Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - April 29, 2022

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - 4/29/22 Move for Mental Health Event - May 1 

Our Minds Matter (OMM) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are excited to host our first ever Move for Mental Health event on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Mason District Park!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than by getting our moves on? Research shows that moving our bodies releases endorphins, relieves stress, provides a break from everyday life, presents an opportunity for self expression, and helps us feel more connected to our bodies. Physical activity is a healthy and accessible coping mechanism for when things get tough. 

At our Move for Mental Health event, there is something for everyone! You can choose to walk, run, bike, wheel, and/or check other movement and self-care stations throughout the route. There will also be live performances and opportunities for FCPS students to earn community services hours.  

This event is open to the public. We cannot wait to have you join us and show how you move for mental health! 

When: Sunday May 1, 2022
Where: Mason District Park in Annandale
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Click here to REGISTER NOW!

Rising 9 and New HS Student Transition Site - now available

Thank you to parents/guardians and students who were able to come to our Rising 9 transition night on April 21.  The recording of the event and supplemental resources to aid in your new student or rising 9th grader's transition have been uploaded onto our transition website, linked below.  We hope you find this site useful as you navigate this transition with your student and we look forward to welcoming your student(s) to our high school side next year! 

https://sites.google.com/view/hsstransition/home

Reminder from PTSA - Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6 - your help is needed!

Your PTSA is Making Plans to Celebrate Our Amazing Teachers & Staff During Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6, 2022- Here is how you can HELP us and show your support and gratitude!

Wednesday May 4th--PTSA is hosting a luncheon for all staff--we are in need of food donations and volunteers...please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44aaab2ba6f49-staff

If you prefer, send a cash donation here:  https://hayfieldssptsa.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2409&form=5

We will also be hosting our Gift Card Raffle throughout the week. We have many generous donations from local businesses, but never enough for every staff member. If you would like to contribute you may purchase gift cards from local businesses and arrange for pick-up or drop off with Julie or Marlow, or...purchase a donation through the Amazon wish list posted below. If you are a local business owner and would like to contribute product for the raffle please reach out.

AMAZON WISH LIST: https://www.amazon.com/.../ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2...

If you have any questions please contact : Julie Do 703-798-4214 or Marlow Townes 571-598-0940

Thank you for your continued support!

 

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Special College and Career Events this week - HSS 4/26/22

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HSS College & Career Special Events this Week!   April 26 & 28- NOVA/GMU Advance Program Information Sessions (For 11th and 12th graders)

ADVANCE is an exciting partnership between Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University (Mason) that gives NOVA students targeted, personalized support to complete their bachelor's degrees in a timely manner and save money. Students cannot apply to the Advance program until after they graduate from high school and register for NOVA classes. Advance will host information sessions for interested FCPS students this spring. No pre-registration is necessary. Zoom links below:

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Information Session in EnglishZoom link

Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Information Session in SpanishZoom link

 

April 27- “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” Workshop (For 9th-10th-11th graders)

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” virtual workshop on Wed. April 27 from 7:00- 8:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered include:  understanding Cost of Attendance (COA), when to apply, types and sources of financial aid, forms and financial information required, and how need is determined. Also learn how to search, apply and find scholarships and tips for a successful scholarship application.

No pre-registration is required. Please click on this Zoom link to join the program or copy and paste the link into your browser: https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/94839063971

View the power point presentations for these workshops (as well as more information) here.

April 29- Class of 2022 Decision Day (For 12th graders)

Hayfield High School Counselors are excited to celebrate our first in-person Decision Day since 2019! During all four lunches, we will celebrate seniors’ postsecondary choices in the senior nook of the HS cafeteria. Seniors can sign the DD banner, take photos with props, pick up a rock to decorate for the senior rock garden, and share their news with H2N for their senior map. Seniors are encouraged to wear their military, career, or college shirts.

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HSS Student Services Newsletter - April 21, 2022

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HSS Student Services Newsletter - 4/21/22 Message sent on behalf of PTSA - Show YOUR Appreciation!

Your PTSA is Making Plans to Celebrate Our Amazing Teachers & Staff During Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6, 2022- Here is how you can HELP us and show your support and gratitude!

