Weyanoke Update for September 15, 2021

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As part of their unit on the earth's layers, students use graham crackers and shaving cream to experience the moving of the earth's tectonic plates. This hands-on approach helps students understand complex ideas.

Family Coffee - Technology for Caregivers

Please join us for our Family Coffee! This will be a great opportunity to learn some of the technology that FCPS is using.

Topic: Technology Support for Families

Bring your cell phone or device to learn to use:

  • SIS ParentVUE (smartphone app or website)
  • Schoology for Parents (smartphone app or website)
  • Talking Points (smartphone app or website)
  • News You Choose
  • Here Comes the Bus (smartphone app)

Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. (English) and 6:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you do not have a Parent SIS account set up.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, students receive updated information about the Student Rights and Responsibilities for FCPS. Parents or guardians must sign and return a form for the school stating that have received the guidelines. 

This year, there is a new option for families to sign the form in their ParentVUE account.

 

See the full SR&R handbook here

Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet

Universal Screener Notice

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. This fall, students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady reading and mathematics assessments. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Fall Classes at Weyanoke Elementary:
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 29-December 10
  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - New Time
  • Contact Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Virtual Parenting Class

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11.

Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships. This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM, which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet online. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.

This class will be offered in English. 

  • Dates: October 5, 2021 - January 18, 2022
  • Day: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Topic: 5-11 age range Nurturing Parenting Curriculum

Contact: Debi Hackney 703-324-7790; Natalie Bailey 703-324-3617

PTA News

It’s a new year and we have a whole new board!  We’re very excited about the year ahead.  A little about us, we’re all Weyanoke parents.

President, Julie Grandon Krainik, mom of two, in 2nd and Kindergarten.

Vice President, Jennifer McCreery, mom of three, two at WES, in 1st and 3rd. Treasurer, Tyree Cook, father of four, three at WES, in pre-k, 2nd and 3rd. Secretary (temporary), Juanita Manley, mom of five, three at WES, in 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

The PTA Board has discussed their hopes for the school year and want to make communication to parents a major priority. We see our job as working in concert with the school to make sure every student has the very best opportunities with no barriers to participating. We have a lot of great things planned and would love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering some time.

 

Currently we are looking for a new Secretary and volunteers for the Reflections contest. Our first PTA meeting will be at Weyanoke on Sept 23rd at 7pm.

Reflections Contest at Weyanoke

Students submit artwork and compete on a National level in a juried art competition. 3 categories, compete in 1 or all!

Categories: Literature, Photography and Visual Arts.

Deadline for Entries: 10/22/21

For Details: woodchuckpta.vp@gmail.com 

See more about our PTA on our website

https://weyanokepta.square.site/ (or follow QR code)
While you’re there check out and join our Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/weyanokepta

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Meeting in the Weyanoke Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Monday, October 11 - School Planning Day; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for September 8, 2021

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Music class is back in the music room this year, allowing our students to enjoy creating sounds through items like rhythm sticks. Students love the opportunity for movement and creativity during the school day.

Virtual Back to School Night

Join us on Zoom for our Virtual Back to School Night. You will have the opportunity to learn about your student’s class and curriculum for the school year.

Date: Tuesday, September 14

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting. The teachers will send their meeting links. You can access the meeting with your own device or your student’s computer.

Times:

  • 5:30 – 5:55 – Welcome Back Messages
  • 6:00 – 6:25 – Session 1
  • 6:30 – 6:55 – Session 2
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Session 3

One Session in each grade level will be presented in Spanish.  The times for the Spanish presentations are listed below:

  • Kindergarten & /1st Grade:  6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade:  6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade & 5th Grade:  7:00 p.m.
Family Coffee - Technology for Caregivers

Please join us for our Family Coffee! This will be a great opportunity to learn some of the technology that FCPS is using.

Topic: Technology Support for Families

Bring your cell phone or device to learn to use:

  • SIS ParentVUE
  • Schoology for Parents
  • Talking Points
  • News You Choose
  • Here Comes the Bus

Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. (English) and 6:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you do not have a Parent SIS account set up.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, students receive updated information about the Student Rights and Responsibilities for FCPS. Parents or guardians must sign and return a form for the school stating that have received the guidelines. 

This year, there is a new option for families to sign the form in their ParentVUE account.

 

See the full SR&R handbook here

Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet

FIRST Robotics Competition

Students in grades 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to participate in a new robotics program this year, with the cooperation and coaching of students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Mathematics. 

The FIRST mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence,
communication, and leadership.

Interested students should contact STEAM teacher Rebecca Otaizo. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays after school beginning September 15. Space is limited.

Virginia Growth Assessment

Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) is a new test required for students in grades 3-8. The state legislature introduced this requirement to measure student growth and progress within the school year in reading and mathematics. 

For fall 2021, VGA will address content that was taught in the previous school year. The purpose of this fall’s VGA is to identify potential learning gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no “passing” or “failing” outcome for the VGA. Results will provide a starting point to measure growth and will offer information about areas of strength and areas for growth in reading and mathematics.

Students enrolled in grades 3-8 will generally take an assessment in both reading and mathematics. However, elementary and middle school students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1, will not take a VGA for mathematics. 

The following points may help you and your student better understand this assessment. 

  • VGA must be taken in-person at school. 
  • This online, computer-adaptive test is about half as long as the spring SOL test.
  • Questions use Standards of Learning (SOL)-like items to measure current knowledge and skills in the content area.
  • Student results will be used to help school staff plan for instruction and supports.  

Across Fairfax County, elementary and middle schools will give students the VGA in September or October. School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take these assessments. 

If you have questions about this state assessment for your student, please contact the school test coordinator at your student’s school.

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Fall Classes at Weyanoke Elementary:
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 29-December 10 and February 26 - April 29
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Contact Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Virtual Synchronous Back to School Night
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 - School Planning Days; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for September 1, 2021

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Students in grades 2-5 are enjoying their new STEAM class special! STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. This weekly class offers students an opportunity to work together solving puzzles and challenges. It's hands on and fun!

Principal’s Message

Our students have done a great job transitioning back to school! It has been wonderful to watch students reconnect with their friends and teachers while learning each day. We have a few opportunities for you to learn about our school and get to know your student’s teachers.

Virtual Back to School Night

Join us on Zoom for our Virtual Back to School Night. You will have the opportunity to learn about your student’s class and curriculum for the school year.

Date: Tuesday, September 14

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting. The teachers will send their meeting links. You can access the meeting with your own device or your student’s computer.

Times:

  • 5:30 – 5:55 – Welcome Back Messages
  • 6:00 – 6:25 – Session 1
  • 6:30 – 6:55 – Session 2
  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Session 3

One Session in each grade level will be presented in Spanish.  The times for the Spanish presentations are listed below:

  • Kindergarten & /1st Grade:  6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade:  6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade & 5th Grade:  7:00 p.m.
Calendar Reminder: Schools Closed September 3-September 6 for Labor Day Break

As a reminder, schools will be closed from Friday, September 3, to Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Each year, students receive updated information about the Student Rights and Responsibilities for FCPS. Parents or guardians must sign and return a form for the school stating that have received the guidelines. 

This year, there is a new option for families to sign the form in their ParentVUE account.

 

See the full SR&R handbook here

Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. 

The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. 

Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills.

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

FIRST Robotics Competition

Students in grades 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to participate in a new robotics program this year, with the cooperation and coaching of students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Mathematics. 

The FIRST mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence,
communication, and leadership.

Interested students should contact STEAM teacher Rebecca Otaizo. Meetings will take place on Wednesdays after school beginning September 25. Space is limited.

Student Devices

All students will be assigned an FCPS computer the first week of school. Please be aware of the expectations for student devices.

PreK: The FCPS device issued to your child is meant to stay home for your child’s school-related use. You should not send the device to school with your child each day.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades: Students will be assigned a device that stays in school. If devices are needed for schoolwork or projects, or in the event of an extended absence or temporary closure, devices will be sent home with students so they can continue to participate in their classwork.

Grades 3 - 12: Students will be issued an FCPS device for school use. Your child will take their device home with them each day, and should come to school each day with their device fully charged.

FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

Contact

Linda Ferguson Special Projects Administrator LAFerguson1@fcps.edu 703-204-4306 

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Fall Classes at Weyanoke Elementary:
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 29-December 10 and February 26 - April 29
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Contact Sandra Roldan at skroldanllor@fcps.edu or 703-813-5430

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed
  • Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Virtual Synchronous Back to School Night
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 - School Planning Days; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 27, 2021

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Weyanoke students were excited to be back together in person this week! On Monday we welcomed 525 students back to our building for the first time since March, 2019.

Principals' Message

It’s been a wonderful start the 2021-2022 new school year! The energy and excitement of our students being in the building has made this an opening to remember! Our Weyanoke Staff remains committed to ensuring students feel welcomed and as comfortable as possible with the in-person environment.  We look forward to watching our students reconnect with one another and their new classroom communities.  This will be a great year!

Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

At Weyanoke, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: https://weyanokees.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Emergency Care Updates Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUE.  Learn more about weCare and ParentVUE here.

Student Devices

All students will be assigned an FCPS computer the first week of school. Please be aware of the expectations for student devices.

PreK: The FCPS device issued to your child is meant to stay home for your child’s school-related use. You should not send the device to school with your child each day.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades: Students will be assigned a device that stays in school. If devices are needed for schoolwork or projects, or in the event of an extended absence or temporary closure, devices will be sent home with students so they can continue to participate in their classwork.

