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On the last day of school, students performed an impromptu hallway serenade.Important Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, June 16th - Sports Physical Night (see story #7)
Friday, June 25th, 9am-2pm - Yearbook Distribution (see story #9)In this Issue
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Summer Hours
3. Summer Building Tours for Students
4. Woodson Weekly Taking a Break for Summer
5. Laptop Return
6. Textbook/Library Book Return
7. Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 16th
8. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022
9. Yearbook Distribution - Friday, June 25th
10. Underclass Students - Will You be Returning to WTW Next Year?
11. Planning Ahead for SY2021-2022
12. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders for 2021-22
13. Woodson Sophomore Outreach Project
14. Woodson Students Farm Vegetables on School Grounds for Fairfax Families In Need
15. Woodson Students Perform with VMEA Guitar Ensemble
16. Congratulations to WTW's Retirees
17. College & Career Center News
PAST News but still important
18. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
19. Summer Arts Opportunities
20. Summer Credit Recovery
21. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
Good rainy Friday Woodson!
What a way to end this school year! As I reread last years message from the last day of school, I reflect on how far we have come. I’m hopeful this entire pandemic is in the rear view mirror allowing us to positively move forward.
We will stay connected over the summer via the school website and special issues of this newsletter. For those planning ahead, we have listed important dates for next school year, please see story #11.
Please have a restful summer. We will see you in August!
Stay safe and stay connected,
Dr. Floyd2. Summer Office Hours
The Woodson Main Office will be open on weekdays from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. in the summer.
Registrations are by appointment only. Please contact Woodson registrar, Casey Delaney at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.3. Summer Building Tours for Students
This summer, Woodson is excited to offer the opportunity for rising 9 grade, rising 10 grade, and new-to-Woodson transfer students of all grade levels the opportunity to take a student-led tour of the school.
Rising juniors and seniors will lead small groups of new students around the school to help students become more familiar with the building ahead of the new school year.
Tours will be offered beginning in mid-July through mid-August. Specific dates and times are still being determined and will be communicated at a later date.4. Woodson Weekly Taking a Break for Summer
This is the last issue of Woodson Weekly for the 2020-2021 school year. New issues will resume in August. Best wishes to the Class of 2021, and we hope you have a great summer vacation!5. Laptop Return
We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of this school year.
Students who missed laptop collection dates this week can bring their laptops to the school main office on weekdays from 10am-2pm.
If a student is participating in an FCPS summer program (ESY, credit recovery, etc.), the student is allowed to keep their laptops until August. Collection of those laptops will take place on Monday, August 9th.
We will reimage each laptop this summer and students will receive a laptop back in the fall. Underclassmen will need to tape their name to the top of the laptop if their name card has been removed.
Guidelines for the collection of laptops:
- All SENIORS and/or students leaving Woodson must complete the following steps before turning in their laptops. ALL local files, bookmarks, and programs will be erased.
- All Students Returning to Woodson must complete the following steps before turning in their laptops. All local files and bookmarks must be backed up or they will be erased.
- Laptops must be returned free of stickers, markings and other drawings, or the student will be charged a $50.00 cleaning fee.
- Students should turn in their laptop and charging cord. Students should keep their case, we will not collect cases from students.
- If a student lost their laptop or their laptop cord, they should visit the Woodson Technology site and scroll down to the Property Damage or Loss section. Payments will be made through MySchoolBucks. Students should bring a paper receipt from MySchoolBucks with them when they come to laptop collection.
Please continue to return textbooks that are no longer needed for this school year.
If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks to the subject labeled carts in the hallways.
If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks to the cart outside of door 1.
Panoramic view of the Class of 2021 lining up for graduation.7. Sports Physical Night
As always, the goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete pre-participation examination screening that will leave student athletes with a VHSL physical valid for the entirety of the 2021-22 School Year.
Each year it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. Price will be $50 as in previous years.
Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser for the year and ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at firstname.lastname@example.org .8. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22
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 (version that says in top right corner "revised February 2017), you will have to have your doctor complete the new one, which may require another appointment. So, please make sure the form you fill out says "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.9. Yearbook Distribution - Friday, June 25th
The yearbook distribution will take place on Friday, June 25th from 9am to 3pm at Door 5.
The yearbook can still be purchased online for $80 through Friday, June 18th! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5278 to order your yearbook today! After June 18th, the price for the yearbook will be $90, so get yours now!
What a year in history to document our awesome Cavalier family!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!10. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to WTW Next Year?
If you will not be attending Woodson High School this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. Please click here and fill out this form.
