How to report absences

Report your Fairfax Academy absence via the webform below or by phone at 703-219-4060.  

UPDATE on Attendance and Absences:

  • Be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school today.
  • Please indicate whether your child has any of the following symptoms:
    • Feeling feverish or chills
    • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
    • Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
    • A new cough (not due to another health condition)
    • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
    • A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
    • Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
    • Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
    • New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise))
    • New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
    • Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

FCPS staff will be responsible for contacting those parents/guardians who have not provided information as to why their student is absent. FCPS staff will also provide the school health team with information regarding any student that has remained home due to the above COVID-like illness symptoms.

Actions Required:  Schools are to update attendance line and web site messages used for attendance. FCPS staff must contact parents/guardians of any student who has been called in as sick without an explanation. FCPS staff will provide the school health team with information regarding any student that has stayed home due to the above COVID like illness

Attendance Procedures

If reporting an ill student, include symptoms, especially if they have fever, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, and/or cough. If your student has a diagnosis from a healthcare provider, please include that information.

Parent/Guardian Contact Information

By submitting this form, you are confirming that you are the parent or legal guardian of the student