Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - June 11

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - June 11, 2020 Summer of 2020 Wellness Challenge

Due to the pandemic and current climate in our country, this summer will be unlike past summers. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to participate in activities to positively impact our mental health. As a result, Student Services has created a calendar of Wellness Activities students may explore and practice over the summer. We encourage students to try several of the activities in support of their mental health and wellness. The activities can be completed in whatever order makes sense to the student. Students are also encouraged to skip, repeat, or participate in multiple activities over the course of the week if they like. 

We hope this resource is a helpful tool for students to thrive beyond the barriers and changes they have experienced in the past few months and may continue to experience over the summer. Have a restful summer!

 

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Chorus Booster Meeting

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On June 9, 2020 the Hayfield Chorus Booster Meeting will be voting for the 2020-2021 school year board members. (A google form is below for you to vote).  The Booster meeting will take place via zoom.  Please join us by clicking on the Zoom link below. 

If you are interested in participating on the board please email Arlene Campbell-Flores(arlenecampbell8@gmail.com ).

Topic: Hayfield Choral Booster Meeting Time: Jun 9, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78726841084?pwd=R1YzVjdFOFMwNEZLdDk2QzFUdUttUT09

Attached is a google form to participate in the voting.  We look forward to working with you all.

https://forms.gle/W2LeMThCjsbiM1uN8

HAWK PRIDE!

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - May 28, 2020

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - May 28, 2020 Hayfield Earns National Recognition as a No Place For Hate school!

We are proud to announce Hayfield has been designated No Place For Hate by the Anti-Defamation League! In November, staff and students signed the pledge to combat bias and bullying and make Hayfield no place for hate. Then, in February, the No Place For Hate Committee asked students to share what it means to be a good friend. We created a banner made up of the thoughts of students to show our Hawk Pride. Although we were unable to complete the remainder of our planned events in 2019-2020 due to COVID-19, the committee is busy planning events for school year 2020-2021. If you or a student you know would be interested in joining us, please let Jaime Alvis know, Coordinator of No Place For Hate and School Counselor at Hayfield, at jsalvis@fcps.edu!

  Class of 2020 Decision Day- June 1

Hayfield counselors, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate our senior class’ postsecondary plans on June 1. Seniors are encouraged to wear their college/ military t-shirt, or their work uniform, and tweet a photo using the hashtags #HayfieldDecisionDay and #CelebrateYourPlan. Students may also print out a sign to hold in their photo- the fliers are here. Please tag @HawkCounseling so that we see your big announcement!

  Flex Lesson- Interviewing Skills

This week’s flex video from Student Services highlights interviewing skills. Student Services, in conjunction with a member of the GMU Career Services department, provides an overview of tips and tricks to effective interviewing: https://youtu.be/gVmBCDQPjsY. Follow the “Hayfield CareerCenter” YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/hayfieldcareercenter) for upcoming flex lessons and college/career information. After watching this short video, we challenge you to set up a mock interview with a friend or family member to put those skills into practice. Happy practicing! 

 

 

Northern Va Community College Parent Chat on Transfer Options

NOVA is hosting two online workshops via Zoom to discuss NOVA transfer options in more detail. Registration information for the two sessions are listed below:

NOVA Transfer Programs - Parent Chat,  June 8th from 5:00- 6:00pm. Register in advance for this webinar: ttps://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FLGoxXuxSVu39njdXMbOMA.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NOVA Transfer Programs - Parent Chat,  June 10th from 5:00- 6:00pm. Register in advance for this webinar: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nXo7Zra0QWG1AxRO7YDimQ. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

May 29-30: Online College Fair with 200+ Colleges

Because so many fairs were cancelled this year, Cialfo is offering a free online college fair with 200+ colleges and sessions with NACAC, Common App, College Board, and more.

I’m Determined Summit

The I’m Determined project, a state-directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger. Virginia youth with disabilities are encouraged to attend their virtual summit during the week of June 8-12. Sessions will focus on Virginia resources for students with disabilities and their parents. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.imdetermined.org/.

  Free Summer Coding Classes

DMVHacks is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free interactive online programming classes and workshops to students of all ages. Their group of over 60 mentors has taught over 250 students in our coding classes. Their classes feature small group teaching, and some classes even feature one-on-one and one-on-two mentoring! Many of their mentors go to top STEM schools and have received USACO awards. If you are interested in learning Python, Java, web development, Scratch, or Machine Learning, please visit their website at dmvhacks.org for more information on how to sign up for the coding classes. If you have any questions, contact: dmvhacksteam@gmail.com. 

 

Additional Enrichment Programs (all are virtual opportunities)

To see ALL enrichment opportunities, log into Naviance Student (through Blackboard). On the top right, click on “Colleges”, then “Research Colleges”, then “Enrichment Opportunities”. The database is searchable by category, keyword, and more.

 

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter May 21

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - May 21, 2020 New-ish Parent Reflection!

From Erin Crowley, HS Director of Student Services

These days with my three year old, we are very much in “threenager” territory.  Earlier this week, she asked, “Do you think you can just leave me alone now?”  We went so far as to buy a huge magnetic behavior chart board with stars, pictures, the works!  Though we haven’t actually implemented it yet, it looms over our kitchen table like one of those “one day” goals. 

