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Charles J. Colgan, Sr. High School

13833 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112

Office 571.374.6550

Fax: 571.350.9648

Office: 571.374.6550 Fax: 571.350.9648

Schedule for the First Week of School

Monday: BLUE DAY (period 1, 2, 4 and 6)

Tuesday: GRAY DAY (period 1, 3, 5 and 7)

Wednesday: BLUE DAY (period 1, 2, 4 and 6)

Thursday: GRAY DAY (period 1, 3, 5 and 7)

Friday: Holiday- No School

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Supply List

Buy a Yearbook Today

Buy a Colgan Yearbook at the lowest price of the season, $70 (prices go up after October 31)! Order online at ColganYearbook.com


  • $70 - Now through October 31, 2019
  • $75 - November 1st thru March 31, 2020
  • $80 - After April 1, 2020
Buy a Senior Ad in the yearbook as well, more information to come soon!
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CFPA Piano & CFPA Music Technology are excited to welcome new and returning members to what will be an incredible year! Check ColganPiano.org and ColganMusicTech.org for updated schedules, handbooks, syllabi, events, and opportunities.


Contact Mr. Mills at millsje@pwcs.edu with questions.

2019-20 Fall Sports

Physical Forms

Students need to submit a completed Virginia High School League (VHSL) Physical Form (revised February 2017). It can be found on the VHSL website. The physical must be filled out completely and signed by the doctor, parent, and student. Physicals must be dated after May 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.


All students are required to complete concussion training prior to trying out for sports. Students entering 9th grade and new students to Prince William County Schools are required to attend a face-to-face concussion training offered by a Prince William County Schools' Certified Athletic Trainer. If 10th-12th grade students have previously attended the high school face-to-face concussion training, they may complete the online concussion training.


Dates for face-to-face training are listed below.

Fall Sports

Cheer

Coach: Michelle Bordelon

Email: bordellm@pwcs.edu


Cross Country (Boys and Girls)

Coach: Bill Stearns and Dave Davis

Email: maryfaith1208@gmail.com davisdw53@gmail.com


Dance Team

Coach: Gianna Mollica

Email: giannamollica@icloud.com


Field Hockey

Coach: Kaitlyn Connolly

Email: fieldhockey@colganhs.com


Football

Coach: Steve Baudendistel

Email: baudenS@pwcs.edu


Golf (Boys and Girls)

Coach: Brian Beaty

Email: beatybx@pwcs.edu


Color Guard

Coach: Donald Magee

Email: mageede@pwcs.edu


Volleyball

Coach: Keith Mesa

Email: mesadk@pwcs.edu

Concussion Training Dates

Battlefield High School (571.261.4400)

15000 Graduation Drive Haymarket, VA 20169


  • Tuesday, November 5 @ 7 p.m.
  • Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 7 p.m.



Brentsville District High School (703.791.5161)

12109 Aden Road Nokesville, VA 20181


  • Tuesday, November 5 @ 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 7 p.m.



Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School (571.374.6550)

13833 Dumfries Road Manassas, VA 20108


  • Tuesday, October 29 @ 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7 p.m.



Forest Park High School (703.583.3200)

15721 Forest Park Drive Woodbridge, VA 22193


  • Thursday, November 7 @ 6 p.m.
  • Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 6 p.m. * February 13 as snow date*



Freedom High School (703.583.1405)

15201 Neabsco Mills Road Woodbridge, VA 22191


  • Thursday, November 7 @ 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 7 p.m.



Gar-Field High School (703.730.7000)

14000 Smoketown Road Woodbridge, VA 22192


  • Thursday, September 5 @ 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 7 @ 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 7 p.m.



Hylton High School (703.580.4000)

14051 Spriggs Road Woodbridge, VA 22193


  • Tuesday, November 12 @ 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 6 p.m.



Osbourn Park High School (703.365.6500)

8909 Euclid Ave. Manassas, VA 20111


  • Wednesday, October 30 @ 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @ 6 p.m.



Patriot High School (703.594.3020)

10504 Kettle Run Road Nokesville, VA 20181


  • Wednesday, October 30 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.



Potomac High School (703.441.4200)

3401 Panther Pride Drive Dumfries, VA 22026


  • Monday, November 4 @ 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2020 @ 7 p.m.



Stonewall Jackson High School (703.365.2900)

8820 Rixlew Lane Manassas, VA 20109


  • Wednesday, October 30 @ 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 7 p.m.



Woodbridge High School (703.497.8000)

3001 Old Bridge Road Woodbridge, VA 22192


  • Tuesday, October 29 @ 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

Colgan Athletics

If you have any questions, please visit our athletic website at colgansharkathletics.org or contact the Activities Office at 571.374.6168.

Driver Education Student/Parent 90 Minute Meeting

Most weekday sessions will begin promptly at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Please arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. The full 90 minutes of attendance is required.

