Return to School and Summer Food Resource Information

Dear Mason District Community,

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me via email, phone, and social media with your thoughts, concerns, and questions regarding returning to school in the fall. While I am doing my best to respond personally to each inquiry, the sheer volume of questions being received presents a significant challenge in my ability to be timely in my response. Please be assured that I hear you and continue to share your questions with the Superintendent and FCPS leadership who are working tirelessly to finalize the details and answer your questions.

There is no doubt about it, this is an anxious time for all of us and we know that families and staff have many questions about the upcoming school year. As questions are being answered, they are posted to the website on the newly established FAQ webpages. Please see below for links to those pages as well as additional information that I hope you will find helpful to ultimately decide what is best for your family.

Meal service will continue at all existing food distribution sites (including bus routes) over the summer months. Please see below for detailed information.

Superintendent Brabrand will be holding another Town Hall Meeting on Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. and will be prepared to answer as many of your questions as he can. A Spanish language virtual town hall will be held on Wednesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m., also on Channel 99 and livestreamed, featuring Superintendent Brabrand and other school officials.

Even during these trying times, I hope that you and your families are able to find some respite during this holiday weekend.

I wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July holiday. 


Return to School Information

During the School Board Work Session on June 23, 2020, FCPS staff used this Return to School presentation to outline details of the plan.

The FCPS Return to School website includes links to more information about the plan, including details about the two choices being offered to families:

As details are finalized and questions are answered, FCPS staff is updating the FAQ pages:

Details for choosing an enrollment option may be found on the Enrollment Webpage.

Questions can also be sent to FCPS staff directly at

FCPS Summer Meals Update

USDA and VDOE have approved meal service at all existing food distribution sites (including bus routes) over the summer months. Food and Nutrition Services will continue to monitor data and community feedback to adjust grab and go delivery points as needed.

Important Update: Meal distributions will not take place on Friday, July 3 as it is a federal holiday. The meal distribution will resume on Monday, July 6.  

Bus Routes

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. Bus Route 11 serves the Mason District area. Please visit this webpage for detailed information on stops and times for this service.

Curbside Pickup

Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles. 

FCPS sites 

Breakfast and lunch (both meals can be picked up at the same time) are available from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the locations listed below.  The food distribution is set up outside at each site.  

Pop-Up Locations 

These "pop-up" grab and go sites serve both breakfast and lunch within the hours listed by site:

Complete information and listings for district-wide locations may be found HERE.

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