Woodson Weekly - June 11th

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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

NEW News
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

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

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. Floyd

2. 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu 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.
6. Textbook/Library Book Returns

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

Registration is open for Woodson's annual Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 16th! Register HERE!

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 chogge@fcps.edu .

8. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

11. 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

Printable SY2021-2022 FCPS standard calendar

12. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEALs) for 2021-22

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

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

PAST News - Still Important 18. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. 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

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Registration is available online.

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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu 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)

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WTW PTSO WeMail, June 8th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Wednesday-Thursday, June 9-10 - Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; Bell Schedule; Dismissal at 10:20am

Friday, June 11th; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Underclass student laptop return (Details below in Year End Procedures)

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Wednesday, June 16 - Sports Physical Night appointment times - 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 pm (Details below in Fundraisers)

Friday, June 25th; 9am-2pm - Yearbook Distribution (Details below in WTW News & Events)

WeMail will return at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. Have a safe & happy summer!

PTSO NEWS School Year Roundup

Because of your membership dollars and commitment from our volunteer staff, the PTSO positively impacted the students and staff of Woodson High School…

 - We delivered over $7,500 vital grants to the teachers; making instruction during the pandemic more effective and engaging

- Valuable and interesting on-line enrichment offered to families and students for public speaking and personal finance

- Senior graduation signs

- Free Coyote Grill Food Truck lunch during Senior Plan Day

- Woodson spirit lawn flags

- Community outreach supported dozens of families in need

- Introduced a new on-demand venue to SAT mock testing

- Supported the purchase of staff Spirit Wear

- Commemorative paving bricks for 2021 Graduates

- Return to school staff lunches

- Teacher Appreciation grab baskets

PTSO Volunteers Needed for Next Year

The PTSO is looking for a volunteer to fill the Outreach Chairperson position.  This vital community position runs the holiday grocery card program for families in need and organizes extracurricular events for students/families, such as the public speaking and personal investing seminars held this year.  

Other positions in search of a volunteers:

Art Booster Club parent liaison

Cavalier Cruise 2022 All Night Graduation Party (Chairperson, Treasurer, Logistics, Security,    

   Fundraising, Food, Security, Events)

If you are interested, please email Miklos Kiss at wptsopres@gmail.com 

Mantua Elementary Alumni

If you missed the farewell parade this week, we have another chance to share your wishes with Mrs. Fernandez.  After 26 years of serving Mantua Elementary as Principal, our leader Mrs. Jan-Marie Fernandez is retiring. While we’re lucky to still have her as our neighbor she will greatly be missed at our school. We invite past and present students and families to take a minute and record a quick message. Let’s show Ms. Fernandez some  love!

Here is how to participate:

  1. Go to our tribute video website
  2. Click on the "Record/Upload Video" big red button
  3. Record your video from your computer or phone (TIP: If you are recording the video from your phone make sure to hold your phone HORIZONTAL!)

You can also record messages as groups or as a family! Example messages can include:

  • “Hi Mrs. Fernandez, remember me? Jane Doe from 1997? Good luck with everything!” 
  • “Thank you Mrs. Fernandez for everything” 
  •  “Congrats on retiring we’ll miss you from the Doe family” 

If you have a fun memory please share that too! Make sure to say your name and the year you left! Deadline to submit videos is Friday, June 11th.

YEAR END PROCEDURES End of Year Checklist -
  • Return your FCPS student laptop 

  • Return Textbooks/Library books 
  • Pick up medications from the Clinic
  • Return school-owned uniforms and instruments
  • Lunch money refunds and transfers
  • Spring 2021 FCPS survey

All details and links below:

Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of this school year. 

If a student is participating in an FCPS summer program (ESY, credit recovery, etc.), they student is allowed to keep their laptops until August. Collection of those laptops will take place in August.

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 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.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Thursday, June 10th - 11:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-person students will return their laptops to the Library. Students will receive a receipt when they turn in their equipment.

  • Friday, June 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.

* If name card has been removed, tape student name to the top of the laptop before turning in. 

Textbook/Library Book Returns

If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks beginning Tuesday, May 11th to the labeled carts in the hallways.

If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks to the cart outside of door 1.

Medication Pickup by THIS THURSDAY, June 10

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Friday, June 10th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room.

If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Christina Lugo at 703-503-4610/cmlugo@fcps.edu or the Public Health Nurse Kate Boyd at 703-503-4691.

Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. 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.

Spring 2021 Survey for Families

Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Office of Research and Strategic Improvement (ORSI) is evaluating FCPS’ teaching and learning efforts throughout this school year.  The in-depth survey helps ORSI understand how your experiences may have changed since earlier this school year. The perspective of FCPS families is vital to understanding the successes and challenges of teaching and learning this year.

You should be able to answer today’s questions in about 15 minutes. You may complete the survey once for each child you have enrolled in FCPS. Responses to this survey are anonymous.

Please complete the survey by 8pm on Friday, June 11.  Click one of the links below to begin the survey in your preferred language.

English:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG

Amharic:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=am

Arabic:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJBLPQR

Chinese:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=zh

Farsi:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQBJSH8

Korean:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=ko

Spanish:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=es

Vietnamese:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=vi

If you have technical questions about the functioning of the family survey, please contact Janine Lacina at jmlacina@fcps.edu. Questions or comments about other virtual instruction or Return to School topics not related to the functioning of the survey should be directed to returntoschool@fcps.edu.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS 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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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.

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Cavs Varsity Spring Sports

Varsity Baseball

Woodson’s Varsity baseball team squared off against West Springfield in an afternoon contest on Memorial Day. 

Cavalier leadoff hitter Colin Jones jumped on the first pitch of the game, driving a low outside pitch to right field for a single. Jones took 2B on a wild pitch, then advanced on a ground out. Brady Lencz helped his own cause with a sacrifice fly to give the visiting Cavaliers a 1-0 lead.

Woodson padded the lead in the 3rd. After 1B Colton Lennon walked, Lencz reached and took 2B on a throwing error by the Spartan infield. After a walk to Cavs SS Jay Sorkin, Lencz scored on another wild pitch. Another walk and a single by Connor Krahulec moved Sorkin to 3B. Sorkin then scored on a throwing error. The Spartans escaped further damage with a timely strikeout to end the inning, but the 4-0 lead was more than Lencz would need.

The Cavs added a run in the 5th after Lencz worked a 9 pitch walk and later scored on an infield grounder. Woodson added another in the 7th. Jones got the inning started when he was hit by a pitch. Lennon moved him into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Anthony Meaders walked and Sorkin was hit by another pitch to load the bases. Andrew Perks singled up the middle to plate Jones for the 6-0 lead.

Lencz walked off the mound with a complete game shutout, notching 7 strikeouts against 3 walks and 2 hits. The win lifted the Cavs to 6-5 on the season and 6-3 in the Patriot District, good enough to secure a first round bye in the District Playoffs.

The team’s first postseason game was against South County. On the line was an opportunity to play for a District title and solidify their seeding in the Regional tournament.

Pitcher Brady Lencz breezed through the first three innings. The Cavs defense played, highlighted by fine catches by outfielders Dillon Brody and Ethan Conklin.  

Woodson got its offense going in the 3rd.  Lencz singled on a line drive to center.  Cavalier shortstop Jay Sorkin crushed a two-out double to center field to give his team a 2-0 lead.  

Lencz escaped loaded bases in the 4th, thanks to smart coaching and sound fielding.  The Cavs went to the 5th clinging to the lead.  The score remained 2-1 as Woodson was retired quietly in the bottom half of the inning.  

Conklin opened the 6th with a four pitch walk.  Colin Jones not only delivered a bunt, but beat it out for a single.  Conklin advanced to 3B on a wild throw.  Ben Smallwood then helped his own cause with an infield single which scored Conklin.  Meaders laid down another sacrifice bunt, but reached on an error by the pitcher.  Krahulec drove in Jones with a fly ball to right field, pushing the lead to 4-1.

Smallwood made quick work of the Stallions in the 7th. The win sends the Cavaliers to the District Championship game against Lake Braddock on Tuesday and made it clear that their second place finish in the regular season was well deserved.  

All District Selections: 

1st Team: Brady Lencz- Pitcher

2nd Team: Anthony Meaders- Outfield; Colin Jones- Outfield; Ben Smallwood- Pitcher

Honorable Mention: Jay Sorkin-SS, Connor Krahulec- Util 

Coach of the Year- Brett McColley  

Varsity Girls Lacrosse (GLAX)

The GLAX team travelled to South County High to take on the Stallions last week. After a lengthy weather delay, the Cavs scored a big win on South County’s turf. 

The Cavs begin what is hoped to be a deep playoff run, with a Patriot District tournament semifinal match-up at The Pat here at Woodson this Wednesday.

Varsity Girls Soccer

On Friday, June 4, the Lady Cavaliers played in the first round of the district tournament against Fairfax.  They flipped the season script, scoring first, just before halftime.  Lena Hasan's corner kick found Audrey Fisher in front who clanked one off the post, with the rebound bouncing to the feet of Madeline Lee who slammed it into the net as the half expired.  Fisher and her fellow midfielders did a great job frustrating the Lions in the first half.  

Eleven minutes into the 2nd half, the Lions finally broke free and tied the score at 1.  With 16 minutes left in regulation, Leah Meyer's corner kick found the head of Allison Williams who pushed it into the far right corner of the goal for a 2 -1 lead.  Not to be outdone, the Lions roared back, tying the game at 2 with 8 minutes left.  

The score remained tied and the teams headed off into two 5 minute extra periods, just like their last meeting.  Two minutes into the first extra session, Alicia Lane streaked to the right side of the goal to head the ball in off a Meyer corner kick, giving the Lady Cavaliers a 3 -2 lead.  The 3 -2 Cavalier victory launched them into a semifinal match-up against the Lake Braddock Bruins this week.

Varsity Softball

Congratulations to sophomore shortstop Sarah Banker who made first team All-District and junior outfielder Zoe Johnson who made second team All-District.  

On the field, the Cavaliers began play last week with a Memorial Day matinee at West Springfield.  Woodson lost in a low scoring contest 5-2. Offensively, Woodson was led by Sarah Banker who had 2 doubles, a single, and a RBI. In the 7th inning, freshman pinch-hitter Ceci Temple started the rally with a single and scored on junior Jaiden Petrella’s RBI double. Zoe Johnson also added 2 hits. Pitchers junior Veronica Udowitz and freshman Claire Warden combined to allow only 6 hits in the game.

Then on Wednesday, Robinson visited Woodson in the final regular season game. Woodson dropped the game 8-2. The Cavaliers were led by sophomore Elizabeth Schneider who had an RBI double, single and run scored. Zoe Johnson added a double and scored a run.

Friday brought a rematch with Robinson on the road in the first round of District playoffs. The youthful Cavaliers starting two freshmen and four sophomores lost to the Rams. The bat of Sarah Banker provided a triple and a double. She also scored a run. Freshman Emma Fleming had a RBI triple, and Zoe Johnson contributed with a double and RBI.

Woodson begins the next round of playoffs in Regionals this Friday.

Varsity Boys Tennis

District and Regional Champs!  Playing in the States Semifinal this week.

Ansh Pathapadu and Vincent Truong also won the District and Regional Doubles Title! They lost their State semifinal team match against Oakton on Monday, but congratulations to the team on a very successful season! Come cheer on Vince and Ansh in their doubles match this Wednesday at 8am at Woodson.

Varsity Girls Tennis

District and Regional Champs!  Playing in the States Semifinal this week.

Sarah Livingston and Joselyn Limbago also won the District and Regional Doubles Title and will compete in States!

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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

FUNDRAISERS Sports Physical Night - REGISTRATION OPEN - Next Wednesday, June 16th

Registration is open for Woodson's annual Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 16th! Register HERE! Price is $50 again this year. Appointment times - 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 p.m.

Sports Physical Night provides 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. 

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. 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. We are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. Or if you know of someone who would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

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.com

STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS AVAILABLE WITH CONVENIENT HOME DELIVERY!

Plan ahead - If you’ll need one over summer break - purchase it now!

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - June 4th

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, June 8th - Virtual Synchronous Instruction due to Election Day; also early release, dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Thursday, June 10th, 1-3pm - Class of 2022 Social (see story below)

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

Friday, June 11th, 9am-3pm - Underclass student laptop return (see story below)

Friday, June 25th, 9am-2pm - Yearbook Distribution

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. End of School Check List
3. Virtual Synchronous Day - Tuesday, June 8th
4. Class of 2022 Picnic - Thursday, June 10th
5. Laptop Return Days
6. Textbook/Library Book Returns
7. Join the Color Guard
8. Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 16th
9. Yearbook Distribution - Friday, June 25th
10. Underclass Students - Will You be Returning to WTW Next Year?
11. Summer Arts Opportunities
12. Healthy Minds Blog: Prioritize Mental Health to Build Resilience in Families
13. College & Career Center News 

PAST News but still important 
14. FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted
15. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
16. Updated Mask Guidance
17. Summer Credit Recovery
18. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
19. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022 

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson Families:

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We had a beautiful graduation ceremony on our home football field on Wednesday. A huge thank you to all of our students, parents/families, faculty/staff, neighbors, and all those connected to the #oneWoodson community for making graduation a special event for these seniors.

Underclass families, please review the end of year checklist to make sure all laptops and textbooks/library books are returned before the summer break.

We will stay connected over the summer via the school website and special issues of this newsletter.

Stay connected,

Dr. Floyd

2. End of Year Checklist

Please refer to this checklist as we close out the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Return your FCPS student laptop (see #3)
  • Return Textbooks/Library books (see #4)
  • Return school-owned uniforms and instruments
  • Pick up medications from the Clinic
3. Virtual Synchronous Day - Tuesday, June 8th

Tuesday, June 8th, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day (no in-person classes) for students.

4. Class of 2022 Picnic - Thursday, June 10th

HAWAIIAN OUT picnic is next Thursday, June 10th from 1-3pm!! Park in the junior lot and bring a blanket, food, friends, and a mask over to the marching band field!

Feel free to bring lawn games, books, cards, board games, coloring books, friendship bracelet string, etc!! There will be music and some lawn games already on site.

Thursday is an early release at 11:30am, so plenty of time to swing by Tropical Smoothie to pick up some food for the picnic. Don’t forget to mention you are a Woodson student so we can receive our funds. See you there in your Hawaiian gear!! 

5. Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of this school year.  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.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Underclassmen - tape student name to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.
  • Thursday, June 10th - 11:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-person students will return their laptops to the Library. Students will receive a receipt when they turn in their equipment.
  • Friday, June 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.
6. Textbook/Library Book Returns

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.

The Cavalier and Mr. Williams greeted students and families at graduation!

7. Join the Color Guard!

The Woodson Band is holding Color Guard auditions for next fall. 

Want to learn how to move your body? How to spin a flag? Want to perform for a huge number of people all over Virginia?

Come join the Color Guard!  No experience required.  Try outs are June 7, 9, and 11 from 4pm to 6pm

Meet in the band room, bring water and wear comfortable clothing you can move around in.  Please email Mr. Morgan if you have any questions at acmorgan1@fcps.edu  See you there! 

8. Sports Physical Night

Registration is open for Woodson's annual Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 16th! Register HERE!

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.

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

11. 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

Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify. Questions? Email: ifta@fcps.edu or efita@fcps.edu

Registration is available online.

Ms. Muhammad's Personal Development students presented gifts to the Admin Team for all their work this year.

12. Healthy Minds Blog: Prioritize Mental Health to Build Resilience in Families

This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. During this global pandemic, the major changes to the ways we live our lives have impacted our children and their relationships. Many families have experienced higher levels of stress and anxiety than ever before.

The good news is that there are tools and resources available that can help parents support the well-being of themselves and their children.

13. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

PAST News - Still Important 14. FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others. 

FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.

15. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. 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.

Senior Class Council at Graduation!

16. Updated Mask Guidance

School policy regarding masks remains unchanged. For the remainder of the FY 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance both indoors and outdoors on school grounds.  While inside on school property, students, teachers, staff, and visitors must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

This is consistent with CDC guidelines which state that schools should continue with all current mitigation strategies through the end of the school year despite updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. FCPS will maintain CDC requirements of 3 feet social distance in classrooms and 6 feet social distancing in our cafeterias through June 15.

Events effective May 28, 2021

  • High School Athletics 
  • School Performances including promotion/award ceremonies/drama performances (both during school hours and after school hours)
  • Graduations (FCPS will be streaming all graduation ceremonies) 
  • All Night Grad Parties, Prom, and other gatherings (PTA, PTO, PTSA events)

Indoors - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

Outdoors - Masks NOT required; no social distancing requirement

School bus - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

17. 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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

18. 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

19. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

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)

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WTW PTSO WeMail, June 1st

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, June 2; 9:00 a.m. - Graduation Day; Rain date Thursday, June 3

Wednesday, June 2 - Underclass Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day - no students in person; asynchronous assignments

Friday, June 4 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day - no students in person; synchronous teacher-led instruction; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

 

NEXT WEEK - LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Tuesday, June 8 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day- no students in person; synchronous teacher-led instruction; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Wednesday-Thursday, June 9-10 - Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at 10:20am

Friday, June 11th; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Underclass student laptop return (Details below in Year End Procedures)

PTSO NEWS School Year Roundup

Because of your membership dollars and commitment from our volunteer staff, the PTSO positively impacted the students and staff of Woodson High School…

 - We delivered over $7,500 vital grants to the teachers; making instruction during the pandemic more effective and engaging

- Valuable and interesting on-line enrichment offered to families and students for public speaking and personal finance

- Senior graduation signs

- Free Coyote Grill Food Truck lunch during Senior Plan Day

- Woodson spirit lawn flags

- Community outreach supported dozens of families in need

- Introduced a new on-demand venue to SAT mock testing

- Supported the purchase of staff Spirit Wear

- Commemorative paving bricks for 2021 Graduates

- Return to school staff lunches

- Teacher Appreciation grab baskets

PTSO Volunteers Needed for Next Year

The PTSO is looking for a volunteer to fill the Outreach Chairperson position.  This vital community position runs the holiday grocery card program for families in need and organizes extracurricular events for students/families, such as the public speaking and personal investing seminars held this year.  

Other positions in search of a volunteers:

Art Booster Club parent liaison

Cavalier Cruise 2022 All Night Graduation Party (Chairperson, Treasurer, Logistics, Security,    

   Fundraising, Food, Security, Events)

If you are interested, please email Miklos Kiss at wptsopres@gmail.com

Attention Mantua ES Alumni!

As many of you know, Mrs. Fernandez is retiring this year.  We are sending her off in style and showing her the appreciation she deserves with a parade on Monday, June 7th. It will be in front of Mantua ES beginning at 3:45pm

You can walk, drive or bike through the parade. All are invited to join.

Feel free to bring a note, picture or any memento you'd like to give to Jan Marie to show how much she is truly loved by all.  Any questions, contact Meri Farling at merifarling@hotmail.com

YEAR END PROCEDURES Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of this school year.  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 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.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Thursday, June 10th - 11:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-person students will return their laptops to the Library. Students will receive a receipt when they turn in their equipment.

  • Friday, June 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.

* If name card has been removed, tape student name to the top of the laptop before turning in. 

Textbook/Library Book Returns

Please return textbooks that are no longer needed for this school year.  

If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks beginning Tuesday, May 11th to the labeled carts in the hallways.

If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks to the cart outside of door 1.

Medication Pickup by June 10

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Friday, June 10th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room.

If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Christina Lugo at 703-503-4610/cmlugo@fcps.edu or the Public Health Nurse Kate Boyd at 703-503-4691.

Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. 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.

Spring 2021 Survey for Families

Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Office of Research and Strategic Improvement (ORSI) is evaluating FCPS’ teaching and learning efforts throughout this school year.  The in-depth survey helps ORSI understand how your experiences may have changed since earlier this school year. The perspective of FCPS families is vital to understanding the successes and challenges of teaching and learning this year.

You should be able to answer today’s questions in about 15 minutes. You may complete the survey once for each child you have enrolled in FCPS. Responses to this survey are anonymous.

Please complete the survey by 8pm on Friday, June 11.  Click one of the links below to begin the survey in your preferred language.

English:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG

Amharic:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=am

Arabic:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJBLPQR

Chinese:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=zh

Farsi:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQBJSH8

Korean:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=ko

Spanish:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=es

Vietnamese:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DS785FG?lang=vi

If you have technical questions about the functioning of the family survey, please contact Janine Lacina at jmlacina@fcps.edu. Questions or comments about other virtual instruction or Return to School topics not related to the functioning of the survey should be directed to returntoschool@fcps.edu.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Updated Mask Guidance

School policy regarding masks remains unchanged. For the remainder of the FY 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance both indoors and outdoors on school grounds.  While inside on school property, students, teachers, staff, and visitors must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

This is consistent with CDC guidelines which state that schools should continue with all current mitigation strategies through the end of the school year despite updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. FCPS will maintain CDC requirements of 3 feet social distance in classrooms and 6 feet social distancing in our cafeterias through June 15.

