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  • Dear PB Smith families,

    Student drop off and pick-up will operate differently this year.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic you will be asked to remain in your vehicle at all times and staff will assist in escorting your child to and from the vehicle.  Please follow the arrows on the pavement for traffic flow.  Please keep vigilant of your surroundings as the parking lot will be full and busy.  Afternoon pick-up will require a number placard that will be issued to the parents as well as a matching one for your child’s backpack.  This placard must be visible from your vehicle's rear view mirror when going through the pick-up line to ensure staff accuracy and readiness with your child.  Click the link above to print out the enrollment form for a placard for Roadrunner Pick-up (Due back to PBS by 10/28/2020).

    Morning drop off

    1. Drive to the left side of building (follow arrows on pavement)
    2. Drive to the sidewalk where staff are located (between front of building and gym entrance).
    3. Staff will release students from the right side of the vehicle.  (please be prepared for this and do not allow students to exit the car without assistance from a staff member and stay in your vehicle).
    4. Follow arrows on pavement to turn around and exit the parking lot.

    (refer to map below for assistance in flow of traffic)

    Afternoon Pick-Up

    1. Drive to left side of building (follow arrows on pavement)
    2. Proceed to the gym entrance (students will be released here).
    3. Stay in vehicle
    4. Make sure the number placard is visible to staff.
    5. Students will be loaded into the right side of the vehicle with assistance from staff.
    6. Follow arrows on pavement to turn around and exit the parking lot.

    (refer to map below for assistance in flow of traffic)

    We know how busy your schedules are.  This procedure will save you time and will ensure the safe release of your child to an authorized individual.  Should you have any questions, please call the office at 422-7670.


    aerial view of PB Smith with traffic route drawn

Division News

  • FCPS Virtual Academy Set to Open Fall 2021

    Fauquier County Public Schools is accepting applications for the FCPS Virtual Academy, set to open August 11 for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested K-12 students and families should visit the FCPS Virtual Academy website at bit.ly/FCPS1Virtual to begin the application process.

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  • Face Masks Optional in Fauquier County Public Schools

    Fauquier County Public Schools no longer requires the wearing of masks in FCPS buildings, buses or grounds. Students and staff will continue to have the option to wear face masks if preferred. The updated mask protocol took effect on July 1 to align with the expiration of Governor Northam’s Amended Declaration of Emergency, Executive Order 51.

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  • Virginia Department of Education Seeks Public Comment

    Superintendent’s Memo 148-21 announces that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is seeking public comment on its state plan under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund. The VDOE requests input from the public on how funds retained at the state level should be used to assist school divisions in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on teaching and learning.

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  • Virginia Updates School Immunization Requirements

    The Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 1090, which amends the minimum vaccination requirements for attendance at a public school in Virginia. The following new immunization requirements for kindergarten, seventh, and twelfth-grade students take effect on July 1, 2021, and will impact requirements for the coming 2021-22 school year:

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  • FCPS Teachers and Staff to Receive 5% Salary Increase

    All teachers and staff at Fauquier County Public Schools will receive five-percent raises next school year, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Fauquier School Board and Board of Supervisors. The two boards agreed on compensation funding Thursday afternoon.

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School Hours

  • School Office Hours    

    8 AM - 4:30 PM


    School Instructional Hours    

    8:10 AM - 3:40 PM