June 2 Town Hall with Congressman Connolly

Dear Fairfax County students, staff and families,

As we enter our last two weeks in this extremely unusual school year, I am sending this to update you regarding our School Board work, planning for the next school year, summer opportunities, and more. Most importantly, in June, we will hear from our Superintendent and his team’s initial plans for Return to School this fall.

With all that is taking place as we near the end of the school year, you’ll see that my personal reflection portion of this letter is lengthy. If you wish to skip the letter, beneath it you will find information regarding contacting me, current and upcoming school board work, summer options, and much more.

June 2nd (Tuesday) 7-8 pm Town Hall with Special Guest Congressman Connolly

FCPS School Board Member-at-Large Rachna Sizemore Heizer with Congressman Connolly

Please join me, special guest Congressman Connolly, and my school board colleague Stella Pekarsky Tuesday June 2nd from 7-8 pm. Congressman Connolly will share a federal update and hear your thoughts. Then Ms. Pekarsky and I will share an FCPS update and hear your thoughts on Return to School. 

Link to Zoom Meeting Here. Meeting ID: 821 0523 2137; Password: 623214.  Zoom is limited to 100 participants, but the Town Hall will also be live streamed on Facebook and you can post your questions in the comments in both Zoom and Facebook.

Link to Facebook Live Session Here

My initial thoughts on return to school:

I want to thank you all for your emails and messages expressing your thoughts and concerns for Return to School in the fall. I have heard for requests for a full return to school, requests to continue online learning until we have a vaccine, and everything in between. 

Right now, I don’t know what fall will look like. We are waiting to hear from the Governor, CDC, and VDOE and are in close communication with the Fairfax County Health Department. We are monitoring what is happening around the country and the world and talking to surrounding districts. Safety and security are of vital importance, but I know of the mental health issues isolation creates and that home isn’t always the safest place for some. Distance learning is inadequate for everyone but there are some students for whom it is more inadequate than others. And our students need those connections that can only come from in-person school. I know our teachers and administrators want to be back with their students but, like us, they are concerned about safety. We know we need to make a variety of plans and be able to pivot quickly and then pivot again. 

There is much still unknown about COVID-19. None of the options for the fall are ideal, nor will whatever decision we make please everyone. My colleagues and I take our responsibility very seriously to educate our students AND keep them safe. None of us know the right answer but I can promise you we are trying to find the best answer we can in a world turned upside down. 

And please know the weight of this decision, and all the implications for our students and staff, keep many of us up at night. I promise you we hear you, and we take what you are saying seriously.

A Note to the Class of 2020:


Many of you marked the bittersweet moment – your last day of class – last week. I won’t even pretend to know how that felt at home instead of in school saying goodbye to your friends and teachers. I won’t pretend to know how it feels to participate in your last awards ceremonies or banquets virtually at home, taking prom pictures without getting to go to prom, unexpectedly babysitting your siblings all day or working to help your families and much more.. I won’t pretend to know how it feels to have lost your last sports season, shows,

plays, musicals, trips, days casually hanging out with friends, moments in time that just a few months ago seemed mundane and barely noticeable. I won’t pretend to know the uncertainty you face, wondering about how you will start to college – another milestone – or how you might enter the workforce in this time of unemployment. I know many of you are worried about ill loved ones. I am sorry that on top of all of that you do not get to celebrate the end of your high school days in the way we all want you to celebrate. Our principals have been busy trying to celebrate the Class of 2020. You should have received information and more may be coming as details are finalized.

On May 20, 2020, all FCPS fields lit up for 20 minutes and 20 seconds in celebration of the Class of 2020. I hope this is just one of the unique memories you will carry with you.

While many of you, and your families, are mourning the loss of the memories you should have been getting, I have been impressed at your creativity at finding ways to make memories that will forever be unique to you. Whether it is the seniors on a dance team hanging out of car windows doing one final cheer together, students doing socially distance concerts for each other, car parades with banners and balloons, recording performances to be played at virtual awards, coordinated light shows, your spirit for acceptance and celebration in the midst of chaos will forever be remembered. Even in moments of isolation we can find community, in times of loneliness there is also togetherness. We just have to be open to new ways of finding it. I hope that is something you will carry with you for the rest of your life. 

I said this before, but I think it bears repeating. I know the resilience and perspective you are gaining is small consolation for what you are losing. But I believe that when we get to the other side of this, you will be one of the strongest and most capable generations we’ve ever seen.  In fact, and I’ve said this for a long time, I believe you will be the next greatest generation. 

