Letter from Student Services

We have had a successful start of the school year. As we enter into our 4th week of school the student’s schedules should be settled by now. We have several events and important dates coming up over the next few weeks:
Activities Fair 2.0
9/14 – Warhawk Time
Clubs and various activities will be set up to disseminate information regarding their clubs and programs. Information will be shared with students during the week
Warhawk Time 1 – 9th grade students
Warhawk Time 2 – 10th grade and students new to Madison
Mentor Connect – September
9/16 – Advisory
Madison Mentors will meet up with their freshmen mentees again during Advisory
Freshmen Advisory Lessons by School Counselors
9/14-9/23 – Advisory
School Counselors will be meeting with their freshmen in advisory to continue the discussion of successfully transitioning to high school.
App Lab in Career Center
9/14-11/16 Wednesdays (Black Days – Warhawk Time, Red Days – after school)
This is a drop in program for seniors to get additional support on college applications and college essays from the school counselors. No registrations necessary.
Student/Faculty Holiday
10/5 – no school for students or faculty
Student Holiday
10/10 – no school for students
10/12 – 2 hr. early release – no classes on this day
SAT’s – for all 12th graders who have signed up with Madison to take a free official SAT at Madison during this school day. Students needed to indicate their intent to participate by 9/7.
PSAT’s – for all 10th and 11th graders. No registration necessary. PSAT Test Information 
All 9th grade students will not report to school that day and will be given asynchronous work. Freshmen are not eligible to take the PSAT’s on this date.
College Fair
10/16 – 4:00pm – 7:00 pm Eagle Bank Arena at George Mason University
College Fair Info
The College Fair is designed to connect high school students with opportunities in higher education. It is one of the largest College Fairs in the region. It features nearly 250 colleges and universities from around the nation as well as representatives from the U.S. Service Academies. Each year the College Fair draws thousands of students and their families.
After registering, students receive a barcode. This barcode allows college representatives to retrieve student information electronically. Barcodes can be scanned from mobile devices.
Virtual Postsecondary Week
10/17-10/20 – times range from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Four nights; six synchronous (live) sessions each night! Join one or all of the synchronous sessions.
Learn how to be better prepared for the next chapter of your educational journey. 
More information is coming soon.
Last Day of First Quarter
10/28 – 2 hr. early release
Timothy Buckley
Director of Student Services
James Madison High School

School Website: https://madisonhs.fcps.edu/
Student Services Website – https://madisonhs.fcps.edu/student-services

Mental Health Resources and 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you or someone you care about is in crisis or in case of a life threatening emergency, please call 911.
Additional Emergency Mental Health resources below:
· Crisis Regional Hotline – 703-527-4077      
· Crisis Text – Text NEEDHELP to 85511
· Chat online with a specialist at ImAlive.org
· Call an emergency mental health center at 703-573-5679 (Merrifield Center), 703-536-2000 (Dominion Hospital), 703-289-7560 (Inova Emergency Services) or 1-844-627-4747 (Mobile Crisis Unit)
· Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE
FCPS Mental Health Emergency Resources – https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-psychology-services/mental-health-resources-and