FAQ for New Students and Families

Keep checking back for updates as we navigate the new school year and as new questions are asked. 

Information about Lunches & Lunch Money

What will school meals look like this fall?

When we return strong this fall, FCPS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff will be ready to serve healthy meals to students and staff. This year, all students receive FREE breakfast and lunch. Find out more about school meals here.

Which cafeteria will my Cav eat in?

Freshmen and Sophomores: Cafeteria B

Juniors and Seniors: Cafeteria A

Students will learn their lunch block (A, B, C or D) during period 1 or 3 and period 2 or 4. 

Students, no matter what grade, can also eat in the courtyard directly behind Cafeteria A. There are picnic tables and also a tent set-up to allow more covered seating this year. Students can also eat in the Auditorium Lobby and on the benches in between the cafeterias in F hall. 

How do I purchase a lunch card?

This school year, Breakfast and Lunch are free to all students. But in the future, you will go to www.myschoolbucks.com and add money to your students profile.

Information about Woodson Clubs, Activities & Athletics

Where is information about Woodson sports?

What safety protocols will be in place for fall sports?

The return to school brings a return to fall sports. As with our entire return to school plan, safety is our top priority as we plan for fall sports to resume. The health and safety protocols in place this fall include universal masking when indoors. To review all the safety protocols, including water, screening, equipment, and reporting, read more.

How can I purchase Spirit wear?

You can find spirit wear and gear on our Athletic Boosters webpage located here:


There will also be in person sales happening at Cav Kick Off (8/19/2021) 

Where is information about after school clubs?

Clubs usually meet after school, visit this site to see who is sponsoring the clubs and look for information at Cav Kickoff or through the morning announcements.  https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/clubs-and-organizations/list-clubs-sponsors

Does Woodson have after school busses and activities?

Yes, starting in October, we will have late busses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students to engage in clubs or after school academic support. 

What is the date of the first regular season football game?

Thursday September 2nd!  7pm, Home game v. Oakton High School.  

Building & Locker Information

Where will my Cav find out about their locker?

Freshmen and Sophomores will be assigned a locker, information coming.  Juniors and Seniors will be able to opt in, again information coming.  We have 2500  students and 2350 lockers.

Even if your student has an assigned locker, all students can use backpacks during the school day. 

Where is the main entrance to the school?

Front and center, Entrance #1 

If my student has to come to school late, where do they enter?

Have the student enter through the Main Entrance (Door #1), then take a left to go directly to the Attendance Office to check-in. 

Other Important Information

Where is the staff directory?

What is the phone number for the attendance line?


You may find additional information about Woodson Attendance here: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/about-us/attendance

What is the bell schedule?

The schedule for the 2021-2022 school year has not yet been updated, but when it is, you can find the information here:  https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/about-us/bell-schedule

How and when does my Cav get their schedule?

Student Vue of SIS on the day of Cav Kickoff (8/19/2021) at 6AM – county wide.   https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/resources/technology

Where is the class catalog?

How do I purchase a gym uniform?

Information will be given out the first week of school in PE classes. 

When does my Cav need to take driver’s ed?

All sophomores take driver’s education, classroom portion during one quarter of PE10.  We cannot guarantee what part of the school year students will have driver’s education.   Behind the wheel is a family responsibility, schools do not participate in the behind the wheel program.   There are many private behind the wheel programs in the area, parents can also sign up at https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/SubjectListing.aspx?CategoryID=10507&ProgramID=28&ProgCatgName=Behind+the+Wheel+Driver+Education&IsCourse=1&SubjectID=10515&AreaName=Behind+the+Wheel+Driver+Education