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New Today: (10/24) At its October 23 regular business meeting, the School Board approved and adopted Blueprint for Change Hybrid Preferred Option #3 for starting high schools later, between 8 and 8:10 a.m. and ending between 2:45 and 2:55 p.m. Middle school students will attend school from 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., and all secondary school students will start at the high school start time. The elementary school window remains unchanged with elementary school students beginning their day between 8 and 9:20 a.m. The change in school start times will take place in the 2015-16 school year. The Board also appointed Pat Hynes to serve as the fourth member of the Audit Committee and recognized November as National Career Development Month. 

Education Summit

The Fairfax County School Board will host Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) fifth annual Education Summit, Mapping Your Student’s Unique Journey: Explore the Many Choices in Fairfax County Public Schools, on Saturday, October 25, at 8 a.m. at Edison High School. Details.

Later High School Start Times

Citing the clear health benefits for adolescents, the Fairfax County School Board approved a recommendation for starting high schools later, between 8 and 8:10 a.m. and ending between 2:45 and 2:55 p.m. This change, which will begin in the 2015-16 school year, will benefit more than 57,000 high school students representing more than 30 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) student population. Find out more.

Continuing Interest

  • FCPS Presents Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities October 28 (10/23/14) Full
  • FCPS Student-Run Organization, Malaria Free World, to Host STEM Expo for Middle-High School Students (10/23/14) Full
  • FCPS Student Publications Earn VHSL Trophy Class Rankings (10/23/14) Full
  • Woodson High School Alumnus Named 2014 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete (10/23/14) Full
  • Fairfax County School Board Approves Later Start Times for High Schools (10/23/14) Full
  • Chantilly High School Yearbook Adviser Inducted into Virginia High School Hall of Fame (10/22/14) Full
  • TJHSST Schedules Open House for Students in Grades 4-8 (10/22/14) Full

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Principal Andy Camarda and Lemon Road Elementary School first grade students do their part to save the Chesapeake Bay by collecting acorns to send to the Potomac Conservancy for planting along the Potomac watershed in an effort to grow oak trees and prevent erosion.

Principal Andy Camarda and Lemon Road Elementary School first grade students do their part to save the Chesapeake Bay by collecting acorns to send to the Potomac Conservancy for planting along the Potomac watershed in an effort to grow oak trees and prevent erosion.

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