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School starts on Monday, Aug. 21. Here’s some information to help you get ready.

Complete your Back to School Packet Now

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Emergency Cards and annual acknowledgements and consents are online in ParentVUE

The Back to School Packet is where parents/guardians can review emergency cards, update contact information, and complete annual policy reviews and acknowledgements. The packet is completed online in ParentVUE.

All families should complete the Back to School Packet as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, Sept 15, 2023.The information you provide will allow school staff to ensure the safety of your student this school year. Parents/guardians will need to complete the Back to School Packet before accessing student information in ParentVUE, including class schedules and bus information. 

 ➡️ View instructions for completing Back to School Packet

Ready, Set, Go! — Visit the PWCS Back to School Webpage

The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 21. The PWCS Back to School webpage is a comprehensive webpage where families can access important information to start the school year off right. Find bell schedules, school meals information, the PWCS Code of Behavior, transportation/bus information, student health information, and important forms and documents.


Find the following in ParentVUE and StudentVUE

● Preliminary bus schedules – Evening of Friday, Aug. 11, 2023

* Bus schedules for Special Education and Independence Nontraditional will be released the week of Aug. 14.

● Elementary School class schedules – Evening of Friday, Aug. 11, 2023

● Middle and High School class schedules – Evening of Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023

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REMINDER: Elementary school bell schedules changed for the 2023-24 school year to improve on-time bus service. There is no change to bell times for middle and high schools for the upcoming school year. View Complete 2023-24 Bell Schedule/School Start Times

School Meals Information

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See prices for school meals in 2023-24

► All students at 44 schools will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2023-24 school year as part of the Community Eligibility Program.

How to pay for school meals

Applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals

Applications for free and reduced-price meals are open

Important Information for Parents and Guardians

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A new Virginia law requires school divisions to adopt policies to notify parents and guardians regarding sexually explicit content in instructional materials. The School Board adopted a policy and regulation to implement the law. See list of instructional materials that meet this requirement on this webpage.

Crisis and Emergency Preparedness in PWCS

PWCS is committed to ensuring safe and welcoming environments for students and staff. If a safety concern or crisis occurs in or near schools, PWCS uses standard terms to communicate with families. You are encouraged to become familiar with the terms.

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Needs Assessment Survey for Parents/Guardians

PWCS is committed to supporting your students during their educational journey. To ensure we offer the best support to your student and remove barriers to learning, parents/guardians are asked to share information about their student’s social and emotional needs. This information will help us respond effectively to the emotional challenges many of our students encounter to help us ensure they have a successful school year.Please complete the Parent Needs Assessment by Aug. 25, 2023.

 ➡️ Schools will also provide students in grades 3-12 an opportunity to complete a brief emotional needs assessment at the start of the school year. Visit the PWCS Student Needs Assessment webpage to review questions and learn more.

Students must have required immunizations to attend school in PWCS

➡️  Proof of immunization due by Aug. 17 to begin school on Monday, Aug. 21.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics: Friday, Aug. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Unity Braxton Middle School, 10100 Lomond Drive, Manassas
  • Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge

More Information

● Optional accident insurance is available to provide medical coverage for students

● Students/parents may purchase optional insurance for devices issued to students

● Learn how you may qualify for free home internet 

● PWCS College and Career Services and Career and Technology Education invite families to volunteer for upcoming events and activities 


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