Wakefield Forest - Message From the Principal

Back to School Night - Virtual

Wakefield Forest will host a virtual Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Information from the administrative team, our PTA President and School Board Members will be posted for you to review ahead of time. The administrative team will host a question and answer session from 6:00 – 7:00 PM and classroom teachers will hold two 30 minute sessions. Each session will contain the same information. Classroom teachers will send the link to access their Zoom session.

6:00 PM – Q & A for Families with the Admin Team

7:00 PM – Session 1 Teacher Session

7:30 PM – Session 2 Teacher Session

The Wolf Den - Quads

Now that students have settled into routines, finding classrooms and navigating our new facilities, we ask that families please drop and meet students at the gate to the wolf den or other space outside of the quad area. This will support our school safety plan and the smooth start and end of the school day.   

Water Bottles and Headphones - Needed Daily

All students should come to school with a water bottle daily. Each student K-6 should have headphones for use at school. Kindergarten students need headphones with a straight jack to accommodate the ipad they use in class. 

Calendar Reminders

Friday, Sept, 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate with family and friends.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

Renovation Corner

  • The school playground opened for student use on Monday, August 29, 2022. Some of the equipment was unable to be moved and reinstalled. Additional equipment is on order and will be installed when it's available. 
  • The school office is moving on Thursday, August 30th. The new office is located near door 1 in the front of the building. Please plan to use the new door 1 starting Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Reminder - Required Forms Due

We are still collecting forms for your students, which can be found online, filled out and printed and returned to us via your student. 

Required Forms:

Links to Forms:

Emergency Care Form


Health Information Form


Identification of Military Connected Students


Digital Consent Form


All forms are accessible on the main FCPS website at Forms.  If you are able to, please fill out the forms online and print them at home. If you wish to Opt-Out of certain services, please see the Opt-Out options on the FCPS website.   The Emergency Care and Health Information forms can also be completed and submitted using your ParentVUE account through WeCare. More information and directions to use WeCare can be found here: How to access WeCare

The FCPS updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. Log into ParentVue and you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Opt-Out Handbook and Forms

Please review the possible opt-outs and if you feel compelled to complete one it is included in this handbook. Please print any opt-outs forms and return to school as soon as possible so your request can be honored.  

Opt-out Handbook



FLE Opt-Out Forms:


Woodson HS Football Feeder Night

Wear your Wakefield Forest ES gear and meet Ms. Prindle and Ms. Williams in the end zone no later than 6:30 PM. This is a fun family event! Members of our school chorus will be performing the National Anthem at 6:55 PM.




September 23, 2022  7:00pm




Lewis Lancers

  • All students from the Woodson pyramid are admitted into the game with the presentation of the flyer (sent home in Thursday folders September 8th) and when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • All feeder school students will be recognized before the game at 6:40pm. Please meet at the scoreboard @ 6:30pm.
  • Call the Activities Hotline for updates (703) 503-4683

Safety Drills During the School Year

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. Each school has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Schools are required by state law to practice emergency drills, including lockdown drills, each year. Schools are required to notify parents and guardians at least 24 hours before a school conducts a lockdown drill. However, schools are not required to give the specific date and time of the drill in advance. The first lockdown drill of the school year must take place within the first 20 days of school. Preschool and kindergarten students are exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills. Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools.

COVID Updates

Last week, FCPS sent an update on COVID-19 layered prevention strategies that will continue to be in place this school year. While we had hoped that the pandemic would be behind us, it seems that COVID will be something we must manage as a community for the foreseeable future. FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal. 

Highlights from that guidance include: 

  • FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. 
  • The 5 Day Isolation Period will continue for COVID positive students and staff.
  • The CDC recommends the COVID vaccine as a safe and effective way of significantly lowering your risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death if you get infected. Vaccines are now available for our youngest students. However, COVID vaccines are not part of the required immunizations for school entry. 
  • At this time, masks are not required. The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is low. However, should the community level rise to “high,” FCPS would then require all students, staff, and visitors to wear a face covering when indoors on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles; except while actively eating/drinking). The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.
  • FCPS will no longer send a daily or weekly COVID case update. Parents/Guardians will only receive an email from their child’s school when several cases of COVID-19 occur in a single classroom, sports team, or extracurricular activity within a 14-day period. Individual case reports will be available on the FCPS COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

To stay up to date, please continue to review the Health and Safety Guidance on the FCPS website.