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  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

 

Important Dates:

October 30:               Two-Hour Early Release (First Quarter Extended to Nov. 2, 5pm.)

 

October 31:               All Day, Beyond the Page Theatre Production:  The Hitchhiker

 

November 2:             5pm, End of First Quarter (Extended for Completion of Assignments.)

 

November 3:             Student Holiday/Election Day

 

November 5:             West Potomac’s Outstanding Employee Awards Nomination Deadline

 

November 9:             6:30pm, PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting

 

November 11:           Veteran’s Day, Two-Hour Early Release Scheduled

 

November 18:           Top It Off Fundraiser Kick-off

 

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

Beyond the Page Theatre Presents:  The Hitchhiker, October 31st, all day on YouTube -  

WP families gather around this All Hallows' Eve and be prepared to be mesmerized by the award-winning Beyond the Page Company’s newest production. The Hitchhiker is a radio play for all written by Lucille Fletcher in 1941. This spooky story will transport you back to the golden age of radio. We hope you’ll hitch a ride and tune in to the WP Theater Youtube channel. on October 31st!

 10.31.2020 The HitchHiker . Beyond the Page Event.jpg

 

West Potomac’s Outstanding Employee Awards - Nominations are now open!

Parents, guardians and students – please take a moment to recognize an outstanding WP employee by completing the nomination form found here at this link  in any of the categories listed below. 

All nominations must be submitted by 3pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020If your nominee is selected, you may be contacted to complete a nomination packet for the next level of the competition. Please contact Emily Millians at eemillians@fcps.edu with questions.

 

Outstanding New Teacher - Has 1-3 years of teaching experience in any school/district.

Outstanding Teacher - Has 4 or more years of teaching experience in any school/district. Librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding Professional Employee - Has worked at least one year in a non-instructional position that supports school leadership. Ex. School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialists, System of Support Advisor, On Time Graduation Coordinator, Dean of Students, Dean of Instruction, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors, and the Safety and Security Specialist.

Outstanding Operational Employee - Has at least 1 year of experience in their current position. This category includes Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistants, Custodians, Food Service Staff, IAs, PHAs, PHTAs, and Parent Liaisons.

Outstanding Leader - Has worked at least one year in an administrative position other than principal.

 

 

The West Potomac Chorus Boosters – We invite all to participate in our fundraising efforts to help support scholarship and programs.  Fundraising link is live!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4DA4AB2AA31-westpo

We also invite chorus parents to join the Boosters. For information please contact Denise Theunissen, Chorus Booster President at Dgt2224@yahoo.com.

 

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

PTSA Meeting – November 9th:  Please join us for our membership meeting on Monday, November 9th, 6:30pm via Zoom and Facebook Live.  Ms. Carter from our College and Career Center (CCC) will be joining us along with a current college admissions professional to take your questions about college prep, the app process, COVID effects, etc. Please be sure to read the CCC monthly newsletters and look over the many resources on the West Po CCC web site https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/student-services/college-and-career-center. Bring your questions to the meeting. You can presubmit questions to ptsa.westpotomac@gmail.com

 

 

Class of 2021 Wolverines Yard Signs - Celebrate your Senior by purchasing a yard sign for $15.00.  Order yours today at https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store/items/191467

 

 

First Quarter Academic Recognition – The PTSA will recognize the All A Honor Roll, All A/B, and Rising Stars students from the First Quarter.  We are finalizing plans. Please be assured that no matter what the learning scenarios our students must deal with we will continue to recognize student academic achievement and hard work.  Thanks to your membership and donations, as well as our corporate sponsors and fundraisers, we can continue to support and recognize our hard-working students.

 

 

Holiday Fundraisers – As we head into the holiday season, the PTSA is partnering with local community businesses and online vendors to help you get you ready for the holidays while helping our PTSA:

 

Top It Off Fundraiser, November 18 -22 - Are you looking for that perfect gift or ready to add some new accessories to your own wardrobe?  Located in Hollin Hall Shopping Center, 7968 Fort Hunt Road, Top It Off has great new fall arrivals including hats, gloves, holiday jewelry, specialty gifts and much more. 10% of all purchases will be donated back to the PTSA. As a special bonus, get a free mask with any purchase during this fundraiser!  Also, November 18th is the Wine Wednesday Kick Off.  To allow for social distancing at this Nov. 18 event, sign up is required:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949a9aa2da75-topitoff2

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Minted Fundraiser:  https://www.minted.com.  Shop Christmas cards, holiday photo cards, wedding stationery, fine art, personalized gifts, and more designed by independent artists. This special offer is available from October to December 2020.  WPHS families receive 20% off holiday cards and gifts and 15% of your purchase will be donated back!  

PTSA's promo code is: FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC. 

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Special Thank You!

Thank you to Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, and The Moery Company for their support of the PTSA this year.

 

SAT and ACT Test Prep

 

NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) -The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21.

Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Fall mock test dates are 11/14, and 12/5.

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

Gum Springs Community Center Now Open!

See flyer below for more information.

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West Potomac HS Weekly News

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Good Afternoon WP Family!

Town Hall

I hope you will get out and enjoy this beautiful weekend!  Thanks to all of you who took the time to join me at our Town Hall last night.  If you were unable to attend, below is the link to the recording.  I strongly suggest you and your students take some time to listen as there is important information regarding our current operations in the virtual as well as next steps toward in-person learning options.  You all will be receiving communication from me, hopefully next week, confirming your July 15th choice and giving you an opportunity to keep or modify your choice. 

 

WPHS Town Hall 10/22 Link 1 - recording_1

 

First Quarter Progress Ending with the Rolling Gradebook

 

We are also approaching the end of the quarter next week. Due to the dynamic learning conditions this school year, I want to remind you of West Potomac’s adjustment to our approach to calculating and reporting student grades this school year, to create more flexibility and equity in our practices.  Beginning this year, all West Potomac High School teachers are using a rolling (cumulative) gradebook.  We believe this shift will better meet the academic and social-emotional needs of all students by allowing more flexibility and increased opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery, complete make-up work, and retake assessments.  To learn more, please review the following video. In addition, course-specific grading policies can be found in each teacher’s syllabus.  Please contact your child’s teacher with questions.

 

October 29th PSAT for Juniors and October 30th 2-hour Early Release

 

On Thursday Oct. 29th all students will be asynchronous as we will be administering the PSAT to our juniors.  Since many teachers will be involved in the proctoring, we will not be able to have synchronous instruction.  Juniors taking the PSAT will not be required to complete asynchronous work.  Teachers will use that day to begin closing out the quarter allowing time for students to catch up, complete and turn in missing assignments.  Some may offer additional office hours on that day to support students finalizing their quarter progress. 

The following day Oct. 30th is a two-hr. early release (Please find the bell schedule below and at the link, https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/about/bell-schedules ).  Monday Nov. 2nd and 3rd are student “holidays”; however, teachers may offer additional office hours to support student’s completion of first quarter progress.

Take good care,

Ms. Millard

 

 Important Dates

  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

 

Important Dates:

October 24:             Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Event, 10am to 2pm

 

October 27:            College Admissions in the Time of Social Distancing (Zoom)

 

October 29:            PSAT Day For Juniors (Must have pre-registered)

 

October 30:            End of First Quarter

 

October 31:            WPHS Beyond the Page Theatre Production:  The Hitch Hiker

 

November 9:         PTSA Membership Meeting

 

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout, October 24, 10am – 2pm, Mount Vernon and Franconia District Stations - Hi West Potomac Pyramid Community!  While you are decorating your home to celebrate the festivities of fall, remember that you can do something easy to make your home safer for your own ghouls and goblins. CLEAN OUT YOUR MEDICINE CABINET!  Many students have access to powerful prescription drugs like Xanax, Adderall, and Opioids because they are stored in an unlocked medicine cabinet.

For more information or to refer your student, please contact me, Elizabeth Knudson, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, eaknudson@fcps.edu.

