Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | August 19, 2022


We look forward to seeing our students on Monday, August 22 for the First Day of School!


Thank you very much to all our families and our wonderful PTA
for their endless hours of work to spruce up, plant, weed, mulch and
power-wash our school grounds!  What a beautiful way to begin the year!

We are also grateful for the Welcome Back breakfasts and lunch
that were provided by our HWES PTA! Everything was delicious!

Upcoming Dates

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
Bell Schedule: 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM
Doors open at 8:40 AM

Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5
No School (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, September 8
(Virtual) Back to School Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(Details coming soon)

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar


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.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Kiss & Ride

  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only (Entrance located on Steeplechase Drive).
  • AM drop-off is 8:40 am - 8:55 am.
  • PM pick-up begins at 3:40 pm.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into the designated Kiss & Ride lane before loading or unloading.
  • In the Kiss & Ride line, stay in a single line (it is unsafe to pass other cars).
  • Children should enter and exit cars from the passenger side ONLY.
  • Parents please stay in your car.
  • Please refrain from using cell phones in Kiss & Ride.
  • When pulling into and out of Kiss and Ride, please drive slowly.
  • When picking up from Kiss & Ride in the afternoon, please place the placard in the front window of your car that was given to you at Open House (if you missed Open House it will be sent home with your student(s) on the first day of school).


  • Please use Door #1 in the morning.  Doors will open at 8:40 am.
  • At dismissal, students will meet their parent/guardian at the flag pole area in front of the school.  
  • Students are dismissed at 3:40 pm.

Bus Information

  • Bus route information is available in SIS Parent VUE. If your child is eligible to ride a bus, it should list the stop and times. In Parent VUE, click on Student Information, and then at the bottom “additional information” and scroll down to see the bus information. 
  • Please make sure that you arrive at your stop location 10 minutes before the time listed. 
  • As a reminder, kindergarten students must be met at the stop by a trusted adult or student who is in 7th grade or older. 
  • It is also recommended that you get the “Here Comes the Bus” App.  This will show you where the bus is so you know when to expect it at your child’s stop. For more information on Here Comes the Bus, click here.

School Meal Information

To buy a school meal, students will need to enter their pin number.  All parents received an email with directions and your child's pin number.

To add money onto your child's account, please visit

For school menu information:

Free and Reduced-Price
Meal Applications

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible. A new application must be submitted every school year. Paper copies of the application are also available in the main office.

As of July 1, the US Department of Agriculture pandemic program to provide no-cost meals to all public school students has ended. This school year, parents will either need to provide their students with money to purchase meals at school, send them with a packed lunch, or apply (and be approved) for free and reduced-price meals benefits.  

Emergency Care Updates
Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using weCare@school (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUELearn more about WeCare and ParentVUE here.


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