Important Messages

Some brief, but important reminders and information about upcoming events:

  • QOHS Weekly Newsletter from Ms. Thomas - May 8th
    • Schedules - Monday & Friday - Regular, Tuesday & Thursday - Testing, Wednesday - Half Day
    • AP Exams started on May 2nd.
    • Tuesday, 5/17:
      • Booster Club Community Night Out from 4:30-10 @ The Grilled Oyster Kentlands, show them the flyer
      • NAACP Parents Council Meeting @ 6pm
      • PTSA Meeting at 7pm (Zoom - Meeting ID 851 6214 5605)
    • Friday, 5/20 - AAPI Heritage Month Project Posters due
    • Saturday, 5/21 - Pride Town Hall @ Walter Johnson HS - you must Register To Attend- the event starts at 8:30am and there is a shuttle from Seneca Valley leaving at 8am.
    • Friday, 5/27 and Friday, 6/10 - Instrument Drive - the Music Department is collecting gently-used instruments from 3-6pm.  Pick-up is also available, please contact qoinstrumentdrive@gmail.com.  Donation receipts are also available, we greatly appreciate your support!
  • Students or Staff testing positive for COVID-19 can report using this electronic form or by calling the school.
  • QOHS Covid Notification for Class/Activity Letters for May - June 2022
  • MRA (Measurable Results Assessment) - please complete this survey for families https://www.leaderinme.com/s/quince-orchard-high-school/families Students and staff will complete the survey in school.

Summer School

QO is pleased to offer a FREE local Summer School program for both credit and non-credit bearing courses this summer! Summer school will be open to all QO students as well as students from other MCPS high schools. Students may take up to one first semester course (A course) and up to one-second semester course (B course) during the summer. Each course will run for three weeks. At the conclusion of the three-week course, students may earn credit for credit-bearing courses.  The current dates for summer school are as follows - Session 1: June 29th – July 19th & Session 2: July 20th – August 9th. We have the option of offering classes either in-person, blended or through a hybrid model or any combination of these models (In-person courses will be hosted at Lakelands Park Middle School). Additional details about location will follow at a later time. Determination on which courses offered will depend on a combination of student need and teacher availability. Please review the QOHS Summer School Information document for additional information to register. Additional questions, contact Mr. Yarborough, Assistant Principal Phillip_A_Yarborough@mcpsmd.org.

End-of-Year MCPS SSL Information

Middle and high school students should continue earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirement by engaging in SSL opportunities during the school year and over the summer, including traditional in-person opportunities, and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage www.mcps-ssl.org. Follow the links below for important information and updates on the MCPS SSL program:

Forms for the 2021-22 school year should be turned in to our SSL Coordinator Ms. Shelhorse by June 3, 2022. Please email Tammy_K_Shelhorse@mcpsmd.org if you have any questions.

Virtual Art Show, "Better Days" is LIVE!

Graduation Information

Yearbooks

2022 Yearbooks are now for sale! Go to www.jostens.com to order your yearbook today. Limited copies are available. Yearbooks are scheduled to arrive at QO in late May and distribution will be communicated via announcements made in the building.  Get a free preview of the yearbook here - https://screencast-o-matic.com/u/w2EB/Quince_Orchard.

AP Exams

AP Exams began May 2nd, please read this letter that includes details about testing, what to bring, what not to bring, and a full schedule of testing days, times and locations.  Contact Mrs. Nicholson with any questions at Jennifer_R_Nicholson@mcpsmd.org.

Spring Testing

QO will have testing that will occur during the months of April 2022-June 2022. Please review our testing calendar along with the details about testing below. Students must bring their charged MCPS chromebook to take all of the MCAP tests this spring. Students may not use their own devices. Testing rosters and locations will be sent in a separate email to students via connect ed a week prior to their respective test. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Yarborough Assistant Principal Phillip_A_Yarborough@mcpsmd.org or Ms. Eberhart-Bliss, Acting Assistant Principal Elicia_M_Eberhart-Bliss@mcpsmd.org.

Restorative Justice

You may have heard the term “Restorative Justice” or RJ. RJ is about managing relationships, communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and community building. At Quince Orchard, we will be engaging students, staff, and parents in our efforts to build a stronger community to support our students in achieving excellence. Please use this QOHS Restorative Justice Video and Survey link to access a video detailing QOHS Restorative Justice and complete the survey with your feedback. Thanks for your participation!  

Antiracist System Audit

We know that messages from MCPS often get lost and sometimes misconstrued. The website for the Antiracist Audit has been updated and below are some materials that can help provide some more insight and support for our community members about the audit and during the audit. 

Cougar Cub Preschool Learning Lab

We're currently accepting preschool applications for the October 2022 through May 2023 class. Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2022 to enroll. Tuition is only $600/year (2-$300/payments). For additional information visit our website: http://qocougarcubs.weebly.com or E-mail: Lisa_S_Seid@mcpsmd.org.

SENIORS - Class of 2022 Info

  • Join the Senior Reminder Account for Important Updates: To join, please text the following code to 81010:
    • Last names A-G: text qosr22ag to 81010
    • Last names H-M: text qosr22hm to 81010
    • Last names N-S: text qosr22ns to 81010
    • Last names T-Z: text qosr22tz to 81010
  • Senior fees: senior fees include your cap and gown and other expenses related to graduation, any unpaid fees are now Obligations!
  • SSL Hours: The state of Maryland is requiring that students fulfill the Student Service Learning requirement this year.  You must earn a minimum of 75 ssl hours to graduate.   If you are unsure of how many hours you have or if you need help finding sources to earn hours, please see Mrs. Shelhorse.