Please see attached flyer for additional info, including drop off locations for medicine disposal.  Stay safe!  Sincerely, Ms. Knudson

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Event Flyer.pdf

 

Beyond the Page Theatre Announcement - click here…if you dare:

The HitchHiker. WPHS Production. 10.31.jpg

 

Class of 2021 Wolverines Yard Signs For Sale - Celebrate your senior by purchasing a yard sign for $15.00 (designed by one of the talented members of the Class of 2021).  Over 130 have already been ordered - order yours today at https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store/items/191467

 

WPHS Library Update - The library has extended the hours for curbside pick-up. Students can now pick-up items from 1:00-5:00 pm on Mondays. For more information, please email Mrs. Landon (jllandon@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Rice (wsrice@fcps.edu). Please see attached flyer.

Library curbside pickup instruction flyer.pdf

WPHS Spirit Wear Merchandise Available for Purchase - The West Potomac Online School Store is now open until November 2nd!  Everything from shirts to sweatpants to hats is available. To shop go to https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/WPSGA2020 and get your West Po merch today! 

WPHS Merchandise. SGA.pdf

Looking for a way to support families in our community this holiday season?

Since 2016, Food For Neighbors (FFN) has been providing holiday meals to families of middle and high school students who live throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. Please consider making a donation.  Through your generosity, students throughout our community will be able to experience a joy during what has been a difficult year. Thank you for your generosity. https://www.foodforneighbors.org/home/holiday-meals/

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

PTSA Membership - Feel like you’re forgetting something?  Have you become a PTSA member yet? Join today: https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store 

 

Help with Return to School – Donate Disposable Masks and Disinfectant WipesWe now have a small number of students learning in person at West Po and will have a few more smaller groups returning in the next couple of weeks. To help with PPE supplies, please consider donating disposable masks and disinfectant wipes to the school.  Order from Amazon with your West Po PTSA designated Amazon Smile account, Smile.amazon.com, and your donation goes even further. (Packages must be addressed to West Potomac HS as recipient.) Disinfectant wipes and masks are also returning to store shelves.  Next time you’re out, please consider picking up some to donate.  See attached flyer for details re drop off and shipping.

 PTSA- WIPES AND MASKS Donations.pdf

If you have additional questions, please contact Tracy Dunn at tdunn@mcenearney.com.

 

Help the PTSA Raise Funds - Holiday Cards and Gifts - This holiday season, the PTSA is partnering with Minted to help us fundraise while also offering our WPHS families 20% off holiday cards and gifts - 15% will be donated back!  Check out Minted at https://www.minted.com.  Shop holiday cards, stationery, fine art, personalized gifts, and more designed by independent artists. This special offer is available from October to December 2020. 

PTSA's promo code is: FUNDRAISEPOTOMAC

 

Special Thank You!

Thank you to Burke & Herbert Bank and Safeway for their support of the PTSA this year.

 

WPHS College and Career Center Updates - October 2020

Greetings West Potomac students and families! Please click below for information on the College and Career Center, upcoming virtual college rep visits, college fairs, NOVA Pathways, financial aid help, test prep programs, selected scholarships, and other opportunities.  As always, reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

WPHS College and Career Center Oct 2020 Newsletter.pdf

 

2021 Virginia Summer Governor’s School 

Governor’s School is a challenging and enriching Virginia program designed for highly motivated students who are looking for a challenging summer experience.  Programs are offered in Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities, Math/Science/Tech, Agriculture, Life Science/Medicine, and Mentorships in Engineering and Life Sciences.  These residential programs run from late June to late July and are four weeks in length.  Only students who are available during that time frame and whose records match these criteria should apply. To learn more about SRGS, view the video. 

If you want to learn more please register for a WP Governor’s School informational session

To attend the informational session, you must first register using the link above. You will receive an email to your school email the morning of the session. There will be 3 sessions available for you to choose from:

  • Wednesday, 10/28 at 11:15am
  • Wednesday, 11/4 at 11:15am
  • Thursday, 11/5 at 3:00pm

To apply for Governor’s School, please complete the steps below:   

  1. Complete the Google Form link below to declare your interest for the 2021 Summer Residential Governor’s School by November 9th, 2020 

You must fill all sections and complete for the following reasons: 

  • The form establishes your contact details for your High School governor’s school representative. Find your school’s SRGS representative  
  • This will provide district level communication to both you and your designated school contact to allow for an efficient application process.  
  1. Fill out the appropriate application.  Use the links below to take you to the program you would like to apply to for the summer of 2021. 

This fillable application form needs to be completed and set to your school level governor’s school contact by December 7, 2020. 

Link to the applications:

For the Application timeline for Virginia summer Residential Governor’s Schools see the FCPS Governor’s School site.

General information about Summer Residential Governor’s Schools-from the VA DOE website

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering. 

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.

 

 

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SAT and ACT Test Prep

 

Applerouth Tutoring Services  is excited to partner with West Potomac PTSA to provide free, live online, information sessions this semester!

 

Tuesday, Oct. 27th  - "College Admissions in the Time of Social Distancing"                     (Online via ZOOM, 7-8 PM)

 

West Potomac and Applerouth Tutoring Services invite you to join Dr. Jed Applerouth, Ph.D., live online on Tuesday evening! Learn how to best navigate the college admissions process, as well as what we have learned about colleges' reaction to the global health crisis. Jed will arm you with crucial information and timelines, provide the latest expectations of college admissions offices, and discuss optimizing your test scores and grades for admissions, in order to ease any anxiety about the process. Log on and join us, to get your questions answered, and leave prepared to navigate your own college admissions process with confidence! (Zoom link to be emailed to you, following online registration.

Applerouth.com event code: M416205)  Sign Up HERE, to register for this free event.

 

NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) -The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21.

Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Fall mock test dates are 11/14, and 12/5.

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

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Happy Weekend Eve!

I hope everyone has been doing well over the past few weeks while I have been out on planned medical leave.  I am doing well and thanks to the leadership of my amazing Admin Team, have been able to follow doctor’s orders and successfully heal. 

 

Well, a lot has developed over the past few weeks including a school board meeting last evening that went well into the early hours of the morning.  I am sure you all have many questions and it is my hope to provide clarity in the coming days.  I would like to hold another WPHS Town Hall on Thursday October 22nd at 6 pm to discuss the next steps toward the reopening of school and to review where we currently are with virtual learning.   Please register HERE and you will receive a link to the meeting on the morning of the meeting.

 

Have a good weekend!

 

Ms. Millard

 

  

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

 

Important Dates:

October 21:            Senior Day – Drive thru/Pick-up Textbook(s), Supplies, Pre-ordered      Class of 2021 Yard Signs

October 22:            Chick-Fil-A Pop-Up Drive Thru Fundraiser (Pre-order link below)

October 27:            College Admissions in the Time of Social Distancing (Zoom)

October 29:            PSAT Day For Juniors (Must have pre-registered)

October 30:            End of First Quarter

November 9:         PTSA Membership Meeting

 

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

PSAT Day For Juniors – October 29, 2020:

Thursday, October 29, WP Juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT.  FCPS will cover the test cost for any 11th gr. student.  To be eligible – students must have pre- registered. 

 

Digital Resources at West Potomac High School - Parent Consent

Fairfax County Public Schools uses a variety of resources to support student learning. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

WPHS Library Update - The library has extended the hours for curbside pick-up. Students can now pick-up items from 1:00-5:00 on Mondays. For more information, please email Mrs. Landon (jllandon@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Rice (wsrice@fcps.edu). Please see attached flyer.

Library curbside pickup instruction flyer.pdf

 

Still have textbooks and library books from last school year?   They can be returned on Monday’s from 8:00 am-3:00 pm.  Look for the bins outside the main entrance (door #1) under the awning.  There will be one bin for textbooks/reading books and a separate bin for library books. Please make every effort to return the books you have at home.  Students who have library books from the Sandburg library may also return to WPHS and we will return them for you.

