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Remote or In-School Learning in Fairfax County

County families should respond by July 10.

School reopens for Fairfax County Public Schools students in eight weeks. That means that families in the 10th largest school division in the United States have until Friday, July 10, to respond with their enrollment choice for the entire 2020-21 school year.

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Hayfield Secondary School Graduates Parade in Kingstowne

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 7, Hayfield graduates gathered in the parking lot in Kingstowne and set out on a self-made graduation parade.

Partying While Social Distancing

Area high school graduates reflect on drive-through diplomas, basement prom parties.

As seniors everywhere are adjusting to the loss of their final year in high school, many have had to get creative to celebrate their long-awaited accomplishments.

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Scenario 1, 2 or 3: What Will It Be in Fairfax County?

2020-21 school plans presented to the County School Board.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) presented their preliminary recommendations for the 2020-21 school year to the Fairfax County School Board on Monday, June 15, during its work session.

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Confederacy is Part of History, Not the Future

School board continues renaming process for County high school.

"School names will reflect an inclusive and respectful learning environment as outlined in our One Fairfax policy," said Lee District School Board Representative Tamara Derenak Kaufax, Fairfax County Public Schools.

Distance Learning: Both Stress and Relief in Springfield

West Springfield High School students on handling the switch to online learning.

Since March 13, Fairfax County Public Schools have been closed and converted to online classes in response to COVID-19. Like many other FCPS high schools, West Springfield High School classes are now held twice per week through Blackboard Collaborate, an online video conferencing platform.

Reduced Budget For Fairfax County Public Schools

The Fairfax County School Board has approved the revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) budget. The budget, revised due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced the previously recommended transfer increase from Fairfax County from $85.5 million to $7.3 million and includes a reduction of $4.8 million from the state. Along with other budget cuts, the total amount of the FY 21 budget was reduced by $67.0 million.

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Fairfax County School Board Celebrates Class of 2020

Superintendent Scott Brabrand releases Board decisions.

Superintendent Scott Brabrand dashed any remaining hopes of summer in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020. After receiving results from high school students and parents on his Survey on Graduation Preferences, Brabrand said the School Board agreed on his recommended approach. They committed to celebrating the seniors "in the safest and most personalized manner possible."

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Fairfax County School Board Considers Fall 2020 Options

Three back-to-school scenarios presented.

What might school look like to children in Fairfax County Public Schools this fall — remote learning or social distance learning with masks and temperature checks? Which students would schools bring back first — the older ones or most vulnerable? And what might students face when they get there — a climb back to grade level or multi-age classes?

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A Former Lake Braddock Bruin Now on Hollywood’s Red Carpets

Emily Peachey, class of 2009, is making movies and a name as an actress.

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Who Earned the F in Best Practices?

Distance Learning goes awry for FCPS.

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Fairfax County Public Schools’ Distance Learning Begins on April 14

Superintendent’s letter to families.

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Schools Open Doors for Breakfast and Lunch

During the extended closure due to the coronavirus, county schools offer meals.

School lunch during virus

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