Wednesday May 4th--PTSA is hosting a luncheon for all staff--we are in need of food donations and volunteers...please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44aaab2ba6f49-staff

If you prefer, send a cash donation here:  https://hayfieldssptsa.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2409&form=5

We will also be hosting our Gift Card Raffle throughout the week. We have many generous donations from local businesses, but never enough for every staff member. If you would like to contribute you may purchase gift cards from local businesses and arrange for pick-up or drop off with Julie or Marlow, or...purchase a donation through the Amazon wish list posted below. If you are a local business owner and would like to contribute product for the raffle please reach out.

AMAZON WISH LIST: https://www.amazon.com/.../ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2...

If you have any questions please contact : Julie Do 703-798-4214 or Marlow Townes 571-598-0940

Thank you for your continued support!

April 26 & 28: NOVA/GMU Advance Program Information Sessions (Virtual)

ADVANCE is an exciting partnership between Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University (Mason) that gives NOVA students targeted, personalized support to complete their bachelor's degrees in a timely manner and save money. Students cannot apply to the Advance program until after they graduate from high school and register for NOVA classes. Advance will host information sessions for interested FCPS students this spring. No pre-registration is necessary. Zoom links below:

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Info Session in English: Zoom link

Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.- “Advance” Program Info Session in Spanish: Zoom link

 

April 27: “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” Program for 9-11th Graders (Virtual)

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” virtual workshop on Wednesday, April 27 from 7:00- 8:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered include:  understanding Cost of Attendance (COA), when to apply, types and sources of financial aid, forms and financial information required, and how need is determined. Also learn how to search, apply and find scholarships and tips for a successful scholarship application.

No pre-registration is required. A link to this workshop will be emailed to families the week of the event. View the power point presentations for these workshops (as well as more information) here.

April 28:  Class of 2022 Decision Day  (In-Person)

High School Counselors are looking forward to our big "Decision Day" celebration on Friday, April 28 in the HS cafeteria during all lunches!

Seniors- please plan to wear your college/ military/ career shirt and take a photo in the small snack bar section of the cafeteria. You'll also sign your name and your college/ military/ career destination on a banner that will be displayed in the front lobby. Class of 2022 administrators will be giving out rocks for you to paint and return for our Senior Rock Garden in the stadium. We even have photo booth props for you and your friends to celebrate the beginning of the next chapter of your life!

Want your post-high school plan published on the senior map in H2N? Fill out this Google form by May 10: https://tinyurl.com/H2NSeniorMap2022.

May 10: Career Training through FCPS Adult & Community Education (In Person)

Looking for an alternative to college?  If so, please attend an ACE information session in the Career Center to learn about training and credentials that lead to high-skill, high-wage careers in Business/IT, Health & Medical, and Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships on Tuesday, May 10 from 10:15-11:00 a.m. (SOAR) in the Career Center (Room 1370).

Mr. Paul Steiner from Fairfax County’s Adult & Community Education (ACE) Program will be here to talk about apprenticeships, trade fields, and a wide variety of certification programs.  Learn about programs aimed at providing the hands on training and learning that you need to succeed after graduating from high school. For some, get paid while you train!  

To register, see Mrs. Ferguson in the Career Center (1370) or Mrs. Autry (2479) for a pass.

For questions, contact:   Mrs. Ferguson, College & Career Specialist, at [email protected] or Ms. Margaret Autry, Employment & Transition Representative, [email protected]

  Leading Ladies Initiative Opportunity 

The Leading Ladies Initiative is a non-profit dedicated to creating a pathway for underserved high school females to reach their potential through STEM education, internships, and leadership development training. The Leading Ladies Initiative provides high school students an opportunity to break the barriers of women entering the STEM industry through a work-based learning program.

To achieve their mission, they partner with businesses and organizations. Students experience first-hand how STEM is applied in various careers during the program and understand how both high school course selection and college preparedness equips them for a STEM career. They would like to partner both programmatically with Microsoft by hosting some high school interns for two weeks and financially with an upcoming cohort in the summer of 2022. Here is an inspiring video with one of their partners, Google, highlighting the Leading Ladies Initiative that describes how they build a STEM pathway for women through the Leading Ladies Initiative. 

Leading Ladies Flyer.pdf

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PTSA Meeting with Special Guest Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Presentation - Tomorrow April 14

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Hayfield PTSA Meeting - April 14, 7 pm with special topic: Substance Abuse Prevention (updated link tip included)

The Hayfield PTSA  April General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 4/14 at 7:00pm. 