 

WPHS Spirit Wear Merchandise Available for Purchase - The West Potomac Online School Store is now open until November 2nd! Everything from shirts to sweatpants to hats is available. To shop go to https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/WPSGA2020 and get your West Po merch today! 

WPHS Merchandise. SGA.pdf

Looking for a way to support families in our community this holiday season?

Since 2016, Food For Neighbors (FFN) has been providing holiday meals to families of students in middle and high schools throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties. Please consider making a donation that would provide a special meal at this special time of the year when families come together.  Through your generosity, students throughout our community will be able to experience a joy during what has been a difficult year. Thank you for your generosity. https://www.foodforneighbors.org/home/holiday-meals/

 

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

PTSA MEMBERSHIP – PLEASE JOIN

Please help us reach our goal of 500 by becoming a member today.  At this writing we have 354 members. We need your support as members. Your membership directly supports instruction for our students through education grants, enrichment programs, affordable ACT/SAT Test Prep with Applerouth, and more. 

Don’t miss out – join today:   https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store 

 

Class of 2021 Wolverines Yard Signs For Sale - Celebrate your Senior by purchasing a sign (designed by one of the talented members of the Class of 2021). Pre-ordered signs will be ready for pickup at the Senior Day scheduled on Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00 PM at WPHS.  #WolverinePride

Pre-order yours today at https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store/items/191467

 

 

Chick-Fil-A Pop-Up Drive Thru Fundraiser – Thursday, October 22nd,  4:45 – 6:00 PM (or until sandwiches run out).  Location:  Waynewood Recreational Pool Parking Lot (1027 Dalebrook Dr, Alexandria, VA)    Pre-order at https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store

Pre-order Deadline:  Tuesday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Pre-ordering is highly encouraged as there will be limited sandwiches for sale.  Please see flyer for additional info.

October 22nd WP PTSA CFA.pdf

Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases to the PTSA.  Log into Smile.amazon.com and designate WPHS PTSA as the charity you would like to support.

 

PTSA Item Donation Request - disposable masks and disinfectant wipes: 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:  Please click on the flyer attached to make a BIG difference once schools reopen in person.  Please note:  Any shipments of supplies to the school MUST be addressed to West Potomac High School as the recipient, ATTN: PPE supplies.    Questions? Contact Tracy Dunn at tdunn@mcenearney.com.

PTSA- WIPES AND MASKS Donations.pdf

 

 

Special Thank You!

Thank you to Burke & Herbert Bank and Safeway for their support of the PTSA this year.

 

 WPHS College and Career Center Updates - October 2020

Greetings West Potomac students and families! Please click below for information on the College and Career Center, upcoming virtual college rep visits, college fairs, NOVA Pathways, financial aid help, test prep programs, selected scholarships, and other opportunities.  As always, reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

WPHS College and Career Center Oct 2020 Newsletter.pdf

 

 

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SAT and ACT Test Prep

 

College Admissions in the Time of Social Distancing

The PTSA is proud to bring you a virtual seminar via Zoom with Dr. Jed Applerouth on Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM. As we know, applying to college is stressful under normal circumstances and knowing how the global pandemic has changed the process is vital. Join us to learn all you need to know to navigate the college admissions process in these changing times. Click here to reserve your spot today: The College Admissions Process in the Time of Social Distancing. 

 

NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) -The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21.

Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Fall mock test dates are 10/17, 11/14, and 12/5.

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

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  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

 

Important Dates:

October 9:               PSAT Day For Juniors - Intent to Participate deadline

October 12:            Student Holiday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 14:            National Honor Society Application Deadline

October 21:            Senior Day to pick-up Textbook/Supplies

October 27:            College Admissions in the Time of Social Distancing (Zoom)

October 29:            PSAT Day For Juniors

October 30:            End of First Quarter

 

Student Activities/School News Updates

WPHS Library Curbside Side Pick-Up - The library continues with its Curbside Pick-Up for books. Students place a hold in Destiny (online catalog), Pick-Up:  Mondays between 12:30-3:00pm.  Additional details posted on the Library Google Classroom.  Questions?  Email Mrs. Landon (jllandon@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Rice (wsrice@fcps.edu).

 

National Honor Society (NHS) - Applications for juniors and seniors wishing to join the NHS will be accepted until 3pm on Wednesday, October 14.  Students must use their fcpsschools.net email address to access this link - https://forms.gle/6iKBe2mJ1Yf95eif6.  Questions?  Reach out to the NHS advisors, Ms. Carfang at jacarfang@fcps.edu or Ms. Newton at sabuchkowski@fcps.edu.

 

PSAT Day For Juniors – Intent to participate deadline, October 9th

11th Grade Parents/Guardians, on Thursday, October 29, West Po Juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT.  FCPS will cover the test cost for any 11th grade student.   To be eligible – students need to register by completing the Intent to Participate form by today - Friday, October 9.  Intent to Participate form can be found in the Class of 2022 Google classroom (must be accessed using their fcpsschools.net Google accounts).

 

West Potomac Masks for Sale -- only 5 left!

Show your Wolverine pride and support West Potomac's Dance Team by purchasing one or more washable face masks ($10 each) for yourself or to donate to WP students. Email Gina Almeida at WPDanceTeam2020@gmail.com before they are all gone!  Pay through Venmo or Paypal, cash or a check. 

Order form attached:  WP Mask Order Form . Dance Team.pdf

 

 

PTSA UPDATES:

 

PTSA MEMBERSHIP – PLEASE JOIN  - We now have close to 350 members! Thank you!  If you haven’t joined yet, please help us reach our goal of 500 by becoming a member today.  The PTSA brings together parents, teachers and students who strive towards better education, communication and community involvement.  Your membership directly supports funding education grants, enrichment programs, academic assemblies in addition to offering affordable ACT/SAT Test Prep with Applerouth.  Become a member today by clicking here: https://westpotomacptsa.new.memberhub.store/store

 

Help the PTSA Raise Funds:

Craving Chick-Fil-A fundraisers - We are ready to serve.  At this time we are unable to use WPHS school grounds to hold this popular fundraiser -  please      e-mail Laura Colligan at laurawtwins@yahoo.com if you have a private community lot we could use to set up a pop-up Chick-Fil-A.  Help the PTSA earn funds while we provide a tasty dinner option for our West Po families and community. "Eat Mor Chikin,"

 

Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases to the PTSA.  Log into Smile.amazon.com and designate WPHS PTSA as the charity you would like to support when shopping on Amazon Smile.

 

Harris Teeter - link your VIC card to WPHS PTSA- account # 3602 to help us earn $$ for our school.  Did you know …. every time you purchase Harris Teeter brand products, the PTSA earns 5% of the purchase price?

 

PTSA Donation Request - disposable masks and disinfectant wipes -   

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:  Please click on the flyer attached for an easy way to make a BIG difference once schools reopen in person.  Please note:  Any shipments of supplies to the school MUST be addressed to West Potomac High School as the recipient, ATTN: PPE supplies.  Thank you for your help in keeping our students, teachers and staff well stocked with supplies to keep them all safe.

Questions? Contact Tracy Dunn at tdunn@mcenearney.com.  

PTSA- WIPES AND MASKS Donations.pdf

 

Special Thank You!

Thank you to Burke & Herbert Bank and Safeway for their support of the PTSA this year.

 

 WPHS College and Career Center Update - October 2020

 

Greetings West Potomac students and families! Please click below for information on the College and Career Center, upcoming virtual college rep visits, college fairs, NOVA Pathways, financial aid help, test prep programs, selected scholarships and other opportunities.  As always, reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 WPHS College and Career Center Oct 2020 Newsletter.pdf

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SAT and ACT Test Prep

 

College Admissions in the Time of Social Distancing - The PTSA is proud to bring you a virtual seminar via Zoom with Dr. Jed Applerouth on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm. As we know, applying to college is stressful under normal circumstances and knowing how the global pandemic has changed the process is vital. Join us to learn all you need to know to navigate the college admissions process in these changing times. Click here to reserve your spot today: The College Admissions Process in the Time of Social Distancing. 

