Half Day Friday, October 2, 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020 is a half day, the schedule is attached.

Schedule for the week of September 28th

The schedule for the week of September 28th is attached which includes MAP testing on Tuesday.

Important SAT Test Day Information

If your child is taking the SAT at Walter Johnson this Saturday, October 3rd, important test day information will be available here.

Schedule for MAP Testing 

The schedule for MAP testing Tuesday, September 22, and Tuesday, September 29, 2020 is linked here.  

Attendance During Distance Learning

For more information on attendance procedures during distance learning click here.

Registration Open for Non-athletic Extracurricular Activities

Student registration is now open for non-athletic extracurricular activities and clubs at Walter Johnson High School. You may register for up to ten activities of interest. To register: simply complete the registration form linked here

SAT Fall Administration Update 

MCPS and College Board are moving forward with plans for offering the SAT to registered students on October 3 at select MCPS test centers, including Walter Johnson High School. Late registration for October 3 was closed September 22. To limit group sizes, additional test centers have been added to spread out students, which may result in students being assigned to a different test center nearby. Non-standard testing for students with approved accommodations will also be offered. 

These testing details, along with details for testing day and health/safety requirements, will be communicated directly by the College Board to the email address that was used for student registration as well as posted on the Walter Johnson website. Be on the lookout for these emails from the College Board and continue checking the WJ website. 

For more information:

Chromebook Exchange/ Pickup

Complete the attached Google form to start the process. Once the request has been processed you will receive a confirmation email indicating the item is ready for pick-up.

Walter Johnson Back to School Video

Here is the link to the Walter Johnson Back to School Video. The video participants are: Jennifer Baker, Principal; Debby Orsak, PTSA President; Marney Jacobs, Education Foundation President; Lumpoange Thomas, Booster President; and Zoe Matsuzaki, Senior Class President

Student Planner/Book Distribution

The WJ Student Planners have arrived and will be distributed September 30 - October 2, 2020 from 8-2 from the bus loop clock entrance. Course specific books and materials will also be available during those times, if it has been confirmed with the teacher.

Chromebook Damage Responsibility

Famailies are now responsible for any damage, intended or accidental to Chromebooks. The attached document has more information on repair sites and costs.

Distance Learning Schedule

Attached find the distance learning schedule for Semester 1.


The link above takes you to a page conatains helpful links to webinars, support  as well as other information (click on the word ParentVUE)


The enrollment process begins online. Click the word enrollment for more information on how to start the process.

Administrator Student Assignments

For the 2020-2021 school year, student administrator assigments will be by alphabet. Attached is a document that shows alphabet assignments for  Administrators and Counselors.

Contacting Staff at Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson has a new phone number, it is 240-740-6900. Phone mesages are checked a few times daily and shared with staff that can best assist the request of the caller. While it is our goal to respond to all communication within 24 hours there are times when it will take longer to respond but usually it will not take more than 48 hours to respond to a request. Email is still the best way to get in touch with your childs teacher or counselor especially since staff has not returned to the building. Please use the staff directory tab on the left quick links menu to find all WJ staff email addresses. We are here to serve our WJ community!

WJ Extracurricular Activities

Want to meet new people with similar interests? Want to step out of your comfort zone and explore new activities, interests and clubs? WJ has so many options for you to explore. Check out the Walter Johnson Clubs website.

Senior Photos for 2021 Seniors

Lifetouch is sending postcards to seniors graduating in 2021. If you did not recieve a postcard and you would like to schedule your appointment for senior photos please call Lifetouch at 1-800-505-9496.

Learners Permit

The MVA form for attendance has been updated so that school signatures are no longer necessary. Parents or Guardians must fill out the form and sign it along with their student and take it to the MVA. The updated form is linked here.

Counseling Resources Site

This link will take you to the counseling resources site that provides various reources for families in these ever changing times.

Technical Support for Online Classes

If you need technical support for or are having issues with your Chromebook email, or call 240-740-7022.

Coronavirus Updates

For the most up to date information on steps MCPS is taking to support our students and community during these uncertain times please go to the MCPS Website.