Letter from Student Services

We have reached the end of the first quarter! Friday, October 29 was the last day of the quarter and the second quarter begins Wednesday, November 3. Please remember that with rolling gradebook all grades viewed moving forward will be a reflection of the entire years’ worth of work. The best way to interpret first quarter grades is to look at them as a current snapshot in time.

Wellness Screenings:
During November and December we will begin our annual student wellness screenings. For the past 12 years we have screened various grade levels for signs of depression and being at risk for harming themselves. We use the same program as all other high schools in Fairfax County – SOS Signs of Suicide. Please review the following https://sossignsofsuicide.org/parent if you wish to learn more about the program. Our first screener will be with our 11th graders in mid November. A specific email will be sent out in the next few days to all 11th grade families which will include dates and opt out options. Freshmen will be screened in December with sophomores and seniors to be screened second semester.

Mentor Connect Day:
On November 9, the Madison (M & M) Mentors will be meeting with their freshmen mentees during their Advisory Time period. This is the third of six connect times throughout the year. 

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