Today through one of my news feeds, I came across this graphic from Affinity Consulting.  It gave me pause, reminding me of all that that I can do, and then made me want to hug my kiddos.  So I thought I’d share from my house to yours!

 

FLEX Lesson - Resume Writing

Check out today’s Flex Lesson on Resume Writing!  In this next Flex Lesson, Student Services presents How to Write a Resume using the Resume builder tool in Naviance Student!  It is important to start building a resume as soon as possible for future job opportunities, scholarship applications, and ultimately college admissions!  Start a resume and update it as you progress through school so you have all of your accomplishments and experiences in one place!

  Update from College Board:

AP Exam Updates from College Board

AP Students should continue to check their emails associated with their college board accounts for up to date, important information.  Here is the latest communication from them:

Submitting Exam Responses

We share the deep disappointment of students who were unable to submit responses.

Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.

This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.

These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.

Any student testing between May 18–22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.

To protect the security and validity of exams, we're unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11–15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the makeup exams.

Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.

Setting Up Your Students for Success

Given the wide variety of devices, browsers, and connectivity solutions students have access to, we're unable to prevent every possible local error from occurring during the exam. In advance of the administration, we created a testing guide, Exam demo, and test day checklist to help students avoid potential issues. It's important that students review this information and know to:

Locate their e-ticket, which is emailed two days before each exam

Use a recommended browser, update it to the latest version, and disable plugins

Keep an eye on the time and begin their submission at the 5-minute mark

Additional tips to help your students succeed are available here.

Students taking World Language and Culture exams, which begin on Monday, May 18, must:

Download the free AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA)

Set their device to “Do Not Disturb”

Check to ensure they have enough storage on their device

World Language students should also watch the exam walk-through video, and check our website for more guidance.

Thank you for all you continue to do to support your students during this challenging time.

With gratitude,

Advanced Placement Program

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Spring 2020 Hayfield Community Bulletin

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Hayfield Community Bulletin

Nadia Ghosheh, Bulletin Coordinator

Martin Grimm, Principal

  • Virginia Governor's School Acceptances
  • JEA Virginia Journalist of the Year Winner
  • Spring Latin Awards

Virginia Governor's School Acceptances

Please congratulate our students who were accepted to this summer's Virginia Governor's Schools (to be held virtually this year). 

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, World Languages, and Mentorships in Engineering and Life Sciences. The selection process is extremely competitive. Most students selected rank in the top 10% of their class and have scored in the 90th percentile on standardized measures of ability or achievement tests. These residential programs usually run from late June to late July. 

 

This year's accepted Hayfield Students are:

Kelly Bonilla Guzman- Humanities

Naja Bates- Dance

Zackary Collison -  Dance

Betty Solomon- French

JEA Virginia Journalist of the Year Winner

Congratulations to Emma Andreas for earning third place in the JEA Virginia Journalist of the Year competition! Emma is the first student to earn a ranking in the yearbook category. Go Hawks! 

 

Spring Latin Awards

This year's Spring Latin competitions haven't stopped - just moved virtually! Congratulations to all the Hayfield Latin Students from this spring's competitions. 

TJ Certamen

Level 2 team – 2nd place on Competitive Division!

Advanced team – 3rd place on Open Division

 

National Latin Exam

Exam info: Given to thousands of kids nationally and internationally. Students can earn perfect scores, gold medals, silver medals, magna cum laude, and cum laude awards based on their score. It tests grammar, reading comprehension, literature, history, mythology, and ancient geography. 

Golds

Jordan Kirkpatrick (level 1)

Nathan Grunkemeyer (level 1)

Alexander Molina (level 1)

Samantha Rutledge (level 2)

Alex Shepard (level 2)

Leela Ohri (level 3 poetry)

Joohun Lee (level 3 poetry)

Jasmine McCabe (level 5 poetry)

 

Silvers

Bailey O’Connell (level 1)

Annabelle Huang (level 1)

Luc Tamez (level 2)

Jade Galligan (level 4)

Rida Chaudry (level 4)

 

Magna Cum Laude

Patrick Rebar (level 1)

Amanda David (level 2)

Thu Tran (level 3)

 

Cum Laude

Nathan Claflin (level 1)

Cadence Candelaria (level 1)

 

 

National Mythology Exam:

Exam info: Also given to thousands of kids nationally and internationally. Awards are only given to students who earned a 90% or above (Gold 100%, Silver 99-98%, Bronze 90-94%).

 

Jackie Berrigan – Silver Award

Joohun Lee and Katie Wells – Bronze Awards

 

 

Classical Association of Virginia Latin Tournament

Exam info: A highly competitive state test focused explicitly on grammar and reading comprehension. Students competed in the Alpha (public school) Division.

Placements 1-3 are given only to the top 3 students in each division, along with select honorable mentions. 

 

Level 1:

Jordan Kirkpatrick – FIRST PLACE!

