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Hello Wolverine Community,
Thank you to everyone’s patience as we review in person requests to move from 2 to 4 days. It has been a time intensive process that we will continue to work through. This morning the first 252 requests of the 324 requests submitted so far, received notification that they can begin 4 days next week if they can provide their own transportation. We hope transportation will be available for these students beginning the following week. We have also welcomed back to 4 days another 108 students for additional supports.
This week, students (and their parents) who are eligible for an end of course SOL test received a notice via email outlining the tests they are eligible to take and the process to notify us if they are choosing to refuse or defer their SOL this year. Please remember that SOL graduation requirements have not been waived. So, if a student needs the SOL for graduation and choses to defer or refuse their test this year, they will need to test in a new SOL class next year or take their SOL for this year’s class next year. We realize there is a lot of information around testing. Please read all the resources included in the testing notice. We also developed these slides to help understand May SOL Testing information. Those who received testing notices must notify us by Thursday April 22 via the google form in the testing notice if they plan to refuse or defer their SOL test. This is because we must submit transportation needs for SOL testing by Friday April 23.
A complete calendar of end of year testing to include SOL, AP, and Final exams is now published on our West Potomac website. You can find it on our West Potomac website via this link. We will be taking SOLs on May 13 (Science SOLs), May 17 (Reading SOLs), and May 19 (Math SOLs). As a result, only those testing will report to school on those days. School will be asynchronous on those days for students who are not taking an SOL. Again, please reference your testing notice this week to determine if you are eligible for an SOL on any of these days.
Wishing everyone a grade weekend.
- Important Dates
- School News Update
- PTSA Updates
- College and Career Center
- SAT/ACT Test Prep
April 16: Senior’s Drive-In Movie: 8:00 PM at WPHS, Sign-up required
April 19: PSAT for Pre-Registered Sophomores
April 23: DC Slices – PTSA Fundraiser
May 3: PTSA Virtual Membership Meeting
May 22: Seniors Prom-A-Nade, Sign-up to follow
June 3: Seniors Graduation, at Hayfield Secondary School, 9:00 am
Student Activities/School News Updates:
Spring Wolverine Spirit Wear:
Items include long sleeve t, short sleeve t, hoodies, shorts, face masks and more.
Spirit wear will be delivered directly to the address you provide to the website.
If you still need to pick up spirit wear from the fall, please text Bell Andrzejuk at 703-209-4913 to arrange pick up. Questions? Email Nicole Borghard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior’s Drive-In Movie, April 16, 8:00 p.m. at WPHS - Movie: “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Please sign up through Class of 2021 Google Classroom.
FCPS Summer School: With the help of Federal CARES Act and ESSAR funds, FCPS will be increasing summer school offerings by an increase of 10 times. A wide range of remediation opportunities will be provided at each of our schools. Please contact your school counselor about the opportunities available. Additionally, students looking for enrichment opportunities will be able to enroll in a limited number of slots for the summer institute for the arts, technology and more. Your student can also take a self-directed personal finance course online as well. The link for these programs can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning and https://www.fcps.edu/registration/adult-and-community-education-registration.
Assistant Principals, We Appreciate You! – Last week was Assistant Principals Appreciation Week. Thank you to our fabulous West Potomac Assistant Principals for all they do: Sylinda Banks, Susie Britton, Christina Cashman, Ivan Johnson, and Belinda Williams. You Rock!
PTSA Officers Elections Coming Up, May 3rd – The PTSA Nominating Committee has presented the slate for our upcoming election. Thank you for a job well done to this committee – Felicia Moore, Kendra Chambers, and Elise Bengston. The vote will be held at our next PTSA membership meeting on May 3. The slate presented is below. Thank you to these parents for being willing to serve our PTSA:
President-Elect: Tracy Dunn
1st Vice President-Academic Recognition, Teacher/Staff Enrichment: Sandy Bodner
2nd Vice President-Fundraising: Laura Catron
3rd Vice President-Volunteer Coordinator: Jen Price
Treasurer: Rachel Meadows
Recording Secretary: Kenyatta Williams
Corresponding Secretary: Liz Ver Hage
Please note that the candidate for President-Elect is agreeing to serve as President the following year, per our bylaws; therefore, PTSA members need only vote for the President-Elect position each year. We are thrilled and lucky that Tanya Stamos, our current President-Elect, will automatically move to the President position with no additional vote necessary. Thank you, Tanya!
WP Car Magnets - Show off your Wolverine Pride - Car magnets are $5 each and can be ordered on the PTSA website. The PTSA will mail or deliver magnets to your home. https://westpotomacptsa.memberhub.store/store.
DC Slices Fundraiser: Friday, April 23rd at Waynewood Rec Association
20% of order goes to PTSA. Stay tuned - PTSA will be sending out an e-mail with more info and pre-order.
Special Thank You! Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Burke & Herbert Bank, Safeway, Hollin Hall Automotive, The Moery Group, Potomac Valley/Riverbend Civic Association, Toppers Pizza, and Applerouth.
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:
Check out this month’s College and Career Center. Please reach out to Mrs. Carter, College and Career Specialist with any questions, email@example.com.
Seniors - Scholarship Awards – Seniors, please forward copies of scholarship awards you will be using to attend college to Mrs. Carter in the College and Career Center via email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 14th. We MUST have documentation of scholarship awards to include them in the convocation awards program. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Carter.
NOVA JumpStart Summer Program Offers Free Classes for Graduating Seniors
This summer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will offer a selection of online, tuition-free classes to Northern Virginia high school graduating seniors. Students must meet placement requirements and understand there may be textbooks or other material fees associated with courses. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the internet. Students may take a maximum of two JumpStart courses. Important dates:
- JumpStart applications are open and will close April 30.
- Classes will run from June 1 until August 9.
Details about the JumpStart Summer Program, including placement requirements and material fees, are available online.
SAT/ACT TEST PREP:
SAT & ACT TEST PREP MOCKS AND GROUP CLASSES – 2020/21
Summer schedule will be available soon! View full schedule and Register Here.
Sophomores – determine your test preference to make Junior year less hectic.
Juniors – get one more practice test in before your official test!
Mock SAT – 5/8
Mock ACT – 4/17, 5/15
Need Flexibility? SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE
The test prep program is offering self-directed online test prep created by Applerouth. This is an excellent course that covers all the content offered through the usual group class as well as tips and strategies for the official tests. Mock test results provide a solid study guide. Applerouth tutors are available to assist self-directed students with any questions during the course. One mock test is included in the self-directed class. Class licenses expire 7/31/21. Register at PTSA's MemberHub Store.
Free Online Applerouth Webinars* - Register Here!
*All webinar registrants get an emailed copy of the webinar a few days after the scheduled event in case they can't attend that exact evening.
More Resources available on the Test Prep Program Web Page
Questions? Contact Marilyn Aboff, email@example.com.
Scholarships - WPHS student need-based scholarships for mocks and classes are available through the College and Career Center Specialist, Liz Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org.