• Highlights
  • News
  • School Board
  • Events
  • Emergency

New Today: (7/9) Collect for Kids aims to ensure that every child in Fairfax County is prepared for school. Today, some 47,000 students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are eligible to receive Free & Reduced Priced Meals. Collect for Kids helps provide these students with basic and necessary school supplies. Donate now to Collect for Kids to help students with back to school needs next fall. Find out more.

Elementary Full-Day Mondays

The School Board has voted to lengthen the current shortened Monday schedule for elementary schools to a full instructional day. Find out more.

Later High School Start Times

The Fairfax County School Board adopted a resolution in April 2012 to seek solutions that will establish high school start times at 8 a.m. or later. Community meetings were conducted May 19 - June 11 to gather feedback from parents, student, employees, and the community on four options under consideration. Details.

Summer Programs

Complete information on summer programs has been posted. Features include Online Campus, SOL remediation, credit recovery, Institute for the Arts, Fashion, STEM, Tech Adventure, Special Needs, athletic, music and drama camps. Find out more.

Continuing Interest

  • Students from Nine Fairfax County Public Schools Win Awards at National TSA Conference (7/7/14) Full
  • Robinson Secondary School Wins Wells Fargo Cup for Athletics (7/7/14) Full
  • Alan Weintraut Recognized by Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (7/3/14) Full
  • Carole Kihm Named 2014 Outstanding Middle School Principal of Virginia by VASSP (7/2/14) Full
  • FCPS Designated Center of Excellence by Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program (7/2/14) Full
  • FCPS Launches Collect for Kids School Supply Drive (7/1/14) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves Updates to Student Rights and Responsibilities (6/27/14) Full

View more News Releases

View Media Tips

View RSS Feeds

Watch FCPS School Board Live!Visit the School Board meetings calendar page for information about meetings that will be televised on Red Apple Channel 21.


Viewing on a mobile device

To view Channel 21 Live, you must have a video player installed on your computer. For instructions, visit our video player support page.

School Board Action

School Board Meetings

School Board Calendars

Trouble viewing the events. Visit our School Events Page.

There are no emergency announcements at this time.

prepareGo to The Source
Find out about FCPS schedule changes and news through e-mail, web and cable television.
Play (00:30) 

When Fairfax County Public Schools have a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made in these ways: 

  • Posted here, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Posted on TV Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon cable customers only).
  • Sent via e-mail to parents, employees, and KIT Plus subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings through the Keep in Touch e-mail notification system.
  • Called in to area radio and television stations.
  • Sent via text message to Keep in Touch Plus subscribers who have opted to receive Delayed Openings and School Closings.

Inclement Weather Situations

Emergency Preparedness

facebook iconflickr iconrss icontwitter iconyoutube icon

Kindergarten students at Laurel Ridge Elementary School learned about fractions by making pizza from construction paper.

Kindergarten students at Laurel Ridge Elementary School learned about fractions by making pizza from construction paper.

View In Our Schools Gallery »