Fort Belvoir Elementary - Week at a Glance for February 8th through February 12th

See what's happening at our school this week!

For Parents
February 09, 2021

Save the Date!




February 15: Holiday (George Washington's Birthday) School and Office Closed

February 15-19: FBES Kindness Spirit Week



Principal's Note

Hello Families,

As we learned from Tuesday’s school board work session, the Return to School plan for FCPS has been approved and is now underway.  Fort Belvoir Primary and Upper Schools are eager to begin our hybrid learning plans, and welcome students back in person as well as online. We know that it will take everyone’s help and patience, but we are ready to be back in our building for face-to-face instruction, working with small groups of students in person on their assigned days, while the others continue to participate virtually from home.  For students who selected to participate in the in-person instructional model, our start dates are below. More information will be sent soon from our classroom teachers and grade level teams to remind parents of their selections and the assigned days of attendance.

Additionally, to allow all schools to begin the phasing-in of in-person groups, all schools will begin their new bell schedules on February 16th. Fort Fort Belvoir Primary and Upper, school time will shift to 9:45 am to 4:15 pm each day.  As well, Fort Belvoir Primary and Upper’s daily instructional schedules will shift at that time, so students will only have one major schedule change to contend with before we all shifting to hybrid learning in March.

We know you may have many questions about these changes.  Fort Belvoir Primary and Upper Schools will be hosting two virtual town hall meetings to provide information to families and answer questions about the return to school plan.  Primary’s Town Hall is Thursday, February 18th from 6:00-7:30 pm, and Upper’s Town Hall will be Thursday, March 4th from 6:00-7:30pm.   Links will be sent a little closer to the dates, but please save the dates now.  Both administrative teams will attend both meetings in case parents have questions about the other school. 

Below are some important dates:

February 16th 

All students begin their new bell schedule. New hours are 9:45am-4:15pm.   

Preschool, PAC, EAC return (4 days/wk).

February 23rd


PreK and Kindergarten Return- 2 Days/Week;

Select special education classes return (4 days/week)


March 9th

 1st and 2nd Grade Return- 2 Days/Week

March 16th

 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Return- 2 Days/Week

Parent Approval Needed For Digital Resources


At Fort Belvoir Elementary, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Please note, that the form will need to be filled in for each enrolled child. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or our School Based Technology Specialists Rejane Martinez (Upper School) or Lauren Damico (Primary School) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 FBES Spirit Week and Kindness Challenge

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Tech Support for Families

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The FCPS Technology Resource page provides tip sheets and support in multiple languages. These tip sheets provide answers to basic questions about FCPS technologies. Often you can find the answer to your question in these resources. For technical support questions about your online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or technology your student uses for online learning, contact the Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 or enter a support request ticket via the Parent and Student IT Portal.


The Parent Technology Help Desk will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)

Grab and Go Meals

Did you pick up your grab and go meal today?

FCPS is excited to begin offering nutritious breakfast and lunch meals, along with snack and supper at select sites when you pick up grab and go meals. Fort Belvoir is one of the sites chosen to offer supper and snacks.  These meals are available at no cost to ALL students through June 30, 2021. Please check the FCPS website for locations offering supper and snacks. 

Meals for Saturdays and Sundays will be distributed at all sites and on bus routes every Friday.  Grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as supper and snacks at the selected locations, are served at school sites and community locations from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) with both breakfast and lunch being served at the same time. 

Buses are delivering grab and go meals throughout the county. Several new bus routes have been added and some bus stop locations have changed. Any changes to bus routes are posted on the website by 5 p.m. each day. Bus Routes for Food Distribution

If there are bus delays while distributing grab and go meals, the information will be posted here: FCPS will send a message to the affected school communities if a bus route is delayed.

Please visit for more information.

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