Return to School Update

Dear Parents, Caregivers, and FCPS Staff,

At the January 5 Fairfax County School Board Work Session, I provided an update on our plan to bring students and staff back for in-person instruction. I shared a proposed timeline for a return to in-person learning that would bring back those staff and students who were already in buildings first, followed by a phased and measured approach to bringing in new groups of students and staff in January and early February.

Current community transmission of COVID-19 in Fairfax County remains high. After discussing the plan with the School Board and hearing from many parents and staff, we are going to continue to pause the plan to bring students and staff back into school buildings.  I will provide an update on the Return to School plan to the School Board on Tuesday, February 2.