PWCS provides many options for how schools, teachers, and students can communicate and collaborate.

Information for Students

StudentVUE

Students can access information about their class/courses, track assignments, and view their current grades on StudentVUE. You may access StudentVUE online here, but for the best mobile experience, we encourage you to download the StudentVUE App from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Students can access their StudentVUE account by using their Office 365 username and password. If you have trouble signing-in to StudentVUE, please contact your school's Instructional Technology Coach (ITC).

Password Reset

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using Password Self-Service. If you experience difficulty with Password Self-Service, please contact your school's Instructional Technology Coach (ITC). 

Learning Resources

Microsoft Tools

(Office 365)

Students can create and collaborate anywhere using Office 365, which includes online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, and more.

*If your school uses Google’s G Suite for Education instead of Office 365, contact your school for more information, if needed.

Clever

Students can easily access many of our learning resources in Clever. Students sign-in to Clever with their Microsoft Office 365 username (append @pwcs-edu.org).

Example: A student’s Office 365 username is StudentAB. Their username for signing-in to Clever would be StudentAB@pwcs-edu.org

Applications available to all students in Clever include, but are not limited to: 

  • BrainPOP
  • Code.org
  • Kodable
  • Newsela
  • Worldbook Online

Individual schools may have purchased additional applications that are available to students enrolled in their school. 

More Resources

More learning resources are listed in the Office of Instructional Technology’s Learning Resources page

Information for Teachers

Communication

When communicating with students and families, teachers should select from the following division-approved applications:

When communicating with students, teachers should include the students’ parents/guardians on the communication.

Virtual Classrooms

Virtual classrooms allow teachers to connect with students, share class/course materials and resources, assign learning activities, and communicate feedback. Teachers should use one of the following options to set-up their virtual classroom(s).

  • Microsoft Class Teams (Teams)*

    Teams is a part of Office 365 and is a robust virtual classroom platform. It can be accessed online, or by desktop and/or mobile app. Teachers’ classrooms are automatically and dynamically populated by connection with the Hub.

    Using Teams, teachers can:

    • Provide resources and activities in an organized structure
    • Integrate their favorite Office 365 applications
    • Host live class meetings
    • Design learning experiences containing a variety of media
    • Create assignments and provide feedback

    *If your school uses Google Classroom (G Suite for Education) instead of Class Teams, contact your school’s Instructional Technology Coach (ITC), if needed. 

Learning Resources

General Guidance

Selecting Sites and Apps

When selecting digital learning resources, teachers should check the Supported Software and Web Applications list.

Teachers should use caution if considering learning resources that are not on the Supported Software and Web Applications list. Unapproved applications pose several areas of concern which include, but are not limited to:

  • The mining of student data for marketing purposes
  • Inaccurate and/or unaligned content
  • Age requirements
  • Non-compliance with federal or state student data privacy laws

If you are unsure about a learning resource, please check with your Instructional Technology Coach (ITC) before you use it with students.

Copyrighted Material

Teachers are reminded to be mindful of copyright law. Certain learning experiences, such as reading to your students, while suitable for a physical school environment, have additional considerations in virtual environments. Before you share or transmit copyrighted material, check with your school administrator. To learn more, visit the Copyright Clearance Center.

Recommended Applications

Microsoft Tools (Office 365)*

Teachers and students can create and collaborate anywhere using Office 365, which includes online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, and more.

*If your school uses Google’s G Suite for Education instead of Office 365, contact your school for more information, if needed.

Clever
  • Clever is a single sign-on portal where students can easily access many of our learning resources.
  • Clever can be access using a student’s Microsoft Office 365 username (append @pwcs-edu.org)
    Example: A students Office 365 username is StudentAB. Their username for signing-in to Clever would be StudentAB@pwcs-edu.org
  • Applications available to all students in Clever include, but are not limited to:
    • BrainPOP
    • Code.org
    • Kodable
    • Newsela
    • Worldbook Online

Individual schools may have purchased additional applications that are available to students enrolled in their school.

