Proof of Birth: An original birth certificate is required (copies not accepted)
If a birth certificate is not available, an Affidavit Birth Certificate Form with substantiating documentation is required.
The legal name of the student, as shown on the original birth certificate will be entered in the student record.
Changes to an original birth certificate must be supported by a court document.
Proof of Residency:
Each New Family to FCCPS must provide Proof of Residency by producing evidence of a Property Deed (settlement papers) with a current utility bill or Rental Lease with a current utility bill. Utility bills may include: power, water, or gas. Please note: Phone bills are NOT accepted. The Affidavit for Residency Form can be found at this link.
If the family is living in the residence of a friend/relative, the homeowner/leaseholder must provide a notarized affidavit and his/her lease or deed. An affidavit by the student's parent stating temporary residence is also required.
Parents must notify the school when their home address changes and provide proof of their new residence. If families move out of Falls Church City, children are no longer eligible to attend Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS).
Physical presence of the parent in the residence of the child is required for tuition-free enrollment in FCCPS. A change in enrollment status may be necessary if a parent initially enrolls the student but leaves Falls Church City.
FCCPS may request additional information from parents of NEW students to FCCPS to substantiate residency, and if necessary, you will be contacted. Examples of acceptable documents can be found below.
Vehicle Registration Card
Property Tax Bill Statement
Utility Bill (power, water, or gas. Please note: Phone bills are NOT accepted)
Voter's Registration Card or Driver's License
If a child has no regular, fixed residence but resides within the school division in a temporary shelter, institution, or place not ordinarily used as a residence, FCCPS may accept an alternative form of address that is considered appropriate by school officials.
FCCPS Non Resident Tuition Program
FCCPS Tuition Rate: (2020-2021 school year)
Tuition Application Fee: $150 per student non-refundable application fee
To ensure that taxpayer funds are used to support students residing within the school division, any person who makes a false statement concerning the residency of a child can be found guilty of a class 4 misdemeanor.
Previous K-12 School Records:
School records and/or original transcripts are required of secondary students. It is also recommended to provide records for elementary school enrollment. Recent periods of non-school attendance must be accounted for. If a translated document is submitted, the original document in the original language must also be supplied.
Secondary Transcript (if applicable)...
Course grades up to the date of withdrawal...
National, state and standardized testing records (SOL’s, CogAT, NNAT, STAR, WIDA, etc.)...
Any ESOL, Gifted, SPED, 504 records...
Health and Immunization Records:
All students must have the following health and immunization records prior to being enrolled at FCCPS. For a complete, text version of the FCCPS and State of Virginia Immunization Requirements, please click here.
Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form MCH-213 F, certificate of a physical examination completed by a licensed physician, licensed nurse practitioner or licensed physician's assistant within the twelve months prior to the date the child first enters a U. S. public kindergarten or elementary school. The physical examination report must be complete, include results of required screenings, and Certification of Immunization including complete dates (month, day, year). Need a blank VA Immunization Records form? - Click here. Please note that the Virginia General Assembly (Spanish Version) requires all females entering 6th grade to have the HPV vaccine.
Falls Church City Public Schools has the following tuberculosis screening requirements which must be officially documented:
Negative PPD or negative chest x-ray within 90 days prior to registration for all students who have resided in a foreign country for five or more consecutive months over the last five years. Not sure if you need a TB test? Please see the attached High TB Burden Country List 2020.
Any positive PPD requires a negative chest x-ray