Athletic and School Performances & Events - effective May 28, 2021

  • High School Athletics 

  • School Performances including promotion/award ceremonies/drama performances (both during school hours and after school hours)

  • Graduations (FCPS will be streaming all graduation ceremonies) 

  • All Night Grad Parties, Prom, and other gatherings (PTA, PTO, PTSA events)

Indoors - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

Outdoors - Masks NOT required; no social distancing requirement

School bus - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

Woodson Senior Art Show

The Woodson HS Senior Art Show is now live!! Seniors and Advanced students from all levels were invited to participate. The artwork is a group show of works put together by advanced students to share their culminating projects. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Pictured above are artworks by Claire Mizelle, Edward Cho and Sarah Lowell

Link to view the Art Show: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6404

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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Cav Varsity Spring Sports

Varsity Baseball

Woodson’s Varsity Baseball visited Lake Braddock on Tuesday evening, in a matchup of the top two teams in the Patriot District. The defending State Champion Bruins came in hot, having won their last four contests by a combined score of 46-5. The Cavaliers kept the game competitive through the middle innings, before falling 12-3.

Woodson starting pitcher Lars Greenlee kept the Bruins off balance over the first two innings, getting five groundouts with a nice assortment of off speed pitches. The Cavs took an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd. Freshman outfielder Andrew Perks reached on a bunt single and moved to 2B on a sacrifice bunt by catcher Tommy Stribling. A single by Vincent Altieri put runners on the corners. Outfielder Colin Jones plated Perks with an RBI grounder.

The Bruins answered in the bottom half of the frame, with the first five hitters reaching safely. With one out, Braddock starting pitcher Mike Weidinger doubled to push the lead to 5-1. The Cavs got the next two hitters, stranding two runners, but the damage had been done.

Down by 4 and facing a pitcher throwing 86-88 mph, the Cavs showed no signs of quitting. Brady Lencz singled to open the 4th inning. Anthony Meaders and Jay Sorkin then worked consecutive bases on balls, bringing Connor Krahulec to the plate. Weidinger got ahead 0-2 with a high fastball and a biting curve, but could not get Krahulec to chase outside the strike zone. Krahulec worked another walk, bringing home Lencz. After a pitching change, Perks hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Sorkin and bring the Cavs within two. Unfortunately, the Cavs could draw no closer after a strikeout and a controversial batter’s interference call which ended the inning and seemed to take the wind out of the Woodson squad. Woodson only managed one more hit (a Meaders single) the remainder of the game.

Braddock added single runs in the 4th and 5th, then five more in the 6th. While the final score wasn’t close, the Cavs competed well against a tough opponent. Ultimately, the Bruin bats were too much to handle. Woodson is back in action Wednesday against rival Fairfax.

Sports fans know that when it comes to rivalry games, you can throw out the records and expect a dog fight. When Woodson faced off against Fairfax on Tuesday, they knew better than to take the 2-7 Lions lightly.  From the first pitch, both teams played with grit and determination.

After Fairfax starter Jacob Davis set the Cavs down in order in the 1st, the Lions threatened in the bottom half of the inning.  Woodson starter Connor Krahulec got two of the first three hitters to ground out, while walking one.  The next two Lions reached on infield grounders to load the bases, but Krahulec quashed the threat with a timely strikeout.  The game remained scoreless as both hurlers set down the side in order in the 2nd inning.

Woodson drew first blood in the 3rd.  Krahulec drew a walk to lead off the inning. Vincent Altieri laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance courtesy runner Dillon Brody to 2B.  Brody then scored on a single by Ethan Conklin.  Leadoff hitter Colin Jones took one for the team when he was hit in the back with a wild curveball.  The runners advanced on a wild pitch, before a balk by the Fairfax pitcher scored Conklin and put Jones on 3B with one out.  With a 3-1 count to Woodson’s Colton Lennon, Fairfax went to its bullpen and brought in Sophomore lefty Jacob Dwyer.  Lennon drew the walk, but Dwyer managed to retire the next two hitters and escape the inning without further damage.

With a 2-0 lead and a huge storm approaching, the Cavs needed three quick outs to make the game official.  After Fairfax’s left fielder Jacob Worthen led off the inning with a home run, Coach McColley summoned Woodson ace Brady Lencz to the mound to try and close the game out before the storm hit.  Mother Nature had other ideas, however, and lightning suspended play before Lencz threw his third pitch.  The storm quickly intensified and play was suspended until the following evening.

The game resumed Thursday evening with Woodson up 2-1 and no outs in the bottom of the 5th.  Lencz returned to the mound facing the top of the Fairfax lineup.  He got the leadoff batter to fly out, then got the second out on a comeback grounder to the mound.  After a walk, Lencz struck out Fairfax’s cleanup hitter to end the inning.  Dwyer made quick work of the Cavs, getting 3 quick outs on just 8 pitches.  

Down by one, the Lions tried to rally with some small ball in the 6th.  Following a strikeout, Senior Catcher Jason Dwyer bunted for a single.  After failing to get down a sacrifice bunt, the younger Dwyer managed to work a walk.  Hoping to move the go-ahead run into scoring position, the next Fairfax hitter bunted foul.  Knowing that the Fairfax runners were on the move, Lencz made the play of the game, catching the runner off second base with a beautiful high knee kick and a spinning pickoff move for the second out.  Lencz struck out the batter to snuff out the Fairfax rally and send the game to the final inning.

The Cavs couldn’t solve the soft tossing Fairfax lefty, so they went to the bottom of the 7th clinging to a one run lead.  Lencz was dominant in the final frame, striking out the first two batters and snagging a come-back liner for the game’s final out.  

The exciting win pushed the Cavaliers record to 5-5 on the season and 5-3 in Patriot District play.  With two regular season games left, Woodson remains in 2nd place in the District.  The Cavs face off against West Springfield on Monday afternoon, then host Robinson Tuesday evening.  District playoffs begin on Thursday, but the Cavs are hoping to finish strong and secure a first round bye.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse (GLAX)

The GLAX team travelled to Langley High and lost to a very strong and experienced Langley squad 6-12.  This was a great experience for all and certainly helped prepare the Cavs for what promises to be an exciting tournament play-off season- rapidly approaching.

The Cavs scored a big win against Fairfax High with many seeing significant action in the win- which occurred over both this past WED and FRI due to weather delays and interruptions.  The Cavs finish up the regular season this week away at South County GLAX.

Varsity Girls Soccer

In the last scheduled home game of the year, the Lady Cavaliers hosted the Spartans from West Springfield on Tuesday, May 25.  It was an evenly matched contest throughout.  In the first half, Maia Lash made a slick cut back on the right side of the field to beat two defenders, only to have her shot deflected by the goalie, off the cross bar and out.  The Spartans broke through 18 minutes into the 2nd half, blasting a low shot into the net from 25 yards out and that goal stood the rest of the way; resulting in a 1 – 0 loss for the Lady Cavaliers.

The Lady Cavaliers travelled to Robinson to close out the regular season on May 27.   With 11 minutes left in the first half Robinson scored and took a 1 to 0 lead into halftime.  The teams traded scoring opportunities in the 2nd half, but Kate Herz and the back line of defenders stood tall and withstood the pressure.  With 8 minutes left, Lady Baumann Nedeff streaked down the right side and crossed the ball to the middle and Allison Williams took care of the rest, notching her 3rd goal of the season and tying the score at 1.   After battling through two, five-minute extra periods, the score remained and the game ended in a 1 – 1 tie.  The Lady Cavaliers will participate in the district tournament in early June.  Check out https://www.wtwoodsonsports.com/page/3096 for the day/time and opponent.

Varsity Softball

The week began with a close loss at Lake Braddock 6-5 and ended with a 16-13 win at Fairfax.

At Lake Braddock down 5 runs entering the last inning, Woodson plated 4 runs in the 7th.

Jennah Walcott and Zoe Johnson each collected RBI doubles in the 7th inning rally.   SJ Schatzman lined out to center to end the game with the go ahead run on second base.

Sarah Banker had 2 hits and an RBI.  Claire Warden and Sedona Adams also contributed with 2 hits apiece.

Defensively, Junior leftfielder Jaiden Petrella had a highlight reel over the head backhanded catch with the bases loaded in the 5th inning to retire the side.

At Fairfax, the Woodson bats came alive with 15 hits.  Sarah Banker led the offensive explosion with 4 hits including 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.  Veronica Udowitz had 3 hits including a triple and double and 2 RBI’s.  Zoe Johnson added 3 hits and 1 RBI, Sedona Adams 2 hits and 2 RBIs and Elizabeth Schneider 2 hits and 1 RBI.

Starting pitcher Veronica Udowitz got the win and Claire Warden got the save coming in to pitch the last 2 innings. 

Woodson enters this week with a road game on Memorial Day at West Springfield, Wednesday at home for the final regular season game versus Robinson, and Friday with a District playoff game on the schedule.

Varsity Boys Tennis

Regional Playoffs continue this week, with the team advancing to the Championship match Wednesday, June 2! This Thursday, June 3, Vincent Truong is competing in the championship singles match, and Vincent and Ansh Pathapadu also advanced to the finals match in the doubles bracket. Time and location for all matches TBD.

Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE!  Wednesday, June 16th - Details in Fundraisers below

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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

FUNDRAISERS Sports Physical Night

Registration is open for Woodson's annual Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 16th! Register HERE!

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.

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

There is still some time left to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

Our yearbook staff has been hard at work covering everything Woodson students have been up to, from sports to clubs, quarantine to popular trends. This is the perfect way to remember such a crazy year.

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5278 to order your yearbook today!

Yearbooks will arrive mid-late June!  Details about distribution will be sent soon!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

Woodson Choral Boosters

On behalf of the Choral Boosters Board, a final Thank You to the administration and the Choral Boosters for all of their support!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Need one for your Senior’s upcoming party? 

They’re still available for purchase and immediate pickup! 

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928.

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS AVAILABLE WITH CONVENIENT HOME DELIVERY!

Plan ahead - If you’ll need one over summer break - purchase it now!

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - May 28th

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Woodson's 4th Annual International Night celebrates our cultural diversity. This year, the students created a virtual celebration.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL; Offices Closed

Wednesday, June 2nd - Graduation Day, 9am (rain date June 3rd)

Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to WTW Graduation (No students in-person; asynchronous assignments.)

Friday, June 4th - Half Day and Synchronous Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to another FCPS HS Graduation in our stadium, Dismissal at 11:35am (No students in-person; synchronous teacher-led instruction.)

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Thursday, June 10th, 1-3pm - Class of 2022 Social

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

Friday, June 11th, 9am-3pm - Underclass student laptop return (see story below)

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. End of School Check List
3. Laptop Return Days
4. Textbook/Library Book Returns
5. Grading Information - Tuesday, June 1st
6. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days
7. Woodson Chorus Concert
8. 4th Annual International Night
9. Senior Class News
10. Underclass Students - Will You be Returning to WTW Next Year?
11. Updated Mask Guidance
12. FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted
13. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook
14. College & Career Center News 

PAST News but still important 
15. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
16. Senior Art Show
17. Summer Credit Recovery
18. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
19. Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 16th
20. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022 
20. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
21. Parent Technology Help Desk

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson Families:

A week from today, we will have graduated our Class of 2021!  Shortly thereafter the Class of 2022 will begin their senior year journey.  It is an exciting time in life and I encourage everyone to stop and smell the roses as they move through this next year. It will zip by quickly and before you know it, I’ll be writing to you about how “this time last year we were coming out of a pandemic“ and it will seem so far in the rear view mirror. I hope. 

As we have more students returning to school and we have more interactions, there is an unfortunate increase in inappropriate behavior. Should you or your child have experienced anything concerning, please reach out to me or your assistant principal. I encourage any incidents of sexual harassment/assault be shared with me directly or the FCPS Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@fcps.edu. Student safety both physically and emotionally is our number one concern.

I wish all our families a safe and peaceful Memorial Day weekend. Thank you to ALL our military families; your service both past, present and future is appreciated and your sacrifices do not go unrecognized. 

Stay connected,

Dr. Floyd

2. End of Year Checklist

Please refer to this checklist as we close out the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Return your FCPS student laptop (see #3)
  • Return Textbooks/Library books (see #4)
  • Return school-owned uniforms and instruments
  • Pick up medications from the Clinic
3. Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of this school year.  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.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Underclassmen - tape student name to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.
  • Thursday, June 10th - 11:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-person students will return their laptops to the Library. Students will receive a receipt when they turn in their equipment.
  • Friday, June 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.
4. Textbook/Library Book Returns

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.

Leadership students delivered their "This I Believe" speeches this week.

5. Grading Information - Deadline on Tuesday, June 1st

Earlier this school year, FCPS adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students finish the school year strongly. One of the key changes for high school students is to allow students to request a mark of “P” (pass) instead of a letter grade (A through D) in select courses.

As communicated by FCPS earlier this week, the deadline to make this request has been extended to allow students and families more time to gain information about fourth quarter progress before making a final decision. Underclass students now have until Tuesday, June 1st to designate a final mark for up to two of their current courses as Pass instead of a final letter grade "A" through "D". To submit a request, please use this form.

Please note that grade changes will be automatically applied after the year end grading process has closed, so there may be a delay between the end of the year and when the grade is actually changed to a P. Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

6. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days

Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date June 3) will be a VIRTUAL ASYNCHRONOUS learning day for students in grades 9-11 due to the Woodson Class of 2021 Graduation. (No students in-person; asynchronous assignments.)

Friday, June 4th will be a VIRTUAL SYNCHRONOUS learning day as Woodson will be hosting another FCPS schools' graduation. Dismissal at 11:35am (No students in-person; synchronous teacher-led instruction.)

Thank you for your understanding in this situation as we support another FCPS school.

7. Woodson Chorus Spring Concert

Join us for the final virtual chorus concert on the Woodson Chorus YouTube Channel!  You can access the video directly at the link below. It is just over 18 minutes long.

https://youtu.be/DDfvAQAbfJg

Special thanks to Joseph Dixon and the Photo 3 & 4 students who collaborated with us. Special thanks also go to Joan Brown for providing us with some video cameras to do some live filming!

We are very proud of the students, their vulnerability, and the hard work they have done for this school year. Thank you for your continued support! Enjoy!!

Chorus Directors: Amy Moir & Charles Quinlan

8. 4th Annual International Night

For The Culture presents to you Virtual International Night (I-Night)! I-Night is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make up the Woodson community.  The students worked very hard to ensure that this tradition continued this year.  Please visit the link below to check it out; look forward to a fashion show, performances, trivia, and more!

https://youtu.be/6gtyF6jsm9I

A special thank you to For The Culture club officers, Iraán Hemphill, Angelina Lee, Karina Gonzalez, Nikitha Yemisetty, and Rachel Lagdameo, for editing this outstanding presentation.  Thank you to Joan Brown for working with the students throughout the process and presenting the video on the Woodson Broadcasting Studio YouTube channel.  Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make I-Night memorable this year.

9. SENIOR CLASS NEWS Senior Awards Ceremony Video

In lieu of our traditional senior awards ceremony, Woodson will honor our Class of 2021 with a senior awards ceremony video that will be available for viewing on Tuesday June 1st at 7 pm. The video link will be posted on the Woodson Homepage and in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom.

All seniors and parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to view the video. Seniors who are receiving awards and will be named specifically in the video will receive a personal email through Naviance Student with the subject line: SPECIAL Personal Invitation. Seniors should be sure to look for an email sent to the account they have listed in Blackboard.

Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2021 like graduation tickets, cap and gown pick up, laptop return, etc.? Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

Woodson's Marching Cavaliers performed their show last Saturday on the football field for family and friends.

11. Updated Mask Guidance

School policy regarding masks remains unchanged. For the remainder of the FY 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance both indoors and outdoors on school grounds.  While inside on school property, students, teachers, staff, and visitors must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

This is consistent with CDC guidelines which state that schools should continue with all current mitigation strategies through the end of the school year despite updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. FCPS will maintain CDC requirements of 3 feet social distance in classrooms and 6 feet social distancing in our cafeterias through June 15.

Events effective May 28, 2021

  • High School Athletics 
  • School Performances including promotion/award ceremonies/drama performances (both during school hours and after school hours)
  • Graduations (FCPS will be streaming all graduation ceremonies) 
  • All Night Grad Parties, Prom, and other gatherings (PTA, PTO, PTSA events)

Indoors - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

Outdoors - Masks NOT required; no social distancing requirement

School bus - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

12. FCPS Receives ESSER III Funding; Community Feedback Wanted

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. The funds also address the impact of COVID-19 on students by supporting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, among others. 

FCPS is seeking stakeholder input on how our community would like the grant to be used in support of students, staff, and school operations. The community is invited to speak at a Fairfax County School Board Public Hearing about the ESSER III grant on June 7, at 6 p.m. Sign up to speak. Members of the FCPS community can also submit their input using the FCPS Online Feedback Form. Find more information on the ESSR III grant.

Equity Specialist and Resource Teacher, Robb Kerr is currently reading "On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas

13. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook!

There is still some time left to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

Our yearbook staff has been hard at work covering everything Woodson students have been up to, from sports to clubs, quarantine to popular trends. This is the perfect way to remember such a crazy year.

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5278 to order your yearbook today!

Yearbooks will arrive mid-late June!  Details about distribution will be sent soon!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

14. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

Senior Awards Ceremony Video

In lieu of our traditional senior awards ceremony, Woodson will honor our Class of 2021 with a senior awards video that will be available for viewing on Tuesday June 1st at 7 pm. The video link will be posted on the Woodson Homepage and in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom. The video link can be shared with family and friends, and saved for future viewing.

All seniors and parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to view the video. Seniors who are receiving awards, and will be named specifically in the video, received a personal email through Naviance Student with the subject line: SPECIAL Personal Invitation. The emails were sent out yesterday. Seniors should be sure to look for an email sent to the account they have listed in Blackboard. Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

PAST News - Still Important 15. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. 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.

16. Senior Art Show

The Woodson HS Senior Art Show will go live on May 24!! Seniors and Advanced students from all levels were invited to participate. The artwork will be included in a group show and advanced students have put together solo shows to share their culminating projects. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Pictured above are artworks by Claire Mizelle, Edward Cho and Sarah Lowell.

Here’s the link to view the Art Show: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6404

17. 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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

18. 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

19. Sports Physical Night

Registration is open for Woodson's annual Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 16th! Register HERE!

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.

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

20. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

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)

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WTW PTSO WeMail, May 25th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, May 26 - Seniors Last Day of School

Wednesday, May 26; 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Senior Laptop Return (details below in Year End Procedures)

Thursday, May 27; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Senior Laptop Return

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL; Offices Closed

 

JUNE

Wednesday, June 2; 9:00 a.m. - Graduation Day; Rain date Thursday, June 3

Wednesday, June 2 - Underclass Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day - no students in person; asynchronous assignments

Friday, June 4 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day - no students in person; synchronous teacher-led instruction; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday, June 8 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day- no students in person; synchronous teacher-led instruction; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Wednesday-Thursday, June 9-10 - Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at 10:20am

Friday, June 11th; 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Underclass student laptop return (Details below in Year End Procedures)

PTSO NEWS PTSO Volunteers Needed for Next Year

The PTSO is looking for a volunteer to fill the Outreach Chairperson position.  This vital community position runs the holiday grocery card program for families in need and organizes extracurricular events for students/families, such as the public speaking and personal investing seminars held this year.  

We are also looking for a parent volunteer for the Art Booster Club position.

If you are interested, please email Miklos Kiss at wptsopres@gmail.com

Attention Mantua ES Alumni!

As many of you know, Mrs. Fernandez is retiring this year.  We are sending her off in style and showing her the appreciation she deserves with a parade on Monday, June 7th. It will be in front of Mantua ES beginning at 3:45pm

You can walk, drive or bike through the parade. All are invited to join.

Feel free to bring a note, picture or any memento you'd like to give to Jan Marie to show how much she is truly loved by all.  Any questions, contact Meri Farling at merifarling@hotmail.com

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Updated Mask Guidance

School policy regarding masks remains unchanged. For the remainder of the FY 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance both indoors and outdoors on school grounds.  While inside on school property, students, teachers, staff, and visitors must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

This is consistent with CDC guidelines which state that schools should continue with all current mitigation strategies through the end of the school year despite updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. FCPS will maintain CDC requirements of 3 feet social distance in classrooms and 6 feet social distancing in our cafeterias through June 15.

Athletic and School Performances - May 15- May 27, 2021

Indoors - Masks are required; Social distancing is 3 feet student-to-student, 6 feet between spectators who are not family members.

