Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

Back to School

Hello Atoms, and welcome back! We are eagerly awaiting the start of school on Monday, August 21st.

We are continuing our tradition of sharing information electronically that includes all of the information you need to start the school year. We hope you enjoy this format and cannot wait to see you at the start of the school year. Check back for updates when information is finalized.


Message from Shawn DeRose, Principal

Dear Annandale Atoms:

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I hope you had a wonderful and energizing summer. Our Annandale High School staff have been busy planning for the new school year! We have compiled all of our back to school information on this page so all students and families feel prepared for the upcoming year. We know students are excited to see their class schedules for the year. All students & parents in FCPS will be able to access class schedules using StudentVUE/ParentVUE on Thursday, Aguust 17 at 6:00am. 

  • Click on this link to login to StudentVUE. Use your school login credentials. 
  • Click on this link to login to ParentVUE

We invite you to follow us on our social media accounts (Twitter: @AnnandaleAtoms; Instagram: @Annandaleatoms) to stay up-to-date with what is going on at Annandale! Please visit our school website and subscribe to our News You Choose to ensure you get the weekly messages titled, Community Insiders. We also invite students to regularly access the Annandale High School Student schoology course and the individual grade level courses so they stay connected with the latest information. Students are also strongly encouraged to check their fcpsschools.net email accounts daily.  

We have planned a number of back to school events to kick off the new school year: Orientation/Open House (August 17) and Back-To-School Night (September 21). The Annandale High School staff are here to support you throughout the school year. We look forward to welcoming students on the first day of classes, Monday, August 21, 2023!  Go Atoms!


Shawn DeRose

Principal, Annandale High School

Welcome Back Events (Orientation, Open Houses, Back to School Night)

August 17 - Freshmen (Grade 9) and New Student Orientation: Annandale High School is excited to welcome rising freshmen as well as new students to our school orientation on August 17 from 1:30-3:30pm. Students and parents will meet administrators, counselors, teachers, and other essential school personnel and have an opportunity to explore the school building and learn more about student life at Annandale. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kara Franklin Taylor.

August 17 - Open House: We would like to invite all Annandale students and their families to our Open House on August 17 from 3:30-4:30pm. The Open House provides students an opportunity to walk through our halls and find their classes for next year. There is no formal program during this time, but rather an informal chance to get reacquainted with our school. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kara Franklin Taylor.

Important Annandale Links and Information

Required Forms for All Students

Online Verification Update

Parents can now update information for their child in one easy location. It is crucial that all families review information in ParentVUE to ensure that we have up-to-date contact information and health information to best care for your child. To access the Online Verification Update packet you will log-in to SIS ParentVue and click on the “Online Packets” tab in the upper right hand corner.  If you are accessing via the app on your phone click on the “OLR - Online Packets” button at the top of the screen.  You can access more directions  and details here.  

This update will ask you to verify and/or update the following pertinent information: 

  • Family
    • Home Address Verification , Mailing Address Verification 
  • Parent/Guardian 
    • Name, Address, Phone Number, Designation of Primary phone number, Email address
  • Emergency
    • Add/Delete/Update Emergency Contact information 
  • Students (for each student enrolled) 
    • Demographics, Homeless Student Referral, Military Connected Status, Parent/Guardian relationships, Emergency Contact Relationships, Physician Information, Health Insurance Information, FCPS Health Forms (see below), Health Information, Immunization Dates, Internet Access Information 
  • Documents
  • Review/Submit
    • Review documentation and submit for your student’s information to be updated in the FCPS Student Information System.

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Signature Page 

All students will review the SR&R in the first week of school. Every year, FCPS requires parents/guardians to review, sign, and return the SR&R parent/guardian signature page acknowledging awareness of online access to and/or the opportunity to receive a printed copy of the FCPS SR&R Guide for Families. We will email when this is available in ParentVUE.

The SR&R Booklet, when updated, can also be found on the FCPS website, along with updates to the SR&R for the 2023-24 school year.

Parent Digital Tool Permission

From the FCPS website:

FCPS has a process for reviewing and approving technology at the District level, which follows best practices identified by the Department of Education.

FCPS Regulation 3008 outlines how we identify, evaluate, and approve of program and supplemental instructional technology products: software, websites, and apps. This regulation

  • Describes how schools and central offices request approval of digital resources.
  • Outlines the responsibility of departments that conduct reviews.

All reviews are based on FCPS environments, support standards, and policies. They protect student information in compliance with federal and state law.

Parents will need to complete a form in the coming weeks, and we will let you know when it is available.  


Immunization Requirement (12th graders)

All students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Read below under "Immunization Requirement" for more information about how to provide the necessary documentation

Important Upcoming Dates

August 17 - Student Schedules Available in SIS

August 17 - Parent Information Session

August 17 - New Student Orientation/Open House

August 18 - Marching Band Showcase

August 21 - First Day of School for Students

September 1 & 4 - Labor Day (No School)

September 18-22 - Senior Pictures

September 21 - Back to School Night

September 25 - Yom Kippur (No School)

September 26-29 - Homecoming Week

September 30 - Homecoming Dance


Student lockers will be available by request only beginning on Tuesday, September 5. Students will receive information about how to request a locker during W4.

Free and Reduced Meals

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available. Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. To take advantage of those benefits, complete this form. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. Visit the FCPS Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information

Annandale BOY Info Flyer