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New Today: (10/30) Calendar Reminder: Friday October 31 will be a two-hour early dismissal for students. This school year, students will be released two hours early on the last day of the quarter and the day before Thanksgiving break and winter break. Monday and Tuesday, November 3 and 4 are student holidays. View the school year calendar.

School Board News

At its October 23 regular business meeting, the School Board approved and adopted Blueprint for Change Hybrid Preferred Option #3 for starting high schools later, between 8 and 8:10 a.m. and ending between 2:45 and 2:55 p.m. Middle school students will attend school from 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., and all secondary school students will start at the high school start time. The elementary school window remains unchanged with elementary school students beginning their day between 8 and 9:20 a.m. The change in school start times will take place in the 2015-16 school year. The Board also appointed Pat Hynes to serve as the fourth member of the Audit Committee and recognized November as National Career Development Month. 

Superintendent's Listening Tour

Superintendent Karen Garza invites students, parents, employees, and community members to join her at any of the upcoming Listening Tour meetings scheduled for the 2014-15 school year. More.

Continuing Interest

  • 59 FCPS Teachers Honored for Financial Literacy Education (10/30/14) Full
  • Substance Abuse Forums to be Held November 10, 18 in FCPS (10/28/14) Full
  • FCPS to Host First Football Parents Safety Clinic November 3 (10/27/14) Full
  • FCPS Students Benefit from Hair Cuttery's Share a Haircut Program (10/27/14) Full
  • FCPS Presents Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities October 28 (10/23/14) Full
  • FCPS Student-Run Organization, Malaria Free World, to Host STEM Expo for Middle-High School Students (10/23/14) Full
  • FCPS Student Publications Earn VHSL Trophy Class Rankings (10/23/14) Full

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Hutchison Elementary School kindergarten students in Jennifer Tetz’s class observe ants and their habitat at the start of a science investigation unit.

Hutchison Elementary School kindergarten students in Jennifer Tetz’s class observe ants and their habitat at the start of a science investigation unit.

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