Parents and gymnasts! Tryouts for the Woodson Varsity Girls Gymnastics team will be held starting on November 8th at Lake Braddock Secondary School in the Cafeteria from 4:00-6:00. Remember to go to door 7 and make sure you bring water!
Don't forget to register for gymnastics here: wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com. You will need your student's ID, emergency contact information, health insurance contact information and prescription information (if applicable).
You will still need to submit a valid VHSL Pre-participation Exam Form (physical) and vaccination card directly to the school prior to your student’s participation; all other requirements will be completed through this registration process.
COVID Vaccination Information
Students who are 16 years of age or older (age as of November 8 for the Winter Sports season) and want to participate in athletics will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have either a medical or religious exemption. Unvaccinated students who are 12-15 years of age must provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test to be eligible to participate in team activities.
Submitting Proof of Vaccination
Starting Monday, October 4th, student-athletes can submit their proof of Covid-19 vaccination to their school. Students will need to either show their vaccination card to authorized school personnel or provide clear documentation via an electronic format of the vaccination card or photocopy to the authorized school personnel. Please submit the copy of your students vaccination to Ms. Cooke, Athletic Trainer, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Monday, October 4th, student athletes (both middle and high school) can submit the Religious Exemption form to their school. The form must be notarizedand should be submitted directly to Ms. Pugnetti (email@example.com) in the Woodson Student Activities Office. Please use the Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption form. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test weekly. Details on who to submita weekly negative COVID-19 test to will be forthcoming.
Starting Monday, October 4th, student-athletes can submit the medical exemption information to the Woodson Student Activities Office, Ms. Pugnettialpugnetti@fcps.edu. They will need to provide documentation of a medical exemption from their physician. Students can do this through a letter from their doctor (on the doctor’s office letterhead) stating the student has a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine. Students who are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to documented health or medical reasons will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test weekly. Details on who to submita weekly negative COVID-19 test to will be forthcoming.
Deadline for Medical and Religious Exemptions for Winter Sports Season
The Deadline for submitting medical and religious exemptions for the Winter season is Monday, November 1st. The exemption must be received by the November 1st deadline for students to participate in winter tryouts. This will allow enough time for those students with a medical or religious exemption to provide proof of their negative Covid-19 test that week so that they may participate in tryouts. As a reminder all students with a medical or religious exemption for receiving the Covid-19 vaccination must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test weekly (more details as to who to submit weekly tests will be forthcoming).
Students with a Religious or Medical Exemption and Unvaccinated Students Aged 12-15 (Age as of November 8 for the Winter Season)
Unvaccinated students who are 12-15, or students with a Religious or Medical exemption must provide a negative test weekly to participate in team activities. Currently, FCPS is working on securing a vendor to assist with providing access to weekly testing for athletes. We will share more information as it becomes available.