Beginning of the Year Announcements


Dear Marshall Family,

I hope this message finds everyone well and enjoying the summer.

I wanted to send an initial message to everyone with some important dates and information prior to me sending my opening letter at the end of next week. I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone in the near future!

Important Dates

August 17th – Statesmen Start

  • We will host our Statesman Start back-to-school kick-off on Wednesday, August 17th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Statesman Start is an opportunity for our community to reunite.  Our PTSA and Athletic Boosters will be present to handle your membership forms which can be found on the PTSA and Marshall High School websites.  Spirit wear, yearbooks, and other items will be on sale. Clubs and organizations will also be present.  Students will also be able to pick up their laptop during this time. More information will follow shortly.

August 19th – Freshmen and Newcomer Orientation

  • We will be conducting an orientation for our freshman students and any student new to Marshall on Friday, August 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  The program will include a brief orientation followed by the opportunity for students to follow their schedules, meet their teachers, and meet in small groups with faculty members and student leaders. In addition, we would like to invite parents or guardians of Freshmen or Newcomers to join us in the auditorium from 10:00 am – 11:00 am to learn about Marshall High School and how you can help your student start high school successfully. This is an optional program.

August 22nd – First Day of School

September 1st – First Home Football Game vs. McLean

September 7th – Back to School Night

  • This will be a virtual, synchronous event, not in person.

September 27th – Freshman Class Parent Coffee – 8:30 am – 9:30 am

September 29th – Sophomore/Junior Class Parent Coffee – 8:30 am – 9:30 am

October 6th – Senior Class Parent Coffee – 8:30 – 9:30 am

Fall Sports Tryouts

Fall Sports will begin on August 1st. Below are the tryout times for the 1st day of tryouts for each Fall sport. Do not forget to make sure all required forms are turned in by Friday, July 29th.  In order to tryout on the first day.

  • Cheer: Monday August 1st from-4-7 in the aux gym 

Head Coach-Dominic Borello     @email

  • Cross Country: Monday August 1st from 6pm- 8pm bus  side  Track  

Head Coach- Darrell General    @email

  • Golf: Monday August 1st. from 9-11AM at Oak Marr driving range (3136 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA 22124)

Head Coach-John Windt   @email

  • Field Hockey: Monday August 1st from 6-9 pm on the stadium turf field

Head Coach- Christina Carroll      @email

  • Football: Monday August 1st from 4:30-7pm on the Stadium Field, Back Field and Grass Field.

Head Coach- Jason Strickland @email

  • Volleyball: Monday August 1st from in the main gym Freshmen- 4:00-6:00pm

JV/Varsity- 6:30-8:30pm

Head Coach- Mike Carroll     @email     

Physical Collection Night

We will be having a “Physical Collection Night” on July 29th from 4-6pm in the cafeteria. Any student who would like to play sports this year can bring in a physical dated after May 1st. Physicals can also be brought to the school's Activities Office anytime between 8am-2:30pm (Monday-Friday) throughout the summer.

Physical Form

The VHSL has changed the physical form for next year. If your child plans on playing a sport next school year, it must be on the new form and be completed after May 1st of this year. The form can be found @

FALL STUDENT/ATHLETES:  PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO JOE SWARM (@email) or drop in the main office (attention Joe Swarm)

New Athlete Registration Site

FCPS activities and athletic programs has transitioned to a new online student registration system.  This new system offers a host of benefits for schools and community members including:

  • One stop shop for registering your student for athletic programs and many common activities occurring throughout the school year
  • Electronic submission of the emergency care card and weight room waiver- only have to fill these out once!
  • A new home for the state-mandated concussion education program

Each family will create an account and from this account, can register their student(s) for various activity and athletic opportunities.  While registering does not guarantee a spot on the team, this information will help to ensure your student is ready to go on the first day of tryouts.  Students can be registered for one or more activities throughout the year and families can sign in as needed to update information. 

Please note the following:

  • You will still need to submit a valid VHSL Pre-participation Exam Form (physical) directly to the school prior to your student’s participation; all other requirements will be completed through this registration 

The new site is available here


Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) 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. Without evidence of this vaccination, your student will be withdrawn from school.

If you have already provided documentation, please ignore this announcement.

Please provide one of the following documents as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: or by calling 703-246-2411. You may drop the records off in the main office, fax the records to 703-714-5579, mail the records to Marshall High School Student Services, or email the records to one of the contacts below:

Suzanna Pangilinan, SIA -  @email - 703-714-5419                                           

Elisabeth Barrand, Registrar - @email - 703-714-5423 


Jeffrey D. Litz