Thank you for the hundreds of small and big ways you have taught me about grace and strength in the face of adversity. May you find success and a smoother path going forward.

Liberty and Justice for All

Liberty Bell

As a lawyer, a professor who taught Constitutional law, and a child of immigrants who taught me to love this country, the events of the past few days weigh heavily on my heart and in my mind. To me, America at its best is the innovator of freedom and the embodiment of values we hold dear – “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” But I believe these guarantees are meaningless if they apply unequally. I believe it is our job to listen, to stand up, speak out, walk alongside, & ensure that the words "liberty and justice for all" embody all our actions until these words ring true for everyone.

This work starts in our schools. It happens with lessons on acceptance, building understanding, and valuing our diverse experiences. I am proud of the work FCPS has done these last few years around cultural competency, of our School Board vote to review our curriculum from anti-racist and culturally competent lens. I know there is still much work to be done and I commit to doing that work to ensure freedom and justice for all.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I can help your student or your family.

In Health,


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Below you will find information on (in order):

1.   My Town Halls (Updated)

2.   School Board Update

3.   Office Hours/Communicating with Me

4.   FCPS Outdoor Spaces Reopened

5.   Updated Parent Advocacy Handbook

6.   Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight

7.   School Board Citizen Advisory Committees

8.   FCPS – Where to go to resolve issues

9.     NAACP Conversation with Dr. Brabrand

10.   Resources - Updated

11.   Summer 2020 Art Enrichment and Distance Learning

12.   Foundation for FCPS Update

13.   Dr. Brabrand at the NAACP Town Hall

14.   Congratulations to FCPS’ 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars!

Town Halls (Updated):

NEW - Tuesday Townhall with special guest Congressman Connolly - June 2nd 7-8 pm


Congressman Connolly will provide a federal update and answer your questions. As FCPS continues to work on plans for “Return to School,” Stella Pekarsky, School Board member for the Sully District, and I want to hear from you on all things Distance Learning and Fall Scenarios.

We will hold the town hall via Zoom (limit 100). It will be livestreamed to Facebook for anyone who can’t get into Zoom. You can post questions in the comments on the Facebook live feed as well as via the chat in Zoom and we will do our best to answer those.

Tonight’s Topics:

  • State and Local Funding
  • Individual and Direct Assistance
  • Small Business Funding
  • Healthcare, Testing, and PPE
  • Voting and Census
  • Return to School

Link to Zoom Meeting Here

  • Meeting ID: 821 0523 2137 Password: 623214

Link to Facebook Live Sessions Here

June Townhalls:

  • Monday June 15th 7-8 pm
  • Monday June 29th 7-8 pm

Link to Zoom Meeting Here

  • Meeting ID: 821 0523 2137 Password: 623214

Link to Facebook Live Sessions Here

School Board Update

School Board

Return to School Planning


Reopening of Schools Task Force

  • On May 21st, FCPS held its first Reopening of Schools Task Force meeting.
  • The purpose of the Task Force is to bring together a variety of stakeholders to help develop action plans that will be presented to the Board at the June 15, 2020 work session based on the three reopening scenarios presented on May 11, 2020.
  • The Task Force is comprised of members of the Leadership Team and departments; principal and teacher association representatives; support staff representation; and representatives from the Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA), the Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC), the Special Education PTA (SEPTA), the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD), Parents of Autistic Children (POAC), and the Title I Parent Advisory Committee. Finally, the task force includes representatives from the health and medical community.
  • A survey will be released for parents and guardians to share their thoughts on Return to School.

Next Steps in Return to School Planning:

FCPS leadership have been doing a lot of work to identify plans and possibilities for our next school year. Here is what’s known:

  • The state will deliver guidance to all Virginia school divisions in early June. Further information from the CDC is expected in early June.
  • Superintendent Brabrand will present his initial plan to the School Board on Monday, June 15th, beginning at 11am. This work session is viewable live by the public here, and a recording will be posted on the FCPS YouTube page afterwards here
  • A final, public School Board work session will occur on Tuesday, June 23rd, starting at 1:30 pm.
  • Plans are expected to be finalized at the end of June so that work can be done to prepare for the fall.
  • Regarding high school athletics, the Virginia High School League has yet to release information about what will happen for future athletics. FCPS will follow what the League establishes.
  • As a reminder, here is what the Superintendent and staff presented to the School Board on May 11th, which was the first time plans were shared with the Board and public.

