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Welcome to Fairfax County Public Schools

Get the school year started on the right foot. The information and resources below will help you support your student and help you prepare for the school year. The FCPS website is your source for the most up-to-date information about Fairfax County schools.

Be sure to read the My FCPS Family newsletter, automatically delivered twice a month to parent email accounts. The newsletter is filled with timely information about what is going on in the school division, helpful information on how to support your child’s education, upcoming meetings and events, and much more.  

My FCPS Family newsletter

Getting Started First day at Fairhill Elementary

Getting to School

First Day of School






Be Prepared

Get Connected, Get Involved

First Day of School at Westfield High SchoolKeep in Touch notification system
Parents of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students are automatically enrolled in the Keep In Touch (KIT) system. FCPS central offices and schools use KIT to communicate emergency, delayed opening and school closing information, attendance, and outreach messages (this includes news and announcements from your child's school). You may also sign up for KIT Plus to receive information on other topics such as current news, school board actions, and special programs.



FCPS 24-7

The online resource that allows students, parents, and teachers:

  • to access homework and classroom assignments
  • view class calendars
  • explore links to enrichment activities
  • update emergency contact information
  • much more


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Student Rights and Responsibilities


Continuing Interest

Other Programs and Services

English for Speakers of Other Languages - The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program supports more than 20,000 students in elementary, middle, high, transitional and alternative schools.

Special Education - The Office of Special Education Instruction directs and supports the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of Pre K–12 educational programs, curricula, and services that meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.

Career and Technical Education Academies -  A high school academy is a center within an existing high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that successfully integrate career and academic preparation.

Family and Early Childhood Education Program -  The Family and Early Childhood Education Program FECEP/Head Start is a free child development program for children ages three to five, including children with disabilities or special needs, from income-eligible families. 

School Age Child Care - Program administered by Fairfax County Government providing fun, safe and educational child care for students in grades K-6 before school, after school and during school vacations in most Fairfax County elementary schools.

Middle School After-School Programs -  High-quality after-school activities for middle school students that address four key strategies:  academic support and enrichment, social skill and youth development, physical, health, and recreation, and family and community involvement.    

Family and School Partnerships - Help your child succeed. Family and School Partnerships connects, strengthens, and supports families, schools, and the community by providing programs, resources, and services that promote student success in school and in life.

Parent Resource Center - Promotes parent awareness of the services provided by the Fairfax County Public Schools for children with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities and their families.

24-Hour Parent Information Line-  Information available via phone lines in eight languages.  Parents can request information about schools, receive help in communicating with a child’s school, or ask a question.  A bilingual school system employee will respond to callers in their preferred language within 24-hours, Monday through Friday.  

Community Liaisons - Bilingual community liaisons support student registrars by talking with parents and determining if they have any needs that go beyond registering their child for school. 


Webpage Curator

Nancy Moy

Last Updated

July 24, 2015