Grades 3 - 12: Students will be issued an FCPS device for school use. Your child will take their device home with them each day, and should come to school each day with their device fully charged.

Please review the following guidelines with your child.

Student Laptop Responsible Use Guidelines
  • The device is not the property of the student and should not be “customized” in any way (ie: no stickers, no changing the desktop icons or desktop themes/backgrounds, etc. Students should not remove the barcodes OR the student ID card and should not write on the ID card.
  • The device will be used responsibly at school and at home, in accordance to the Acceptable Use Policy outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • FCPS borrowed Student Laptop should be used only in conjunction with projects relating to the educational programs of FCPS. lt may not be used as a personal or social laptop far the student.
  • The laptop is valuable and should be treated appropriately. lt should not be thrown or dropped. lt should never be placed on the roof or hood of a car, on the sidewalk or street, or treated in any way that may cause it to be crushed, dropped, or damaged.
  • The Student Laptop is far your use only. Friends, other students, siblings, cousins, or other people should not use it. Keep away from pets at all times.
  • The Student Laptop should never be left unattended in the classroom, on the bus, in the hallway, in the lunchroom, in the gym, or any other public place.
  • The laptop should not be used near water, household chemicals, food or drink, or other liquids that could damage its electronic components.
  • When carried outside, the laptop must be protected in such a way that rain, snow, ice, excessive heat and or cold will not damage it.
  • The laptop should be kept in a secure location at all times when not in use.
  • AII files should be saved in Schoology or Google Apps for Education, not on the computer hard drive.
  • The laptop should be fully charged when brought to school for use during the day.
  • The laptop should be powered off completely, one time per day.
  • Tech support is provided at your school, for your laptop, during school hours only. DO NOT TAKE THE LAPTOP TO A RETAIL STORE FOR REPAIR. The laptop is covered by an FCPS warranty.
  • Technology Support Staff are available at your school during designated locations and times. Additional information will be provided by each school regarding how to place a request for technology support and services.
  • Please visit the FCPS Parent/Student IT Support Portal at
    https://itweb.fcps.edu/itsupport/ for technical assistance
  • lf a password is reset, you will need to go outside an FCPS school (any FCPS school will be sufficient) to pick up the FCPS WiFi/network and restart the laptop to login with the new password
  • School staff should be informed of a lost/stolen laptop as soon as possible. lf you believe your device was stolen, report it immediately to the police.
  • Listed below is the cost to replace items if they are not returned at the end of the school year during collection:
    • Laptop replacement ($467) Price includes 4 year accidental damage protection.
      o Power adapter replacement ($23.00)
      o *Note: lf you leave the school, it is your responsibility to return all the above items. Any items not returned will be recorded as debt owed to the school.
FCPS Multilingual Family Podcasts

Listen and subscribe to a FCPS Multilingual Family Podcast to hear timely, important information related to school news. The podcasts are produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  

Listen and Subscribe:

Spanish Podcast: https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps Arabic Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/inafewwordsarabicfcps Korean Podcast: https://anchor.fm/inafewwordskoreanfcps

Contact

Linda Ferguson Special Projects Administrator LAFerguson1@fcps.edu 703-204-4306 

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

Hybrid Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Parent topics include:

  • Brain development and stages of academic development.
  • The role of reading, music, culture, and language, in learning.
  • Positive discipline and effective communication.
  • The impact of health and nutrition on learning.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • share.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please contact 

  • Mayra Barraza at 703-204-4326 or MLBarraza@fcps.edu
  • Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu
Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program.  Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices.  If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms will be included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/elementary-school-academics-k-6/elementary-family-life-education , Middle School (7-8) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle, and High School (9-12) https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/family-life-education-fle.  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6) , Middle School (7-8) , and High School (9-12). FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in Schoology.  Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the City of Fairfax Regional Library (this location does not have media).  Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library.  Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed at your child’s school or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, August 30 - First Day of School for preschool students
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed
  • Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Virtual Synchronous Back to School Night
  • Tuesday, October 5 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 - School Planning Days; No School for Students 

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 11, 2021

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Save the Date Welcome Back Woodchucks  Meet & Greet

Thursday, August 19, 2021

School buses will be provided for this event!!!

Buses will make LOOPS during each session.

 

Session 1: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Pick up from Morningside Apartments  

at Beauregard Street & Manitoba Drive.

Stops at East & West playgrounds.

4:30 p.m. Return to Morningside Apartments

 

3:00 p.m. Pick up from Crystal Woods Apartments  

at Little River Turnpike-Service Road and Southland Av.

4:30 p.m. Return to Crystal Woods Apartments

 

and

 

Session 2: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Pick up from Morningside Apartments  

at Beauregard Street & Manitoba Drive.

