Panther Pride Weekly 12.19.21
Posted on 12/19/2021

Panther Pride Weekly

December 19, 2021


Greetings Potomac Families,


I would like to take this opportunity to wish every member of the Potomac Community a relaxing and rest filled Holiday Break. This will be the last Panther Pride Weekly for 2021. The next Weekly will come out on Sunday, January 9, 2022.


New Bag policy- Effective January 10, 2022

PWCS is enacting a no bag policy for all indoor athletic events at the middle school level. This is in alignment with the policy currently in place at all high schools. This includes backpacks, purses, camera equipment bags, etc. Small wallet sized clutches are permitted. The policy  also allows for clear diaper and medically necessary bags to be brought in. These bags may be subject to search. This policy will go into effect for indoor athletic events at the middle level beginning Monday, January 10th . Our school will have a plan in place to secure any student bookbags as needed during athletic events. We will not be responsible for securing bags from any attendees who are not students at our school. Signage will be posted to remind attendees prior to arriving at the ticket area. We thank you in advance for adhering to this policy and look forward to having you with us to cheer on our student-athletes.


Late Assignments

Students with late or outstanding assignments will have the opportunity to submit any late or outstanding assignments no later than 3:00 pm, Friday, January 7, 2022. This will provide time for teachers to input and update their grade books in preparation for the end of the 2nd quarter.


Any late or outstanding assignments submitted after the January 7th deadline will be marked as NHI (Not Handed In) and will not be counted for the second quarter. The assignments will, however be graded and updated during the 3rd marking period.


Emergency Cards

Records show that some families have yet to complete or update their Return to Learn Packets. Please remember to access the HUB and complete the Return to Learn packet online. Completing that document with your most current phone numbers, email address, emergency contacts, and computer device information  will ensure that we are able to communicate with you consistently and effectively.


Nurse’s Notes

The deadline for students to meet the new immunization requirement for Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) immunization is January 6, 2022. The deadline for the 7th grade students to meet the immunization requirement the Tdap booster is January 6, 2022. If proof of these required immunizations is not provided by January 5, 2022, then the student will be excluded from starting school January 6, 2022 until the required immunization documentation has been provided to the school. If you have questions please contact the school nurse or visit the immunization requirements webpage.


Winter Break

School will be closed for Winter Break December 20-31, 2021. School will re-open on January 3, 2022.


As always, your feedback is welcomed. If there are any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact me by calling the school at 703.221.4996 or by email at