Weyanoke Update for March 17, 2021

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We have now welcomed back all grades to in-person learning. Students and teachers are once again experiencing a different kind of school as they combine online and in-person class activities.

Calendar Reminder

Calendar Reminder: Two-Hour Early Dismissal on March 26; Spring Break Is March 29-April 2

As a reminder, Friday, March 26, is the last day of the third quarter. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 and attend their in-person or virtual classes as planned. Families should be prepared to receive in-person students two hours early.

Spring break is March 29-April 2. Also, Monday, April 5, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.

Meal Distribution During Spring Break

FCPS is committed to providing all students access to meals March 26 through April 5 when there is one early release school day, the week of spring break when schools are closed, and one teacher workday when students are not in school. Extra meal distribution begins March 22. See the food distribution web page for more information.

Additionally, the United States Department of Agriculture announced this week that no-cost breakfast and lunch meals for all students have been extended through September 30.

Planning to Travel Over Spring Break? Here's the Guidance

Spring break is just around the corner. Here are some tips to be aware of as you make plans to travel:

  • The Virginia Department of Health urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel, especially if you are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 or if you will be visiting someone at higher risk of serious COVID-19. This recommendation applies to everyone, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
  • FCPS does not currently have travel restrictions. Students are not required to quarantine or provide COVID 19 test results for either domestic or international travel. Parents may opt to keep their students at home for 14 days after they return from travel, however, it is not required.
  • Per the Student Health and Safety Guidance Document, a Daily Health Screening Questionnaire will be required for all students attending in-person instruction. These daily health screening questionnaires will be completed on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school.
  • Upon returning, any student, staff or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness is asked to stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19. 

Updates and more information are available online

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Student Medications

Caregivers can drop off medication at the school health room by appointment only. Appointment times are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on school days. Call the main office at 703-813-5400 to make an appointment.

En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast for Spanish Speaking Families

Welcome to En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Listen to En Pocas Palabras FCPS in Spanish and English to hear timely, important information related to school news. FCPS cares about all families. The podcast is 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.   En Pocas Palabras FCPS will bring you something new to discover.  We are a community. Together, we are stronger!

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FCPS Plans Five Days of In-Person Learning for Fall 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has successfully completed the month-long return of students and staff to in-person learning and is announcing that it will be returning to five days a week of in-person learning in the fall.

The school division used its “safe, steady, ready” approach to successfully transition eight cohorts of students and staff across all grade levels to in-person instruction. By March 19, more than 109,000 students will have returned for in-person learning, while keeping in-school COVID-19 transmission rates low.

With the success of the spring return to school effort, FCPS is optimistic that it can return all students who wish to return five days a week in-person in the fall.

Elementary Magnet School Lottery

The Magnet Program registration window will open March 2, 2021.  No late applications will be accepted.

Families wanting to apply for the Magnet Lottery must have a SIS account.  If a student is not currently enrolled in FCPS, registration at the base school for the upcoming school year will be required.  

A separate application must be completed for each sibling applying.  Legacies also must apply to be eligible.  Acceptances into one of the magnet programs is not transferable into another program or school.

Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.  No late applications are accepted.

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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



APRIL 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM

The Virtual Latinx Outreach Summit has been created to provide a safe space for discussion and action to create better conditions for the Latinx community we serve around the state of Virginia. This summit that will bring families and professionals together for a better understanding of Special Education, diversity, culture, and the opportunity to learn about the specific challenges our community faces.

The Summit will have experienced speakers, a variety of vendors providing information about the different services Virginia has to offer, and empowering sessions focused on exploring diverse perspectives and experiences in our Latinx community. Together as a community we can LEAD, SUPPORT, and EMPOWER!

This training will include live presentations, panel discussion, resources, and supplemental materials. Certificates of completion will be available to those who complete the Latinx Summit 2021.

A recorded version of the Latinx Outreach Summit 2021 will be available to all registered participants from April 24 through May 1.


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


Calendar Reminder

Upcoming Events

  • March 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Friday, March 26 - Two hour early dismissal for students
  • March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break
  • Monday, April 5 - Teacher Workday, No school for students

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

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