Other School Board Work

In addition to Return to School planning, the School Board has been working on the following:

Passing the FY 21 Budget

The Fairfax County School Board has approved the revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) budget. The budget, revised due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced the previously recommended transfer increase from Fairfax County from $85.5 million to $7.3 million and a reduction of $4.8 million from the state. Along with other budget cuts, the total amount of the FY 21 budget was reduced by $67.0 million. For the full press release, click here.

This reduction, along with challenges of distance learning meant the strategic investments and priorities had to be reworked, and I am proud of how we worked to rework a budget that still prioritizes achievement and social and emotional needs.

To see more on the Approved Budget, view the May 21 BoardDocs meeting link and scroll down to see the accompanying documents. Also, see all budget-related information on this page here.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Study Update

In May, the School Board was presented with a report about student access to FCPS AAP program. After hours of conversation the School Board requested a future work session to continue determining how best to act on the report’s findings. More information is here.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) Review

The School Board is updating the FCPS Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R), which is our discipline policy. A public work session is scheduled for June 22 to ensure the policy reflects best practices in discipline.

Governance Committee Update: Child Abuse Reporting Policy Update

The Governance Committee, among other work, finalized staff updates to the Child Abuse Reporting Policy (Policy 2115), which clarifies FCPS responsibility and action steps to take if a child is suspected of being a victim of abuse. The revised policy next goes to the full School Board for a vote before it can go into effect.

Public Engagement Committee Update:

The School Board’s Public Engagement Committee reviewed the list of advisory committees and work groups. We also discussed lessons learned from the last two months regarding the needs around public engagement and ideas for engagement going forward.

Audit Committee Update:

The Audit Committee heard the draft report from the FCPS Auditor General presented to the Audit Committee the draft FCPS FY 21 Risk Assessment and Audit Plan. This plan discussed, among other things, the possible topics for the audit committee focus for FY 21. The draft plan includes a comprehensive review of FCPS Special Education Programming. For more information, see the FY 21 Draft Audit Risk Plan.

Upcoming School Board Meetings

  • June 15th – 1:30-4:30 pm – Work Session on Return to School Initial Discussion
  • June 16th 11:30-1:30 - Public Engagement Committee Meeting
  • June 17th - 10:30 am - Governance Committee Meeting
  • June 17th - 5:30 pm – Audit Committee Meeting
  • June 18th 3:00 pm - School Board Forum
  • June 18th 3:30 pm – School Board Meeting
  • June 23rd 1:30-4:30 – Work Session on Return to School Discussion

How to Watch Meetings/Find Meeting Handouts

  • Livestream: Meetings are livestreamed here - https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch99.
  • Recordings of Meetings: Meetings will be recorded and available to view on the FCPS YouTube page here
  • Agenda/Handouts: For school board meeting agenda, handouts and more click here
    • To find handouts for the meetings:
      • Click on the meeting date.
      • Scroll down until you see the phrase “View the Agenda”.
      • Click on “View the Agenda”.
      • One the left hand side, you will see the agenda details.
      • Any agenda items with accompanying documents have a “paper” icon next to the item name.
      • Click on any topic you find interesting (i.e. AAP report).
      • Scroll down to see all attachments – these are usually presentations and accompanying reports or other data.
      • You can also search by topic documents.
  • Public Testimony: For information on how to submit testimony at a public meeting, click here

Office Hours/Communicating with Me

I am now scheduling regular virtual office hours with constituents for June and July. I will hold them once or twice a week, and you can sign up for 15-minute slots. If we end up needing more time, we can always schedule a longer follow up after our initial meeting. And you are always welcome to send me an email.

Click on this link to sign up

For more frequent updates and information, please like and follow me on Facebook and Twitter

I cannot conduct school board business via direct messages on Twitter or Messenger. As always, the best way for me to receive input is via the official public constituent contact – click on “Submit a Question” here

Please note that due to the volume of emails I receive, and that I do not have any full-time staff, it is difficult to respond as quickly as I’d like. I do read all of these communications, shared thoughts and concerns, and try to respond as quickly as possible. Thank you!

FCPS Outdoor Spaces Reopened

CHS Field

Following state and county guidelines, Fairfax County Public Schools has reopened additional outdoor areas on school grounds to the community.

