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New Bell Schedule Begins in September

Beginning in September, changes to the bell schedule will be implemented at many schools, including all middle, high, and secondary schools. More.

FY 2017 Budget

In anticipation of a significant budget deficit in FY 2017 (2016-17 school year), potentially more than $100 million, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is taking proactive steps to examine the options available to the school system during the next budget year. FCPS has established a Budget Task Force, comprised of community and employee stakeholders, to advise Superintendent Karen K. Garza in developing the FY 2017 budget. Find out more about the Budget Task Force. Help inform the FCPS Budget Task Force's work by sharing your ideas for cost savings, increased fees, or other revenues for FY 2017 (school year 2016-17). Vote on others' suggestions, too. More. #SaveFCPS

Summer Programs

In order to encourage and support reading achievement, every student who will be entering grades six through twelve in the fall must read at least one book over the summer. Find out more about the suggested summer reading lists and the Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program. Additional information on summer programs including camps for children with special needs, and summer meals is available. Find out more.

Back to School Resources

School begins on Tuesday, September 8.  Are you ready?  Teachers and staff are preparing for students to walk through the doors. Below are some links to help you get ready:  

Continuing Interest

  • Fairfax County School Board Hires New Auditor General (8/31/15) Full
  • FCPS Seeking Bus Drivers at $18.63 Per Hour (8/27/15) Full
  • Lee High School Lancers Unite Initiative to Kick Off 2015-16 School Year With Speaker Joe Ehrmann (8/27/15) Full
  • Lanier Middle School Eco Team Invited to White House Climate Education Event August 20 (8/18/15) Full
  • FCPS Middle School After-School Program Awarded Fifth 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (8/11/15) Full
  • FCPS Students Continue to Make SOL Progress in Reading and Mathematics (8/11/15) Full
  • Two FCPS Schools Host Cybersecurity Summer Camps August 10-14 (8/7/15) Full

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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.

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More than 8,530 books found new homes with 270 Herndon Elementary School students as part of the school's summer bookmobile, staffed by volunteers.

More than 8,530 books found new homes with 270 Herndon Elementary School students as part of the school's summer bookmobile, staffed by volunteers.

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