FCPS Grading Policy 2020-2021 (English and Spanish)

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Dear Mountain View Community,

We are writing to share an update regarding the secondary grading policy changes that have been adopted to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year.

FCPS is adjusting the grading policy for the 2020-21 school year to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought on by pandemic learning. 

Key policy changes for high school students are listed below:

  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. Teachers will apply this in their grading practices for each class.
  • Use of No Mark, “NM”, instead of “F” grades for all courses. This will be automatically applied for any course in which a student receives an “F.”
  • Allowing high school students to select a mark of “P” for pass for up to two courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark. As referenced above, for the 2020-21 school year, final marks of “F” will automatically receive a No Mark, “NM.” 
    • Action Needed: Should you wish to designate one or more courses as Pass - No Mark status, the attached form must be submitted to your school counselor by May 17th for seniors and June 1st for underclassmen.  Please note that we have extended the previous deadline to allow more time for students and families to gain more information about their fourth quarter progress before making the decision to request a “P”. 
    • The course title is required on the form, but the course number may be left blank if you do not have it available.

Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option for Pass. Additional information including translated forms, considerations,  and frequently asked questions are available at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

 

 

SPANISH VERSION:

 

Estimada Comunidad de Mountain View,

Les escribimos para compartir una actualización con respecto a los cambios en la política de calificaciones de la secundaria que se han adoptado para ayudar a que nuestros alumnos logren un final solido este año escolar.

FCPS está ajustando su política de calificaciones para el año escolar 2020-21 para asegurar que los alumnos no sean penalizados por las dificultades y desafíos causados por el aprendizaje pandémico.

Los cambios de política clave para los alumnos de secundaria se enumeran a continuación:

  • Flexibilidad del examen final que garantiza que un examen solo puede servir para mejorar la calificación de un alumno para el año. Los maestros aplicarán esto en sus prácticas de calificación para cada clase.
  • Uso de No Mark, “NM”, en lugar de calificaciones de “F” para todos los cursos. Esto se aplicará automáticamente a cualquier curso en el que un estudiante reciba una "F".
  • Permitir a los alumnos de la secundaria que elijan la calificación de “P” para pasar hasta dos cursos para los cuales se obtiene una calificación de aprobación para la nota final. Como se mencionó anteriormente, para el año escolar 2020-21, las notas finales de “F” recibirán automáticamente una calificación de No Mark, “NM”.
    • Acción necesaria: Si desea designar uno o más cursos como Aprobado – Sin Calificación, el formulario adjunto debe ser enviado antes del 17 de mayo para los seniors (alumnos por graduarse) y antes del 1ro de junio para el resto de los otros alumnos. Tenga en cuenta que hemos ampliado la fecha limite anterior para dar más tiempo para que los alumnos y las familias obtengan más información sobre su progreso en el cuarto trimestre antes de tomar la decisión de solicitar una “P”.
    • El título del curso es obligatorio en el formulario, pero el número de curso se puede dejar en blanco si no lo tiene disponible.

Se anima a los alumnos y las familias a que consideren detenidamente la opción de Pasar (Pass). Información adicional incluyendo formularios traducidos, consideraciones y preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en el siguiente enlace: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/grading-and-reporting/secondary

 

Jennifer Crump-Strawderman

Director of Student Services

Mt. View High School

JSCrumpstraw@fcps.edu

703-227-2310

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2-hour Early Release, Friday March 5th

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Mountain View Families,

 

On Friday, March 5th, students will have a 2-Hour Early Release. 

Our dismissal time will be 12:55.

 

Spanish Version:

Familia de Mountain View

 

El viernes 5 de marzo habra una salida anticipada de 2 horas. La salida sera a las 12:55 de la tarde.

 

March 5, 2021

2 Hour Early Release Bell Schedule

Period 1

8:20-9:00

40 Min

Period 2

9:05-9:45

40 Min

Period 3

DOES NOT MEET

DOES NOT MEET

Period 4

9:50-10:30

40 Min

Period 5

10:35-11:15

40 Min

Period 6

11:20-12:00

40 Min

Period 7

12:05-12:45

40 Min

Lunch

12:45-12:55

40 Min

 

 

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Mountain View High School Town Hall Meeting 2/25

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Mountain View Students and Parents,

Please join Mr. Joe Thompson, Mountain View Principal, for a town hall meeting tonight from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  During this time Mr. Thompson will discuss the return to school plans for our students and staff.  In addition, Mr. Thompson will provide time at the end of the meeting to answer any questions families may have. 

