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February 29: LEAP DAY!!!

March 5: VA Primary Day (NO SCHOOL)

March 4 - 8: Read Across America Week

  • Monday: Reading Knocks Our Socks Off! (Crazy Sock Day)
  • Tuesday: Read your favorite book at home (NO SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday: Where's Waldo Day!! (Wear stripes)
  • Thursday: Reading Gives you Super Powers (superhero dress up)
  • Friday: Book Character Day

March 7 - 15: Lorton Station Book Fair

March 15: PTA Game Night 

March 22: Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

March 25 - April 2: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)


  • Leap Day
  • FCPS Summer Camp Registration is Open
  • i9 Sports Registration


Leap Day: February 29

A Leap Day, February 29, is added to the calendar during leap years. This extra day, also called Leap Year Day, makes the year 366 days long – not 365 days, like a common year.

When Is the Next Leap Day?

The next leap day is February 29, 2024.

2020 was also a leap year, so the last leap day was February 29, 2020.

Why Add a Leap Day?

Leap days are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the Sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year. Without an extra, or intercalary day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, a calendar without leap years would be off by approximately 24 days. Seasonal days such as the vernal equinox or the winter solstice would, therefore, shift in relation to the months in the calendar. For example, in 100 years, the Northern Hemisphere's autumnal equinox, which falls in late September, would fall in late August, and in a few centuries, August would become a spring month.

FCPS Summer Camps Registration

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Los campamentos de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) y los campamentos del Instituto para las Artes se llevarán a cabo en julio en la Escuela Secundaria de Lake Braddock de 8:30 a.m. a 2 p.m. Habrá transporte en autobús disponible desde escuelas intermedias y secundarias selectas de FCPS. 

Tech Adventure Camp está disponible para estudiantes actuales de grados K-5  para explorar STEAM, culinaria, salud, oficios, y áreas de negocios y mercadeo. E-IFTA es un campamento de arte semanal para estudiantes de primaria que les gusta cantar, bailar, actuar, hacer y crear. Visite la página web de E-IFTA para inscribirse