Woodson Weekly - June 10th

Woodson Weekly

Woodson Weekly -
June 10th

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!

Last Day of School Jumping Students

Celebrating the last day of school!

In this Issue

1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Summer Office Hours
3. Laptop Return
4. Preview Your Student's Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE
5. Summer Mental Wellness Consultations
6. Optional AP Summer Assignments
7. Woodson Weekly Taking a Break for Summer
8. Planning Ahead for 2022-2023
9. Woodson Student Named 2022 National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship Winner
10. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEALs) for 2022-23
11. Woodson HS Employees Recognized by FCPS Honors
12. Congratulations to Woodson's Retirees
13. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
14. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
15. Meals at School for 2022-2023
16. Summer Meal Service
17. College & Career Center News
18. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Happy Last Day of School Woodson Families:

Today we celebrated the last day of the 2021-2022 school year. We have had quite a journey this year and I want to thank all our faculty, staff, students and parents for their partnership and commitment to our #oneWoodson community.

A few things to highlight are the mental wellness consultations, summer office hours and upcoming dates for the 2022-23 school year.

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

Wishing you all a wonderful summer filled with lots of adventures,

Dr. Floyd

2. Summer Office Hours

The Woodson Main Office will be open on weekdays from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. in the summer.

Registrations are by appointment only.  Please contact Woodson registrar, Casey Delaney at cdelaney@fcps.edu to schedule an appointment.

Laptop Return

3. Laptop Return

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, June 13th - 9:00am-3:00pm  Library
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 14th-17th - 9:00am-3:00pm Main Office

4. Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Starting today, families can see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

Students with accordian

Enjoying the last day of school.

5. Summer Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level.  This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.  Information about community resources will also be provided.
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school.  This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes.  Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summer

6. Optional AP Summer Assignments

Students interested in optional summer enrichment assignments for next year's AP courses can find more information on Woodson's Advanced Placement site.

7. Woodson Weekly Taking a Break for Summer

This is the last issue of Woodson Weekly for the 2021-2022 school year. New issues will resume in August. Best wishes to the Class of 2022, and we hope you have a great summer vacation!

HOPE Relay for Life

Luminaries during Relay for Life last Saturday.

8. Planning Ahead for 2022-2023

Here are some important dates for school year 2021-2022.

  • Thursday, August 18th- Cav Kickoff
  • Monday, August 22nd - First day of school
  • Friday, September 2nd - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5th - Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, September 26th - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, November 23rd-25th - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3rd-7th - Spring Break
  • Friday, June 16th - Last Day of School

The complete 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

9. Woodson Student Named 2022 National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship Winner

Ilse Helene Eskelsen of Woodson High School (writing) was awarded the National Merit Brigham Young University scholarship.

She was one of fifteen Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from six high schools named winners of 2022 Merit Scholarship awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The students are part of a group of more than 2,600 National Merit® finalists chosen to receive scholarships financed by higher education institutions. 

10. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEALs) for 2022-23

For the 2022-2023 school year, the following students will serve as the Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEAL): Opal Cohen, "Raj" Gautam Singh, Courtney Butts, and Rida Karim.

The Equity Leads will be Brian Anner, English teacher, and John Nah, History & Social Studies teacher.

Dr. Floyd POTY

11. Woodson HS Employees Recognized by FCPS Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Carlyn Floyd who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Principal and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

A Fairfax native dedicated to giving back to the caring and student-centered school system that opened so many doors for her, Carlyn has made relationships the foundation of her work at Woodson High School. Carlyn has actively changed Cavalier culture to create a healthy balance of academic and social-emotional success, creating a school where every student is valued and forging a common sense of identity as #OneWoodson. Carlyn uses a variety of data to inform comprehensive and creative solutions to challenges. Believing connections through experiences are at the heart of all relationships and learning, she is always available to anyone in the Woodson community. Families and faculty alike appreciate Carlyn’s collaborative approach as a leader, mentor, teacher, and friend.

Congratulations to our following staff members who were also recognized at this year's FCPS Honors Ceremony!

  • Mike Kuykendall, English Teacher

    Region 5 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher and Outstanding Secondary New Teacher Finalist

  • Susie Hamrock, Health and Physical Education Teacher
    Outstanding Secondary Teacher School and Pyramid-Level Recipient
  • Paul Akrasi, Building Supervisor III
    Outstanding School-based Operational Employee School-level Recipient
  • Jackie O'Brien, Administrative Assistant I
    Outstanding School-based Operational Employee School-level Recipient
  • Chris Hogge, Certified Athletic Trainer
    Outstanding School-based Professional Employee School-level Recipient

Thank you to Maura Edwards for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison. 

12. Congratulations to WTW's Retirees

Congratulations to the following staff members celebrating their retirement.  They made a huge impact on our students, staff and Woodson community!

  • Paul Adam, Technology Education Teacher
  • Dan Checkosky, Director of Student Activities
  • Meg Duarte, Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Teacher
  • Karla Eaton, English Teacher
  • Laura Fargotstein, Instructional Assistant
  • Kurt Haldeman, Chemistry Teacher
  • Debra Helms, Spanish Language Teacher
  • Lorri Howeth, Adapted PE Teacher
  • Jon Morgan, Chemistry Teacher
  • Laura Mullins, Instructional Assistant

Student Services Department

Woodson's amazing Student Services Department wishes everyone a relaxing summer break.

13. 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.

Graduation Day

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. 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.  

Students getting on school bus

16. Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served to students enrolled in summer school at all FCPS summer school locations this year.

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites beginning June 14 and ending August 8. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. 

The meal kits will be available for pick up Tuesday mornings. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

17. College & Career Center News

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. Our Region 5 Financial Aid/Paying for College Night hosted by College Access Fairfax will be on Thursday, 6 October 2022, at Fairfax High School. There will be additional Virtual Financial Aid Nights. More info will be sent out in August.
  • Please refer to our Senior Padlet for College Planning Resources such as the Common App Step by Step Guide, Common App Essay Prompts, the Opportunities Book, Recordings of Previous Senior Nights & more.
  •  College Rep Visits for Rising Juniors & Seniors will resume in September. The schedule will be posted in Naviance – Colleges – Research Colleges – College Visits. 

Cavaliers, are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume and explore your interests? 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.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer break!

Christine Lieb-Mosley
College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661

Woodson College & Career Center Padlets

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)