 

NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Fall mock test dates are 10/17, 11/14, and 12/5.

 

PSAT/NMSQT FREE ONLINE PREP OFFERED BY APPLEROUTH 9/26/20 - 10/11/20 - You’re invited to Applerouth’s PSAT Prep Rally! Students can join online strategy sessions to prep and then take a full-length proctored practice PSAT/NMSQT - for free. After the practice test, students will receive a detailed score report that highlights both their strengths and areas for growth. [Learn More & Register]

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

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  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

October 5:                  PTSA Membership Meeting, 6:30 PM

October 9:                  PSAT Day For Juniors - Intent to Participate deadline

October 12:                Student Holiday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 14:                National Honor Society Application Deadline

October 21:                Senior Day to pick-up Textbook/Supplies

October 29:                PSAT Day For Juniors

October 30:                End of First Quarter

 

Student Activities/School News Updates

 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the West Potomac Academy Music and Computer Technology Program.  Mr. Phillip Carter and his music and computer tech program was awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Washington D.C. Grammy Association.

 

PTSA UPDATES

PTSA Membership – PLEASE JOIN - Thank you to the more than 320 families/teachers/students who have joined to date this year.  Not yet a member? Please become one today!  Your membership dues are used to directly benefit our school community. The PTSA serves as the Academic Booster Club at WPHS, supports academic success and enrichment, offers education grants to support our teachers, and offers affordable ACT/SAT Test Prep with Applerouth. You can join online at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store

 

PTSA Membership Meeting - Join us Monday, October 5th, 6:30 – 8:00pm, via Zoom and Facebook Live for our October virtual PTSA membership meeting. Ever wondered why West Potomac sits behind all those houses?  West Potomac’s own Emily Millians will treat us to information on the important history of the Quander Family and the West Potomac HS location.  And, as always, our Admin Team will be there to provide updates and answer any questions. A Zoom link will be sent out to all current PTSA members on Monday.  The meeting will also be shown live on the West Potomac PTSA’s Facebook page.

 

Craving Chick-Fil-A fundraisers - We are ready to serve.  At this time we are unable to use WPHS school grounds to hold this popular fundraiser - please email Laura Colligan at laurawtwins@yahoo.com if you have a private community lot we could use to set up a pop-up Chick-Fil-A sale.  Help the PTSA earn funds while we provide a tasty dinner option for our WP families and community. "Eat Mor Chikin"

 

Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases to the PTSA.  Log into Smile.amazon.com and designate WPHS PTSA as the charity you would like to support.

 

Harris Teeter - link your VIC card to WPHS PTSA- account # 3602 to help us earn $$ for our school.  Did you know…every time you purchase Harris Teeter brand products, the PTSA earns 5% of the purchase price?

 

PTSA Item Donation Request - disposable masks and disinfectant wipes -   

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:  Please click on the flyer attached for an easy way to make a BIG difference once schools reopen in person!  Thank you for your help in keeping our students, teachers and staff well stocked with supplies to keep them all safe.  Any shipments of supplies to the school MUST be addressed to West Potomac High School as recipient, ATTN: PPE supplies.  Questions? Contact Tracy Dunn at tdunn@mcenearney.com.

PTSA- WIPES AND MASKS Donations.pdf

 

Thank You!

Thank you to Burke & Herbert Bank and Safeway for their support of the PTSA this year.

 

National Honor Society (NHS)

Applications for juniors and seniors wishing to join the NHS will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14.  Students must use their fcpsschools.net email address to access this link - https://forms.gle/6iKBe2mJ1Yf95eif6.  Questions?  Reach out to the NHS advisors,  Ms. Carfang at jacarfang@fcps.edu or Ms. Newton at sabuchkowski@fcps.edu.

 

WPHS College and Career Center Updates - October 2020

Greetings West Potomac students and families! Please click below for information on the College and Career Center, upcoming virtual college rep visits, college fairs, NOVA Pathways, financial aid help, test prep programs, selected scholarships and other opportunities.  As always, reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 WPHS College and Career Center Oct 2020 Newsletter.pdf

PSAT Day For Juniors – Intent to participate deadline – October 9th.

11th Grade Parents/Guardians, on Thursday, October 29, WP Juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT.  FCPS will cover the test cost for any 11th grade student.  To be eligible – students need to register by completing the Intent to Participate form by Friday, October 9.  Intent to Participate form can be found in the Class of 2022 Google classroom (must be accessed using into their fcpsschools.net Google accounts).

 

West Potomac Masks for Sale -- only 17 left!

Show your Wolverine pride and support West Potomac's Dance Team by purchasing one or more washable face masks ($10 each) for yourself or to donate to WP students. Email Gina Almeida at WPDanceTeam2020@gmail.com before they are all gone!  Pay through Venmo or PayPal, cash or a check. 

Please see attached order form.  WP Mask Order Form . Dance Team.pdf

 

WPHS Library Curbside Side Pick-up

The library continues with its Curbside Pick-up for books. Students place a hold in Destiny (online catalog), and will receive a confirmation email on Mondays that the book is ready.  Pick-up:  Mondays between 12:30-3:00 PM.  Additional details posted on the Library Google Classroom.  As an additional resource- students may also return books from last school year. If freshman have books from Sandburg, you can return them, too, and we will we get them back for you.  Questions, email Mrs. Landon (jllandon@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Rice (wsrice@fcps.edu).

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

SAT and ACT Test Prep

 

College Admissions in the Time of Social Distancing

The PTSA is proud to bring you a virtual seminar via Zoom with Dr. Jed Applerouth on Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM. As we know, applying to college is stressful under normal circumstances and knowing how the global pandemic has changed the process is vital. Join us to learn all you need to know to navigate the college admissions process in these changing times. Click here to reserve your spot today: The College Admissions Process in the Time of Social Distancing. 

 

NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) -The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Fall mock test dates are 10/17, 11/14, and 12/5.

 

PSAT/NMSQT FREE ONLINE PREP OFFERED BY APPLEROUTH 9/26/20 - 10/11/20 - You’re invited to Applerouth’s PSAT Prep Rally! Students can join online strategy sessions to prep and then take a full-length proctored practice PSAT/NMSQT - for free. After the practice test, students will receive a detailed score report that highlights both their strengths and areas for growth. [Learn More & Register]

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

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Happy Friday!

We had a very successful SAT School Day on Wednesday!  Thanks to all the teachers and staff who came out to support the day and our students.  We will have a PSAT Day for juniors on October 29th.  More information on that coming soon. 

I will be away from school for pre-arranged medical leave starting Monday 28th and will return on Oct. 12th.  I am leaving you in the very capable hands of the WPHS Admin Team.  Mr. Johnson and Ms. Britton will be my designees during my absence.  If you need anything, please reach out to them.

I am sure many of you watched and discussed the recent school board meeting.  I know that we all left with more questions than answers at this point.  I am hoping to get more clarity so that I can come back to you all with more understanding as to what all this means for West Potomac.  I will have a Town Hall to share and answer questions as I have more in the next two weeks.  In the meantime, full steam ahead with virtual learning. 

Textbook Distribution

We will continue textbook distribution next Monday/Tuesday of next week.  If you have not picked up your books (check your fcpsschool.net account for emails) please plan to come on Monday or Tuesday (parents can come without their student)

9/28       9-11:30 am

9/29       9-11:30 am

 

Thank you,

Tanganyika H. Millard

Principal, West Potomac H.S.

703-718-2504

 

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

October 5:                           PTSA Membership Meeting, 6:30 PM

October 12:                        Student Holiday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 30:                        End of First Quarter

 

Student Activities/School News Updates

Congratulations to senior Lauren Koelsch  

Congratulations to senior Lauren Koelsch who is one of two hundred twelve students from 18 high schools named as semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2021.

