Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 15, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

For more information on local celebrations, visit the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services website.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 20
AAP Parent Information Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(See details below)

Monday, September 26
Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah
(Teacher Workday)

Wednesday, September 28
 First Walking Wednesday
(See details below)

Wednesday, October 5
Holiday - Yom Kippur
No School

Monday, October 10
Student Holiday - Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Teacher Workday)

Monday, October 24
Holiday - Diwali
No School

Wednesday, October 26
Walking Wednesday

Friday, October 28
End of First Quarter
2 Hr Early Dismissal (1:40 PM)

Monday, October 31
Student Holiday - No School
(Teacher Workday)


Advanced Academic Program (AAP)

Elementary Parent Information Meeting
Tuesday, September 20

A parent information meeting will be held at Hunters Woods Elementary on Tuesday, September 20 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Mrs. Tompkins, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, will provide information about levels of service and answer questions about advanced academic services. A separate parent session will be held November 3 to explain the screening processes. You may reach Mrs. Tompkins at

For more information and details, please see the AAP Fall Newsletter.

Join Us for Walking Wednesdays!

Our First Walking Wednesday is September 28

In addition to our weekly Workout Wednesdays, we are excited to announce
Walking Wednesdays (the 4th Wednesday of each month).



Important Reminders

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

The safety of our students and staff is our priority.
Please help us keep everyone safe by following these procedures:

  • Our school doors and Kiss and Ride open for students at 8:40 AM. Students should be in school, unpacked, and ready for class to begin by 8:55 AM.
  • Drive slowly when entering and exiting the Kiss & Ride loop.
  • Students should enter and exit their car on the passenger side only.
  • Follow posted speed limits on Colts Neck and Steeplechase (25 MPH) and come to a complete stop at the 4-way stop sign.
  • Students should NOT be dropped off at the crosswalks or at the stop signs; they should be dropped off in the Kiss and Ride loop.
  • If you arrive late to school (after 8:55 AM), please park in a parking space in the school parking lot and walk your student into the main office.
  • If you need to pick up a student before our 3:40 PM dismissal time, please do so before 3:00 PM (the office is busy preparing for dismissal and buses arrive after 3:00 PM). Students will not be called to the office until the parent/guardian arrives. You will be directed to our computer system to complete the sign out process.
  • If you need to change the way your child should be dismissed, please email the teacher and the main office staff ( before 12:00 PM. Please try and keep these changes to a minimum and/or for an emergency.

We appreciate your help in keeping our students, staff, and community safe.


FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Applications

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 as soon as possible. The online application is available now.  

If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.


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