Weyanoke Update for April 21, 2021

In person lunch

Yesterday was the first day of lunch in the cafeteria after more than a year away!

SOL Testing - Spring 2021, Grades 3-5

Across Virginia, students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) tests this spring.  Federal and state education departments have decided not to cancel this year's assessments.  At Weyanoke, testing for grades 3-5 will be scheduled between May 10 and May 28.

  • All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. SOL tests are not available for remote delivery from home.

For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student. The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/34277) offers information and considerations as you make this decision.  Please complete this Google form with your decision

    • The Reading SOL will be given during the week of May 10
    • The Math SOL will be given during the week of May 17
    • The Science SOL will be given during the week of May 24
  • Specific test dates for your child will be communicated later this week.

Fairfax Meal Kits

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, including Weyanoke Elementary, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk, with some sites also serving afternoon snack and supper meals in the box. 

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.  Please watch for delayed opening or closure notices due to inclement weather.  

Important note - all Meal Kit sites moved to a Monday distribution as of 4/19/21.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.

Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Woodchuck Wagon

Woodchuck Wagon Updates

Wednesday curbside pickup has new hours! Every Wednesday parents are welcome to come to Door 2 between 11am and 1:30 pm AND from 4pm to 6pm to pick up or return library books or other materials.  Monday Woodchuck Wagon deliveries will remain the same

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, May 17 at 5:00 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.

Vision and Hearing Screenings

In Virginia, vision and hearing screenings are required for students in grades K, 3, 7, and 10 (See Code of Virginia, § 22.1-273) unless: (a) such student was tested as part of the School Entrance Health Form; (b) the parents or guardians of such student object on religious grounds and the students show no obvious evidence of any defect or disease of the ears; or (c) any such student has an Individualized Education Program or a Section 504 Plan that documents a defect of hearing or a disease of the ears and the principal determines that such a test would not identify any previously unknown defect of hearing or a disease of the ears.

Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction has granted a waiver of the statutory requirement for vision and hearing screenings that allows parents to “opt out” of screenings under the following conditions:

  • Virtual Attendance Only. The student attends school on an entirely virtual basis during the 2020-2021 school year;
  • Parental Opt-Out. A parent declines vision and hearing screening services in writing and submits such writing to the student’s school; and
  • Notice of Screening Benefits. Prior to declining, the parent has been informed of the benefits of vision and hearing screens for a student’s health and wellbeing.

If your student will attend school on a full-time, virtual basis during the current school year, you may decline screening services by signing and returning the form that will be mailed to your home address by Monday, April 26, 2021.


Virtual Students - Computer Restarts Needed

As FCPS continues to push forward technology updates in order to prepare for testing, such as Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, it is important that all students restart computers on the FCPS network.  In-person students will do this as part of the scheduled in-person school day.  For virtual only students, we invite families to walk or drive to the school at a convenient time for you and allow your child to bring his/her computer close to the front door of the school building in order to connect to the FCPS wifi.  Once connected, please have your child restart his or her computer.  This will greatly support efficiency of the laptop and ensure that it is up-to-date with current technology requirements.

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

Email: fcpsprekoffice@fcps.edu

For more information call our English Line: 703-208-7900

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems.  These behaviors can begin as a child, and affect both girls and boys.  When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable.  In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system provide information to parents annually about eating disorders.  This information is given to parents of students in the fifth through twelfth grades.

It is important to note that eating disorders are not identified based on weight changes as much as behaviors and attitudes.  Signs of eating disorders may differ between males and females and in different age groups.  Often, a young person may not recognize the signs that they might have an eating disorder.  Parents/guardians and family members are in a position to notice behaviors that cause concern.  It is important that a child with an eating disorder be treated early by someone who understands this type of care.

After reviewing the information on the back of this letter, if you think your child may be showing signs of a possible eating disorder, please contact your doctor, school nurse, or one of the resources listed below.

Additional resources may be found at:

Eating Disorder facts


Other Risk Factors:

  • Believes that they are too big or too fat (regardless of reality)
  • Asks often to be reassured about how they look
  • Stops hanging out with their friends
  • Not able to talk about how they are feeling
  • Reports others are newly judgmental or “not connecting”

If Your Child Shows Signs of a Possible Eating Disorder

Seek help from your doctor as soon as possible; a child with an eating disorder should be seen by someone who understands the treatment of eating disorders.  The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.

Drive-Thru Food and Supplies Distribution

St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
9203 Braddock Road (between Rolling & Guinea Roads)
Burke, VA.
Phone: 703-978-8724
For more information: www.ststephensfairfax.org/grace-ministries

Grace Ministries

  • 4th Saturdays
  • Free Distribution of
    • Food For Those In Need In Our Community
    • Also diapers - NO CLOTHES
    • When: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. or until food is gone
  • April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 18

Green Groceries

  • First Fridays
  • Free Distribution of fresh produce—fruits and vegetables—for Those In Need In Our Community
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3


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


April 22 PTA Meeting

To join our next meeting at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, follow the link below:


Meeting ID: 815 1246 4699

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Calendar Reminder

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Weyanoke PTA meeting

2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar.

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