Student Services will make sure all transcripts and records are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete. If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Casey Delaney at 703-503-4622 or email@example.com. Planning Ahead for 2021-2022
Here are some important dates for school year 2021-2022.
- Thursday, August 19th- Cav Kickoff
- Monday, August 23rd - First day of school
- Friday, September 3rd - School Holiday
- Monday, September 6th - Labor Day Holiday
- Wednesday, November 24th-26th - Thanksgiving Break
- Monday, December 20th through Friday, December 31st - Winter Break
- Monday, April 4th-8th - Spring Break
- Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School
For the 2021-2022, school year the following students will serve as the Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEAL): Opal Cohen, Omeed Shabazi, and Rushil Punukollu. For more information on the SEALS program click here.13. Woodson Sophomore Outreach Project
Woodson sophomore Ian Wallace worked with Annandale English as a Second Language Department chair Meredith Hedrick on an Eagle Scout project that involved Ian collecting old computer part donations and teaching eight Annandale High students who had recently come to the U.S. to build their own desktop computer, which they got to keep afterwards.
Several Annandale High teachers assisted with translating a written manual for the workshop, and providing translation during the event as needed. A group of Frost students served as Ian’s assistants on the computer building process.14. Woodson Students Farm Vegetables on School Grounds for Fairfax Families In Need
Woodson students in the Environmental Club and their faculty advisers saw a chance to use school garden plots for the first time to help struggling local families eager to serve fresh vegetables at meals.
Students prepared, designed and planted the garden in March, and have already harvested and donated six pounds of spinach, rainbow chard, and lettuce. Future Woodson bounties from the eight beds at the school will include squash, cucumber, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and beans.
To read the whole story, visit the FCPS Blog website.15. Woodson Students Perform with VMEA Guitar Ensemble
Woodson guitar students Miranda Brown and Aisha Bentaouza Churchill performed in the Virginia Music Educators Association’s (VMEA) All Regional Guitar Ensemble!
Earlier this year these two students submitted videos of themselves playing Fiesta Mediterranea written by Miroslav Loncar. They have been anxiously awaiting the release of this virtual performance. It is now available on YouTube.
This is the first year VMEA held an All Regional Guitar Ensemble. Our region includes students from FCPS, ACPS, Falls Church City Public Schools, and Alexandria Public Schools. This year’s performance is directed by Matthew Trkula, Director of Guitar at South Lakes High School.16. Congratulations to WTW's Retirees
Congratulations to the following staff members celebrating their retirement. They made a huge impact on our students, staff and Woodson community!
- Lance Becker, English Teacher
- Terri Hobson, Drama Teacher
- Suhad Keblawi, Educational Interpreter
- Peggi Linski, Librarian
- Denise Ludden, Educational Interpreter
- Shashi Madan, Assistant Principal
- Marianne McKeon, Multiple Disabilities Teacher
- Linda Mehaffey, School Counselor
- Janet Peterson, Instructional Assistant
- Jeff Root, Learning Disabilities Teacher
Curriculum Resource Teacher, Raven Compton is currently reading "How to Be an Antiractist" by Ibram X. Kendi.17. College & Career Center News
If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.
Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts
Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Transfer FROM: Transfer TO:
- Student Name 1. Student Name
- FCPS Student ID # 2. FCPS Student ID #
- School Name 3. School Name
Requesting a refund for my student's meal account
Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to email@example.com
- Student Name
- Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
- School Name
- Parent Name
- Street Address
- City, State and Zip code
- Phone #
Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.
For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.19. Summer Arts Opportunities
Does your child love the arts? Are you looking for a wonderful summer enrichment opportunity for them? Institute for the Arts (grades 6-11) registration is open now for students currently in grades 2 through 11. Don't delay, seats are first-come first-serve and registration closes June 25.
Environmental Club garden.20. Summer Credit Recovery
If your child fails a core course and earns a no-mark (NM) this year, there are summer opportunities to recover these credits.
Woodson will host IN PERSON credit recovery opportunities for its students during two sessions.
Session 1: June 28, 2021 – July 16, 2021 (no class on July 5)
Session 2: July 21, 2021 – August 6, 2021
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
There is no virtual credit recovery option. Virtual courses are only available through FCPS Online Campus.
If you have questions regarding your child's grade, please contact the teacher. If you have questions regarding the Credit Recovery program, please contact your child's school counselor.21. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
Effective July 1, 2021 all students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of 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.
Please provide one of the following documents to Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible:
- An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine.
- A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
- A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
- A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online
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: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.
Please contact Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at email@example.com if you have any questions.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)