Woodson Weekly - March 31st

Woodson Weekly

Woodson Weekly -
March 31st

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

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National Honor Society

The newest members of the Woodson chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted on Thursday night.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday-Friday, April 3rd-7th - Spring Break Holidays - School Office Closed

Thursday, April 13th - 2 Hour Early Release, End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, April 13th - Career Day (see #4)

Friday, April 14th - Religious and Cultural Observance Day - Orthodox Good Friday, Teacher Workday, No School for Students

Thursday, April 20th - Religious and Cultural Observance Day - Eid al Fitr (begins at sundown)

Friday, April 21st - Student Holiday; Religious and Cultural Observance Day - Eid al Fitr

Monday, April 24th - Community Meeting on the Dangers of Fentanyl; 6:30-8pm at Woodson HS Auditorium (see #5)

Monday, May 29th - School Holiday; Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 6th - Graduation for the Class of 2023, 7:30pm EagleBank Arena; Underclass students dismiss at 10:30am

Friday, June 16th - Last Day of School; Early Release

The complete FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

Message from Dr. Floyd

Happy Friday Woodson!

I hope all our families have a restful Spring Break! Please know the school will be closed over break, including the main office. 

Thank you,

Dr. Floyd


Mr. Schneider's Entrepreneurship students created games to use for deeper understanding in their financial unit.

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Spring Break Office Hours
2. Opt-In to No-cost Mental Health Teletherapy for Students
3. Proposed Updates to Students Rights and Responsibilities
4. Career Day on April 13th
5. Community Meeting on the Dangers of Fentanyl
6. Woodson 5K
7. New Class of 2023 Events
8. Volunteers Needed for All Night Grad Party (Cav Cruise) 
9. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
10. Attendance Procedures
11. AP Exam Schedule
12. Senior Class News
13. Tutor.com for Exam Prep
14. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook
15. Laptop Tech Support Hours 
16. Woodson's PTSO

NEW News

1. Spring Break Office Hours

The Woodson school offices will be closed from Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th.

Offices will re-open on Monday, April 10th at 7:30 a.m.

If there is an urgent situation where you need to contact a school administrator, please contact Dr. Floyd at cefloyd@fcps.edu or Director of Student Services, Josh Peters at fjpeters@fcps.edu.

2. Opt-In to No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for Students

FCPS has partnered with Hazel Health to begin offering virtual mental health services to high school students via live video sessions. Starting Monday, April 10, parents/caregivers who have been struggling to find a therapist for their child or who notice changes in their child’s behavior will be able to connect them virtually with a licensed therapist. 

The first step for parents is to provide information through an opt-in form. 

Teletherapy Services Opt-In Process

1 - Opt-In via SIS ParentVUEParents can Opt-In their children via SIS ParentVUE: 

  • Click on Student Info 
  • Click on Edit Information
  • Click on the dropdown arrow, choose “Yes” to Opt-In
  • Click Save Changes
TeleMental Health Opt In

2 - Opt-In via Submitting an Opt-In Form to the School

For more details, visit FCPS’ Teletherapy webpage.

3. Proposed Updates to Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Department of Special Services will host a virtual meeting for the FCPS community regarding proposed updates to the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) regulation on Monday, April 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the suggested updates and ask questions via Zoom Chat. Language interpretation will be available in Spanish. A certified deaf interpreter will be available as well. Please register online.

Cav Kudos

Cav Kudos! These students were recognized for helping Woodson build a great school culture one interaction at a time.

4. Career Day on April 13th

Thank you to those community members who have signed up for our Thursday, April 13th Career Day. 

We have about 10-13 slots left if you are interested in sharing your career with our students.  Session one is 8:20-9:10, session two 9:20-10:10, session three 10:20-11:10.

We would love to have you for any or all of the sessions. Please let us know if you prefer small group (about 30 students), medium group (about 60 students), or large group (about 300 students) and which sessions work best for you. 

If interested reach out to pdisalvo@fcps.edu and kebenzinger@fcps.edu.  

5. Community Meeting on the Dangers of Fentanyl

One Pill Can Kill

Last month, the division hosted a conversation on the dangers of fentanyl. During this impactful event, audience members heard testimonials from individuals affected by the opioid epidemic and learned facts from medical experts and law enforcement representatives. 

The conversation will continue on Monday, April 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Woodson High School. Transportation will be available from select schools throughout the county. View the registration page for details. 

Visit our Opioid Awareness webpage for more information. Visit the Fairfax County Government webpage on opioids for information on how you can take action and how to get help for yourself or loved ones.

6. Woodson 5K

It’s time to register for the 13th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 29th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit Venicos Unidos which is an organization dedicated to providing children with safe and engaging after-school activities and helping students overcome academic achievement gaps.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $30 through on-line or mail-in registration forms before Friday, April 14th. The price increases to $40 after April 14th. 

Woodson students and staff can register for just $20 – only through MySchoolBucks.

Registration will take place up until race time. The event begins and ends outside of entrance #1. Every participant receives a Woodson 5K shirt.

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  djschaefer@fcps.edu

7. New Class of 2023 Events

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming events below. We are looking forward to celebrating our Class of 2023!

Celebrate Your Plan Day will be on Monday, May 15th during all lunches (11:20 am - 1:20 pm) in the Auditorium Lobby. What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...? We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans! Celebrate Your Plan Day (formerly known as Balloon Day) has been a Woodson tradition for many years. Seniors will post paper balloons, with their plans written on them, on the windows in the Auditorium Lobby where they will be on display until after graduation. We’ll also have some treats available for seniors as well. We can’t wait to celebrate our seniors!!!

The Senior Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 2, 2023, 9:45 – 11:15 am in the Woodson Auditorium. We look forward to further celebrating our Class of 2023 by recognizing their academic achievements, U.S. Service Academy appointments and ROTC scholarships, military enlistments, as well as our Woodson faculty and leadership awards. Seniors who report receipt of a scholarship will have their name and scholarship (but not the amount) listed on a rolling slide and in our printed program. To report a scholarship, seniors should complete this survey. The survey closes on May 24, and can only be access by students, who must use their fcpsschools.net account to access it. We ask that Seniors only report scholarships that they are actually using…not every scholarship they may have earned in total. Personal invitations will go out no later than May 24th to students who are receiving an award at the ceremony. All seniors, regardless of whether they are receiving an award or not, are invited to join us to celebrate their classmates. Dress code for the ceremony is business casual.

Please email our College & Career Specialist, Christine Lieb-Mosley, at cliebmosley@fcps.edu or our Director of Student Services, Josh Peters, at fjpeters@fcps.edu if you have any questions about the awards ceremony. 

Prom Dress Shop

Woodson's Senior Prom is on Saturday, May 13th at Westwood County Club

8. Volunteers Needed for All Night Grad Party (Cav Cruise)

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2023 All Night Grad Party (Cav Cruise)!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2023 on Tuesday, June 6th at The St. James, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer.

Also, mark your calendar for the Cav Cruise fundraiser at Mim's Food on Wednesday, April 12th from 4-8pm. While at Mim's Food, you can register to attend Cav Cruise, purchase a 2023 yard sign, buy raffle tickets for VIP graduation seats, and make a donation to the event.

Questions? Send an email to woodsoncavcruise@gmail.com

9. College & Career Center News

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming events below. Newsletters, Scholarship & Enrichment Opportunities, Military Resources & more can be found in the Woodson College & Career Padlets.

  • Northern Virginia Regional College Fair at George Mason University on Tuesday, April 4

Please access the live Calendar below for event information, registration links & additional events.

College & Career Center Calendar

Science Fair Project

Regional Science Fair 2nd Place Winner - Nathaniel Kurland with his project, "The Effect of Total Volume on Volume of Harmonic Overtones on Violin."

PAST News, but still important

10. Attendance Procedures

Please review Woodson's attendance procedures to ensure accurate reporting for your student.  

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

Attendance Document

11. AP Exam Schedule

Woodson's AP exam schedule can be accessed on the Advanced Placement site. Exams will take place the first 2 weeks of May 2023.

12. Senior Class News

There's a lot of information on the Senior Class webpage - Final exam schedule, graduation rehearsal, senior awards ceremony, prom, and more!

Band Students

Woodson Band students travelled to Indianapolis, IN to perform at the National Concert Band Festival.

13. Tutor.com for Exam Prep

Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website

14. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook

Purchasing a Yearbook:

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! We print a limited quantity of yearbooks every year and we WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson's  code - 5278.

Thank you for your support of the Woodson Yearbook! For any questions, please email Staci Vega at slvega@fcps.edu.

15. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment using a ticket from the Support Portal.

Thank you, Woodson HS Tech Support Team

16. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. 

2022-23 PTSO Board -

Miklos Kiss - President 
Lena McGinn - VP Membership
Diane Raffaele - Secretary 
Kyle Durbin - Treasurer
Jill Battaglia - Communications

PTSO website https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/annlist

We look forward to a great school year! 

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)