Wise Words 8/19/22

In This Week's Wise Words: 

🌟 Principal's Message

🌟 Kiss & Ride Registration & Procedures

🌟 Breakfast & Lunch Reminders

🌟 Attendance

🌟 Emergency Care Card Forms

🌟 Room Parent Sign Up

🌟 School Supply List

🌟 Girls on the Run Registration is Open!

🌟 Digital Resources Parent Permission

🌟 Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

🌟 Save the Dates

Principal's Message


Dear Shrevewood Families,

What a joy it was being back together with our students and families today at Open House! We loved seeing all of you and cannot wait to see the wonderful things our students achieve this school year.

We have a lot of information to share today in the Wise Words in order to prepare for Monday. As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. As we begin a new year, please be patient as buses may run later than usual and the Kiss and Ride line will be longer. We will work together to ensure a safe return to school for all.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Joshua DeSmyter, Principal

Katie Vandawalker, Assistant Principal

Kiss & Ride Registration and Procedures


In order to streamline our Kiss and Ride process, you must register your child(ren) so that you are assigned a kiss and ride number.

Once you register, you will receive a laminated number to display in the front window of your car and your child(ren) will receive a number for their backpacks. We will use the numbers at dismissal in order for students to be dismissed when their ride arrives. Each family only needs to fill out the registration one time.

Thank you so much for your help in ensuring a safe, smooth, and speedy dismissal for all Shrevewood students!

Below are our general guidelines for entering Kiss & Ride safely and respectfully:

  1. Students need to be able to enter and exit the vehicle from the passenger side (right) of the vehicle.  It is not safe to have children walk around to the driver side. 
  2. Parents/Guardians are requested to remain in the vehicle as school staff will open doors. 
  3. Students cannot load or unload outside of the Kiss & Ride lane that is marked with orange cones. 
  4. Please be patient in the first few weeks, as logistics with student numbers may lend to longer wait times. 

Breakfast & Lunch Reminders


Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are NO longer provided at no cost.  Breakfast will be $1.75.  Lunch will be $3.25, milk $0.60. Breakfast and lunch will be served beginning the first day of school.  Money can be added to your child(ren)’s accounts using www.myschoolbucks.com.  You can find the menu for breakfast and lunch at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/shrevewood-elementary.

Free and Reduced-Price Status

Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive these benefits through the end of September.  A new application must be filled out each new school year and forms are available online now: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/food-and-nutrition-programs/free-and-reduced-price-meals.  Applications are accepted at any time, but we encourage you to apply or renew your application before the end of September. Call (703) 813-4800 if you need help. This must be completed for eligible students to receive free meals.


As a reminder, school begins at 9:20 am and ends at 4:05 pm. Please notify us if your child will be absent or late to school.  We will have an automated “call-out” at approximately 11 a.m. for students who were absent without prior notification. If you receive that call, please contact our office the next day. 

Here is how you may report your child being absent or late to school:

Attendance Line | 703-645-6666

Main Office | 703-645-6600


Or the online attendance form:


Emergency Care Card Forms

Emergency Care Card Forms are important in helping us contact you in case of an emergency. Parents can help by assuring that the school has the most up-to-date information. 

Please update any information by using weCare@School, via your SIS ParentVue account (located under “FCPS Links” when you log in to https://sisparent.fcps.edu/), then you click on the weCare@School section.  Once you have verified the information is correct, you will “Send the Form” and you are all set.  Please see the weCare website for more detailed information about how to complete this form. 

Families who are unable to complete the form online will receive a preprinted copy which will need to be updated and returned with a signature.  When you submit information via weCare@School, you do NOT have to submit a signed paper form.

For your convenience, many FCPS forms (such as the Emergency Care form and medication forms) can be found on the FCPS website, using the search function and keywords: general registration forms. Choose the form you need, complete it, print it, and send it in with your child. This will save time if you need to complete forms for more than one child. Once you print the form for one child, click “reset” and all the parent information will remain the same.

Emergency Care Card Forms updates/verification are due the first day of school. 

Room Parent Sign Up

The 2022 - 2023 school year is here! Do you want to get involved in the Shrevewood Community and help classroom teachers at the same time? Sign up to be a Room Parent!  

What is a Room Parent? A Room Parent can be any adult caregiver or family member interested in helping a specific class.

Each classroom will have one or more parent/adult volunteer(s) that will help make life easier (and sometimes more fun!) for the classroom teachers.  Some possible examples: getting the word out about PTA events, helping teachers find volunteers when needed, celebrating birthdays/Teacher Appreciation Week and more!

You can use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/5wqr2wfVM5mvyt9e8.  If you have any questions, reach out to Emily Gillotte, the Room Parent Coordinator, at ShrevewoodRoomParents@gmail.com.

School Supply List

Check out your student's grade level supply list for this upcoming school year! CLICK HERE to get your student ready.

Girls on the Run Registration is Open!

Registration will open for Girls on the Run at Shrevewood from August 15th - September 6th. You can sign up your 3rd-6th grader and even volunteer to be a parent coach.

Registration Link:


The running season will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the upper field from 7:45am-9:05am from September 13th-November 20th.

For questions, please email GOTRShrevewood@gmail.com or info@gotrnova.org.

Digital Resources Parent Permission


Fairfax County Public Schools provides access to digital resources to maximize learning opportunities and protect student privacy. Each FCPS digital resource has had an instructional and technical review. Information about the educational technology tools approved for use within FCPS can be found in the online Digital Ecosystem Library

Some FCPS-approved resources require parental consent. It is critical that parents respond to the request for parental permission so teachers can plan to use the best technology tools with students this school year.

Parents can find more information about FCPS-approved digital resources on the Digital Resources in FCPS webpage.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-outs listed there.  Parents that do not have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Save the Date

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2 - No School

Monday, September 5 - No School

PTA Back to School Picnic

Friday, September 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

⭐Back to School Night⭐

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The 2022-23 school calendar was approved by the School Board.  To find out more about next year's school calendar, visit the FCPS website