Student Rights and Responsibilities Letter from the Superintendent
The Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families was designed to convey the expectations for student behavior in our schools so that we can provide all students with a conducive learning environment.
Dear Parents and Families,
On behalf of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), I welcome you and your children to the 2017-18 school year. The education of our community's young people is essential to our county, our state, and to our nation. The employees of FCPS take this responsibility very seriously. We acknowledge that we are best able to serve all students equally well when we establish strong working relationships with parents.
The 2017-18 Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families was designed to convey the expectations for student behavior in our schools so that we can provide all students with a conducive learning environment. We ask that you use this document as a framework for discussing with your child these expectations so that he or she is well prepared for success when the 2017-18 school year begins. You will also find that this publication includes information that you may need throughout the school year, including contact numbers and other resources.
The current version of the Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) can be found in the Appendix to this booklet and is also available at www.fcps.edu. It will be updated during the year, if necessary.
• Please sign the Parent Signature Sheet found on the next page to acknowledge that you have received this document, as required by law.
• Please return the signed signature sheet to your child's school by
September 28, 2017.
Thank you for working with us to create an environment where everyone is treated with respect, is encouraged to help others, and is free to learn and explore new ideas and interests. Please contact your child's teacher or principal should you have questions about this document or if we can be of assistance to you. We look forward to working in partnership with you to prepare your child for success today and, ultimately, for success in life.
Scott S. Brabrand, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools