Fort Belvoir Primary and Upper Named 2021-2022 Purple Star Schools

By Lauren Damico
November 29, 2021

purple starFort Belvoir Primary and Upper are proud to have been recognized by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children as 2021 Purple Star schools.  The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.

We earned the Purple Star recognition though a commitment to meeting the needs of military students by providing resources and programming on issues important to military families, such as academic planning and transitions between schools, districts, and states.

The average military family relocates 6-8 times while children are in grades K-12. Recognizing the impact that every move has on each family member is key to implementing services and resources to help them acclimate to their new surroundings. 

Our parents participate in a new family welcome meeting to orient themselves to the school community as well as provides them with information about community resources, connects them with current Fort Belvoir Primary/Upper military families, and helps new families connect with each other.  

Both Fort Belvoir Primary and Upper work to ensure their military students and families are supported and valued throughout their time at the school. We host annual Veteran’s Day activities throughout the school that brings community and family members together in recognition of the service and sacrifice of military members and their families.   Our schools also recognize April as the Month of the Military child and celebrate with a campus wide spirit week.

We are excited and proud to display the Purple Star at our schools.