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Please join WHES Administrators for Information and meet our PE, Music, FLES, Guidance and Art Teachers

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:30-7:30pm

A link will be sent via enotify on Wednesday

Classroom Teachers will be sending information about grade level nights directly to parents.  At this time, please save the following dates:

Third Grade – September 16 @ 7:30pm

Kindergarten – September 17 @ 6:30pm

Fourth Grade – September 24 @ 5:00pm


Breakfast and Lunch

FCPS has received approval to continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all students in Fairfax County!  Meals can be picked up every day from 8:00am - 12:30pm at the food sites. 

The closest location for our families is Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria.  Bus Stops in the WHES attendance area:

           7:20am - Madge Lane and Graves Street

           7:45am - Forest Place and Washington Square Apartments

The current bus routes can be found at


Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

If you have not completed a lunch application, please do so online in English or Spanish as soon as possible. If you want a paper copy you can print one at the following by going to the Food and Nutrition page on the FCPS website.  You can also call the school at 703-799-2000 if you need assistance or a paper copy of the application.  We ask that you also complete the Consent to Exchange Information (Section 4) of the application.  This will allow your family to access other benefits.

One new benefit is that FCPS has made arrangements with COX cable to pay for  internet access for families that have a financial need.  The approval letter for free and/or reduced lunch will provide the evidence. Please complete the application as the first step in determining if your family can take advantage of this new support.


Consent Forms for Digital Resources

We need your help!  Many of the software applications your child may use this year require parental consent.  You will find the list of applications by accessing  our school’s adopted digital resources page, on which you will also find the online permission formTo provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please follow this link and complete the information as soon as possible!


Beginning of the Year Testing

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. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. It is important students complete the iReady assessment independently so teachers can pinpoint what skills they need to work on with students.  Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. Below you will find additional resources that should help. 


Family Resources Handout


iREADY videos for parents


iREADY checklist for families




It is very important that students attend school every day.  FCPS and the Virginia Department of Education have stated student attendance must be recorded every school day.

- Parents should report their student’s absences to school any day students are unable to participate in learning, including on Mondays. They may report the absences by calling the WHES attendance line 703-799-2020 or emailing: .

- When parents do not report their students’ absences, teachers and school personnel will call to identify the student’s absence reasons.

- An eNotify (electronic) message will be sent to parents about the student absence.  Parents should then call the school and provide information about the student absence.

For more information about FCPS Attendance policies, click this link: .


FCPS Opt Out Booklet Available

FCPS Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms 


Spanish 2020-21 K-8 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms


Please review the information in the links above if you do not want your or your child’s information released or to not participate in certain instruction.  You do not have to do anything if you do not have any objections.  The form is due no later than September 30, 2020.  Additional translated versions of the booklet can be found at


Student Technology Needs


If anything changes with your home’s technology resources, please alert your child’s teacher.  For example, if your child needs a laptop or your home does not have reliable internet access please let the teacher know.  The information will be passed along to our technology team, who will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment.  Mi-fi devices have been ordered and families will be contacted who are in the queue to receive them. Please contact Theresa Johnson at or 703-799-2000 to arrange pickup.




    Woodley Hills PreK Class


Our PreK still has space for school year 20-21. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now!  The PreK Office is quickly processing applications.

Apply safely at home from your phone here:

For more information please call: 703-208-7900



El programa de FCPS PreK todavía tiene espacios para el año escolar 20-21. Si tiene un niño de 4 años, no espere. Aplique Hoy! Estamos procesando aplicaciones rápidamente.

Aplique de forma segura de su casa por su teléfono aquí:

Para más información por favor llame 704-208-7901

Correo electrónico:


Quick Access Links for Parents

How to create a SIS ParentVUE Account

Parent Technology Help Desk - 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 7 11 p.m., FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. Get more information about the  Parent Technology Help Desk

Update your Contact Information - Parent View

Complete Health and Emergency Contact Information -   FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the (weCare) module.

Virtual Learning Tech Tips  - Video learning playlist

      Tips on signing in, locating and submitting assignments in Google Classroom.

Access your child’s BBCU link  -

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Español -









Register Now for September Webinars


10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for their schoolwork, chores and attitude? How can you prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models? How are teachers/parents going to keep kids on task without shutting down? 

It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. 

Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, will show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Stop Defiance, Disrespect, & Meltdowns
  • Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time
  • Create Stress-Free Mornings, Homework, & Bedtime
  • Get Kids Off Screens Without a Fight
  • Motivate Strong-Willed Kids without Crushing Their Spirits
  • Prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models. 

Friday September 18, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Register for 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids


Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series 


9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations                              

  • Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations. 
  • Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations   

10/22  Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

11/19  Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

12/17  All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication        

01/21  Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

02/18  Teaching your Children to Follow Directions 

03/18  Effectively Communicating with Your Child 

04/22   Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence           

Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations


Monthly Events

Calendar Reminder

September 16:  Virtual Back to School Night

September 16: Third Grade BTSN – 7:30pm

September 17 – Kindergarten BTSN – 6:30pm

October 12: Indigenous People's Day - Student Holiday

October 30: First Grading Period Ends

November 2-3: Student Holidays

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday

December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - Student Holiday

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar