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What a ride we have been on! What makes me happy and keeps me motivated is that we have stayed together and committed to the same vision; doing what is best for our kids. This adversity has brought us closer together and we are #westpostrong. Thank you to my staff, students, and families for holding a foundation of excellence and achievement. As we emerge from the constraints of the pandemic, we must look forward to forging a new path filled with lessons learned and sparks of innovations to come. I hope that you all have a wonderful and relaxing summer. I pray that you all stay safe and healthy. I will see you in August!
Take Good Care,
- Important Dates
- School News Update
- PTSA Updates
- College and Career Center
- SAT/ACT Test Prep
June 11: Last Day of School
June 28-July 6: Summer School Session I
July 21-August 6: Summer School Session II
August 23: First Day of School
September 3: No School, Labor Day Break
September 6: No School, Labor Day
Student Activities/School News Updates:
Below is an overview of the learning opportunities for West Potomac students this summer:
Credit Recovery Academy Summer School (Bryant High School)
- The Credit Recovery Academy provides an opportunity for students to recover one high school course credit per session. Students may not take these courses for new course credit. Students are eligible to enroll in a Credit Recovery Academy course if they have previously received a grade of F/NM. However, students who have passed Algebra 1 may take the Credit Recovery Academy course to improve their understanding and skills before the next school year. No additional course credit will be awarded to these students. Due to construction on campus this summer, West Potomac Credit Recovery will be held at Bryant High School.
- Transportation will be provided from Janna Le Ave & Tamarind St., Hollin Meadows Elementary, Groveton Elementary, Stratford Landing Elementary, Waynewood Elementary, Fort Hunt Elementary, Sandburg Middle, and West Potomac HS. Transportation information will come to your email after you have registered.
- The Credit Recovery Academy is free.
- On Monday, June 14, the West Potomac Student Services Department will be hosting an Open House to assist students and parents in registering for Credit Recovery Summer School Classes. A representative will be available from 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the West Potomac High School library to assist with registration.
If you do not need assistance in applying, please click here to register. When registering for Credit Recovery, after selecting the course, families should select “Bryant High School.”
Credit Recovery Summer School, Session 1: June 28, 2021 - July 16, 2021
English: English 9, English 9 for ELs, English 11, English 11 for ELs, Writing Workkeys Test Prep
ESOL: English Language Development, ESOL Numeracy, ESOL Literacy
Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, AFDA, Algebra I SOL Test Prep, Math Readiness, Numeracy Essentials, Pre-Algebra for ELs
Science: Active Physics for ELs, Biology SOL Test Prep, Geosystems
Social Studies: Government for ELs, World History and Geography 1, VA/US Government
Health and PE: Health and PE 9
Credit Recovery Summer School, Session 2: July 21, 2021 - August 6, 2021
Career and Technical Education: Economics and Personal Finance
English: English 10, English 10 for ELs, English 11, English 11 for ELs, English 12, Reading WorkKeys Test Prep
ESOL: English Language Development (ELD), ESOL Numeracy, ESOL Literacy
Health and Physical Education: Health and PE 10
Mathematics: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra Functions Data Analysis, Geometry SOL Test Prep, Math Readiness, Numeracy Essentials, Pre-Algebra for ELs
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Geosystems
Social Studies: World History and Geography 2, VA/US History
Continuity of Learning for English Learners
New Learning Opportunities
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school counselor.
Summer Arts Opportunities for Rising 3-12 Graders: Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts (grades 6-11) and Elementary Institute for the Arts (grades 2-5) registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Don't delay, seats are first-come first-serve and registration closes June 25. Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is available online.
Meningococcal Vaccination Requirement for Rising Seniors – Effective July 1, 2021, rising seniors are required to have one dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo.) This requirement is for all rising seniors. Parents or guardians should ask their private health care provider or the county health department to review their student’s immunization record to ensure that their student has received the required immunizations. If you need to submit an updated immunization record, please send it/drop it off to Ms. Leslie Dorsey in Student Services.
**Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine with one dose given at age 16 or older.**
More information on new immunization requirements is available here.
WP Dance Team Summer Dance Camps, June 21-25:
1) Dance, Dance, Dance! Grades K-rising 6th. We will celebrate every day by dancing the day away! Campers will learn jazz, pom, and hip-hop dances. Dancers will be split in smaller groups by age.
2) Dance Team Intensive – This camp is for rising 7th and 8th graders who are thinking about doing Dance Team in High School or for the serious dancer. They will learn advanced technique that is commonly used in High School Dance Team, Pom, Jazz, Hip Hop. They will also get daily sessions of gymnastics from a gymnastics instructor to learn tricks that are commonly used in Dance Team Dances. See attached flyer for registration info.
WP Dance Team. June 21 - 25 Summer Camps.pdf
Support the WP Orchestra, Exclusive Wolverine Pride Gifts - Great Items available. See attached flyer for additional info.
WPHS Orchesta - Gift Flyer.pdf
PPE Donation Campaign, Belle View Safeway, Now - June 30: The Safeway at Belle View Shopping Center is running a register donation drive to give PPE to West Potomac. The store initiated this idea and chose West Po as the recipient. Safeway will use monies collected through the end of the month to buy PPE to give to our school. Thank you, Belle View Safeway!
Yearbooks – Yearbooks are scheduled to be available for pick up in August. More details will be sent out closer to the time.
Support West Po PTSA This Summer – Thank you for your support all year for our PTSA efforts to help our school and school community. You can continue to support us over the summer by using Amazon Smile and by linking your Harris Teeter VIC card.
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 the 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.
Graduation at West Potomac – Support a New Tradition: We are so happy that our Class of 2021 had a graduation ceremony that took place in person and on our own football field! It was amazing! Did you know that West Po graduations used to always take place at the school? If you would like to see this return to a new normal – graduations at individual high schools – it is crucial that you contact the FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand, the Deputy Superintendent, Frances Ivey, and the FCPS School Board to let them know!
Special Thank You! Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:
Fairfax County Police Department – Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement – deadline June 30, 2021 – event date Aug 9-13, 2021 - https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle Summer Programs – event date June 13–25, 2021 or July 5-16, 2021 or July 18-30, 2021 - https://youngfoundersinstitute.com/summer-programs/
Blue Shirt Program – event date June 28 – Aug. 6, 2021 - https://marymount.edu/admissions/blue-shirt-program/
SAT/ACT TEST PREP:
SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21
Summer Bootcamps and mock tests start 7/31/21! View full schedule and Register Here.
We will also offer fall, winter, and spring classes/mocks.
Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES
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. We have 4 licenses available and access has been extended through 8/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.
Updated Applerouth Resources and Webinars!
You’ll be so happy you bookmarked these pages! Brush up on anything and everything related to college admissions with our most popular resources, all in one place. Check them out at applerouth.com/bookshelf. For upcoming webinars, learn more at applerouth.com/events
How to Unlock Student Potential with 21st Century Learning Skills A new webinar with Dr. Jed Applerouth, PhD on how to help students manage anxiety, get and stay motivated, build grit and resilience, and develop better executive functioning skills. Learn how to equip your students for success this fall and in the future. Learn more at applerouth.com/events. Offered July 20, August 4, and August 26 – 8pm.
More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page
Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, email@example.com.
Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist. Summer bootcamp/mock test scholarships available through Marilyn Aboff, firstname.lastname@example.org
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