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Please join WHES Administrators for Information and meet our PE, Music, FLES, Guidance and Art Teachers
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:30-7:30pm
A link will be sent via enotify on Wednesday
Classroom Teachers will be sending information about grade level nights directly to parents. At this time, please save the following dates:
Third Grade – September 16 @ 7:30pm
Kindergarten – September 17 @ 6:30pm
Fourth Grade – September 24 @ 5:00pm
Breakfast and Lunch
FCPS has received approval to continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all students in Fairfax County! Meals can be picked up every day from 8:00am - 12:30pm at the food sites.
The closest location for our families is Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria. Bus Stops in the WHES attendance area:
7:20am - Madge Lane and Graves Street
7:45am - Forest Place and Washington Square Apartments
The current bus routes can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
If you have not completed a lunch application, please do so online in English or Spanish as soon as possible. If you want a paper copy you can print one at the following by going to the Food and Nutrition page on the FCPS website. You can also call the school at 703-799-2000 if you need assistance or a paper copy of the application. We ask that you also complete the Consent to Exchange Information (Section 4) of the application. This will allow your family to access other benefits.
One new benefit is that FCPS has made arrangements with COX cable to pay for internet access for families that have a financial need. The approval letter for free and/or reduced lunch will provide the evidence. Please complete the application as the first step in determining if your family can take advantage of this new support.
Consent Forms for Digital Resources
We need your help! Many of the software applications your child may use this year require parental consent. You will find the list of applications by accessing our school’s adopted digital resources page, on which you will also find the online permission form. To provide your parental consent for each student in your family, please follow this link and complete the information as soon as possible!
Beginning of the Year Testing
The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics. Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. It is important students complete the iReady assessment independently so teachers can pinpoint what skills they need to work on with students. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. For questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage. Below you will find additional resources that should help.
Family Resources Handout
iREADY videos for parents
iREADY checklist for families
It is very important that students attend school every day. FCPS and the Virginia Department of Education have stated student attendance must be recorded every school day.
- Parents should report their student’s absences to school any day students are unable to participate in learning, including on Mondays. They may report the absences by calling the WHES attendance line 703-799-2020 or emailing: https://woodleyhillses.fcps.edu/attendance-form .
- When parents do not report their students’ absences, teachers and school personnel will call to identify the student’s absence reasons.
- An eNotify (electronic) message will be sent to parents about the student absence. Parents should then call the school and provide information about the student absence.
For more information about FCPS Attendance policies, click this link: https://www.fcps.edu/attendance .
FCPS Opt Out Booklet Available
FCPS Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms
Spanish 2020-21 K-8 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms
Please review the information in the links above if you do not want your or your child’s information released or to not participate in certain instruction. You do not have to do anything if you do not have any objections. The form is due no later than September 30, 2020. Additional translated versions of the booklet can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/opt-out-forms
Student Technology Needs
If anything changes with your home’s technology resources, please alert your child’s teacher. For example, if your child needs a laptop or your home does not have reliable internet access please let the teacher know. The information will be passed along to our technology team, who will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment. Mi-fi devices have been ordered and families will be contacted who are in the queue to receive them. Please contact Theresa Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-799-2000 to arrange pickup.
Woodley Hills PreK Class
It is so important that we are able to stay in contact with all of our parents and guardians. We also want you to stay current on school news and plans, so your current contact information is essential. This is especially important because we will need to regularly notify our families about program changes, opportunities, distribution of items and school events. Contact information may be updated through Parent View. In addition, we need you to complete the Health Information Form and the Emergency Care form for your child. You can print out these required forms and drop them off when you pick up your child’s supplies. You can also submit the forms online by going to your FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the weCare@school (weCare) module. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool.
How to create a SIS ParentVUE Account https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsE49qe7-18&feature=youtu.be
Our PreK still has space for school year 20-21. If you have a child that is 4 years old, do not delay. Apply now! The PreK Office is quickly processing applications.
Apply safely at home from your phone here: https://bit.ly/PreKEng
For more information please call: 703-208-7900
El programa de FCPS PreK todavía tiene espacios para el año escolar 20-21. Si tiene un niño de 4 años, no espere. Aplique Hoy! Estamos procesando aplicaciones rápidamente.
Aplique de forma segura de su casa por su teléfono aquí:
Para más información por favor llame 704-208-7901
Correo electrónico: email@example.com
Quick Access Links for Parents
How to create a SIS ParentVUE Account
Parent Technology Help Desk - 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. Get more information about the Parent Technology Help Desk
Update your Contact Information - Parent View
Complete Health and Emergency Contact Information - FCPS 24/7 (Blackboard) account to access the (weCare) module. https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool
Virtual Learning Tech Tips - Video learning playlist
Tips on signing in, locating and submitting assignments in Google Classroom.
Access your child’s BBCU link - https://youtu.be/TIv-jTVEE7s
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Español -https://youtu.be/dhWoNwhDGg4
Register Now for September Webinars
10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids
Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for their schoolwork, chores and attitude? How can you prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models? How are teachers/parents going to keep kids on task without shutting down?
It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens.
Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, will show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.
- Stop Defiance, Disrespect, & Meltdowns
- Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time
- Create Stress-Free Mornings, Homework, & Bedtime
- Get Kids Off Screens Without a Fight
- Motivate Strong-Willed Kids without Crushing Their Spirits
- Prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models.
Friday September 18, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Register for 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids
Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series
9/24 Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures & Expectations
- Overview on establishing and maintaining routines, procedures, and expectations.
Strategies to teach and reinforce routines, procedures, & expectations
10/22 Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control
11/19 Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond
12/17 All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication
01/21 Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors
02/18 Teaching your Children to Follow Directions
03/18 Effectively Communicating with Your Child
04/22 Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence
Thursday September 24, 2020, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Register for Setting the Stage for Good Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations
September 16: Virtual Back to School Night
September 16: Third Grade BTSN – 7:30pm
September 17 – Kindergarten BTSN – 6:30pm
October 12: Indigenous People's Day - Student Holiday
October 30: First Grading Period Ends
November 2-3: Student Holidays
November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday
December 21 - January 1, 2021: Winter Break - Student Holiday
2020-21 Standard School Year Calendar
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