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- SCHEDULE REMINDERS
- PTSO NEWS
- WTW NEWS & EVENTS
- WTW CAV SPORTS UPDATES
- WTW RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
Friday, October 29th - 2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE - End of 1st quarter
Friday, October 29th - PTSO Teacher Supply Drive ends - Details under PTSO News
Friday, October 29th; 4 p.m. through Saturday, November 6th; 6 a.m. - ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be down for first quarter grading
Monday-Tuesday, November 1st-2nd - No School for Students, Teacher Workdays
Saturday, November 6th; 6am - ParentVUE and StudentVUE access resumes
Saturday, November 6th - W.T. Woodson Crew 28th Annual Craft Show- main gym. Details under Fundraisers.
Monday, November 15th - Underclass makeup picture day - Details under WTW News & Events
Monday, November 15th; Woodson Crew pre-season training kickoff. Details under WTW News & Events
Monday-Wednesday, November 10th-12th; 3:00-9:00 p.m.- Senior portrait makeup days in Cafeteria A - Details under WTW News & Events
Thursday, November 11th - Veterans Day; 2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE
Wednesday-Friday, November 17th-19th; 3:00-9:00 p.m. - Senior portrait makeup days in Cafeteria A - Details under WTW News & Events
Wednesday-Friday, November 24th-26th - Thanksgiving HolidaysPTSO NEWS November PTSO Meeting!
NEXT PTSO MEETING - Tuesday, November 9; 6:00 p.m. streaming on Google MeetTeacher Supply Drive
To support our teachers, PTSO has launched a classroom supply drive for various classroom supplies and gift cards for teachers. Donations can be deposited in the drop off box at the front entrance. Thank you so much for your support!
Supply Drive ends this Friday, October 29.
November 8th from 7 pm – 9 pm, Woodson Cafeteria A
The bedroom of an average teenager can look like a well-planned illusion. The trick to seeing through an illusion is knowing what is used to create that illusion. We recreate a complete typical teenager's bedroom and the first thirty minutes of the program invites the participants to "snoop" through the room to find items and objects that could indicate "risky behavior."
The Hidden in Plain Sight (HIPS) program is an IN-PERSON interactive program for adults to be educated about the signs of risky behavior in teens and young adults. It touches on drug and alcohol use, mental health concerns, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors and more.
This is a hands-on learning adventure for PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ONLY! We guide you through a presentation that opens your eyes to what is right in front of you. This program begins with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which includes close to 100 “red flags” that indicate risky behavior. Parents are encouraged to touch everything and identify our red flags. Times have changed since we were teenagers… do you think you can find them?
That is followed by an educational portion that includes a PowerPoint presentation detailing the red flag props that the room contained and how it is indicative of — or used in — risky behavior. We include up to date statistics and local trends, and law enforcement officers will share their experiences they have had in our community identifying risky behavior and helping to put kids on the right path to a healthy life. Let’s open the door to communicating with our teens!
Please RSVP to reserve your seat at this presentation. RSVP through this SignUpGenius link.Teacher Appreciation - Snack Wagon
This appreciation event for our teachers will be held on Thursday, November 18th. A special thank you to Judy Tonko and Tina Walkinshaw for running this event.
Sign up here to help or donate!
Please hold any pantry items until our next request for donations. Our pantry is full and overflowing! Thank you for your generosity!Snapshots Between Classes - Can You See Your Student? FREE WEBINAR SERIES
Exploring Majors in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math - Wednesday, Oct 27th, 7:00 pm EDT
Insider’s Guide to College Admissions Tests - Wednesday, Nov 3rd, 8:00 pm EDT
Financial Aid 101 - November 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm EDT
The cost of a college education continues to rise which may lead some families to assume college is too expensive for them. However, the Financial aid 101 webinar will help families understand what the actual costs are and more importantly, discover ways to pay for a college education. In addition, we will cover the financial aid forms needed and ways to simplify the process of applying for aid.
