Dec. 11: Tiny Tots - CHS Auditorium, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:45pm
Dec. 11 and 12: Holiday Spectacular - CHS Auditorium, 7pm
Dec.18-Jan. 1: Winter Break, School and Offices closed
Jan. 3: Chantilly Pyramid Feeder Night at Home Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball games
Jan. 4: CHS Curriculum Night, 6:00pm
Chargers Connect can be translated in other languages. Visit HERE to read more.A note from Dr. Goodloe
Dear Charger Families,
It was a pleasure to celebrate Chantilly staff who have been recognized for excellence through the FCPS Honors process. We thank our community, students and colleagues for their thoughtful nominations and feedback. Congratulations to our Outstanding Chantilly Employees. Each of these staff members were recognized and will now move on to the pyramid level:
Outstanding Leader: Jihoon Shin, Assistant Principal
Outstanding Teacher: Betty Simmons, Photography
Outstanding New Teacher: Kaye Wright, Health and PE
Outstanding Operational Employee: Linda Jencks, Instructional Assistant
Outstanding Professional Employee: Katelyn Bishop, Athletic Trainer
It has been a wonderful week of connections and celebrations at Chantilly! Just one more week before the winter break. A few highlights:
- Tiny Tots and Holiday Spectacular performances are coming up on December 11 and 12th. See below for performance times and ticket information. Our Chargers are so talented!
- Next week is our Winter Spirit Week. We encourage all staff and students to participate and show their spirit.
- FCPS will administer the 2024 Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions on Friday, January 19, 2024. All students in grades 9 - 12 will be given the opportunity to participate, click here to opt out.
Please be sure to take a look at the Charger Headlines below for additional information, updates, and resources. I look forward to connecting with you at Chantilly very soon.
Amy Goodloe, Ed.D.
Principal, Chantilly HS
Lead the CHARGE
Share your observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations with me here.Charger Headlines:
Dulles Airport welcomes students from the CHS STEP program to participate in the Annual Tree Trimming. The students, with assistance from teachers and IAs, devoted significant time to create unique decorations. On Wednesday, they adorned two trees near "West Security to ALL Gates." If you're traveling this holiday season, make sure to pause by the CHS trees, take a selfie, and share it with us. We'll proudly showcase your photos outside the STEP classroom, acknowledging the students' dedicated efforts. Let's celebrate and make our STEP students proud! Click here for pictures and a feature article.
Group reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online ticketing is general admission and E-tix is set up for general admission, under the same link as Holiday Spectacular.Preparing for Winter
Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.
FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated.
Be sure to plan for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.2024 Gap Year
FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas will co-host the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, January 30, 6-8:30 p.m., at Marshall High School. This event is for high school students and their families who are interested in learning more about increasing opportunities for the year following high school graduation. Students should register at USA Gap Year Fairs.Curriculum Night for Parents- January 4, 2024
Chantilly will host an in-person curriculum night for parents on Thursday January 4, 2024.
Parents of rising 9th graders(class of 2028) are invited to attend an introduction to high school session from 6:00-6:45 in the auditorium. We will review graduation requirements and provide guidance on course selection for 9th graders. A student panel will also present information about helping your student find success at Chantilly.
All parents are invited to attend the curriculum fair in the cafeteria and lecture hall from 7 PM-8 PM. Teachers and department chairs from each content area will be present to answer questions about core classes as well as Chantilly’s myriad of electives.
We look forward to seeing you on January 4.NOVA Early Online College – Spring 2024 Semester (HS)
NOVA Early Online College (EOC) allows current high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take up to 2 tuition free college courses. EOC courses for the Spring semester begin on January 30, 2024, and end on April 22, 2024. Registration opened on October 23rd. Deadline to register is January 8, 2024 at 5pm. Courses are asynchronous, online, and for college credit only. 13 different courses are offered along with courses that fulfill the IT Technical Support Career Studies Certificate. EOC courses are selected because they meet the requirements for most of NOVA’s associate degrees as well as being highly transferable as general education requirements for most colleges and universities.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) invites mature 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s World Language Academies (GWLA) in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Latin.
Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in Virginia for three weeks in the late June to mid-July timeframe.
Visit the FCPS GWLA website for the timeline for applications.
To learn more about GWLA opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE GWLA website.No Cost Therapy for High Schoolers
High school students can access virtual mental health services at no cost through an FCPS program with Hazel Health. Hazel Health therapists are licensed and also trained in teen-specific challenges.
Students can be referred by a guardian or designated staff member and participate in weekly video therapy sessions. The therapists will work with students until they achieve their therapy goals, or they can help connect the family with long-term mental health services in the community if needed.
Learn how to opt your students into this service.Return Your Federal Impact Aid Survey
FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Federal Impact Aid Survey. The form is available online in SIS ParentVUE. The electronic form will continue to be available in SIS ParentVUE until January 2024.
Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.
Need to Register for ParentVUE?
Learn how to activate your SISParentVUE account, so you can easily submit your survey.
Technical support for using ParentVUE or completing the survey online is available by submitting a Parent Support Request ticket. Select SISParent in the Application dropdown menu and enter Federal Impact Aid Survey under Issue Description. Or, call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).Inclusive Open Gym
Sully Community Center welcomes the teens with disabilities and their parents and/or caregivers to join us for Open Gym every second Friday of the month! This will be a monthly drop-in session of basketball, pickleball, and badminton, from 7:00-8:30 every second Friday.
This program will begin in January!
All that's required is a free* Neighborhood and Community Services Membership. Need help creating one? We are glad to help!
For more information please contact Richard Strube: [email protected] 703-324-6201Recognitions
Congratulations to Scott Loube for receiving the W!SE 2022-23 Gold Star Teacher Award by supporting students and helping students achieve a 93% passing rate on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. This is an amazing accomplishment and one shared by only seven other teachers within FCPS!FCPS Cares - Recognize Chantilly Employees!
The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Chantilly HS School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!Community Celebrations and Holidays
Chanukah - December 7-15
Chanukah, an 8-day Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple and the miracle of a small quantity of oil that lit the Temple’s menorah for 8 days. This year, Chanukah begins at sundown on Thursday, December 7. That day will be a half-O day, and major events cannot be scheduled that evening. Learn more about Chanukah in National Geographic Kids. See the complete school year calendar.
Bodhi Day - December 8
Bodhi Day, Friday, December 8, is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year, including Bodhi Day. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.Learn more about Bodhi Day in this video from the Miami Children’s Museum. See the complete school year calendar.
Winter Break (Student Holiday) - December 18 - January 1
As a reminder, winter break will be held Monday, December 18, to Monday, January 1. To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break. We look forward to welcoming students back in the new year.Classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. See the complete school year calendar.
Christmas (Falls during winter break) - December 25
Christmas🎄 A very Merry Christmas to those in our community who celebrate! Christmas is an annual holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is celebrated in many unique ways across the U.S. and the world. Learn more about Christmas. This year's Christmas artwork was created by Justice High School student Najenyi D. as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students.Chantilly on Social Media
Follow all of our Chantilly HS Social Media to keep up with the most updated Charger news, kudos, and recognitions. We post announcements regularly throughout the week including our bell schedule every Monday.
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Monday, December 18th-Monday, January 1st - Winter Break
Monday, March 25th-Friday, March 29th - Spring Break
Friday, June 7 - Class of 2024 Graduation, 9:30 AM, no school grades 9-11
Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School
The complete FCPS 2023-2024 School Year CalendarQuick Links
- Chantilly High School
- SIS ParentVue Account Access
- Request ParentVue Account
- CHS A/B Calendar
- Mental Health Resources
- Parent IT Support Portal
- Parent Resource Center