Teachers can set up their own Teacher Pages in Clever, allowing them to prioritize resources that meet the needs of their students. Information on how to set up Teacher Pages in Clever .

More Resources

More learning resources are listed in the Office of Instructional Technology’s Learning Resources page.

Information for Parents

ParentVUE

Parents can use ParentVUE to access information about their student. Parents can access ParentVUE online,  but for the best mobile experience, we encourage you to download the ParentVUE App from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

PWCS Webpages, School Webpages, and Teacher Webpages

  • PWCS webpages - www.pwcs.edu has information and updates from the division
  • School webpages - Select your school from the menu in the upper left corner of this webpage, or from the Admin bar on mobile devices to see information and updates about your school.
  • Teacher webpages can be accessed from your child’s PWCS school webpage.

My PWCS Mobile App

Our My PWCS App provides easy access to information about the division and your child’s school.  Learn more about the mobile app.

Online Resouces

  • PWCS provides high quality, cloud-based resources and tools accessible from anywhere and on any device. These resources are used by students to create, publish, communicate and collaborate. A list of resources can be found at this site: Learning Resources
  • PWCS uses a single sign-on portal called, Clever, that allows students to easily access approved resources and tools without creating multiple login credentials. Student Access to Clever
  • Most PWCS schools use Microsoft Office 365, to provide access to class/course/subject content and learning activities, as well as access to applications that will allow them to communicate and collaborate with others. Microsoft Office 365 applications provides learning to happen at a student’s own pace or in real time.

Information for Administrators

Communication with Staff

Microsoft Staff Teams (Teams)

Teams is a part of Office 365 and can help facilitate staff communication and collaboration. It can be accessed online, or by desktop and/or mobile app. Administrators can create a Team and invite their staff to join.

Please note: There are several options for creating Teams. Administrators should create a Staff Team.

For help setting up your Staff Team, visit Microsoft Support or contact your Instructional Technology Coach (ITC).

Using Teams, administrators can:

  • Host live staff meetings

    Note: Skype for Business meetings are now called Teams Meetings

  • Hold virtual conferences with individual staff members or CLTs

  • Share information by posting in channels

  • Create a common repository for school files and media

  • Access school records, files, and media anytime from any device

  • Promote virtual collaboration and communication among staff

Considerations for Selecting Digital Learning Resources

Digital learning resources should be purposeful and promote best practices. Digital learning provides opportunities for meaningful, authentic learning. Division-wide applications and resources, such as SMART Learning Suite online and Discovery Education, promote collaboration, creativity, and cognitive engagement.

As you and your staff select digital learning resources, consider:

  • How will the resource be used for student learning? What are the expected outcomes?
  • Does the resource allow for open-ended projects that are standards-aligned, incorporating students’ creativity and personal choices?
  • Does the resource encourage and support self-selected reading?

Before using digital resources with students, please reference the Supported Software and Web Applications list.

Learning resources not on the Supported Software and Web Applications list should not be used, in accordance with Regulations 295-1 and 470-2. Special considerations must be given to student data privacy, which include, but are not limited to:

  • The mining of student data for marketing purposes
  • Inaccurate and/or unaligned content
  • Age requirements
  • Non-compliance with federal or state student data privacy laws

If you are unsure about a learning resource, please check with your Instructional Technology Coach (ITC) before your staff uses it with students and before purchases are made.

 

Wifi Availability

If you are in need of internet access for a PWCS device please visit one of the PWCS "Wifi Parking Lots." Please check back for updates and additional schools sites as they are added. 