Understanding Athletic Recruiting - Wednesday, Dec 1st, 7:00 pm EST
Athletic recruiting is one of the more confusing processes for counselors, students, and their families because it involves a tricky intersection of parent expectations, student aspirations, coach idiosyncrasies, and conflicting league policies. This program examines recruiting from an educational standpoint to learn how counselors can “coach” students and families on how to ask the right questions, self-recruit to achieve their athletic goals, and avoid the “Here’s How to Win a Scholarship” distractions from popular media and for-profit recruiting services. We will include the latest trends in athletic recruiting, including specialization, early commitments, the rise of club sports, the nuances of NESCAC and Ivy league recruiting, the accelerated timeline, and the impact of the pandemic on recruiting from both the coaches’ and students’ perspectives.
https://www.revolutionprep.com/webinars/understanding-athletic-recruiting/PTSO Officer Position Open - Fundraising Chair
The PTSO’s primary source of funding is memberships. Fundraising efforts supplement the PTSO budget. There are two main roles for the Fundraising Chair. The first is organizing “Dinner Nights” at places like Chipotle and Potbelly. The second is letter writing to medium and large-sized companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, MAG Aero, Interstate Movers, and Cox. The latter is an effective donation generator.
All PTSO funding flows back into Woodson High School in the form of Teacher Grants, Staff Appreciation, Community Outreach, Field Trip Subsidization, and School Supplements.
The Fundraising Chair serves as the primary focal point for all fundraising activities. The time commitment is about 1 hour per week, averaged over the school year. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch with Miklos Kiss at firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunity Resources for Mental Health, Wellness, and Support Groups
We are committed to providing and sharing programs and information to help parents, teachers and students navigate high school and beyond. The wide range of issues include but are not limited to: coping with stress; parenting advice; homework resources; suicide prevention; drug use, addiction and overdose; and underage drinking.
https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/school/cm?mid=2619 (must be a PTSO member to login)Ways to Make a Difference
Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you.
Here are some quick links to get you started:
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!WTW News & Events Expunge Deadline: Friday October 29th
In accordance with the Virginia Board of Education regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for the course.
Parents must make this request in writing no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course, Friday, October 29th.
The form to make this request, along with the process for making the request, is available at: Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School or through your student’s school counselor. Parents are strongly advised to discuss this decision with their student’s school counselor and the impact of expunging a course on desired high school diploma type and standard and verified credit requirements.Additional Underclass and Senior Portrait Days Added
Lifetouch has added an additional Underclass picture day for Monday, November 15th.
Senior portrait makeup days are scheduled on Wednesday-Friday, November 10th-12th, and Wednesday-Friday, November 17th-19th from 3-9pm in Cafeteria A.
Also, Seniors can schedule their portraits in January. Wednesday-Friday, January 26th-28th from 3-9pm in Cafeteria A.
To schedule your senior for a portrait session, please visit https://prestigeportraits.com. You can find Woodson's dates and appointment times by utilizing "Search by City & State" feature.Get to know the Woodson Library and how it can help your student!
Hello from the Woodson Library.
The Library is busy scheduling classes for research projects but did you know we also meet individually with students in person or by email to help them find resources?
Students can stop by during learning seminar, afterschool or email us their request for articles. We will send the students' research articles for them to choose from for their project. The Library has had positive feedback from teachers and the students stating how this is a real-time saver. We are hoping this service will allow students to focus on completing their projects in a timely manner.
If you are interested in learning more about the Woodson Library or how to use the Woodson databases to help your student, please email the Woodson Librarians: Lisa Muir (email@example.com) or Sharon Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a time.
Thank you from the Woodson LibrariansSurvey and Opt-out Form Details and Deadlines
Impact Aid Survey:
FCPS uses the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid to identify federally connected students and to support our request for Impact Aid resources.
Distribution Date: Students will receive the form this Friday, October 15th during 3rd period. Collection Deadline: They are due back on Thursday, November 4th. If you choose to not complete the form, please write at the bottom in the signature line, “REFUSE” with your signature and date. Please return these forms to the 3rd period teacher or the main office. Unfortunately, these are not available electronically.
