2023 GBSI - FCPS Resources

Great Beginnings Summer Institute

FCPS Employee Hub

  • FCPS’ employee website provides a modern and accessible gateway to the information employees need. This site lets employees search both FCPS’ public and employee webpages and features news, tools, resources, events, organizations, forms, directories, and customizable quick links.

The Office of the Chief Experience and Engagement OfficerExcellence, Equity and Opportunity

Provides management oversight to all Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) programs and services related to community relations, family/community engagement, student registration, language services, and the ombudsman. The office is committed to ensuring effective operations to facilitate positive and equitable experience for Division stakeholders to include students, families, employees and the community. In addition, this office  provides leadership, guidance, and coordination for major system-wide initiatives and serves as a liaison between the Division Superintendent’s Office and various FCPS constituencies, supporting the Division’s goals, regulations, policies, and mission.

The office oversees the activities of six program areas:

  • Family and School Partnerships (FSP)
    Family and School Partnerships provide division-wide support for high-impact family and community engagement. We offer programs, resources, and tools that engage families, schools, and the community in support of student success and healthy development. FSP focuses on the capacity building of staff, schools, and families to meet the needs of our diverse community through culturally responsive and inclusive practices and tools. Each school is assigned a family liaison from our office to assist with building a stronger family-school partnership between home and school. Family Information Phone lines are supported in our office for families speaking Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. All families can contact the Family Resource Center for assistance.
    Find us on the FCPS Employee Hub, email us at [email protected], or follow us on Twitter @FSP_FCPS.
  • Family Resource Center (FRC)
    The FCPS Family Resource Center (FRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members to access information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Free webinars, confidential consultations in-person, via phone or Zoom along with a 10,000 resource library and digital materials on our website, are available at the FRC. Our staff supports families and educators to ensure that ALL students are inspired, engaged, and thriving. Call us at 703-204-3941, email us at [email protected], follow us on Twitter @FRC_FCPS  
    Check out our YouTube Channel  https://youtube.com/@FCPSFamilyResourceCenter
    Learn more! 
  • Office of the Ombuds
    The FCPS Office of the Ombuds serves as an independent, confidential resource for students, families, community members, and employees who are seeking informal help to answer questions, resolve concerns, and voice complaints regarding FCPS matters. The Office of the Ombuds reports to the Chief Experience and Engagement Officer. 
  • Community Relations
    Community Relations team enhances engagement between FCPS and community stakeholders and strengthens support for FCPS. 
    The Community Relations team provides the following services:
    • Community Engagement/Events 
    • Intercultural Engagement 
      • Focuses on making the school system inclusive for all. 
      • Create an open and honest intercultural and culturally responsive engagement.
      • Building trust and strong relationships with our diverse communities.
    • Business and Community Partnerships
  • Student Registration
    Student Registration consists of three programs: Student Registration, Language Services and Student Transfer/Home Instruction. Student Registration manages registration for students new and returning to FCPS, who need additional services and are registered at one of FCPS’ three central student registration sites. Language Services offers translation and interpretation services to school-based and operational staff to facilitate communication with language minority parents. Student Transfers processes student transfer applications for students to attend a school other than their base school. Home Instruction processes requests from families who wish to teach their children at home, including those requesting religious exemption.
  • Educate Fairfax
    • Teacher Grants focused on promoting workforce development and career readiness in K-12
    • Innovators Fund bringing STEAM opportunities to all schools
    • Literacy programs to reduce summer learning loss and encourage reading for at-risk students
    • Kids in Need Fund that provides essentials to needy students
      ​​​​​​​We’ve also worked with many FCPS schools to create giving campaigns in support of initiatives for school improvement, such as outdoor classrooms, lending libraries, and memorial fundraisers.

      ​​​​​​​Educate Fairfax is a separate 501 (c) 3 non-profit that supports the students, staff, mission, and programs of FCPS. We partner with schools and educators in a variety of ways, including our:

Office of Communications

  • The primary goal of the Office of Communications (OC) is to foster the reputation of Fairfax County Public Schools as a high-performing school division where students, employees, and families are engaged and informed. Key focus areas include communication, strategy, digital and visual communications, social media, media relations, and FOIA and FERPA.

Adult & Community Education (ACE)

  • Enhance your career or explore new possibilities through our adult Career and Technical Education courses. We offer a wide range of career and enrichment training opportunities. FCPS employees receive a 25% discount on tuition for most ACE courses.

College Success Programs (CSP)

Many, but not all, College Success Program (CSP) students are the first in their family to attend college and do not have the financial means to attend without significant support. These programs prepare students for the academic rigor of college coursework, help students with the college application and financial aid process, and provide enrichment experiences to build the resilience needed to graduate and attain success. Together, the programs offer a variety of services that include:

  • Assistance with the college application process
  • Field trips to college campuses
  • Goal setting and career exploration
  • Monitoring of academic performance
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Build school, family, and community partnership

The three core programs of CSP are:

Please join the Office of Counseling and College and Career Readiness Schoology Group (Access Code: XMZ8-4ZR7-DM7B8) to learn about events and opportunities throughout the year. Additionally, check out the College Success Programs Resource Guide, AVID in FCPS, and College Search Resources for Students with Disabilities.


  • Search our online professional development management system where employees can complete the step-by-step evaluation process, view and register for training and professional development opportunities, and access transcripts for tracking professional development hours.

Out-of-School Support

  • Employs teachers who work before or after standard school hours to provide instruction to students who are unable to attend school for various reasons (illness, injury, or disciplinary misconduct). Teachers provide individual instruction to students either virtually or in-person, typically within the home or in a local library. This work is a flexible and rewarding part-time option for teachers. OSS hires homebound/home-based teachers throughout the school year. The hourly pay for the upcoming school year is $50 per hour.

School Psychology Services

  • School Psychologists positively impact the academic and social-emotional development of all students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies, and good citizenship.

School Social Work Services

  • School Social Workers are assigned to support every school in FCPS and work with families, students, teachers, and administrators to promote student academic achievement and mental wellness. Students are referred to school social workers for a variety of reasons, including social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties; family needs; or assessments related to special education. School social workers seek to ensure equitable educational opportunities; ensure that students are mentally, physically, and emotionally present in the classroom; and promote respect and dignity for all students. School social workers provide multi-tiered prevention and intervention services to students and their families to include individual, group, and family counseling. They also provide professional development to school staff to support trauma-informed classrooms and school communities. 

Student Safety & Wellness (SSAW)

  • We are an office dedicated to promoting prevention activities to increase community awareness and collaboration to support healthy life choices. SSAW responsibilities include the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, the MentorWorks program, bullying prevention, gang prevention, and the school probation officer program.

Fairfax County Adult High School

  • Fairfax County Adult High School offers two pathways to completion including a VDOE approved diploma or the GED program for adult self-enrolled learners age 18 and older.  Currently we offer day and evening programming at five locations.  Last year, FCAHS programming served 850 students with an active enrollment of 396 learners on June 11th.  During SY22-23, 59 learners earned a high school diploma and 49 learners were passers of all four parts of the GED.  Our focus for this school year is to increase the number of students earning verified credit, increase GED passers, and reduce the chronic absenteeism rate by 5%.  We will do that by continuing to implement our station rotation model, increasing reading and writing, and improving communication and collaboration with evening staff members. Additionally, our new instructional initiatives this year will include an increased focus on student talk, course checklists, and test prep.
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