Outdoors - Masks are NOT required but recommended for unvaccinated; Social distancing is 3 feet student-to-student, 6 feet between spectators who are not family members.

Events effective May 28, 2021

  • High School Athletics 

  • School Performances including promotion/award ceremonies/drama performances (both during school hours and after school hours)

  • Graduations (FCPS will be streaming all graduation ceremonies) 

  • All Night Grad Parties, Prom, and other gatherings (PTA, PTO, PTSA events)

Indoors - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

Outdoors - Masks NOT required; no social distancing requirement

School bus - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

Attendance Updates

Early Checkouts from School

If your student is in-person and needs to check out during the day, send a note detailing the checkout.  The student should present that note to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school and will be given a pass to leave at the time indicated. For more information regarding attendance procedures, visit the Woodson Attendance Site.

Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and emails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and emails will still remain in place.

Woodson Senior Art Show

The Woodson HS Senior Art Show will go live on May 24!! Seniors and Advanced students from all levels were invited to participate. The artwork will be included in a group show and advanced students have put together solo shows to share their culminating projects. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Link to view the Art Show: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6404

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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Cav Varsity Spring Sports

Varsity Baseball

Woodson’s Varsity outlasted rival Fairfax in a 9-5 victory last Tuesday.  All 11 batters notched hits and 8 scored runs. Leadoff hitter Colin Jones doubled, and scored on an RBI grounder by Colton Lennon.   Freshman Andrew Perks hit an RBI double to right, followed by a single from Co-Captain Vincent Altieri.  Freshman Ethan Conklin then hit an RBI grounder to score PerksJones grounded out, advancing Altieri to 3B.  Lennon walked to put runners on the corners, setting up an exciting double steal where Lennon got into a run down allowing Altieri to steal home.

Anthony Meaders opened the 5th inning with a double to left, and moved to 3B on a bunt single by relief pitcher Lars Greenlee.  Co-Captain Jay Sorkin laid down a squeeze bunt to score Meaders, then beat out the throw for a hit.  Perks singled to load the bases.  Altieri pushed across another run with a sharp grounder up the middle. 

Relief pitcher Ben Smallwood kept the Lions in check, allowing only one unearned run.  Fairfax threatened again in the final frame.  A double and two infield singles brought the score to 9-5 with two on and no outs.  Smallwood got a strikeout, but walked the next batter to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate.  The Cavs defense then came up with a game-ending double play from Sorkin to Altieri to Brady Lencz. The win improved the Cavaliers record to 3-4 on the season and 3-2 in Patriot District play.

The Cavs then had a home rematch against the South County Stallions last Thursday. Sophomore Ben Smallwood made his first high school start facing off against Stallions ace Trevor Orth.  The Stallions were looking for revenge after their 9-2 loss in the teams' first meeting. 

Orth held the Cavs scoreless over the first five innings while striking out five and yielding only an infield single to Colin JonesSmallwood rose to the moment and pitched a gem of his own, striking out 6 without a walk.  The Stallions managed only a single unearned run against the big right hander who scattered 5 hits over 6 innings, but never seemed to feel the pressure of the tense game. 

Trailing 1-0, the Woodson offense rallied in the bottom of the 6th, scoring 3 runs. Coach McColley summoned Brady Lencz to the mound to protect the 3-1 lead.  Lencz got the first two South County hitters with a ground ball to Connor Krahulec at 3B and a strikeout.  The Stallions pulled within a run on a solo home run, but Lencz sealed the win for the Cavs with a fly ball to Jones in center field. The win improved the Cavs to 4-2 in Patriot District play, trailing only Lake Braddock.  Woodson has three games this week - Lake Braddock, Fairfax and West Springfield.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse (GLAX)

The GLAX team travelled to Westfield High and scored a big win with many seeing significant action in a 19-6 win.  The Cavs followed that up with a nail-biter loss, 10-11 at the hands of the Robinson Rams.

On to a big test at Langley this week and playing at Fairfax High uner the Friday Night Lights.

Varsity Girls Soccer

On Monday, May 17, the team travelled to South County to take on the undefeated Stallions.  The Stallions took the lead 4 minutes into the game, then the defense and keeper Brigid Donohoe kept the score 1 – 0 at halftime.  The 2nd half was evenly matched until the Stallions exploded for 3 goals in a 5-minute span. The end result was a 4 – 0 loss for the Lady Cavaliers.

On May 19, the team faced the Fairfax Lions. Keeper Bevin Surbey and fellow Lady Cavaliers Lena Hasan, Allison WilliamsZoe D’Amato, Avery Burton, Kate Herz and Lady Baumann Nedeff all contributed to the tie score at the end of regulation. In the first extra period, the Lions failed to score on a direct kick just outside the penalty box. But less than a minute later, they scored a controversial goal, with a shot that hit the left post and bounced out, but the assistant referee ruled it a goal.  The game ended as a disappointing 2 – 1 loss.

The Lady Cavs hosted Lake Braddock on May 21, and were in a 4 goal deficit early in the second half but then stormed back. Lady Baumann Nedeff came up the right side of the field and made a perfect cross to Sabina Niedrick to get the Cavaliers on the scoreboard.  With 7 minutes left in the game, Corrinne Cullina’s corner kick found Sabina Niedrick in front of the net and she scored to make it 4 – 2 Bruins.  Three minutes later, Lady Baumann Nedeff took a pass from Maia Lash in stride and streaked down the right side of the field and found Leah Meyer who put it to the back of the net to make it 4 - 3 Bruins.  The Lady Cavs just missed a goal via header at the end of the game and fell to the Bruins by a 4 – 3 score.  The team finishes up the regular season this week, first at home vs West Springfield on Tuesday, May 25, and then on the road at Robinson on Thursday, May 27.  Both games start at 7:15 pm. 

Varsity Softball

The Woodson Varsity Softball Team began the week with a decisive victory over Fairfax 5-1. 

Woodson was led by Freshman pitcher Claire Warden who tossed a complete game allowing only 1 run and striking out 5.

Defensively, Sophomore shortstop Sarah Banker was responsible for 5 plays including a nifty line drive double play ball doubling off the runner at third.  Freshman Sedona Adams playing third base also had a busy game with 4 assists. And Freshman second baseman Sydney Huffman was credited with 5 assists for outs at second and made a diving shoestring catch to end the game.

Offensively, the Cavaliers were led by Sophomore catcher Elizabeth Schneider who had 2 hits, a walk, and a RBI.  Sarah Banker and Sedona Adams each had 2 hits and a RBI.  Senior Jennah Walcott added an RBI double.

The end of the week brought a loss at home to reigning state champion, South County. 

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Varsity Softball Team hits the road this week for games Monday at Fairfax, Tuesday at Lake Braddock, and Friday at West Springfield.

Varsity Boys Tennis

Regional Playoffs are underway. The WTW Boys had a bye in the first round of the team tournament last week, and played Hayfield in the 2nd round at Woodson on Monday. 

Vincent Truong and Ansh Pathapadu earned first round byes in the singles tournament. They will play their 2nd round matches today (Tuesday) at 3:30 at Fairfax HS. Vincent and Ansh also earned a bye in the first round of the doubles tournament and will compete in the 2nd round today following their singles matches. 

The rest of the week is dependent on wins, but if the boys advance the schedule is follows: 

Wednesday, 5/26: Regional Team Semifinal Match vs West Springfield or South County (@Woodson) 4:00 

Thursday, 5/27: Semifinals singles & doubles (@Fairfax) 3:30/5:00

Friday, 5/28: Regional Team Championship Match (TBD) 4:00

 

Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE!  Wednesday, June 16th - Details in Fundraisers below

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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

YEAR END PROCEDURES Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of this school year.  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.

Collection Dates & Times

Seniors Only

  • Wednesday, May 26th – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Students should bring their laptop to the Library to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.

  • Thursday, May 27th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.

  • Seniors who need their FCPS laptops for AP Exams will need to return their laptop to the main office after they are done with their AP test.

Underclassmen - tape student name to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.

  • Thursday, June 10th - 11:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-person students will return their laptops to the Library. Students will receive a receipt when they turn in their equipment.

  • Friday, June 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.

Grading Information - Deadline June 1st

Earlier this school year, FCPS adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students finish the school year strongly. One of the key changes for high school students is to allow students to request a mark of “P” (pass) instead of a letter grade (A through D) in select courses.

As communicated by FCPS earlier this week, the deadline to make this request has been extended to allow students and families more time to gain information about fourth quarter progress before making a final decision. Underclass students now have until next Tuesday, June 1st, to designate a final mark for up to two of their current courses as Pass instead of a final letter grade "A" through "D". To submit a request, please use this form.

Please note that grade changes will be automatically applied after the year end grading process has closed, so there may be a delay between the end of the year and when the grade is actually changed to a P. Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

Textbook/Library Book Returns

Please return textbooks that are no longer needed for this school year.  

If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks beginning Tuesday, May 11th to the labeled carts in the hallways.

If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks to the cart outside of door 1.

Medication Pickup by June 10th

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Friday, June 10th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room.

If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Christina Lugo at 703-503-4610/cmlugo@fcps.edu or the Public Health Nurse Kate Boyd at 703-503-4691.

Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. 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.

FUNDRAISERS Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th

We are excited to announce that we will hold our annual Sports Physical Night in June!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Woodson High School. 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.

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 like in previous years.

Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. Registration information will be coming soon!

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

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Woodson Weekly - May 21st

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It was a beautiful Starry Saturday night for the Senior Prom.

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, May 26th - Seniors Last Day of School

Wednesday, May 26th, 3-5pm - Senior Laptop Return Day (see story below)

Thursday, May 27th, 9am-3pm - Senior Laptop Return Day

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 2nd - Graduation Day, 9am (rain date June 3rd)

Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to WTW Graduation (No students in-person; asynchronous assignments.)

Friday, June 4th - Half Day and Synchronous Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to another FCPS HS Graduation in our stadium, Dismissal at 11:35am (No students in-person; synchronous teacher-led instruction.)

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Underclass Student Exams - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Thursday, June 10th, 1-3pm - Class of 2022 Social

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

Friday, June 11th, 9am-3pm - Underclass student laptop return (see story below)

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Laptop Return Days
3. Updated Mask Guidance
4. Medication Pickup
5. Woodson Orchestra Spring Concert
6. Senior Class News
7. Senior Art Show
8. Underclass Students - Will You be Returning to WTW Next Year?
9. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
10. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook
11. Annual (Virtual) Operational Back2Fairfax
12. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
13. Textbook/Library Book Returns
14. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days
15. Grading Information - New Deadlines
16. Summer Credit Recovery
17. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
18. Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 16th
19. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022 
20. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
21. Parent Technology Help Desk

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families!

This week we received good news that the spread of COVID is decreasing and vaccinations are increasing which means we are closer to achieving herd immunity. Given where we were last year at this time, I’m excited to see such progress.   

Even with this good news, we must remember to be vigilant. We continue to require masks indoors while at school and continue to maintain the social distancing. This is in place until Tuesday, June 15th at which time we will adjust to the new requirements. Please see the Updated Mask Guidance story below.

Thank you to everyone who has supported, shown up for and contributed to the senior events. This is a unique year and we have had to be creative in our approaches, especially as guidance around distancing, masks and food has changed rapidly and often. 

I am excited to begin planning for students to come in person next school year. Stay tuned for more information as we plan in-person school tours for new students and Cav Kickoff which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 19th. More information to come on all of this!

Have a wonderful summer – like weekend! 

Stay safe, stay well, and stay connected Cavs,

Dr. Floyd

Join us this Sunday, May 23rd at 8pm ET for limited-seating SNEAK PEEK of our first-ever This Is My Brave National Teen Show! Let our Brave teens inspire you with their incredible stories.

Woodson junior, Jada Bromberg is a cast member in this upcoming show. Register today: http://crowdcast.io/e/TIMBTeens

2. Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of this school year.  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.

Collection Dates & Times

Seniors Only

  • Wednesday, May 26th – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Students should bring their laptop to the Library to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.
  • Thursday, May 27th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.
  • Seniors who need their FCPS laptops for AP Exams will need to return their laptop to the main office after they are done with their AP test.

Underclassmen - tape student name to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.

  • Thursday, June 10th - 11:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-person students will return their laptops to the Library. Students will receive a receipt when they turn in their equipment.
  • Friday, June 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Students should bring their laptop into the main lobby entrance to have their equipment checked in and receive a receipt.

NBC Today aired a segment featuring "Our Minds Matter" clubs in high schools which talk about mental health for teens. Woodson's school-wide kindness week sponsored by the OMM club is shown in this segment.

3. Updated Mask Guidance

School policy regarding masks remains unchanged. For the remainder of the FY 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will be requiring students and staff to continue to wear masks and socially distance both indoors and outdoors on school grounds.  While inside on school property, students, teachers, staff, and visitors must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

This is consistent with CDC guidelines which state that schools should continue with all current mitigation strategies through the end of the school year despite updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. FCPS will maintain CDC requirements of 3 feet social distance in classrooms and 6 feet social distancing in our cafeterias through June 15.

Athletic and School Performances - May 15- May 27, 2021

Indoors - Masks are required; Social distancing is 3 feet student-to-student, 6 feet between spectators who are not family members.

Outdoors - Masks are NOT required but recommended for unvaccinated; Social distancing is 3 feet student-to-student, 6 feet between spectators who are not family members.

Events effective May 28, 2021

  • High School Athletics 
  • School Performances including promotion/award ceremonies/drama performances (both during school hours and after school hours)
  • Graduations (FCPS will be streaming all graduation ceremonies) 
  • All Night Grad Parties, Prom, and other gatherings (PTA, PTO, PTSA events)

Indoors - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

Outdoors - Masks NOT required; no social distancing requirement

School bus - Masks required; no social distancing requirement

4. Medication Pickup

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Friday, June 10th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room.

If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Christina Lugo at 703-503-4610/cmlugo@fcps.edu or the Public Health Nurse Kate Boyd at 703-503-4691.

5. Woodson Orchestra Spring Concert

Check out the Woodson Orchestra students in action….virtually!

The Virtual Spring Concert, titled “Bittersweet Moments,” is premiered on Wednesday evening but you can tune in from wherever you are by watching the performance on YouTube – sending lots of love and music around!

6. SENIOR CLASS NEWS Senior Awards Ceremony Video

In lieu of our traditional senior awards ceremony, Woodson will honor our Class of 2021 with a senior awards ceremony video that will be available for viewing on Tuesday June 1st at 7 pm. The video link will be posted on the Woodson Homepage and in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom.

All seniors and parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to view the video. Seniors who are receiving awards and will be named specifically in the video will receive a personal email through Naviance Student with the subject line: SPECIAL Personal Invitation. Seniors should be sure to look for an email sent to the account they have listed in Blackboard.

Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2021 like graduation tickets, cap and gown pick up, laptop return, etc.? Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

7. Senior Art Show

The Woodson HS Senior Art Show will go live on May 24!! Seniors and Advanced students from all levels were invited to participate. The artwork will be included in a group show and advanced students have put together solo shows to share their culminating projects. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Pictured above are artworks by Claire Mizelle, Edward Cho and Sarah Lowell.

Here’s the link to view the Art Show: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6404

8. 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

Alicia Hunter, Educational Specialist is currently reading: "We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom" by Bettina L. Love

9. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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 mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. 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.

Seniors entering the tent at Prom.

10. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook!

There is still some time left to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

Our yearbook staff has been hard at work covering everything Woodson students have been up to, from sports to clubs, quarantine to popular trends. This is the perfect way to remember such a crazy year.

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5278 to order your yearbook today!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

11. Annual (Virtual) Operational Back2Fairfax

Current Juniors & Seniors!  The annual Operational Back2Fairfax will give students the opportunity to hear from current employees in various operational positions in IT and trade careers such as such as carpenters, roofers, electricians, and HVAC technicians. Attendees can visit exhibitor booths and attend breakout sessions on résumé essentials, preparing for an interview, supporting and repairing computer hardware, audio-visual equipment, and software applications in our schools and offices.

Current FCPS juniors, seniors, and recent FCPS graduates are welcome to join this event.

Date: Tuesday, May 25th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

All interested attendees (current juniors, seniors and recent FCPS grads) should register with the link below.

Registration for the event is available online.

12. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

  • PCACAC (Potomac Chesapeake Association for College Admissions Counselors)  is hosting a Virtual College Fair on Sunday, May 23rd & Monday, May 24th. You must register to attend. Please visit the PCACAC website for more information: https://www.pcacac.org/college-fair-night
  • Congressman Connolly is hosting a Military Service Academy Night for students interested in attending one of our nation’s Service Academies. As students begin to consider and work towards the possibility of attending an academy, this event is intended to assist in their overall preparedness. The Service Academy Night will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The program will include presentations from Academy Liaison Officers and a detailed explanation of the Congressional nomination process. Service Academy Liaisons will also be available to answer questions from Academy Night attendees.
PAST News - Still Important 13. Textbook/Library Book Returns

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.

14. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days

Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date June 3) will be a VIRTUAL ASYNCHRONOUS learning day for students in grades 9-11 due to the Woodson Class of 2021 Graduation. (No students in-person; asynchronous assignments.)

Friday, June 4th will be a VIRTUAL SYNCHRONOUS learning day as Woodson will be hosting another FCPS schools' graduation. Dismissal at 11:35am (No students in-person; synchronous teacher-led instruction.)

Thank you for your understanding in this situation as we support another FCPS school.

15. Grading Information - New Deadlines

Earlier this school year, FCPS adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students finish the school year strongly. One of the key changes for high school students is to allow students to request a mark of “P” (pass) instead of a letter grade (A through D) in select courses.

As communicated by FCPS earlier this week, the deadline to make this request has been extended to allow students and families more time to gain information about fourth quarter progress before making a final decision. Underclass students now have until Tuesday, June 1st to designate a final mark for up to two of their current courses as Pass instead of a final letter grade "A" through "D". To submit a request, please use this form.

Please note that grade changes will be automatically applied after the year end grading process has closed, so there may be a delay between the end of the year and when the grade is actually changed to a P. Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

16. 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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

17. 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

18. Sports Physical Night

Registration is open for Woodson's annual Sports Physical Night on Wednesday, June 16th! Register HERE!

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.

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

19. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

20. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

21. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

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)

Principal Dr. Floyd visits Ms. Kapoor with a "Lemonade Stand" today to kick off teacher appreciation week.

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WTW PTSO WeMail, May 18th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, May 19 - SOL testing (details under WTW News)

Wednesday, May 19 - Asynchronous Learning for all grades (Only students taking SOLs need to report in-person for testing. All others students will have asynchronous assignments to complete virtually.)

 

LOOKING AHEAD IN MAY

Wednesday, May 26 - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27-28 - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

 

JUNE

Wednesday, June 2; 9:00 a.m. - Graduation Day; Rain date Thursday, June 3

Wednesday, June 2 - Underclass Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day - NO STUDENTS IN SCHOOL - NO TEACHER LED INSTRUCTION - ASYNCHRONOUS WORK

Friday, June 4 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day - NO STUDENTS IN SCHOOL- TEACHER LED SYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTION; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday, June 8 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day- NO STUDENTS IN SCHOOL- TEACHER LED SYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTION; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Wednesday-Thursday, June 9-10 - HYBRID INSTRUCTION FOR ALL UNDERCLASS STUDENTS; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; HYBRID INSTRUCTION FOR ALL UNDERCLASS STUDENTS; Dismissal at 10:20

PTSO NEWS Thank you!

The Woodson PTSO thanks the teachers, administrators, parents and volunteers who helped make this most unusual and challenging school year a successful one.

Kudos to the students for adapting to the ongoing changes as well.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Where are You Going to School 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu.

Spring SOL Testing

Wednesday, May 19th - Algebra 1, Geometry SOL

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Please note: Students who will be taking an SOL or digital AP exams this spring must run the FCPS Health Check (found on the desktop) on their FCPS issued laptops on the FCPS network to ensure they have the latest updated software. Students will need to access the FCPS network on school grounds. Students can do this after hours from outside any FCPS building.

To help facilitate this, please sign up for a Tech Support appointment using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Grading Information - New Deadline!

Earlier this school year, FCPS adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students finish the school year strongly. One of the key changes for high school students is to allow students to request a mark of “P” (pass) instead of a letter grade (A through D) in select courses.

As communicated by FCPS earlier this week, the deadline to make this request has been extended to allow students and families more time to gain information about fourth quarter progress before making a final decision. Underclass students now have until Tuesday, June 1st to designate a final mark for up to two of their current courses as Pass instead of a final letter grade "A" through "D". To submit a request, please use this form.

Please note that grade changes will be automatically applied after the year end grading process has closed, so there may be a delay between the end of the year and when the grade is actually changed to a P. Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

Woodson Dance Camp - Register Now for Camp Next Week!

