Welcome to School from Mr. McFarland, Marsahll Academy Administrator

Greetings,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Marshall Governor’s STEM Academy (Marshall Academy) for the

2020-2021 school year!   We will start this school year virtually with students accessing instructional materials from two Learning Management Systems (LMS) Schoology and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  Hopefully, we will have the opportunity to transition later in the school year to in-person learning.

 

Marshall Academy offers highly specialized and technical courses that will allow you to develop the understanding, skills, and knowledge required to be successful in either college or a professional career.  Students will have an opportunity to select a career pathway through our career exploration program, earn an industry certification, and participate in a valuable career experience.  I encourage everyone to mark Thursday September 3 on their calendar to participate in our virtual orientation. This is the time for students to learn about their teachers and the critical importance of building a positive student - teacher relationship.

 

Thursday, September 3rd                   Academy Virtual Orientation at 10am

Tuesday, September 8th                      First Day of School

Wednesday, September 16th             Virtual Back To School Night at 6pm

 

 

Academy Virtual Orientation Schedule:  On the morning of Thursday, September 3, students will have the opportunity to visit their academy classroom for 10 minutes through their BBCU link in Schoology.  The schedule is posted below. 

Period

Time

1

10:00 am – 10:10 am

3

10:13 am – 10:23 am

5

10:26 am – 10:36 am

7

10:39 am – 10:49 am

2

10:52 am – 11:02 am

4

11:05 am – 11:15 am

6

11:18 am – 11:28 am

8

11:31 am – 11:41 am

Accessing Schoology (S) and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)

  1. Click on the George C. Marshall High School Website
  2. Click on Schoology link
  3. Follow your normal student login procedure
  4. Find your Academy Course *The BBCU link is to the left once you have logged in    

IT Support:         FCPS has created a Parent/Student IT Support Portal.  The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.  You can also submit an incident request that we will receive via RequestIT.  The Marshall HS website includes this information and it can be located on the front page of FCPS.edu.      

 https://marshallhs.fcps.edu/announcements/fcps-parent-and-student-it-support

 

Attendance:    Will be taken every school day.

Grades:            Students will be graded on mastery of the material and the demonstration of the skills

 

I know your Academy courses will make a positive impact on your future education and career endeavors.  I strongly encourage everyone to take full advantage of all the opportunities to participate in our student organizations and clubs.   Please contact us at (703) 714-5582 with any questions or concerns you may have.

 

Respectfully,  

 

Jeff McFarland

Administrator

Marshall, Governor’s STEM Academy

Fairfax County Public Schools                               

 

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