Letter from Student Services

Well, it looks like we’ve almost made it through another school year. It feels just like yesterday that we were starting the year off in August for the first time. Hopefully all of those students who didn’t appreciate coming back early now are able to appreciate getting out early.

The last several weeks have been quite busy here in Students Services. Since May 7th we have helped to conduct over 2400 AP exams and over 3800 SOL exams! That’s a lot of testing for everyone involved. Hopefully as the year winds down the students will have time to reflect positively on the year and look forward to next year – for those that are not graduating. For those that are graduating we wish them well in all of their future endeavors. We hope that all students will have the opportunity to unwind and take some time to recharge themselves after a long year.

At the end of this year all students will have a report card and a transcript sent home. Please make sure that these are being reviewed. This would be the appropriate time and possibly the last time to talk with your student about making any last minute adjustments to their schedule for next year. As has been stated before, the students will not have the ability to change classes that easily once the schedules are finalized and distributed.

If your student would like to, or needs to, take a summer school class please contact their school counselor as soon as possible. Here is the link for FCPS Summer School programs – https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs

Happy summer vacation!

Timothy Buckley
Director of Student Services
James Madison High School