Preparing For The 2020-21 School Year FAQ

2020-21 School Year In PWCS Will Begin With 100 Percent Virtual Learning For Most Students

Key information about the Return to Learning Plan:

  • 2020-21 school year will begin September 8, 2020, with a 100 percent distance learning model for the first quarter;
  • Special Education students and other especially vulnerable student groups, as feasible, will receive some in-person services;
  •  It is the goal of the Division to transition to a 50 percent capacity In-Person and Distance Learning Model for the second quarter, with the option for students to remain virtual, while maintaining flexibility throughout to adapt to public health guidance as needed.

PWCS will continue to prepare and serve to-go meals throughout the first quarter at 56 feeding sites (see below). Meals will continue to be distributed using appropriate social distancing and minimal personal contact. All meals are free of charge to students age 18 and younger.

Meals may be picked up by walking up to the sites, or by driving up, which is preferred. Parents/guardians may pick-up meals without students present. Staff will request parents or guardians produce proof of student enrollment in the form of student ID, report card, or other official school documentation with the child’s name printed on the document and provide names of non-school age or children not enrolled in school, who are 18 years old and under.

Service Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 12-6 p.m.
(If school is closed on a Monday, service will be on Tuesday. For example: Schools are closed on Monday, September 7, for the Labor Day holiday = service will be offered Tuesday, September 8. .)

Service Style: Curbside pickup at school main entrance.

Meal Types: Kits are FREE to all children 18 years old and under, and include a variety of whole grains, protein, fruits, vegetables and milk designed as a weekly grocery supplement.

Benefits are the equivalent of breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack for 5 days, plus supper and snack for 2 days. *Indicates schools where benefits are the equivalent of breakfast and lunch for 5 days.

Service Sites  

Western PWC    Eastern PWC
  • *Battlefield
  • Bennett
  • Loch Lomond
  • Mullen
  • *The Nokesville School
  • Osbourn Park
  • Pace West
  • Parkside
  • *Piney Branch
  • Signal Hill
  • Sinclair
  • Sudley
  • Unity Braxton
  • Unity Reed
  • Victory
  • West Gate
  • Yorkshire
  • Yung
  • Bel Air
  • Belmont
  • Beville
  • *Coles
  • Covington-Harper
  • Dale City
  • Dumfries
  • Enterprise
  • Featherstone
  • Fitzgerald
  • Fred Lynn
  • Freedom
  • Gar-Field
  • Graham Park
  • Hampton
  • Independence Non-Traditional School
  • Jenkins
  • Kerrydale
  • Kilby
  • King
  • *Lake Ridge MS
  • Leesylvania
  • Marumsco Hills
  • McAuliffe
  • Minnieville
  • Neabsco
  • Occoquan
  • Pattie
  • Penn
  • Potomac MS
  • Potomac View
  • Rippon
  • River Oaks
  • Rockledge
  • Swans Creek
  • Triangle
  • Westridge
  • Woodbridge MS



Jessie Castles received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Radford University and her Master of Educational degree in  Counseling and Family Studies from Liberty University. This is her first year at Kerrydale Elementary. Her counseling office is in Room 237. You may email her at