Join the Woodson Precisionettes Head Coach and graduating seniors for Break it Down Camp. Classes will focus on jazz, pom, and hip hop choreography as well as leaps, turns and tricks. 

Camp open to all current 7th- 12th graders 

May 25, 27, June 1 and mock tryout on June 3; 3:30-5:30 pm 

$125 for all sessions or $35 per class

Register here for dance camp!

Email wtwdanceteam@gmail.com with any questions. Hope to see you there!!

Woodson Senior Art Show

The Woodson HS Senior Art Show will go live on May 24!! Seniors and Advanced students from all levels were invited to participate. The artwork will be included in a group show and advanced students have put together solo shows to share their culminating projects. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Link to view the Art Show: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6404

Attendance Updates

Early Checkouts from School

If your student is in-person and needs to check out during the day, send a note detailing the checkout.  The student should present that note to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school and will be given a pass to leave at the time indicated. For more information regarding attendance procedures, visit the Woodson Attendance Site.

Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and emails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and emails will still remain in place.

Textbook/Library Book Returns

Please begin to return textbooks that are no longer needed for this school year.  

If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks beginning Tuesday, May 11th to the subject labeled carts in the hallways.

If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks beginning Monday, May 10th to the cart outside of door 1.

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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Cav Varsity Spring Updates

Varsity Baseball

Woodson’s Varsity Baseball team notched its second win of the season 9-7 over West Springfield on Wednesday evening. The game saw offensive fireworks from both teams, notably a five-run explosion by Cavaliers in the bottom of the 3rd. The teams traded runs over the final four frames and the Cavs held on for the victory.

Woodson loaded the bases in the 1st, with hits from Juniors Jay Sorkin, Brady Lencz, and Connor Krahulec. Seniors Anthony Meaders and Vincent Altieri drove in runs to stake the Cavs to an early 2-0 lead. West Springfield struck back in the 2nd, tying the game with 4 infield singles. The Spartans took the lead with another pair of runs in the 3rd.

The Cavaliers bats answered the call in the bottom half of the inning. Lencz and Krahulec drew walks. Singles by Altieri and Colton Lennon tied the game at 4. Freshman Ethan Conklin drove in 2 more with a line drive to right field. Junior Colin Jones hit a triple past a diving right fielder to plate Conklin and push the lead to 7-4.

West Springfield threatened in the 4th, loading the bases with two outs and scoring one unearned run. Cavs reliever Lars Greenlee got a key strikeout to end the rally. Woodson responded with an RBI double by Meaders in the bottom of the inning.

The Spartans strung together three hits in the 5th to close the gap to 8-6, but Woodson got out of trouble with a nice double play by Sorkin and Lencz. West Springfield pulled within a run in the 6th after a double and an error.  

Woodson added an insurance run in the bottom half of the 6th after Lencz walked and Meaders hit his second RBI double of the evening. Catcher Tommy Stribling fielded a sacrifice bunt and nailed the lead runner with a strong throw to 3B. Shortstop Sorkin matched his effort by fielding a grounder and forcing the runner at 3B. A ground out to Lencz ended the game.

In the end, the Cavs walked away with a 9-7 victory in a game that could easily have gone the other way.

Buoyed by wins over Patriot District rivals South County and West Springfield, the Woodson Varsity faced off against the Robinson Rams in a road contest on Friday. The Cavaliers had their ace on the mound and the offense was hot, having scored 9 runs in consecutive games. Unfortunately, the Rams pitching was dominant in a 6-0 shutout.

Rams Senior Ryan Quinn took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, but Woodson Senior Anthony Meaders broke up it up with a sharp single to left. Meaders reached 3rd on two wild pitches, but the Cavs couldn’t push a run across. Quinn completed the one-hit shutout, striking out 5. Quinn walked 6 and hit a batter, but his defense turned three double plays to keep the Cavs in check.

Woodson got a strong outing from starting pitcher Brady Lencz, who struck out 7 over 5 innings. After allowing two early runs on consecutive doubles, Lencz kept Woodson in the game for the first five innings. The Rams added three unearned runs in the 6th inning off the Cavs bullpen.

Varsity Dance team 

11th IN THE NATION!

Congratulations to our Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team who placed 11th in the Nation for Large Varsity Game Day with their Nationals routine! What is even more impressive is that their score went up FOUR POINTS from Semi to Finals, which is UNHEARD OF! 

This team achieved amazing success in a challenging year with limited practice time. We are grateful to the coaching staff - Coach Krissy, Coach Emily, and Coach Becky. Under these coaches, our dancers learned and performed an incredible routine in a record period of time. Way to go Pnettes! 

Varsity Girls Lacrosse (GLAX)

The team, families, coaches, and administration celebrated Senior night prior to a game versus Chantilly last Monday.  The team led the game from start to finish with many players contributing to the 17-2 win. It was a fitting send-off for our 12th graders who have committed a great deal of time and energy representing the Cavs these past four years.  The team ended the week with a game under the Friday night lights at West Springfield to take on the Spartans.  The game started out a bit tight, but the Cavs ultimately pulled away big in the second half to defeat the previously unbeaten Spartans.  The Cavs GLAX team remains undefeated in 2021.

Varsity Softball

The young Varsity Softball team had a busy week playing three games in five days - Monday against Oakton, Wednesday against Oakton and West Springfield, and Friday at Robinson. Despite great effort and enthusiasm, the Cavs dropped all 3 games.

Highlights included a home run by Freshman Claire Warden, and a RBI triple from Sophomore Sarah Banker versus Oakton.

Against Robinson, Woodson’s offensive attack was led by Sophomore SJ Schatzman, who had 2 RBIs on a hit and a walk with bases loaded.

The Varsity Softball team has home games this week on Tuesday versus Fairfax and Thursday against South County.  First pitch is 6:30.

Varsity Girls Soccer

On Tuesday, May 11, the Lady Cavaliers hosted the Robinson Rams.  It was senior night and the raucous crowd was out in earnest to support our seniors – tri-captains Kate Herz, Corrinne Cullina, and Makayla Mastal as well as Annalise Flynn, Audrey Fisher, Mackenzie Burgoyne, Lena Hasan, Maysia Mateos, Jacqueline Sherry, and Carolyn Clarke.  Family members joined the seniors on the field for pregame festivities, highlighted by favorite senior memories including a trip to Olive Garden and sharing the “taste of Italy” entrée, as well as team dinners.  Good times!  The teams battled back-and-forth with the Rams taking a 1 to 0 half time lead, scoring off of a corner kick.  Five minutes into the 2nd half, Avery Burton scored on a free kick from the 20-yard line that bounced off the tip of the goalie’s hands and then off the crossbar and into the goal.  Keeper Bevin Surbey stood tall in net and made a number of good saves to keep the score deadlocked at 1 a piece.  With 6 minutes left in the game, Sabina Niedrick ran down a long ball on the left side of the field and made a beautiful cross to MacKenzie Burgoyne who dented the back of the net with a hard finish to give the Lady Cavaliers the lead for good.  Smiles flourished from the seniors as they left the field with a 2 - 1 victory.

After the high from winning on Senior Night, two days later the Lady Cavaliers battled the Lions from Fairfax HS.  Despite possessing the ball for much of the first half, the Cavaliers found themselves down 2 -1 at halftime.  Corrinne Cullina scored directly off her corner kick, curving the ball in behind the Lions keeper for the lone goal.  Both defenses stood strong and the game ended with a 2 – 1 victory for the Lions.  

There are three games this week: May 17 at South County, a May 19 rematch at Fairfax, and home against Lake Braddock on May 21; all 7:15pm starts.

Varsity Boys Tennis

Woodson Boys swept the Patriot District Singles and Doubles Championships - Congratulations to Singles Champion Vincent Truong, and Doubles Champions Vincent Truong and Ansh Pathapadu! Freshmen Jack Gelman and Josh Fields had a strong showing in the doubles consolation round but came up short against the pair from Robinson. 

The team heads into Regional Playoff action later this week at Fairfax High School.

Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE!  Wednesday, June 16th - Details in Fundraisers below

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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

WTW RESOURCES College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th

We are excited to announce that we will hold our annual Sports Physical Night in June!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Woodson High School. 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.

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 like in previous years.

Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. Registration information will be coming soon!

Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - May 14th

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Celebrate Your Plan Day! Celebrating the Class of 2021!

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th - SOL Testing (see story below)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18th-19th - Virtual Asynchronous Learning Days for all grades (Only students taking SOLs need to report in-person for testing. All other students will have asynchronous assignments to complete virtually.)

Wednesday, May 26th - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27th-28th - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 2nd - Graduation Day, 9am (rain date June 3rd)

Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to WTW Graduation (No students in-person; asynchronous assignments.)

Friday, June 4th - Half Day and Synchronous Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to another FCPS HS Graduation in our stadium, Dismissal at 11:35am (No students in-person; synchronous teacher-led instruction.)

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Underclass Student Exams - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Woodson Theatre Presents - Working
3. SOL Tests Next Week
4. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days
5. Senior Class News
6. Woodson Senior Art Show
7. Grading Information - New Deadlines
8. Summer Credit Recovery
9. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook
10. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
11. Textbook/Library Book Returns
12. HS Student Equity Ambassador Leader Selection for Next Year
13. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
14. This Is My Brave Teen Show
15. Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 16th
16. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022 
17. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
18. Parent Technology Help Desk

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good Friday afternoon Woodson Families!

What a beautiful day!  I hope everyone has been able to go outside and enjoy this weather.  I’m excited that tomorrow should be the same for PROM!   Our seniors are getting excited to have one of the few normal events of the year.   The weather is great and we haven’t seen any cicadas on campus yet! I’m hopeful for a fun evening and if your senior hasn’t signed up, there are still times available so please use the Sign-Up-Genius to have your students sign up for a time slot.

Please remember, if your son/daughter is coming to SOLs next week, they MUST bring their FCPS issued computer (and power cord) with them!  We do not have computers to give out for the SOLS! 

Tuesday and Wednesday this week will be asynchronous and teachers will have assignments in their Google Classroom or Blackboard sites. Please take this time to review any missing items that need to be completed before the end of the quarter.  

With the announcements by the CDC this week, I am hopeful for a return to normal summer and fall activities. FCPS has not changed their guidance around mask wearing and social distancing. Masks continue to be REQUIRED on all school grounds at all activities. I appreciate the community adhering to this requirement. 

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Dr. Floyd

2. Woodson Theatre Presents - Working

Based on the book by Studs Terkel, Working is a celebration of the average, every day worker in America. From housewife to hooker, teacher to trucker, millworker to mason, and everything in between, everyone has a story to tell.

The stories in this production are uniquely set on location in the Northern Virginia area and have been expertly edited to bring you an innovative new theatrical viewing experience! (Mature language and themes – not suitable for children)

Watch the trailer to see a preview of the show!

The Connection Newspaper published a review of the show on Page 8 of their May 6-12, 2021 edition. 

The streaming show runs from Friday, May 14th through Sunday, May 16th. Here's the link to tickets: : https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/51731

3. SOL Test Next Week

Testing will begin each day at 8:20AM. Students will be dismissed when they finish the test. Students MUST bring their FCPS issued computer (and power cord).

  • Monday, May 17th – Biology, Chemistry, Geosystems
  • Tuesday, May 18th – Reading, Algebra 2
  • Wednesday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Geometry

Teachers will inform students of test locations.

Please note: Students who will be taking an SOL or digital AP exams this spring must run the FCPS Health Check (found on the desktop) on their FCPS issued laptops on the FCPS network to ensure they have the latest updated software. Students will need to access the FCPS network on school grounds. Students can do this after hours or on the weekends from outside any FCPS building.

4. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18th and 19th will be VIRTUAL ASYNCHRONOUS learning days due to SOL testing and AP testing of more than 1,000 students each day. (Only students taking SOLs need to report in-person for testing. All other students will have asynchronous assignments to complete virtually.)

Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date June 3) will be a VIRTUAL ASYNCHRONOUS learning day for students in grades 9-11 due to the Woodson Class of 2021 Graduation. (No students in-person; asynchronous assignments.)

Friday, June 4th will be a VIRTUAL SYNCHRONOUS learning day as Woodson will be hosting another FCPS schools' graduation. Dismissal at 11:35am (No students in-person; synchronous teacher-led instruction.)

Thank you for your understanding in this situation as we support another FCPS school.

Channel 7 News featured Woodson students Sophia and Colin White as they get the COVID vaccine at INOVA this week.

5. SENIOR CLASS NEWS Senior Prom

Senior Prom will take place on Saturday, May 15th (May 22nd is our rain date) from 6pm-10pm.

The theme will be “Starry Night” and we will be hosting the prom on campus in the front of the school. Please use the Sign-Up-Genius to have your students sign up for a time slot.

We are limited to 250 people at any one time so students will sign-up for time slots to attend. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing. 

GUESTS: If you are bringing a non-Woodson student guest, please email the Guest Form (found on the Class of 2021 Google Classroom) to Dr. George Hewan at gkhewan@fcps.edu.

Cap and Gown Distribution

Students will pick up their graduation items (cap, tassel, gown, and tickets) during the week of May 17th at school.  In-person students can stop by the main office during the school day to pick up their items. 

Virtual students can come on Monday, May 17th from 8:30am-3pm or Wednesday, May 19th in the evening from 4-7pm at Door 1.  Virtual students please do NOT come during the school day to pick up your items as it will cause a strain on our front office operations. 

Senior t-shirts will also be available for pickup on Monday, May 17th from 8:30am-3pm at Door 1.

If you have any questions about pick up please contact Mandy Burke, graduation coordinator at ajburke@fcps.edu.

Graduation Tickets

Along with students receiving their cap and gown, we will be handing every student an envelope that will contain 7 paper graduation tickets. Two of 7 tickets will have a stamp on the back. These stamped tickets are for Plan C - in the event that graduation is rained out.  (Plan C details will be shared prior to graduation.)

We do ask that you please keep track of your tickets. Tickets are NOT replaceable.

Starting on Monday, May 17th there will be a drop off box in the Main Office for families that do not need all 7 tickets. If you are able to drop off unused tickets, please be sure that you do NOT drop off the two tickets that have stamps on the back. Those 2 specific tickets are for Plan C Graduation! And again, we do not have replacements.

Depending on the number of unused tickets we receive back from families, will determine how many we will be able to give to those families that submitted the Google Form requesting additional tickets. If we are able to provide any, we will send notifications directly to the families the week before graduation.

Cords and Stoles

Seniors, please contact your honor society or club sponsor for information on how to get these items from them directly.

Laptop/Textbook Returns

We will have a cart outside of Door 1 labeled Textbook Return, so students or parents can drop off textbooks that aren’t needed any longer and that need to be returned and checked in.

Laptop Return is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, May 27th and 28th. Laptops must be returned in order to receive student diplomas. If you have lost or broken your laptop, please reach out to Dr. Hewan at gkhewan@fcps.edu or your school counselor ASAP so we may clear this up before graduation. We understand things happen and we want to help resolve any issues now.

Senior Dues

Your Class of 2021 Senior Dues of $50 must be paid prior to picking up Cap and Gown. If you have missing dues, you should have received a notification this past Monday. Senior Dues can be paid via MySchoolBucks, Cash or Check. For more information on how to pay, please visit the Class of 2021 Woodson Webpage at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/class/seniors.

Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2021 like Prom, graduation tickets, cap and gown pick up, laptop return, etc.? Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

6. Woodson Senior Art Show

The Woodson HS Senior Art Show will go live on May 24!! Seniors and Advanced students from all levels were invited to participate. The artwork will be included in a group show and advanced students have put together solo shows to share their culminating projects. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Pictured above are artworks by Claire Mizelle, Edward Cho and Sarah Lowell.

Here’s the link to view the Art Show: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6404

7. Grading Information - New Deadlines

Earlier this school year, FCPS adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students finish the school year strongly. One of the key changes for high school students is to allow students to request a mark of “P” (pass) instead of a letter grade (A through D) in select courses.

As communicated by FCPS earlier this week, the deadline to make this request has been extended to allow students and families more time to gain information about fourth quarter progress before making a final decision. Seniors now have until Monday, May 17th and underclass students now have until Tuesday, June 1st to designate a final mark for up to two of their current courses as Pass instead of a final letter grade "A" through "D". To submit a request, please use this form.

Please note that grade changes will be automatically applied after the year end grading process has closed, so there may be a delay between the end of the year and when the grade is actually changed to a P. Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

8. 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.

Credit Recovery Information

Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Link

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.

Seniors tie-dyed their Class of 2021 shirts on Celebrate Your Plan Day!

9. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook!

There is still some time left to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

Our yearbook staff has been hard at work covering everything Woodson students have been up to, from sports to clubs, quarantine to popular trends. This is the perfect way to remember such a crazy year.

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5278 to order your yearbook today!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

10. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

PAST News - Still Important 11. Textbook/Library Book Returns

Please begin to return textbooks that are no longer needed for this school year.  

If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks beginning Tuesday, May 11th to the subject labeled carts in the hallways.

If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks beginning Monday, May 10th to the cart outside of door 1.

12. High School Student Equity Ambassador Leader (SEAL) Student Selection for 21-22 School Year

After a successful inaugural year, the SEALs program is growing in influence and numbers. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEAL) is a leadership program that amplifies student voice and provides an increased understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through leadership development, projects and relevant experiences of high school students. It is time to select student representatives for the upcoming school year.

Students interested in applying for this opportunity can complete a Student Interest Form using their FCPSSchools.net accounts.

13. 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

14. This is My Brave National Teen Show

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in this country will face a mental health challenge at some point in their life? And, often, the first challenge arises between the ages of 12-18?

This Is My Brave is committed to bringing stories of teen mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight to raise awareness and offer hope. Teens need to know that it is okay to not be okay. Let our Brave teens inspire you with their incredible stories!

Woodson junior, Jada Bromberg is a cast member in this upcoming show. Register for the virtual show on Sunday, May 23rd from 8:00-9:30pm at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/TIMBTeens/register.

15. Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th

We are excited to announce that we will hold our annual Sports Physical Night in June!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Woodson High School.

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 like 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. Registration information will be coming soon!

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

16. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Celebrate Your Plan Day!  Congratulations Seniors!

17. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

18. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

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)

Principal Dr. Floyd visits Ms. Kapoor with a "Lemonade Stand" today to kick off teacher appreciation week.

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WTW PTSO WeMail, May 11th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, May 11; 6:00pm - Virtual PTSO Meeting (Details and link to join in PTSO News below.)

 

LOOKING AHEAD IN MAY

Monday-Wednesday, May 17-19 - SOL testing (details under WTW News)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18-19 - Asynchronous Learning for all grades (Only students taking SOLs need to report in-person for testing. All others students will have asynchronous assignments to complete virtually.)

Wednesday, May 26 - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27-28 - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

 

JUNE

Wednesday, June 2; 9:00 a.m. - Graduation Day; Rain date Thursday, June 3

Wednesday, June 2 - Underclass Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day - NO STUDENTS IN SCHOOL - NO TEACHER LED INSTRUCTION - ASYNCHRONOUS WORK

Friday, June 4 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day - NO STUDENTS IN SCHOOL- TEACHER LED SYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTION; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday, June 8 - Underclass Virtual Synchronous Learning Day- NO STUDENTS IN SCHOOL- TEACHER LED SYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTION; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Wednesday-Thursday, June 9-10 - HYBRID INSTRUCTION FOR ALL UNDERCLASS STUDENTS; Underclass Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; HYBRID INSTRUCTION FOR ALL UNDERCLASS STUDENTS; Dismissal at 10:20

PTSO NEWS THANK YOU for making Teacher Appreciation Week a Success!

Thank you to all the parents that contributed to the luncheon last week! Your generous donations provided a cornucopia of treats for our awesome staff. A very special thanks to Meri Mitler Farling for the idea and for organizing the entire effort! 

Virtual PTSO Meeting - Tuesday May 11th, 6:00 PM 

Link to Join

Interested in learning about who W.T. Woodson was?

Learn more about the history of former superintendent Woodson and the Cavalier name from a community researcher at tonight’s PTSO meeting.

Investment Workshop for students and families

May 12 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  

This workshop is for families and will talk about the basics of how to invest your money at a young age. Many people think investing is for adults only, but by educating and getting young people involved with managing their money now, they are more set up for their financial future.

This workshop will be led by a Woodson senior, Jesse Silkowitz, who has studied investing and participated actively in investing from a young age. If you want to invest but don’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you! It doesn’t take much to get started and if managed correctly, your $100 from Grandma could grow exponentially over the next few years. We will cover why to invest, when to invest, and how to invest. Investment is a simple way to grow your money and this workshop will help you take the first steps!

Please sign-up to reserve your spot and a Zoom link will be sent to you the day prior to the event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ADAC29A4FA7-investing

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments decided not to cancel them. 