Stops at East & West playgrounds.

6:30 p.m. Return to Morningside Apartments

 

5:00 p.m. Pick up from Crystal Woods Apartments 

at Little River Turnpike-Service Road and Southland Av.

6:30 p.m. Return to Crystal Woods Apartments

 

Come to meet your teachers. Don't miss it!

Introducing Schoology

FCPS will begin using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Mask Guidance

Current guidance from FCPS states that everyone must wear a mask in the building when students are present in the building, regardless of vaccination status. This includes children, staff, parents, caregivers, and visitors. Students will not be required to wear masks during recess, PE, and lunch.
Masks are required on all FCPS busses.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this specific mask guidance.

Superintendent Brabrand to Host Return to School Town Halls

Superintendent Scott Brabrand will be hosting two virtual community Town Halls next week ahead of the start of school:

Monday, August 16, from 6 - 7 p.m. (In English) where he will be joined by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, director of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Fairfax County Health Department, Jeffrey Platenberg, assistant superintendent of FCPS Department of Facilities and Transportation, and Michelle Boyd, assistant superintendent of FCPS Department of Special Services. The Town Hall will focus on returning to five full days of in-person instruction for the new school year and layered prevention strategies that will be implemented to help keep students and staff safe. Watch the Town Hall on FCPS’ website or on Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11). Please send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or ask your question live during the event by calling 1-800-231-6359.

Tuesday, August 17 from 6 - 7 p.m. (In Spanish) 

The superintendent will answer questions about returning to five full days of in-person learning and measures to help keep everyone safe for a strong return to school. The Town Hall will be streamed live on FCPS Facebook en Español. Please email your questions to returntoSchool@fcps.edu. You may also send us a message on our Facebook page or leave it in the “Comment” section during the Town Hall

Be on the Lookout for Weyanoke’s Request for Parental Permission to Use Digital Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each digital resource used in FCPS has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

Some FCPS-approved resources require parental consent before they can be used by students. Parents will receive more information from their child’s school prior to the first day of school. This will include the list of educational technology tools used and explain the process for providing permission. It is critical that parents respond to the request for parental permission so teachers can plan to use the best technology tools with students this school year.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Preschool Space Available

FCPS PreK still has space for school year 2021-2022. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now! We are quickly processing applications.
Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng


For more information please call: 703-208-7900
Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Transportation Survey

Welcome back to full-time and in-person instruction in the fall!

Because of a serious shortage of school bus drivers, it is important that Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Office of Transportation Services plans the most efficient possible routes for the coming school year. Therefore, please respond to this survey to assist us in this planning. Submit a separate survey for each of your children enrolled in FCPS.

During the school year, changes to your intent can be made with your school's SIS operator if the need for transportation changes.

Please see your SIS ParentVue account if you are unsure of your student's ID number. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps

Submit your response today, one for each child in your household enrolled in FCPS. Your immediate attention to this matter is appreciated. Eligible riders needing transportation may review student route assignment by accessing ParentVue any time after August 9th, or by contacting your transportation or school office. Additions and adjustments will be made weekly. All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation, even those whose parents did not complete this survey. This information is important for planning purposes only.

 

School Supply Lists

Each grade level has created a list of required supplies for students for the upcoming school year. Please check your child's grade level list by clicking on each grave level's page from here

Supplies may be brought to school with the student during the first week of classes.

2021-2022 School Hours

8:20 a.m.- doors open

8:35 a.m.- late bell/ school begins

3:20 p.m.- dismissal (M-F for all students PreK-5)

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, August 19, 3:30-4:30 OR 5:30-6:30 (choose one to attend) - Weyanoke Meet & Greet
  • Monday, August 23, 8:35 a.m. - Start of the 2021-2022 school year
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for August 4, 2021

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Save the Date Welcome Back Woodchucks  Meet & Greet

Thursday, August 19, 2021

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

and

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Come to meet your teachers. Don't miss it!

Some of our summer SOAR students had the chance to share their favorite things and convince others to do the same. From playing with slime to watching a favorite movie, students shared what made these things fun and why others should enjoy them, too.

Introducing Schoology

FCPS will begin using Schoology as an online platform for many student assignments.  It has many similar features to Google Classroom, and students should be able to navigate it easily to find and submit assignments after their teachers show them how to use it in school. 

We anticipate continuing to use FCPS laptops in school for many assignments, especially in the upper grades.  However, being back to in-person school allows for hands on and paper/pencil activities that support learning.

FCPS is no longer using BBCU and will instead use Zoom as a virtual meeting tool, when necessary.

Mask Guidance

Current guidance from FCPS states that everyone must wear a mask in the building when students are present in the building, regardless of vaccination status. This includes children, staff, parents, caregivers, and visitors. Students will not be required to wear masks during recess, PE, and lunch.
Masks are required on all FCPS busses.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this specific mask guidance.

