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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!
Felicia Usher, Principal
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
- 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!
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:
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
For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900
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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