Nathan Grunkemeyer and Bailey O’Connell – Honorable Mentions

 

Level 2:

Alex Shepard and Luc Tamez – Honorable Mentions

 

Intermediate Prose (level 3):

Samantha Rutledge – FIRST PLACE!

 

Advanced Poetry

Joohun Lee – FIRST PLACE!

 

 

Classical Association of Virginia Essay Contest

Exam Info: 1000 word creative writing essay. Placements are given only to the top 3 students, and honorable mentions handed out selectively.

 

Advanced Poetry – the power of Orpheus

Katie Wells – SECOND PLACE!

 

 

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - May 14

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Hayfield Student Services Newletter - May 14 Flex Lessons 

Check out these additional enrichment opportunities that have been shared with your students!

Flex Lesson 2 - Study Skills!  This video gives 7 study skill tips that students can use for distance learning or in school in the building. The video highlights what those tips look like in practice thanks to Wendy the Wacky Wavy Woman.

Flex Lesson 3 - Strengths Explorer!:  This week’s flex video from Student Services highlights StrengthsExplorer, a feature in Naviance Student that helps students discover their talents, learn how to develop them further, and how to find careers that are related to those strengths. 

Follow the “Hayfield CareerCenter” YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/hayfieldcareercenter) for upcoming flex lessons and college/career information! Happy exploring!

  Family Resource

Times are tough, and parenting (and teenager-ing!) has never been tougher!  Check out these Emotional and Mental Wellness Resources for Families brought to you by the FCPS Parent Resource Center. 

 

FCPS Senior Survey

FCPS requires every graduating senior to complete the Senior Survey, which asks questions about their postsecondary plans for Fall 2020. This mandatory survey also tells Hayfield where to send the final transcript, so it is very important to complete correctly and on time. Students should check their email for a message from Mrs. Ferguson with complete instructions. Students with last names A-Ki received this email on May 6. Students with last names Kj-Z received this email on May 8. Directions can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nhyc-1-V1VDy9eIknSu41cEKELGTZcTb/view?usp=sharing. All senior surveys should be completed by Friday, May 15.

 

Class of 2020 Decision Day- June 1

Hayfield counselors, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate our senior class’ postsecondary plans on June 1. Seniors are encouraged to wear their college/ military t-shirt, or their work uniform, and tweet a photo using the hashtags #HayfieldDecisionDay and #CelebrateYourPlan. Students may also print out a sign to hold in their photo- the fliers are here. Please tag @HawkCounseling so that we see your big announcement!

 

Edu Futuro: Emerging Leaders Program for Summer 2020

Edu Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program: Part I supports students of immigrant, low-income and/or minority backgrounds as they progress through high school and transition into college and the professional workforce. ( More information about the program: https://edu-futuro.org/emerging-leaders-programs/#elp) Students participate in dynamic and interactive workshops designed to help them develop leadership skills, gain college awareness, and become more involved in the community! Students will be connected with amazing mentors who will provide guidance and support. The program will be held online from July 6-21. Students may sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WsdtxJI8XbvWMflBPlEI5liNeEi57U8JNmEqyejx-nk/edit

  Engineering: The World Is Your Oyster

The Hayfield Science Honor Society is partnering with Engineering Tomorrow,a STEM nonprofit, to give students an inside look into the field of engineering from successful engineers and nationally-recognized student researchers in a free virtual webinar on May 27th at 1:00 p.m. This webinar is appropriate for middle and high school students. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlce-ppzMqGdHqCHvV1mDFcT119saAtsj4.

  College Application Advice from Seniors to the Class of 2021

The Hawk Writing Center will host a virtual workshop where current seniors will share their advice on college applications with the Class of 2021 on May 28 during FLEX period (10:30-11:15 a.m.). Topics include tips on staying organized, writing admissions essays, and what rising seniors can do this summer to prepare for fall applications. Juniors should sign up here: www.tinyurl.com/RisingSeniorWorkshop

  Summer Planning

Looking for something to do this summer? Here are some ideas:

  • Work on something you love.  Expand and develop your skills in that area – and have fun doing it.
  • Use your creativity to complete a fun personal project: Complete all recipes in a cook book or write your own; learn how to knit, crochet or tat; help with a family project; help with neighbor’s yard work, pet sit/walk dogs.
  • Explore the opportunities listed in Naviance Student. Go to Blackboard > Naviance > Colleges Tab > Research Colleges > Enrichment Programs. 
  • Take a free online course (can be real college courses – be prepared to focus a bit)
  • Coursera - https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=free
  • EDx - https://www.edx.org/ 
  • Varsity Tutors (virtual summer camps) - https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camp-catalog
  • K12 Destination Careers Academy (tuition-free programs) - https://www.k12.com/virtual-school-offerings/dca-summer-programs.html  (NOTE: The web-site suggests you can earn high school credit, but you must check with your counselor if this is something you really want.  Not all credits will transfer to FCPS.)
  • Our Kids - https://www.ourkids.net/camp/virtual-programs
  Follow @HawkCounseling on Twitter for support and info on self care, classes, college, careers, & more!

 

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Yard Signs! Let's support our Class of 2020!

