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School Year 2022-2023 Korean Immersion Registration Information
Each year, rising kindergarteners and first graders have the opportunity to participate in a Dual Language Programs, available at select FCPS schools, through a county-wide lottery process. Online registration for this lottery process opens on January 24, 2022.
The parent information meeting for the Korean Immersion Program at Colin Powell Elementary School will be on January 26, 2022, 6:30 pm.
Inclement Weather Virtual Learning
As we prepare to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, we are also monitoring the forecast, which indicates the chance for inclement weather Sunday and Monday. Please take a few minutes before the weekend to prepare for the possibility of an inclement weather virtual learning day.
Attend a Town Hall - Superintendent Search
Please attend a virtual Superintendent Search Town Hall, with sessions hosted on Wednesday, January 12; Thursday, January 13; and Tuesday, January 18. You'll be able to provide feedback on the characteristics and personality traits you would like to see in the new superintendent.
Dual Language Immersion Informational Meetings
Online registration for the county-wide lottery for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) dual language immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 24. Current prekindergarten students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program and current kindergarten students may apply for the first-grade immersion programs for the 2022-23 school year.
School-located Vaccine Clinics for Ages 5 - 11
Fairfax Health District and Fairfax County Public Schools are hosting 19 COVID-19 vaccine clinics at designated schools for students ages 5-11 years. Attendees are not required to be a student at that school. Vaccines will not be available for those 12 years and older. No appointment is necessary, vaccinations are free, and children must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult.
Report safety issues online or by text message using the Safety Tipline. You may choose to identify yourself or remain anonymous.
Anticipated Bus Delays
Due to the bus driver shortage, we will be increasing “double back” bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These “double backs” may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect, affecting after-school drop-off times.