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.