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Graduation Yard Signs-Final Call to Order/Sponsor a Senior

The All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) committee will accept new orders for Graduation Yard Signs up to Sunday 17 May 2020. All yards signs previously purchased are sold out, so please have your order in by Sunday so we can order and have signs delivered to you on Saturday 23rd May 2020. 

You may also sponsor a senior by placing an order and we will get the sign to a senior who is not able to purchase one.  Help us give our graduating Seniors a chance to proudly display a Class of 2020 Hawk Graduate sign in their yard or window.

Please order at:  pay4schoolstuff.com or use Venmo @HSS-ANGP.   We also have a few class of 2020 year magnets on sale for $5.00 that you can display on your vehicle or use as a refrigerator magnet. 

Please use the links below to view and order yard sign:

Hayfield Graduate Yard Sign With Year 2020: https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com/activityitem?activity_id=3509&school_id=510126000493

Hayfield Graduate Yard Sign Without the Year

https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com/activityitem?activity_id=3510&school_id=510126000493

Thank you for supporting our Class of 2020 Graduates.  

ANGP Committee

Dahlia or Juliana at hayfield2020angp@gmail.com

Like our Facebook page and follow us on twitter:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ANGP2020/

HayfieldANGP2020 twitter @angp2020

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HSS Student Services News and Notes - May 7

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - May 7

Hayfield Counselors Earns RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) Program of Distinction Award!

In the press release from FCPS today, it was announced that Hayfield Secondary is among six schools nationwide that received the RAMP School of Distinction award by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), an honor reserved for schools with exceptionally high-caliber school counseling programs based on rankings determined by a panel of RAMP reviewers.  Huge congrats to the Hayfield HS Counseling team!

Third Quarter Grades:

Access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE to view the report card module is closed from Friday, May 1, at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 a.m.  Report cards will be mailed centrally from FCPS beginning May 19.

Resilience Week - Ideas for Families:

Resilience is the process of adapting well to life’s tough challenges and involves both learning and practicing new skills along the way.  Together, we are experiencing unprecedented stressors and together we can become stronger.  In this time of uncertainty and stress, we know that all have opportunities to strengthen our “resilience muscles.”  Explore activities to cultivate hope, joy and connection here:  Resilience Week VA 2020   Here is the FCPS Social Work Newsletter which highlights Resilience, Self-Care and the Power of Connection. 

Resources for Families:

Seniors Opportunity “National Graduation”: 

Seniors Celebrate Together: The class of 2020 has faced a senior year like none other in history. The XQ organization has partnered with The Lebron James Family Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to celebrate high school seniors throughout the country with a first-of-its-kind national graduation that will air simultaneously on network television, social media and streaming platforms on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The event will feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, H.E.R., Megan Rapinoe, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Ben Platt and others. Former President Barack Obama will give the commencement address.

Here's how you and your students can participate:

--Share your stories about remote learning quirks, inspiring tales of educators going above and beyond, or anything else that you think needs to be told on Graduate Together’s website. 

--Encourage your seniors to submit photos and short video segments that tell the stories of their achievements.

--Ask your seniors to submit photos for the first-ever National High School Yearbook in partnership with JR’s global Inside Out participatory photo project. 

AP Students

We wish all of our AP students success on their AP exams which start Monday May 11.  Please encourage your students to check in with their AP teachers and check out the information email that was sent out last week.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact either Julie Riley jsriley@fcps.edu or Emily Gregory ehgregory@fcps.edu

Opportunities from Northern Va Community College

Jump Start Update 

Due to overwhelming community demand for NOVA’s new JumpStart classes, as well as further guidance received on how the CARES Act funding can be utilized, NOVA will need to limit the JumpStart program to the graduating class of 2020. All qualified juniors who applied on or before April 29, 2020 are still eligible to take their requested courses. The NOVA JumpStart page has been updated to reflect the changes.

Admissions & Registration Information Sessions for Senior Students

Admissions counselors will host info sessions for seniors to learn more about how to get started at NOVA. There will be time for questions. Students can attend one of the following sessions: Monday, May 11 from 2-3 p.m. or Monday, May 18 from 12-1 p.m. Zoom information: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/9913395682. Meeting ID: 991 339 5682.  Or call in- phone number is 646-558-8656. For questions, contact Ms Alex Wiliams: AFWilliams@nvcc.edu. 

Financial Aid Workshops for Senior Parents & Students

NOVA is offering financial aid workshops for parents and students the week of May 11. Parent workshop times and registration can be found here.   Student workshop times and registration can be found here.

NOVA President Hosts Chat for Senior Parents

Join Dr. Anne Kress, President, as she speaks specifically to parents of the Class of 2020 about the opportunities available for graduating seniors at NOVA. Topics include next steps, financial aid and scholarships, labor market trends (jobs that are growing), transfer programs, and more. The event will be held online on May 12 at 5:00 p.m. Register in advance at this link, and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ne2lgKfLS2mSx8u7drEiUw

Class of 2020 Decision Day- June 1

Hayfield counselors, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate our senior class’ postsecondary plans on June 1. Seniors are encouraged to wear their college/ military t-shirt, or their new work uniform, and tweet a photo using the hashtags #HayfieldDecisionDay and #CelebrateYourPlan. Students may also print out a sign to hold in their photo- the fliers are here. Please tag @HawkCounseling so that we see your big announcement!

