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CTE
2021-2022 Dowell J. Howard CTE Course Application
01/07/2021
Students must complete the 2021-2022 CTE online application to be considered for acceptance in Career and Technical Education courses at Dowell J. Howard Center.
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Calendar
Updated 2021 Hybrid Calendar
12/21/2020
On December 15th, the Frederick County School Board voted to approve a change to the 2020-2021 school calendar. The first day of school after winter break will now be Monday, January 4, 2021. We will be continuing a Hybrid model with Cohort A students attending Monday & Thursday, while Cohort B students attend Tuesday & Friday. Students whose parents have chosen distance learning will continue to attend virtually.
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2021 Senior Information
12/21/2020
Herff Jones has now opened the online store for ordering JWHS caps & gowns, graduation announcements and other graduation items. Orders will be taken online at www.herffjones.com. Items ordered prior to January 15 will be delivered to JWHS in late January.
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Inclement Weather Information
Inclement Weather Information
12/11/2020
Information on schedule changes for JWHS students in case of inclement weather.
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Mountain Vista
2021 Mountain Vista Governor's School Application
12/09/2020
High school students interested in attending Mountain Vista Academic-Year Regional Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology (MVGS) should complete an application by March 1, 2021. Learn more and access the application in English or Spanish.
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Volunteers at JWHS
09/10/2020
Before you will be allowed to volunteer in our school or for any school sponsored events, you must complete a Volunteer Form. You must fill out a form each year. All volunteers for the 2020-21 school year must adhere and agree to follow all the COVID-19 guidelines and procedures as set by FCPS.
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Google
Introduction to Google Classroom and Google Meet
09/04/2020
Watch this video for a quick introduction to Google Classroom and Google Meet.
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Testing
SAT and PSAT Testing for 2020-2021
08/25/2020
Information for the SAT and PSAT testing for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Middle School Rezoning Plan Approved
01/20/2021
The Frederick County School Board has adopted a Middle School Rezoning Plan that will take effect at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
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2021-22 Kindergarten Registration
01/18/2021
Parents with a student already enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools are to register their rising kindergarten student between February 8 and 26. Parents who have no children currently enrolled in FCPS should register their child for kindergarten from March 1-31.
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2021 General Assembly Session
01/12/2021
FCPS has developed a General Assembly Web page to help citizens follow the 2021 General Assembly session and bills that could impact public schools. The page also includes contact information for Frederick County's state legislators.
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2021 Best Schools Niche
2021 Niche List of Best Schools in Virginia
01/07/2021
Frederick County Public Schools ranks in the top-third of school districts on the 2021 Niche list of Best School Districts in Virginia.
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Frederick County Public Schools
FCPS Announces Plan for Athletics to Begin March 1
01/05/2021
The FCPS Return to Activities Plan will enable high school students to compete in revised fall, winter and spring sports seasons beginning March 1.
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Second Semester Learning Models
01/05/2021
When the second semester of the 2020-21 school year begins on February 1, FCPS will continue providing both the hybrid and all distance learning models. Parents who would like to explore the possibility changing their student's learning model should contact their child’s school principal.
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2022-26 CIP Adopted
12/17/2020
The School Board has adopted its 2022-2026 Capital Improvements Plan. Projects at Indian Hollow and Armel elementary schools and James Wood High School are the top three priorities.
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Calendar
2020-21 Revised School Calendar
12/15/2020
The School Board has adopted a revised 2020-21 School Calendar that includes a number of adjustments students, families and staff need to note.
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