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/949561640 Meeting ID: 949561640 **UPDATE** if the link gives you an error message please copy and paste the URL directly into your browser

The meeting will begin with Agenda topics, and then proceed with the following guest special presentation: 

Guest Speaker: Substance Abuse Parent Presentation, Anna Teeter 

Hayfield’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS), will be speaking on teen drug trends, identifying drug paraphernalia / drug culture, identifying signs of drug use, and learning strategies for prevention. Anna has worked for FCPS since October 2019 as a SAPS for the Falls Church Pyramid and is now working with the Hayfield Pyramid. Prior to working for FCPS, Anna has worked for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and the Fairfax County Community Service Board.  

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PTSA Meeting with Special Guest Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Presentation - Tomorrow April 14

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Hayfield PTSA Meeting - April 14, 7 pm with special topic: Substance Abuse Prevention

The Hayfield PTSA  April General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 4/14 at 7:00pm. 

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/949561640 Meeting ID: 949561640

The meeting will begin with Agenda topics, and then proceed with the following guest special presentation: 

Guest Speaker: Substance Abuse Parent Presentation, Anna Teeter 

Hayfield’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS), will be speaking on teen drug trends, identifying drug paraphernalia / drug culture, identifying signs of drug use, and learning strategies for prevention. Anna has worked for FCPS since October 2019 as a SAPS for the Falls Church Pyramid and is now working with the Hayfield Pyramid. Prior to working for FCPS, Anna has worked for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and the Fairfax County Community Service Board.  

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HSS Student Services Newsletter 4-1-22

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HSS Student Services Newsletter - 4/1/22 Hayfield offices will be closed April 4-8 for Spring Break.  

 

Virtual College Workshop for Sophomore Families -April 13

On Wednesday, April 13 from 7:00- 8:00 p.m., parents and guardians are invited to a VIRTUAL evening event for sophomore families. Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at Randolph College, will share her presentation, “Preparing for College”. This is the same workshop students will attend during the day on April 12 and 13 through their English classes.

Links will be emailed to sophomore families the week of the event.

Substance Abuse Parent Presentation during PTSA Meeting -April 14, 7 p.m. 

As part of our next PTSA meeting on April 14, please join Anna Teeter, Hayfield’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS), for a presentation on teen drug trends, identifying drug paraphernalia / drug culture, identifying signs of drug use, and learning strategies for prevention. Anna has worked for FCPS since October 2019 as a SAPS for the Falls Church Pyramid and is now working with the Hayfield Pyramid. Prior to working for FCPS, Anna has worked for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and the Fairfax County Community Service Board.  The PTSA will begin the meeting with announcements and their agenda items, and then Ms. Teeter will present for the remainder of the meeting.  

Rising 9th Grade Transition Night- April 21 (Current 8th Grade)

On Thursday, April 21 from 6:00- 7:30 p.m., rising 9th grade students and parents/guardians are invited to a presentation and panel discussion in the Middle School Lecture Hall. The presentation will feature an overview of high school sub-school structures, FCPS graduation options, and ways to get connected to the Hayfield Community. There will also be a panel discussion with teachers, students and parents. The panelists will share helpful tips on how to make a smooth transition from middle school to high school. La traducción al español será disponible.

NOVA Vision  (HS) - April 12 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will offer a virtual opportunity for students with disabilities to explore post-secondary services and supports at NOVA. The conference will include a presentation from the NVCC Accommodations and Accessibility Services staff, a current student panel, and an opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session.

When: April 12th 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Where: The event is Virtual.

NOVA Zoom Registration Link: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpf-2srjItHtMKQK-FmYXDdDLqp-L5s8B3

NOVA FCPS Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1ttF2BtcDuoje6Lx96E1boWbvrgjy9Mowy9Yq9pzgUb-FtA/viewform

NOVA Vision 2022 Flyer

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

o   Welcoming environment

o   Communication

o   Student success

o   Advocacy

o   Family and school partnerships

o   Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by visiting the survey website

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Student Services Newsletter - 17 March 2022

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Hayfield Student Services Newsletter - 17 March 2022 "Pre-Flight Checklist: Preparing for College (Virtual evening program)" - 11th Grade Event

On Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30- 8:00 p.m., Hayfield HS Student Services will host an evening event for junior families focused on college planning. Special guests from college admission offices will discuss the steps students should take to find their fit, make campus visits, and apply to college. Representatives from Northern Virginia Community College, University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Grinnell College, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Rochester are scheduled to attend and share their professional wisdom with Hayfield families.