FCPS Senior Survey

FCPS requires every graduating senior to complete the Senior Survey, which asks questions about their postsecondary plans for Fall 2020. This mandatory survey also tells Hayfield where to send the final transcript, so it is very important to complete correctly and on time. Students should check their email for a message from Mrs. Ferguson with complete instructions. Students with last names A-Ki received this email on May 6. Students with last names Kj-Z will receive this email on May 8.

NACAC's College Openings 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling has published their annual “College Openings Update”, which lists NACAC member colleges that are still accepting applications from prospective freshman and/or transfer students for fall 2020. It also provides information about still available financial aid and housing: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/Research/CollegeOpenings/.

The list is continually updated through late summer. Both public and private colleges are included. The College Openings Update is now in its 33rd year.

New and Updated Features on StudentAid.gov (HS)

“On April 26, Federal Student Aid introduced and updated these features:

  • Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement (new)
  • Feedback Center (improved)
  • Loan Simulator (added functionality)

 Aidan ℠ virtual assistant (access expanded)

Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement

  • The new Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement tool can help new borrowers get a sense of what their loan balance, monthly payment, and expected salary could be based on the school they plan to attend and the program in which they'll be enrolled.
  • If borrowers have existing loans, the tool outlines how much they owe and how much more they can borrow.
  • If students have received grants, they will see how much they've received and how much eligibility they have left.
  • Note: The Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment will not be required in order for borrowers to receive a disbursement until the 2021-22 award year.

Feedback Center

The new StudentAid.gov Feedback Center provides students and borrowers with an improved way to submit a complaint, report an issue, provide positive feedback, and manage their cases.

Loan Simulator

Students and borrowers can now simulate repayment options based on two additional types of goals—paying off their debt by a specific date or choosing a specific monthly payment amount.

Aidan ℠ Virtual Assistant

The option to interact with Aidan is expanding to more users over time to answer questions about federal student aid.”

For more information, see the announcement.

 

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - AP Info Included!

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - April 30 AP Exam Resources from College Board

The College Board has posted information to help students prepare for their AP Exams, which begin May 11.  Links to important information is below.  For additional information, students can reach out to their AP teacher.  

AP Testing Guide

Getting Ready For Exam Day

AP Exam Schedule

Exam Day Checklist

The Exam Day Experience

Video Tutorials - AP Exams Explained

Internet Access for Families in FCPS 

Cox Connect2Compete supplies broadband internet access to unconnected families in Fairfax County. Households who meet income and other guidelines will be offered free Internet service through July 15, ($9.95 per month afterward), free modem rental, free installation, and a price guarantee for two years. Schools who are aware of families without internet access can share this resource with families. More information is available on the Cox website https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html 

FCPS Launches Support Sites for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021

The Google sites (linked below) will help seniors and juniors as they begin to explore and develop their postsecondary plans. The parent site maps have been posted on the Blackboard Distance Learning Resource page under Counseling, College and Career Readiness. 

Class of 2021 Rising Seniors’ Next Steps

Class of 2021 College and Career Resources for Parents and/or Guardians 

Class of 2020 Next Steps

Class of 2020 College and Career Resources for Parents and/or Guardians

Senior Parent Webinar with No. Va. Community College’s President

Join Northern Virginia Community College’s president, Dr. Anne Kress, as she speaks about how you can help prepare your soon-to-be high school graduate for college. Learn about the options and resources available right in your backyard. This event will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar:

https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ne2lgKfLS2mSx8u7drEiUw. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission 

Fairfax County Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs is accepting applications for the 2020-21 Student Human Rights Commission (SHRC). Must be CURRENT 8th-11th grader & attend a FCPS to participate. Deadline: May 6. For more info & to download the app, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/humanrights/shrc.

Flex Lesson 1 - How to write a professional email!

The HS Counselors have developed Flex lessons, today’s was an awesome tutorial about how to create a professional email. The information provided will help you better communicate with teachers, counselors, college admissions representatives, company managers, or other professionals. After checking out this short YouTube video, students are challenged to create and send 1 professional email this week. Happy email-ing! 

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Superintendent PTA Session and 3rd Quarter Report Card Distribution

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Superintendent PTS Session

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand joins Fairfax County Council PTA and local PTA presidents to answer questions about distance learning and other ways in which education is changing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This 50-minute discussion covers three topics:

  1. How did we get here? Understanding the rollout of face-to-face learning
  2. What can we expect moving forward?
  3. How will FCPS improve consistency and communication?

Thanks to Dr. Scott Brabrand for joining us. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay in touch with their students' teachers and principals, and check www.fcps.edu for daily updates.

View the video here:

https://youtu.be/VwMDbLV7cwg

Report Cards and Paperless Option

Report cards for this year’s 3rd and 4th quarters will be produced centrally for all secondary schools, except for those parents and/or guardians who have opted to “Go Paperless.” Third quarter will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9 at 6 a.m.. PDF report cards for all secondary students will be generated centrally by FCPS and provided to the postal service around May 23rd. 

