Weyanoke Update for March 24, 2021

Photo of a student on the slide

Students are back on the playground this week. FCPS guidelines allow for safe use of our playground equipment, and our students loved being able to play during recess.

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.

March 26 Deadline to Change Learning Status

We continue to receive requests to change students from in-person to virtual and virtual to in-person. Requests will be reviewed based on classroom capacity for social distancing. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to implement the mitigating measures that support the return to school process. Change requests will no longer be accepted after March 26, 2021

Supply Distribution for Online Students

On Friday, March 26 from 1:45 – 3:45 we will be offering a drive-through supply pickup.  Just pull up to Door 2 of the school and all virtual students will receive a bag of student supplies along with any reserved library books. Students who attend school in-person have already been given these supplies.  Additionally, we will be exchanging laptops for students in grades 1-4 who were notified by teachers they need an upgrade.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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.

Kindergarten Orientation

Do you have a rising kindergartener or know any families in the neighborhood with rising kindergarteners? We will be hosting a virtual orientation for families on Monday, April 12 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet members of our staff and learn a little bit about how you can prepare your child for kindergarten.

Please help us get the word out.

School Picture Day Retake

We will be having Picture Day Retakes on Monday, April 12 from 9:00-2:00 p.m., This year the process will be different, pictures will be taken by family instead of by class. If you did not get to take pictures in February this is the last chance for the 2020/2021 school year. Please note that photos taken on April 12 will NOT appear in the school yearbook. 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: EVT6FMFH4 (The Picture Day ID expires at midnight on 4/12/2021.)

Pictures will be taken in the Cafeteria at your scheduled time. One parent and student(s) will enter through door #2 (cafeteria door). Families will have to fill out the visitor form before entering the building, we will have a QR code at the door that you can scan with your mobile device camera and complete onsite. 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. Parents are NOT allowed in the picture taking area. (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.

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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.

Junior Scholars

Junior Scholars (www.jscholars.orgis an organization set up by a group of students of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) that offers free student-to-student peer-to-peer online math and science tutoring for 3rd to 6th graders all round the year, including summer.

  • Summer math and science tutoring will be available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Sessions last between 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • Tutors make sure that students enrolled in the program are engaged with fun and creative activities tailored to the students' personal ways of learning.
  • Interested families can sign up directly on the website - www.jscholars.org

Black Student Fund

The Black Student Fund(BSF),an organization set up since 1964, whose mission is to assist students of color with limited economic resources to be admitted to educational institutions, graduate and succeed in life. Please find a link to access the BSF's website: https://blackstudentfund.org/about-us/

  • The BSF offers after-school free online math tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm or from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm . 
  • For the summer, the BSF is offering 10 full scholarships to enthusiastic low-income Hispanic students from rising 5th graders to rising 10 graders to attend a STEM summer camp for five to six weeks. 
  • The schedule will be from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm (as a minimum), but it will be 2 hours of math, about 1 hour of break, followed by 2 hours of computer science, including coding and machine learning. 
  • The BSF might add more, but this is the minimum. The sessions will be offered both in-person and online.  It is a hybrid program. 

Interested families can contact Mr. Touissant Tyson, BSF Director of STEM Programs at (202) 387-1414 or at (813) 426-7300 or send an email to his email address: ttyson@blackstudentfund.org


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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