Resources for Military Families

Information about resources and support available in Fairfax County including Military Connected Youth videos.

Military Connected Youth Videos

Meet our military connected youth!

Impact Aid - Overview for Parents

Federal Impact Aid is a law that provides a way for the federal government to reimburse local school districts for the loss of property and business tax support associated with federally connected students residing on/off base in the district.

  • The funding that your child’s school receives in Impact Aid directly impacts his or her education by providing replacement funding for operating expenses such as materials, equipment, staff, special education programming, and building improvements as part of the general funding of the district.
  • Individual schools meeting a military student threshold may qualify for Grants.

As a parent, what can I do?
It’s simple: Each year your child receives the Federal Survey Card form that requests confidential information regarding his/her federal connection (including military dependents). Simply by thoroughly completing and promptly returning this brief survey, you contribute to your child’s school funding!

  • Incomplete cards cannot be submitted for Impact Aid; thereby creating a loss of funding for the district.
  • Information provided is protected under Privacy Laws.

For more information regarding Impact Aid, contact a local School Liaison Officer

Making Connections

Encouraging 100 percent acceptance is a hallmark of the student-led Student 2 Student (S2S) program that brings military-connected and civilian Hayfield Secondary students together. S2S welcomes incoming students to Hayfield by greeting them on their very first morning, giving them a tour of the school, making sure they have someone to eat with during lunch, inviting them to monthly new student mixers, and then checking back in with them to make sure they are getting connected to the Hayfield community.

School Resources

General information about Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) that can help to make your transition easier.

Visit the Schools and Centers Directory to locate your school.

Contact your school's counseling office for information on: student registration; SOL and other standardized testing; guidance and course selection; course and grade placement; absences related to deployment; and graduation requirements. 

Contact your school's records office for transcripts and records requests.

Contact Your School's student activities office for information about participation in extracurricular activities and sports eligibility. Below are links to some of the more popular websites around sports and recreation in Fairfax County.

Month of the Military Child

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child provides a powerful opportunity to raise awareness and build support to help our children meet the unique challenges they face!

Beyond the School Day

Fairfax County offers School-Age Child Care (SACC) before and after school as well as during the summer and school breaks. There are also programs specific to military families.

Child Care Support

Military Camps and Services

  • Operation Purple Camp, serving military families in different phases of military life. 
  • Our Military Kids provides grants for sports, fine arts, and tutoring programs for dependents of the National Guard and reserves who are deployed and dependents of wounded warriors.

Additional Resources

Resources for Military Families with Children Requiring Special Accommodations

Educational Supports for Military Connected Students

Social, Emotional & Behavioral Supports

Deployment Specific Resources

Educator Resources:

Military Facts, Supports, and Data

Supporting Transitions for Military Families

FCPS supports Military Families as they transition to and from our school system