Parents and/or guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!" This option must be selected prior to May 12 to prevent the 3rd quarter report card from being mailed. 

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes: April 23

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes - April 23 Resources for Seniors 

The FCPS College Success Program has worked collaboratively with schools and the entire Counseling and College and Career Readiness office to bring together a collection of postsecondary resources for seniors. 

Class of 2020 Next Steps

The Google site (linked above) will help to kick off a three-step campaign to aid the Class of 2020 with their transition from high school: 

  • Step 1: Solidify your plan:  Students are encouraged to use this time, their school counselor, Career Center specialist, and all FCPS resources to finalize their postsecondary plan.
  • Step 2: Document your plan: Students are encouraged to complete the senior survey. Details will be e-mailed to seniors and their families on May 1.
  • Step 3: Celebrate your plan:  Starting May 1, 2020, FCPS will kick off a social media campaign with #CelebrateYourPlan. Hayfield students are encouraged to share their plans for life after high school with #HayfieldDecisionDay. We look forward to celebrating with you
College Planning Night Presentation

FCPS has partnered with Justice High School to record their recent Junior College Information Presentation (Hayfield’s was this past January).  Speakers included many of the same that spoke at Hayfield including Luis Portillo (University of Delaware), Corinne House (NOVA), and Marian Kendrick (College Access Fairfax) as presenters. Here is the recording – College Planning Night.

Virtual Military Service Academy Day

The Office of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District would like to invite all high school students that have interest in attending any of the five United States Service Academies, or have an interest in a future in the US military, to participate in the 2020 VA-10 Virtual Academy Day, to be held this Saturday April 25th, from 9:30am-11:30am on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/CongresswomanWexton. This will be an outstanding opportunity for students to hear from staff and alumni from the four nomination required academies (USNA, USMA, USAFA, and USMMA) as well as the Coast Guard Academy and more. While Hayfield is not in the VA 10th district, the information about the academies is still relevant to our students. Contact: Anthony.barnes@mail.house.gov or 202-380-6362. 

EXTENDED! Virtual College Exploration Week for Juniors: April 20- *May 8*

Join 450+ colleges and universities from the US and around the world in four days THREE WEEKS of virtual presentations for juniors to explore college opportunities. Sessions are scheduled throughout the day and evening, to accommodate distance learning class time. For complete details and to register, visit: https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/.

“Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity utilizes Zoom, an online technology video and web conferencing tool that has not been approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.”

NCAA makes adjustments to NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQs

Student athletes- the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to make adjustments to the initial-eligibility certification process.  Today they have released updates to their procedures and policies.  This information can be located at the following link on the NCAA website.  http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/COVID-19_Public.pdf

Wellness Resources for Families

Numerous resources have been developed to support families, including the Healthy Minds Blog, Student Voice videos, and a Learning from Home webpage for families. These links are captured on a one-pager that also includes language to share with families regarding school-based social emotional learning and wellness resources during distance learning and is available at the following link: Social-Emotional and Wellness Resources for Families.

Military Family Resource Guide 

If you are trying to reconnect with the Military and Family Life Counselor at Hayfield Secondary School you can email Ms. Aaron to schedule a virtual appointment (email will only be used for scheduling purposes) Seaaron@fcps.edu or Parents/Guardians can call during school hours (571) 407-0282.

Resources appropriate for Military Families if needing Crisis Phone Numbers for Fort Belvoir and also non emergency numbers:

  • Crisis Phone Numbers Fort Belvoir
    • Fire / Police/ Medical Emergency:
      • Off Post Emergency: 911
        • On Post Fire Emergency: (703) 781-1800
        • On Post Police Emergency: (703)-806-3104/3105
        • Emergency Room: (571) 231-3162
  • SUICIDE (Prevention)
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
    • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 Press 1
  • ASSAULT (Sexual)
    • Installation SHARP Hotline: (703) 740-7029
    • DoD Safe Helpline: (877) 995-5247
  • ABUSE (Family)
    • National Domestic/Partner Violence: (800) 799-7233 | (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
    • National Teen Dating Abuse: (866) 331-9474 | (866) 331-8453 (TTY)
    • National Child Abuse: (800) 422-4453
  • NON-EMERGENCY NUMBERS FOR FT BELVOIR
    • Military Police: (703) 806-4277
    • Fire Protection & Safety: (703) 806-6911
    • Duty Officer: (703) 805-4002 (after hours/weekends)
    • Behavioral Health: (800) 404-4506
    • Chaplain Office: (703) 806-3006

Other resources for military families:

Follow @HawkCounseling on Twitter for support and info on self care, classes, college, careers, & more!

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes

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Hayfield Student Services News and Notes

Dear Hayfield Students and Families,

The Hayfield Student Services Departments will begin sending regular newsletters through News You Choose in an effort to support you and your student with academics, career/college planning, and overall wellness.  In addition, if you have a twitter account, please follow us at @HawkCounseling for regular postings of updates, supports, and information to help you and your students at home.  Please also remind your students to check their Google Email (studentID@fcpsschools.net) every day!

