Weyanoke Update for August 4, 2022

This Weekend is Tax Free Weekend

August 5-7, 2022 will be a three-day sales tax holiday in the state of Virginia. For more information, visit Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday webpage.

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Welcome Back Woodchucks Meet & Greet

Save the date!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Come meet your teachers. Don't miss it!

Say Yes to FCPS!- FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants! You will find information about the application process here.  You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process. To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page.  Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Upcoming Sessions:

August 10, 17, 24 and 31

Student Medication Protocol Updates

This school year, FCPS is changing some of our medication protocols to help ensure the safety and integrity of our medication administration management:

  • If your student has asthma and you would like for your student to have an inhaler at school, please see the information on our website about some changes to the process. If your child no longer has asthma, please let your school’s Public Health Nurse know and their health information will be updated.
  • Any time you drop off or pick up a medication in the health room, a NEW Medication Delivery/Pick Up Form will be completed and signed by both the parent/guardian and the School Health Aide or FCPS staff member. This form will document that all required authorizations are complete, and the number of pills or amount of medication accepted/returned. A copy of the form will be given to the parent/guardian and school administrator.
  • Medications received will be verified to ensure the description of the medication on the container/packaging matches the medication in the container.
  • All medications must be in the original pharmacy container. Over the counter (OTC) medications must be in an unopened original container. It will no longer be acceptable for parents/guardians to bring in refills from home and place them into the container that was originally brought to the health room.
  • Only a 30-day supply of medications should be brought to school. No more than 100 tablets or pills of OTC medication should be brought to school.

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Immunization Requirements

Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Several clinics are coming up soon in your area if your child needs an immunization to complete their records for the 2022-23 school year. 

Be sure to register today!

Annandale District Office, 7611 Little River Turnpike, #400-E, Annandale, VA, 22003 

  • Friday, August 5, 1-4 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19, 1-4 p.m.

Appointments are required, call 703-246-7100.

You will need to bring to your appointment: 

Remember to request documentation of your child’s immunizations and bring that to your school as soon as possible. 

You can also make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 


Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

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. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 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 the meals for students webpage for updated information during the summer. 

Kids are Scientists Too

Thomas Jefferson KAST club offering fun summer camp

VA KAST is hosting a fun and interactive summer camp this month! Each session will be two hours long and will include fun experiments such as slime, build your own catapult, and fruit powered lights! You can sign up for each day individually! The camp spans from August 8th to 12th and the cost is $4 for each day your child attends.

Please feel free to email tjhsstkast@gmail.com if you have any questions! 

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GrandInvolve: Changing the World, One Child at a Time

Would you like to have a unique and interesting volunteer experience while making a difference in a school, classroom, family, or in one child’s life? Join in at GrandInvolve, a nonprofit program that facilitates volunteer opportunities in 25 of Fairfax County’s Title I Elementary Schools!

GrandInvolve is currently recruiting adult volunteers who are interested to provide classroom assistance with math, reading, and other simple educational tasks that the teacher requests. For a rewarding experience with flexible hours and various responsibilities, consider volunteering with GrandInvolve for this coming school year. Find more information (including an automated Volunteer Interest Form) at www.grandinvolve.org. Questions? Email info@grandinvolve.org.

Are you moving?

The school needs to have current addresses for all of our students. If you have moved or are planning to move outside the Weyanoke boundaries before August 19, please call the school office so we can update our records.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, August 18, 3:30-4:30 and 5:30-6:30  - Welcome Back Woodchucks Meet & Greet
  • Monday, August 22 - First Day of School
  • Thursday, September 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Back to School Night 
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. - PTA Ice Cream Social in the cafeteria

Click to see the full 2022-2023 School Year Calendar