Weyanoke Update for February 24, 2021

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On their first full day of school in the building, Weyanoke kindergarten students walked through the halls on the way to recess. During their outside time, they were able to play with hula hoops, balls, sidewalk chalk, and other fun toys!

School Pictures

The last opportunity this year to have Lifetouch take portraits of your child is on Thursday, February 25 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. This year the process will be different, pictures will be taken by family instead of by class. To sign-up for a time slot for the Weyanoke students in your family please click here. Families may order photos at www.MyLifetouch.com  using the picture day ID: EVTVK472H (The Picture Day ID expires at midnight of the last picture day - 2/25/2021.)

Pictures will be taken in the Gym at your scheduled time. One parent and student(s) will enter through door #5 which is near the playground. Safety protocols must be followed before entering the building. Everyone present MUST always wear a face covering. Student(s) and parent will arrive with masks on and the students should be camera ready (jackets already removed, etc.) When it is their turn, students will step into the picture taking area and will remove their mask and hold it in their hand until their photo is finished.  (Hands will not show in the finished image.) After the picture is taken, the student is instructed to place the mask back on and then exit through the designated door.

If you have any questions please contact Dorothy Walsh at dlwalsh1@fcps.edu or by phone at 703-813-5400

Return to School Parent Meeting

Join us tomorrow evening from 7:00 to 8:00 for a Return to School Parent and PTA meeting. We will discuss the plans for students to continue returning to the building as well as conducing a regular PTA meeting. Click the link below to join this session.


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Return to School Updates

First Grade: 

In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 8 on their assigned days


Second Grade:

  • Students begin meeting with their new teachers on Tuesday, March 2, 9:00 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
  • Virtual Parent Open House to meet the new teachers on March 8, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Links will be sent from the current teachers via Talking Points
  • On March 11, March 12 and March 15 we will have asynchronous assignments
  • March 8 is a School Planning Day, No School
  • In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 8 on their assigned days and the regular schedule resumes.


Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade

  • Virtual Parent Open House to meet the new teachers on March 8, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Links will be sent from the current teachers via Talking Points
  • March 8 is a School Planning Day, No School
  • Students begin meeting with their new teachers on Tuesday March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • On March 11, March 12 and March 15 we will have asynchronous assignments
  • In-person students begin coming to school the week of March 16 on their assigned days and the regular schedule resumes.

Concurrent Instruction Reminders

Concurrent Instruction means that teachers are teaching both in-person and online students at the same time.  With the phase in of in-person students starting on the identified days in the above schedule, from a parent perspective you will notice (if your child’s teacher is teaching concurrently):

  • In the beginning, for students who are learning online, there will be an increased amount of asynchronous work as teachers work with children in the classroom to teach and practice in-class routines and procedures
  • In the beginning, for students who are learning online, they may not participate in small groups while procedures are being established in the classroom
  • Students who are learning online, whether for the day or all-year, within 4 weeks will be included more in instruction which directly involves the classroom teacher and schedules will be adjusted by the teacher accordingly

Photo of Guillermo CanalesPhoto of Weyanoke Custodians

This week, we celebrate Custodian Appreciation Week! Our custodians have worked tirelessly to prepare a clean and socially distanced school for our students and staff. We continue to be appreciation of their hard work and dedication to the Weyanoke School Community! Photos taken during the 2019-2020 school year.

Weyanoke Early Literacy Program

A free, interactive parent and child program.

Read • Play • Learn • Have Fun

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:

  • Parents as their child’s first teacher
  • Technology and preschoolers
  • Safety
  • Joy of sharing books.

FUN activities that help your child

  • learn through songs and play.
  • learn through colors, shapes & numbers.
  • follow directions.
  • create arts, crafts, and finger plays.

For more information please call Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or aantezana@fcps.edu


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Chrome Sync Rollout

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords will be available as an option starting on February 18th.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to them in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Virtual Reading Buddies

Get paired with a high school volunteer to practice your reading, monitored by a librarian. Grades K-5. One registration per student. The registration is for one Wednesday session. You will need to register again for each of the Wednesdays you would like their students to participate. Registration is open for one week prior to each occurrence. We'll send a Zoom link to join the session. 


  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To sign up, click here.

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What you need to know about the covid-19 vaccine

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“Is the COVID-19 vaccine for people like me?”


Commonly Asked Questions

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Millions of people nationwide and worldwide have already received the vaccine with no serious side effects.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

The vaccines are over 90% effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus.

