Collage of Woodbridge Area Elementary School construction site and architectural drawing

Dear PWCS Families, Employees, and Community,

Yesterday morning, I had the honor to attend the groundbreaking of the new “Woodbridge Area” Elementary School. The ceremony was filled with hope and excitement, marking the beginning of a new chapter in our school division. The new elementary school is slated to open for the 2025-26 school year and is at the intersection of Prince William Parkway and Route 1, near Fred Lynn Middle School.

As a reminder, summer school registration opened Tuesday, April 9. PWCS offers both an academic recovery program and Discovery Enrichment Programs for students in grades kindergarten through 12.

PWCS K-5 Summer School and 6-8 Summer School are academic programs designed to be an extension of the school year for reinforcement and recovery for elementary and middle school students. Families will be notified regarding the K-8 summer school programs by their school. Elementary and middle school programs run for three weeks, June 24-July 12.

High school students can also take advantage of our many summer opportunities, including a six-week summer school program, June 20-July 26, for those needing to repeat a course for credit, and the Grad Academy for current seniors who need course requirements to graduate. High school students are encouraged to talk with their counselors now to see which summer option is right for them. Please review our summer programs website for details regarding each program, including registration deadlines.

Discovery Enrichment Programs are also offered for a variety of subjects, including STEM, language arts, fitness, music, and art. Registration is in high demand; therefore, selection is limited to one enrichment program per student.

Additionally, Virtual Prince William (VPW) offers a summer session for students to take courses for initial credit. VPW offers students the chance to take courses online to complete graduation requirements, recover credits, and balance academic and extracurricular opportunities. Registration is open now.

PWCS has partnered with AlphaBEST Education as our summer School Age Child Care (SACC) provider. AlphaBEST offers a Summer Excursions camp program. Registration will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 22.

In closing, I would like to recognize Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapists support our teachers by analyzing student performance and modifying activities to increase a student’s participation in the educational environment. Thank you to all our occupational therapists for the unique value and support they provide to our students and school community.

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LaTanya D. McDade, Ed.D.
Prince William County Public Schools