School Address Parking Location Map
Battlefield High School  15000 Graduation Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
Battlefield wifi location
Benton Middle School  7411 Hoadly Road
Manassas 20112 
Benton wifi location
Brentsville District High School 12109 Aden Road
Nokesville, VA 20181
Brentsville wifi location
Bull Run Middle School 6308 Catharpin Road
Gainesville, VA 20155

Colgan High School 13833 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112
Colgan wifi location
Edward Kelly Leadership Center 14715 Bristow Rd
Manassas, Virginia 20112
Kelly Center wifi location

Fitzgerald Elementary School

1550 Benita Fitzgerald Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Fitzgerald wifi location
Forest Park High School 15721 Forest Park Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Forest Park wifi location
Fred Lynn Middle School   1650 Prince William Parkway
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Fred Lynn wifi location
Freedom High School 15201 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Freedom wifi location
Gainesville Middle School 8001 Limestone Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155
Gainesville wifi location
Gar-Field High School  14000 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Gar-Field wifi location
Graham Park Middle School 3613 Graham Park Road
Triangle, VA 22172
Graham Park wifi location
Hampton Middle School  14800 Darbydale Avenue
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Hampton wifi location
Hylton High School  14051 Spriggs Road
Woodbridge, VA 22193 
Hylton wifi location
John Jenkins Elementary School 4060 Prince William Pkwy
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Jenkins wifi location
Lake Ridge Middle School 12350 Mohican Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Lake Ridge Middle wifi location
Marsteller Middle School 14000 Sudley Manor
Bristow, VA 20136

Mullen Elementary School 8000 Rodes Dr.
Manassas, VA 20109
Mullen wifi location
Old Bridge Elementary School 3051 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Osbourn Park High School  8909 Euclid Avenue
Manassas, VA 20111
Osbourn Park wifi location
Parkside Middle School 8602 Mathis Ave
Manassas, VA 20110

Patriot High School 10504 Kettle Run Road
Nokesville, VA 20181
Patriot wifi location
Potomac High School 3401 Panther Pride Drive
Dumfries, VA 22026 
Potomac High wifi location
Potomac Middle School  3130 Panther Pride
Dumfries, VA 22026
Potomac Middle wifi location
Potomac View Elementary 14601 Lamar Road
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Potomac View wifi location
Reagan Middle School 15801 Tanning House Place
Haymarket 20169 
Reagan wifi location
Rippon Middle School  15101 Blackburn Rd.
Woodbridge 22191 
Rippon wifi location
River Oaks Elementary School  16950 McGuffeys Trail
Woodbridge, VA 22191
River Oaks wifi location
Saunders Middle School  13557 Spriggs Rd.
Manassas 20112 
Saunders wifi location
T. Clay Wood Elementary School 10600 Kettle Run Road
Nokesville, VA 20181
T. Clay Wood wifi location
Unity Braxton Middle School  10100 Lomond Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
Unity Braxton wifi location
Unity Reed High School  8820 Rixlew Lane
Manassas, VA 20109
Unity Reed wifi location
West Gate Elementary  8031 Urbanna Road
Manassas, VA 20109
West Gate wifi location
Woodbridge High School  3001 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Woodbridge High wifi location
Woodbridge Middle School  2201 York Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Woodbridge Middle wifi location

 

 

Office Information and Mission

Information Technology Services provides the resources necessary to maintain a district-wide Management Information System.

The department's priority functions are payroll and general ledger accounting, personnel subsystem, student information systems (attendance, grade reporting, and permanent records), supply and procurement inventory, and infrastructure support.

The department also supports the instructional application of software and maintains a helpdesk service for all users.

The mission of Information Technology Services is to provide the technology, leadership and services to the district to increase productivity and redirect both time and money from manual effort and toward improving productivity and efficiency.

 

Contact Information 

Help Desk
703.791.8826
Student Information Systems Help Desk 
(The Hub and Data Warehouse)
703.791.7300

Director
AJ Phillips 703.791.8722

Supervisors
Business Applications, Vincent Bess 703.791.8336
Information Systems Support, Debbie Miller 703.791.8954
Information Technology Services, Howard Pond 703.791.7323
Network Service and Architecture, Chris Hinzman 703.791.8732
Student Data and Information Security, Andy Wolfenbarger 703.791.8112
Workstation Support, Scott LaCasse 703.791.8167