Bridge Bulletin 8.7.2021
Posted on 08/08/2021
Bridge Bulletin 8.7.2021

Message From Mrs. Abney

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  I am excited to finally have our students back in school. Although we will be wearing masks, school will look the same with classrooms full of students and activities happening almost every day after school.  As of today, we have 2823 students registered to attend WSHS with about 100 attending virtually through Virtual Prince William and Virtual Virginia.  Custodians have finished a deep cleaning and we are ready for August 23.  


This Bridge Bulletin will be emailed to families each week and I hope you find the information helpful.  We also invite you to stay connected with all the happenings at WSHS throughout the year by logging into our website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Important Dates

August 9 - Return to Learning webinars 

August 19 - New Student Orientation (NSO) 8 AM - 10:30 AM 

August 23 - First Day of School   

August 26 - Back to School Night 6 PM - 8:45 PM 


Return to Learning Info Session: Principal Abney will provide an overview of the plans for students to return to WSHS on August 23.  This will also be recorded for families to watch at a later time.  The announcement is on our website.


August 9 at 11:00 AM: In Person Learners (webinar registration)


August 9 at 12:00 PM: Virtual Learners (webinar registration)


PWCS Back to School Plan for 2021-2022.

Student Tech Week

Ms. Fielding, our Instructional Technology Coach, will hold a nightly 7 PM EST Zoom webinar for student tech week this year.  Each evening she will cover a different school tech tool and share info for how it can be accessed, as well as provide students some practice with the tool and take their questions. Parents are invited to attend with their student. 


Student tech week will be held August 9-11, August 16-18, 7:00 PM. Registration is now open.  

Student Laptops

In preparation for the 2021-22 school year, we have prepared important student laptop information. 


If your student has not been issued a school laptopview this news announcement about our Student Laptop Distribution Days.


If your student has been issued a school laptop, view this news announcement about our Student Laptop Check-in Day.


Immunization Needed for Seniors

The following new immunization requirement for 12th grade students takes effect on July 1, 2021, and will impact requirements for the coming 2021-22 school year:  


  • Changes regarding school entry for 12th-grade students: Children entering 12th-grade will need to have a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) given at 16 years or older.


  • A 12th grade student who has received a dose of the meningococcal vaccine prior to age 16 may be conditionally enrolled but will still be required to have the 12-grade dose given at 16 years or older. 


Visit the PWCS Student Services Immunization Requirements webpage for more information on immunization requirements for students in grades K-12 and how to obtain shots. 

Parking Permits
Parking permits for the 2021-2022 school year are on sale now. For more information, please refer to our website.