Military Families

Information for Military Families

Fairfax County Public Schools and Sunrise Valley Elementary School are committed to supporting our military-connected students. We value you and are thankful for your service. 

Annual Veterans Day Concert

Our 2019 Veterans Day event will be on Monday, November 11, 2019. The first assembly for grades K-2 will be from 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. The second assembly for grades 3-6 will be from 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Both assemblies will be in the cafeteria. Our assemblies will include patriotic music and a special speaker from our Sunrise Valley community.

We will have a reception for our veterans and current military-connected parents/guardians from 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. in Room 207.

We are compiling a slide show of the veterans in our Sunrise Valley community to show during our morning announcements on Veteran’s Day. If you would like to submit a picture of a veteran in your family for the slide show, please email the picture (JPEG) to Mrs. Downward at by October 31, 2019.

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child. We will recognize and show our appreciation for military-connected students by participating in Purple Up! day. We will celebrate Purple Up! day in FCPS on April 22, 2020. Everyone is encouraged to wear the color purple on this day. 

Military Families: Planning Your Arrival to Fairfax County Public Schools

Military Families: Preparing Your Move from Fairfax County Public Schools

Academic Planning for Military Families

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Families

FCPS: Military Families

Visit our district's website for military families.

Virginia Department of Education: Military Families

Visit the Virginia Department of Education's website for military families.

Other helpful resources for military families:

FCPS Parent Resource Center

Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey  (Scroll down for the FS 57 form after clicking on this link.) 

Sunrise Valley Elementary School Activities

The following links will take you to websites not maintained by FCPS or Sunrise Valley Elementary School:

Fairfax County, Virginia 

Military Kids Connect

Military OneSource

National Military Family Association 

PTA at Sunrise Valley Elementary School

Reston Association for Military

USO Center (Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore)

VDOE: Special Education

School-based military student support point of contact at Sunrise Valley Elementary School

School-based student transition team coordinator at Sunrise Valley

School Division (FCPS) Point of Contact

Military School Liaison Officers (SLOs)

The National Capital Region school liaison officers serve our school district. These school liaison officers are DOD employees. They are available to assist military families in all branches of the military with education-related matters.