For more information: https://www.fcps.edu/impact
Contact: Laura Totoro, Assistant Principal, email@example.com
Virginia Youth Survey:
The purpose is to gather information about the health risk behaviors of youth. The Virginia Youth Survey (VYS) has been developed to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The survey is administered every odd year in randomly selected Virginia public schools. Woodson has been selected to participate in this survey.
Randomly selected students
Administration Date: This will be given to randomly selected 3rd period classes on Thursday, November 18th
Opt-Out Deadline: Monday, November 15th Virginia Youth Survey Opt-Out
For more information: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-youth-survey/
Contact: Laura Totoro, Assistant Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairfax County Youth Survey:
The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The survey provides a wealth of information about a variety of topics related to our youth that influence their physical and mental wellbeing, from sleep and nutritional habits to substance abuse behaviors to symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts.
10th and 12th Grade Students
Administration Date: This survey will be given to 10th and 12th graders during English classes on/around: November 22nd-23rd.
Opt-Out Deadline: Monday, November 15th Fairfax County Survey Opt-Out
For more information: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youth-survey
Contact: Laura Totoro, Assistant Principal, email@example.comWoodson Choral Boosters
Audition forms and sign-ups for DOB are due by Friday, October 29th, 2021. Auditions will be the following week, November 2nd-5th.
Spiritwear orders are due by October 29th, 2021. Use the order form to purchase your 2021-22 Woodson Chorus Spiritwear.
Please join us on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30pm for our next Boosters meeting.
The Woodson Chorus needs your help! The Woodson Choral Boosters recently kicked off our Fall Fundraising Campaign. To make a gift, just visit https://woodsonchoralboosters.ddock.gives/ or woodson chorus.org. Thank you for your support!
To find more information about upcoming events, monthly meeting, restaurant nights, and other informative communications about Chorus and Chorus Boosters, please look on our various online sources such as the Chorus website, Monthly Chorus Booster Newsletter, Gmail, Schoology, Remind, YouTube, WeMail, and Instagram.
Chorus website. www.woodsonchorus.org
YourTube channel- Go to “Woodson Chorus” Please subscribe!
Instagram- Follow us @ wtwchorusFUNDRAISERS Woodson Crew Wreath Sale
Help raise funds for Woodson Rowing — and bring cheer to your home with a new holiday tradition. Visit our website to learn more and order a beautiful, handmade, 22-inch noble fir wreath for your holiday decorations. Visit our holiday sale to check out other items for home delivery from our partner, Sherwood Forest Farms. Order today for delivery the week of 11/30.Woodson Crew 28th Annual Craft Show
Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to the Woodson Crew Craft Show Saturday, November 6th, admission is free! There will be scores of quality crafters offering something for every taste and budget.
If you or someone you know would like to be a vendor at the craft show please share this link, https://wtwcrew.org/welcome-to-the-2021-w-t-woodson-craft-show/Woodson Band Cav Cards Fundraiser
The Woodson Band is selling Cav Cards which feature discounts at 17 local area merchants. Cards are only $10 each and all funds go directly to support the band activities this year, including transportation to competitions, uniform maintenance, new instrument purchases and the spring trip! Contact Karen Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or check out all the participating vendors on our webpage.Senior Baby Ads for Yearbook
Looking for a personalized, memorable way to recognize your graduating senior? Want to capture memories with the friends you’ve made for a lifetime? Looking for a fun way to recognize your teammates or club members? Parents, siblings, relatives, teachers, coaches, and friends of the graduating Class of 2022 have an opportunity to purchase ad space in the 2022 edition of the yearbook.
There are five ad sizes available at various price points. All ad space is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Place your order early to reserve ad space for your graduating senior.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ADS is Wednesday, December 15th. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and type in the code 5278Senior Class Signs
Limited quantity of yard signs available. Reach out to email@example.com to reserve yours or order online here.Senior Class of 2022 Legacy Bricks
Buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Student!
