Bush Hill Updates - Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Thank You, Custodians! 

Monday, October 2nd was Custodian Appreciation Day. Thanks to our custodians, we all have a clean, safe place to learn, teach, and work. Across the division, Fairfax County Public Schools employs more than 1,300 custodians, field custodians, and building supervisors. 

October Student Holidays

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Holiday - Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 5th  NO SCHOOL

Staff Development/Student Holiday - Monday, October 10th  NO SCHOOL

Holiday - Indigenous Peoples' Day -- Monday, October 24th  NO SCHOOL

End of the First Quarter - Friday, October 28th -- 1:55 PM Early Dismissal

Teacher Workday / Student Holiday - Monday, October 31st  NO SCHOOL


Thank you to the families who were able to join us on Thursday for an overview of the AAP levels of service in Fairfax County Public Schools. For those of you who were unable to join the live video, we’d like to invite you to watch the recording. Information on accessing it can be found below. Additional information on the AAP levels of service in FCPS can be found here.


Passcode: wf@h#.M$2U


Celebrate Bush Hill Community Night

Join the Panther community for food, fellowship and fun!  Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 20th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

Workout Wednesdays is Back!

Students are invited to participate in Work Out Wednesdays by dressing up in their workout gear or sports themed clothing. Our first Work Out Wednesday is Wednesday, October 12. Work Out Wednesdays will occur the second Wednesday of each month. 

Wear Your Costume On October 28th

Students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 28! Costumes should be school appropriate and meet the following guidelines: 

  • No masks
  • No weapons
  • No face paint

We need to be able to see student's faces and students should be able to run at recess and PE. 

This is an early dismissal day - Bush Hill will dismiss at 1:55 PM on 10/28

BHES Yearbooks Now On Sale

Yearbook Presales are now available.  Yearbooks are $15.00 each -  Please go to www.barksdalephoto.com to place your yearbook order using the access code: 0036609YB


Low-Cost Internet for Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Students

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new FCC program to lower internet costs for families with children who have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals within the last 12 months. A qualifying household will receive $30 per month toward internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register atAffordableConnectivity.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.Visit our Free and Reduced-Price Meals website for more information on the criteria to be eligible and how to apply. 

Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance and Referral Program may be able to help with your child care expenses.  Applications received through June 30, 2024 are eligible for the following expanded eligibility criteria:

ƒ Families currently looking for work
ƒ Expanded Income
‚ For expanded state eligibility, families with at least one child under the age of five (kindergarten eligible age), are eligible with an income at or below the 85% of the state median.
‚ For County eligibility, families whose children are up to age 13 (under age 18 if the child has special needs) are eligible with an income at or below 350% FPL.

Families Co-payment fee will be waived for a limited time. Families must live in Fairfax County, City of Fairfax or City of Falls Church.  Additional eligibility requirements may apply.  Apply for assistance Online: www.commonhelp.virginia.gov  Email: OFCCCARinfo@fairfaxcounty.gov
Fax: 703-324-3917  Mail: Office for Children/CCAR 12011 Government Center Pkwy., 8th Floor Fairfax, VA 22035

For additional information
Visit: fairfaxcounty.gov/OFC (Search: CCAR)
Call: 703-449-8484 or
Email: OFCCCARinfo@FairfaxCounty.gov