More than 1.5 million juniors entered the 2021 National Merit program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists make up less than one percent of all US. High school seniors and are eligible to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $40 million, to be awarded in the spring of 2021.

Ms. Koelsch finished her junior year with a 4.25 GPA and is taking 3 APs and one Duel Enrollment her senior year. She is a three-year multi-sport varsity athlete playing varsity volleyball and basketball.  She has served West Potomac and its community by participating and holding leadership roles in many organizations such as Girl Up, Key Club and the National Honors Society as well as an active player in many West Po musicals.

 

Walmart School Supply Distribution Sunday, September 27th at 1:00 pm

For those who are in need of school supplies, Walmart is donating 500 school supply packages to our community.  Walmart is in the Kings Crossing Shopping Center. This will be a “drive-by” event and supplies are limited.  You will need to show proof of the attached flyer.

walmrt school supplies flyer.pdf

 

Replay It

West Potomac Sophomore, Saira Nagda has recently founded a nonprofit called “Replay It”.  Its goal is to give children in need the opportunity to participate in sports through donations of gently used sports gear.  To read more, visit website (www.replay-it.org)

In partnership with Hearts and Homes for Youth (www.heartsandhomes.org), an organization dedicated to empowering young survivors in foster homes to make positive life choices and build brighter futures, Replay It has launched its first donation drive and is seeking donations. Please see the attached flyer to see how you can help!

Replay It.JPG

 

Message from Elizabeth Knudson, FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist:

Hi West Potomac Pyramid Community!

I hope the school year has started off well, even though it looks a bit different this year.

I have a little good news to share. The CDC has reported that teen vaping is down! This is great news, however, teens that are still vaping are at increased risks for complications from COVID-19. So please continue to talk with your student about the dangers of vaping or refer them to me!

I also want to make you aware that Virginia saw a 9.4% increase in deaths related to overdoses based on the latest data from the Virginia Department of Health. Last year Virginia saw the most deaths from overdose that Virginia has EVER had. This is obviously bad news, but there are things we can do to create change and decrease that number. One thing you can do as a parent is to talk with your children about the dangers of any kind of drugs. Be a person they can come to with questions and help guide them in their decision making so they can develop those skills in a positive way.

A quick warning: You may have heard about the latest teen “challenge” that has gained in popularity on Tik Tok and other popular social media platforms in the last few months. It’s called the “Benadryl Challenge” and is incredibly dangerous. Children are taking excessive amounts of Benadryl in order to experience the hallucinogenic effects that come with taking too much. If your child mentions the “Benadryl Challenge,” please don’t dismiss it. Instead, please have a conversation with them about its dangers and that it is considered an overdose when they misuse medication like that. Misuse of Benadryl can and does cause death. There is a fine line between hallucinations and a coma.

If you want more information about substances of abuse or would like to refer your student to talk with me, please reach out!

 

Elizabeth Knudson, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Student Safety and Wellness Office

Fairfax County Public Schools

eaknudson@fcps.edu

Google #703.705.2621

 

 

PTSA Membership - Your membership dues are used to directly benefit our school community. The PTSA serves as the Academic Booster Club at WPHS and supports academic success and enrichment, offers education grants to support our teachers, and offers affordable ACT/SAT Test Prep with Applerouth.  You can join online at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store.  You can also make tax deductible donations and purchase WPHS car magnets.  If you would prefer to join the PTSA by check, please contact Libby Meares, Membership Chair at MearesTeam@gmail.com

 

PTSA Item Donation Request - disposable masks and disinfectant wipes: 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:  Please click on the flyer attached for an easy way to make a big difference once schools reopen in person!  The WP Administrative Team in conjunction with the PTSA are collecting Clorox wipes and disposable masks to have on hand for when we re-open.  We thank you for your help in keeping our students, teachers and staff well stocked with supplies to keep them all safe. PTSA- WIPES AND MASKS Donations.pdf

 

PTSA Senior Celebration Committee – This committee will work to celebrate our seniors and is already planning to sell yards signs and car magnets for the Class of 2021. We thank the parents who recently volunteered to lead the committee:  Mara Stangler, Chair, Michele Pilc, Vice Chair, and Lauren Cardillo, Treasurer.  If you are interested in working with this committee, please reach out to Mara, marasteng@yahoo.com, or Michele, pilcmichele@gmail.com.

 

Help the PTSA Raise Funds - Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases to the PTSA.  Log into Smile.amazon.com and designate WPHS PTSA as the charity you would like to donate

 

Harris Teeter - link your VIC card to WPHS PTSA- account # 3602 to help earn money for the school.  Every time you purchase Harris Teeter brand products, the PTSA will earn 5%of the purchase price.

 

Thank you from the PTSA – We would like to thank Burke & Herbert Bank and Safeway for their support of West Potomac PTSA programming this year. Thank you also to all who have joined to date for 2020-21. If you haven’t joined yet, we need you. We want you.

 

WPHS Library Curbside Side Pick-up - The library is excited to start Curbside Pick-up for books. Students place a hold in Destiny (online catalog) and will receive a confirmation email on Mondays that the book is ready. Come to West Po between 12:30-3:00 on Mondays to pick up items. Detailed instructions were posted in the Library Google Classroom.  Students can also return books from last school year at this time as well. If freshman have books from Sandburg, you can return them to West Po, and we will we get them back for you.  Questions, email Mrs. Landon (jllandon@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Rice (wsrice@fcps.edu).

 

WPHS Student Services - Class of 2021 Info - Parents/Guardians/Students:  Below is the link to the Class of 2021 Senior presentation that was presented to Seniors during Advisory on Sept. 24, 2020.  (posted on Class of 2021 google classroom on Monday) recording:  

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/2e335aa0a7f24395a3c90ae4691cb6c0

Attached are the PowerPoint presentation, the WPHS Transcript Request Form, and the Senior Information Forms. In order to be able to save and submit your transcript request form, be sure to download the Transcript Request Form and open it with Adobe Reader.  Opening the file in your browser will not allow you to save or submit your form. Once it’s saved, please email the form to your school counselor as an attachment. Please contact your school counselor or Mrs. Carter if you have any additional questions or concerns.

 

WPHS September 2020 College and Career Center newsletter - Please click on link below to learn information on upcoming virtual college rep visits, college fairs, financial aid help, test prep programs, selected scholarships and other opportunities. As always, reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

CCCNewsletter September 2020.pdf 

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SAT and ACT Test Prep - NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) -The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide.  Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21 - View full schedule and Register Here  Fall mock test dates are 10/17, 11/14, and 12/5.

 

Are the Official Tests Still Relevant? - Test optional does not mean test blind! Check the websites of your favored colleges to see their admissions policy and check the scholarship pages to see if test scores are used for admissions, scholarships or class placement.

 

PSAT/NMSQT FREE ONLINE PREP OFFERED BY APPLEROUTH 9/26/20 - 10/11/20 - You’re invited to Applerouth’s PSAT Prep Rally! Students can join online strategy sessions to prep and then take a full-length proctored practice PSAT/NMSQT - for free. After the practice test, students will receive a detailed score report that highlights both their strengths and areas for growth. [Learn More & Register]

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

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Hello Wolverines!

 

We are prepared to begin our distribution of textbooks, supplies and instruments.  Your student would have received and emails this afternoon to their fcpsschools.net emails with distribution information.  Others may have have received information directly from their teachers.

If you have any books to return to the school from last year, please come on any of the days/times below.  Currently all books from last year that were not collected are showing as lost books owed on your MSB account.  Please refer to the attached MAP

Textbook Distribution

 

9/23       3:30-6:00 pm

9/24       3:30-6:00 pm

9/28       9-11:30 am

9/29       9-11:30 am

 

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Happy Friday Wolverines!

 

Another great week is in the books!  Just a few updates/reminders regarding asynchronous Mondays.  Teachers have and will weekly, assigned independent work on yesterday (Thursdays) and today (Fridays).  This will give students several days to complete the assignments which will ALL be due at 11:59 pm on Monday.  Please feel free to reach out to teachers with any questions.  Again, this is new for all, we need to give grace and not grief to our students and staff as we navigate this journey.  Some students may be required to attend (log in online) an intervention in the morning on Monday.  Those students would have been told to do so individually by their teachers.