What are the side-effects of the vaccine?

Many people experience mild pain where they get the vaccine shot, headaches, muscle aches, tiredness, and fever. These reactions are a sign that your body is building immunity to the virus, and usually go away in one to two days.

Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. There is no live virus in the makeup of the vaccine so you cannot get the virus.

How was this vaccine created so quickly?

While the vaccine is new, the technologies used to develop these vaccines are not new. There has been over a decade of research into coronaviruses and the vaccine technology. The COVID-19 vaccines have gone through the same safety standards and approval process as all  other vaccines.

Does the vaccine interact with your DNA?

No.  The messenger RNA (mRNA) component of the vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell where our DNA is.  The mRNA leaves the body after about 7 days.

 Will the vaccine work in people like me?

The vaccine trials included over 100,000 volunteers from different races and age groups. People with medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension were also a part of the trials.


How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine 

Visit - www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

Call -The Vaccine Hotline– 703-324-7404


FCPS Tech Adventure Camp

This weekly summer program gives students the opportunity to explore the exciting pathways in Career and Technical Ed including STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing.

Camp Details

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $275 per week
  • Eligibility: Current 2-6 grade students
  • Dates
    • Week 1 - July 12-16
    • Week 2 - July 19-23
    • Week 3 - July 26-30
  • Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!

For more information and to register, please visit the Tech Adventure Camp website bit.ly/FCPS_TAC.

For questions, please contact Beth Mehr, CTE Summer Programs Educational Specialist, at bgmehr@fcps.edu. 

Create, explore, and learn in this fun-filled summer camp!


  • Week 1: Young Entrepreneurs: Food Truck Edition! Are you ready to become a Food Truck Master? Learn what it takes to start a food truck business. Design the truck, create healthy recipes, and determine the marketing plan. Campers will also cook recipes for their food truck!
  • Week 2: The Great Rescue Mission Your mission: prepare for and complete a rescue expedition. Help people in emergencies and promote the efforts of others. Mission accomplished!
  • Week 3: CTE Olympics Competition is building in the CTE pathways! Go behind the scenes in the athletic world to learn how athletes perform. Tackle sports marketing. Score at keeping athletes safe. Campers may do light physical activities to learn about the health of athletes.

New to 2021!

  • Early Drop off and After Care! Parents can drop off students beginning at 7:30 am. After Care will be available until 5:30 pm for an additional cost.
  • Scholarships are available! Visit our website for more information about how to apply.
  • Tech Adventure Camp at Home! You can participate in activities at home.

How to Register

  • Registration is open from February 1 to June 18, 2021.
  • Students can register online by visiting the Tech Adventure Camp website and clicking on the register button.

Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball

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The Virginia Stingrays Recreational Softball (VSRS) league is looking for players for the 10u (born 2010-2012) and 12u (born 2008-2009) divisions to join us for our 2021 spring season. VSRS is a rec league that recently partnered with the Virginia Stingrays travel team to create an introductory level fastpitch softball program.

Practices and home games are in the Annandale area.

For spring 2021 VSRS will continue to enforce Covid protocols. Whenever possible players are instructed to maintain six feet distance, players and coaches wear Covid masks when entering/exiting the field and moving station to station, equipment is not shared, and hand sanitizer use is encouraged.
Visit http://www.stingraysva.org/vsrs for more information and registration instructions.

Interested? For more information contact tomdicksonvsrs@gmail.com

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this School.


PTA Board Openings

The Weyanoke Elementary PTA is excited to announce openings for several new board member volunteers for the '21-'22 school year. Openings are available for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, support the work of the school and help improve student engagement and learning.  No experience is needed, just a desire to make our school community even stronger. We need your help to continue this important function of our school.

Please click on link below for more information


Equity Learning Free Tutoring

Calendar Reminder

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, February 25 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. - School Picture Days. See story above for details about how to schedule.
  • February 25 - Preschool and Kindergarten In-Person Students Return to School
  • Thursday, February 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night; Drive through or walk-up to receive FREE groceries for your family
  • Thursday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Return to to School Parent Meeting and PTA Meeting
  • Friday, March 5 - All Virtual Day and 2-hour Early Release
  • March 9 & 11 - Grades 1 and 2 In-Person Students Return to School 
  • Monday, March 8 - Staff Development Day, No School
  • March 16 & 18 - Grades 3, 4 and 5 In-Person Students Return to School

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

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