Category Archives: FCPS News

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Jan. 21

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary, will be closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Offices will be open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.

The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

· extracurricular activities
· interscholastic contests
· team practices
· field trips
· middle school after-school programs
· professional learning and training courses
· all adult and community education classes
· recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu)

Fairfax County Schools will be closed on Jan. 7

All Fairfax County public schools, including Mason Crest Elementary will be closed on Tuesday, January 7, due to dangerously low temperatures and wind chill. Offices will be open. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:
* extracurricular activities
* interscholastic contests
* team practices
* field trips
* middle school after-school programs
* professional learning and training courses
* all adult and community education classes
* recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools Emergency Announcement (www.fcps.edu)

FCPS Debuts Advocacy Website for Parents

This post originally appeared at Fairfax County Public School’s MyFCPS Family website:

The Fairfax County School Board’s Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) has released a new website to help parents be advocates for their children. The Parent Advocacy Toolkit features timely topics each month with tips specifically for parents. The website also has important information about closing the achievement gap, attendance, academic programs, college and career readiness programs, discipline, special education, testing and assessments, and technology at home and in the classroom.

“MSAOC has long challenged parents to be advocates for their children, which starts with a partnership with your child’s teacher and school. Knowing and understanding how the school system works and how parents can help are critical to being an advocate,” said George Becerra, chairman of MSAOC, an advisory committee of parents, community leaders, and educators.

The January Toolkit features information and resources on how to help your child at home and at school. Upcoming months will highlight the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, features and resources to improve parent engagement, and how to access early childhood programs.

For more information, contact Larry Bussey at 703-204-4341.