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2021-22 Kindergarten and New Student Registration
We're SO excited to welcome our newest Penguins to Franconia Elementary School! Looking for information about registering a kindergarten or new student with us? Begin the registration process!
Students must be five years old by September 30, 2021, to start kindergarten.
Noticias Que Elige en Español
¿Sabe que puede obtener información de la escuela en español? Los anuncios importantes ahora se envían en español, además del inglés a través del programa FCPS News You Choose. Haga clic en el título del evento para obtener mas información.
Information about the Franconia PTA
The all volunteer-run Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Franconia Elementary is an active part of the school community. The organization has a vital role in supporting the school in many ways, including purchasing technology, funding school buses for field trips, and supplementing classroom resources. Click on the event title for additional information.
Return to School
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning. Working together, we will follow recommended health guidance that focuses on student health, safety, and emotional well-being.
Kindergarten and Grade 1 Dual Language Immersion Lottery Registration is Open
Online registration for the lottery is open. Parents may register their child for the 2021-2022 school year using their FCPS SIS account credentials. Registration for Grade 1 will be open until February 18 at 4 p.m. Registration for Kindergarten will be open until March 11 at 4 p.m.
Franconia ES - Beginning of Year Forms
Beginning of the year forms are due soon. Click on this announcement to get everything you need to submit the required forms for the 2020-2021 school year.
Parent Technology Help Desk
To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools now has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team.
School Supply Lists 2020-2021
***UPDATED 8/31/20 - this year's school supplies lists have been updated to reflect virtual learning.
Please note: the supplies listed for each grade do not have to have been purchased by the first day of school.
Important Dates for the 2020-2021 School Year
The new start date for the 2020-2021 school year is Tuesday, September 8. Any changes to this schedule will be posted.
Report safety issues online or by text message using the Safety Tipline. You may choose to identify yourself or remain anonymous.
No-Cost Meals for All FCPS Students through June 30, 2021
Grab and Go meal sites are open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Meal Kits sites distribute each Wednesday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or until supplies are exhausted. Buses distributing meals are operating Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction. Specific information about meal distribution locations and bus distribution schedules are available.