Woodson Weekly - May 13th

Woodson Weekly

Woodson Weekly -
May 13th

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Vision Statement

We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Alpaca Event

To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, Woodson Minds Matter, in partnership with Student Services hosted alpacas and goats during all lunches on Monday. A special thanks to Woodson's PTSO for supporting this event!

Important Upcoming Dates

May 13th through 15th - Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

May 13th through 20th - SOL Testing

May 19th through 24th - Senior Exams

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors; Cap and Gown Distribution

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Late Bus Day

Thursday, May 26th - Senior Awards Ceremony at 6pm, Auditorium

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena
Early Release Schedule

June 6th through 9th - Underclass Exams (see story #6 for exam and bell schedule)

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School Schedule

NEW News

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. The SpongeBob Musical - Final Weekend
3. Peach Pit Volleyball Tournament on Saturday
4. Early Checkouts from School
5. Spring SOL Testing
6. Exam Week Schedule
7. Locker Cleanout!
8. Woodson Robotics Club
9. Alumni Visits
11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise
12. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
13. Medication Pickup
14. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
15. No Morning Attendance Calls
16. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
17. Woodson Sports Physical Night
18. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
19. How do I check my student out from school? 
20. Laptop Tech Support Hours
21. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families! 

This is the closing weekend for The SpongeBob Musical. Congratulations to our cast and crew as we have 4 Cappies nominations for the work on the spring musical.

SOLs began today and will continue for the next couple weeks.  If you have questions regarding what SOL your child may be taking, please contact their counselor

Can you believe that our seniors have only 7 days of school left in their high school careers? Graduation is at 2PM on Tuesday, May 31st at EagleBank Arena (GMU).  Seniors need to be at EagleBank by 1PM. I met with most senior English classes this week and will send out the information through the Senior Class Schoology page this weekend. Parents of seniors - please check the Senior Class page for end-of-year and graduation details. Each year we have a successful Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party because of the volunteers who offer to assist. This year, we are running the risk of cancelling this amazing event because we do not have near enough volunteers. Please consider helping as Cav Cruise provides an opportunity for a safe option for graduates to celebrate their graduation with their friends. Underclass families, please take a look at what is needed to make this happen as you will want the same for your child their senior year.    

For more end of year events, view our upcoming events page on the Woodson website.

Stay dry this weekend,

Dr. Floyd

SpongeBob the Musical

2. The SpongeBob Musical - Final Weekend

The stakes have never been higher in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! All of your Favorite SpongeBob characters take the stage in this epic adventure.

W.T. Woodson High School is the first FCPS school to produce the musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The show runs:

  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.


3. Peach Pit Volleyball Tournament

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 14th is the date for the annual Peach Pit volleyball tournament in the Main gym! 

The freshmen vs. juniors game will be at 5:30pm. The sophomores vs. seniors game will be at 6:15pm, and the Championship game will be at 7:00pm.  

This event is free for everyone to attend and cheer their classmates to victory.

4. Early Checkouts from School

The Attendance Office cannot accept calls or emails for early checkouts from today, May 13th thru the end of the year due to AP, SOL and final exam testing.

ALL students MUST present a note or have an attendance form completed by a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a check out pass.

Attendance procedures and forms are available on line at:  http://Woodsonhs.fcps.edu/about-us/attendance.

AP Exam Prep

Ms. Holsinger and Mr. Wright hosted a Kahoot pizza party on Monday evening to help students relax while preparing for their AP Test on Thursday.  

5. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments through May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Monday, May 16th – English Reading
Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry
Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee (kpguinee@fcps.edu).

Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  In past instances, a student’s access to a personal device in the testing environment has been identified as attempted cheating, please don’t let this happen to you!

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

For the full testing schedule, please visit the Woodson Testing Calendar site.

6. Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Exam Day Schedule - UPDATED!!
1st Block (exam) 8:10-9:40am
2nd Block (exam) 9:48-11:15am
Grab & Go Lunch: 11:15-11:30am
Buses Depart at 11:40am

7. Locker Cleanout!

Seniors! Locker Clean Out - Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th. At 4pm on Tuesday, May 24th, any items left in Senior lockers will be donated.

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Robotics Team

8. Woodson Robotics Club 

The Woodson Robotics Team with sponsor Mr. Haldeman had a great year that took them to the World Championships in Houston, TX with their robot "Kurth." They earned the Highest Ranked Rookie Team award in their division and were the highest ranked FCPS team at the competition.

Teamwork, Problem Solving, Competition, and Fun are expected next year as the team grows.


The Cavbotics display at Nationals with KURTH.

9. Alumni Visits

We love to see our alums! Due to year-end testing and instruction, alumni visits will only be allowed after school hours.


Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, cap and gown distribution to graduation details.

11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer.

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

12. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu if you need help with Schoology.

Questions? Please email at cliebmosley@fcps.edu.

PAST News - but still important

13. Medication Pickup

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Friday, June 10th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room.

If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 or cdelahunty@fcps.edu or the Public Health Nurse Amanda Yanchus at ayanchus@fcps.edu.

Alpaca Event with Students

Students enjoyed the alpaca event on Monday.

14. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                                3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.

15. No Morning Attendance Calls

In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled. Elementary schools attendance notifications will continue as usual. Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications. Schools will still need to follow standard attendance procedures and record student attendance throughout the testing windows.

Morning attendance notifications will be suspended for High school from April 25th through the last day of school, June 10, 2022.

Additionally, all attendance notifications will be suspended for elementary, middle, and high on the last day of school.

16. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson HS this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. Please click here and fill out this form. This form was also mailed home with course requests for next year.

If your student intends to attend Woodson next year, there is no need to complete or return the form.

Student Services will make sure all transcripts and records are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Casey Delaney at 703-503-4622 or cdelaney@fcps.edu.

Human Systems

Students in Ms. Barry's class identifying which human body systems are affected by certain injuries and diseases.

17. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, the goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete pre-participation examination screening that will leave student athletes with a valid VHSL physical for the entirety of the 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCP's to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

18. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

19. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

18. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

19. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)