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FORMS

REQUIRED SCHOOL FORMS - COMPLETED EACH YEAR

Please fill out all school forms each year.

1. Digital Consent

2. Student work to be published on the web

3. Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

4. Laptop use and responsibility

OPT-OUT FORMS

Information on FCPS Opt-Out Forms

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) wants all parents to understand its policies regarding:

  • Parents’ rights to inspect, and to consent or opt out, before their child participates in certain surveys administered to students.
  • Parents’ rights to inspect instructional materials used as part of the educational curriculum.
  • FCPS’ maintenance, retention, and disclosure rules regarding student scholastic records including parents and eligible students’ rights to inspect such records, to request an amendment to such records and to opt out of disclosure of directory information about the student.
  • FCPS’ disclosure of student information for graduation photographs or other similar purposes and the right of parents and eligible students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • FCPS’ disclosure of secondary school students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers to military recruiters and the right of parents and students to opt out of this disclosure.
  • Parents’ right to opt out of any physical examination of their child is not required by state law.
  • The FCPS school counseling program and parents’ right to opt out their child from participation in academic, career, and social or emotional counseling.
  • The process by which parents and students may file complaints if they believe their rights as referenced above have been violated.
  • Student participation in the Library Equity Access Pass Project, and the rights of parents to refuse participation in the program.

OPT-OUT FLE

ACCOUNTS SETUP AND UPDATE

PARENT STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS) ACCOUNT - ALL PARENTS NEED TO CREATE

Have you signed up? Student Information System (SIS) PVUE is an essential tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, grade book assignments and grades, report cards, and more. If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please activate your account now to keep informed.

Your SIS Parent account also allows you to access your child's courses in Schoology.

Parent Support Request - Student Information System (SIS)

Reset Password - This link will assist you in resetting your password for your SIS ParentVUE .

The following opt-outs will be available in SIS ParentVUE beginning Friday, July 15, 2022: 

  • Tutor.com Access (was available April 2022)
  • SEL Screener Participation
  • Counseling Opt Out
  • Transportation Intent
  • Home Internet Access

Any parent/guardian that is associated with a student, and has a SIS ParentVUE account, can update these opt-outs, as needed, by going to the “Student Information” tab and clicking “Edit Information”. 

the following opt-outs will be available in SIS ParentVUE beginning Friday, July 15: 

  • Tutor.com Access (was available April 2022)
  • SEL Screener Participation
  • Counseling Opt-Out
  • Transportation Intent
  • Home Internet Access

Any parent/guardian that is associated with a student, and has a SIS ParentVUE account, can update these opt-outs, as needed, by going to the “Student Information” tab and clicking “Edit Information”. 

SCHOOLOGY - PARENTS ACCESS WTIH SIS PARENT ACCOUNT

Learn how you can view your child's Schoology courses and communicate with their teachers.

You will need your SIS Parent account activated to log into Schoology as a parent.

Parent Support Request - Schoology

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION - HOW TO UPDATE

Did you know you can change your emergency contact information yourself?  You sure can!  Just log in to your Parent SIS account login and make any changes there! If you can’t remember your password, just click the “forgot password” link.

ACADEMICS AND TUTORING

FREE, 24/7, HOMEWORK HELP - TUTOR.COM

Does your child need homework help or feedback on writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? Tutor.com is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7! Tutors are available in multiple languages. Learn more.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology.

No cost to families.

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request.

FAMILY AND STUDENT RESOURCES

FCPS PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

Virginia Literacy Partnership

plastic letters on a table with words Resources for Families Virginia Literacy Partnership
  • Virginia Literacy Partnership provides ways to help parents learn about a certain topic or find activities to do at home with your child.
  • Computer games for literacy skills.
  • How to help your child with comprehension
  • How to support your child's writing
  • and much more.

TESTING INFORMATION

TESTING

Learn about FCPS testing and links to testing prep sites.

Resources for parents for SOLs and WIDA for English Students of Other Languages (ESOL)

DIGITAL LITERACY

Common Sense Media - Parent Tips and Resources

FAMILY AGREEMENT

Family Media Agreement

FAMILY TIPS

Pre-K to 2 Family Tips

K-5 Family Tips

Grade 6 Family Tips

SEL CONVERSATIONS IN DIGITAL LIFE

Grade K - 5 Family Conversations

Grade 6 Family Conversations

ALL COMMON SENSE MEDIA  - ACTIVITIES, TIP, AND RESOURCES

Common Sense Media Page

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Digital Parenting the Autistic Child:

Digital Parenting the Autistic Child: A three-part resource guide from FOSI (Family Online Safety Institute)

Great Resources For Managing Social Media and More

Identity Awareness, Protection and Management Guide (Excellent resource with social media privacy setting smart cards)

Recorded Webinars

Screen Activity Reports for Parents

Screen Activity Reports for Parents

What is it?

Parents can submit a request for a weekly email report with a summary of their child’s FCPS device Internet activity.

How can parents get access?

Parents can simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page (https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/technology-support-families).

What will parents need to provide?

Before submitting a request, parents/guardians will need the enrolling parent email address on file in our Student Information System, as well as the Student ID for their child.

How can parents learn more about what is available?

For more information about the report and additional features available to parents, please visit the Lightspeed Parent Report information page (https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/lightspeed-parent-reports).

Social Media - Tips by Text - English and Spanish

Tips by Text Program - These social media graphics promote the Tips by Text program and include English and Spanish versions.

Talking Points - Communication Between Families and School

Easy and safe communication between families and schools.

FCPS website page to learn more.

What is TalkingPoints?

TalkingPoints is an easy and safe way for families can communicate in their home languages with their child’s teachers for free. We will be using this platform to communicate with you about your child’s education and progress.

How can families use TalkingPoints?

There are two ways families can use TalkingPoints.

  • School and teacher messages will come directly to the phone number that is registered in our system as a SMS text or through the TalkingPoints Parent App.
  • You can reply by text or through the app.

Families will receive messages in the language they have listed as their correspondence language. Families can reply in any language and the message will be translated into English for the school. If families prefer to not receive text messages from TalkingPoints, they can reply with "GOODBYE" at any time.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Bullying Education for Parents

The FCPS Bullying Prevention and Intervention public website has been updated to include a video to educate parents on what bullying is (according to the Students Rights and Responsibilities document) and what they can expect when a bullying allegation is reported to a school administrator.

STUDENT WELLNESS - Tips and Strategies

TIP SHEET FOR PARENTS - Use the PNP Method When Giving Your Child Feedback

Your child brings you a draft of a report for school. The first thing you see is a misspelled word. If you start by pointing that out, your child may become immediately discouraged and resistant. Instead, use the PNP method to make it easier for your child to hear your constructive comments

© 2022 The Parent Institute, a Division of PaperClip Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Get more tips for parents and other family engagement resources.

GENERAL INFORMATION

BUS ROUTES AND BELL SCHEDULES - FCPS

BUS ROUTES AND BELL SCHEDULES - Who to contact, safety, school bus services, and link to delayed bus route information.

Questions and Concerns

If parents have other questions or concerns regarding transportation, they may call the school principal or the Area Transportation Office.

Area I Transportation    - 703-446-2150 Area II Transportation   - 703-446-2050 Area III Transportation  - 703-249-7000 Area IV Transportation - 703-249-7100

FAMILY AND STUDENT RESOURCES

FCPS WEBSITE - Online textbooks, emergency preparedness, parenting classes, renting FCPS facilities, and more.

FCPS CARES- RECOGNITION TO THOSE WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

Recognize a staff member who goes above and beyond.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

FCPS PARENT RESOURCE CENTER 

Welcome to the FCPS Parent Resource Center

Our staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email @email.  We’re here to help.

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services 2334 Gallows Road, Room 105 Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027

We offer a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.

OFFICE OF FAMILY AND STUDENT OMBUDSMAN

The FCPS Office of the Ombudsman provides an independent, confidential resource for students, families, community members, and employees who are seeking informal help to answer questions, resolve concerns, and voice complaints regarding FCPS matters. The Office of the Ombudsman reports to the Chief Equity Officer. 

OMSBUD

What is an Ombuds? 

Staff from the Ombuds Office are happy to meet with schools, parent groups, and community organizations to talk more about their work and how they can assist parents and employees. Feel free to contact them at the email below to invite them to speak to your school or group. 

English: Did you know that FCPS has an Office of the Ombuds that is available to support you? An ombuds is someone who helps resolve conflict by facilitating communications and sharing available resources. The Office of the Ombuds works as an independent confidential resource to help students, families, community members, and employees get questions answered, resolve concerns, and voice complaints regarding FCPS matters.  The ombuds is available to: 

  • Share strategies for parents to improve communication with, and between, school and home.
  • Help to resolve disagreements between parents and schools or disagreements involving employees in the workplace.
  • Provide ideas to foster parent participation in Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan meetings.

They do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.  

If you have concerns, questions, or complaints to share with the Office of the Ombuds, please call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], or visit their webpage, You may also submit a question

SpanishLa Oficina del Defensor del Pueblo de FCPS está emocionada de celebrar el Día del Ombuds el 13 de Octubre del 2022. Un ombuds es alguien que ayuda a resolver conflictos facilitando la comunicación y compartiendo los recursos disponibles. La Oficina del Defensor del Pueblo de FCPS trabaja como un recurso independiente y confidencial para ayudar a los estudiantes, familias, miembros de la comunidad y empleados a obtener respuestas a sus preguntas, resolver sus preocupaciones y expresar sus quejas con respecto a los asuntos de FCPS.  