Preschool Space Available

FCPS PreK still has space for school year 2021-2022. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now! We are quickly processing applications.
Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng


For more information please call: 703-208-7900
Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Summer Science Fun!

In-person students in grades 3-5 last school year received a science kit on the last day of school. We handed out the boxes as students were dismissed, and some students picked up their boxes when dropping off their laptops.

Students can still sign up for a Zoom session to complete the GSK Science in the Summer program activities together! The final session is on August 10, at 1PM.

Children's Science Center is looking forward to hosting students at the August 10 session. 

Click the link below to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7k2I_33uwLH02xqUVGty47wgYaOXBwmrGmDuTNozXRw9HHA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Transportation Survey

Welcome back to full-time and in-person instruction in the fall!

Because of a serious shortage of school bus drivers, it is important that Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Office of Transportation Services plans the most efficient possible routes for the coming school year. Therefore, please respond to this survey to assist us in this planning. Submit a separate survey for each of your children enrolled in FCPS.

During the school year, changes to your intent can be made with your school's SIS operator if the need for transportation changes.

Please see your SIS ParentVue account if you are unsure of your student's ID number. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps

Submit your response today, one for each child in your household enrolled in FCPS. Your immediate attention to this matter is appreciated. Eligible riders needing transportation may review student route assignment by accessing ParentVue any time after August 9th, or by contacting your transportation or school office. Additions and adjustments will be made weekly. All students eligible for transportation services will be provided transportation, even those whose parents did not complete this survey. This information is important for planning purposes only.

 

School Supply Lists

Each grade level has created a list of required supplies for students for the upcoming school year. Please check your child's grade level list by clicking on each grave level's page from here

Supplies may be brought to school with the student during the first week of classes.

2021-2022 School Hours

8:20AM- doors open

8:35AM- late bell/ school begins

3:20PM- dismissal (M-F for all students PreK-5)

Free Meals Available Now through August 16

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to no-cost meals over the summer months at meal kit sites and on bus routes. Each site and bus route will offer meal kits containing seven days of breakfast and lunch. 

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Mondays at 10 sites throughout the county ending August 16. Meal kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children and adults may purchase kits for $28. 

Meal Kit bus routes will run through August 5. Buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The buses will not distribute meals on a daily basis. The bus stops are weekly and run Monday-Thursday only. Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children. Adult meals will not be available for purchase on the bus routes.

Bill Payment Assistance Available

Do you need help paying your Fairfax Water bill? Eligible residents can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program. Apply today! CARES Act funds will only be available until all funds have been exhausted.

Visit bit.ly/FWoptions to apply.

To provide financial relief for customers in need, Fairfax Water is working with Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church, and the City of Fairfax to administer funds received from the Commonwealth of Virginia's COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program.

To qualify, customers must meet certain eligibility requirements, attest that they are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus public health emergency, and submit an application to Fairfax Water.

The application is available on Fairfax Water's website (visit bit.ly/FWoptions) in seven languages: Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Vietnamese and Urdu. Application forms can be sent to Fairfax Water by:

  • Email: COVIDrelief@fairfaxwater.org
  • Fax: 703-289-6292
  • Mail: Fairfax Water
    ATTN: COVID Relief
    8570 Executive Park
    Avenue Fairfax, VA 22031

For additional assistance, call Fairfax Water's customer service department to
discuss payment options. The call center is available weekdays, 8:00am - 6:00pm at 703.698.5800 (TTY 711).

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, August 19, 3:30-4:30 OR 5:30-6:30 (choose one to attend) - Weyanoke Meet & Greet
  • Monday, August 23, 8:35 a.m. - Start of the 2021-2022 school year
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for July 28, 2021

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Students take a brain break during summer learning to have some quick fun with numbers. Their task is to quickly say how many dots they see, without counting them. This skill is called subitizing and is an important part of learning to think mathematically.

Ridership Survey

On July 29, 2021, the Office of Transportation Services (OTS) will conduct a student ridership survey for all eligible riders. It is important that parents respond to the survey by August 4, 2021 and submit a separate survey for each of their children enrolled in FCPS. If the survey is not completed and returned, the student will not be added to a bus route at the beginning of the school year.

During the school year, changes to the intent form can be made with your school's SIS operator if the need for transportation changes or the survey is not returned by August 4, 2021. It may take up to five days to update transportation schedules.

This is a reminder that all students, drivers, and attendants must wear face coverings when boarding or riding on a school bus. Parents/guardians should review their Parent Vue account for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Weyanoke's transportation office at 703-446-2050.

Preschool Space Available

FCPS PreK still has space for school year 2021-2022. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now! We are quickly processing applications.
Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng


For more information please call: 703-208-7900
Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

Summer Science Fun!

