Fairhill Forum Summer Update #5

Fairhill Forum

August 10, 2021




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News from Fairhill

Dates to Remember:

August 19th:  Staff Back to School Bus Tour,  9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

August 19th:  Welcome Back Bash, 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

August 23rd:  First day of classes for the 2021-22 school year

September 3rd - September 6th:  Labor Day Holiday, no school

October 11th:  Student Holiday (Professional Development Day - Indigenous Peoples’ Day) 

REturn to school

Returning Strong for Five in Fall!

Fairhill Staff is excited to have our students back in person this fall!  Please click here to read all about the new rules and changes that will be implemented in FCPS schools this year, such as meal information, returning to school safely, health and safety guidance, and masking up.    

Buses and Transportation

As well as providing safe schools, FCPS is providing safe transportation for our students.  All students and staff are required to wear masks on all buses. The CDC federal order requiring masks be worn on public transportation remains in effect and applies to buses operated by Virginia public schools.

Remember to fill out the Bus Survey by clicking on the link below.  Your completion of this survey is critical to determine Fairhill's bus routes and make the routes as efficient as possible.  


You will need your child’s student ID to complete the survey.  The ID can be obtained from your child (used for student laptop log in); from the student’s report card; via the ParentVUE Mobile App; or you may call the school to obtain it at 703-208-8100. (Please note: please be prepared to answer a security question, if calling the school for your child’s ID).

You can find your students' bus stops and times on your Parentvue page.  


Forms, Forms, Forms!

As we return to school each fall, there are certain mandatory forms that need to be filled out.  Please click on the following links to fill out the necessary documentation we require each year for every student.  

1.  Emergency Care Form or here for the online link to       WeCare@school.

2.  Health Information Form or here for the online submission link through              WeCare@school.

3.  Student Rights & Responsibilities Form

4.  Opt-Out Forms 


Staff Back to School Bus Tour

Save the date! Our Welcome Back Bus Tour is coming to a stop near you!

Come out and meet the Fairhill staff on Thursday, August 19th.  We will be at the stops listed below with popsicles, smiles, handshakes, fist bumps, and high fives. We can’t wait to see you all there!


Stop 1:  9:10 AM 

Ellenwood & Barrick:  Park on Covington Street between Suede Court and Bowler Drive

Stop 2:  9:30 AM 

Stonehurst:  Intersection of Stonehurst Drive and Annhurst Street

Stop 3:  9:50 AM 

Dunn Loring Village:  Intersection of Grovemore Lane and Dellway Lane

Stop 4:  10:10 AM 

Mosaic:  Strawberry Park; grassy area on Strawberry lane in front of Ted’s Bulletin



School bus

New Student Registrations

Do you have a student who still needs to be registered or know someone who needs to register for this upcoming school year?  Please contact Amy Spector at alspector@fcps.edu as soon as possible or pass this information on to your neighbors. We are currently working diligently on class placements and want our community to be assured that students are placed in the best possible classroom match.

Bell schedule

Bell Schedule for the 2021-2022 School Year

Fairhill's bell schedule for this coming school year will be Monday - Friday: 9:20 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Back to School Bash

We are so excited for our Back to School Bash,
which will be held on Thursday, August 19th from
4:30-7:00 p.m.

At our Back to School Bash you will be given the opportunity to meet your teachers and to discover what this school year will look like. Our Back to School Bash combines Open House (meet & greet with teacher) and Back to School Night (learn about important information from grade-level teams).  Please remember that this for parents and students to attend together.  

welcome back bash


Supply Lists for this school year

Please click here for each grade level's supply list.  

Tiger Spotlight

Each week we will be introducing to you some of our newest Tiger family members. Please say "Hello" and "Welcome to the Family" when you are sure to see them around! 

Holly Sim

Welcome, Ms. Sim! We are so excited for her to join our ESOL team.

Emily Santos

Meet Ms. Santos who will be joining our 1st grade team! 

News from FCPS

Mask Up!

Masks are an essential tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting those unable to be vaccinated. To ensure a safe start to the school year, masks will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, inside FCPS school buildings.

With respect to Fall 2021 Health and Safety practices, FCPS will continue to follow the guidance put forth by clinical researchers and medical providers from the CDC, VDH, and the FCHD to ensure the safest classrooms possible. This includes FCPS’ face covering (mask) requirements. Click here for more information.


Cultural Observances and Religious Holidays

The Fairfax County School Board voted to approve a calendar for the 2021-22 School Year that is designed to recognize, respect, and honor the plurality of religious and cultural observances in Fairfax County. The calendar ensures students will not have to make choices between honoring their cultural or religious beliefs and missing a test or school activity. 

On the 15 observance days listed below, [SCHOOL] will not schedule tests or quizzes. Tests and quizzes will be given before any of these days, so students are not expected to study on the observance day. 

The calendar recognizes 15 diverse religious and cultural observances including:

  • Eid al-Adha
  • Rosh Hashanah 
  • Yom Kippur
  • Día de los Muertos
  • Diwali
  • Bodhi Day
  • Three Kings Day/Epiphany
  • Orthodox Christmas
  • Orthodox Epiphany
  • Lunar New Year
  • Ramadan
  • Good Friday
  • Theravada
  • Orthodox Good Friday/Last Night of Passover
  • Eid al-Fitr 

The 2021-22 calendar also separates spring break from any religious or cultural observances.

Opt-Out Flier Now Online for Optional Printing by Schools

The 2021-22 Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out Forms flier is now online.

  • 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 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 commercial 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 not required by state law.
  • The FCPS school counseling program and parents’ right to opt out their child from participation in academic, career, and/or 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.

News from the Community

InCourage Martial Arts, located at PanAm Plaza has some especially fantastic discounts for Fairhill! 

We would love to donate $100 to the Fairhill Elementary School PTA for every after school registration we receive from your school. Students can use the discount code “fairhill” to receive up to $780 amount off of our After School program.

Please see the flyer below and click here for the discounted rates for Fairhill Elementary School families and the registration details.


FCPS cares

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Fairhill employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Fairhill's Mission 

Fairhill Elementary fosters academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement.

Fairhill's Vision

The staff of Fairhill Elementary prepares children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals.

Our vision for the 2020-2021 school year

To be:

A place where every staff member and students feels included and loved.

A place where every student and staff member can be their best and true self.

A place where every student and staff member feels seen and valued.

A place for joy!

Important Contact Information

Fairhill Phone Numbers:

• Health Room 703-208-8110

• Cafeteria 703-208-8121

Administration e-mail addresses:

• Interim Principal, Tim Stanley:  tastanley@fcps.edu

• Assistant Principal, Courtney Korb: cbkorb@fcps.edu