Prohibited Student Activities

Cannot be Sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools

The following list provides guidance to school personnel who plan activities and events for students. A prohibited activity cannot be sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  Some activities on this list may be taught during the instructional day under the direct supervision of an approved teacher.

Adopt-a-highway ***   Gelatin, Mud, and Pudding Wrestling   Row-boating
Airplane or Helicopter Rides   Glider flying   Rugby**
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Rides   Go Karts   Running in School Hallways (e.g., spring athletic conditioning)
Amphibious Vehicles (Duck Boats)   Hang Gliding   Sailing
Archery Tag   Horseback Riding   Scooter boarding
Auto or Motor Racing   Hot Air Ballooning   Scuba Diving
Bike Riding *   Ice Hockey   Skateboarding
Bob-sledding   Kayaking   Skiing (both snow & water)
Bungee Jumping   Knocker ball/Bubble ball   Skydiving (both indoor & outdoor)
Canoeing   Laser Tag   Slip-n-Slide
Car Bashing   Limousine Rides   Snow Boarding
Caving/Spelunking   Martial Arts   Surfing
Circus Sponsorship   Mechanical Bull Riding   Swimming Pool Parties (at private homes)
Color/Splatter Runs   Motorcycle Rides   Tattooing
Cruises (for elementary and international only)   Paint Ball   Trampolines
Dodge Ball   Parasailing   Tubing/Sledding
Dog Wash (except for Animal Science Program)   Parties on Watercraft   Tug-of-War
Fishing (with hooks)   Rafting   Velcro Wall
Fog Machines (except for Theatre Program)   Rappelling   Water Walking Balls (Hamster Balls, Zorb Balls)
Gaga Ball   Rock Climbing *    

   *Except for Physical Education Program
 **Except for approved physical education skills development in K-8 and flag rugby in 6-8
***Must adhere to specific Risk Management guidelines.