Fairfax Co. to offer limited virtual learning for next year

Public schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, will offer a virtual learning program for the next school year.

The school system, like most in the area, is offering in-person instruction five days a week for 2021-2022. But it’s also offering a limited virtual program for students with documented medical needs.

“We are excited to welcome all students and staff back to our buildings for the in-person experiences that we all missed this fall,” FCPS Superintendent Scott Brabrand said in a statement Wednesday.

“While we are busy planning for the fall, we do recognize that some students, in very limited circumstances, may have a documented health or medical need for virtual instruction. Today’s announcement will help ensure that we are able to continue to serve all.”

Parents have to apply for the program; the school system will be contacting families still participating in virtual learning this week to ask whether they will apply. Families will need to fill out a form documenting their child’s need; the deadline is May 21.

You can find out more about the Virtual Program on the school system’s website.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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