The Mustang Spirit

The Principal's Newsletter - May 14, 2021

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Songs for a New World Rescheduled

This year's musical, Songs for a New World, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 27 at 7:30 PM. Unfortunately, at this time, we will no longer be taking requests to see the performance live as we are going to try to honor the ticket requests already made of us. However, if we have cancellations, we will let you know.


Please don't feel left out. If you can't be with us in the auditorium, you can still watch our live stream at: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/53462


Use the link "buy" a ticket to see the stream, but don't worry, all the tickets are free!

Underclassmen End-of-Year Schedule

Friday, May 21: Junior-Senior Field Day from 9:30-11:30 AM


Friday, May 21: FCCPS Student Vaccination Pod (for students who signed up)

Administration of the Pfizer first dose during the school day in the Henderson MS gym


Saturday, May 22: Junior-Senior Prom from 7:00-10:00 PM in the Mustang Stadium (tickets required)


Friday, June 4: Sophmorphing & Freshman Field Day

  • Sophomores will participate in their annual bonding experience off campus all day
  • Freshmen Field Day from 9:30-11:00 AM

Monday through Thursday, June 7, 8, 9, and 10: Last Week of School

Half days of instruction, 8:05 AM-11:45 AM for culminating course activities. Wednesday will be an in-person day for students. Here is the final week half day bell schedule (and a linked photo below).


Friday, June 11: FCCPS Student Vaccination Pod (for students who signed up)

Administration of the Pfizer second dose in the Henderson MS gym

COVID-19 Refresher

As parents, we are all navigating new territory when it comes to responding to COVID with students. Please review the “What to Do When Guide” below designed for parents to help if their student is experiencing symptoms; is exposed outside of school; and/or has tested positive for COVID.


FCCPS What to Do When-COVID Response Guide for Parents


We have a great relationship with the Fairfax County Health Department. Sometimes the investigations are complex and take longer than others. The infographic below explains what happens if there is a positive case, and we start the contact tracing process. We appreciate everyone’s patience whenever a contact tracing investigation has to occur. Please take a few minutes to review this tool which provides an overview of the process and some additional information that families may find helpful.


FCCPS Contact Tracing Process


Proceso de seguimiento de contactos de FCCPS


The most important thing parents/guardians can do is to NOT send your student(s) to school if they are feeling ill; getting tested; or have been exposed. This goes for siblings in the household as well.


DOWNLOAD HEALTH SCREENING FLYER (In English and Spanish)

Vaccines Available Now, No Appointment Necessary

The Tysons Community Vaccination Center (CVC) now offers walk-in appointments! While appointments may still be scheduled ahead of time, the Tysons CVC is offering first-come, first-served walk-in appointments Monday-Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The CVC is located in the former Lord & Taylor at 7950 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA, 22102.


The FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine to include adolescents aged 12+. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal healthcare choice.


More information here.

Summer Academy Registration Is Open Through June 2

Registration for our 2021 Summer Academy Program is open. Students will have the opportunity to select from a variety of Hybrid Classroom (Hy-C) courses for new credit, credit recovery or continuation, or obtain enrichment for advanced courses. Parents/ Guardians may register their child/children using this Summer Academy Registration Form by Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Parents/Guardians will be sent a confirmation email once registration closes and not before.

Milestone Towers Proposal Town Hall Meetings: May 19

The Falls Church City School Board has received a proposal from Milestone Towers and Verizon Wireless to install a cell tower on the FCCPS secondary campus. Before any decisions are made, the next step is to hold two virtual Town Hall meetings on the same night, one for the nearby residential community, one for the school community.


To learn more about the project, why it is requested, what it will look like, how it works, and safety, visit the project website.


There will be two Town Hall meetings on the same night: one for the residential community surrounding the school and one for the school community. The same material will be shared at both meetings. Please register in advance at one of the links below.


  • Town Hall for the surrounding residential community 6:00 to 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held by Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance for this webinar at the link below: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Wn3Et6sRpqNjo5pQuVJXg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • Town Hall for the FCCPS Secondary School Community 7:00 to 8:00 PM. This meeting will be held by Zoom Webinar. Please register in advance for this webinar at the link below: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zIDH6ngLQYSfN18EFlpK7Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Quick Links

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PTSA

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