The brick courtyard in front of the school between the main entrance and the auditorium still has plenty of room for bricks for you to honor your special student or alumni. Individual bricks cost: $100. They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family!
Visit the Woodson PTSO PTBOARD website HERE (or from the main page click on “Forms & Payments” section on the left, then click on “Form & Payment” then scroll down to the Buy A Brick section.) If you prefer, you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check.
All orders are due no later than April 26, 2022. Plan accordingly!
If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!
Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894
Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15
Want to personalize it? For $5 more, add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!
(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)
For more information, contact Liz Brocato at Brocatofam@gmail.comStudent Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!
Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE. Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at email@example.comWTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES Cavs Varsity Fall Sports
The Cavaliers lost to South County 1-0 in a Patriot District quarterfinal game. They will now face Hayfield on Tuesday in the first round of regional playoffs.
Nine Cavaliers earned All District post-season honors:
First Team: Elizabeth Stribling, Julia Oleyar, Levi Weinberger
Second Team: Genna Cooke, Kim McNamara
Honorable Mention: Reese Cuviello, Katie Hamrock, Caitlin Deer, Maddie Legum
Woodson Ice Hockey Club
The Woodson Ice Hockey Club got off to a fast start in its season opener, scoring two quick goals in the first period against Colgan! However, Colgan battled back to claim the win, 5-2. Goaltender, Charlie Francis, had a great game for Woodson, recording over 30 saves in his first high school game!
Next week, the 9th and 10th grade team will play on October 29, 2021 at Prince William Ice Center at 6:10. Come out and support the club. Cost of entry is free!
Prince William Ice Center Address: 5180 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA
Woodson lost to Robinson 69-27 this week. Aidan Dash had four touchdown passes in the game. Kai Sanchez had two receiving touchdowns. Chris Dobrydney and Cameron Funaro each had a touchdown reception as well. The next game for Woodson will be at Lake Braddock .Woodson Crew Pre Season Training
If you know a Woodson student who might be interested in joining crew, please visit https://wtwcrew.org/ to learn more about our sport and fill out an interest form. No experience is needed, most team members have never rowed before joining.Vaccination Information for Student Athletes
Students who are 16 years of age or older (age as of November 8 for the Winter Sports season) and want to participate in athletics will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have either a medical or religious exemption. Unvaccinated students who are 12-15 years of age must provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test to be eligible to participate in team activities.Submitting Proof of Vaccination
Starting Monday, October 4th, student-athletes can submit their proof of Covid-19 vaccination to their school. Students will need to either show their vaccination card to authorized school personnel or provide clear documentation via an electronic format of the vaccination card or photocopy to the authorized school personnel. Please submit the copy of your students vaccination to Ms. Cooke, Athletic Trainer, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Religious Exemption
Starting Monday, October 4th, student athletes (both middle and high school) can submit the Religious Exemption form to their school. The form must be notarized and should be submitted directly to Ms. Pugnetti (email@example.com) in the Woodson Student Activities Office. Please use the Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption form. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test weekly. Details on who to submit a weekly negative COVID-19 test to will be forthcoming.Medical Exemption
Starting Monday, October 4th, student-athletes can submit the medical exemption information to the Woodson Student Activities Office, Ms. Pugnetti firstname.lastname@example.org. They will need to provide documentation of a medical exemption from their physician. Students can do this through a letter from their doctor (on the doctor’s office letterhead) stating the student has a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to documented health or medical reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test weekly. Details on who to submit a weekly negative COVID-19 test to will be forthcoming.Deadline for Medical and Religious Exemptions for Winter Sports Season
The Deadline for submitting medical and religious exemptions for the Winter season is Monday, November 1st. The exemption must be received by the November 1st deadline for students to participate in winter tryouts. This will allow enough time for those students with a medical or religious exemption to provide proof of their negative Covid-19 test that week so that they may participate in tryouts. As a reminder all students with a medical or religious exemption for receiving the Covid-19 vaccination must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test weekly (more details as to who to submit weekly tests will be forthcoming).Students with a Religious or Medical Exemption and Unvaccinated Students Aged 12-15 (Age as of November 8 for the Winter Season)
Unvaccinated students who are 12-15, or students with a Religious or Medical exemption must provide a negative test weekly to participate in team activities. Currently, FCPS is working on securing a vendor to assist with providing access to weekly testing for athletes. We will share more information as it becomes available.
