Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | August 12, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, August 13
Cardboard Box Regatta
Lake Anne - 2:00 PM

Monday, August 15
Main Office Closed until 1:00 PM
PTA School Beautification Day (2:00 PM-7:00 PM)

Thursday, August 18
Open House (In Person)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(See details below)

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Thursday, September 8
Back to School Night (Virtual)
(Details coming soon)


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The Main Office will be closed on Monday, August 15 until 1:00 PM.
Office hours will be 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. 
Staff will be attending Professional Development meetings in the morning.


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Bus & Classroom Assignments

Bus Assignments - Student bus assignments are now available in ParentVue. You can find the information under the "Student Information" tab. If you need assistance or have not registered for ParentVue, please call the main office at 703-262-7400.

Classroom Teacher Assignments - Student classroom assignments will be sent via the eNotify email system by Wednesday, August 17.


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Open House is Coming!

(In-Person) Thursday, August 18

Please join us for an in-person Open House to meet your new teacher on Thursday, August 18.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting our new ones! This event will be in-person with alphabetically staggered time slots based on last names.

This is a meet-and-greet opportunity and a chance to drop off school supplies. Classroom presentations will occur at our Back to School Night on September 8. 

On August 18, please arrive at the times below based on your student's last name:

                            (Last Names A - F)    2:00 - 2:30 PM

                            (Last Names G - L)    2:30 - 3:00 PM

                            (Last Names M - R)   3:00 - 3:30 PM

                            (Last Names S - Z)    3:30 - 4:00 PM


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School & Office Hours

Main Office
Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The first day of school is Monday, August 22. School hours are 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM for GR Preschool - GR 6.

Our front doors and Kiss & Ride doors open to students at 8:40 AM and students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to begin at 8:55 AM.


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School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.


Free and Reduced-Price Meals

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Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

Paper copies of the application are also available in the main office.


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School Clinic Updates

New Process for Medication Management

The safety of your student is a priority for us. This school year, we are changing some medication protocols to help ensure the safety of our medication administration management in Fairfax County Public Schools. These changes include:

  • Any time you drop off or pick up a medication in the health room, a 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 currently in 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.

All requirements outlined in FCPS Regulation 2102, First Aid, Emergency Treatment and Administration of Medication for Students, continue to apply.  We appreciate your support in implementing these new safety practices.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 571-460-3831.

Ana Mira, Fairfax County Health Department, School Public Health Nurse
Email: amira1@fcps.edu
703-262-7400

Changes to Asthma Action Plans

I would like to share some changes to the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) asthma care plan process beginning this school year 2022-23.  As part of the asthma care plan for your student we will use the Virginia Asthma Action Plan template developed by the Virginia Asthma Coalition and adopted by the Virginia Department of Education to guide the care your student receives and serve as the health care provider orders. For your convenience, you may click  here for a copy of the Virginia Asthma Action Plan and form. The Virginia Asthma Action Plan is an important tool to communicate and coordinate asthma management between the health care provider, parent/guardian, and school.

If your student has a rescue asthma medication prescribed, please have this form completed by your student’s health care provider and bring in your student’s own rescue medication to the school health room. The health care provider must be licensed to prescribe medication in the U.S.  Additionally,

  • The prescriber must complete the yellow and red zone (Peak Flow is optional).
  • If asthma medication is to be given prior to exercise, this must be checked off in the appropriate box above the Yellow Zone on the form.
  • If the prescriber approves your student to carry and administer the medication, the appropriate box above where the prescriber signs must be checked.
  • Parent/guardian must also sign this document.

Once your health care provider has completed the Virginia Asthma Action Plan, you will need to complete the FCPS Authorization for VA Asthma Action Plan (SS/SE-65) on the school website authorizing the principal designee/SHA/PHN/school staff to administer the asthma medication to your student. 

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your collaboration in keeping your student safe and healthy!

Ana Mira, Fairfax County Health Department, Public Health Nurse
Email: amira1@fcps.edu
703-262-7400


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HWES Employment Opportunities  

We are looking for energetic family members, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come and join our Hunters Woods Elementary staff. HWES is a positive work environment, and we are ready to fill the following opportunities with members of our community. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Student Monitors

Hourly 8:40 a.m. – 3:55 p.m., Monday-Friday, $16.36 per Hour

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day, including but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials, and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience is equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed, and have general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mr. Condill, Assistant Principal, at cbcondill@fcps.edu or call the main office at 703-262-7400.

Dining Room Assistant

Hourly 10:50-2:00 Monday-Friday, $12.25 per Hour

Description

Assists students during lunch time.  Supervises student clean-up, keeps order and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications

Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children. 

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mr. Condill, Assistant Principal, at cbcondill@fcps.edu or call the main office at 703-262-7400.


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HWES PTA News & Events

The HWES PTA is busy getting ready for a great school year! 

School Beautification Day will be held on Monday, August 15. Visit the Sign Up Genius here for this event. We invite anyone who is available that day to come out and help us make the school look its best. Currently, we are getting all new sidewalks and a newly paved parking lot. On August 15, we will power wash, weed, mulch and plant new flowers. If you can come anytime between 2pm-7pm and help, it would be very much appreciated. Bring along any garden tools you have (shovels, gloves, wheelbarrows, power washer, etc.). 

To welcome staff members new to HWES, we'll be hosting a breakfast on Thursday, August 11, and to welcome the entire HWES staff back, we'll be hosting a second breakfast on Monday, August 15. Visit these links below to volunteer:

Sign Up Genius for New Teacher Breakfast on August 11.

Sign Up Genius for All Staff Breakfast on August 15.

We appreciate any time you can donate to these events. Thank you and we look forward to an exciting new school year!


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HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20