Letter on Boundary Changes for School Year 2021-22

Elementary School Boundaries Changing

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you to everyone who provided input during the boundary adjustment process for the elementary schools in the Justice pyramid and at the public hearing.

On June 17, the Fairfax County School Board voted to approve a boundary adjustment of elementary school boundaries in the pyramid. The boundary adjustment also provides capacity relief to Glen Forest Elementary School. The approved boundary adjustment is a modified version of the Superintendent’s recommendation and impacts an estimated 497 students. The new boundaries will go into effect at the start of the next school year which begins on August 23, 2021.

The boundary adjustment includes phasing by grade. Students entering kindergarten and 1st grade will need to enroll in a new school if their home address is in the new boundary. Students in grades 2-5 can choose to remain at their current school until they move to middle school or they can choose to move to their new school. 

To learn if your home address is part of the new school boundary, please check the Street Listings. Parents can also call Facilities Planning at 571-423-2320 for school assignment information.

The boundary adjustment impacts several schools in the pyramid as they have capacity to accommodate additional students: Bailey’s, Bailey’s Upper, Beech Tree, Belvedere, Parklawn and Sleepy Hollow elementary schools.

By adjusting the boundaries, all the elementary schools in the Justice pyramid will have student enrollment of less than 1,000 students. The adjustment does not impact current walking zones and does not change the Advanced Academic Program boundary. The elementary boundary change also does not change the middle school or high school boundaries. The boundary adjustment also removes one attendance island. 

Please visit the FCPS website for additional information about the boundary adjustment and answers to common questions.

If you have additional questions, please contact your current elementary school.

Sincerely,

Fabio Zuluaga

Assistant Superintendent, Region 2