All visitors are urged to practice health department safety guidelines, including social distancing. 


What’s Reopened:

  • Athletic fields - for walking and recreational use from 8 a.m. until sundown
  • Gardens
  • Tracks
  • Tennis courts

What’s Closed:  

  • Playgrounds

Find the latest information online

More information on reopenings in Fairfax County is available online

Updated Parent Advocacy Handbook

The Parent Advocacy Handbook is for parents and guardians. Information and resources within the handbook are designed to help parents and guardians:

  • Learn about their rights and responsibilities as an FCPS parent or guardian.
  • Learn more about what is going on in the student's school.
  • Gain skills to advocate for your student at school.
  • Learn more how to monitor and help your student at home.
  • Find extra help and resources.

The handbook contains answers to the many questions parents may have about the school system and how they can best advocate for their student at the various stages of their school experience.

The Parent Advocacy Handbook was created by the Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) - a Fairfax County School Board advisory committee - and produced with support of the Board.

Here is a link to the revised Parent Advocacy Handbook

Class of 2020 Senior Spotlights

Fairfax County Public Schools has produced several Senior Spotlights, featuring interviews with some members of the Class of 2020, that focus on their high school accomplishments. Senior Spotlights can be found online. They are also featured on the FCPS Instagram and Twitter pages. Seniors have included information about their future plans and dreams. The diverse group of students were recommended for the spotlight by teachers, school counselors, school-based technology specialists, college and career center specialists, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) coordinators, and principals.

Share Your Graduation or Promotion Ceremony Photos on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram

FCPS parents, students, and staff members are invited to share their favorite graduation or promotion pictures on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram by using the hashtags #fcpsgrad20 and #classof2020.

We will retweet some of the photos on Twitter and share some of the photos on Facebook and on Instagram.

School Board Citizen Advisory Committees

FCPS School Board’s citizen advisory committees advise the FCPS School Board on a variety of issues. These committees meet once a month September-June or July (committee dependent).

The Advisory Committees meetings are open to the public and welcome comment from the public.

The School Board will be appointing committee members in June at our June 18th meeting to serve one-year terms

Interested in serving as my representative to one of these committees? Please send me an email with the following information

  • Name, email, phone number, and name of the school(s) your child/ren attend
  • Which committee you are interested in
  • Why you wish to serve on this committee
  • Your qualifications or related background to serve on this committee
  • A resume

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Advisory Committee - The committee represents the community and brings attention to resource and programmatic issues associated with adult education.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Advisory Committee - The local advisory committee on gifted education shall annually review the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions, and determine the extent to which the plan for the previous year was implemented.

Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee - Provides recommendations on current job needs and the relevancy of career and technical education programs offered and to assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the local plan and application.

Human Resources Advisory Committee - The purpose of the HRAC is to advise on achieving and maintaining a premier workforce within a caring culture.

Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee - Advocates for minority student achievement by identifying, reviewing, and assessing issues affecting minority student academic achievement within the policies, curriculum, practices, and procedures of FCPS.

School Health Advisory Committee - The advisory board shall assist with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.

Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities - The function of the Committee for special education is to provide recommendations designed to improve and strengthen the relationship between parents of students with disabilities and FCPS school staff and central office staff.

Title I Parent Advisory Committee - The Elementary and Secondary Education act (ESEA) requires that a school district consult with teachers and parents as the district designs and implements its Compensatory Education Title I program.

Facilities Planning Advisory Council - Provides accurate, timely, and relevant advice with regard to the development of strategic, comprehensive, and long-term plans for educational and educational support facilities within Fairfax County for Fairfax County Public School students. The FPAC is intended to enhance community outreach and input into the facilities planning process.

FCPS – Where to go to resolve issues

People often ask me who they should turn to for help with school related issues.

  1. Teacher or Counselor - The first place to go is to your child’s teacher or counselor (or case manager for special education).
  1. School Principal - Next, turn to your school’s principal. If you need further help.
  1. Regional Superintendent - If you are still having issues, reach out to your Regional Assistant Superintendent. Fairfax County is divided into Five Regions, each with a Regional Assistant Superintendent. They can provide support to resolve issues.