Direct questions to Dan Checkosky - Director of Student Activities - email@example.comWinter Sport Tryout Information
Winter sport tryouts begin on Monday, November 8th. Winter sports include basketball, swim & dive, wrestling, rifle, gymnastics, and indoor track.
In order to participate, there are 3 items that need to be completed prior to the first day of tryouts.
Completed and turned in to Athletic Trainer Chris Hogge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is an online submission - it encompasses the Emergency Care Form and Concussion Education Training
3) Proof of Covid Vaccination or Exemption
For full details, please see the Athletic Office updates.NEW VHSL Physical Form for 2021-22
This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical Form. This is the only version that can be accepted for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have a doctor fill out the old version with "revised February 2017 in top right corner, your doctor will need to complete the new one, which may require another appointment. So please make sure the form you fill out has "revised January 2021" on the top right.
The VHSL Physical Form must be completed by a parent/guardian and doctor. In order for the physical to be accepted for the 2021-2022 school year, it cannot be filled out and dated by a doctor until May 1, 2021 or after. Once completed, please drop it off to Woodson's Activities Office, Woodson's Main Office or scan it to the Athletic Trainer Chris Hogge at email@example.com. This must be turned in prior to participating in athletics.
The form is also available at https://www.vhsl.org/sports-medicine/physical-examination/, under Resources.WTW RESOURCES Woodson Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions by clicking here.Odd/Even Calendar
Printable 2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar .Virtual Scholarships 101 - Rescheduled
The Virtual Scholarship 101 that was scheduled for October 6 has been rescheduled. College Access Fairfax has two additional Scholarship 101 Presentations that you can attend, either on November 17th or on December 11th.
Please visit www.collegeaccessfairfax.org to access the Zoom link. Please check out my Financial Aid Folder in Schoology for information on Financial Aid, the FAFSA, and the CSS Profile. If you missed the Paying for College Workshop, I posted a recording in that folder together with a flyer that has additional Paying for College Presentation dates. In case the link is not working, here are the steps to get to that folder: Sign into Schoology with your SIS Parent Account - go to College & Career Center Course - College Folder - FAFSA/Financial Aid Subfolder. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.College & Career Center News
The Woodson College & Career Center is located in E 109. Office hours are 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. Students can stop by before or after school, or during LS and lunch if they have any questions, or just to say hello. Please join the Course in Schoology. Access Code is: 3M8B-S8X4-N2H55. Weekly newsletters and scholarship & enrichment opportunities are posted in Schoology and on my padlets. Both go out on Mondays. College Rep Visits for Juniors and Seniors here at Woodson will continue next week with Purdue University, University of Kentucky, Dartmouth College, University of Alabama, Michigan State, William & Mary, VT, JMU, Shenandoah University & more visiting. Please see instructions on how to view the schedule and how to register here. We are still adding new visits every day!
- Senior Café every Wednesday morning from 7:30 – 8:00 am in the Career Center. Senior Café is an informal Q & A drop-in for Seniors to get help with their college and scholarship applications, jobs, resumes, apprenticeships & more.
- College Application Completion Workshop in the Career Center on Thursday, October 28th, during ALL Lunches. Next workshop will be on Monday, November 29th.
- Military Recruiter Visits will begin during all lunches in front of Cafeteria A/B on Wednesday, October 6th with the Army visiting every first Wednesday, the Marine Corps every 2nd, Coast Guard every 3rd, and Navy every 4th Wednesday. The Air Force will start visiting in November (date to be determined) and will share a table with one of the other recruiters. Please visit my Military Padlet for Recruiter contact info.
- Seniors, the FAFSA – Free Application for Student Aid opened today! Check out the FAFSA Line-by-Line Virtual Completion Workshops by College Access Fairfax on November 9th at 7 pm at https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/97661177987 (no need to register, just click on the Zoom links to join). The Financial Aid Night Presentation that College Access Fairfax put together can be accessed here. Do you need help with your FAFSA? Please email our Financial Aid Champion Amy Speares at email@example.com.
Questions? Please email Christine Lieb-Mosley firstname.lastname@example.org.Math Center is Now Open
Math Center Hours & Locations DURING school:
- Learning Seminars - B208 & B107
- 5th period Lunch - B208
- 6th period Lunch - B107
Math Center Hours & Locations AFTER school:
- 3:00 - 3:45pm Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday - B208
If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.
Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are:
- Odd Days during Learning Seminar
- Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
- Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
- Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)
Any other time you should try to make an appointment.Transportation Reminders and Updates
Please remind your children that masks are required at all times when on an FCPS bus.
Due to how full our buses are, per transportation, we are no longer allowed to issue temporary bus passes to students who want to ride home with a friend. Students may only ride a bus to which they are assigned. If your child needs to ride a different bus home for child care purposes, please complete an exception to ride form. The guidelines for an exception are linked HERE
Want to know when your bus is approaching your stop? Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time.
Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.
You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a SIS ParentVUE account to access your bus information.
For more information, visit the FCPS.Here Comes The BusAnswers to Attendance Questions
How do I check out my student from school?
Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early. You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:
- Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.
- Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number.
- Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.
At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside.
If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.
Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.
My student will be arriving late to school. How do I let Attendance know?
Please let the Attendance Office know if your student will arrive late to school. You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:
- Submit the online attendance form to report a late arrival or partial day absence.
- Student brings a handwritten note from a parent or doctor with the reason for the late arrival. Please include the student’s name, time the student is coming to school, the reason for the tardy, a parent/guardian signature, the student ID, and contact phone number for follow-up.
- Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 2. Please include the student’s name, time the student is coming to school and the reason for the tardy.
- If a student does not have a note, he/she will be marked "unexcused tardy" and must present a note to the Attendance Office within 48 hours for the tardy to be changed to excused.
Valid tardiness reasons include illness, medical appointments or family emergency. The following will not be excused: oversleeping, power outages, car trouble, traffic, and missing the bus. Students will be given a pass to enter their assigned class after checking in at the Attendance office.
My student will be out for a college visit. How do I let Attendance know?
For prearranged Absences (family, college trips, medical reasons), please notify the Attendance Office with the following:
- Student must bring a written notice to the attendance office at least 5 days prior to the intended absence. Please include the student's name, dates of absences, and reason for the absence.
- Student will receive a prearranged absence form for teachers to sign, list the assignments, and due dates.
- Extended Absences: If a student requires long-term medical care, parents should contact their child's school counselor. To find out who your child's counselor is, check the Student Services staff list.
For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.What Is Schoology?
We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning /Fall 2021.
A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:
- Your child’s classes.
- Your child’s upcoming assignments.
- School, class, and group announcements.
Parent accounts are available now. To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. To login to Schoology, use your same username and password credentials as for SIS ParentVUE.
- Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
- Schoology works with Google Drive
- Students have a Schoology accounts and access with their FCPS student ID and password.
- Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
Login to Schoology. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.
If you are not seeing all of your children in Schoology, please be patient as FCPS IT is working on a solution and should have a resolution as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.ParentVUE/StudentVUE Information
The Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account Access allows parents and students access to teacher grade books, attendance information, course history and other useful information.
- New Users: Please use the parent account registration page to register your account.
- Returning Users: Please click here to log in to your Parent VUE Account.
StudentVUE Accounts: All high school students have access to their StudentVUE account by using their network id and password to log in.Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers
If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711
CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)
Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000
Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560
Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE
Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)
Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS
Miklos Kiss / President / email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / email@example.com
Vacant / Fundraising
Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / email@example.com
Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com