New Student Registration

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We're excited to welcome our newest Hawks!

We are a school in Fairfax County, Virginia

New students fall into one of two registration categories:

To join Holmes Middle School, first determine if your student lives in our boundary by viewing the FCPS boundary locator

To Register at Holmes Middle School

  • Fill out the registration packet (The physical health form is not a requirement for middle school) 
  • Send all the documents by email to our Student Service Assistant, Wendy Y. Alfaro [email protected].

The following documents will need to be included: 

  • Your child's birth certificate
  • the registering parent's license
  • proof of residency (see below)
  • your child's previous transcript
  • immunization recordsSee link for document guidelines.

Please provide three supporting documents with your name and address on the papers if you are leasing. (Proof of residency: A deed, lease agreement, or resident manager’s letter and signed attestation indicating the current residence. If the family is living in the residence of someone else, a signed attestation indicating the current residence and three supporting documents to that effect are required as evidence of non-temporary residence. Parents must notify their child’s school when their home address changes and provide proof of their new residence. If families move out of Fairfax County, children are no longer eligible to attend Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and will be withdrawn. The student must be accompanied by the person with whom he/she lives, either a parent or a court-appointed guardian or legal custodian. The accompanying adult will be required to present photo identification. Physical presence of the parent in the residence of the child is required for tuition-free enrollment in FCPS. A change in enrollment status may be necessary if a parent initially enrolls the student but leaves Fairfax County. Virginia law and FCPS School Board policies and regulations set criteria regarding the enrollment of children by nonparents. Having legal custody is only one of the requirements that must be met.)

Please remember that all documents must be in physical form to complete the registration. Don't hesitate to contact Holmes Student Services ([email protected]) to set up an appointment to bring the documents in for verification.

A meeting with the counselor will be scheduled after the registration process is complete. 

What forms do I need to return?

What immunizations are required for school?

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family health care provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Additional Resources

Registering a Student Whose Home Language Is Other Than or In Addition to English

Student families wishing to register a student with a home language other than or in addition to English should please contact the FCPS Student Registration Welcome Center. Here professionals may assess your student's English language skill and/or educational level. These assessments can provide valuable information to the local school and support your child's instructional needs.  

Special Registration Situations

Special registration situations can include nonparent registrations, situations involving divorced or separated parents, homelessness, foster care, and foreign exchange students.

Military Family Registration

FCPS welcomes responsive and collaborative communication and partnerships with the parents and families of our students.

Important Immunization Requirement

Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines.

7th Grade Immunization requirements:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.
  • Two doses of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parents or guardians’ sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine. FCPS does not require opt-out documentation for the HPV vaccine.

The following clinics provide immunizations to low-income families or those families with or without insurance: