Woodson Weekly - May 20th

Woodson Weekly

Woodson Weekly -
May 20th

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!

Woodson Leadership Students

Leadership Class Seniors 

Important Upcoming Dates

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

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Late Bus Day

Thursday, May 26th - Yearbook Distribution and sales ($80), Dance Studio

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 dismissal at 10:30am

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 dismissal at 9:50am

NEW News

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Early Checkouts from School
3. Senior Final Week Schedule
4. Senior Laptop Return
5. Senior Grad Walks at Elementary Schools
6. Yearbook Distribution
7. Underclass Exam Schedule
8. Locker Cleanout!
9. Medication Pickup
10. Woodson Student Wins Gold Medal
11. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night
12. Volunteers Needed for Cav Cruise
13. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
14. Alumni Visits
15. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
16. No Morning Attendance Calls
17. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
18. Woodson Sports Physical Night
19. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson Families:

This week someone said, “only two more Mondays” – how can that be? We can’t possibly be closing in on the end of the school year – not yet! I feel like there is still so much to do. 

Our seniors will spread their wings and fly and honestly, I will miss this group.   This year’s seniors are some of the most resilient, kind and caring Cavaliers and they will truly be missed! Junior families – look out – next year will fly by.

Given it is mid-May, we have seen many “lasts" - last concerts, last crew night, last ball games. I invite our seniors and their families to Senior Awards on Thursday, May 26th at 6PM in the auditorium followed by the Senior Sunset – their last time on campus together. This is the perfect time to sign yearbooks and share in the memories. A huge thank you to Ms. Graham our senior class sponsor who has made so many of these events happen for the class of 2022. 

I look forward to seeing our families at more of our “lasts” of this school year over the next three weeks. 

Stay cool this weekend!

Dr. Floyd

The Morning Show

Watch the final Morning Show for this school year hosted by Hannah and Kyle 

2. Early Checkouts from School

The Attendance Office cannot accept calls or emails for early checkouts 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.

3. Final Senior Week Schedule

Senior final exams began yesterday, Thursday, May 19th. Please see below for the final week of school for Seniors:

  • Monday, May 23: Exam for Period 1
    • Full day of school
    • Locker cleanout during 3rd period
  • Tuesday, May 24: Exams for Periods 2 and 4 
    • Laptop Return in Aux Gym after 4th period
    • Seniors pick up caps and gowns in Aux Gym
    • Locker cleanout
    • Early Release after cap and gown pickup/laptop return/locker cleanout
  • Wednesday, May 25: No School
    • Elementary School Grad Walks (see story #5)
  • Thursday, May 26: No School
    • Yearbook Distribution 9am-3pm; 4:30-6pm in the Dance Studio 
    • 6pm Senior Award Ceremony in the Auditorium
    • Senior Sunset after ceremony on the band field
    • Kona Ice truck will be here for the Senior Sunset (bring cash for purchase)
  • Friday, May 27: No School
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Holiday; No School
  • Tuesday, May 31: Graduation at EagleBank Arena at 2pm
    • Seniors arrive at the Loading Dock at 1pm

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website.

4. Senior Laptop Return

Senior Laptop Return is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 after 4th period in the Aux Gym.

Students must remove any stickers on their laptops before returning it. Students should make sure they return both their laptop and charger on that day.  Students missing a charger can purchase a new one on MySchoolBucks and pick it up in the Tech Office (A112) the next morning.

  • Replacement Laptop Cost:  $481
  • Replacement Charger Cost:  $28

Students not attending graduation may return their laptop and charger starting on the 23rd to the Tech Office (A112).

Starting May 25th, seniors absent from school on the 24th can return their laptop and charger to the Tech Office (A112). 

Chorus Concert

5. Grad Walks at WTW Pyramid ES

Seniors!! Visit your former elementary school and share this special time with students and staff! Meet in the lobby of your elementary school dressed in your cap and gown on Wednesday, May 25th at the time listed below:

Canterbury Woods ES—2:15

Fairfax Villa ES—2:45pm

Little Run ES—2:15pm

Mantua ES—2:15pm

Oak View ES—

Olde Creek ES— 2:15pm

Wakefield Forrest ES—2:15pm

6. Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks are on the way!

Yearbooks will be distributed on Thursday, May 26th in the Dance Studio from 9am-3pm and 4:30-6pm. Preordered books may be picked up  at these times.

Preorder sales have ended. Students may purchase books first-come first-served basis on Thursday, May 26th during distribution. Books are $80; cash only.  

Questions? Email Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin, kebenzinger@fcps.edu & dlmarvin@fcps.edu

7. Underclass 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

8. 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.

Cell Vocabulary Cards

Students in Ms. Barry's Biology class match vocabulary pictures of cell parts.

9. 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 would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

Ben Hays

10. Woodson Student Wins Gold Medal

On May 12-14, Woodson sophomore Ben Hays competed in the National Junior Olympics at Hillsdale College in Michigan. 

While there, he earned the gold medals in Paralympic prone and standing air rifle, shooting his personal best of 624.7! His efforts earned him a position on the National Paralympic Futures Team!

Way to go Ben!

11. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night

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 for our Sports Physical Night on Wednesday June 8th.

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. 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 or visit here 

12. Volunteers Needed for 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.

13. 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

14. Alumni Visits

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

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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). 

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

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)