In-person students in grades 3-5 last school year received a science kit on the last day of school. We handed out the boxes as students were dismissed, and some students picked up their boxes when dropping off their laptops.

Students can still sign up for a Zoom session to complete the GSK Science in the Summer program activities together! The final session is on August 10, at 1PM.

Children's Science Center is looking forward to hosting students at the August 10 session. 

Click the link below to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7k2I_33uwLH02xqUVGty47wgYaOXBwmrGmDuTNozXRw9HHA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

School Supply Lists

Each grade level has created a list of required supplies for students for the upcoming school year. Please check your child's grade level list by clicking on each grave level's page from here

Supplies may be brought to school with the student during the first week of classes.

Free Meals Available Now through August 16

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to no-cost meals over the summer months at meal kit sites and on bus routes. Each site and bus route will offer meal kits containing seven days of breakfast and lunch. 

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Mondays at 10 sites throughout the county ending August 16. Meal kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children and adults may purchase kits for $28. 

Meal Kit bus routes will run through August 5. Buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The buses will not distribute meals on a daily basis. The bus stops are weekly and run Monday-Thursday only. Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children. Adult meals will not be available for purchase on the bus routes.

Bill Payment Assistance Available

Do you need help paying your Fairfax Water bill? Eligible residents can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program. Apply today! CARES Act funds will only be available until all funds have been exhausted.

Visit bit.ly/FWoptions to apply.

To provide financial relief for customers in need, Fairfax Water is working with Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church, and the City of Fairfax to administer funds received from the Commonwealth of Virginia's COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program.

To qualify, customers must meet certain eligibility requirements, attest that they are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus public health emergency, and submit an application to Fairfax Water.

The application is available on Fairfax Water's website (visit bit.ly/FWoptions) in seven languages: Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Vietnamese and Urdu. Application forms can be sent to Fairfax Water by:

  • Email: COVIDrelief@fairfaxwater.org
  • Fax: 703-289-6292
  • Mail: Fairfax Water
    ATTN: COVID Relief
    8570 Executive Park
    Avenue Fairfax, VA 22031

For additional assistance, call Fairfax Water's customer service department to
discuss payment options. The call center is available weekdays, 8:00am - 6:00pm at 703.698.5800 (TTY 711).

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, August 19, 3:30-4:30 OR 5:30-6:30 (choose one to attend) - Weyanoke Meet & Greet/Open House
  • Monday, August 23, 8:35 a.m. - Start of the 2021-2022 school year
  • Friday, September 3 and Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday; School Closed

Click to see the full 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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Weyanoke Update for June 9, 2021

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Dear Weyanoke Elementary School Community,

As this school year draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to thank you for an AMAZING school year!  Our students and staff have demonstrated resilience and commitment to learning throughout a year of changes and your support has been instrumental in making this year a success.

We have learned to navigate virtual platforms and new technology tools that have brought our blended learning practices to a new level. Our students have created projects, collaborated with classmates, and shown their thinking in unique ways that demonstrate their growth throughout the course of the year.

As we reflect on this school year and all of the hurdles we have conquered as a school, we are proud and honored to serve our Weyanoke families.

We wish you a relaxing and safe summer and look forward to five days of in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year!

Sincerely,

Felicia Usher, Principal

and

Michelle Doyle, Assistant Principal

Fifth Grade Promotion

Weyanoke's fifth grade will celebrate with a promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. In-person space is limited, but all are welcome to attend the ceremony online through this link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/85217e10b70246e6bfab9e31bb381d16

The link will be active beginning at 6:00 on June 10. The ceremony is expected to begin promptly at 6:30.

Fifth grade students should arrive at Holmes at 5:30 in preparation for the event. Anyone attending in-person must first RSVP to the student's teacher to ensure the safety of all in attendance.

School Laptops, Instruments, and Library Books are DUE

The last day of school for this school year is Friday, June 11. We have several items that must be returned to the school ASAP.

Library Books

Weyanoke school library books are due now. They can be returned to the school with in-person students. For virtual students, books can be dropped off at the front doors during school hours. If you have questions regarding library books, please contact school librarian, Casey Crowe.

Instruments

If your child participated in the band or strings program this year, please return any rented instruments ASAP. They can be dropped off at the main office during school hours, or sent to school with in-person students. Please address any questions to your child's music teacher.

Laptops and Mifi Devices

ALL FCPS student laptops must be returned to school at the end of the school year for inventory and maintenance. If you family has an internet "mifi" device, this will also need to be returned to school. Students participating in summer learning programs WILL get their laptops back for summer learning, and all students returning to Weyanoke next year will be assigned one-to-one student devices. 

Please note that laptop sleeves and student mice will not be collected, only the computer charging cable should be turned into school.

IN-PERSON students will leave their laptops at school during the last week of school. Mifi devices should be turned in with their cases and power cables during this time period.

