Woodson Weekly - May 27th

Woodson Weekly

Woodson Weekly -
May 27th

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!

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks were distributed yesterday. For more information about the yearbook, see items #5 and #6.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena
Early Release Schedule dismissal at 10:30am

Graduation Day Bell Schedule

June 6th through 9th - Underclass Exams (see story #5 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. Military Connected Senior Grad Walk
3. Graduation Day - Tuesday, May 31st
4. Final Call for Volunteers
5. Missing Yearbook Portrait?
6. Yearbook Pickup
7. Early Checkouts from School
8. Underclass Exam Schedule
9. Locker Cleanout!
10. Medication Pickup
11. Woodson Student Selected for National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program
12. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
13. Alumni Visits
14. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night
15. Woodson Sports Physical Night
16. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
17. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
18. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families:

As we close out May, I reflect on so many events in the world and within our own country. I hope this extended weekend brings quality time with your families. Hold your kids tight, listen and hear their hearts. If you have any concerns or need any assistance with your child, please reach out to their counselor. 

As a reminder, each school in FCPS has a security presence for the safety of our community, students and staff.  At Woodson, this includes but is not limited to: locked interior and exterior doors, electronic door access, CCTV, visitor management system, practicing of lockdown, fire and tornado drills, county-wide emergency management planning, school security based in the school and throughout the county, division-wide and school specific crisis management plans updated annually, threat assessment procedures, confidential tip email/text, employee training in crisis management and communication, an SRO (Officer Smith), and sensitivity training for responders to match the needs of our students. Finally, last night the school board approved funding to add vestibules to all schools to allow entry to the school prior to gaining entry into the office while maintaining a welcoming, supportive and nurturing environment in our schools.

Tuesday we celebrate the Class of 2022!  This milestone is thirteen years in the making for our seniors! I invite anyone to come to EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Graduation is on Tuesday, May 31st at 2PM and there are no tickets required. Grades 9-11, please make sure you review the schedule for May 31 as it is very different from any other day of the year.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, Viva Vienna is going on just up the road. It is a fun, family friendly, outdoor event. 

With only nine days of school year remaining, please check SIS to see where your child stands in classes. Be sure to get remaining work in and check with teachers if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful, safe, long weekend,

Dr. Floyd

Fairfax Villa

Senior Grad Walk at Fairfax Villa ES!

2. Military Connected Senior Grad Walk - Tuesday, May 31st at 9am

For our military dependent graduating seniors!!

We know it may not be possible for you to visit your former elementary school. Maybe you have moved once, maybe more than 12 times! We see you.  We want to honor you. Please meet 8:30am-8:45am at Woodson HS entrance 1 dressed in your cap and gown for a Grad Walk through A Hallway on Tuesday, May 31st at 9 am.

Parents and families of our military dependent, graduating seniors and fellow Woodson students who are military dependents, please bring your military ID and meet at 8:45am to be part of this special Grad Walk!

Questions?  Please reach out to Jessica Norsky at pjnorsky@gmail.com.

3. Graduation Day

The Woodson Class of 2022 will graduate on Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm at EagleBank Arena.

Seniors are to report to the Loading Dock no later than 1pm.

There is no limit on the number of attendees; tickets are not required and currently, masks are not required within EagleBank Arena.

The Ceremony will be Live Streamed and can be viewed here 

Elementary School Grad Walks

Senior Grad Walk at Olde Creek Elementary School

4. Final Call for Volunteers 

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.

Wakefield Forest

Senior Grad Walk at Wakefield Forest ES!

5. Missing Yearbook Picture?

If your portrait is missing from the portrait pages in the yearbook please accept our sincere apology. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this vendor issue.

If you would like your portrait to appear in a special insert please complete the google form here by midnight, Wednesday, June 1st. The insert will arrive on or about June 10th and will be available for pick up in F122 during standard business hours. 

Thank you for your support of Woodson yearbook!

Questions? Please contact Katherine Benzinger at kebenzinger@fcps.edu or Drew Marvin at dlmarvin@fcps.edu.

6. Yearbook Pickup

If you preordered a yearbook you may pick it up in D205 during all lunches on Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd.

Yearbooks have sold out, pick up is for preorders only. Thank you for supporting Woodson Yearbook!

Boys Tennis Occoquan Champs

Congratulations Boys Tennis! Occoquan Region Champions!

7. 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.

8. Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am.

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

Underclass Exam Bell Schedule

9. Locker Cleanout!

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.

Girls LAX Occoquan Champions

Congratulations Girls Lacrosse!  Occoquan Region Champions!

10. 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.

11. Woodson Student Selected for National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Woodson junior, Evan Chu! He has been chosen to participate in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Center for 2022-23. Evan plays the clarinet.

The purpose of the Youth Fellowship Program is to develop and encourage high school students to become orchestral musicians of the future, learning the realities and skills of a 21st century career. This is a monitored, performance-oriented training program designed for serious music students.

12. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Padlets (bulletin boards)  can be accessed here.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at cliebmosley@fcps.edu.

Alpacas at Woodson

Cute and Caring Animals - Woodson's Alpaca event makes FCPS News!

PAST News - but still important

13. Alumni Visits

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

14. 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 

15. 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 .

16. 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.

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'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)