Make sure you have all the latest information about H-B Woodlawn. This page will give you an overview of how you can receive information, how you can communicate with other parents and staff members and where to look for other information.
Communicating with staff at H-B Woodlawn is easy. Each staff member's email address is listed on our webpage under “Staff.” All staff members can be reached by phone by calling the main office, 703-228-6363, and leaving a message. Your calls, questions, and feedback are welcome.
Consider your child’s Teacher Advisor (TA) as your first line of communication regarding your student. TAs monitor and track student progress and are student advocates. TAs can help students develop the confidence and skills they need to advocate for themselves and to become responsible, self-directed learners. Call either office for the name of your child’s Teacher Advisor.
Have you subscribed to APS School Talk? This is the official communication tool for APS and H-B Woodlawn. Once you have signed up, you can select the types of information and method (email, text, etc.) you prefer. This includes emergency closings, school board meetings, official H-B announcements and other information. Click here to subscribe or update your membership to APS School Talk.
The first place to look for information is the H-B website. The home page lists upcoming announcements and calendar events.
- The "Parents" tab includes information on the PAC and other information of particular interest to parents.
- Under the "About Us" tab you will find general information about H-B, letters from Frank and minutes from TownMeetings.
- The "Curriculum" tab includes the current Program of Studies, and Summer assignments and supply lists for next year.
- The "Events" tab includes our various H-B calendars and a link to buy tickets to upcoming performances. You can even subscribe to the H-B Calendar so you won't miss any important events.
SIGN UP now for the NEW HBW-News Google Group by following the "How To Join" instructions below.
The H-B Woodlawn Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) maintains two email groups.
HBW News (firstname.lastname@example.org) for announcements
HBW Talk (email@example.com) for general discussions
To be eligible to join the PAC email groups, you must be a member of the HB community, which is defined as HB students and their parents, grandparents, and guardians; HB staff; HB alumni (parents/students/staff); members of the Arlington County School Board; and senior APS staff. Once you are a member of News or Talk, you will not be removed unless you ask to be removed—or unless you violate the guidelines even after reminders from the moderator.How to Join
Your first and last name
Your connection to the HB community (parent/guardian, staff, student, etc.)
The name(s) and grade(s) of your child(ren) who attend HB (if you are a parent/guardian)
Once the moderator has added you to a group, you will receive an automated welcome message. Questions or problems? Please contact our moderator, Swati Srivastava firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the PAC listservs, each grade level class has a parent listserv. To join the parent listserv for your child's grade level, send an email to Swati Srivastava at email@example.com with the same information requested above, but also specify the class listserv you want to join. Information sent to the class list serv is coordinated by parent volunteers and your class liaison is also the class listserv coordinator. Class liaison/class listserv coordinators are listed on the PAC Officers and Class Liaison page. The following class listservs are available:
You can send an email directly to your child's TA or teacher. Names, pictures and email addresses of H-B staff can be found on the "Staff" tab of the website.
H-B calendars are hosed on the APS web page. You can subscribe to the calendar and view it on your computer, phone or other device.
The Student Information Center allows parents and guardians to access student schedules, attendance information, discipline information and transcripts.
ParentVUE is a brand new online tool to help you monitor your student’s education. It will allow you to update contact information and provide you with access to the latest information about your student’s attendance and grades. Middle and high school families will also be able to view student schedules and class assignments with ParentVUE.
Every student has an account in Blackboard. Courses are created for every class, but it is up to each teacher to make these courses available. Some teachers post announcements, assignments and other information on their Blackboard courses. You can find out at Back to School Night how your child's teachers use Blackboard.
In order to log into Blackboard, you will need to use your child's login and password. Their username is their student ID number, and their initial password is their birthday, but they can change the password. Parent accounts are not currently available. Speak to your child about accessing Blackboard.
In addition to grades and assignments for classes, you and your children can access these services from within Blackboard:
Blackboard requires a current browser, Firefox 3.0, Internet Explorer 7.0 or Safari 3.
Main Office - 703-228-6363
Middle School Office - 703-228-6359
Just a reminder, if you have changed your home address; your home, work, or cell phone number, or your emergency contact in the last year, please let our registrars (Ana 703-228-6354 or Christina 703-228-6359) know. They will update our official school records.
If you have any questions about the H-B website, Blackboard or the email groups, please contact Teri Doxsee, Instructional Technology Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-969-4821.