SOLs will take place Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th

Monday, May 17th - Science SOL

Tuesday, May 18th - Reading and History SOL

Wednesday, May 19th - Mathematics SOL

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. This must be done in order to participate in SOL testing this spring. 

To help facilitate this, please sign up for a Tech Support appointment using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Attendance Updates

Early Checkouts from School

If your student is in-person and needs to check out during the day, send a note detailing the checkout.  The student should present that note to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school and will be given a pass to leave at the time indicated. For more information regarding attendance procedures, visit the Woodson Attendance Site.

Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and emails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and emails will still remain in place.

Textbook/Library Book Returns

Please begin to return textbooks that are no longer needed for this school year.  

If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks beginning Tuesday, May 11th to the subject labeled carts in the hallways.

If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks beginning Monday, May 10th to the cart outside of door 1.

Woodson Drama

Based on the book by Studs Terkel, Working is a celebration of the average, every day worker in America. From housewife to hooker, teacher to trucker, millworker to mason, and everything in between, everyone has a story to tell.

The stories in this production are uniquely set on location in the Northern Virginia area and have been expertly edited to bring you an innovative new theatrical viewing experience! (Mature language and themes – not suitable for children)

The Connection Newspaper published a review of the show on Page 8 of their May 6-12, 2021 edition. 

The streaming show runs from Friday, May 14th through Sunday, May 16th. Here's the link to tickets: : https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/51731

Watch the trailer!

Woodson Pyramid Art Show

The Pyramid Art Show is now live!! The community can now visit our Virtual Gallery to see works from students at Woodson HS, Frost Middle School, and Canterbury Woods, Fairfax Villa, Little Run, Mantua, Olde Creek, and Wakefield Forest Elementary Schools. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Here’s the link: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6371

Woodson Choral Boosters

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Check out the latest Chorus Concert on the Chorus website!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Cav Varsity Spring Updates

Varsity Boys Tennis

The team went undefeated on the season, and clinched the Patriot District / 2021 Championship after their win over Robinson last week! 

This week begins the individual Districts tournament, which will be hosted by Fairfax High School. Vincent Truong, Ansh Pathapadu, and Collin Ollis will represent Woodson in singles. Doubles partners Vincent T. / Ansh P., Collin O. / Khoi Huynh, and Josh Fields / Jack Gelman will compete in the doubles bracket. Go CAVS! 

Varsity Rifle Team

Woodson Rifle couldn’t be more excited for Seniors Meredith Ivey, Nate Wehrlen, and Tori Kopelen, Juniors Kyle Barron and Victoria Cross, and Freshman Ben Hayes, all who will be heading to Michigan for the Junior Olympics in air rifle. These athletes will shoot two rounds of sixty shots standing in this national competition. We wish these Cavaliers the best as they compete this coming weekend!

Varsity Baseball

Looking to bounce back from an 0-3 start to the season, Woodson’s Varsity faced off against South County on Saturday afternoon. The Stallions entered the game with a 2-1 record, fresh off an extra innings victory over Patriot Division rival West Springfield.

The visiting Cavaliers got off to a quick start when leadoff hitter Colin Jones doubled down the left field line. The Stallions retired the next two batters, but cleanup hitter Connor Krahulec worked a base on balls, while Jones advanced to third on a wild pitch. With runners on the corners, Coach McColley had Krahulec steal second. When the catcher threw down to second, Jones took off for the plate. The Stallions infield cut off the throw and came home with the ball, but they were too late to stop the speedy Jones from scoring.

After Woodson’s starting pitcher Co-Captain Brady Lencz shut down the Stallions in the bottom of the inning, the Cavs bats really came alive in the 2nd. Co-Captain Vincent Altieri walked, followed by a bunt single from Colton Lennen. After Tommy Stribling was hit by a pitch, the bases were loaded for Freshman Ethan Conklin. After looking at two quick strikes, Conklin fought back as he fouled off two tough pitches, then worked an RBI walk. Jones followed with a ground ball up the middle that forced Conklin at second, but scored two more runs. A double from Lencz extended the Cavs’ lead to 5-0.

South County closed the gap to 5-2 with runs in the 3rd and 4th, but the Cavalier offense rose to the challenge with another rally in the top of the 5th. Jones walked, Lencz singled, and Krahulec was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Senior Co-Captain Anthony Meaders walked, scoring Jones. Lencz came home on a wild pitch. Lars Greenlee doubled past a diving left fielder to plate two more and Woodson led 9-2.

The Cavaliers earned their first victory of the season not only with their improved offensive attack, but also with excellent pitching. Lencz was strong on the mound all day, holding South County to two runs over five innings. He struck out five, against three hits and one walk. Sophomore pitcher Ben Smallwood pitched the last two innings, giving up three hits, but no runs. Defensive highlights included Lencz picking off a runner in the 1st, a 5-4-3 double play in the 2nd, and a spectacular diving catch by Conklin in the 6th.

Varsity Girls Soccer

The Lady Cavaliers opened their season at “the Pat” on April 29 against South County with a 4 – 1 loss.  The Stallions used their speed and ball possession skill to take a 2 – 0 lead at halftime and kept the pressure up all game.  Keeper Brigid Donohoe stood tall and made a number of great saves, but was peppered with shots throughout the game.  Lady Baumann Nedeff took a nice long ball off the foot of Zoe D’Amato and used her speed to get behind the defense to score the Lady Cavs only goal. It had been 700+ days since the Lady Cavaliers took to the pitch for an official game and despite the outcome, it was great to see the ladies competing again.

The Lady Cavaliers ventured across Braddock Rd on May 3 to take on the Lake Braddock Bruins.  After some good offensive pressure, Allison Williams scored on a header off a corner kick and the team had their first lead of the season.  Unfortunately, it was short lived as the Bruins countered with 2 goals within 5 minutes of each other to take a 2- 1 lead at halftime.  In the second half, the Bruins long ball approach clicked again and it was 3 – 1, 4 minutes into the 2nd half.  The Lady Cavaliers worked hard and created a few scoring opportunities against the aggressive Bruins defense, but were unable to score the rest of the way, falling 3 to 1.

On Friday night, May 7, the Lady Cavaliers travelled to West Springfield to take on the Spartans.  On a rain filled and cold evening, the Spartans found extra motivation for their seniors on their Senior night and jumped out to a lead and never looked back.  Audrey Fisher scored in the second half, making the final 4 to 1 Spartans.  Come out and support the Lady Cavs at our Senior Night, Tuesday, May 11 at 7:15pm vs Robinson.  

Varsity Softball

The Woodson Varsity Softball team opened up District play at home Thursday night against Lake Braddock by celebrating Senior Night.  Dr. Floyd was on hand for a pre-game ceremony to honor the three Seniors, Tanvi Breinig, Haley Banker and Jennah Walcott.

Woodson fell to Lake Braddock in a hard fought slugfest.  Junior Veronica Udowitz led the offensive attack for Woodson with 2 hits and 2 RBI.  Senior Haley Banker had 2 hits as well as Sophomore Sarah Banker and Freshmen Emma Flemming and Claire Warden.

On Saturday afternoon the Woodson Varsity Softball Team traveled to District power South County.  The young Woodson team starting 4 freshmen, 3 sophomores and 2 juniors lost 10-0.  Starting pitcher Sophomore SJ Schatzman pitched 4-1/3 innings allowing only 2 earned runs.

Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th - Details in Fundraisers below

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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

WTW RESOURCES College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Juniors, on Thursday, May 13th, 10 – 11 am (during Learning Seminar) we will have a College Panel of current Seniors talking about college admissions, the steps to apply, what they wished they'd done differently, and much more! The Google Meet link will be shared out closer to the date.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th

We are excited to announce that we will hold our annual Sports Physical Night in June!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Woodson High School. 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.

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 like in previous years.

Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. Registration information will be coming soon!

Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - May 7th

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Thanks to Woodson's PTSO for the Grab N Go Snacks and the Leadership Class for Teacher Appreciation breakfast this week!

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th - SOL Testing (see story below)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18th-19th - Asynchronous Learning Days for all grades

Wednesday, May 26th - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27th-28th - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, June 2nd - Graduation Day, 9am (rain date June 3rd)

Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to WTW Graduation

Friday, June 4th - Half Day/Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to another FCPS HS Graduation in our stadium, Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Underclass Student Exams - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Woodson Pyramid Art Show
3. Senior Class News
4. Woodson Theatre Presents - Working
5. SOL Testing Schedule
6. Grading Information - New Deadlines
7. Textbook/Library Book Returns
8. This Is My Brave Teen Show
9. Instruction for SY2021-2022
10. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
11. Woodson Teacher Featured on LegacyED News
12. HS Student Equity Ambassador Leader Selection for Next Year
13. Substance Abuse Program Newsletter
14. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook
15. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
16. Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 16th
17. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022
18. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days
19. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
20. Parent Technology Help Desk

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families! Happy “FriYAY”!  I’m not sure how I feel about that play on words, but it is cute. With Friday comes the weekend and I hope you all are able to rest and recharge; spend time with your families and celebrate and remember your moms. Happy Mother’s Day to all our Cavalier moms out there!

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to our families who came through for our staff grab and go goodies! This was a huge success and greatly appreciated. 

Please know it is never too late to send a note to teachers. I am continuously impressed with how our teachers have embraced the changes and the craziness of this year. It has truly been a unbelievable year that our staff have taken on and have done their absolute best to make happen for their students.  I’m in awe of how well our team has adapted over and over and has continued to give of themselves for the benefit of our students and families. 

We have sent a few communications to our families who are currently virtual with information and deadlines (the first one is this Sunday, May 9th) for next year. Please be sure to review those messages and complete the necessary information. As of right now, all students will be enrolled as in-person for next school year unless a family completes the information required for virtual learning based on a medical need of that child around COVID. 

It is hard to believe the end of this school year is upon us!  The last day of the 2020-2021 year is just 5 short weeks away. Please remember if any student wishes to change their grade from A-D to a P for “pass”, they must contact their school counselor by Monday, May 17th for Seniors and by Friday, June 4th for grades 9-11. All F’s will automatically become “No Mark” (NM) and students should expect to retake that class in summer or next year. PLEASE reach out to your child’s counselor for more information or to answer any questions around these grading options. 

Have a restful weekend,

Dr. Floyd

2. Woodson Pyramid Art Show

The Pyramid Art Show is now live!! The community can now visit our Virtual Gallery to see works from students at Woodson HS, Frost Middle School, and Canterbury Woods, Fairfax Villa, Little Run, Mantua, Olde Creek, and Wakefield Forest Elementary Schools. Select works will also make an appearance on our Instagram @woodsonhs_art.

Here’s the link: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/node/6371

3. SENIOR CLASS NEWS Celebrate Your Plan Day - Monday, May 10th

Seniors, please join us for Celebrate Your Plan Day on Monday, May 10th at noon in the main lobby at door 1.

What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...?

We want to celebrate you and your plan! Seniors will post paper balloons with their plan on the windows in the main lobby.

Sign up for a time slot with this SignUpGenius. If you are not able to attend and still want your balloon posted, please fill in this Google Form.

Seniors can also pick up their Senior Class T-Shirt and pay $5 to tie-dye their shirts during this event.

In addition to celebrating your future plans, the PTSO will sponsor lunch by The Roaming Coyote Food Truck by Coyote Grille.

Senior Prom

Senior Prom will take place on Saturday, May 15th (May 22nd is our rain date) from 6pm-10pm.

The theme will be “Starry Night” and we will be hosting the prom on campus in the front of the school. Please use the Sign-Up-Genius to have your students sign up for a time slot.

We are limited to 250 people at any one time so students will sign-up for time slots to attend. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing.  Sign-ups will also be sent to Senior's school Gmail accounts.

Free Prom Attire

Does your student need a prom dress or a suit? Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 15th.

Spanish Parent Liaison, Sussy Tomer has PROM dresses sizes 0 to 24, shoes, clutch purses and accessories and a few suits/jackets and cummerbunds.

Visit Ms. Tomer’s office, A139 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am-2:30pm or reach out to her by email at setomer@fcps.edu. 

Graduation Tickets

Due to COVID limitations, we will have to limit the number of attendees, so each student will receive 7 tickets for graduation to hand out to their guests. 

Students will be able to pick up their tickets the week of May 17th with their cap and gown.  Starting May 17th there will be a box in the main office for families to drop off unwanted tickets. 

For families needing more than 7 tickets, here is a google form to request additional ticketsThis form will close for requests at 3pm on Monday, May 10th. We will try to fill requests on a first come first serve basis. 

The graduation ceremony will be streamed so that all other guests can view it from their homes. Instructions on how to stream will be sent out a few days prior to the graduation ceremony.

Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2021 like Prom, graduation tickets, cap and gown pick up, laptop return, etc.? Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

4. Woodson Theatre Presents - Working

Based on the book by Studs Terkel, Working is a celebration of the average, every day worker in America. From housewife to hooker, teacher to trucker, millworker to mason, and everything in between, everyone has a story to tell.

The stories in this production are uniquely set on location in the Northern Virginia area and have been expertly edited to bring you an innovative new theatrical viewing experience! (Mature language and themes – not suitable for children)

The Connection Newspaper published a review of the show on Page 8 of their May 6-12, 2021 edition. 

The streaming show runs from Friday, May 14th through Sunday, May 16th. Here's the link to tickets: : https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/51731

5. SOL Testing Schedule

Testing will begin each day at 8:20AM. Students will be dismissed when they finish the test.

  • Monday, May 17th – Biology, Chemistry, Geosystems
  • Tuesday, May 18th – Reading, Algebra 2
  • Wednesday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Geometry

Teachers will inform students of test locations.

Please note: Students who will be taking an SOL or digital AP exams this spring must have their laptops checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately. For those that are not up to date, tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed.

Please schedule an appointment to come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL or digital AP testing this spring.

6. Grading Information - New Deadlines

Earlier this school year, FCPS adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students finish the school year strongly. One of the key changes for high school students is to allow students to request a mark of “P” (pass) instead of a letter grade (A through D) in select courses.

As communicated by FCPS earlier this week, the deadline to make this request has been extended to allow students and families more time to gain information about fourth quarter progress before making a final decision. Seniors now have until Monday, May 17th and underclass students now have until Tuesday, June 1st to designate a final mark for up to two of their current courses as Pass instead of a final letter grade "A" through "D". To submit a request, please use this form.

Please note that grade changes will be automatically applied after the year end grading process has closed, so there may be a delay between the end of the year and when the grade is actually changed to a P. Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

7. Textbook/Library Book Returns

Please begin to return textbooks that are no longer needed for this school year.  

If you are an in-person student, please return your textbooks beginning Tuesday, May 11th to the subject labeled carts in the hallways.

If you are a virtual student, please return your textbooks beginning Monday, May 10th to the cart outside of door 1.

8. This is My Brave National Teen Show

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in this country will face a mental health challenge at some point in their life? And, often, the first challenge arises between the ages of 12-18?

This Is My Brave is committed to bringing stories of teen mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight to raise awareness and offer hope. Teens need to know that it is okay to not be okay. Let our Brave teens inspire you with their incredible stories!

Woodson junior, Jada Bromberg is a cast member in this upcoming show. Register for the virtual show on Sunday, May 23rd from 8:00-9:30pm at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/TIMBTeens/register.

9. Instruction for 2021-2022

Families whose children are learning virtually this year received communication from Dr. Floyd yesterday outlining the limited options for virtual learning for the 2021-2022 school year. That communication contains a lot of information, so please read it carefully. The timelines to apply for virtual instruction next year are below.

No action is necessary if you wish your child to return to in-person learning in the Fall.

SUMMARY OF ACTION ITEMS

If your child(ren) has a health/medical need for instruction in the Virtual Program, please:

  1. Fill out the Intent to Apply form by Sunday, May 9th.
  2. Download the COVID-19 Health Eligibility Form which requires a health/medical certification of need that must be completed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, or a licensed clinical psychologist.
  3. Submit completed COVID-19 Health Eligibility Form with health/medical certification to virtualenrollment@fcps.edu between May 17-21. Upon submission, families will receive an electronic reply with detailed instructions on how to complete the Virtual Program Enrollment Application via the online application portal between May 17-21.

FCPS’ Central Virtual Program Enrollment Team will contact you with a decision by Tuesday, June 1st.

10. 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 cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ 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

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 cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

11. Woodson Teacher Featured on LegacyED News

Jordan Black, Special Education Teacher and Equity Lead at Woodson High School, spoke with Dr. Selma Bartholomew, President of Partner with Legacy, about the pandemic’s impact on special education learners and equity. 

Legacy Pathways partners with districts, schools, and organizations to create equitable and socially just learning communities where each and every child thrives.  The conversation centered around how to support our diverse learners and their families during this unprecedented time and specific ways to support and foster culturally proficient and equitable learning environments.

12. High School Student Equity Ambassador Leader (SEAL) Student Selection for 21-22 School Year

After a successful inaugural year, the SEALs program is growing in influence and numbers. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEAL) is a leadership program that amplifies student voice and provides an increased understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through leadership development, projects and relevant experiences of high school students. It is time to select student representatives for the upcoming school year.

Students interested in applying for this opportunity can complete a Student Interest Form using their FCPSSchools.net accounts.

13. Substance Abuse Prevention Newsletter

The end of the school year and summer are both right around the corner. This means end-of-year celebrations, graduation parties, summer BBQs, and a lot of time either spent at home or with friends. This could also mean opportunities for your student to use and misuse substances.

Each school pyramid has a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) assigned to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention services. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists are part of the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness.

To read more about resources available, please see the Spring issue of the Substance Abuse Newsletter

Thank you for all the appreciation!!!  Watch this week's episode of The Morning Show to learn more about Mental Health Awareness Month, the Woodson Pyramid Art Show, and more!

14. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook!

There is still some time left to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

Our yearbook staff has been hard at work covering everything Woodson students have been up to, from sports to clubs, quarantine to popular trends. This is the perfect way to remember such a crazy year.

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5278 to order your yearbook today!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

15. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

  • Seniors, please join us for Celebrate Your Plan Day on Monday, May 10th at noon in front of door 1. What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...? We want to celebrate you and your plan! Seniors will post paper balloons with their plan on the windows in the main lobby. There will be a food truck and you can tie dye your senior shirt! To sign up for this event, please click here. If you are not able to attend and still want your balloon posted, please fill in this Google Form.
  • Juniors, please save the date! On Thursday, May 13th, 10 – 11 am (during Learning Seminar) we will have a College Panel of current Seniors talking about college admissions, the steps to apply, what they wished they'd done differently, and much more! The Google Meet link will be shared out closer to the date.
PAST News - Still Important 16. Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th

We are excited to announce that we will hold our annual Sports Physical Night in June!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Woodson High School.

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 like 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. Registration information will be coming soon!

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

17. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Equity Specialist, Kim Amenabar is currently reading, "Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions" by Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran.

18. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18th and 19th will be asynchronous learning days due to SOL testing AP testing of more than 1,000 students each day.

Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date June 3) will be either an asynchronous or virtual learning day for students in grades 9-11 due to the Woodson Class of 2021 Graduation.

In addition, Friday, June 4th will also be either an asynchronous or virtual learning day as Woodson will be hosting another FCPS schools' graduation.

A final decision on the structure of these two days will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your understanding in this situation as we support another FCPS school.

19. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

20. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

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)

Principal Dr. Floyd visits Ms. Kapoor with a "Lemonade Stand" today to kick off teacher appreciation week.

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WTW PTSO WeMail, May 4th

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Schedule reminders

MAY

Monday-Friday, May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday-Thursday, May 3-6 - Food drop off during office hours for Teacher Appreciation Week (details under PTSO News below)

 

LOOKING AHEAD IN MAY

Monday-Wednesday, May 17-19 - SOL testing (details under WTW News)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18-20 - Asynchronous Learning for all grades (Only in-person students are taking the SOLs.  All others will have assignments to complete from teachers independently.)

Wednesday, May 26 - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27-28 - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

 

JUNE

Wednesday, June 2; 9:00 a.m. - Graduation Day; Rain date Thursday, June 3

Wednesday, June 2 - Underclass Asynchronous/Virtual Learning Day

Friday, June 4 - Underclass Virtual Learning Day; Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday-Friday, June 8-10 - Underclass Student Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at 10:20

PTSO NEWS THIS WEEK! Donations Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week

On Thursday, May 6th, the PTSO will host a grab n’ go luncheon for Teachers Appreciation. 

Use this SignUpGenius to contribute to the luncheon. Suggestions include: Packaged cut apples, clementines, bananas, yogurt, cookies, crackers, granola bars, pretzels, candy, popcorn, gum, Smart Breaks (nuts and cheese), cheese sticks, Cup of Noodles, microwave cups of soup, oatmeal packets, brownies, pastries, trail mix, water bottles, protein drinks, Gatorades, juice bottles. ITEMS MUST BE PURCHASED/PRE-PACKAGED AND NOT HOMEMADE.