We will have separate Zoom rooms so that Hawks can choose to hear this program in English or in Spanish. Links will be sent to junior families the week of the event.

Military Night (In person)

FCPS Regions 3 & 4 will be hosting Military Night at West Springfield High School (6100 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152) on Tuesday, March 29th from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. This event will feature informational tables with representatives from Military Academies, Military Colleges, ROTC Programs, Recruiters, and Congressional Offices. If your students have any interest in serving in the military, this is the event you do not want to miss!

Students- please fill out this quick Google Doc if you plan to attend (must do so through your fcpsschools.net account- parents will not be able to view or complete this form).

Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child (MOMC), and Hayfield Student Services would like to honor your children/our students in a variety of ways during the month, with a specific focus on FCPS Spirit Week for MOMC! Spirit Week is being celebrated in many schools across Fairfax County, with a variety of ways and events. At Hayfield would like to incorporate our military families/community into as many of these planned events as we can. The week of April 18-22nd has been designated as FCPS Spirit Week; each day will have a theme and fun facts will be shared during morning announcements.

April 20th is specifically designated as Purple Up! day for FCPS schools. On this day we are encouraging the student body and staff to wear purple to show support for our military students. Hayfield will also be hosting an assembly for our military community. The assembly is where we need your support, parents and guardians!! We are asking parents to write letters to their military children in response to this prompt: What it means to you (parent) to have a child who supports, moves, and makes the sacrifices the military life asks of them. It is during this assembly we would like to present your letters, along with certificates of appreciation. Letters can be mailed, emailed to [email protected], or dropped off from 9:33am – 11:00am on the 12th April (more information on this to come).

Finally, we would like to curate a collection of pictures of our military families and communities that will be highlighted during the month. Please email family photographs highlighting your family’s commitment and service to this country to [email protected]

Northern VA Regional College Fair (In Person)

The Northern Virginia Regional College Fair will be held at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena on Thursday, April 7 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, visit: https://events.admissions.gmu.edu/nvrcf-2022/

Save the Date! Virtual College Workshop for Sophomore Families

On Wednesday, April 13 from 7:00- 8:00 p.m., parents and guardians are invited to a VIRTUAL evening event for sophomore families. Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at Randolph College, will share her presentation, “Preparing for College”. This is the same workshop students will attend during the day on April 12 and 13 through their English classes.

Links will be emailed to sophomore families the week of the event.

Academy Day 2022

Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents or guardians, and school counselors to Academy Day 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout sessions with representatives from the United States service academies for presentations and an interactive question and answer period.

On the main stage, you will hear from representatives from the Virginia congressional delegation about the application procedures for congressional nominations to the academies as well as speakers from the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, the University of Virginia ROTC programs, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University. There will also be time to speak in more detail with any of these representatives at their virtual resource tables.

Save the Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Invitation to follow. To ensure you receive it and the registration link for the event, please email [email protected] For more information on the Academy Nomination Process, please visit www.warner.senate.gov.

Save the Date! “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” Workshop for 9-11th Graders (Virtual)

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with FCPS, is offering a free “Paying for College/ Scholarship 101” virtual workshop on Wednesday, April 27 from 7:00- 8:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered include:  understanding Cost of Attendance (COA), when to apply, types and sources of financial aid, forms and financial information required, and how need is determined. Also learn how to search, apply and find scholarships and tips for a successful scholarship application.

No pre-registration is required. A link to this workshop will be emailed to all Hayfield 9th- 11th grade families the week of the event. View the power point presentations for these workshops (as well as more information) here.

ASVAB Testing Opportunity (In person)

Registration is now open for the ASVAB, which will be given at Hayfield on Thursday morning, March 31. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a test that helps in identifying different skills and competencies. It is also the entrance exam for the military.  This test is open to ALL sophomores, juniors and seniors.

To register for the ASVAB, please complete this Google form online NO LATER THAN Fri. March 25 at 3:00 p.m.:   https://tinyurl.com/ASVABMarch2022.   **Please note: only students can use this registration link, as it is accessible through their FCPS Google (Schoogle) account.

Once you have registered online, all communication (reminders about test day, score notifications, etc.) will be done via e-mail. For more information and a list of ASVAB test prep options, please see the blue underlined attachment at the bottom of this message. If you have any questions, please email Colonel Ruhl at: [email protected].

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