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Parents Reminded that Required Immunizations Remain Mandatory for School

July 28, 2020
To help parents whose children need immunizations required for enrollment in school for the 2020-21 school year, the Fairfax County Health Department is offering community childhood vaccination clinics plus expanded hours to provide the Tdap vaccine at three clinics. Vaccines are still required to enroll in Fairfax County Public Schools even though all students will start the year with virtual learning.

Fairfax County School Board Approves Changes to SR&R

July 27, 2020
The Fairfax County School Board has approved a number of changes to the Student Rights and Responsibilities regulation, effective with the 2020-21 school year, including language pertaining to the student dress code; digital citizenship; new behavior codes, and leveled responses to student behavior.

Virginia High School League Announces 2020-21 Sports and Activities Plan

July 27, 2020
The Virginia High School League (VHSL) Executive Committee, meeting in special session on July 27, voted to move forward with Model 3 in its re-opening of sports and activities for the 2020-21 school year. Model 3 delays all VHSL sports and activities until December 14 and adopts the Condensed Interscholastic Plan. This model leaves all sports in the season where they are currently aligned.

FCPS Names New Assistant Superintendent for Special Services

July 23, 2020
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has named Michelle Boyd, who currently serves as executive director of the Piedmont Regional Education Program (PREP) in Charlottesville, as the assistant superintendent for the Department of Special Services.