DROP OFF AT THE SCHOOL FRONT OFFICE - 

Non-perishable items - Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, May 3-5, 7 AM - 4 PM or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM. 

Perishable items - Wednesday/Thursday, May 5-6, 7 AM to 11 AM. 

Thank you!

Interested in learning about who W.T. Woodson was?

Learn more about the history of former superintendent Woodson and the Cavalier name from a community researcher at our next PTSO meeting.

Next PTSO Meeting will be held virtually Tuesday May 11th, 6:00 PM

https://meet.google.com/jan-dzyj-pkj

Investment Workshop for students and families

May 12 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  

This workshop is for families and will talk about the basics of how to invest your money at a young age. Many people think investing is for adults only, but by educating and getting young people involved with managing their money now, they are more set up for their financial future.

This workshop will be led by a Woodson senior, Jesse Silkowitz, who has studied investing and participated actively in investing from a young age. If you want to invest but don’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you! It doesn’t take much to get started and if managed correctly, your $100 from Grandma could grow exponentially over the next few years. We will cover why to invest, when to invest, and how to invest. Investment is a simple way to grow your money and this workshop will help you take the first steps!

Please sign-up to reserve your spot and a Zoom link will be sent to you the day prior to the event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ADAC29A4FA7-investing

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments decided not to cancel them. 

SOLs will take place Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th

Monday, May 17th - Science SOL

Tuesday, May 18th - Reading and History SOL

Wednesday, May 19th - Mathematics SOL

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. This must be done in order to participate in SOL testing this spring. 

To help facilitate this, please sign up for a Tech Support appointment using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Attendance Updates

Early Checkouts from School

If your student is in-person and needs to check out during the day, send a note detailing the checkout.  The student should present that note to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school and will be given a pass to leave at the time indicated. For more information regarding attendance procedures, visit the Woodson Attendance Site.

Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and emails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and emails will still remain in place.

Pass Grade Deadline

For the 2020-21 school year, high school students have until Monday, May 10th to designate the final mark for two of their current courses as Pass instead of final grades "A" through "D".  Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

Woodson Drama

Mark your calendars! Woodson Drama will be performing the musical Working (2012)! You can stream the show May 14 (7pm), May 15 (1pm, 4pm and 7pm), and May 16 (1pm, 4pm and 7pm).  Information coming soon at www.wtwdrama.org 

Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few.

Free Prom Gowns

Does your student need a prom dress or a suit? Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 15th.

Spanish Parent Liaison, Sussy Tomer has PROM dresses sizes 0 to 24, shoes, clutch purses and accessories and a few suits/jackets and cummerbunds.

Visit Ms. Tomer’s office, A139 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am-2:30pm or reach out to her by email at setomer@fcps.edu. 

Woodson Choral Boosters

We have a special invitation for our wonderful Chorus Alumni to record the Irish Blessing with us!  New deadline to submit a recording is Friday, May 7th.  The link with the information is here.

Please join us this Wednesday, May 5th at 7:30pm for our virtual Chorus Booster Meeting!  Zoom link will be emailed.

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Check out the latest Chorus Concert on the Chorus website!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Cav Varsity Spring Updates

Varsity Baseball

After losing a dozen Seniors from last year's team, Woodson's Varsity fields a young squad with only five Seniors. The Cavaliers started their season with a tough 5-2 loss to a veteran Annandale team. The Atoms were led by the dominant pitching of Danny Salisbury, who struck out 9 over 6 innings, while allowing only 3 hits and 1 run.

Woodson's starting pitcher Co-Captain Brady Lencz got off to a great start with 6 strikeouts in the first 2 innings. Unfortunately, his strong start was derailed in the 3rd inning by a walk and an error in the outfield which put runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs. Both runners scored on pitches that went to the backstop before the defense buckled down to get out of the inning.

Woodson cut the lead to 2-1 in the 4th inning when Lencz tripled to right field. Lencz then scored on a throw to first base after Annandale's catcher dropped strike three to the next batter.

Annandale scratched out another run in the 5th after an infield throwing error allowed a runner to score. The Atoms extended their lead in the 6th inning when Spencer Robson homered to left field. A double and an infield single followed, giving Annandale a 5-1 lead

The Cavaliers tried to mount a comeback with base hits from Tommy Stribling and Ben Smallwood to lead off the bottom of the 6th, but Salisbury struck out the side to quash the rally. In the 7th, Woodson got the fans excited when Connor Krahulec walked and Anthony Meaders doubled, but relief pitcher Robson got out of trouble with three straight strikeouts to end the game.

While Woodson's defensive lapses hurt, there were also several highlights in the field. Lars Greenlee made a great diving stop at 1B to keep the Atoms from doing more damage in the 2nd inning. Outfielder Colin Jones made an outstanding running catch on a ball in deep right-center. Third baseman Krahulec made an excellent play on a grounder in the 6th to keep Annandale from a big inning. Co-Captain Jay Sorkin was smooth all day at SS, handling 4 grounders and a popup. After finishing his day on the mound, Lencz moved to 1B and made numerous difficult catches to help out his infielders.

On Saturday, May 1st, the young Woodson Cavaliers faced a tall task in an away contest against the Madison Warhawks. Prep Baseball Report’s preseason rankings rate Madison as the #1 team in Virginia and include three Warhawk players on its preseason All-State teams.

The Warhawks quickly proved that their preseason accolades were well deserved, scoring 8 runs in the 1st inning. Madison continued the offensive assault in the 2nd frame, with the first three batters reaching base, before the Cavaliers turned to their bullpen.

After Coach McColley summoned sophomore pitcher Ben Smallwood to the mound, the Cavs stepped up their game and played some excellent defense. After allowing a single, Smallwood got the next hitter to hit a ground ball to SS Jay Sorkin, who stepped on second, then threw to Brady Lencz at 1B for the double play.

The Cavaliers defense made another excellent play to end the 2nd. After Madison’s Triantos doubled off the center field wall, CF Colin Jones got to the ball quickly and fired it to 2B Vincent Altieri, who relayed it to Sorkin on the infield. Sorkin took the relay throw and threw behind the runner to Lencz, who had hustled over to cover 2B on the play, nailing Triantos, who had strayed too far off the bag.

That play seemed to build the confidence of Woodson’s fielders. Over the last two innings, Woodson held Madison scoreless and only allowed two batters to reach base.

Woodson senior co-Captain Altieri had the team’s lone base hit with an infield single in the top of the 2nd, but Madison promptly erased the threat with a ground ball double play.  

While the final score of 13-0 was lopsided, games like this one provide an opportunity to test a team’s mettle and challenge the players to raise their game to a new level. Woodson begins Patriot District play tonight with a game at South County. The Cavs have demonstrated that their pitching and defense have the potential to play at a high level. Hopefully, the offense will as well.

Varsity Boys Tennis

The team is an impressive 7-0 this season! Last Friday’s match against Lake Braddock was called early due to severe weather, but the Cavs had already secured the win. The team honored its lone Senior, Khang Duong, last Thursday before the South County match. Coach Carr thanked Khang for his 4 years of dedicated play and leadership on the Varsity Tennis team. He, and his incredible overhead shot, will be missed! The last three regular season matches are this week. 

Varsity Girls Lacrosse (GLAX)

The Cavs bring to the 2021 campaign a mixture of experienced Junior and Seniors with young underclassmen, paired with lots of hard work from off-season training.  The Cavs defeated Oakton 10-9 last Monday at home at Pat Cunningham Stadium to open the Spring Season and currently stand with a record of 1-0.

Varsity Track and Field

The Cavs hosted their first Track and Field event of Spring 2021 at Pat Cunningham Stadium last Tuesday, on a sunny and pleasantly warm afternoon and evening.  The event was high energy with the Cav athletes and their competitors expending their best efforts.  It was staffed enthusiastically by volunteers to coordinate and run the operations in addition to the outstanding coaching. It was truly a Great Day to be a Cavalier!

Cav Varsity Fall Season Updates- 

Varsity Golf

Season Recap

W.T. Woodson Co-Ed Golf finished with a regular season record of 4 wins and 3 losses.  They finished 5 in the Patriot District Tournament. Tytan Matthews and Minchan Kim both qualified for the Regional Tournament as well!

There’s a great squad coming back next year and they’ll be a real threat to the District once again!

Season Awards

MVP - This individual was our top golfer for most of the season.  He was consistent all year, and his willingness to help others did not go unnoticed.  Coaches, players, and officials from around the district and region approached our coach to compliment him on his course etiquette, approach, and his sportsmanship.  Congratulations to our MVP - Minchan Kim!

Cavalier Award - The best way to describe this individual is as a true golfer. Their sportsmanship, willingness to learn, love of the game spoke volumes throughout the season.  This person also proved that you don't have to be the best golfer to make an impact on the team, and that’s what they did.  Congratulations to our Cavalier Award Recipient - Veronica Udowitz!

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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

WTW RESOURCES College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

  • Seniors, please join us for Celebrate Your Plan Day on Monday, May 10th at noon in the main lobby at door 1. What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...? We want to celebrate you and your plan! Seniors will post paper balloons with their plan on the windows in the main lobby.
  • Juniors, please save the date! On Thursday, May 13th, 10 – 11 am (during Learning Seminar) we will have a College Panel of current Seniors talking about college admissions, the steps to apply, what they wished they'd done differently, and much more! The BBCU link will be emailed to all Juniors closer to the date.
Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th

We are excited to announce that we will hold our annual Sports Physical Night in June!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Woodson High School. 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.

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 like in previous years.

Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. Registration information will be coming soon!

Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - April 30th

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Kicking off Teacher Appreciation Week with a lemonade cart!  Principal Dr. Floyd visits Ms. Van in her classroom.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th - SOL Testing (see story below)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18th-19th - Asynchronous Learning Day for all grades

Wednesday, May 26th - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27th-28th - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, June 2nd - Graduation Day, 9am (rain date June 3rd)

Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to WTW Graduation

Friday, June 4th - Half Day/Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to another FCPS HS Graduation in our stadium, Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Underclass Student Exams - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Course Requests for SY2021-2022 - DEADLINE TODAY
2. Donation Drive This Monday
3. Woodson Listening Tour on Monday, May 3rd
4. Celebrate Your Plan Day - Monday, May 10th
5. Senior Prom - Saturday, May 15th
6. AP Testing - Students Update Your FCPS Laptop
7. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook
8. Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 16th
9. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
10. Grading Information
11. Spring SOL Testing
12. FCPSOn Student Laptop Updates Needed
13. Attendance Updates
14. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days
15. Senior Class Information Page
16. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022
17. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
18. Parent Technology Help Desk

NEW News 1. Course Requests for 2021-2022 - DEADLINE TODAY

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2021-2022 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  

If your child applied for an academy class, he/she should have already received notice of the academy’s decision. If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time. TODAY, April 30th is be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

2. Donation Drive this Monday, May 3rd!

Woodson Leadership will be hosting a donation drive and will collaborate with various clubs such as GSA, Key Club and more!

Drive up to the front entrance of Woodson from 10am-12pm on Monday, May 3rd. Please try to bring as many of the following items as possible:

Clothing
Books
Boxed food
Canned food
School supplies
Socks
Cleaning supplies (wipes, laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.)
Feminine hygiene products, etc.)

Each club is collecting a different household item to donate to a charity of their choice, so the more you can get, the better.

Thank you and we can’t wait to see you on Monday!

3. Woodson Listening Tour on Monday

On Monday, May 3rd, The Equity Team and students from Cav Congress will host a listening tour at 12 PM.  The listening tour will be available to all Woodson students. Information on how students will participate can be found on Cav Kiosk and will be sent to student fcpsschools.net email accounts.

The purpose of the listening tour is to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the recent and current events across the nation.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. George Hewan at gkhewan@fcps.edu.  

The Woodson Pyramid Art Show will be virtual this year!  Artwork from grades K-11 will be featured. The link to the show will be shared next week.

4. Celebrate Your Plan Day - Monday, May 10th

Seniors, please join us for Celebrate Your Plan Day on Monday, May 10th at noon in the main lobby at door 1.

What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...?

We want to celebrate you and your plan! Seniors will post paper balloons with their plan on the windows in the main lobby.

Celebrate Your Plan Day was featured on this week's Morning Show. Watch the clip here.

Seniors can also pick up their Senior Class T-Shirt and pay $5 to tie-dye their shirts during this event.

5. Senior Prom

Senior Prom will take place on Saturday, May 15th (May 22nd is our rain date) from 7pm-11pm.

The theme will be “Starry Night” and we will be hosting the prom on campus in the front of the school. Please use the Sign-Up-Genius to have your students sign up for a time slot.

We are limited to 250 people at any one time so students will sign-up for time slots to attend. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing.  Sign-ups will also be sent to Senior's school Gmail accounts.

6. AP Testing - Students UPDATE your laptop!

From Advanced Academics Office Re: AP Digital Testing App

The College Board will be pushing an update to the AP digital testing application this Tuesday, May 4th. We realize that the College Board’s earlier update caused issues for students using FCPS devices, and the new installation process is designed to solve this problem. 

All AP students using FCPS devices to test MUST install the app via the software center. After the update on Tuesday, older versions of the app will not work. The app installed via the software center will self-update when the software is launched so that students no longer receive error messages after an update from the College Board. When launched, the app installed via the software center will automatically remove previous versions of the AP digital app. 

The steps in the new installation process will be communicated to AP students on Wednesday, May 5th.

7. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook!

There is still some time left to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

Our yearbook staff has been hard at work covering everything Woodson students have been up to, from sports to clubs, quarantine to popular trends. This is the perfect way to remember such a crazy year.

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 5278 to order your yearbook today!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

8. Sports Physical Night

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 16th

We are excited to announce that we will hold our annual Sports Physical Night in June!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at Woodson High School.

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 like 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. Registration information will be coming soon!

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

Woodson got flocked by the Class of 2021!  THANK YOU!

9. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

  • NACAC Virtual College Fair on Sunday, May 2nd, 1 – 7 pm at https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events
  • Seniors, please join us for Celebrate Your Plan Day on Monday, May 10th at noon in the main lobby at door 1. What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...? We want to celebrate you and your plan! Seniors will post paper balloons with their plan on the windows in the main lobby.
  • Juniors, please save the date! On Thursday, May 13th, 10 – 11 am (during Learning Seminar) we will have a College Panel of current Seniors talking about college admissions, the steps to apply, what they wished they'd done differently, and much more! The BBCU link will be emailed to all Juniors closer to the date.
PAST News - Still Important 10. Grading Information

For the 2020-21 school year, high school students have until Monday, May 10th to designate the final mark for two of their current courses as Pass instead of final grades "A" through "D".  Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

11. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel assessments in May.

SOLs will take place at Woodson on Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th.

Monday, May 17th - Science SOLs
Tuesday, May 18th - Reading and History SOLs
Wednesday, May 19th - Mathematics SOLs

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

12. FCPSOn Student Laptop Updates Needed

Students who will be taking an SOL or digital AP exams this spring must have their laptops checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately. For those that are not up to date, tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed.

To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30pm. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL or digital AP testing this spring.

Woodson student, Sai is currently reading "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

13. Attendance Updates

Early Checkouts from School

Please remember, if your student is in-person and needs to check out during the day, send a note detailing the checkout.  The student should present that note to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school and will be given a pass to leave at the time indicated. For more information regarding attendance procedures, visit the Woodson Attendance Site.

Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and e-mails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and e-mails will still remain in place.

14. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18th and 19th will be asynchronous learning days due to SOL testing AP testing of more than 1,000 students each day.

Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date June 3) will be either an asynchronous or virtual learning day for students in grades 9-11 due to the Woodson Class of 2021 Graduation.

In addition, Friday, June 4th will also be either an asynchronous or virtual learning day as Woodson will be hosting another FCPS schools' graduation.

A final decision on the structure of these two days will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your understanding in this situation as we support another FCPS school.

15. Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2021 like Prom, graduation tickets, cap and gown pick up, laptop return, etc.? Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

16. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Principal Dr. Floyd visits Ms. Kapoor with a "Lemonade Stand" today to kick off teacher appreciation week.

17. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

18. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

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)

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WTW PTSO WeMail, April 27th

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Schedule reminders

MAY

Monday-Friday, May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday-Wednesday, May 17-19 - SOL testing (details under WTW News)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18-20 - Asynchronous Learning for all grades

Wednesday, May 26 - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27-28 - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

 

JUNE

Wednesday, June 2; 9:00 a.m. - Graduation Day; Rain date Thursday, June 3

Wednesday, June 2 - Underclass Asynchronous Learning Day

Friday, June 4 - Underclass Virtual Learning Day; Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday-Friday, June 8-10 - Underclass Student Exams; Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at 10:20

 

PTSO NEWS Donations Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week

On Thursday, May 6th, the PTSO will host a grab n’ go luncheon for Teachers Appreciation. 

Use this SignUpGenius to contribute to the luncheon. Suggestions include: Packaged cut apples, clementines, bananas, yogurt, cookies, crackers, granola bars, pretzels, candy, popcorn, gum, Smart Breaks (nuts and cheese), cheese sticks, Cup of Noodles, microwave cups of soup, oatmeal packets, brownies, pastries, trail mix, water bottles, protein drinks, Gatorades, juice bottles. ITEMS MUST BE PURCHASED/PRE-PACKAGED AND NOT HOMEMADE.

DROP OFF AT THE SCHOOL FRONT OFFICE - 

Non-perishable items - Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, May 3-5, 7 AM - 4 PM or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM. 

Perishable items - Wednesday/Thursday, May 5-6, 7 AM to 11 AM. 

Thank you!

Next PTSO Meeting - Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00pm

The meeting will be held virtually through Google Meet.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments decided not to cancel them. 

SOLs will take place Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th

Monday, May 17th - Science SOL

Tuesday, May 18th - Reading and History SOL

Wednesday, May 19th - Mathematics SOL

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. This must be done in order to participate in SOL testing this spring. 

To help facilitate this, tech support is available Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Attendance Updates

Early Checkouts from School

If your student is in-person and needs to check out during the day, send a note detailing the checkout.  The student should present that note to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school and will be given a pass to leave at the time indicated. For more information regarding attendance procedures, visit the Woodson Attendance Site.

Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and emails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and emails will still remain in place.

Pass Grade Deadline

For the 2020-21 school year, high school students have until Monday, May 10th to designate the final mark for two of their current courses as Pass instead of final grades "A" through "D".  Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

Course Requests for 2021-2022

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2021-2022 school year. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side - not viewable on phone version). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  

If your child applied for an academy class, he/she should have already received notice of the academy’s decision. If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time. Friday, April 30th will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Graduation for the WTW Class of 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date, Thursday, June 3rd) at 9am in Pat Cunningham Stadium at Woodson HS.

Visit the Senior Class Information website for all Class of 2021 news and information!

Woodson Choral Boosters

We have a special invitation for our wonderful Chorus Alumni to record the Irish Blessing with us!  Recordings are due by May 2nd. The link with the information is here.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 5th at 7:30pm for our virtual Chorus Booster Meeting!  Zoom link will be emailed.

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Check out the latest Chorus Concert on the Chorus website!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Cav Varsity Spring Updates

Varsity Boys Tennis

The team has started the season 3-0 with convincing wins over South County, Lake Braddock and West Springfield. The team has four more matches this week. Senior night is this Thursday, April 29. 

Baseball

Woodson's baseball season starts this week with 2 out of conference games.  On Wednesday, April 28th at 6:30pm, Varsity hosts Annandale while JV is on the road at Annandale.  On Saturday, May 1st  at noon, Varsity travels to Madison and JV hosts Madison at 1:30pm. Play ball!

Cav Varsity Fall Playoff Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

The Cav Field Hockey program competed in the Virginia State Final Four semi-final game against the Madison Warhawks at Pat Cunningham Stadium, in a match-up of the Occoquan Region Champs vs. Northern Region Champs.  In a hard-fought game by players and coaches, the Cavs fell to eventual 2021 State Champion Madison 2-0.  Woodson Field Hockey completed their 2021 Campaign as unprecedented Four-Time (in a row) Regional Champions; and look forward to hanging 2020/21 up on the banner in Red Jenkins Gymnasium here on the Cav Campus.

Varsity Cross Country (XC)

What a great day last week at Oatlands for Virginia State Championships racing! The boys finished 4th place as a team in a nail biter for 3rd place with Yorktown. Congrats to Cole Dawson for an All-State finish at 13th place.

The athletes did Woodson proud with their hard work and resolve through this incredibly difficult and odd season. Thanks to our Cav Seniors for their dedication to the program over the last 4 years. You will be dearly missed!

WTW RESOURCES College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming events below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

  • The NOVA JumpStart Program is Back! Last summer, graduating high school seniors were invited to take two free college courses at NOVA. The program will be back this year, with a few additional courses available to students! Once again, graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA will be eligible to enroll. The application is open NOW and will be due by April 30.  
  • Juniors, please save the date! On Thursday, May 13th, 10 – 11 am (during Learning Seminar) we will have a College Panel of current Seniors talking about college admissions, the steps to apply, what they wished they'd done differently, and much more! The BBCU link will be emailed to all Juniors closer to the date.
2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - April 23rd

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Woodson’s Environmental Club and Woodson Buddies teamed up for Earth Day.  Students learned about recycling and planted their own basil. 

This weekend, the Environmental Club will continue to plant in their food garden with the goal of donating the produce to a local food bank.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th - SOL Testing (see story below)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18th-19th - Asynchronous Learning Day for all grades

Wednesday, May 26th - Seniors Last Day of School

Thursday-Friday, May 27th-28th - Senior Laptop Return Days

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, June 2nd - Graduation Day, 9am (rain date June 3rd)

Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to WTW Graduation

Friday, June 4th - Half Day/Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to another FCPS HS Graduation in our stadium, Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Underclass Student Exams - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook
3. Attendance Updates
4. Course Requests for SY2021-2022 - DEADLINE April 30th
5. Grading Information
6. FCPSOn Student Laptop Updates Needed
7. Woodson Listening Tour
8. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days
9. College & Career Center News
10. Eating Disorder Information

PAST News but still important 
11. Spring SOL Testing
12. Senior Class Information Page
13. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022
14. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
15. Parent Technology Help Desk

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families!

This week has brought a national spot light to racial injustice again. Without a doubt, the outcome of the Chauvin trail this week is monumental, as our nation and the world have awaited a response to George Floyd’s death over the past year. As a school community, we continue to acknowledge the pain that often plagues communities of color and offer a safe space for students, staff and families to reflect, share and to be heard. We will notify families as we offer various opportunities to listen and learn from our Woodson community. See the story on Woodson Listening Tours below.

We have begun to transition more students in the building to a 4 day school week!  Thank you to all who have been patient as we work through all of the requests and various changes. We have processed over 400 changes from in person to virtual or in person 2 days to 4 days and various other requests to meet our families where they are. 

Senior parents: While we are offering a prom–lite activity on Saturday, May 15th, I want to draw your attention to the virus that continues to plague our world.  Athletic events and private gatherings will continue to happen as we move closer and closer to our Wednesday, June 2nd Graduation. If your senior contracts COVID (remember even people vaccinated can carry COVID) or is for some reason quarantined for a time that includes June 2nd, they will NOT be able to attend graduation. With the COVID situations I have encountered this week, the Fairfax County Health Department continues to require 14 day quarantines. Please be cognizant of this timeline.  We will continue to discuss this with seniors as we approach May. I want our seniors safe and healthy to attend our graduation celebration.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dr. Floyd

Positive Vibes display in the D Hallway

2. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

3. Attendance Updates

Early Checkouts from School

Please remember, if your student is in-person and needs to check out during the day, send a note detailing the checkout.  The student should present that note to the Attendance Office upon arrival at school and will be given a pass to leave at the time indicated. For more information regarding attendance procedures, visit the Woodson Attendance Site.

Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and e-mails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and e-mails will still remain in place.

4. Course Requests for 2021-2022

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2021-2022 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  

If your child applied for an academy class, he/she should have already received notice of the academy’s decision. If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time. Friday, April 30th will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

This week's episode of The Morning Show highlights Earth Day, Fall sports highlights and more!

5. Grading Information

For the 2020-21 school year, high school students have until Monday, May 10th to designate the final mark for two of their current courses as Pass instead of final grades "A" through "D".  Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

6. FCPSOn Student Laptop Updates Needed

Students who will be taking an SOL or digital AP exams this spring must have their laptops checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately. For those that are not up to date, tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed.

To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30pm. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL or digital AP testing this spring.

7. Woodson Listening Tour

On Monday, May 3rd, The Equity Team and students from Cav Congress will host a listening tour at 12 PM.  The listening tour will be available to all Woodson students.

The purpose of the listening tour is to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the recent and current events across the nation. More details will be provided during the week of April 26th.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. George Hewan at gkhewan@fcps.edu.  

8. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18th and 19th will be asynchronous learning days due to SOL testing AP testing of more than 1,000 students each day.

Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date June 3) will be either an asynchronous or virtual learning day for students in grades 9-11 due to the Woodson Class of 2021 Graduation.

In addition, Friday, June 4th will also be either an asynchronous or virtual learning day as Woodson will be hosting another FCPS schools' graduation.

A final decision on the structure of these two days will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your understanding in this situation as we support another FCPS school.

Woodson’s Environmental Club and Woodson Buddies teamed up for Earth Day. Students learned about planting their own basil. 

9. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming opportunities below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.   

  • Are you interested in attending a military academy after high school? Military Academy Day with Senator Warner is on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm. For more info and to register, please visit: https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/academynominations
  • The NOVA JumpStart Program is Back! Last summer, graduating high school seniors were invited to take two free college courses at NOVA. The program will be back this year, with a few additional courses available to students! Once again, graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA will be eligible to enroll. The application is open NOW and will be due by April 30 
  • Juniors, please save the date! On Thursday, May 13th, 10 – 11 am (during Learning Seminar) we will have a College Panel of current Seniors talking about college admissions, the steps to apply, what they wished they'd done differently, and much more! The BBCU link will be emailed to all Juniors closer to the date.
10. Eating Disorder Information

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems. These behaviors can begin as a child, and affect both girls and boys.  When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable.  In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system provide information to parents annually about eating disorders. This information is given to parents of students in the fifth through twelfth grades.

It is important to note that eating disorders are not identified based on weight changes as much as behaviors and attitudes. Signs of eating disorders may differ between males and females and in different age groups. Often, a young person may not recognize the signs that they might have an eating disorder. Parents/guardians and family members are in a position to notice behaviors that cause concern. It is important that a child with an eating disorder be treated early by someone who understands this type of care.

After reviewing the information, if you think your child may be showing signs of a possible eating disorder, please contact your doctor, school nurse, or one of the resources listed below.

 Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Additional resources may be found at:

PAST News - Still Important 11. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel assessments in May.

SOLs will take place at Woodson on Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th.

Monday, May 17th - Science SOLs
Tuesday, May 18th - Reading and History SOLs
Wednesday, May 19th - Mathematics SOLs

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

12. Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2021 like Prom, graduation tickets, cap and gown pick up, laptop return, etc.? Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

13. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Seniors enjoyed the April Social this week with an egg hunt.

14. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

15. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

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)

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WTW PTSO WeMail, April 20th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Friday, April 30 - Deadline to order Senior Legacy Bricks (details under Fundraisers)

 

LOOKING AHEAD

MAY

Monday-Friday, May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday-Wednesday, May 17-19 - SOL testing (details under WTW News)

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

JUNE

Wednesday, June 2; 9:00 a.m. - Graduation Day; Rain date Thursday, June 3

Tuesday-Friday, June 8-10 - Underclass Student Exams; Dismissal at 11:35

Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at 10:20

 

PTSO NEWS Teacher Appreciation Week

If you are willing to help with this simple one-day affair that involves making a Sign-up Genius and setting up tables in the cafeteria, please contact Miklos Kiss at miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com or text 703-975-7928.

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments decided not to cancel them. 

SOLs will take place Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th

Monday, May 17th - Science SOL

Tuesday, May 18th - Reading and History SOL

Wednesday, May 19th - Mathematics SOL

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. This must be done in order to participate in SOL testing this spring. 

To help facilitate this, tech support is available Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30. No appointment is necessary.

Pass Grade Deadline

For the 2020-21 school year, high school students have until Monday, May 10th to designate the final mark for two of their current courses as Pass instead of final grades "A" through "D".  Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

Course Requests for 2021-2022

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2021-2022 school year. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side - not viewable on phone version). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  

If your child applied for an academy class, he/she should have already received notice of the academy’s decision. If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time. Friday, April 30th will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Graduation for the WTW Class of 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date, Thursday, June 3rd) at 9am in Pat Cunningham Stadium at Woodson HS.

Visit the Senior Class Information website for all Class of 2021 news and information!

Woodson Choral Boosters

Please join us on Wednesday, April 21st for an informational Zoom meeting about the Summer 2022 travel tour plans.  Mrs Moir will provide the Zoom meeting information.

We have a special invitation for our wonderful Chorus Alumni to record the Irish Blessing with us!  Recordings are due by May 2nd.  The link with the information is here.

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Check out the latest Chorus Concert on the Chorus website!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Cav Spring Sports Season has Begun - Go CAVS! Stay tuned for updates! Cav Varsity Fall Playoff Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

Woodson varsity field hockey hosted Falls Church in a game that ended early with the mercy rule, 6-0, in Woodson’s favor.  Katie Williams (brace), Allie Maahs (brace), Caitlin Tran, Zoe Hite all registered goals.  Standout assists came from Gwyneth Durosko (2), Elizabeth Stribling, Mae Cooke, and Maria Fruchterman.  Julia Oleyar, Alex Walrath, and Fruchterman provided a new-look attack that caused the Falls Church defense more problems.  Maddie Legum and Melany Michel provided fresh energy in the midfield.

Woodson then travelled to the Justice Wolves.  The score line was 3-1 at halftime with goals from Williams (brace) and Audrey Fisher.  Williams and Genna Cooke added to the Cavalier tally for the Regional quarter-final result, 5-1 win.

For the Regional semi-final, Woodson travelled to the West Potomac Wolverines.  It was end to end throughout the match.  Into the second extra period, with players showing exhaustion, Durosko stole the ball from the Wolverine and passed up to Stribling.  Stribling took a touch to control, another to force the goalie to the ground, and a final hit for the game winner, 1-0.  

The Region Championship finals stage was set with Woodson at Fairfax High.  The score line was 0-0 through regulation and two extra periods.  Great defense and great offense.  During the shootout, Kelley Gross made massive saves and all of the girls showed serious grace under pressure.  In the end, Zoe Hite attacked with the perfect balance of patience and urgency to score and win the game, 1-0 Woodson Cavs Occoquan Region Champions!

Come WATCH your Cav Field Hockey program play in the Virginia State Championship Final Four (semifinal) game vs. Madison at 7 PM at Woodson High’s Pat Cunningham Stadium this TUESDAY night April 20th!  Go CAVS!

Varsity Cross Country (XC)

Big congratulations to the Boys team who finished 2nd in the Occoquan Region and will be advancing through to the State Championships this Thursday. The boys were led by big performances from Samik Bhinge, Cole Dawson and Caleb Hymans! Our Cavs runners closed the gap to West Springfield with their gutsy races and are hoping to continue the success going into next week on an even bigger stage at States!

Ladies were led by Caroline Poole, Maddie Stokes and Jesse Silkowitz in an absolutely wild race! Places three through six were only separated by about 20 points; incredibly close for the team scoring! Ladies Cav runners finished 6th out of 14 teams in the Region. We thank them for their hard work and resilience through this incredibly difficult year. While XC is over for the ladies, we will be seeing many back for Spring Track after a few well earned days off.

Look for more news and information regarding the Cross Country State Championships- the Boys will be racing this Thursday afternoon at Oatlands Plantation.  Go CAVS!

Varsity Golf

District Tournament Results:

Last week our team competed in the Patriot District Tournament.  Woodson Golf finished in 5th place with a final score of 343.  

Kudos to our top 6:

  • Tytan Matthews, 84
  • Minchan Kim, 85
  • Raymond Kim, 87
  • Leo Lee, 87
  • Ryan Gaugler, 91
  • Alex Klein, 95

Tytan Matthews and Minchan Kim received low score honors for the tournament and have moved on to Regionals at Laurel Hill Golf Course in Northern VA..

WTW RESOURCES Register for Free Webinars from the FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) is offering four free parent webinars in April. 

They are:

  • COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families, on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence, on Thursday April 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

More information on each session and how to register is available online.

Note: Previous webinars have been recorded and can be viewed on the PRC YouTube channel.

College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming events below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

  • Join the NOVA Medical Education Campus for Spring Virtual Open House This Week, April 19-22. Register in advance for this event using the link provided:https://bit.ly/2Q6D6uM. For questions or more information please contact Corrine House, Community Outreach Coordinator at chouse@nvcc.edu.
  • DISCOVER NOVA Night on April 21, at 6 pm. For more information and to register, please visit: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B-Zc51HJRfSsGT467XFzhQ
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Career Fair, April 22, 9 am – 1 pm. Learn about careers and professional opportunities in Civil Engineering, Technology, Construction, Architecture, and Environmental. For more info and to register, please visit: www.virginiadot.org/novacareerfair
  • Military Academy Day with Senator Warner on April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm. For more info and to register, please visit this site.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - DEADLINE TO ORDER IS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 30th

TICK TOCK goes the clock!! Senior parents, Time is running SHORT in order to purchase your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. Now that the graduation date has been set, we must make the deadline to order for installation this year as Friday, April 30th, 2021 so we can finalize the order with the engraving company. This will ensure we can receive the bricks in order to have them installed before the graduation ceremony at the football field.

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com

Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - April 16th

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This senior family sends their hearts of gratitude to this caring community at Woodson. They felt so overjoyed that they danced around the flamingos!

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 19th - 12-2pm April Senior Social (see story below)

Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th - SOL Testing (see story below)

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 18th-19th - Asynchronous Learning Day for all grades

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, June 2nd - Graduation Day, 9am (rain date June 3rd)

Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to WTW Graduation

Friday, June 4th - Half Day/Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Day for Grades 9-11 due to another FCPS HS Graduation in our stadium, Dismissal at 11:35am

Tuesday-Friday, June 8th-10th - Underclass Student Exams - Half Days, Dismissal at 11:35am

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release, Dismissal at 10:20am

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Report Cards
3. Spring SOL Testing - DEADLINE TODAY
4. FCPSOn Student Laptop Updates Needed
5. Attendance Calls During AP and SOL Testing
6. Senior Social, April Activity - Monday, April 19th, 12-2pm
7. Graduation for the Class of 2021
8. Senior Class Information Page
9. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days
10. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-2022
11. Course Requests for SY2021-2022
12. Diverse Books
13. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
14. HS Students Invited to Virtual Career Exploration Fair
15. FCPS Special Education Conference
16. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
17. Parent Technology Help Desk
18. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson families,

I want to make sure everyone is keeping up with the deluge of information coming at you. There are stories below to remind you about SOL Testing (schedule, deferring or refusing testing-DEADLINE TODAY-see story below), updating student laptops, upcoming Senior events, new VHSL physical form and the end of year schedule.

Next year students will return to Woodson 5 days a week. We will continue to practice the mitigation strategies and remain safe for all students and staff. If you want a tour or discussion of what this looks like in school, please feel free to reach out to me at cefloyd@fcps.edu and we will coordinate a visit to the building and discuss our procedures.

Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe, stay well and stay connected!

Dr. Floyd

Woodson Chorus created a short virtual concert that can be viewed on YouTube. Enjoy!

2. Report Cards

3rd Quarter Report Cards were mailed this week. They are available to view in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE.

For the 2020-21 school year, high school students have until Monday, May 10th to designate the final mark for two of their current courses as Pass instead of final grades "A" through "D".  Additional information can be found on the FCPS Secondary Grading and Reporting site.

3. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel assessments in May. Please see the email sent directly to parents on April 8th with details and a Google Form link that must be submitted by TODAY, Friday, April 16th.

If you did not receive the email on April 8th (Subject: WTW SOL Testing Notification - Action Needed), please reach out to your child's school counselor ASAP.

SOLs will take place on Monday-Wednesday, May 17th-19th.

Monday, May 17th - Science SOL
Tuesday, May 18th - Reading and History SOL
Wednesday, May 19th - Mathematics SOL

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

4. FCPSOn Student Laptop Updates Needed

Students who will be taking an SOL or digital AP exams this spring must have their laptops checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately. For those that are not up to date, tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed.

To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30pm. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL or digital AP testing this spring.

5. Attendance Calls During AP and SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and e-mails to home will not occur through Friday, June 11th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing locations (in-person or virtually) during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and e-mails will still remain in place.

This week's episode of The Morning Show highlights Autism Acceptance Month, Month of the Military Child and more!

6. Senior Social - April Activity

Each month through the end of the school year, Woodson is planning in-person opportunities to celebrate the Class of 2021. 

Our third Senior Social will take place on Monday, April 19th from 12-2pm (weather reschedule date: Monday, April 26th at 12 pm) in the Senior Parking Lot. This month’s theme is “Spring Egg Hunt”

These monthly events will take place outside, socially distanced following all CDC guidelines including the mandate to wear a mask during the entire event. If a student experiences any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the event, please stay home.

Students can drive or walk to the event. We will have chairs set up 6 feet apart so that students can visit with each other, listen to music, and enjoy some treats. Students will want to dress for the weather.

7. Graduation for the Class of 2021

Graduation for the Woodson Class of 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date, Thursday, June 3rd) at 9am in Pat Cunningham Stadium at Woodson HS. 

8. Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2021 like Prom, graduation tickets, cap and gown pick up, etc.? Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

9. Upcoming Asynchronous or Virtual Learning Days

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18th and 19th will be asynchronous learning days due to SOL testing.

Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date June 3) will be an asynchronous or virtual learning day for students in grades 9-12 due to the Woodson Class of 2021 Graduation.

In addition, Friday, June 4th will also be an asynchronous or virtual learning day as Woodson will be hosting another FCPS schools' graduation.

A final decision on the structure of these two days will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your understanding in this situation as we support another FCPS school.

10. NEW VHSL Physical Form for SY2021-22

This is the NEW VHSL approved Physical FormThis 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 chogge@fcps.edu. 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.

25 students from Mr. Wright's AP world history: modern class came to school on a Saturday for a mock AP test to prepare themselves for the real thing next month.

11. Course Requests for 2021-2022

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2021-2022 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  

If your child applied for an academy class, he/she should have already received notice of the academy’s decision. If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time. Friday, April 30th will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2021-2022 school year.

12. Diverse Books

The Equity Team will feature several photos from our faculty and staff, students, and parents reading diverse books in the Woodson Weekly. Please complete the Google form and share a picture of yourself with the diverse book that you are currently reading or plan on reading. Creating content that is diverse and inclusive is critical to learner success. Research has shown that diverse representation can help close gender and race gaps in education, and can create inclusive and productive course communities for all learners. Thus educators, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in creating diverse and inclusive content. If you are interested please share your photo using this Google form.

Woodson English Teacher, Julianne Sherman is currently reading Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas, The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, and Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.

13. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming events below. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

  • Paralegal Studies Program Virtual Symposium: The Paralegal Studies Program at Northern Virginia Community College will conduct a Virtual Paralegal Symposium on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. To register for this event, click here: https://bit.ly/3eU7By7.
  • Virtual Marine Corps Recruiter Visit on Monday, April 19th at 10 am. Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu to register. 
  • Join the NOVA Medical Education Campus for Spring Virtual Open House Week, April 19-22. Register in advance for this event using the link provided:https://bit.ly/2Q6D6uM. For questions or more information please contact Corrine House, Community Outreach Coordinator at chouse@nvcc.edu.
  • NACAC Virtual College Fair – Southeastern Region on April 20th. For more info and to register, please go to: www.virtualcollegefairs.org
  • DISCOVER NOVA Night on April 21st, at 6 pm. For more information and to register, please visit: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B-Zc51HJRfSsGT467XFzhQ
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Career Fair, April 22nd, 9 am – 1 pm. Learn about careers and professional opportunities in Civil Engineering, Technology, Construction, Architecture, and Environmental. For more info and to register, please visit: www.virginiadot.org/novacareerfair
  • Military Academy Day with Senator Warner on April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm. For more info and to register, please visit this site.
PAST News - Still Important 14. HS Students Invited to Virtual Career Exploration Fair

Fairfax County Public Schools high school students are invited to participate in the 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair, scheduled to take place from Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 30. This completely virtual event will include synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops.

Students will be able to learn about work-based learning opportunities; attend industry panel discussions; take part in mock interviews; attend resumé workshops; and learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Get more information on the Virtual Career Exploration Fair.

Thank you for supporting Woodson during our annual spring mulch sale!

15. FCPS Special Education Conference to Be Held April 17th; Registration Now Open

FCPS will hold its 16th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, virtually. Registration is now available online. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: The time for inclusion is now. A student session will be held for youth ages 14-22. FCPS educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers will earn five recertification points for attending the entire conference.

For more information or to register, visit the Special Education Conference webpage

16. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

17. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

18. Order the 2021 Woodson Yearbook!

The Woodson yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu 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)

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WTW PTSO WeMail, April 13th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, April 13 - Deadline for families whose student(s) is(are) currently accessing in-person instruction two days a week to indicate their interest for four day in-person instruction. An email was sent to parents on Thursday, April 8th with full details.