Special Education Related Sources for Help:

If parent(s) or guardian(s) need further assistance with special education related issues, please reach out to your case manager or principal. If you need further help, please reach out to the: 

Other Sources for Help

  • FCPS Ombudsman (General Ed and Special Ed) – available to help guide parents and answer questions ombudsman@fcps.edu
  • FCPS Parent Resource Center: available virtually to help! Call 703-204-3941 or prc@fcps.edu

NAACP Conversation with Dr. Brabrand

The Fairfax County Chapter of the NAACP held a video conversation with FCPS Superintendent, Scott S. Brabrand, on May 26th to discuss the division’s COVID-19 response, racial justice, school curriculum, and other topics. Watch the video.

Resources: UPDATED

Food Distribution

Food Van

Keep up with the food distribution sites using our FCPS Food Resources page. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency continues to evolve, we understand that individuals and families in our communities may have food assistance needs.  

Fairfax County Government developed a searchable map that includes community food distribution sites, including FCPS grab and go locations, community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services.  View the map here.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

COVID-19 testing is available in Fairfax and surrounding jurisdictions. If you or someone you know is looking for a testing site, please visit this Fairfax County webpage for instructions and a list of locations administering the COVID-19 test for patients with or without insurance coverage (test fees are also listed).

NCS Community and Teen Centers Go Virtual!

Last week, Fairfax County launched NCS Connects, designed to emulate the experience of visiting a Community or Teen Center. The platform was created for youth and teens of all abilities, grades 1-12, and a ton of fun activity ideas.

Visit NCS Connects for more information.

Special Education Resources for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

Behavior Intervention Services

Offering Choices Reduces Frustration: check out this quick tip video on offering choices. This is especially useful for students who are having difficulty with challenging or non-preferred work. Building in choice, when possible, allows students to feel motivated. The strategies in this quick tip are best used:

  • When transitioning to difficult tasks
  • When transitioning to non-preferred tasks
  • After presenting challenging or non-preferred tasks to reduce frustration

ABA Parent Video Training

Presenting Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) video parent training for parents of students with Autism and other developmental disabilities.  The ABA team has developed a series of videos for parent training.  The series starts with Developing Schedules and Routines within the home environment. The next part of the series will include “Walk with Me” strategies for taking walks outside and teaching your child to walk beside you.

Mental Health Support and Suicide Prevention Training

Fairfax County provides free online suicide prevention training to educators, parents, and other adults working with youth through the Kognito At-Risk training modules. The training allows you to enter a virtual environment and assume the role of an adult interacting with a young person. The interactive portion of the training allows you to choose actions and responses in order to receive real-time feedback on how well you are doing to engage the student in conversation and take appropriate actions. The one-hour training teaches adults how to differentiate between “normal” and “at-risk” behavior, as well as how to provide appropriate support and access resources within the community or on an emergency basis.

Visit Kognito’s website at https://fairfax.kognito.com/.

Visit the Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies web pages to learn about mental health resources and fostering resiliency in your child.

Summer 2020 Arts Enrichment and Distance Learning

Additional Options (NEW)

FREE! Summer Virtual Arts enrichment program (Free):


While many of our programs in our school buildings are cancelled for this summer, FCPS is working on some virtual options for enrichment. FCPS Institute for the Fine Arts (IFTA) is creating a virtual free online arts programs for our students. 


Email fasummerlearning@fcps.edu for more information. No registration required!

Summer STEM Institute Virtual Summer Program

As you know, many academic opportunities and programs are being cancelled this year due to COVID-19. To help continue educational opportunities during this time, a team of Stanford and Harvard students and graduates is starting the Summer STEM Institute (SSI), a virtual summer research program.The Summer STEM Institute is a six-week virtual summer program consisting of three main parts: 

  • A research and data science bootcamp: SSI will equip students with the valuable skills to conduct computational research. Students will learn how to apply data science to interdisciplinary projects with real-world impact.
  • A Masterclass lecture series: Students will be connected with 30+ highly accomplished speakers from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and other top institutions—from Forbes 30 under 30 awardees, Intel Science Talent Search (STS) winners, to International Math Olympiad Medalists.
  • A research project: Students will also have the opportunity to conduct a research project in a scientific field of interest. Students will be matched to a virtual lab and work closely with mentors, including International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) winners and Research Science Institute (RSI) scholars. 

For more details, please visit https://www.summersteminstitute.org/.


Registration Now Open for ACE Online Summer Classes

Many Fairfax County residents are at home and struggling how to keep their minds engaged (and oftentimes off of more COVID-19 related news). As you search for affordable and engaging virtual learning options, FCPS Adult and Community Education (ACE) is hard at work bringing e-learning to you. Check out the listings for summer programs–ranging from workplace development training to foreign language to cooking demonstrations. Register now for an upcoming online class

Summer Sun

Summer Online Distance Learning Options (Shared Earlier)

High School:

Summer High School Credit Recovery

  • Every high school from Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 24.
  • Free
  • For students to recover credit for a failed course or receive targeted intervention
  • Schools will invite students who did not fail a course but who may need extra support. 

Online Summer Classes: New credit

  • Online Campus – open for all students for new credit
  • Students will complete a full course and participate in daily synchronous (live) communication with teachers.
  • Tuition reduced to $375 for this summer (sliding scale).
  • Students who have already registered will receive additional information about a refund.  

Other Options for virtual classes: 

  • Counselors can help students get approval for a new course through a college or university or a public or private school accredited by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) and virtual private schools accredited by VCPE.

Continuity of Learning for All Students

  • Free
  • Self-directed online materials for students to practice mathematics and literacy skills
  • Virtual office hours with math or language arts teachers for support and connection.

More information about continuity of learning resources coming

Middle School and Elementary School: June 29 – July 31

  • Self-directed - Math and literacy using self-directed print and digital materials

Teacher led virtual office hours to provide support.

ESOL – For Grades 7-12 - June 22 - July 14

  • ESOL Online: Language and Literacy Connections for current English learners in. 
  • The morning session will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. daily and an evening session will run from 7 to 8 p.m. daily.
  • Students may select one of the two sessions. 
  • For more information and to register, contact your ESOL teacher or visit ESOL Summer Learning

Special Education

  • ESY
    • Virtually June 29 - Friday, July 24, 9-12 am
    • Continued Distance Learning
    • Learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students. 
  • Preschool Autism Students:
    • Virtually from Thursday, July 2 - July 30.
    • Learning materials will be available online and in printed packets mailed to students.
    • Staff members will offer virtual parent coaching sessions.


Thanks to you!

The Foundation's "Access for All" fund has raised over $350,000 to date. Thanks to you, the Foundation has:

  • assisted FCPS in purchasing and delivering 35,000 school supply kits directly to students who qualify for free and reduced meals
  • purchased mobile wifi connections so students can access the internet and participate in virtual classroom activities
  • provided over $8,000 in grocery gift cards for homeless or unaccompanied youth
  • provided over 5,000 free adult meals during April and May at the FCPS Grab & Go sites.
  • assisted local food banks with funds to purchase food to be distributed to FCPS families 

Your response to "Access for All" has been heart-warming and gratifying. Thank you. The need is on-going and your continued support is much appreciated.

Funds raised at the Foundation will help to provide ACCESS for the nearly 60,000 students who live in poverty. These students need access to technology, school supplies, and connectivity, as well as nutrition.

Thank you.  

Donate Today!


Donor Corner

Ferrovial donated over $67,000 to the Foundation's Access for All fund to support at-risk youth with nutrition and technology assistance while school buildings are closed during the pandemic.

It’s one of eight donations that Ferrovial has made in the last two weeks to communities across North America where it has active construction projects as part of the Ferrovial Together COVID-19 initiative. FAM Construction, LLC and I-66 Express Mobility Partners are building the "Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project" in Northern Virginia.

We even did a virtual check presentation! We are so appreciative of the way our business community continues to be dedicated to FCPS and its students during this time. Read the full story here.



Find a full list of donors to the fund as of May 27 at this link. 

Dr. Brabrand at the NAACP Town Hall

Video: NAACP Conversation with Dr. Brabrand

The Fairfax County Chapter of the NAACP held a video conversation with FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand on May 26th to discuss the division’s COVID-19 response, racial justice, school curriculum, and other topics. Watch the video

Congratulations to FCPS’ 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars!

Three Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students have been named 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars by the Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.  Divjot Bedi of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Justin Hu of Madison High School, and Madeleine LeBeau of Chantilly High School are among 150 students nationwide selected for the honor.

Each Coca-Cola Scholar will receive a $20,000 college scholarship.  Students were selected based on their ability to exemplify superior leadership, service, and academics, and to serve as change agents, positively affecting others in their communities. 

Congratulations to Divjot, Justin, and Madeleine! I cannot wait to see the amazing things you will do!

More information here

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