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VA tightens COVID restrictions & FCPS halts return plan

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November 18, 2020

Virginia’s Governor Northam has signed two new executive orders regarding COVID-precautions, after a serious rise in COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth Virginia has 1,500 new COVID-19 cases per day,...

VA’s Governor Northam tests positive for COVID-19

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September 25, 2020

Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has tested positive for COVID-19. Virginia’s First Lady Pamela Northam (former pediatric occupational therapist) has also tested positive. An employee working in the...

Important information for the class of 2021

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August 27, 2020

The class of 2021 is facing a senior fall like no other. Fully virtual and socially distanced, certain aspects to the year have been up in the air. Here's important and urgent information on things like...

School year updates

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August 18, 2020

With an uncertain school year ahead, here are some updates on subjects like course schedules, summer assignments, laptops, senior photos, SATs, spiritwear and more! Schedules Class schedules will...

Fairfax County goes fully online for the fall – What are other DMV schools & universities doing?

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August 8, 2020

After weeks of debating, pushing back against federal attacks, fielding petitions and Facebook groups, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has decided to send students back to school digitally. After...

VHSL cancels football this fall

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July 26, 2020

With all of the recent speculation about whether or not fall sports will happen, the governing board for Virginia High School Sports has made their decision. This decision was made, but the final verdict...

The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 25

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June 25, 2020

This is the “Weekly Wrap Up,” the Sentinel’s weekly news briefing on everything happening in DC, Virginia and Fairfax County regarding the Coronavirus.  Face coverings are still mandated,...

The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 18

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June 18, 2020

This is the “Weekly Wrap Up,” the Sentinel’s weekly news briefing on everything happening in DC, Virginia and Fairfax County regarding the Coronavirus.  Face coverings are still mandated,...

Emergency police reform legislation passes in DC

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June 18, 2020

After historic protests rocked the world, measures to alter the state of racist policing in the United States have just begun in the District of Columbia, after decades of tensions. (Read more about the...

Virginia makes Juneteenth a paid state holiday

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June 18, 2020

The state of Virginia made international news by declaring Juneteenth a paid state holiday.  Governor Northam signed an executive order on Wednesday June 17, 2020 making Juneteenth an official holiday...

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