 

Gradebooks Live in SIS

 

Gradebooks went live on yesterday.  At this point, you will likely not have many grades.  Remember that teachers have only seen their students a total of 4 times as of today.  We have been intentional in taking these 4 opportunities to build relationships/community, set expectations/routines and to begin to assess student academic needs.  Please take a moment to review this Rolling Gradebook Overview found on our WP return to school page. 

 

Asynchronous (offline) on Sept. 23rd

 

On September 23rd SAT School Day for seniors, ALL STUDENTS will be asynchronous on that day. Teachers will post assignments that students will work on offline.

 

Textbook Distribution

 

We will begin distributing textbooks and supplies to students starting next week.  Not all students will need to pick up textbooks or supplies.  We will message parents/students via eNotify no later than Tuesday, IF they need to come to school and pick up supplies.  There will be four days of DRIVE UP distribution and you will be able to come on any of the days/times that work for your schedules. For planning purposes, these are the dates and times:

 

9/23       3:30-6:00 pm

9/24       3:30-6:00 pm

9/28       9-11:30 am

9/29       9-11:30 am

 

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

  • At West Potomac our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out your child’s administrator if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources, we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

Attendance

  • If your student will be unable to attend any of their synchronous class sessions you must notify the Attendance Office at 703-718-2528 or by submitting the online form. Please include the following:
    • your name
    • student’s name
    • student’s ID number
    • reason for the absence
    • date(s) and period(s) of absence

 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you receive an email, call or text from FCPS regarding your student’s absence for a specific period, please email the teacher directly to follow up and not the attendance office.

 

Mrs. Millard

 

 

 

  • Important Dates
  • School Updates
  • PTSA Updates
  • College and Career Center
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Essential West Po

 

Important Dates:

September 21:  Virtual Back to School Night

September 23: Seniors’ - SAT School Day test (Must have pre-registered)

September 24: PTSA Moe’s Restaurant Night Fundraiser

October 5:  PTSA Membership Meeting 6:30 PM

 

Student Activities/School News Updates:

 

WPHS Yearbook

There is still time to pick up a 2019-20 West Potomac Yearbook!

If you have purchased a West Potomac HS yearbook and you have not picked it up, you may do so on Friday, September 25th from 9am-3pm.  All pickups are at Door 1.

If you have not purchased a West Potomac HS yearbook, you may buy one on www.myschoolbucks.com, pay cash at the door, or write a check to West Potomac HS.  The cost is $80.00.

 

WPHS Library Curbside Side Pick-up:

The library is excited to start Curbside Pick-up for books. Students place a hold in Destiny (online catalog) and will receive a confirmation email on Mondays that the book is ready. Come to West Po between 12:30-3:00 on Mondays to pick up items. Detailed instructions were posted in the Library Google Classroom.  Students can also return books from last school year at this time as well. If freshman have books from Sandburg, you can return them to West Po, and we will we get them back for you.  Questions, email Mrs. Landon (jllandon@fcps.edu) or Mrs. Rice (wsrice@fcps.edu).

 

WPHS – September 2020 College and Career Center newsletter

Please click on link below to learn information on upcoming virtual college rep visits, college fairs, financial aid help, test prep programs, selected scholarships and other opportunities. As always, reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

CCCNewsletter September 2020.pdf

 

PTSA Updates :

PTSA Membership:  Your membership dues are used to directly benefit our school community. The PTSA serves as the Academic Booster Club at WPHS and supports academic success and enrichment, offers education grants to support our teachers, and offers affordable ACT/SAT Test Prep with Applerouth.  You can join online at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store.  You can also make tax deductible donations and purchase WPHS car magnets.  If you would prefer to join the PTSA by check, please contact Libby Meares, Membership Chair at MearesTeam@gmail.com Please note that there will be NO dues increase this year in any category.

 

Moe’s Night –September 24, 4:00-9:00 pm

Welcome to Moe’s…… It's time for the WP PTSA Restaurant Night kick off.   40% of Proceeds will go to PTSA to help fund student and teacher supported programs.  Moe’s is now offering 3 types of meal kits for an affordable price – Make it is an easy dinner night.  Attached flyer must be present with an in-person order (hardcopy or displayed on mobile device).    If ordering by Moe’s webpage -pls be sure to note that you are supporting WP PTSA.  Thank you.

Moe's . Sept. 24. 20 1st PTSA Fundrasier. 40% Donation back.pdf

 

 

PTSA Item Donation Request - disposable masks and disinfectant wipes: 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:  Please click on the flyer attached for an easy way to make a big difference once schools reopen in person!  The WP Administrative Team in conjunction with the PTSA are collecting Clorox wipes and disposable masks to have on hand for when we re-open.  We thank you for your help in keeping our students, teachers and staff well stocked with supplies to keep them all safe.

PTSA- WIPES AND MASKS Donations.pdf

 

Help the PTSA Raise Funds: 

Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases to the PTSA.  Log into Smile.amazon.com and designate WPHS PTSA as the charity you would like to donate.

Harris Teeter - link your VIC card to WPHS PTSA- account # 3602 to help earn money for the school.  Every time you purchase Harris Teeter brand products, the PTSA will earn 5%of the purchase price.

 

SAT/ACT Test Prep:

SAT and ACT Test Prep Info:  NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) -The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Fall mock test dates are 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, and 12/5.

 

PSAT/NMSQT FREE ONLINE PREP OFFERED BY APPLEROUTH 9/26/20 - 10/11/20 - You’re invited to Applerouth’s PSAT Prep Rally! Students can join online strategy sessions to prep and then take a full-length proctored practice PSAT/NMSQT - for free. After the practice test, students will receive a detailed score report that highlights both their strengths and areas for growth. [Learn More & Register]

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

Essential West Po:

Are you lost, clicking around on the West Po web site looking for what you need? This is the page for you - https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/about/essential-westpo

You will find health forms, emergency care forms, all the forms via this web page, in addition to LOTS of other info – bell schedule, Admin team contacts, Student Services, Attendance, Athletics web site… The list goes on.

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West Potomac HS Weekly News

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Happy 1st Week Wolverines!

It has been an amazing start to the school year!  We have had stellar attendance all week, let’s keep it going! Thank you all again, for your partnership from home.  The first two weeks of school are laying the foundations for expectations, building relationships, assessing student academic needs, and reviewing content.  We will have a drive-up plan for picking up supplies necessary for certain courses during the last week of September. 

 

As a reminder Mondays are asynchronous learning days.  Your student will be assigned asynchronous work that will be visible in their google classrooms.  That work must be completed and turned in by the end of the day on Monday.  Work completion will be the verification of your students’ attendance for Monday, so it is important that all work assigned in each class is completed. 

 

We look forward to next week and hope that you all have a safe and relaxing weekend!

 

Ms. Millard

 

Parents, We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

  • At West Potomac our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources
  • Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out your child’s administrator if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.
  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • Moe’s Restaurant Fundraiser
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep

 

Important Dates:

 

September 14:    Virtual PTSA Meeting, 6:30-8pm

 

September 16:   Virtual Back to School Night, 4-7pm

 

September 23:   Seniors’ SAT School Day test (Must have pre-registered.)

 

September 24:   Moe’s Restaurant PTSA Fundraiser

 

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PTSA Meeting:

Please join us Monday, September 14th, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm, for our virtual PTSA meeting. We will approve this year's budget and talk about navigating high school at West Potomac.  Ms. Millard will give us an update. A Zoom link will be emailed to current members on Monday. The meeting will also be shown on Facebook Live via the West Potomac PTSA Facebook page.

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PTSA Membership – PLEASE JOIN

Your membership dues are used to directly benefit our school community. The PTSA serves as the Academic Booster Club at West Po and supports academic success and enrichment, offers education grants to support our teachers, and offers affordable ACT/SAT Test Prep with Applerouth. 

