Testing Information for Parents/Guardians

New public FCPS Student Assessment webpages are now available for parents/guardians to access basic information about their children’s required assessments. In compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) testing transparency, these webpages give an overview of: Right to refuse participation in state testing (e.g., SOLs) Required assessments at each grade level Resources for accessing and […]

Box Tops for Education – Support FHES!

Announcing our Second Box Tops collection contest for this school year! The Box Tops Collection Sheets for our “Kindness is our Superpower” Box Tops contest are being sent home via Tuesday Folders. Look for them soon. Everyone who returns a completed sheet (with 25 Box Tops) will receive a prize! A special prize is planned […]

Head Start Visits Children’s Science Center!

Blog by Ms. Gutenson, Head Start teacher: Head Start students went on a field trip to the Children’s Science Center to learn about STEM.  We planned and built with Keva planks, created robots that colored, made magnetic slime, and learned with gears and ball mazes.  It was a wonderful hands on experience that was enjoyed […]

School Safety and Threat Assessment

Fairfax County Public Schools has a well-established policy and protocol for responding to threats of violence in the schools. To help parents and older students learn more about the role they can play in keeping schools safe, we have collaborated with the Youth Violence Project of the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia to […]

National History Teacher of the Year Award – Consider a Nomination!

The Virginia Department of Education, in cooperation with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America, announces the annual National History Teacher of the Year Award.  This award honors exceptional teachers of American history across the country.  Any elementary and secondary school teacher (grades K-12) who teaches American history, including local and state […]

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