Return to School - Updates

FCPS provides frequent updates to the community.

Complete Timeline

August 12 - Town Hall 

August 10 - Return to School Countdown

August 4 - Superintendent's Return to School update

August 4 - Return to School Countdown

July 21 -   Message from Superintendent on Decision to Begin School Virtually

July 21 -   School Board Work Session - Return to School  2 p.m. (Presentation) (Watch Video)

July 15 -   Enrollment option due

July 14  -  Message from Superintendent Return to School Reminder 

July 13  -  School Board Work Session - Roundtable on Return to School  1:30 p.m. (Presentation) (Watch Video)

July 10 -   Message from Superintendent Reminder on Return to School and videos

July 10  -  FCPS Staff Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

July 8   -   FCPS Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand (en Español) 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

July 7    -  Message from Superintendent on Enrollment Deadline Extended to July 15 (Read Press Release)

July 6    -  FCPS Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Watch Video)

June 29 - Message from Superintendent on Return to School Enrollment

June 23 - Message from Superintendent on Return to School (Read Press Release)

June 23 - School Board work session to discuss options - 1:30 p.m. (Virtual) (View Video)

                FCPS Reopening Schools Narrative Plan   

                Reopening School Presentation   

                Return to School Survey Report 

June 20 - School Board Public Hearing on Return to School - 9 a.m. (Virtual)

June 19 - School Board Public Hearing on Return to School - 9 a.m. (Virtual)

June 18 - School Board Public Hearing on Return to School  - 4 p.m. (Virtual)

June 16 - FCPS Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Brabrand 6:30-7:30 p.m. (View Video

June 15 - Press release on Reopening Schools Plan 

June 15 - School Board work session to consider options - 1:30 p.m. (Virtual

                Reopening of School Presentation 

                Reopening of School Executive Summary

                Reopening Schools Plan

June 13 - FCPS sent out a family survey and a staff survey on return to school and distance learning

June 11 - Message to parents from Superintendent Scott Brabrand

June 10 - Town Hall for staff with FCPS leadership (video recording)

June 9 -   Governor Ralph Northam issued recommendations for schools for Fall 2020

5/15/2020

Dr. Brabrand message to parents regarding summer learning

5/12/2020

Dr. Brabrand message to seniors and family regarding graduation

5/5/2020

Dr. Brabrand participates in SEPTA Townhall Meeting

5/4/2020

Message to parents regarding Teacher Appreciation Week

5/4/2020

Message to all staff regarding Teacher Appreciation Week

4/27/2020

Dr. Brabrand participates in FCCPTA Townhall Meeting

4/20/2020

Message to parents - Distance Learning Plan

4/20/2020

Video message to all staff - Distance Learning Plan

4/17/2020

Message to parents and staff - Distance Learning Plan

4/15/2020

Message to parents - Ongoing Blackboard Technical Difficulties

4/15/2020

Message to parents and staff - Distance Learning Update

4/14/2020

Message to parents - Distance Learning Update

4/9/2020

Message to parents - Distance learning opt-out

4/3/2020

Message to parents and community - Update on Grab and Go sites for Spring Break

4/3/2020

Superintendent FaceBook Live Session

4/1/2020

Superintendent message to Class of 2020 students and parents

3/27/2020

Press Release: School Board Hears Learning, Grading, Graduation Plans for Remainder of 2019-20 School Year

3/27/2020

Superintendent FaceBook Live Session

3/26/2020

Superintendent message to school staff regarding Distance Learning Plan

3/26/2020

Superintendent message to parents outlining Distance Learning Plan

3/25/2020

Superintendent message to all employees outlining compensation and benefits.

3/25/2020

Message to principals: COVID Update March 25

3/24/2020

Statement from School Board Chair on the Remainder of the 2019-20 School Year.

3/23/2020

Superintendent message to parents, students, staff and community regarding VA Governor directive to close schools for the remainder of the academic year

3/22/2020

Message to parents and community – Grab and go sites continue; shorter hours

3/20/2020

Dr. Brabrand Facebook Live Session 3:00 p.m.

3/19/2020

Message from Superintendent – more information to families and staff about distance learning and additional grab and go sites, bus delivery, and curb-side pick-up. Also announcing 3/20 Dr. Brabrand Facebook Live session. Began daily updates for school board and community 

3/17/2020

Message to parents and community – additional grab and go sites – total of 38 locations. This includes five community center pop-ups.

3/16/2020

Health Department conducts clinic for testing Lynbrook families/staff identified as contacts

3/16/2020

Additional information sent to families at Lynbrook ES with guidance on symptoms and monitoring

3/16/2020

Message to parents and community – additional grab and go meal sites – total 29 locations

3/15/2020

Message from Superintendent – FCPS school buildings and administration offices closed until further notice, only essential personnel report, March 16 laptop distribution postponed, additional grab and go meal sites identified

3/14/2020

FCHD announces confirmed case of teacher at Lynbrook ES

3/14/2020

Message from Principal to Lynbrook ES parents announcing confirmed case of teacher at Lynbrook ES, provides guidance on FCHD contact investigation, phone number at health department

3/14/2020

Message from Superintendent to all FCPS announcing confirmed case of teacher at Lynbrook ES

3/13/2020

Message from Superintendent to Parents - Grab and Go lunch stations organized at 5 sites, posted to social media 

3/13/2020

Governor Northam announces all VA schools closed for two weeks minimum

3/13/2020

Message from Superintendent to all FCPS – schools closed through April 10, will reassess on March 27

3/12/2020

Loudoun County Public Schools announces closing schools for two weeks

3/12/2020

Conference call with Health Department – risk remains low

3/12/2020

Fairfax County Government Press Conference

3/12/2020

Message from Superintendent – keeping schools open based on guidance from FCHD, risk remains low, extracurricular, community use, and field trips canceled through April 12

3/12/2020

Website updated with new FAQ’s, Superintendent messages, video and fact sheets

3/12/2020

Message from Superintendent announces schools closed effective March 13, continuing student holiday/staff development on March 16  

3/10/2020

Message from Superintendent to all staff announcing March 16 staff development day/student holiday to allow staff to plan for school closure if needed

3/10/2020

Message from Superintendent to parents – announcing March 16 student holiday/staff development day, SACC will remain open

3/10/2020

Message – announce annual science fair will be virtual

3/9/2020

School Board Work Session – coronavirus briefing

3/9/2020

Message from Superintendent to parents and staff – includes video message from School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders and Dr. Brabrand, health department advises low risk to community, FCPS outlines two planning scenarios in the event of school closures

3/8/2020

FCHD press conference about first confirmed case

3/7/2020

Message from Superintendent - Health department confirms first case of coronavirus of Marine at Fort Belvoir Army base. Message sent to Fort Belvoir ES and all FCPS parents.

3/2/2020

Message from Superintendent – Coronavirus Update, monitoring status, working with health department, how to prevent illness, no confirmed cases in Virginia

2/27/2020

Message from Superintendent to principals– FCPS-sponsored travel to/from countries on CDC list canceled, distributed talking points for staff who receive inquiries

2/26/2020

Message from the Superintendent, CDC says prepare for outbreak, reviewing pandemic plan

1/28/2020

Message from Superintendent to parents and staff – Information regarding coronavirus, monitoring status, Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) phone line established, no confirmed cases in Virginia

1/22/2020

Cultural exchange program at Longfellow MS canceled, message sent to Longfellow MS community

FCPS will provide frequent updates to the community while planning for the 2020-21 school year.