Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 23, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Attendance Awareness Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month
(September 15 - October 15) 

Monday, September 26
Student Holiday - Rosh Hashanah
(Teacher Workday) No School

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) No School

Friday, October 21
Student Picture Day
(Details coming soon)

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 - Teacher Workday
No School


Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 26

Monday, September 26, is a student holiday (no school for students) and a professional work day for teachers.

It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.


Digital Resources: Parent Consent Needed!


At HWES, we use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. Some of these tools require parental consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of resources that require parental consent here: After reviewing the list of digital tools, please complete this form to indicate whether or not your student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. 80% of HWES parents have already submitted this form. Our goal is 100%! Please complete the form TODAY if you haven’t already!

Reach out to your child's teacher, or our School-Based Technology Specialist, Laura King, if you have questions about this process. THANK YOU!

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).


News & Resources from FCPS

ESSER III Public Input

ESSER III Funding Supports Student Success: Your Voice Matters

In the fall of 2021, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. 

ESSER III focus areas have included resources for prevention and mitigation of COVID, academic services, multilingual engagement, support for students’ social emotional needs, and professional development. 

Your Voice Matters!

A feedback form will be live on the ESSER III webpage Friday, September 23. Your input will inform the School Board and FCPS staff on the community’s view of our work. Watch this video to see the impact ESSER III funds are having in our schools. Learn more on FCPS’ website

PRC Webinars

The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. It provides access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

Throughout the year it offers family and educator webinars. Upcoming sessions include: 

To join the PRC email list and receive notices of upcoming webinars, sign up for their News You Choose newsletter.


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