Weyanoke Update for December 12, 2023

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ይህንን ዜና መፅሄት በሌሎች ቋንቋዎች ለማንበብ፤ እባክዎን ድረ ገፃችንን ይጎብኙ

اس نیوزلیٹر کو دوسری زبانوں میں پڑھنے کیلئے ، براہ مہربانی ہماری ویب سائیٹ ملاحظہ کیجیئے۔

Grade 2

Second-grade students visited the Children's Science Center last week, they observed demonstrations and engaged in hands-on experiences that related to the social studies and science standards they are learning at school.


Weyanoke Family Market Night

Join us to receive a variety of fresh produce and shelf-stable items provided by the Capital Area Food Bank at no cost.

Thursday, December 14 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Weyanoke Cafeteria


Winter Break Reminder

On behalf of all the staff at Weyanoke ES, we want to wish everyone a happy and healthy Winter Break! We are thankful for your support and engagement this year. There will be no school from Monday, December 18, to Monday, January 1, 2024. Enjoy this time with your family and friends and come prepared for a wonderful 2024! 

We look forward to welcoming students back, classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2. The Weyanoke office will be closed during the break.

weather video

❄️ Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made.

FCPS’ website is generally the first place where we will post an emergency weather closing. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in SIS ParentVUE, bookmark the FCPS website, and plan for childcare if appropriate.

⛄ Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

Your school’s principal will monitor the weather for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories that may prevent children from being outside. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance getting cold weather clothing for your family, please call Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) at 703-222-0880. Their multilingual staff can assist with any challenges you are facing, including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare. Please come look through the Weyanoke Lost and Found in the cafeteria for any of your student’s jackets and other items. 

Two girls walk into school. "Attend Today Achieve Tomorrow

Attendance updates

Weyanoke staff and administrators want to remind parents and caregivers of the FCPS approved reasons for excused absences. Legitimate reasons for excused absences may include:

  • illness of the student,
  • death in the family,
  • doctor or dental appointment,
  • observance of a religious holiday,
  • suspension (for clarification of suspension regulations please refer to the Student Responsibilities and Rights policy), or
  • another reason acceptable to the principal or her designee.

The principal or her designee determines whether or not absences will be excused and may require a physician’s note in cases of chronic or long term illness. Parents, caregivers, and students are encouraged to prearrange excused absences when possible. Please refer to the FCPS 2023-2024 school calendar when planning any travel or vacations to make sure the dates align with the FCPS school days, as vacation and travel days are not legitimate reasons for excused absences.  

Free Webinars and Events for Families This Winter

The Family Resource Center offers free webinars for adults to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. The following events are currently scheduled.

For more information and to register for the webinars, click on the linked titles.

December 18-20 - Winter Olympics Camp for Students Grades 2-8 

Annandale High School will be sponsoring a 3-day Winter Olympics Camp at Poe Middle School for students in 2nd through 8th grade during Winter Break. Camp will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30am-3:00pm. Cost is $100. Payment will be accepted during drop off on the first day. https://bit.ly/Olympics23Poe

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, December 14, 5:00 p.m. - Family Market Night
  • Friday, December 15 – Deadline to submit AAP Full-Time (level IV) services referral form (Grades 2-7)
  • December 18 - January 1 - Winter Break
  • Monday, January 1 - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday, January 2 - Classes Resume
  • Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School