VIRTUAL students must turn in laptops and mifi devices by dropping them off at the school any time during school hours on Friday, June 11; Monday, June 14 or Tuesday, June 15. Mifi devices should also be turned in with their cases and power cables.

Please address any questions about the technology turn-in to Erin Hughey, School Based Technology Specialist.

Health Room Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. 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. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

SOL Scores

SOL scores will be visible in SIS ParentVUE Student Test History on or around the last day of school (no later than June 15). Contents of the forthcoming SIS official SOL score report, including translations may be found on the SOL Score Report  webpage.

Introducing Schoology

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

Here is what you need to know now:

  • Starting in July 2021, we will not use Blackboard 24-7 Learning or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)
  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology: http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • You can learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you
      closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by June 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology: https://lms.fcps.edu. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.

Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families. As a parent or guardian, you will be able to use Schoology to view:

  • your child's class
  • your child’s assignments and participation
  • your child’s calendar
  • teacher comments, scores, and feedback

We are asking that you:

  • Make sure you have registered for a SIS/ParentVUE account:
    http://bit.ly/FCPSSIS
  • Learn more about Schoology: https://www.fcps.edu/schoology
  • Look for the next communication about how to login to Schoology
Free Meals Available Throughout the Summer, June 28-August 5

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to no-cost meals over the summer months at meal kit sites and on bus routes. Each site and bus route will offer meal kits containing seven days of breakfast and lunch. Please note that locations of the meal distribution sites and all bus routes have changed from the school year plan. 

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Mondays at 10 sites throughout the county beginning June 28 and ending August 2. Please note that meal kits will be distributed on Tuesday, July 6, due to the Monday, July 5 holiday. Meal kits contain 7 days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children and adults may purchase kits for $28. 

Meal Kit bus routes will run June 28 through August 5. Buses will run weekly routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. The buses will not distribute meals on a daily basis. The bus stops are weekly and run Monday-Thursday only. Please note that on Friday, July 2, Monday bus routes will operate to cover the Monday, July 5, holiday. Meal kits are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents and caregivers may pick up food for children. Adult meals will not be available for purchase on the bus routes.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books. Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival. Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format this week.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.  

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) is going on now through August 13.

Students can sign up on Beanstack where they will be tracking their summer reading online.

These are the chances to win a prize:

  • When they sign up, they are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • When they read 500 minutes, they get a chance to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • When they complete the program by reading 1000 minutes, they get a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

For students who prefer a paper reading log, they can pick it up at any FCPL branch starting June 11.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care Coming Soon

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

Summer Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program will offer its regular 5-week summer session of English classes starting July 6.  The program will offer online class options for beginners through advanced level learners in morning and evening class schedules.  It will also offer morning and evening in-person classes for those same levels at its Plum Center location (6815 Edsall Road, Springfield, VA).  All new students must complete intake testing and placement.  Online testing will be conducted June 14 – 25 and testing for in-person classes will be held at Plum Center on June 12 and 26.

If you know a parent, colleague or other adult community member who would be interested, please refer them to https://tinyurl.com/summer21reg and they can sign up to receive more information on classes as well as instructions to sign up for intake testing appointments. 

Classes will fill up quickly, so sign up sooner rather than later.

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program, funded through grants and tuition, offers classes to adults 18 years and older.

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Camp Gold Arrow

For Girls Grades K-5

July 6-9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Camp Gold Arrow is an introductory program for girls who are NOT currently Girl Scouts. Activities include arts & crafts, STEM, games, songs and more!

Camp Fees: $40
(Financial Assistance Available)
Camp fees are non-refundable. Lunch is not provided. Transportation is not provided. Snack will be provided.

Accepting registrations online at:

http://bit.ly/gscnc-cbc

If you do not have internet access, please call 703.372.4345.

For questions or more information, contact Lauren Bauer at LBauer@gscnc.org or call 703.372.4345

Annandale Sports Camp

Annandale High School will be hosting a summer multi-Sport camp on June 21-25 from 8:30-3:00pm. The camp will focus on football (touch), basketball, soccer, baseball, and volleyball. Lunch will again be available for purchase. Camp is open to rising Grades 3 thru 9. Cost is $125. Sign up here.

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, June 10, 5:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, June 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony at Holmes Middle School
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 1:30

Plan ahead for next school year: Click to see the 2021-2021 School Year Calendar

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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The old trees at Weyanoke are full of Brood X cicadas, and many teachers are taking the opportunity to teach some science to their students. Here, a student allows a cicada a safe landing spot.

All Students to be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, 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 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students. All Weyanoke students will log into classes from home by 9:00 am. 

Get more information about the primary elections.

School Laptops, Instruments, and Library Books are DUE

The last day of school for this school year is Friday, June 11. We have several items that must be returned to the school ASAP.

Library Books

Weyanoke school library books are due now. They can be returned to the school with in-person students. For virtual students, books can be dropped off at the front doors during school hours. If you have questions regarding library books, please contact school librarian, Casey Crowe.

Instruments

If your child participated in the band or strings program this year, please return any rented instruments ASAP. They can be dropped off at the main office during school hours, or sent to school with in-person students. Please address any questions to your child's music teacher.

Laptops and Mifi Devices

ALL FCPS student laptops must be returned to school at the end of the school year for inventory and maintenance. If you family has an internet "mifi" device, this will also need to be returned to school. Students participating in summer learning programs WILL get their laptops back for summer learning, and all students returning to Weyanoke next year will be assigned one-to-one student devices. 

Please note that laptop sleeves and student mice will not be collected, only the computer charging cable should be turned into school.

IN-PERSON students will leave their laptops at school during the last week of school. Mifi devices should be turned in with their cases and power cables during this time period.

VIRTUAL students must turn in laptops and mifi devices by dropping them off at the school any time during school hours on Friday, June 11; Monday, June 14 or Tuesday, June 15. Mifi devices should also be turned in with their cases and power cables.

Please address any questions about the technology turn-in to Erin Hughey, School Based Technology Specialist.

Fifth Grade Promotion

Weyanoke's fifth grade will celebrate with a promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. In-person space is limited, but all are welcome to attend the ceremony online through this link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/85217e10b70246e6bfab9e31bb381d16

The link will be active beginning at 6:00 on June 10. The ceremony is expected to begin promptly at 6:30.

Fifth grade teachers are reaching out to families now about the in-person ceremony and how to sign up to attend.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books. Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival. Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.  

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

Buy a School Yearbook

A limited number of copies of the 2021 Weyanoke Yearbook are on sale NOW for just $17 each. If you are interested in owning a copy of this full-color yearbook, send cash or a check to Weyanoke Elementary. All payments should be given to the main office or the child's teacher.

ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) will start on June 8 and end on August 13.

Students can sign up on Beanstack where they will be tracking their summer reading online.

These are the chances to win a prize:

  • When they sign up, they are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • When they read 500 minutes, they get a chance to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • When they complete the program by reading 1000 minutes, they get a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

For students who prefer a paper reading log, they can pick it up at any FCPL branch starting June 11.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care Coming Soon

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

Updates to Family Life Education Instructional Content Now Available for Public Review

Recommended Family Life Education (FLE) materials (media and lesson objectives) to support instruction are available for community review until Monday, June 7, at 4:30 p.m. Recommendations affect grades K, 1, 7, 8, 10, modified 1-6, and modified 7-12.

Details of the recommended materials are available online.

Summer Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program will offer its regular 5-week summer session of English classes starting July 6.  The program will offer online class options for beginners through advanced level learners in morning and evening class schedules.  It will also offer morning and evening in-person classes for those same levels at its Plum Center location (6815 Edsall Road, Springfield, VA).  All new students must complete intake testing and placement.  Online testing will be conducted June 14 – 25 and testing for in-person classes will be held at Plum Center on June 12 and 26.

If you know a parent, colleague or other adult community member who would be interested, please refer them to https://tinyurl.com/summer21reg and they can sign up to receive more information on classes as well as instructions to sign up for intake testing appointments. 

Classes will fill up quickly, so sign up sooner rather than later.

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program, funded through grants and tuition, offers classes to adults 18 years and older.

PreK and Early Head Start Accepting Applications for SY 2021-22

FCPS PreK and Early Head Start is now accepting applications for School Year 2021-22!  Please watch this video to see if your 3 or 4 year old may qualify for PreK.

To apply online: www.fcps.edu search: PreK

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Rec-PAC Summer 2021 A summer program for grades 1-6 June 28 - August 5 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac (703) 222-4664 Camp Gold Arrow

For Girls Grades K-5

July 6-9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Camp Gold Arrow is an introductory program for girls who are NOT currently Girl Scouts. Activities include arts & crafts, STEM, games, songs and more!

Camp Fees: $40
(Financial Assistance Available)
Camp fees are non-refundable. Lunch is not provided. Transportation is not provided. Snack will be provided.

Accepting registrations online at:

http://bit.ly/gscnc-cbc

If you do not have internet access, please call 703.372.4345.

For questions or more information, contact Lauren Bauer at LBauer@gscnc.org or call 703.372.4345

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, June 8 - All Virtual School Day; All students participate in online learning
  • Thursday, June 10, 5:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, June 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony at Holmes Middle School
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 1:30

Plan ahead for next school year: Click to see the 2021-2021 School Year Calendar

Click to access updated links to community resources for families

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Attendance: 703-813-5484 | Web | FacebookTwitter

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