Erin Crowley, Director of Student Services, 9-12

Timothy Hopkins, Director of Student Services, 7-8

 

Distance Learning Support Contacts Page

In an effort to streamline who to contact and when, this Distance Learning Support Contacts Page has been posted to the Hayfield Homepage.  It has contact information for Student Services, Administration, and other school supports. In addition, we have created an inbox called HayfieldHelpDesk@fcps.edu that will be monitored M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm.   

How do I speak with my counselor or career center specialist? 

Your counselors are eager and willing to support your transition to Distance Learning!  To contact them and set up a time to “meet,” please send them an email and you will receive a response within one business day.  Counselors will be setting up chats via Google Meet (Dial in Option) or Blackboard Collaborate.

From Mr. Joyner, Our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Hello Hayfield community! I hope all of you are staying healthy and well. I wanted to provide some information about vaping and drugs that is relevant to what we are experiencing right now with COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently updated their website to include information about smoking/vaping and COVID-19. The WHO states that “smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19.” The full statement can be found here.  A recent article from CNN Health detailed how vapers may be at increased risk for more serious complications due to COVID-19. It also discusses the concern that use of other drugs specifically opioids and methamphetamine may increase users risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. The full article can be found here.

Unfortunately, substance use and addiction don’t stop for a pandemic. If you need support with your child please feel free to reach out to me at amjoyner@fcps.edu. Additionally, the Community Services Board (CSB) is still providing mental health and substance abuse services. Their information can be found here.

Thank you and remember, stay home and stay safe!!  We can get through this TOGETHER!!

Mr. Joyner

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Hayfield Secondary School

amjoyner@fcps.edu

 

FCPS 2020 Mental Wellness Consultation Service 

With the governor’s order that Virginia schools remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, FCPS has resources available to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.   

Any FCPS parent may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker, for either themselves or their middle or high school student. This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their student’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.  Student consultations will provide support and strategies to students who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, mood, behavior, or peer or family interactions during this unprecedented and challenging time.  Information about community resources will also be made available.  To schedule a phone consultation, parents should click the following link: https://forms.gle/WKchwGnv4LkezQwG8.

This service is not intended for mental health emergencies.  If an emergency is suspected or indicated, please call 911.  Additionally, students and families can access mental health support if there is a crisis of emergency during the time of the closure.

 

FCPS To Host the Interview Tips & Tricks with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Blackboard Collaborate Session

This is an opportunity for high school seniors interested in learning about a unique work-based learning (WBL) summer program offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The program consists of on-the-job training during a 12- week time period, where trainees will work in data centers. No prior work experience is required, as all relevant training will be provided during the program. There is a Blackboard Collaborate virtual event for interested students on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to learn about interviewing techniques, resume tips, and hear first-hand what AWS recruiters are looking for during the application and the interview process. A page has been created to include all information pertaining to the AWS summer program and an RSVP link required for participation in the virtual event. Interested students are encouraged to sign up for the virtual event and must be 18 years old when applying for any of the available positions.

National Association for College Admissions Counseling

NACAC has a new tool on their website that serves as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Nearly 900 institutions have submitted updates using this tool. It is also advised that you and you students check the college’s webpage directly for additional information.  

College Entrance / Career Testing Updates

As of right now, the SAT, ACT, and ASVAB tests in FCPS have been cancelled through June 2020. No decision has been made on the July ACT at this time. Additional information will be sent out as soon as received! Juniors- many colleges have announced that they will be test optional next year. See the full list at www.fairtest.org or consult the admissions website of your prospective colleges.

Virtual College Exploration Week for Juniors: April 20-23

Join 300+ colleges and universities from the US and around the world in four full days of virtual presentations for juniors to explore college opportunities. Sessions are scheduled throughout the day and evening, to accommodate distance learning class time. For complete details and to register, visit: https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/.

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Real Food For Kids: Chefs Feeding Families

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Real Food for Kids!

Beginning this weekend, Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families will be serving grab-and-go meals to students and families affected by the school shutdown from 4 locations.

  • No ID or proof of need is required. 
  • Family members may pick up meals on behalf of their entire family – children do not need to be present. 
  • Meals will be served during the below-listed timeframes, while quantities last

NORTHERN VIRGINIA

ACCA Child Development Center 7200 Columbia Pike #2 Annandale, VA 22003

Individual whole-grain crust pizzas with vegetable toppings, fresh fruit Saturdays, 2:30 PM while quantities last

 

John Calvin Presbyterian Church 6531 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Individual whole-grain crust pizzas with vegetable toppings, fresh fruit Sundays, 2:30 PM while quantities last

 

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

1515 North Courthouse Road Arlington, VA 22201

New Orleans-style Rice and Beans, fresh fruit Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM while quantities last

 

 

SUBURBAN MARYLAND

 

Silver Diner – RIO

236 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Dish changes weekly Monday - Friday, 2:00 PM while supplies last

 

 

 

OTHER WAYS YOUR COMMUNITIES CAN HELP

 

DONATE: Every dollar donated to Chefs Feeding Families makes a difference for those we serve. Together, we can support even more of our neighbors in need.