Tuesday, April 13 - April PTSO Virtual Meeting; 6:00 p.m. (link below)

Friday, April 16th - Deadline to complete the Spring SOL intention form. An email was sent to parents on Thursday, April 8th with full details.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

PTSO NEWS April PTSO Meeting

Join us for the next virtual PTSO meeting next Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. - Link to join

Teacher Appreciation Week

We are still looking for parent volunteers to lead and run the Teacher Appreciation Week.  The event will be a simple one-day affair that involves making a Sign-up Genius and setting up tables in the cafeteria.   Please contact Miklos Kiss at miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com or text 703-975-7928.

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests Will Be Delivered In-Person This Spring 

In May students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments have decided to not cancel assessments this spring. Please see the email sent directly to parents yesterday, April 8th with details and a Google Form link that must be submitted by Friday, April 16th. 

Students who will be taking an SOL this spring must have their laptops checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately. For those that are not up to date tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30 beginning on April 12th. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL testing this spring.

Additional information pertaining to this will be coming soon as well.

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration. If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Graduation for the WTW Class of 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date, Thursday, June 3rd) at 9am in Pat Cunningham Stadium at Woodson HS.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Please enjoy watching the fabulous Dessert-on-Broadway  2021 performance with the link here.  Enjoy!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of WTW’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season are being  live-streamed via the NFHS Network.NFHS Link

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

See the schedules for all Woodson sporting events here: Woodson High School Sports

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Spring sports tryouts are this week. Stay tuned for updates! Cav Fall (Condensed) Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

District Semifinals - Woodson hosted Robinson A pinging of passes resulted in Woodson’s first goal off the stick of Zoe Hite.  At the other end of the field Kelley Gross made two saves in rapid succession.  Katie Williams secured another Cav goal.  Offensive pressure produced a lot of turnovers.  Makayla Mastal, Kyleigh Poot, Levi Weinberger, Audrey Fisher provided steady defense.  Elizabeth Stribling and Allie Maahs continued to connect.  Weinberger, Gwyneth Durosko, and Williams flowed on the left.  Genna Cooke fired a shot with venom that bounced off the goalie and into the path of Maahs who finished with Woodson’s third.  Final, 3-0.

District finals - Woodson returned to Fairfax Gross was busy from the first whistle.  Durosko, Williams, Cooke, and Fisher played as if on a mission.  Mastal’s display on the right side of defense was a season highlight.  The solid defense was airtight and maintained the 0-0 score line through full-time.  Desire, courage, and spirit begin are what the many Woodson fans witnessed tonight.  Durosko relentlessly attacked.  Williams chased down defenders with abandon.  Hite was pulling the strings of the Cav offense.  Poot, with her stick on the ground, was a rock; and Gross made save after save.  Woodson played with a confidence born out of the experience of playing together over a challenging season like few others.  The scoreboard reflected a game that went well into overtime and ultimately was decided in seven seconds.  Woodson played a phenomenal game. Final, 0-1. Next up, Regionals.

Varsity Cross Country

Congratulations to our athletes who competed at the Patriot District Championships last week. The boys finished 2nd and the girls 5th!  Both teams will be moving on to the Regional Championships this Thursday.

Shout out to our All-Conference Athletes, an impressive accomplishment in our extremely competitive district.

Caroline Poole, 9th place

Cole Dawson, 5th place

Samik Bhinge, 8th place

Luke Schools, 10th place

WTW RESOURCES Register for Free Webinars from the FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) is offering four free parent webinars in April. 

They are:

  • Construyendo y manteniendo familias fuertes Un seminario web presentado en español (Building and Keeping Strong Families: A Webinar Presented in Spanish), on Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Skill, Not Will: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach Webinar for Families, on Friday, April 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families, on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence, on Thursday April 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

More information on each session and how to register is available online.

Note: Previous webinars have been recorded and can be viewed on the PRC YouTube channel.

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

  • ACE Your Options! FCPS ACE - Career & Technical Education Virtual Info Session on April 15th, 10 - 11 am during Learning Seminar. Are you interested in adding some skill sets to your resume and get ready for the Workforce after High School/College? Find out more about training and credentials that lead to high-skill, high-wage careers in Business and IT, Health and Medical, Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships. BBCU link will be provided during Learning Seminar.
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.
  • The NOVA JumpStart Program is Back! Last summer, graduating high school seniors were invited to take two free college courses at NOVA. The program will be back this year, with a few additional courses available to students! Once again, graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA will be eligible to enroll. The application is open NOW and will be due by April 30.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

FREE Virtual Event - SAT, ACT, and Admissions in the Time of COVID

Join the Princeton Review experts as they present a Live Online seminar on everything you need to know about current changes to the SAT/ACT, learning to navigate college applications, and how to better understand what “test-optional” really means.

WHEN: Monday, April 19, 2021, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE:  Virtual Test: Zoom login info will be emailed to registrants the day prior to the event

REGISTER: https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/479240

*Registration ends April 16, 2021

Space is limited; register today!

ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. and SAT is a trademark registered by the CollegeBoard, neither of which are affiliated with, or endorse this product. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. 

2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - April 9th

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The Woodson Pep Band performs at last night's final home football game.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 19th - 12-2pm April Senior Social (see story below)

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Spring SOL Testing
3. Grading Policy Changes for High School
4. Attendance Reminder
5. Senior Social, April Activity - Monday, April 19th, 12-2pm
6. Graduationfor the Class of 2021
7. All Virginia Chorus
8. Minority Education Student from VCU Observe Teachers at Woodson
9. Diverse Books
10. HS Students Invited to Virtual Career Exploration Fair
11. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
12. FCPS Special Education Conference
13. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
14. Parent Technology Help Desk
15. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson families,

Welcome to the 4th Quarter of the school year!

I'm excited to announce that we have a confirmed graduation date for the Class of 2021. Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd at 9am in our own Pat Cunningham Stadium. (Inclement weather date is Thusday, June 3rd).  Also planned for Seniors is the April Social on Monday, April 19th from 12-2pm in the Senior Parking Lot.  We are still working out details for other Senior events like Prom, so stay tuned.

There have been a lot of recent communications sent this week and I want to highlight a few items.

1. Spring SOL Testing - the deadline to complete the SOL intention form is Friday, April 16th. An email was sent to parents on Thursday, April 8th with full details. 

2. Four Day In-Person Instruction - the deadline for families whose student(s) is(are) currently accessing in-person instruction two days a week to indicate their interest for four day in-person instruction is Tuesday, April 13th at 3pm. An email was sent to parents on Thursday, April 8th with full details.

3. Grading Policy Changes - FCPS has also adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Please see the article below for detailed information.

This week we wrapped up Fall Sports and on Monday, April 12th, Spring Sports will begin. Also, congratulations to our All Virginia chorus students!

Stay safe and stay connected,

Dr. Floyd

Celebrating Senior Night at Rifle.

2. Spring SOL Testing

In May students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments have decided to not cancel assessments this spring. Please see the email sent directly to parents yesterday, April 8th with details and a Google Form link that must be submitted by Friday, April 16th. 

Students who will be taking an SOL this spring must have their laptops checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately. For those that are not up to date tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30 beginning on April 12th. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL testing this spring.

Additional information pertaining to this will be coming soon as well.

3. Grading Policy Changes for High School

In response to family feedback and student check-in results, FCPS will be seeking to lessen the stress and anxiety posed for some students who have been challenged by the virtual learning environment during the past (and ongoing) pandemic year. FCPS is further adjusting its grading policy for SY2020-21 to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought by pandemic learning. 

Key options for high school students are:

  • Use of No Mark (NM) instead of F grades for all courses. 
    • In these cases, students would not have an F factored into their GPA.  However, they would still be required to retake the course if it was a graduation requirement.  The course could be taken over the summer, if offered, or the following school year.  
  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. 
    • Collaborative teacher teams will discuss if a final exam opportunity will be made available to students.  If a final exam is offered, it can only serve to improve a student’s final grade, not hinder it.  
    • Some teachers do culminating activities, this does not apply to those.
  • Allowing students/families to choose a mark of “P” (pass) instead of passing letter grades (C’s or D’s, for example) as their final mark in up to two courses.
    • We are currently awaiting updated guidance around this option and will share with the community as soon as it is available.  We want to be sure to provide the best guidance possible around how the “P” will be viewed by college and university admissions so families can make the most informed decision around the use of this option.  
    • We will hold a parent / student information session once we have more information to share.   
4. Attendance Reminders

If your in-person student will be attending classes virtually, please call the Attendance Office at 703-503-4800 to report that your student will be attending virtually rather than in person. 

Teachers are not able to update attendance to reflect that change and calls will go out to parents if students are not present in the building.

5. Senior Social - April Activity

Each month through the end of the school year, Woodson is planning in-person opportunities to celebrate the Class of 2021. 

Our third Senior Social will take place on Monday, April 19th from 12-2pm (weather reschedule date: Monday, April 26th at 12 pm) in the Senior Parking Lot. This month’s theme is “Spring Egg Hunt”

These monthly events will take place outside, socially distanced following all CDC guidelines including the mandate to wear a mask during the entire event. If a student experiences any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the event, please stay home.

Students can drive or walk to the event. We will have chairs set up 6 feet apart so that students can visit with each other, listen to music, and enjoy some treats. Students will want to dress for the weather and/or bring blankets.

We are asking for parents to provide individually packaged store-purchased treats for this event. Please use this SignUpGenius to let us know you are planning to drop off treats. 

Treat ideas - Individually packaged store-purchased Granola bars, Rice Crispy Treats, candy, candy bars, potato chips, popcorn, Hohos, cookies/crackers, etc.

Please drop off at the school office between 8am-3pm Monday, April 12th  through Friday, April 16th.

6. Graduation for the Class of 2021

Graduation for the WTW Class of 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date, Thursday, June 3rd) at 9am in Pat Cunningham Stadium at Woodson HS. 

Due to capacity limitations each family will have 5 tickets and we will have a process for families to turn in tickets that will be unused so that we can provide those to other families who may be in need of additional tickets.  We will be sending more information in the next couple days to include: senior dues, day of details and tickets.

AP Biology students doing a microbial study with bacteria.

7. All Virginia Chorus

Congratulations to all students who auditioned! The following to students were selected as All Virginia Chorus Members 2021:

Caroline Barata - Soprano 1 - SSAA, Annie Barata - Soprano 2 - SATB, Rowan Clark - Alto 1 - SSAA, Ananya Sai - Alto 2 - SATB, Lucas Donat - Tenor 2, August Vesilind - Bass 2, Ivan Tysarczyk - Bass 2

The following students were selected as Alternate Members:

Diya Selvan - Alto 1 Alternate 2, Stefania Galarza-Centellas - Alto 2 Alternate 1, Dylan Dipasupil - Tenor 2 Alternate 1

8. Minority Education Students from VCU Observe Teachers at Woodson

At the beginning of the school year, school superintendent, Dr. Brabrand announced that there are currently 26 schools in FCPS without a teacher of color. Imagine the impact on our students and school communities who are not receiving a diverse perspective and experience.

The Equity Team at Woodson is committed to an inclusive school community. Woodson HS has partnered with the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and we will be providing more than 20 college students of color the opportunity observe classrooms virtually during the week of April 12.

The purpose of the pilot program is to give college students a chance to observe classrooms of their content interest and to collaborate with Woodson faculty and staff.

If you have any questions about the Teacher of Color Virtual Observation, please email Dr. George Hewan, at gkhewan@fcps.edu.

9. Diverse Books

This month the Equity Team will feature several photos from our faculty and staff, students, and parents reading diverse books in the Woodson Weekly. Please complete the Google form and share a picture of yourself with the diverse book that you are currently reading or plan on reading. Creating content that is diverse and inclusive is critical to learner success. Research has shown that diverse representation can help close gender and race gaps in education, and can create inclusive and productive course communities for all learners. Thus educators, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in creating diverse and inclusive content. If you are interested please share your photo using this Google form.

Equity Specialist Darnessia Sempter is currently reading Everyday Antiracism by Mico Pollock.

10. HS Students Invited to Virtual Career Exploration Fair

Fairfax County Public Schools high school students are invited to participate in the 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair, scheduled to take place from Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 30. This completely virtual event will include synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops.

Students will be able to learn about work-based learning opportunities; attend industry panel discussions; take part in mock interviews; attend resumé workshops; and learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Get more information on the Virtual Career Exploration Fair.

11. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming events below:

  • ACE Your Options! FCPS ACE - Career & Technical Education Virtual Info Session on April 15th, 10 - 11 am during Learning Seminar. Are you interested in adding some skill sets to your resume and get ready for the Workforce after High School/College? Find out more about training and credentials that lead to high-skill, high-wage careers in Business and IT, Health and Medical, Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships. BBCU link will be provided during Learning Seminar.
PAST News - Still Important 12. FCPS Special Education Conference to Be Held April 17th; Registration Now Open

FCPS will hold its 16th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, virtually. Registration is now available online. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: The time for inclusion is now. A student session will be held for youth ages 14-22. FCPS educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers will earn five recertification points for attending the entire conference.

For more information or to register, visit the Special Education Conference webpage

13. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

14. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

15. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact tmweghorst@fcps.edu 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)

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WTW PTSO WeMail, April 6th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, April 7; 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Superintendent’s Virtual Town Hall (details and link below)

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, April 13 - April PTSO Virtual Meeting; 6:00 p.m. (link below)

 

LOOKING AHEAD

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

PTSO NEWS April PTSO Meeting

Join us for the next virtual PTSO meeting next Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. - Link to join

Teacher Appreciation Week

PTSO is looking for parent volunteers to lead and run the event.  Please contact Miklos Kiss at miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com or text 703-975-7928.

Thank you for donating to the Food Pantry!

Prior to Spring Break, the WTW community came through big time for our WTW Food Pantry. Grocery store gift cards totaling $1,060 were collected for our families in need. 

Thanks to Elena Theobald for organizing the collection and coordinating with Student Services on the distribution of the gift cards. And thank you to our Woodson community for your donations. 

Questions? Contact enrichment.woodsonptso@gmail.com

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS TOMORROW, April 7 - Superintendent’s Town Hall 

Join Dr. Brabrand on Wednesday, April 7, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a virtual Town Hall. He will share the latest information on the Governor’s Executive Order and will take your questions. 

Watch on Channel 99 or the livestream on the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch99. Send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call 1-800-231-6359 during the town hall.

Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests Will Be Delivered In-Person This Spring 

Federal and state education departments have decided that SOL assessments will proceed as usual for reading, mathematics, and science and must be administered to students in person. More information is available about SOL assessments at each grade level.  Specifics of the testing plans/schedule and additional information will be sent in coming days.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30 beginning on April 12th. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL testing this spring.

Caregivers have the right to refuse SOL assessments if they have concerns about participation related to the pandemic, including health, social-emotional, and instructional time concerns. A remote non-SOL test option is in development, and information will be provided for families of qualifying students in the coming weeks.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Reminder: Our next virtual Choral Booster Meeting is this Wednesday, April 7th at 7:30PM.

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Please enjoy watching the fabulous Dessert-on-Broadway  2021 performance with the link here.  Enjoy!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration. If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu. 

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of WTW’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season are being  live-streamed via the NFHS Network.NFHS Link

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

See the schedules for all Woodson sporting events here: Woodson High School Sports

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Cav Fall (Condensed) Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

Woodson hosted West Springfield - Zoe Hite scored the first point of the contest.  Caitlin Tran, Maddie Legum, and Elia Kim brought energy to the game that put pressure on the Spartan backline allowing Gwyneth Durosko to find the back of the goal for Woodson’s second.  Alex Walrath played hard on both sides of the ball, making runs behind the defense and tracking back to help the midfield.  Julia Oleyar and Zadie Rowe kept West Springfield’s defense busy on the wings.  At the opposite end of the field, the Cavalier defensive line of Levi Weinberger, Kyleigh Poot, and Makayla Mastal had a solid game. Cavs won 2-0.

Woodson then travelled to Fairfax - A highlight of the first quarter was Levi Weinberger closing down on a Fairfax attacker to deny the one-one-one.  The Lions took advantage of the subsequent corner to score.  Throughout the quarter, stick minder Caitlin Deer could be heard organizing her defense.  Audrey Fisher led an attack out of the midfield sending the ball wide to Katie Williams who found the stick of Caitlin Tran for the goal.  In a brave goal line stand by Woodson, the opposition earned a stroke and a second point.  Kelley Gross mounted a courageous fourth quarter defense with at least four significant saves.  Cavs were bested 2-1.

The team then traveled to Robinson - The first quarter involved end-to-end play with even possession.  In the second, Gwyneth Durosko began an attack and through Alex Walrath, Woodson earned a corner that built enough Cavalier confidence for a flurry of offense and excitement.  Elia Kim connected the defense to midfield with Duroskso on several occasions.  On the opposite side of the field, Makayla Mastal, Elizabeth Stribling, and Allie Maahs worked particularly well together.  Maahs demonstrated her athleticism in the third, but it was in the fourth when she drew the stroke call that changed the game’s direction.  Durosko stepped up, took and converted for the game winner.  Cavs won 1-0!

Woodson hosted Marshall for the last regular season game - Prior to her ACL surgery that day, Emmy Rummel rallied the Cavaliers. The hype carried over to the game, and it took less than 5 minutes for Elizabeth Stribling to spark the scoreboard off an assist from Zoe Hite. The lead-up to the goal was a whole team effort involving great passing that moved the ball into position.  Maddie Legum played strongly in defense.  The Woodson Cavaliers won this final regular season contest 1-0, with missing teammates and the graduating Seniors at the forefront of their minds. Patriot District playoffs begin this Wednesday, April 7, at Woodson with a 7PM game start.  See you there!  Go Cavs!

Varsity Golf

Last Week's Golf Match Results:

Match vs. SoCo resulted in our third win of the season!  Woodson finished with a final score of 172 - 180.  Kudos to our top seven for the SoCo match:

  • Minchan Kim - 40 (Match Medalist)
  • Raymond Kim - 52
  • Ryan Gaugler - 45
  • Leo Lee - 46
  • Tytan Matthews - 44
  • Alex Klein - 43
  • Winter Lee - 43

The team is now 3-3 on the season with one match to go!

Varsity Cheer

Regionals: It was a tough fight - Woodson Varsity competition cheer came in 3rd at Regional, just barely missing second place. West Springfield will represent the Patriot District at States in Richmond. 

This was a stellar team with one Senior and 6 new Freshman, and only 30 Days to prepare. Watch out next year! :)

District semis: 2nd place with a 272.5/300

District finals: 3rd place with a 270.5/300

Regional semis: 3rdplace with a 268.5/300 (Scores tend to go down at the Regional level)

*Cav Cheer has been “Beyond amazing, especially for a team who has only been together for a month and a half!”

All District 1st team: Jillian Brennan, Elysa McMillan, Sophia Huh

All District 2nd team: Jackalyn Pena, Ava Dunn, Thalia Sevilla, Alicen Myers

All Region 1st team: Jillian Brennan

All Region 2nd team: Elysa McMillan, Sophia Huh

We  also want to shout out our SIX freshmen! They killed it!!! It is not easy to walk onto a Varsity squad and compete a month later!

Varsity Cross Country

Girls Cross Country competed, and the following finished the Bull Run Race: Poole, Jones, Silkowitz, Roux, DeCarlo, Stokes, Eib, Gilligan, Haile, and Loomis. 

Boys Cross Country competed, and the following finished the Bull Run Race: Dawson, Hymans, Bhinge, Lockwood, Wolf, Cassata, Miller, Johnson, McKernan, and Lee.  

Congrats to both teams on great racing! Post-Season competing and racing with Districts and Regionals are coming. Good luck, Cavs!

Varsity Volleyball

The Volleyball team is poised to make a strong run into the Patriot District playoffs starting this week. Go CAVS!

WTW RESOURCES Register for Free Webinars from the FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) is offering four free parent webinars in April. 

They are:

  • Construyendo y manteniendo familias fuertes Un seminario web presentado en español (Building and Keeping Strong Families: A Webinar Presented in Spanish), on Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Skill, Not Will: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach Webinar for Families, on Friday, April 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families, on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence, on Thursday April 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

More information on each session and how to register is available online.

Note: Previous webinars have been recorded and can be viewed on the PRC YouTube channel.

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

  • 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair April 19 – 30, 2021: HS Students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career ready workshops and information sessions. For more info, please visit: https://www.fcps.edu/event/2021-virtual-career-exploration-fair
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

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.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

Eat at Nando's and Help Woodson Crew 

Help Woodson Crew next Thursday, March 25th at Nando’s Peri Peri in Mosaic.

See this flyer for more information and feel free to share it with your friends. 40% of fundraising proceeds will go to the team. Order carryout between 5 and 8 PM to ensure that the team benefits. Thank you!

STUDENT 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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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