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Class schedule for the week of January 18, 2021

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief January 14, 2021

Due to changes made to Fairfax County’s return-to-school plan and the end of the first semester, scheduling changes have been made to week of January 18, 2021.   Monday, January 18: No School...

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Capitol Hill overtaken by insurrectionists

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief January 7, 2021

Washington DC was plunged into a state of panic and one of the nation’s darkest days on January 6, 2020 after the certification of the 2020 presidential election results was interrupted by a siege of...

Virginia Rep’s request leads to near physical fight in Congress

Virginia Rep’s request leads to near physical fight in Congress

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief January 7, 2021

After a day of violence in Washington DC and Northern Virginia, the certification of the 2020 presidential election results almost led to a fistfight between House members at 3 AM.   The Senate...

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VA tightens COVID restrictions & FCPS halts return plan

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief 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,...

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VA’s Governor Northam tests positive for COVID-19

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief 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...

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Important information for the class of 2021

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief 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...

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School year updates

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief 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...

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

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief 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...

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VHSL cancels football this fall

Marc Goldstein, Assistant Editor in Chief 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...

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

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief 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,...

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