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:
- Students who are new to Holmes Middle School and have not attended FCPS before.
- Students who are new Holmes Middle School and who are currently enrolled in FCPS, but did not most recently attend either Bren Mar Park ES, Columbia ES, North Springfield ES, Parklawn ES, or Weyanoke ES.
- If the student attended one of these five schools last year, there is nothing that needs to be done. The student records will be automatically transferred to Holmes MS! Please review the mandatory forms from our Student Services homepage.
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, your child's previous transcript, and immunization records. See link for document guidelines.
Documents for proof of residency include a copy of your deed or lease. Please provide three supporting documents with your name and address on the papers if you are leasing. (example: phone bill, the electric bill, water bill, car insurance, car registration, rental insurance, etc.)
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?
- The forms below can be brought to school during open house on August 17th or the first day of school.
- Emergency Care Card
- The Emergency Care Forms (ECC) can also be accessed at weCare@school to view and update information
- Health Information Form
- Student Laptop Responsible Use Guidelines & Digital Resource Consent
- After School Registration Form
- For questions or concerns about the After-School Program, contact Matthew Kruk - @email
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.
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.
- Learn more by visiting the FCPS Student Registration Welcome Center webpage.
Special registration situations can include nonparent registrations, situations involving divorced or separated parents, homelessness, foster care, and foreign exchange students.
- Learn more by visiting the FCPS Special Registration Situations webpage.
FCPS welcomes responsive and collaborative communication and partnerships with the parents and families of our students.
- Learn more by visiting the FCPS Military Registration webpage.
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: