FCHS News & Announcements - 8/15/22


Important Dates

  • 8/18 - Freshmen/New Student Orientation (see announcement below)
  • 8/22 - First day of school
  • 8/31 - Back to School Night
  • 9/2 - Holiday
  • 9/5 - Holiday

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Cell Phone Use

An important update was made to the Student Rights & Responsibilities document (SR&R) for the coming school year regarding the use of cell phones during the school day.  

Beginning this year, cell phones, including all accessories, must be silenced and put away during all instructional periods. Phones may be stored in a locker, backpack, pencil bag, etc. during classes. Teachers may allow usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool. Cell phones may be used on campus before the first bell, after the last bell, during passing periods, and during all lunch periods.

We acknowledge this new policy will be a shift for many students and families, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning.  We want to partner with you to help students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class.  Please talk to your child(ren) about these expectations for the upcoming school year.  Families may also review the parental controls available for all iPhone and Android users.

Update Emergency Care Contacts in SIS

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides weCare@school (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school.

eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

We Need Your Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Falls Church High School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here. Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission.


Laptop Distribution

Students will receive their laptops during 4th Period on the second day of school, August 23, 2022.

Student Schedules 

Student schedules will be available for viewing on August 18th at 6:00 am through ParentVue and StudentVue.

Paperless Opt-Outs Available

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.



All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.


Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Now Available

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications are now available on the FCPS website. Interested families are encouraged to submit the application at least ten days before the first day of school. A new application must be submitted every school year.

In addition to qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals, approved students may qualify for benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced-Price Meal application numbers.

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Useful Links/Information

FCHS Bell Schedule



FCPS 22-23 School Year Calendar

FCPS Cares

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