Update on Enrollment Letter and July 6 Town Hall

By Office of Communication and Community Relations
June 26, 2020

Dear Families,  

Earlier this week we shared with you our framework for Return to School and how we will offer families this school year a choice of in-school learning for students with health and social distancing protocols in place or an online, virtual learning option at the family’s request. We will be sending a letter early next week which will provide additional details and ask you to select which program you want for your child or children. Please be assured we are committed to presenting as much information as possible so that our families and staff can make informed decisions. Our goal is to balance the educational needs of our students with our need to ensure a safe learning environment.  In this process, our first priority remains the health and safety of our students and staff. 

We also understand the concern about having to make a choice by July 10.  Your input is needed to allow us sufficient time to develop our school schedules for both virtual and in-person instruction. 

Each family situation is uniquely different.  You may want to discuss the options with your health care provider as part of the decision-making process.  We will continue to work closely with the health department in developing the return to school plan and follow their guidance should there be a need to close a school building(s) because of a future outbreak.  We know you have many questions about the return to school options and we have posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the FCPS website to help answer some of those questions. I encourage you to visit the FAQ page often as we will continue to update it regularly throughout the summer. The FAQs cover a variety of topics including face coverings, health screenings, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, transportation, curriculum, and technology access.

Visit the Return to School web page for more details on the plans.  

These links explain in greater detail the two return to school options:

For our special education families, we will be providing you additional information about the upcoming school year plans in the very near future. 

I also want to let you know that I will be holding another Town Hall Meeting on Monday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. and will be prepared to answer as many of your questions as we can.  We are also pleased to let you know that we will continue our grab and go meal distribution through the summer. More information about locations and times can be found on our Food Resources page.

Thank you for your continued support as we strive to do what is best for ALL of our students and employees during these challenging times. 

Sincerely, 

Scott Brabrand, Superintendent

Fairfax County Public Schools