Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 23, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

Attendance Awareness Month
(September)

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: https://hunterswoodses.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources. 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.

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20 

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 19, 2022

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Friendly Calendar Reminder 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 [email protected].

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

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 15, 2022

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15

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 [email protected].

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 ([email protected]) 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.

Tutor.com

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com 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 Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com 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 [email protected].

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.

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20 

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 8, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

Tonight
Thursday, September 8

(Virtual) Back to School Night
(See details below)

Sunday, September 11
Patriot Day

Wednesday, September 14
GR 3 Violin Program Parent Orientation
(See flyer in your student's Thursday folder today)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Principal's Coffee
6:30 - 7:00 PM

HWES PTA Meeting
7:00 PM

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

(Virtual) Back to School Night Tonight! Thursday, September 8 We look forward to seeing you (virtually) this evening at Back to School Night.

Back to School Night will be held virtually to provide grade-level curricular information and updates to all families. Classroom teachers will be sending Zoom Links and additional information directly to their students' families.

Thursday, September 8

Session 1  6:30 PM – 7:10 PM

Session 2:  7:20 PM – 8:00 PM

Classroom teachers will present the same information at Session 1 and 2. 

All sessions will be recorded and available for families who are unable to attend. 


Patriot Day
September 11, 2022

Today we remember and honor the victims, families, heroes, and survivors of 9/11, and the courage and determination of our nation's first responders. #NeverForgetVolunteer

Fairfax will be facilitating VolunteerFest 2022, a countywide day of service, on September 17. This is a great opportunity for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer. The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website. Additional 9/11 Day of Service information can be found at 911Day.org.

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Elementary Parent Information Meeting
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 [email protected].

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

 

September is
Attendance Awareness Month
Importance of Strong Attendance Habits

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Some of the ways parents can help their children create healthy routines and a habit of getting to school on time every day include: 

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. (Need help? Download this checklist in English or Spanish.)
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
  • When possible, avoid medical appointments or extended trips when school is in session.

Visit our website for more attendance resources. Attend today, achieve tomorrow! 

Testing Notification for State Assessments, Grades 3-8

State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards and may also be used to measure growth in learning state standards. The format and timing of state assessments vary by grade level and content area, as noted in the table below. These include:

  • Fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) standardized tests in reading and mathematics. More information is available on the VGA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43932);  
  • Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science. More information is available on the SOL assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/35021); 
  • Ongoing local alternative assessments (LAAs) including performance-based assessments (PBAs) completed as part of classroom instruction in science, writing, and social studies; More information is available on the LAA and PBA webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/45043).  

* VGA tests are not available for students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1.

The Grade Level Tests webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/student-assessment/grade-level-tests) provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). School staff will contact you with the specific dates your student is scheduled to take the standardized VGA and SOL assessments. If you have questions about state assessments, contact your student’s teacher or Sean McCartney, the School Test Coordinator.

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HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20 

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 6, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

Thursday, September 8
(Virtual) Back to School Night
(See details below)

Wednesday, September 14
Principal's Coffee & PTA Meeting
(See details below)

Monday, September 26
Teacher Workday - Student Holiday
Rosh Hashanah

Superintendent Community Conversation Wednesday, September 7

Don’t forget -- Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at South Lakes High School on September 7 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. If you plan to attend, please register today. Please register to attend. We hope to see you there!

(Virtual) Back to School Night Thursday, September 8 We look forward to seeing you (virtually) this week during our Back to School Night.

Back to School Night will be held virtually to provide grade-level curricular information and updates to all families. Classroom teachers will be sending Zoom Links and additional information directly to their students' families.

Thursday, September 8

Session 1  6:30 PM – 7:10 PM

Session 2:  7:20 PM – 8:00 PM

Classroom teachers will present the same information at Session 1 and 2. 

All sessions will be recorded and available for families who are unable to attend. 

Forms for the 2022-23 School Year

Emergency Care Form (required)

Emergency Care information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Instructions to update this information can be found on the FCPS website. In the application, review the details under ‘Student Info’

Digital Resource Parent Consent (required)

We use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. This digital form is required for students to access the digital resources utilized by teachers at HWES.

Health Form (required

Health information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Review the details under ‘Health’

FLE Opt-Out Form (only if opting out)

This form is not required-please complete the form only if you do not want your student to participate and return it to the school.

SR&R                      While use of ParentVUE to digitally sign the SR&R acknowledgement is preferred, parents/guardians may elect to download and print the SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet   from the FCPS public website.  If a parent/guardian needs assistance accessing the signature sheet, they may contact their child’s school and ask that the school provide the form.  The SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet is due September 30, 2022.  

Paying for School Lunch Check your student's lunch account balance on My School Bucks. More information can be found on the FCPS food and nutrition website. Find out what is on the menu here.

News from the HWES PTA
  • The HWES PTA is a membership organization open to ALL HWES families and staff.
  • The PTA meeting on September 14 will take place both via Zoom AND in person in the HWES Library at 7:00 PM. Please REGISTER HERE.
  • We meet once a month to learn about what is happening at the school, to determine projects to implement, to discuss opportunities, and to work together on programs and activities that support our children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement.  
News & Resources from FCPS COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment. 

“I Can’t Focus!” A Webinar on ADHD

Join the Parent Resource Center for a webinar on how to help children with ADHD learn skills and strategies to help them succeed at math and writing on September 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and September 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Parent Resource Center (PRC) 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. 

Visit the PRC website for more information on new resources, free consultations, a free lending library, and an archive of previous workshops.

How to Receive FCPS Messages in Other Languages 

You may wish to read FCPS messages in a language other than English. There are several ways you can receive or view our communications in a different language.

FCPS This Week is distributed in other languages to parents/guardians who have filled out the Home Language Survey form and selected a language supported by FCPS as their preferred language for communication. Home Language Survey forms are available in the following languages: Amharic | Arabic (العربية) | Chinese (中文) | Farsi (فارسی) | Korean (한국어) | Spanish (español) | Urdu (اردو) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

Learn more about other communications that are translated.

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20 

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | September 1, 2022

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Important Calendar Reminder Labor Day Holiday
FCPS Closed Friday and Monday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are part of the Labor Day holiday for all FCPS employees and students.  We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. View the 2022-23 school year calendar.

Superintendent Community Conversation Wednesday, September 7

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at South Lakes High School on September 7 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend

(Virtual) Back to School Night Thursday, September 8 We look forward to seeing you (virtually) next week during our Back to School Night.

Back to School Night will be held virtually to provide grade-level curricular information and updates to all families. Classroom teachers will be sending Zoom Links and additional information directly to their students' families.

Thursday, September 8

K-6th Grade

Session 1  6:30 PM – 7:10 PM

Session 2:  7:20 PM – 8:00 PM

Classroom teachers will present the same information at Session 1 and 2. 

All sessions will be recorded and available for families who are unable to attend. 

SR&R Acknowledgement

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

The FCPS updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet.

News & Updates from FCPS Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

Please be aware that all of us are getting used to new routines at the start of the school year. Thank you for your patience as those routines are established. If a student’s bus is delayed, parents may access the Bus Delay Notification System or use the Here Comes the Bus mobile app to receive the delayed bus report. e-Notify (School Messenger) email messages will also be sent to announce significant bus delays. For additional support, find the Transportation Services contact specific to your school. For any concerns after 5:30 p.m., contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20 

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | August 31, 2022

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Important Calendar Reminder Labor Day Holiday
FCPS Closed
Friday, September 2 & Monday, September 5

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are part of the Labor Day holiday for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. View the 2022-23 school year calendar.

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | August 19, 2022

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We look forward to seeing our students on Monday, August 22 for the First Day of School!

Thank you very much to all our families and our wonderful PTA
for their endless hours of work to spruce up, plant, weed, mulch and
power-wash our school grounds!  What a beautiful way to begin the year!

We are also grateful for the Welcome Back breakfasts and lunch
that were provided by our HWES PTA! Everything was delicious!

Upcoming Dates

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
Bell Schedule: 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM
Doors open at 8:40 AM

Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5
No School (Labor Day Holiday)

Thursday, September 8
(Virtual) Back to School Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(Details coming soon)

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar

School & Office Hours Main Office
Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The first day of school is Monday, August 22. School hours are 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM for GR Preschool - GR 6.

Our front doors and Kiss & Ride doors open to students at 8:40 AM and students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to begin at 8:55 AM.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures Kiss & Ride
  • Load and unload in the Kiss & Ride area only (Entrance located on Steeplechase Drive).
  • AM drop-off is 8:40 am - 8:55 am.
  • PM pick-up begins at 3:40 pm.
  • Pull forward as far as possible into the designated Kiss & Ride lane before loading or unloading.
  • In the Kiss & Ride line, stay in a single line (it is unsafe to pass other cars).
  • Children should enter and exit cars from the passenger side ONLY.
  • Parents please stay in your car.
  • Please refrain from using cell phones in Kiss & Ride.
  • When pulling into and out of Kiss and Ride, please drive slowly.
  • When picking up from Kiss & Ride in the afternoon, please place the placard in the front window of your car that was given to you at Open House (if you missed Open House it will be sent home with your student(s) on the first day of school).
Walkers
  • Please use Door #1 in the morning.  Doors will open at 8:40 am.
  • At dismissal, students will meet their parent/guardian at the flag pole area in front of the school.  
  • Students are dismissed at 3:40 pm.
Bus Information
  • Bus route information is available in SIS Parent VUE. If your child is eligible to ride a bus, it should list the stop and times. In Parent VUE, click on Student Information, and then at the bottom “additional information” and scroll down to see the bus information. 
  • Please make sure that you arrive at your stop location 10 minutes before the time listed. 
  • As a reminder, kindergarten students must be met at the stop by a trusted adult or student who is in 7th grade or older. 
  • It is also recommended that you get the “Here Comes the Bus” App.  This will show you where the bus is so you know when to expect it at your child’s stop. For more information on Here Comes the Bus, click here.
School Meal Information

To buy a school meal, students will need to enter their pin number.  All parents received an email with directions and your child's pin number.

To add money onto your child's account, please visit https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain?requestAction=home

For school menu information:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/menus-eula

Free and Reduced-Price
Meal Applications

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible. A new application must be submitted every school year. Paper copies of the application are also available in the main office.

As of July 1, the US Department of Agriculture pandemic program to provide no-cost meals to all public school students has ended. This school year, parents will either need to provide their students with money to purchase meals at school, send them with a packed lunch, or apply (and be approved) for free and reduced-price meals benefits.  

Emergency Care Updates
Now in ParentVUE

Parents can update their student’s emergency care information online using [email protected] (weCare) which is now linked within SIS ParentVUELearn more about WeCare and ParentVUE here.

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20 

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Wednesday, August 17
Classroom Teacher Assignments 
(Will be sent to parents/guardians via email)

Thursday, August 18

Open House (In Person)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(See details below)

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Thursday, September 8
Back to School Night (Virtual)
(Details coming soon)

Bus & Classroom Assignments

Bus Assignments - Student bus assignments are now available in ParentVue, https://myparent.fcps.edu/login.xhtml.  You can find the information under the "Student Information" tab. If you need assistance or have not registered for ParentVue, please call the main office at 703-262-7400.

Classroom Teacher Assignments - Student classroom assignments will be sent via the eNotify email system tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17.

Open House is Coming! (In-Person) Thursday, August 18

Please join us for an in-person Open House to meet your new teacher on Thursday, August 18.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting our new ones! This event will be in-person with alphabetically staggered time slots based on last names.

This is a meet-and-greet opportunity and a chance to drop off school supplies. Classroom presentations will occur at our Back to School Night on September 8. 

On August 18, please arrive at the times below based on your student's last name:

                            (Last Names A - F)    2:00 - 2:30 PM

                            (Last Names G - L)    2:30 - 3:00 PM

                            (Last Names M - R)   3:00 - 3:30 PM

                            (Last Names S - Z)    3:30 - 4:00 PM

School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.

School & Office Hours Main Office
Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The first day of school is Monday, August 22. School hours are 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM for GR Preschool - GR 6.

Our front doors and Kiss & Ride doors open to students at 8:40 AM and students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to begin at 8:55 AM.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible. A new application must be submitted every school year. Paper copies of the application are also available in the main office.

As of July 1, the US Department of Agriculture pandemic program to provide no-cost meals to all public school students has ended. This school year, parents will either need to provide their students with money to purchase meals at school, send them with a packed lunch, or apply (and be approved) for free and reduced-price meals benefits.  

Purchasing Student Lunches

Prices for meals are the same as they were before the pandemic in 2020. School breakfast for students costs $1.75. Lunch is $3.25 for elementary students and $3.50 for middle, secondary, and high school students. 

The best way to purchase meals (and additional food items) is to use MySchoolBucks. Set up your student’s MySchoolBucks account online. If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, your school’s front office staff can help. Purchases made with MySchoolBucks keep cafeteria lines moving more quickly. Be ready on day one by setting up your child’s MySchoolBucks account, looking over the menus, and helping them learn their pin. You will receive an email from Food and Nutrition Services that includes your child’s pin.

There are three ways you can purchase lunch or breakfast for your child:

  1. Put money on your child's account online using www.MyschoolBucks.com. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at anytime.
  2. Check - Make checks payable to "Hunters Woods Food Services" and place in an envelope clearly marked HWES Food Services Manager. Please include your student's name and student ID number.
  3. Cash - Cash may be brought to the Food Service Manager's office for deposit on your student's account.

Find out more here:

 food-and-nutrition-programs/prices-lunch-account-prepayments

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20

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Hunters Woods ES NEWS & NOTES | August 12, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

Saturday, August 13
Cardboard Box Regatta
Lake Anne - 2:00 PM

Monday, August 15
Main Office Closed until 1:00 PM
PTA School Beautification Day (2:00 PM-7:00 PM)

Thursday, August 18
Open House (In Person)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(See details below)

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Thursday, September 8
Back to School Night (Virtual)
(Details coming soon)


The Main Office will be closed on Monday, August 15 until 1:00 PM.
Office hours will be 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. 
Staff will be attending Professional Development meetings in the morning.

Bus & Classroom Assignments

Bus Assignments - Student bus assignments are now available in ParentVue. You can find the information under the "Student Information" tab. If you need assistance or have not registered for ParentVue, please call the main office at 703-262-7400.

Classroom Teacher Assignments - Student classroom assignments will be sent via the eNotify email system by Wednesday, August 17.

Open House is Coming! (In-Person) Thursday, August 18

Please join us for an in-person Open House to meet your new teacher on Thursday, August 18.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting our new ones! This event will be in-person with alphabetically staggered time slots based on last names.

This is a meet-and-greet opportunity and a chance to drop off school supplies. Classroom presentations will occur at our Back to School Night on September 8. 

On August 18, please arrive at the times below based on your student's last name:

                            (Last Names A - F)    2:00 - 2:30 PM

                            (Last Names G - L)    2:30 - 3:00 PM

                            (Last Names M - R)   3:00 - 3:30 PM

                            (Last Names S - Z)    3:30 - 4:00 PM

School & Office Hours Main Office
Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The first day of school is Monday, August 22. School hours are 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM for GR Preschool - GR 6.

Our front doors and Kiss & Ride doors open to students at 8:40 AM and students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to begin at 8:55 AM.

School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

Paper copies of the application are also available in the main office.

School Clinic Updates New Process for Medication Management

The safety of your student is a priority for us. This school year, we are changing some medication protocols to help ensure the safety of our medication administration management in Fairfax County Public Schools. These changes include:

  • Any time you drop off or pick up a medication in the health room, a Medication Delivery/Pick Up Form will be completed and signed by both the parent/guardian and the School Health Aide or FCPS staff member. This form will document that all required authorizations are complete, and the number of pills or amount of medication accepted/returned. A copy of the form will be given to the parent/guardian and school administrator.
  • Medications received will be verified to ensure the description of the medication on the container/packaging matches the medication in the container.
  • All medications must be in the original pharmacy container. Over the counter (OTC) medications must be in an unopened original container. It will no longer be acceptable for parents/guardians to bring in refills from home and place them into the container currently in the health room.
  • Only a 30-day supply of medications should be brought to school. No more than 100 tablets or pills of OTC medication should be brought to school.

All requirements outlined in FCPS Regulation 2102, First Aid, Emergency Treatment and Administration of Medication for Students, continue to apply.  We appreciate your support in implementing these new safety practices.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 571-460-3831.

Ana Mira, Fairfax County Health Department, School Public Health Nurse
Email: [email protected]
703-262-7400

Changes to Asthma Action Plans

I would like to share some changes to the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) asthma care plan process beginning this school year 2022-23.  As part of the asthma care plan for your student we will use the Virginia Asthma Action Plan template developed by the Virginia Asthma Coalition and adopted by the Virginia Department of Education to guide the care your student receives and serve as the health care provider orders. For your convenience, you may click  here for a copy of the Virginia Asthma Action Plan and form. The Virginia Asthma Action Plan is an important tool to communicate and coordinate asthma management between the health care provider, parent/guardian, and school.

If your student has a rescue asthma medication prescribed, please have this form completed by your student’s health care provider and bring in your student’s own rescue medication to the school health room. The health care provider must be licensed to prescribe medication in the U.S.  Additionally,

  • The prescriber must complete the yellow and red zone (Peak Flow is optional).
  • If asthma medication is to be given prior to exercise, this must be checked off in the appropriate box above the Yellow Zone on the form.
  • If the prescriber approves your student to carry and administer the medication, the appropriate box above where the prescriber signs must be checked.
  • Parent/guardian must also sign this document.

Once your health care provider has completed the Virginia Asthma Action Plan, you will need to complete the FCPS Authorization for VA Asthma Action Plan (SS/SE-65) on the school website authorizing the principal designee/SHA/PHN/school staff to administer the asthma medication to your student. 

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your collaboration in keeping your student safe and healthy!

Ana Mira, Fairfax County Health Department, Public Health Nurse
Email: [email protected]
703-262-7400

HWES Employment Opportunities  

We are looking for energetic family members, friends, grandparents, or older adult siblings, who may be looking for an opportunity to work, to come and join our Hunters Woods Elementary staff. HWES is a positive work environment, and we are ready to fill the following opportunities with members of our community. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Student Monitors

Hourly 8:40 a.m. – 3:55 p.m., Monday-Friday, $16.36 per Hour

Description

Provides supervision of students throughout the school day, including but not limited to the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials, and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience is equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed, and have general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mr. Condill, Assistant Principal, at [email protected] or call the main office at 703-262-7400.

Dining Room Assistant

Hourly 10:50-2:00 Monday-Friday, $12.25 per Hour

Description

Assists students during lunch time.  Supervises student clean-up, keeps order and dismisses students to their teachers.

Qualifications

Friendly, energetic, and assertive in maintaining expectations of cafeteria behavior, and loves working with children. 

Please pass this information along to anyone you may know.  Interested applicants should contact Mr. Condill, Assistant Principal, at [email protected] or call the main office at 703-262-7400.

HWES PTA News & Events

The HWES PTA is busy getting ready for a great school year! 

School Beautification Day will be held on Monday, August 15. Visit the Sign Up Genius here for this event. We invite anyone who is available that day to come out and help us make the school look its best. Currently, we are getting all new sidewalks and a newly paved parking lot. On August 15, we will power wash, weed, mulch and plant new flowers. If you can come anytime between 2pm-7pm and help, it would be very much appreciated. Bring along any garden tools you have (shovels, gloves, wheelbarrows, power washer, etc.). 

To welcome staff members new to HWES, we'll be hosting a breakfast on Thursday, August 11, and to welcome the entire HWES staff back, we'll be hosting a second breakfast on Monday, August 15. Visit these links below to volunteer:

Sign Up Genius for New Teacher Breakfast on August 11.

Sign Up Genius for All Staff Breakfast on August 15.

We appreciate any time you can donate to these events. Thank you and we look forward to an exciting new school year!