**There will be no admittance after 7 p.m.**

Battlefield High School

Wednesday, September, 25

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Wednesday, November 13


Brentsville High School

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Tuesday, October 15

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Colgan High School

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Wednesday, November 6

Monday, January 13, 2020


Freedom High School

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Monday, November 18

Monday, December 16


Forest Park High School

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 29

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Gar-Field High School

Thursday, September 26

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Thursday, February 20, 2020


Hylton High School

Thursday, September 26

Thursday, November 21

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Osbourn Park High School

Tuesday, September 24

Tuesday, October 29

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Patriot High School

Wednesday, September 18

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Wednesday, November 6


Potomac High School

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020


Stonewall Jackson High School

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Woodbridge High School

Monday, October 14 @ 10:30 a.m. (Teacher work day)

Thursday, November 7

Thursday, January 16

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Colgan Clinic

Welcome back to the 2019/2020 school year. Ginger Sorensen (clinic aide) and Pam Johnson (School Nurse) are so excited about this upcoming school year. Our main function in the clinic is to take care of health related problems and needs that occur during normal school hours. Students and parents are asked to contact the school nurse if they have any questions concerning the student's medical needs. During the school year, health screening is provided for selected students. The screening includes vision and hearing. When conditions are found that merit attention, parents are notified. For health and safety reasons, ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PASS TO THE NURSE. It cannot be a stop off between classes.


MEDICATIONS - State Board of Education policy requires a note for the administration of medication by the school nurse. Medications prescribed by a doctor must be brought to school in the original container with proper labeling along with a completed medication administration form. In addition, controlled medications must be brought in by an adult and handed to the nurse with the exact count of pills in the container. Students must have a medication authorization form filled out by the parent/guardian for Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Tums to be given during the day. Students may carry an asthmatic "quick relief" inhaler or an emergency epi-pen if:


* There is a signed Asthma Action Plan or Allergy Plan on file


* They have a medical need


* The medication has the prescription label


* The school nurse is aware they have the emergency medication


Students who use the epi-pen should always report to the school nurse immediately or if a student uses the "quick relief inhaler" and they do not experience relief. All other medications are to be kept in the nurse’s office. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY ANY MEDICATIONS, including Tylenol, Advil or Midol to take on their own. All medications are to be administered by the school nurse.


EMERGENCY CARD INFO - An emergency card must be completed. We must have pertinent information to provide optimal care and protection for our students. PLEASE RETURN THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If parents / guardians change their phone number, address, or emergency numbers it is critical that the nurse know immediately in order to ensure the students safety.


In order to provide the best educational experience, school personnel must understand your child’s health needs. We look forward to a safe and healthy school year. Please feel free to contact the Health Clinic with any questions or concerns. 571-374-6173.

Transportation News

Enter information regarding Here Comes the Bus will be available at the beginning of the school year. This free and secure service is available to PWCS parents and students by link from the My PWCS mobile app, as a stand-alone app, or from the web. Your choice of push-notifications or emails will alert you when the bus gets close by. Enter school code 76348 during sign-up and have your student ID number(s) ready.


Please check Prince William County's website at www.pwcs.edu and visit the transportation site for additional information.



Free and Reduced Price Meals

Free and Reduced Price Meal applications were sent via email or US mail by the School Division to families with children registered in Prince William Count Public Schools. If you did not receive an application, you may complete the application electronically. Visit the School Division website at www.pwcs.nutrition.com to access the electronic application.



Contact School Food and Nutrition Services at 703.791.7319 or 703.791.8142 with questions or visit our website, www.pwcsnutrition.com, for more information.

Family Life Education Program notification to parents

Family Life Education Program notification to parents

Principals: Per the PWCS “Family Life Education (FLE) Guidelines,” schools should notify parents about FLE opt-out procedures through a September edition of their school newsletter and the school website.

The Parent Letter/Opt-Out form is part of the PWCS student “Code of Behavior & Forms,” located on the Code of Behavior & Forms page and on the Science and Family Life Education page (choose the Family Life Education tab). Objectives by grade level are also located on this page. Parents should visit the site and review the objectives for their child’s grade level or course. Parents may exercise opt-out for any FLE objective by returning the opt-out form to the appropriate teacher at any time during the school year, but preferably within the first two months of school.

It is strongly recommended that principals communicate to parents their school’s timeline for Family Life Education and provide notification to parents again shortly before actual instruction. Parents should have the opportunity to review curriculum and instructional materials. Schools may choose to schedule video preview events. A complete copy of all printed materials and a description of all audio-visual materials should be kept in the school library or office and made available for review during school hours before and during the school year.

Questions about the FLE program or opt-out procedures may be directed to Kathy Keesee, administrative coordinator, Science and Family Life Education, at 703.791.7847 or lanzafk@pwcs.edu.

Athletic Boosters site:

www.colganathleticboosters.com


To contact the Booster Club, please email:

Colganathleticboosters@gmail.com


Also, please CLICK HERE to view the latest newsletter.


For the current membership application, please visit:

https://www.colganathleticboosters.com/platinum-membership.html#/

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2019-20 School Calendar

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2019-20 School Calendar Key Dates

*Approved October 17, 2018*


  • August 26 School Begins
  • September 2 Labor Day Holiday
  • October 14 Divisionwide Professional Learning Day — No school for All students
  • November 4 Teacher Professional Development/Workday — No school for All students
  • November 5 Parent Conference Day (ES)/Teacher PD/Workday/Conference Day (MS/HS) — No school for All students
  • November 11 Veterans Day Holiday
  • November 27–29 Thanksgiving Break for Students/Teachers
  • December 23–31 Winter Break for Students/Teachers
  • January 1–3 Winter Break for Students/Teachers
  • January 6 School Reopens
  • January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday
  • January 24 Elementary School 1/2 Day — Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • January 27 Teacher Workday — No school for All students
  • February 17 Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day Holiday
  • March 30 Teacher Workday — No school for All students
  • April 6–10 Spring Break for Students/Teachers
  • April 13 Teacher Professional Development/Workday — No school for All students
  • May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 12 Last Day of School

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