Woodson Weekly - June 3rd

Woodson Weekly

Woodson Weekly -
June 3rd

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!

Cap Toss at Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Congratulations Graduates!

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams; dismissal at 11:30am

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams; dismissal at 11:30am

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams; dismissal at 11:30am

Wednesday, June 8th from 5:30pm - Sports Physical Night (see story #XX)

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period; dismissal at 11:30am

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. Underclass Exam Week Schedule
3. End of Year Checklist
4. Locker Cleanout!
5. Laptop Return Days
6. Medication Pickup
7. Woodson Sports Physical Night
8. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night
9. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
10. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
11. Meals at School for 2022-2023
12. Thank You Local Businesses
13. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
14. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
15. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson Families:

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!  Can’t wait to see where you go and what you do.

Underclass families, please review the end of year checklist to make sure all laptops and textbooks/library books are returned before the summer break.  

Please remain connected over the summer via the school website and look for special issues of this newsletter as well as Schoology messages.

Be well, Cavs,

Dr. Floyd

2. 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 Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Underclass Exam Bell Schedule

3. End of Year Checklist

Please refer to this checklist as we close out the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Cleanout your locker 
  • Return your FCPS student laptop
  • Return Textbooks/Library books
  • Return school-owned uniforms and instruments
  • Pick up medications from the Clinic

ABCD Certificate

Congratulations to Andrew Nguyen! He saved the life of a teacher by giving her the Heimlich when she was choking. He received the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty certificate from Becky Baenig, Region 5 Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Floyd, Principal and Officer Bryan Smith, School Resource Officer.

4. Locker Cleanout!

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Please make sure all items are out of your school locker.

At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

5. Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of each school year.  We will reimage each laptop this summer and students will receive a laptop back in the fall. 

If your student is participating in an FCPS summer program (ESY, credit recovery, etc.), please email the Woodson TechTeam (WoodsonTechTeam@fcps.edu).

Guidelines for the collection of laptops:

  • All Students Returning to Woodson must complete the following steps before turning in their laptops. All local files and bookmarks must be backed up or they will be erased.
  • Laptops must be returned free of stickers, markings and other drawings.
  • Students should turn in their laptop and charging cord.  
  • If a student lost their laptop or their laptop cord, they should visit the Woodson Technology site and scroll down to the Property Damage or Loss section.  Payments will be made through MySchoolBucks. Replacement charging cords are $23 and replacement laptops are $481. Students should bring a paper receipt from MySchoolBucks with them when they come to laptop collection.
  • Will need to tape their name and ID number to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.
  • Students will receive a paper receipt when they turn in their equipment.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Monday-Wednesday, June 6th-8th - 8:10-11:15am Library
  • Thursday, June 9th - 9:48-11:15am Library and Cav Hall
  • Friday, June 10th - 8:10-9:50am Library and Cav Hall
  • Monday, June 13th - 9:00am-3:00pm  Library
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 14th-17th - 9:00am-3:00pm Main Office

6. 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.

Testing Reflexes

Students in Ms. Barry's Biology class testing their reflexes.

7. 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 .

Girls Tennis Occoquan Champs

Congratulations Girls Tennis! Occoquan Region Champions!

8. 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 

9. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.

Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at cdelaney@fcps.edu­­ as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  1. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  2. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at cdelaney@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

10. 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.

11. Meals at School for 2022-2023

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Leadership Seniors

Congratulations to the SGA Seniors (pictured with Leadership teachers Mr. Schaefer and Ms. Schmauder).

12. Thank You Local Businesses

The businesses below made generous donations to our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please show your gratitude by supporting them when possible.

Ace Hardware
Affectionate Pet Care
Alexandria Cake Pop Company
Barber Effect
Capital Ale
Cheesecake Factory
Dulce Crepes
Kendra Scott
Lifetime Fitness
Meadows Farm
Mount Purrnon
Nothing Bundt Cake
Rita's Italian Ice
Sport Rock Climbing
University Mall Theater

13. 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.
  • Attention Class of 2023! Please mark your calendar for our Senior Night Presentation on Monday, 29 August 2022. During the first part of our presentation from 5:30 until 6:30 pm, we will look at non-college postsecondary options such as trade school, apprenticeships, jobs etc. The second part from 6:45 pm until 8:00 pm will address  4 year colleges and the college application process. Students and parents are welcome to attend both sessions, or pick one of the sessions.

Questions? Please email at cliebmosley@fcps.edu.

PAST News - but still important

14. 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.

15. 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)