 

Please use this link to access the meeting tonight at 6:00pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/13c90e890186433681ebde2db5fa03e5

 

We look forward to “seeing” you at the meeting.

 

 

Jennifer Crump-Strawderman

Director of Student Services

Mountain View High School

JSCrumpstraw@fcps.edu

703-227-2310

5775 Spindle Court Centreville, VA 20121 | Main Office: 703-227-2316
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Mountain View High School Town Hall Meeting

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Mountain View Students and Parents,

 

Please join Mr. Joe Thompson, Mountain View Principal, for a town hall meeting on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00pm (from 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM).  During this time Mr. Thompson will discuss the return to school plans for our students and staff.  In addition, Mr. Thompson will provide time at the end of the meeting to answer any questions families may have. 

 

Please use this link to access the meeting on February 25th at 6:00pm: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/13c90e890186433681ebde2db5fa03e5

 

We look forward to “seeing” you at the meeting.

 

Jennifer Crump-Strawderman

Director of Student Services

Mountain View High School

JSCrumpstraw@fcps.edu

703-227-2310

 

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Mountain View High School's New Bell Schedule

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Mountain View Families,

On Tuesday, February 16th we will begin a new bell schedule for the remainder of the school year.  The bell schedule will be as follows:

 

Taking effect on February 16, 2021

 

Synchronous Schedule for Distance Learning

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday)

Period 1

8:20-9:10

50 Min

Period 2

9:15-10:05

50 Min

Period 3

10:10-10:40

30 Min

Period 4

10:45-11:35

50 Min

Lunch

11:35-12:10

35 Min

Period 5

12:10-1:00

50 Min

Period 6

1:05-1:55

50 Min

Period 7

2:00-2:50

50 Min

Mountain View January Newsletter

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Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Newsletter

January 2021

 

SAPS Introduction

Did you know Mountain View has its own Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist to address substance abuse concerns among students?

My name is Carrie Glasgow and I am the Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) for Mountain View.

If you need support for a student or have concerns you’d like to discuss, please feel free to reach out to me via email at caglasgow@fcps.edu or by phone at 540 300-6951 .

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the

Office of Student Safety & Wellness (571) 423-4270.

 

VAPE-FREE FAIRFAX

The Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and Fairfax County Public Schools have partnered to implement the Truth Initiative’s This is Quitting program.  This is Quitting is a teen and young adult-focused vaping cessation text messaging program based on the best scientific evidence from the combusted tobacco cessation literature, input from the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, and formative research with young adult current and former vapers.  To view the press release about this program, click here.  For more information about the program, click here.

 

Opioid-laced Marijuana responsible for 4 overdoses including 1 death

In recent months, in Prince William County, 4 people overdosed after smoking marijuana that had been laced with what officials suspect were opioids.  One person died, while the 3 others were revived with Narcan.  Public health agencies throughout NOVA have been informing citizens of these overdoses. 

Most buyers implicitly trust their supplier and believe they would never provide them with a tainted product, but it is vitally important to discuss the dangers of not only using marijuana itself, but the very real possibility of receiving a tainted supply and that the dealer may not even know his/her supply is tainted.  NARCAN trainings are widely available throughout NOVA, in particular through the Fairfax-Falls Church CSB.  As opioid overdoses continue to be of great concern throughout the country, participation in this brief, virtual training could be the difference between life and death.  The trainings provide participants with no cost Narcan kits upon completion.  Click here for more info on recent overdoses.  Click here to sign up for a virtual NARCAN training through Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

 

ENERGY DRINKS AND TEENS 

Given the demands of school combined with poor sleep habits that are so typical of adolescents, it is not surprising that many turn to energy drinks in order to provide the boost they need to participate in daily activities.  Many of us are guilty of turning to caffeine for a pick-me-up, but more and more often teens are reporting drinking multiple (3 or 4+) energy drinks in a day, and their drink of choice in many cases is a relatively new brand, called BANG.  BANG energy drinks contain over 300 mg. of caffeine per can (doctors advise no more than 400 mg. per day) and when multiplied by 4, one can only imagine the dangers inherent in that level of consumption.  Jitters, inability to concentrate, increased heart rate, inability to sleep, and though caffeine overdose is rare, it is not unheard of.  Additionally, BANG has high amounts of citric acid which can cause tooth decay and along with the caffeine both of which can lead to ulcers. 

Energy drinks are easily accessible to teens and relatively inexpensive which adds to the allure.  Be sure to talk to your teens about the side effects of excessive caffeine use and the amount of caffeine in the drinks that they are consuming.  Click here for more information about energy drinks and caffeine levels.

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