COVID-19 Update

CITY SCHOOLS
On Monday, March 23, 2020, the Governor of Virginia closed all K-12 schools through the end of the year.  Our partners at FCPS are working with schools to provide Distance Learning. For a timeline and updates, please see the FCPS website here.  
 
We are waiting details from FCPS on their Return to School plans for the fall. Please look at their website for the most current information and FAQs. 
 
CITY OF FAIRFAX SCHOOL BOARD
Following the Governor of Virginia's order to stay at home through June 10, and the City of Fairfax Limited Access Action Plan, the May Regular School Board Meeting has been cancelled. The City School Board held a virtual May Work Session on July 6, 2020. To watch the meeting, please go to the City of Fairfax website and click on School Board. 
 
We will determine the status the June meetings at a future date.  To reach members of the school board, please go to our Contact Page to find individual email addresses. You can also send an email to SchoolBoard@FairfaxVa.gov to reach all members. 
 
CITY OF FAIRFAX SCHOOLS OFFICES
Following the City of Fairfax Limited Access Action Plan,our offices are closed, but we are available to the public. To speak with an individual board member or staff member, please go to our Contact Page to find email addresses.  You can also send an email to CitySchools@FairfaxVa.gov to reach our office. 
STAY INFORMED
We are asking our community to stay informed of the most recent updates from a local government agency. The City of Fairfax works with Fairfax County. Here are some links to check regularly.
 
 
 
 
 
Do you have a question regarding COVID19 and our schools? Check out our FAQs page. If you have a question that is not listed, please email us at CitySchools@FairfaxVa.gov
SUPPORT FOR OUR FAMILIES
 
Fairfax County Public Schools is providing meals for students and their families. 
Meals are available at various locations throughout the City of Fairfax.
 
  • Providence Elementary School is one of the sites for both breakfast and lunch. Meals are served between 10:00-1:00 (you can get both at the same time) Monday - Friday as curbside pickup. Meals are free for students and $2 for adults.
  • Daniels Run ES is considered a "pop up" location and meals will be available from 9:15-9:45. Meals are free for students and $2 for adults.
  • FCPS Bus Route 4 also provides meals at selected stops throughout Fairfax. Please see the FCPS website for the specific times and stops. 
 
The City of Fairfax CUE bus is providing free rides to and from Providence ES and Daniels Run ES. Please see here for stops and schedules
 
Fairfax Presbyterian Church on Main Street that has two "Little Free Pantries" for those in need to take non-perishable food items and those who would like to help can donate items. All are outside the church. 
 

FACETS – Supports families and individuals who suffer effects of poverty with emergency shelter, food and medical needs. http://facetscares.org/

Salvation Army – Provides support for people in crisis from housing, nutrition or financial support and guidance. http://salvationarmynca.org/fairfax-2/

A Place to Stand – Works with existing organizations to provide basic needs such as housing, nutrition, education, healthcare and employment assistance. Through A Place to Eat, providing supplementary food to City of Fairfax students throughout the school closure. https://aplacetostand.org/

Britepaths – Dedicated to stabilizing families through food and financial support along with mentoring, classes and long-term guidance. https://britepaths.org/

Food for Others – Food pantry distributing food for Northern Virginia residents through their warehouse in Merrifield.  https://www.foodforothers.org/

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries – Provides food and financial support to reduce hunger and homelessness in western Fairfax County.  https://wfcmva.org/

The Lamb Center – Offers daytime, drop-in shelter for poor and individuals experiencing homelessness. Guests can drop in for 30 minutes to grab a meal, take a shower and drop off or pick up laundry.  https://www.thelambcenter.org/

 
Fairfax County Government has an interactive map to find resources throughout the county for support. 
 
 
 
 
 
JOIN OUR (ONLINE) COMMUNITY
We are connecting with our community through social media. Join us on Twitter (@FairfaxSchools) and Facebook (City of Fairfax Schools). We have a hashtag #FairfaxFamilyHelp where we update daily with tips for parents, links to educational sites and ideas for staying home with kids.