 

ORDER: Pre-Order a Pizza Kit from Pizzeria Paradiso to make with your family. Donations will directly help families in need though Chefs Feeding Families. Kits include all the ingredients needed to make two wholesome 12” pizzas (dough, sauce, cheese and veggie toppings). Kits may be ordered for pickup at the ACCA Child Development Center (Saturdays 4-5 PM) or John Calvin Presbyterian Church (Sundays 4-5 PM).

 

VOLUNTEER: Our Chefs Feeding Family site at Silver Diner – RIO in Gaithersburg needs volunteers Monday – Friday to assist with meal distribution. This is a low-risk, low-exposure opportunity for community members looking to lend a hand.

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Hayfield Virtual Parent Coffee

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Hayfield Virtual Parent Coffee

 

You are cordially invited to a “Virtual Parent Coffee” tomorrow night, Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm. I will be sharing information about FCPS and Hayfield Distance Learning, which begins next Tuesday, April 14. I will cover first week expectations and allow time for a Q and A session. This virtual meeting space holds a max capacity of 250 participants, so we will record the session and send out to the community as a reference.

To join this session, click HERE: Hayfield Virtual Parent Coffee

 

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Hayfield Distance Learning Kick-off

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Hayfield Distance Learning Kick-off Message from Principal Grimm

Hello Hayfield Hawk Families,

These are unprecedented times!  I am so proud of all the HSS and FCPS staff that have worked so hard to prepare the rest of the school year.  I know I speak for all of our teachers and staff when I say that we are very excited to welcome you back to school on April 14, 2020.  We have missed you, and we look forward to reconnecting.  Please carefully read this News You Choose as there is a lot of information that you will need in the coming weeks.  Please save this email as it contains links, information, and important upcoming events.

As you will see, embedded below is a link that will lead you to a video that discusses how to navigate and use Blackboard Ultra; it is titled Online Learning 101.  Please have your student log in to their fcpsschools.net email to view together. The video is about 3 minutes long and is packed with great information.  The video will also be linked to our website for future viewing.

You will also find a visual of what the virtual learning week will look like, as well as more tips on how to be successful.  These will also be linked to our website.  Please note that all classes 7-12 will meet on Tuesday (Orange Day) and Thursday (White day).  We have a considerable number of teachers that teach both middle and high school students, so remaining on the same schedule is imperative.

I will be hosting a virtual Parent Coffee in conjunction with our PTSA on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm via a Blackboard Collaborate platform.  Details to join the virtual meeting will be sent out next week. This meeting will be recorded and posted for those that cannot join.

Seniors

I wanted to follow-up on Dr. Brabrand’s message to our senior class of 2020.  The current situation is certainly out of our control.  Social distancing is vital, and I ask all of our students to practice social distancing as it will help our entire community.  It is my experience that in times of crisis and uncertainty, the best way to navigate through our emotions is to start with what we can control and find ways to create positive outcomes.

Here is what we can control:

  • We continue to move forward with Cap and Gown orders and Honor Society and Service Cord orders.  As Dr. Brabrand stated, we are working on ways to celebrate 2020.  While we do not know what the graduation ceremony will look like, we do know that caps, gowns, and cords have been earned over the past four years, and our seniors will receive them!
  • I will be hosting a Senior Class virtual meeting after spring break.  By pushing the meeting past spring break, I hope to have answers that are not available to us at this time. 
  • I will be meeting virtually with our SGA and Class Officers to find ways to incorporate spirit weeks and plans for senior activities as allowed.
  • Mr. Nowland is working on virtual senior nights for our spring teams. 

I thank all of our community members for their patience as we navigate through this difficult time.  I know that Hawk Pride has been on display and will be on display for the rest of this year.

Stay well and distanced!

Best,

Martin Grimm

 

Tips for Parents

As we embark on Distant Learning, we recognize it can present different opportunities and challenges for families and students. While our number one goal is to continue high-quality instruction, we recognize the challenges and obstacles our students and families may face in the upcoming weeks will be exciting yet apprehensive. To prepare for this new approach to learning, it is important that we help our students adjust to the new normal and begin to develop good learning habits. Here are few tips to help students find success in this new environment:

  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Be there for your child as a parent
  3. Continue to maintain family norms and be supportive
  4. Know that you are doing the best you can
  5. Celebrate your accomplishments and progress!
Student Schedule

 HSS students will meet with ALL teachers during the appropriate class period for synchronous instruction. There will also be opportunities for asynchronous instruction and questions outside of the assigned bell schedule times.

** MS Electives meet Asynchronously

**HS Electives meet both Synchronously and Asynchronously

 

 

SYNCHRONOUS VERSUS ASYNCHRONOUS

With synchronous learning, students will “meet” at the same time in various formats and can receive immediate feedback from their fellow students or teacher during their session. Asynchronous learning doesn't enable that type of interaction, but work can be completed independently, and students can reach out to teachers at another time.

“ The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take that away from you. “ ~B.B. King

Orientation to Online Learning

Please view this Orientation Clip to help get you started:

Online Learning 101 for Hayfield Secondary School

Additional Tips

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