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ABMS Electives for MSVA Students
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle school will be offering in-person elective opportunities for our students who are attending the Middle School Virtual Academy this year. Starting on Dec. 2, 2020, ABMS will provide a two hour elective camp from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons. Students will be able to choose from offerings in PE, Tech Ed. Agriculture, Art, Band and Chorus.
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ABMS Picture Make Up Day or Retakes
We will have picture make ups or retakes Dec 8-10.
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Husky Family Forum
Parents, please join us for a Husky Family Forum. The sessions will be an opportunity for you to ask questions regarding the school year and share any celebrations or concerns you may have. The virtual forums will be held on the following dates: November 13 at 1:00 p.m., December 16 at 9:00 a.m., and January 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
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2020-21 Yearbook
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Information for Parents on Hybrid Instruction
Please see the information included in this presentation for information on the hybrid instruction schedule.
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6th Grade First Flight
The 6th Grade First Flight For 2020-21 school year will be Friday, August 28, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Students will be given a 15 minute tour. Please have student wear a mask. You can sign up for a specific time for your child to take a tour.
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Coronavirus Update
Middle School Athletics and Activities for the 2020-21 School Year
With regard to middle school athletics and activities for the 2020-21 school year, Frederick County Public Schools will follow the same guidance and season schedules as determined by the Virginia High School League for high school athletics and activities.
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School Supplies
The 2020-21 school supply list is available.
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Division News

Middle School Rezoning Public Hearing
At its meeting on January 19, the School Board will be holding a public hearing on the middle school rezoning that has been undertaken to prepare for the opening of the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School.
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School Board Meeting Reminder
School Board Meeting to Stream Live
On Tuesday, January 19, the Frederick County School Board will meet at 6:45 p.m. (Closed Session) / 7:00 p.m. (Public Session) at the FCPS Administration Building. Those who want to attend the meeting must complete the Meeting Registration Form and will be required to wear a face covering throughout the meeting. The meeting will also be made accessible via a live video stream on the FCPS YouTube Channel. Citizen/staff comments will be provided to School Board members at the meeting. The deadline to submit comments is Tuesday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. Comments will be read at the meeting in accordance with the Board’s citizen/staff comment procedures.
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2021 General Assembly Session
FCPS has developed a General Assembly Web page to help citizens follow the 2021 General Assembly session and bills that could impact public schools. The page also includes contact information for Frederick County's state legislators.
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2021 Best Schools Niche
2021 Niche List of Best Schools in Virginia
Frederick County Public Schools ranks in the top-third of school districts on the 2021 Niche list of Best School Districts in Virginia.
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FCPS Announces Plan for Athletics to Begin March 1
The FCPS Return to Activities Plan will enable high school students to compete in revised fall, winter and spring sports seasons beginning March 1.
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Second Semester Learning Models
When the second semester of the 2020-21 school year begins on February 1, FCPS will continue providing both the hybrid and all distance learning models. Parents who would like to explore the possibility changing their student's learning model should contact their child’s school principal.
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2022-26 CIP Adopted
The School Board has adopted its 2022-2026 Capital Improvements Plan. Projects at Indian Hollow and Armel elementary schools and James Wood High School are the top three priorities.
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2020-21 Revised School Calendar
The School Board has adopted a revised 2020-21 School Calendar that includes a number of adjustments students, families and staff need to note.
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