Weyanoke Update for June 2, 2021

Photo of a student holding a cicada

The old trees at Weyanoke are full of Brood X cicadas, and many teachers are taking the opportunity to teach some science to their students. Here, a student allows a cicada a safe landing spot.

All Students to be Virtual on June 8 Due to Democratic Primary Election

Tuesday, June 8, is the Democratic Primary Election. Because the Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations, June 8 will be a virtual synchronous  learning day (no in-person classes) for students. All Weyanoke students will log into classes from home by 9:00 am. 

Get more information about the primary elections.

School Laptops, Instruments, and Library Books are DUE

The last day of school for this school year is Friday, June 11. We have several items that must be returned to the school ASAP.

Library Books

Weyanoke school library books are due now. They can be returned to the school with in-person students. For virtual students, books can be dropped off at the front doors during school hours. If you have questions regarding library books, please contact school librarian, Casey Crowe.


If your child participated in the band or strings program this year, please return any rented instruments ASAP. They can be dropped off at the main office during school hours, or sent to school with in-person students. Please address any questions to your child's music teacher.

Laptops and Mifi Devices

ALL FCPS student laptops must be returned to school at the end of the school year for inventory and maintenance. If you family has an internet "mifi" device, this will also need to be returned to school. Students participating in summer learning programs WILL get their laptops back for summer learning, and all students returning to Weyanoke next year will be assigned one-to-one student devices. 

Please note that laptop sleeves and student mice will not be collected, only the computer charging cable should be turned into school.

IN-PERSON students will leave their laptops at school during the last week of school. Mifi devices should be turned in with their cases and power cables during this time period.

VIRTUAL students must turn in laptops and mifi devices by dropping them off at the school any time during school hours on Friday, June 11; Monday, June 14 or Tuesday, June 15. Mifi devices should also be turned in with their cases and power cables.

Please address any questions about the technology turn-in to Erin Hughey, School Based Technology Specialist.

Fifth Grade Promotion

Weyanoke's fifth grade will celebrate with a promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. In-person space is limited, but all are welcome to attend the ceremony online through this link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/85217e10b70246e6bfab9e31bb381d16

The link will be active beginning at 6:00 on June 10. The ceremony is expected to begin promptly at 6:30.

Fifth grade teachers are reaching out to families now about the in-person ceremony and how to sign up to attend.

Summer Practice Books

Summer Practice Books will be mailed home to FCPS students to provide suggested activities for students to support continued learning. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive digital copies of the Summer Practice Books. Books will be mailed home to families in early June to arrive before the last day of school, June 11, 2021. Families will receive email communication in May about upcoming book arrival. Digital versions of books will be emailed to the enrolling parent SIS account in PDF format the week of June 7, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary Summer Practice Book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts Practice Book and one Math Practice Book by course enrollment.  These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English Learners and Special Education students may receive additional or customized books.  

More information can be accessed on the Summer Practice Books public webpage

Buy a School Yearbook

A limited number of copies of the 2021 Weyanoke Yearbook are on sale NOW for just $17 each. If you are interested in owning a copy of this full-color yearbook, send cash or a check to Weyanoke Elementary. All payments should be given to the main office or the child's teacher.

Yearbook cover

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ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library

Summer Reading Program at Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) will start on June 8 and end on August 13.

Students can sign up on Beanstack where they will be tracking their summer reading online.

These are the chances to win a prize:

  • When they sign up, they are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $25 e-gift card to Scrawl Books.
  • When they read 500 minutes, they get a chance to win a $50 Chipotle gift card.
  • When they complete the program by reading 1000 minutes, they get a chance to win a $150 Amazon e-gift card.

For students who prefer a paper reading log, they can pick it up at any FCPL branch starting June 11.

Registration for Fairfax County's School Age Child Care Coming Soon

Fairfax County’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program will be open to provide before- and after-school services for the 2021-22 school year. The SACC program is currently assessing Center capacities based on health and safety protocols. More information for the 2021-22 school year program will be available by June 15 on the SACC website. Families who were previously enrolled will be contacted to determine their need for services.

Updates to Family Life Education Instructional Content Now Available for Public Review

Recommended Family Life Education (FLE) materials (media and lesson objectives) to support instruction are available for community review until Monday, June 7, at 4:30 p.m. Recommendations affect grades K, 1, 7, 8, 10, modified 1-6, and modified 7-12.

Details of the recommended materials are available online.

COVID-19 Crisis Response

Summer Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program will offer its regular 5-week summer session of English classes starting July 6.  The program will offer online class options for beginners through advanced level learners in morning and evening class schedules.  It will also offer morning and evening in-person classes for those same levels at its Plum Center location (6815 Edsall Road, Springfield, VA).  All new students must complete intake testing and placement.  Online testing will be conducted June 14 – 25 and testing for in-person classes will be held at Plum Center on June 12 and 26.

If you know a parent, colleague or other adult community member who would be interested, please refer them to https://tinyurl.com/summer21reg and they can sign up to receive more information on classes as well as instructions to sign up for intake testing appointments. 

Classes will fill up quickly, so sign up sooner rather than later.

The FCPS Adult ESOL Program, funded through grants and tuition, offers classes to adults 18 years and older.

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

Rec-PAC Summer 2021

A summer program for grades 1-6

June 28 - August 5

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rec-PAC is a six-week, structured recreation program operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority for elementary school children. Participants enjoy activities such as fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, special events, talent shows and play sessions. Weekly activities incorporate character-building activities. A ratio of at least one staff person to 18 participants is our standard. Our enthusiastic leaders include college students and school teachers who bring a variety of skills.

Safety is our number one priority, and Rec-PAC follows guidelines established by the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All activities will follow recommended, pandemic-related health safety protocols such as social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing. Participants will stay with the same group of children and staff throughout the day, and staff will clean surfaces frequently.

The number Rec-PAC locations and the number of children at each site is limited this year due to COVID-related precautions. You must register in advance. No walk-in registrations are allowed at Rec-PAC sites.

Register early and save $8

Only $120 a week! Discounts available!


(703) 222-4664

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Camp Gold Arrow

For Girls Grades K-5

July 6-9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Camp Gold Arrow is an introductory program for girls who are NOT currently Girl Scouts. Activities include arts & crafts, STEM, games, songs and more!

Camp Fees: $40
(Financial Assistance Available)
Camp fees are non-refundable. Lunch is not provided. Transportation is not provided. Snack will be provided.

Accepting registrations online at:


If you do not have internet access, please call 703.372.4345.

For questions or more information, contact Lauren Bauer at LBauer@gscnc.org or call 703.372.4345

Calendar Reminder

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, June 8 - All Virtual School Day; All students participate in online learning
  • Thursday, June 10, 5:00 p.m. - Weyanoke Family Market Night
  • Thursday, June 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony at Holmes Middle School
  • Friday, June 11 - Last Day of School for Students; School ends at 1:30

Plan ahead for next school year: Click to see the 2021-2021 School Year Calendar

Click to access updated links to community resources for families