHER ONE PAGERS

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LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

Office of Special Education

Administration Building

21000 Education Court, 4th Floor

Ashburn, VA 20148

Telephone: 571-252-1011

FAX: 571-252-1244

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is asking for families who have a child with a disability and adult students who have a disability and are provided special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to participate in the 2021-2022 Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey.

El Departamento de Educación de Virginia (VDOE, por sus siglas en inglés) solicita a las familias que tienen un hijo con una discapacidad y estudiantes adultos con una discapacidad y reciben servicios de educación especial a través de un Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) que participen en la Encuesta de Participación de los Padres Indicador 8 del 2021-2022.
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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 - updated

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

AP QUICK LINKS

AP TESTING LETTER FOR PARENTS

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The Loudoun Valley Student Council is proud to present the GLOCO Homecoming Dance on October 15th from 7-10 pm in the Stadium, weather permitting, with the alternative location of the Main and Aux gyms. Tickets are $20 and will go on sale September 29th - October 12th in the Viking Head Foyer during lunch. Out of school guests must have the form below completely filled out when their ticket is purchased. For safety reasons, these forms are firmly due October 7th.


Please check the newsletter and website as we get closer to the event for more ticket information and email Sarah Weller at sarah.weller@lcps.org if you have questions.

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TEACHER CADET INTEREST FORM FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR

What is Teacher Cadet?


The Teacher Cadet program is a “grow our own” initiative that consists of two dual-enrollment (DE) courses offered to high school students in Grade 11 and Grade 12 who may be interested in pursuing a career in education.


Interested students who are eligible to participate are enrolled in the following courses:


The Teacher Cadet program is designed to attract high school students to the field of education as a potential career “through exposure to a world-class curriculum and hands-on experience that focuses on teaching,” (Virginia Department of Education, n.d.).


Program Benefits


Teacher Cadet students earn dual-enrollment (DE) credit through Shenandoah University.

  • Teacher Cadet I DE = EDUC 210 (3 credits)

  • Teacher Cadet II DE = EDUC 310 (3 credits)


Teacher Cadet students are also immersed in real-world, project-based learning experiences. Students complete an internship with LCPS teachers and interact with LCPS students at the elementary and middle school levels during observations.


Teacher Cadet students who successfully complete the program receive a letter of intent (LOI) from the LCPS Department of Human Resources and Talent Development (HRTD).


Submitting an Interest Form


The online interest form is available to all LCPS students currently enrolled in Grade 10 with a minimum 2.7 GPA or its equivalent. Eligible students should express their interest in the Student Opportunities portal (LCPS Go) between September 14, 2022 and January 27, 2023.


The student interest form requires a student-created response (i.e., presentation, essay, drawing, video, etc.) and two recommendations. Students will need to provide names and email addresses for two recommenders.


The interest form must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM on January 27, 2023. Student directions are viewable here.


Tentative Timeline


September 14, 2022

The interest form becomes available in the Student Opportunities portal (LCPS Go).


January 27, 2023

The deadline for current Grade 10 students to submit an interest form via LCPS Go.


February 10, 2023

All letters of recommendations are due (responsibility of the student to follow up).


February 13, 2023 - March 10, 2023

The committee convenes to review interest forms.


March 27, 2023

The committee communicates accepted and deferred students to stakeholders (students, families, counselors, principals, teachers, etc.).


After April 1, 2023

School Counseling may schedule accepted students in the Teacher Cadet I DE course to begin in the 2023 – 2024 school year as Grade 11 students.

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FOLLOW OUR COUNSELING DEPARTMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: @LVHS_Counseling

Instagram: @valleyschoolcounseling

STUDY SKILLS & ACADEMIC MOTIVATION PRESENTATIONS

LCPS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

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

MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

MEET YOUR UNIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

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.

PARTNER NEWSLETTER

SUICIDE PREVENTION SEMINAR

RECOVERY FROM VAPING

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.

LOUDOUN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

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ELEVATE LOUDOUN

GIRL emPOWER SUTTMIT

Register to attend the 2022 Girl emPower Summit hosted by girls for girls! This is the third year of this signature LCWAG event. Thanks to key sponsor Amazon Web Services, young women across the region may attend the summit at no cost.

https://www.lcwag.org/girl-empower-summit-2022

The summit is geared toward empowering and mentoring young women ages 12-18 and will be held in-person at the Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun campus.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - HISTORIC GHOST TOURS OF LEESBURG

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - CELEBRATE PURCELLVILLE

Please see the SignUp Genius below to see what is needed:


2022 Celebrate Purcellville - Volunteers Needed!

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College Visits

Longwood University

Tue September 27, 2022

10:25 AM


Mary Baldwin University

Tue September 27, 2022

12:30 PM


University of Rhode Island

Tue September 27, 2022

2:25 PM


Florida Institute of Technology

Tue September 27, 2022

3:50 PM


College of Mount Saint Vincent

Wed September 28, 2022

10:25 AM


St. Mary's College of Maryland

Wed September 28, 2022

12:30 PM


West Virginia University

Wed September 28, 2022

2:25 PM


The University of Alabama

Wed September 28, 2022

3:50 PM


Randolph-Macon College

Thu September 29, 2022

12:30 PM


The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Thu September 29, 2022

2:25 PM


Lynn University

Thu September 29, 2022

3:50 PM

NOVA FINANCIAL AID SEMINARS

Financial Aid 101

What is Financial Aid? How do I apply? What factors make up my financial aid award? How do I qualify for the most $$$?

These questions and more will be covered in our Financial Aid 101 session. Information applies to ALL institutions.

Open Q&A to address your individual questions!

