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CAPSTONES: Student Flipgrid Reflections (posted now) & Student Panel Event on May 12th.
Join us May 10th-12th for our CAPSTONE REFLECTIONS!!
Our student Flipgrid video reflections will be published on May 10th for viewing, and our Capstone Student Panel will be held Wednesday, May 12th from 6pm-7pm on BBCU.
We encourage you to submit questions for our student panel via the Google Form linked in the event information.
MCT FEST RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 16th AND DANCE SHOWCASE RECORDING IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW May 16th-18th!!
** UPDATE: MCT FEST (scheduled for May 8th) HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED UNTIL MAY 16th (due to inclement weather)
Check here for updated event details and ticket/program donation information.
ACADEMY STUDENTS: Would you like to apply to become an Academy Ambassador?
Are you a born leader? Do you WANT to be?
Are you comfortable speaking to people you don't know? Or do you have the DESIRE to become more confident in challenging social and school (professional) situations?
Do you seek opportunities to provide SERVICE to your school and community? Are you seeking to take on responsibility to earn recognition and build your leadership experiences?
** DID YOU ANSWER MANY OF THESE QUESTIONS WITH A YES? If so, congratulations! YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME AN ACADEMY AMBASSADOR!! Current Fairfax Academy students can apply here.
UPDATE: STUDENT PARKING FEES WAIVED FOR FY 2021!
Student parking fees will be waived for FY 2021 (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021).
Although no parking fees will be collected, Fairfax Academy (and all other FCPS schools) will follow their normal procedures for the issuance of parking passes.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day. FCPS school facilities will be used as polling locations. For that reason, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day for students.
There is now a new Emergency Broadband Benefit available to eligible households through the Federal Communications Commission. This is a temporary benefit that will help to lower the cost of internet broadband service during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Ages 12 and Up
As our community strives to achieve herd immunity, vaccinating children ages 12 and up is a critical step towards achieving that goal and will help to keep our schools healthy places to learn. We encourage everyone 12 years of age and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Many locations offer same-day appointments, and some even have walk in availability. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another adult at all community vaccination sites.
No-Cost Meals for All FCPS Students through June 30, 2021
Grab and Go meal sites are open 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Meal Kits sites distribute each Monday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or until supplies are exhausted. Buses distributing meals are operating Monday through Friday. Meals will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction. Specific information about meal distribution locations and bus distribution schedules are available.
Parent Technology Help Desk
To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.
Upcoming Events at Fairfax Academy
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency
Mobile Crisis Unit
Fairfax Academy Features
Fashion In Motion 2021
Witness the personal journeys of the fashion Careers students' creative expression and discovery of these seven high school fashion designers from our level-2 class!
Check out this unique way of handling a mock fire drill during dance class!!
What you cannot see in these pictures is that our dance instructor, Mrs. Barnes, even brought her device out with her so she could still stream class to the virtual students learning from home while also teaching in-person and social distancing.
'Breaking Barriers' - Spring Dance Showcase
AND if you missed seeing it on May 8th... The recording will be available from May 16th until May 18th at 9pm for viewing!!
And the link to donate to the Academy Dance program is open again too.