El ombuds está disponible para: 

  • Compartir estrategias para que los padres mejoren la comunicación con, y entre, la escuela y el hogar.
  • Ayudar a resolver desacuerdos entre los padres y las escuelas o desacuerdos que involucran a los empleados en el lugar de trabajo.
  • Proporcionar ideas para fomentar la participación de los padres en las reuniones del Plan de Educación Individual (IEP) y del Plan 504.

No cambian ni toman decisiones, políticas o reglamentos; no toman partido ni proporcionan asesoramiento legal.

Cualquier persona que tenga preocupaciones, preguntas o quejas que compartir con la Oficina del Defensor del Pueblo puede hacerlo llamando a nuestra oficina al 571-423-4014, enviando un correo electrónico a @email, o visitando nuestra página web, donde puede enviar una pregunta.  

Korean FCPS의 옴부즈맨 사무소는 2022년 10월 13일 옴부즈맨의 날을 축하하게 되어 기쁩니다. 옴부즈맨은 원활한 의사소통 및 함께 사용할 수 있는 자원을 공유함으로써 고충을 해결하는 데 도움이 되는 사람입니다. FCPS 옴부즈맨 사무소는 학생, 가족, 지역 사회 구성원 및 직원이 FCPS와 당면한 문제와 관련하여 질문에 대한 답변을 얻고 우려 사항을 해결하며 불만을 표명할 수 있도록 돕는 독립 행정 감찰관입니다. 

옴부즈맨의 역량:

  • 학부모가 학교 및 가정과의 의사소통을 보다 더 잘 할 수 있도록 전략적인 방안을 안내해 드립니다.
  • 학부모와 학교 간의 의견 차이 또는 직장 내 직원과 관련된 의견 충돌을 해결하는 데 도움을 줍니다.
  • 학부모 개별 교육 프로그램 (IEP) 및 504 계획 회의에 참여할 수 있도록 아이디어를 제공해 줍니다.

옴부즈맨은 어떠한 결정의 변경도 결론도 내리지 않으며, 정책 혹은 규정을 만들거나; 누구의 편을 들지도; 법률 자문을 제공하지도 않습니다.

옴부즈맨 사무소와 공유해야 할 우려 사항, 질문 또는 불만 사항이 있는 사람은 누구나 571-423-4014로 사무실에 전화하시거나, [email protected] 이메일을 보내시거나, 또는 웹사이트를 방문하시어 질문을 제출하실 수도 있습니다. 

 

 

PARENT INFORMATION PHONE LINES

Parent Information Phone Lines

FCPS offers telephone support to parents who do not speak English as their first language.

FCPS language lines are available in eight different languages to assist parents who do not speak English as their first language. A school system employee will respond to your call in your preferred language within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. The caller will provide you with the requested information, arrange for you to speak with the appropriate school employee, or connect you with the resource that you are looking to find.

PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

SCHOOL AGED CHILD CARE (SACC)

Welcome to the School Age Child Care (SACC) Program- a great place to be a child!

SACC provides fun, safe and educational care for children in kindergarten-sixth grade before school, after school and during school vacations in most Fairfax County public elementary schools. Children with special needs are fully included in all SACC centers. In addition, SACC programs at Key and Kilmer Centers serve youth, ages 5-21, with multiple types of disabilities. SACC offers a sliding fee scale for income eligible families.

The SACC program serves children five days a week, Monday-Friday.

Before School - 7 a.m. until school begins.

After School - End of school day until 6:15 p.m. SACC service begins when the children are dismissed from school.

Winter/Spring/Summer Programs - Full-day winter, spring and summer programs are offered at a number of consolidated sites throughout the county.

Comprehensive health and safety protocols are followed at all locations.

STRATEGIC PLAN FCPS

The strategic planning process will be facilitated by Mutiu O. Fagbayi of Performance Fact, Inc, whose primary goal will be to help with the alignment of goals, processes, programs, and people as we work through what our shared future may look like.  

The success of our strategic planning depends on our whole community being engaged.

More information can be found on the FCPS Strategic Planning Page.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

FCPS Transportation Services

Sign up for the Bus Delay Notification System, learn about safety routes, kiss and ride, and who to contact.

If you have concerns about your child's school bus transportation, speak to the transportation supervisor responsible for your school or call the Office of Transportation Services at 703-446-2000.

For any concerns after hours (after 5:30 p.m.), you will need to contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000. 

The Office of Transportation Services is responsible for providing safe and efficient transportation of all eligible students to and from schools and school activities each day. To accomplish this monumental task, a team of dedicated routing, safety, and administrative specialists combined with a host of drivers and attendants work together to maintain a high level of service for all of our clients.