Return to School News - Special Edition - February 15, 2021

By Communication and Community Relations
February 15, 2021

Welcome Back to School!

Message from the Superintendent: FCPS Is Safe, Steady, Ready

Across our community, there is anticipation, excitement, and anxiety about our return to school buildings. I want you to know that we are ready for this moment. We have worked hard on developing health and safety measures for students and staff in our buildings. Our approach to returning is steady and measured, giving us time to adjust and prepare for every new group of students and staff.

I am looking forward to being out in schools on Tuesdays to welcome students and staff back. I promise to pop into some virtual rooms to say hello as well. I hope you’ll watch this short video as you prepare to finish this school year in the format that works best for your family.


Family Guide for Return to School

Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning. Working together, we will follow recommended health guidance that focuses on student and staff health, safety, and emotional well-being.;

The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School provides information on topics such as concurrent instruction, lunch and recess, the mandatory mask policy, laptops, and health protocols.


Video: February 10 Return to School Town Hall

On Wednesday, February 10, Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand hosted a virtual Town Hall to answer questions about next week's return to in-person instruction. A video of the Town Hall is available for viewing online.


Return to School: Your Questions Answered

Do you have questions about bus transportation, school cleaning, health measures, lockers, meals, mental health, recess, special education, or technology? Get your answers here.


Need Tech Help?

For any questions regarding technology, contact the Parent Technology Help Desk at 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff members 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, a staff member will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line.

In addition, FCPS has set up an online portal  to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly.

FCPS also has parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.

If you have any questions about your student's return to in-person learning, please contact their school or visit the school's website.