August 2019 Newsletter from School Board Member Tom Wilson

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Tom Wilson

Contact Tom:

Phone: 571-423-1085


Lisa Madeja
Executive Admin Assistant


Tom Wilson's Newsletter

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year. I hope everyone had a restful and fun summer with family and friends. Parents and students are again congregating at bus stops, and bright yellow busses are back on our roads. The beginning of the school year is an exciting time, but it can a little stressful.  If  you have any concerns that I can help with,  please feel free to contact me.


-Tom Wilson

back to school

Back to School Message

I hope the back to school events at your school are going well, and help to ease your family’s transition into the school year. Since I won’t have the chance to say hello to you directly, I have recorded a brief welcome video. I hope you have a wonderful start to the year. Please stay in touch.



Office Hours

I will be holding office hours at the Starbucks in the Greenbriar Shopping Center - 13037-A Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Space #A, Fairfax, VA 22033 at 10:00 am on the following days:


Friday, September 13

Friday, September 27

Friday, October 11

Friday, November 8


If you would like to discuss any issue related to Fairfax County Public Schools, please drop by. No appointment necessary.


Here Comes The Bus Mobile App

The Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Transportation Services is introducing a new school bus arrival app, Here Comes the Bus®, for the 2019-20 school year. The app is offered at no charge to parents.


Here Comes the Bus® is a school bus tracking app that provides parents and guardians with real-time bus locations through text or email alerts. Here Comes the Bus® combines GPS and bus routing data in an easy-to-use, customizable app that works on one or multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers. The app provides timely school bus arrival information through a graphical interface as well as messaging to indicate the bus’s distance from your child’s bus stop for both morning and afternoon bus stops. Here Comes the Bus® will be available in addition to the district’s existing tool, the bus delay notification system.


For instructions on how to download and use the app, click HERE.



Important Dates to Remember

August 26 - First Day of School!


August 30 - September 2 - Labor Day Break - Student Holiday


October 14 - Columbus Day - Student Holiday


November 1 - First Grading Period Ends


November 4-5 - Student Holidays


November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break - Student Holiday


December 23-January 3, 2020 - Winter Break - Student Holiday


Click HERE to view the 2019-20 Standard School Year Calendar

School Board Meeting

The next School Board Meeting will be held on September 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Middle School.  Information about upcoming meetings and agendas can be found here