September 29, 2022, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Loudoun Valley HS



FAFSA Filing Workshops

Bring Your Financial Aid Documentation and File Your FAFSA On the Spot (see attachment)

Learn the Ins and Outs of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Open Q&A to address your individual questions!

October 15, 2022, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Woodgrove HS

LCPS COLLEGE FAIR

Sunday, September 25, 2022

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Independence High School

23115 Learning Circle

Ashburn, VA 20148


The Loudoun Education Foundation is pleased to support the 2022 LCPS College Fair, designed to connect high school students with opportunities in higher education. It is one of the largest college fairs in the region, featuring nearly 200 colleges and universities from around the nation, as well as representatives from every branch of the U.S. military. Each year. the fair draws thousands of students and their families.

ALCANZA COLLEGE FAIR

Greetings from George Mason University!


We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 22nd Annual ALCANZA College Fair! Mason hosts ALCANZA as part of our effort to inform Latinx high school students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area about opportunities in higher education. With your participation, we hope to provide information essential to the college application and financial aid process and encourage students to pursue their education beyond high school. More than 200 colleges and universities from all over the nation attend ALCANZA for the opportunity to meet with over 2,000 high school students. We are excited to welcome you to the EagleBank Arena in October!

Please note that this event is geared toward Latinx students and we ask that you prioritize attendance for members of that community in your schools.



The ALCANZA College Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Opening Session: 10:30 - 11 a.m.

College Fair: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

EagleBank Arena

George Mason University - Fairfax Campus



Register TODAY! Space is limited.

https://go.gmu.edu/alcanza-HS

Various student and teacher resources can be found on our website linked here. These include a Preparing for College Calendar, College Fair Tips, and fair flyers in English and Spanish.

Please feel free to pass this information along to your colleagues from other schools who you believe may have interested students! If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail admevent@gmu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

8TH ANNUAL HBCU SHOWCASE

Tuesday October 18th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Tuscarora HS, Leesburg, VA

Tuscarora HS will be hosting our 8th Annual Historically Black College and Universities Showcase. This evening is designed to expose our school community to the many options that are available at HBCUs. We want to expose and educate our school communities and encourage all students, regardless of ethnicity, to include these institutions during the college selection process. In addition to the HBCUs that will be in attendance, there will be a NCAA presentation, college test preparation, community scholarships, and on-site application review with college admissions counselors. We hope you make time to come out and get informed about these historic universities. We will be hosting this event “in-person” this year.

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FINDING BEST FIT COLLEGES PRESENTATION

Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and the author of The Best 388 Colleges and College Admission 101 will present a seminar for college-bound students and their families. Rob will share expert advice on the college admissions process, including how to become a savvy college shopper and applicant, leverage in-depth info on colleges, and maximize financial aid.


Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Stone Bridge High School Auditorium

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RE-LINKYOUR HARRIS TEETER ACCOUNT BY OCTOBER 1

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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Tutor.com, a free on-demand tutoring service, is now available to all LCPS students. Students can access Tutor.com through the link on the left-hand menu of any Schoology course.
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CAFETERIA ACCOUNT

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

EDITING SPENDING LIMITS

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TICKET SPICKET

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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Our General Meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. The meetings will normally be held in the school library.


Join us on Tuesday, September 20th for a spirit night at Manhattan Pizza. Mention LVAB and enjoy dinner.


Subscribe to our newsletter to learn what we do each month. https://lvboosters.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe...


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


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.


- Your Loudoun Valley Athletic Boosters

ATTN: SENIOR PARENTS!

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.

SPONSORS

Thank you to the LVAB sponsors!! We appreciate all the support. If you are interested in sponsoring LV Athletic Boosters, please visit us at lvboosters.org
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WHAT TO DO IF LCPS GO IS DOWN

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

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google


TOOL: Google Meet

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

HOW TO SIGN IN: Google


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


FAQs

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.

HIGH SCHOOL TOOLKIT

STUDENT SOFTWARE CATALOG

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

It is the intention of Loudoun County Public Schools to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.


Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) performs routine inspections of several school buildings and staff facilities in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). As required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the EPA, this notification is to inform you that asbestos-containing material (ACM) is present and managed in several locations in Insert School Name.


Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was used extensively in many building materials because of its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire-retarding capabilities. While virtually any building constructed in the United States from the 1940s to the late 1970s contains some asbestos, intact and undisturbed asbestos-containing materials generally do not pose a health risk. Schools are held to a higher standard for management than residences or privately-owned buildings.


In our school, known areas of ACM are inspected semi-annually by licensed LCPS personnel and every three years by licensed third-party inspectors to ensure that the material remains in good condition and does not pose an exposure hazard for building occupants. Any materials found to be in unacceptable condition or impacted by planned building work are removed by licensed professionals. Records of all inspections, response actions, and sampling data are compiled in the school’s Asbestos Management Plan document. This document also indicates the locations where asbestos-containing materials may be present.


In 2020-2021, the following inspections and response actions were performed:

- February 2021 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- August 2021 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- February 2022 Periodic Visual Surveillance, All Known ACM

- August 2022 Triennial Inspection (Third Party), All Known ACM


You are welcome to review a copy of any facility’s Asbestos Management Plan in the administrative office of the school. In addition, copies of all Management Plans are maintained in the Loudoun County Public Schools Facilities Services Environmental Division offices, located at 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg, Virginia. For all inquiries regarding the asbestos management plan and asbestos-related issues in our facilities please contact the LCPS designated asbestos program manager, Cristina Windover, at Cristina.Windover@LCPS.org or 571-252-1934.


Loudoun County Public Schools is committed to providing safe schools for all students and employees in our district and we thank you for your attention to this important issue.

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