QOTV Senior Edition - 5-22-20

Details about Senior Item Collection and Distribution

The plan and process for the distribution of caps, gowns, stoles, cords, and regalia as well as the collection of equipment, uniforms, chromebooks, instruments, textbooks, cameras, calculators, and other QO items can be found in this document, Mrs. Thomas' Callout from Friday, May 22nd.  There are forms that need to be used for any student who wishes to Request a Locker Cleanout (students will not be allowed into the building) or has Textbooks/Materials/Instruments/Uniforms to Return.

PTSA/Booster Club Meeting Information from 5/15

We held our 2nd PTSA/Booster Club joint meeting on May 15th at 5pm, for those who were unable to attend you can review the Presentation Slides in English or Reunión virtual de PTSA y Booster Club en Espanol watch the Recorded Video.  Questions were asked and answered during the presentation, a FAQ document will be put together from those questions and answers and posted.  If you have any additional questions, you can enter them in our Google Question Form.

Information about the Cougars Care For Our Community can be found online in our document and more details will be coming at the beginning of next week.

Health and Family Life Unit

For High School, instruction of Family Life will begin in 10th grade Health Education next week and continue through the end of the year.  The lesson topics are limited and have been modified. Health teachers are communicating this parent letter via email through canvas.  Materials and resources may reviewed if a parent decides and communicates the opt-out with the health teacher.  Parents/Guardians can review materials and will need to contact their child's health education teacher by May 26th only if they want to exclude their child from participating.  Students that "opt-out" DO NOT have access to the FLHS content and will receive Nutrition and Fitness modules for the weeks between May 26- June 12th. 

Yearbooks - 30 still available!

The 2020 yearbook is almost sold out! We have about 30 copies left. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com before May 31 to reserve your copy ASAP. Once we are sold out, you will not have another opportunity to get a copy so order today! Check out the sneak peek video of our yearbook above.

Information About MCPS & Coronavirus

Schools and school facilities including fields, tennis courts, and track are now closed through the end of the school year, For all updates regarding the coronavirus and the impact to our schools and community please see the MCPS coronavirus website. http://montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/.  See information in the links and documents below, a full listing of all of the items we have posted since March 16th can be found here and you can use the "Dropbox" to ask specific questions to QOHS Administration.

Summer School Health

QO is offering a Hybrid Summer Comprehensive Health Course for Incoming 10th Graders from July 20th - August 7th.  Details can be found in the form or contact Brook_N_Aranda@mcpsmd.org for more information.

Signs of Suicide

The Counseling Department and the School Staff are planning to start the Signs of Suicide program with students on Thursday, March 5th, additional details about the program are available in the documents below.

Sprint 1 Million Project - Internet at Home

Do you have difficulty completing your work due to lack of internet at home? If so, you may qualify for a free device from Sprint! You must be - enrolled in an MCPS HS, not have reliable internet at home (no access, multiple students with 1 computer, dial up only), and meet income requirements. If eligible you can receive a device from Sprint with 10GB per month of free high-speed LTE data. Unlimited data is provided at 2G speeds if usage exceeds 3GB in a month. Get more information in the flyers – EnglishFrench, and Spanish

QO.U Resources

Students can access resources shared during past QO.U classes by clicking here.

Student and Parent Portal

myMCPS ScreenshotNeed to access the MCPS Parent Portal or MCPS Student Portal, need more information about this - get all the details on the myMCPS Information Page.  This page has information about setting up your account, what you can access via the portal and detailed instructions for using the portal.  To access grades and class information through the MCPS Classroroom go to https://mcpsmd.instructure.com and to access attendance and long term information go to the Student/Parent portal https://portal.mcpsmd.org/public/.  If you are having issues with your account or need your login information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Nicholson, Media Specialist, via email to Jennifer_R_Nicholson@mcpsmd.org.  

SSL Information

Students in need of Student Service Learning hours can look for current opportunities on the bulletin board in the red hallway on the first floor and sign-up for text or email reminders from remind.com - sign-up by texting @mrstshel to 81010.  You may also look on the MCPS SSL website to view ongoing opportunities.  All opportunities with a purple graduation cap are already approved by MCPS.  If there is no graduation cap make sure you submit the Individual Student Service Learning Request form prior to serving your volunteer hours.  See Mrs. Shelhorse if you have any questions concerning SSL or need help finding opportunities. More information can be found here.