 

You can join online at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store.  You can also make tax deductible donations and purchase WPHS car magnets.  If you would prefer to join the PTSA and/or make a donation/buy a magnet by check, please make check payable to “West Potomac PTSA,” and include name and contact info for each member with membership dues as follows: Parent/Guardian-$15 each, *Student-$5 each, *Teacher/Staff-$5 each. Magnets-$5 each. Donations welcome.  Mail checks to Libby Meares, Membership Chair, 8501 Cyrus Place, Alexandria, VA 22308. Questions? Contact Libby at MearesTeam@gmail.com.

 

* Please note that $5.00 dues increase for these categories is being proposed by the PTSA Executive Board due to the increased National PTA dues that we must pay per member. We now pay a total of $5.50 per member in dues to National, State, and County parent PTAs. Increase slated to take effect mid-October, if approved.

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Moe’s Restaurant NightSeptember 24th, 4:00-9:00 pm

It's time for the WP PTSA Restaurant Night kick off.  40% of proceeds will go to WP PTSA to help fund student and teacher programs. Flyer will be posted shortly and must be presented with order either on your phone or hard copy. 

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PTSA Item Donation Request - disposable masks and disinfectant wipes

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:  Please see the flyer attached for an easy way to make a big difference once schools reopen in person!  The West Potomac Administrative Team and the PTSA are collecting Clorox wipes and disposable masks to have on hand for when we re-open.  We thank you for your help in keeping our students, teachers and staff well stocked with supplies to keep them all safe.

 

PTSA- WIPES AND MASKS Donations.pdf

 

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Help the PTSA Raise Funds:

Amazon Smile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your Amazon Smile purchases to the PTSA.  Log into Smile.amazon.com and designate WPHS PTSA as the charity you would like to donate to and the school will start earning money. Remember to log into Amazon Smile to start earning today!

Harris Teeter -The next time you shop at Harris Teeter, link your VIC card to WPHS PTSA- account # 3602 to start earning money for the school.  Every time you purchase Harris Teeter brand products, the PTSA will earn 5% of the purchase price!

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September College and Career Center Newsletter:

Welcome back West Potomac students and families! Please click on link below to learn information on upcoming virtual college rep visits, college fairs, financial aid help, test prep programs, selected scholarships and other opportunities. As always, reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, eecarter@fcps.edu.

CCCNewsletter September 2020.pdf

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SAT and ACT Test Prep- Applerouth:

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TEST PREP - Classes and mock tests will be offered online with a live instructor until the school facilities reopen and we can safely return to the WPHS campus.

 

NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR - ($125.00) - Just in time for the September School Day SAT or for any student wanting to prep for official tests this fall and winter, the test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test or PSAT results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. Mock tests are not included in the self-directed class, but are readily available. PTSA currently has 26 licenses available. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.

 

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Additional mock test dates will be added next week (9/19, 10/17, 11/14).

 

PSAT/NMSQT FREE ONLINE PREP OFFERED BY APPLEROUTH 9/26/20 - 10/11/20 - You’re invited to Applerouth’s PSAT Prep Rally! Students can join online strategy sessions to prep and then take a full-length proctored practice PSAT/NMSQT - for free. After the practice test, students will receive a detailed score report that highlights both their strengths and areas for growth. [Learn More & Register]

 

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

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WPHS News You Choose - 9/4/20 - Continued

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Below is additional information that was left out of the earlier 9/4/20 News You Choose email.  Thank you and have a great weekend!

  • Important Dates
  • School News Update
  • PTSA Updates
  • WPHS Orchestra - Toppers Fundraiser
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Drive Thru School Supplies Resource

Important Dates:

September 8:     First Day of School

September 8:     WPHS Orchestra Toppers Restaurant Night Fundraiser

September 14:   Virtual PTSA Meeting, 6:30-8pm

September 21:   Virtual Back to School Night

September 23:   Seniors’ SAT School Day test (Must have pre-registered.)

September 24:   Moe’s Restaurant PTSA Fundraiser

PTSA UPDATES

PTSA MEMBERSHIP – PLEASE JOIN

Your membership dues are used to directly benefit our school community. The PTSA serves as the Academic Booster Club at West Po and supports academic success and enrichment, offers education grants to support our teachers, and offers affordable ACT/SAT Test Prep with Applerouth.. 

You can join online at https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store.  You can also make tax deductible donations and purchase WPHS car magnets.  If you would prefer to join the PTSA and/or make a donation/buy a magnet by check, you are welcome to do so. Please make check payable to “West Potomac PTSA,” and include the following for each member:

First and Last Name:

Year in school (if current WPHS student):

Email:

Phone:

Address (if ordering a magnet): 

Membership dues:  Parent/Guardian-$15 each, Student-$5 each, Teacher/Staff-$5 each. Magnets-$5 each. Donations welcome.

Mail form and check to Libby Meares, Membership Chair, 8501 Cyrus Place, Alexandria, VA 22308. Questions? Contact Libby at MearesTeam@gmail.com.

MEMBRESÍA DE PTSA - CÓMO UNIRSE

Sus cuotas de membresía se utilizan para beneficiar directamente a nuestra escuela. El PTSA sirve como el Club de refuerzo académico en West Po y apoyar el éxito académico y el enriquecimiento, subvenciones educativas a nuestros maestros, preparación asequible para exámenes ACT/SAT con Applerouth.

 

Puede unirse en línea en https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store o por cheque. En nuestra “tienda” en línea, puede comprar nuestras membresías de PTSA (ver precios a continuación), hacer donaciones deducibles de impuestos a la PTSA de WPHS y comprar imanes para autos de WPHS.

 

Las personas que prefieran unirse a la PTSA y/o hacer una donación/comprar un imán por correo pueden hacerlo con un cheque pagadero a “West Potomac PTSA” junto con el formulario a continuación.

 

Proporcione la siguiente información para cada miembro:

Nombre y apellido:

Año en la escuela (si es estudiante actual de WHS):

Correo electrónico:

Teléfono:

 

Las cuotas de membresía son las siguientes: Padre / tutor: $15 cada uno, Estudiante: $5 cada uno, Maestro / personal: $5 cada uno. Imanes- $5 cada uno. Se aceptan donaciones.

Envíe el formulario y el cheque a Libby Meares, presidenta de membresía, 8501 Cyrus Place, Alexandria, VA 22308. ¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Libby en MearesTeam@gmail.com.

PTSA Meeting  

Please join us Monday, September 14th, 6:30pm – 8pm, for our virtual PTSA meeting. We will approve this year's budget and talk about navigating high school at West Potomac. Stay tuned for details on how to join the meeting.

WPHS Orchestra Toppers Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Celebrate Back to School and help support the Orchestra by ordering from Toppers Pizza!  The Orchestra Boosters are hosting a Dough-Nation event on September 8th and we will receive a portion of all pizza sales!  Please be sure to use code WP0908 and place your online order.  See linked flyer. Thanks so much for your support!     

SAT and ACT Test Prep

NEW SELF-DIRECTED CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR ($125.00) - Just in time for the September School Day SAT or for any student wanting to prep for official tests this fall and winter, the test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test or PSAT results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. Mock tests are not included in the self-directed class, but are readily available. PTSA currently has 29 licenses available. Register by contacting Marilyn Aboff at marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21

View full schedule and Register Here  Additional mock test dates will be added next week (9/19, 10/17, 11/14).

PSAT/NMSQT- FREE ONLINE PREP OFFERED BY APPLEROUTH 9/26/20 - 10/11/20 - You’re invited to Applerouth’s PSAT Prep Rally! Students can join online strategy sessions to prep and then take a full-length proctored practice PSAT/NMSQT - for free. After the practice test, students will receive a detailed score report that highlights both their strengths and areas for growth. [Learn More & Register]

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TEST PREP - Classes and mock tests will be offered online with a live instructor until the school facilities reopen and we can safely return to the West Potomac campus.

Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, marilynaboff@yahoo.com.

Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, eecarter@fcps.edu.

 

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WPHS News You Choose - 9/4/20

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Happy Last Friday of Summer!

Thank you to all of our families who are supporting our students during virtual learning.  We are very aware of how important our partnership with you will be in the coming weeks to make sure all students are engaging fully in their learning.  Communication is key.  If your child is in need of support or they have concerns, please encourage them to reach out to their teacher to discuss.  As much as you are able, please check in with your child throughout the instructional day, especially on Mondays when they are working asynchronously, to make sure they are fully participating in their classes and completing their assignments. 

We are really excited to start the year, it was really nice to connect this week during the orientations.  No matter what, we are all in this journey together, we are stronger together, and we will achieve together.  Thank you again and have a wonderful weekend.  See you Tuesday!

 

Ms. Millard

Attendance

  • If your student will be unable to attend any of their synchronous class sessions you must notify the Attendance Office at 703-718-2528 or by submitting the online form. Please include the following:
    • your name
    • student’s name
    • student’s ID number
    • reason for the absence
    • date(s) and period(s) of absence

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News You Choose - 8/28/20

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In this Friday’s News You Choose:

  • Rolling Gradebook Overview
  • Athletic Town Hall Recording
  • Final Day of Laptop Distribution
  • Orientation Information – September 2
  • Student Schedules
  • Class of 2021 Student/Parent Night – September 1
  • SAT Day – Class of 2021 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Rolling Gradebook Overview

Athletic Town Hall Recording

Final Day of Laptop Distribution

  • Our final day of laptop distribution was postponed due to a power outage.  Our final day of laptop distribution is now Monday, August 31 from 4-6pm.

Orientation Information – September 2

Student Schedules

  • Schedules will go live in StudentVue and ParentVue at 6am on September 2.  On Monday and Tuesday, August 31st and September 1, all students will receive invites to join their teachers google classroom. 
  • We are excited to see everyone virtually for orientation on Wednesday, September 2nd and even more excited for our new school year to begin on Tuesday, September 8th. In order to help students get organized for these virtual experiences, we have created an organizational tool to help manage the course links and meeting times. On September 1st, students can use THIS VIRTUAL BELL SCHEDULE INSTRUCTION SHEET DOCUMENT to help create and organize their information.  Students will also find a video tutorial at the top of the instruction sheet.
  • NOTE: Students will need to log in with their @fcpsschools.net account to access that instruction sheet document. They will be prompted make their own copy of the instructions.  Need log in/password help? Click HERE.

Class of 2021 Student/Parent Night – September 1

  • We will be holding our Senior Night Virtually next Tuesday, September 1, 2021.  Please RSVP here and we will send you a link to the presentation.  We will record the sessions and send out the links afterwards to anyone who cannot attend.  We encourage both students and parents attend virtual sessions that are of most interest.  We ask each family RSVP once per household.  An overview of the schedule for the evening and presentations can be found here.

SAT Day – Class of 2021 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

  • As shared previously, West Potomac is hosting an SAT Day on September 23 for the Class of 2021.  Only seniors can sign up for this free testing opportunity.  We have extended the registration opportunity through August 31.  If you have not already registered and want to test, the student must sign up using their fcps schools email via this google form by August 31. 
  • All students who registered by the original deadline of August 24 will received a confirmation email from Mr. Easter by today, August 28.  Those who register by the new August 31 deadline will also received a confirmation email by September 2.  If you have any questions contact raeaster@fcps.edu

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Athletics Town Hall Meeting Tonight

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Hello Wolverines, The Athletics and Activities Department is holding our Town Hall Meeting tonight August, 27th to answer any questions parents and students may have about the upcoming school year as it pertains to athletics. Please click below on "Town Hall Meeting" below to join the meeting at 6:00 PM tonight. Please use the "Chat" function located on the right hand side of the presentation to ask any questions that may not have been answered during the presentation.

 

TOWN HALL MEETING   If you are having trouble gaining access to the meeting using the above "TOWN ALL MEETING" please click "TOWN ALL MEETING" below.   TOWN HALL MEETING

 

We look forward to seeing you all tonight.   GO WOLVERINES!!!

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News You Choose - WPHS Countdown to School: 17 Days!

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Happy Friday West Potomac!

 

This week was the first week for teachers and we had an awesome kick off!  Teachers have begun to furiously prepare for your virtual return.  We are so excited about what this new year will bring.  

Laptop Distribution

Many of our rising freshmen and new students began picking up their laptops this week.  Over 350 so far!  Next week we will continue with distribution.  Please refer to the information on our webpage at:

https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/event/laptop-distribution-9th-grade-and-new-students

WPHS Student Virtual Town Hall

I hope that you all have signed up for the WPHS Student Virtual Town Hall on August 25th at 6pm.  If you have yet to do it, there is still time.  Please complete this google form to receive a link for the meeting. 

https://forms.gle/jAzD2HHz1eZLiPsS8

All Student Orientation Day

Lastly, we look forward to seeing you all at our ALL STUDENTS Orientation Day on September 2nd!  Freshmen will have their orientation in the morning while 10th-12th grade will have their orientation in the afternoon.  You will be logging into your classes to briefly meet your teachers and classmates.  More information is to come but please save the date. 

Have a great weekend and see you soon!

 

Ms. Millard

 

 

 

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West Potomac HS Atheltic Newsletter

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ALL ABOUT WOLVERINE ATHLETICS

Wolverine Community,

As you know the Virginia High School League (VHSL) voted to implement Model 3 for the upcoming school year. 

Model 3 – Delay all VHSL sports and adopt the Condensed Interscholastic Plan.  Leave all sports in the season where they are currently aligned.

  • Season 1 (Winter) December 14 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 28)
  • Season 2 (Fall) February 15 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)
  • Season 3 (Spring) April 12 – June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26)

I know that there are still a lot of questions surrounding the playing of sports this year and I would like to answer those questions for you. The Activities Office will be offering a "Town Hall" meeting on August 27th at 6pm. In order to join the town hall on the 27th please use the link below:

TOWN HALL MEETING

We ask that you submit any questions that you have prior to the meeting by using the link below.

QUESTIONS

Thank you for your patience as I know our community has been eagerly awaiting a decision from the VHSL. We are excited to hopefully getting back to sports in December and providing some sense of normalcy for our student athletes. I look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions on August 27th.

We are also accepting all student athletic forms at this time. Please fill out the following forms and email them to the ACTIVITIES OFFICE.

1. VHSL Physical Form (dated after May 1st, 2020)

2. Emergency Care Card

3. Concussion Education for Parents and Students

Calling all current and future Wolverines! The Wolverine Nation Virtual 5K is coming soon!

 

Who: Fans of Wolverine Athletics & Athletes What: a virtual 5K When: Anytime you choose between August 22-September 8 Where: Anywhere you'd like to run or walk Why: Because we need to get up and move in support of WP Athletics

 

REGISTER HERE

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News You Choose - Friday, August 7, 2020

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Good afternoon West Potomac families,

As many of you heard during our town hall meeting on July 13, we want to provide families with the support needed to robustly partner with us to ensure the success of your children, our students. 

We have compiled a list of resources for parents and guardians on our website.  The link is found under the resources tab, and is entitled ‘Parent Virtual Learning Resources’,  and is located here, https://westpotomachs.fcps.edu/index.php/resources/parent-virtual-learning-resources

There are currently three general areas on the support site:
  1. Commonly used digital platforms – these links provide tutorials on introduction and use of the different platforms used at West Potomac.
  2. General technology resources – these links provide instruction on the various technology tools used in FCPS.
  3. There is a link to request specific support help based on your needs.  Please use this to help us support you and your children.

This is an evolving support network, and we want to hear from you about types of support you need. We look forward to partnering with you in ensuring the success of all our students.

 

Regards,

 

Ms. Millard

 

 

 

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