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20

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Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 10
Popsicles on the Playground
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 13

PTA Cardboard Box Regatta
Lake Anne - 2:00 PM

Monday, August 15
PTA School Beautification Day
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 18
Open House (In Person)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Thursday, September 8
Back to School Night (Virtual)
(Details coming soon)

Join Us for a COOL Time! Wednesday, August 10 Bus & Classroom Assignments

Bus Assignments - We were notified from Transportation that student bus assignments are now available in ParentVue.  If you need assistance or have not registered for ParentVue, please call the main office at 703-262-7400.

Classroom Teacher Assignments - Student classroom assignments will be sent via the eNotify email system by Wednesday, August 17.

Open House is Coming! In-Person Thursday, August 18

Please join us for an in-person Open House to meet your new teacher on Thursday, August 18.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting our new ones! This event will be in person with alphabetically staggered time slots based on last names.

This is a meet-and-greet opportunity and a chance to drop off school supplies. Classroom presentations will occur at our Back to School Night on September 8. 

On August 18, please arrive at the times below based on your student's last name:

                            (Last Names A - F)    2:00 - 2:30 PM

                            (Last Names G - L)    2:30 - 3:00 PM

                            (Last Names M - R)   3:00 - 3:30 PM

                            (Last Names S - Z)    3:30 - 4:00 PM

School & Office Hours Main Office
Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The first day of school is Monday, August 22. School hours are 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM for GR Preschool - GR 6.

Our front doors and Kiss & Ride doors open to students at 8:40 AM and students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to begin at 8:55 AM.

School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

Paper copies of the application are also available in the main office.

HWES PTA News & Events

The HWES PTA is busy getting ready for a great school year! 

School Beautification Day will be held on Monday, August 15. Visit the Sign Up Genius here for this event. We invite anyone who is available that day to come out and help us make the school look its best. Currently, we are getting all new sidewalks and a newly paved parking lot. On August 15, we will power wash, weed, mulch and plant new flowers. If you can come anytime between 2pm-7pm and help, it would be very much appreciated. Bring along any garden tools you have (shovels, gloves, wheelbarrows, power washer, etc.). See flyer below.

To welcome staff members new to HWES, we'll be hosting a breakfast on Thursday, August 11, and to welcome the entire HWES staff back, we'll be hosting a second breakfast on Monday, August 15. Visit these links below to volunteer:

Sign Up Genius for New Teacher Breakfast on August 11.

Sign Up Genius for All Staff Breakfast on August 15.

We appreciate any time you can donate to these events. Thank you and we look forward to an exciting new school year!

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20

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Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 10
(New Date)
Popsicles on the Playground
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 13

PTA Lake Anne Cardboard Box Regatta

Monday, August 15
PTA School Beautification Day
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 18
Open House (In Person)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

School & Office Hours Main Office
Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Normal office hours (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) will resume on Monday, August 8th.

The first day of school is Monday, August 22.
School hours are 8:55 AM - 3:40 PM for GR Preschool - GR 6.

Our front doors and Kiss & Ride doors open to students at 8:40 AM and students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to begin at 8:55 AM.


Open House is Coming! In-Person
Thursday, August 18

Please join us for an in-person Open House to meet your new teacher on Thursday, August 18.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting our new ones! This event will be in person with alphabetically-staggered time slots based on last names.

This is a meet-and-greet opportunity and a chance to drop off school supplies. Classroom presentations will occur at our Back to School Night on September 8. 

On August 18, please arrive at the times below based on your student's last name:

                            (Last Names A - F)    2:00 - 2:30 PM

                            (Last Names G - L)    2:30 - 3:00 PM

                            (Last Names M - R)   3:00 - 3:30 PM

                            (Last Names S - Z)    3:30 - 4:00 PM

Class assignments will be sent out the week of August 15th.   

Popsicles on the Playground Rescheduled for Wednesday, August 10 School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.

Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several locations through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Pick up locations and times have recently been updated. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

NEW for the 2022-23 School Year:

Any family interested in free or reduced-price meals MUST submit a new application, even if your child has received free meals in the past.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application 10 days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year.

Click here for the online application and additional information.

 

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20

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Summer Office Hours Monday - Friday |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 2, the HWES
school building, main office, school grounds,
and playground will be closed for building maintenance. Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 2
HWES School and Grounds Closed

Thursday, August 4
Popsicles on the Playground
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 13
PTA Lake Anne Cardboard Box Regatta

Monday, August 15
PTA School Beautification Day
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 18
Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Join Us for a COOL Time! Thursday, August 4 School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.

FCPS News & Resources Free and Reduced-Price Meals

UPDATE: The application is now available on the webpage. 

Families will need to apply for Free and Reduced-price meals, which they have not had to do since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. 

  • Online applications are now available.
  • Paper applications will also be available at schools.
  • Approved FRM eligibility letters may also be used to provide additional benefits. 

Please know that we will not share your data or personal information with anyone else. See FCPS’ Trust Policy.

Immunization Reminder

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family health care provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20

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Upcoming Dates

Tonight!
Tuesday, July 26

Popsicles on the Playground
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, August 2
HWES School and Grounds Closed

Thursday, August 4
Popsicles on the Playground
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, August 18
Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

 

Join Us for a COOL TIME! Tonight! Tuesday, July 26
&
Thursday, August 4 Summer Office Hours Main Office Hours
Monday - Friday |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On Tuesday, August 2, the HWES school building,
main office, school grounds, and playground
will be closed for building maintenance.

School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.

FCPS News & Resources Summer Meal Service

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several locations through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Pick up locations and times have recently been updated. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

NEW for the 2022-23 School Year:

Any family interested in free or reduced-price meals MUST submit a new application, even if your child has received free meals in the past.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application 10 days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year.

Click here for the online application and additional information.


HWES Facebook Page:
 https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20

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Summer Office Hours Main Office Hours
Monday - Friday |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Upcoming Dates

July 26 and August 4
Popsicles on the Playground
(See details below)

Thursday, August 18
Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Join Us for a COOL Time! Tuesday, July 26
&
Thursday, August 4 Kindergarten Registration

Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. 

Students should be registered at the school they will be attending. A boundary locator is available online, along with a list of required documents, and additional help for military families, families who need language assistance, and other forms of support. You may also reach out to Pattie Ono, Registrar, at [email protected] or call the HWES main office between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

If you have not already, be sure to sign up for our school’s newsletter to learn more about school events, celebrations, and deadlines. Find the sign up link on our HWES homepage.

School Supply Lists

Grade-level student school supply lists for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may be found on our HWES school website.

News & Reminders from FCPS Immunization Reminder

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Summer Resources

Many FCPS resources are available to help students and families have a fun, safe, and healthy summer. Our Summer Resources webpage will be updated throughout the summer months. This link includes information about summer meal kits which will be available through August 8.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

NEW for the 2022-23 School Year:

Any family interested in free or reduced-price meals MUST submit a new application, even if your child has received free meals in the past.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application 10 days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

HWES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HWESMustangs/ 

HWES PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hunters-Woods-PTA-121455097915668/

HWES Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HuntersWoodsES?s=20

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Summer Office Hours Main Office Hours
Monday - Friday |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Upcoming Dates

Popsicles on the Playground!
(More information coming soon)

Tuesday, July 26  |  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
&
Thursday, August 4  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, August 18
Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(More information coming soon)

Monday, August 22
First Day of School
See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Coming Soon!  Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Applications

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications will be available on the FCPS website soon; this link will be active in the next couple of days. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers. 

Paper copies of the application are available in the main office. If you have questions or need assistance with the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, please contact the main office (703) 262-7400.

Student Immunizations

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, Be Wise, Immunize!
 Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

Immunization Clinics

Please click on the following links to view flyers with information on clinics in our area:

Inova Immunization Clinics and Health Department Immunization Clinics.

A Message from the HWES PTA Preorder School Supplies for Next Year
Deadline to Order is July 12

Skip the trip to the store this summer! Your student's school supply kits for the 2022-23 school year are available now! Orders are being accepted until July 12th!

Go to www.sproutsupplies.com and enter school code HWES001!

FCPS Summer Meal Service 

Summer meal kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites through August 9. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Available Later This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online. 

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