Westlawn Family Message - August 27, 2021

Westlawn Family Message

August 27, 2021

Keeping Families Connected!


Hello Westlawn Families,

It felt good to be back!  Certain things look a little different, but the love for each other and our community remains.  Thank you to families, teachers, and students for your flexibility and grace as we get back into our groove.

  • September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Break
  • September 8 - Back to School Night (Virtual Event)
  • September 17 - Fall Picture Day 

Next week we take another step on the road to recovery.

Together, we are strong. Together, we unite.  Together, we soar. 

We are Westlawn.

In Proud Partnership,

Christoph Hill, Anaya Bryson and Stephanie Carpenter, Westlawn Principals

Community Conversation - Thursday, September  2, 10:00AM

We will have a community conversation on Wednesday, August 25 at 10:00AM.  We will provide updates to health and safety protocols and procedures, but the majority of the time will be dedicated to questions from families. Access our virtual meeting here.

Community Conversation Slides - August 26

Here are the slides from our Community Conversation from August 26.  

 August 26 Community Conversation (2).pdf

Health Screening Questionnaire

To keep our community safe and our children in school it is imperative that we carefully monitor our students for signs of illness, and keep kids home if they display possible symptoms of COVID-19.  We ask that each morning families self-assess their children using the Health Screening Questionnaire provided below.  


Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Walkers coming from Wesley Rd will enter and exit from door 10, while those from Oak Ridge Rd will enter and exit from door 6. Kiss and Ride will be dropped off and picked up outside door 10, and bus riders they will enter through door 1. Fifth and sixth grade bus riders will enter and exit through door 2 (not pictured) as it is closest to the upper grade classrooms. All doors will have Westlawn staff ready to greet children each morning and dismiss them each afternoon. 

Aerial Map of Campus

Mask Guidance for Band Students 

Instrument masks will be placed on the ends of instruments.  Students will wear their normal mask during band class.  When it comes time to play, students will pull their mask down below their chin, we will play, and they will immediately pull it back up.  This will be strictly enforced throughout the year.  We will also hand sanitize upon entry and exit from class.

Outdoor Learning and Dining Areas

In an effort to keep our outdoor learning and dining areas beautiful for our children, we ask for able community members to donate to our Westlawn Outdoor Learning Fund.  Funds donated will be used for upkeep of our outdoor learning and dining spaces will include, but not limited to costs of materials, pond maintenance, gardening equipment, and ground cover.  

Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms

Here is the link to access these forms.  

Bus Transportation

Find out more about bus routes on our website and download the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.

If you or someone you know has interest in becoming a bus driver for FCPS, now is a great time to come on board! FCPS is offering up to $2,000 in a signing bonus for new bus drivers who meet eligibility requirements and complete the new driver employment criteria. Find out more and apply today!

Student Rights & Responsibility

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:


Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by October 29, 2021.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

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Fall Picture Day 

Fall pictures will be taken on September 17, 2021.  Comb that hair, brush those teeth, and practice that beautiful smile!!


Health and Safety Guidance Webpage

Our Health and Safety Guidance Webpage has the most current information about our layered prevention strategies, what happens if your child becomes ill at school, and the process when there is a pause in instruction or activities after a positive COVID case.


Students, families, and staff throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system. 

Here is what you need to know now:

Girls on the Run 

We are proud to announce the initiation of the Girls on the Run program at Westlawn!  We have three coaches to support our program, which means a total of 24 girls can participate.  Our first team of eight is complete, which leaves 16 available slots.  If you are interested in having your daughter participate, email the Westlawn Principals.  Next Friday, September 3, we will have a drawing to select the remaining 16 team members.  Principals will send confirmation of entry to students chosen through the random selection process.  

Westlawn Band and Strings

Join the Westlawn Band & Strings for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Registration is now open! Sign up on one of the links below.

English Link - https://forms.gle/3ReY6eeHoDJbBbWx5

Spanish Link - https://forms.gle/ipP1ayPvWA8hP8Tz6


Contact –

Mr. Erickson – Band – pgerickson@fcps.edu

Ms. Emery – Strings – aremery@fcps.edu


Title I Parent Letter

Please read the attached letter for information regarding the Title I Federal Government Program Grant.

Westlawn Title I Parent Letter