The RUNdown

Week of January 17th, 2022

It was a great first week of the second term!

Tonight, please support our basketball teams as they take on the Falcons. Girls are at home (JV at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7:00pm) and boys play at FHS (Freshmen at 5pm, JV at 6:15pm, and Varsity at 7:30pm). We wish both teams the best of luck! GO Cougars!

Athletic and Extracurricular Events

Saturday, January 15th:

  • Winter Track at Liberty University - 9am
  • Wrestling at John Handley - 9am
Monday, January 17th:
  • No Activities/No School

Tuesday, January 18th:

  • Girls Basketball at John Handley (home) - JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm
  • Boys Basketball vs. John Handley - Freshmen at 5pm, JV at 6:15pm, and Varsity at 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 19th:
  • Academic Team at Sherando - 6pm
  • Wrestling vs. James Wood/Handley (home) at 6pm
  • Girls Basketball vs. James Wood at FCMS - JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm

Thursday, January 20th:

  • JV Wrestling (home) - 6pm
  • Academic Team at John Handley - 6pm
  • Back to School Night - 6pm
Friday, January 21st:
  • Boys Basketball at James Wood - JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm
  • Swim vs. Liberty/Fauquier at Warf - 6pm

Saturday, January 22nd:

  • FCPS Job Fair - 8am - 1pm
  • Girls Basketball vs. James Wood (home) - JV at 1pm and Varsity at 2:30pm


  • Students - please remember to arrive on time (the tardy bell rings at 7:30am), follow the dress code (page 11), and wear your mask

  • Students are not allowed to have food delivered to school during the school day

  • After Prom Meeting on Tuesday, January 18ath at 7PM via Zoom. Please send an email to and request the Zoom meeting link. Junior and Senior parents/guardians - planning for the traditional event has begun and volunteers are needed for many roles! Please click here to sign up and get involved. Check-out for additional information and details

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 are invited to attend an MVGS Information Meeting. Faculty and staff will be present to discuss the MVGS program and answer questions. MVGS Information Meeting January 25, 2022 at 6:30pm. Here is the Zoom meeting link: If you cannot attend, the meeting will be 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 20th
  • Back to School Night - 6pm
  • 10th grade SCA Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
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

FCPS COVID Update: Isolation and Quarantine Timelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its K-12 COVID-19 guidance to include revised isolation and quarantine timelines. Based on this new guidance, FCPS will begin to implement the following protocols, thereby reducing the isolation and quarantine timelines for both staff and students:

Isolation Timeline (for students and staff who are COVID-19-positive):

  • Isolate for at least 5 full days.
  • End isolation after 5 full days only if fever-free for 24 hours and if other symptoms have improved.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days.

Quarantine Timelines (for students and staff who are close contacts with someone who has COVID-19):

  • Quarantine for at least 5 days if:
    • Are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of vaccines but have not received a recommended booster shot.
    • Are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.
  • Quarantine is not necessary if:
    • Are ages 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters.
    • Are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
  • All close contacts should:
    • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days.
    • Get tested at least 5 days after having close contact with someone with COVID-19 unless recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

In addition, Fauquier County Public Schools will continue to implement the following mitigation strategies:

  • All employees, students, and visitors are required to wear face masks indoors. This includes any FCPS workplace, school buildings, and while entering, exiting, and riding the school bus.
  • All employees, students, and visitors should complete a daily self-health assessment before entering any school building.
  • All employees and students must stay home when they are sick.
  • Frequent hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged.
  • Social distancing shall be maintained to the extent possible, particularly indoors.
  • High-touch surfaces will be disinfected frequently.
  • Contact tracing will be used for suspected close contacts of a positive case of COVID-19.

Please see the FCPS COVID Response Plan 2021-2022 School Year document for more details regarding FCPS COVID-19 protocols.

The health and safety of students and staff remain a top priority for FCPS. As we receive additional school-specific guidelines, we will adjust our mitigation strategies as necessary to preserve safe, in-person learning to the greatest extent possible.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

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