School Liaison Officers of US Army Garrison Fort Belvoir serve all military connected families living in Fairfax County and Prince William County (active duty-all services, National Guard, Reserves, Retirees, DoD civilians, and DoD contractors). For those who reside outside of these counties in northern Virginia, we will connect you to a Military School Liaison Officer covering other areas in the National Capital Region.
Virginia Department of Education School Report Card
Please reference the state report card so you may be informed and inquire when touring your school. Virginia has Standards of Learning and does not follow the Common Core. Every state has its own Department of Education which determines its own accreditation and standards. Because of this, it is not possible to compare to schools outside of the state. Where you live determines where your children attend school. Military waivers do not exist for the elementary school on Fort Belvoir.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children
These Virginia Code of Law provisions are to assist military dependents moving from public education in one state to public education in another state.
Virginia Council for Private Education
Virginia Council for Public Education oversees accreditation of nonpublic preschool, elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth. A peer review process and an annual reporting requirement have been developed to monitor the standards. Please refer to the link for a list of private schools currently approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education:http://77241.inspyred.com/images/2014-03-26%20State%20Recognized.pdf
Important Fact for School Transitions
Accreditation through a VCPE Approved State Recognized Accrediting Member guarantees the transfer of student credits from the state recognized accredited private school to a public school and ensures recognition of teacher licensure credits for time served in an accredited private school.
Virginia Requirements for Home Instruction
Notification by parent or guardian of intent to provide home instruction must be submitted by 15 August prior to the school year your child will receive home instruction. For families moving to the county during the school year, submission must be within 30 days of setting up residence. It is required for all students to demonstrate evidence of progress either through a composite score in/above the 4th stanine on nationally standardized achievement test (3rd grade/above) or a) subject portfolio for each quarter b) transcripts from distance learning program or college.
There are several resources to support military connected children and youth while their parents have duty assignments.
Fairfax County Office of Children Centers
The Fairfax County Office of Children Centers located at your child's school follow the School District Calendar.
Prince William County Schools Contract Care
Prince William County Schools contract care through Minnieland Academy follows their School District Calendar.
Child Care Aware of America and the United States Military Services
The Department of Defense provides military benefits to dependents in need of extended care off the installation. Each branch of service offers a different benefit to dependents of those on active military orders and government civilians.
SitterCity assists with locating babysitters, nannies, certified home care providers, tutors, senior care, housekeepers, and pet care. The Department of Defense has paid the membership fees for active duty, reserves, and the National Guard.
Military-Specific and Government Academic Support
In-State Tuition Programs for Military
Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008 (P.L 110-135), Service members, active duty for a period of more than 30 days, and their dependents are eligible to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities (that receive funds under the Higher Education Act of 1965) in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. An enrolled dependent may pay in-state tuition as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the institution, even if the service-member is reassigned outside of the state
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families
Paid for by the Department of Defense, 24/7 Online professional tutors available to help in more than 16 subjects and test preparation.
SitterCity assists with locating babysitters, nannies, certified home care providers, tutors, senior care, housekeepers, and pet care. The Department of Defense has paid the membership fees for active duty, National Guard, and Reserves of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force.
US Army Child Youth & School Services, USAG Fort Belvoir
Homework Labs are available in Before/After for elementary at the School Age Center and for middle and high at the Youth Center.
Government Internships for High School Students (These are not military specific)
Service Learning Hours
Army Volunteer Corps
For students needing to meet adult supervised service hours, there are varying opportunities on Fort Belvoir.
Library of Congress Veterans History Project
For Students 10th grade and above, they may interview a veteran and contribute to The Veterans History Project (VHP). There is an individual Web page for each veteran who contributes. The webpages are within the permanent collections of the Library of Congress.
Real Warriors (866-966-1020)
24/7 multimedia behavioral health support center for all military connected, Defense Centers of Excellence and Department of Defense.
You can access Military OneSource free non-medical anonymous counseling online, on the phone, or in person. Twelve free sessions may occur in individual, couple, family or group settings.
Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC)
MFLCs are available to meet in-person on or off the military installation. The free nonmedical anonymous sessions may occur in individual, couple, family or group settings.
Youth sponsorship emulates the Department of Defense Military Sponsorship Program. These programs are peer led with adult supervision and provide support especially during times of transition.
Military Youth on the Move
The Department of Defense designed Military Youth on the Move as one-stop shop for parents and students with moves and deployment.
Military Kids Connect
The Department of Defense formed the National Center for Telehealth & Technology to offer this online community for military connected students which provides access to age appropriate resources dealing with unique challenges of military life.
School Liaison Officers of US Army Garrison Fort Belvoir serve all military connected families and will connect you with the School Liaison Officer at your next installation.
Partners in Education, USAG Fort Belvoir
To support school learning communities by collectively improving systems for transition predictability for military-connected and other highly mobile students. Together, the school districts and the installation use the guiding principles outlined by superintendents, school board members, and commanders in the US Army Secondary Education Transition Study (SETS) to accomplish comprehensive outreach, create a network of professional development, and enhance educational activities. Fairfax County Public Schools and Prince William County Schools are signatories of the (SETS) Memorandum of Agreement.
Visit the CYSS Forms section to learn how to Register for Child, Youth & School Services.
* Due to continuous high traffic and demand for services, Parent Central Services is operating by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 703-805-1908 to schedule your appointment or ask any questions. Walk-ins are accommodated if possible but appointments have priority and walk-in wait times can easily exceed 3 hours. Please schedule your appointment today.
CYSS Latest News
For any CYSS announcements, time changes, or other news,
please visit the CYSS News Section.
Make Online Payments
Start new registrations, make payments on your monthly childcare fees, reprint receipts and tax statements, or sign up for advertised SKIES Unlimited classes, Youth Sports or Special Activities. Log onto the Webtrac Payment System.
Current CYSS Newsletter for July 2014 (downloadable pdf version)
For Registration and Other Services
This section contains forms and documents in pdf format. Most computers are naturally able to view these type of files. Although it is possible that your computer may need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files. Click the links to view the files. To download, Windows users should hold down the right mouse button and select "Save Link As" in Firefox or "Save Target As" in Internet Explorer and then select a place to save the file. Mac users should hold down the Control key (ctrl), and click the mouse button on the desired link until a menu appears. Select "Save Link As" in Firefox or "Download Linked File" in Safari and select a place to save the file.
All of our local forms have been removed for updating. If the form you are looking for is not listed above, check the online forms section on our Webtrac system. See the instructions below on how to access these forms on our online system.
To access online forms on the Webtrac system:
1. Log in to your account or click the button [Sign In As A Guest]
2. On the dropdown menu, locate the "Forms - Link" menu item
Click HERE to go directly to the Webtrac system.
If you need further assistance, please contact our Parent Central Services office at 703-805-1908 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring the completed registration documents to the Parent Central Services office located at the Markham School Age Center, Bldg. 950, 9500 Barlow Road. Waitlist/Request for Care paperwork may be brought into the PCS office, faxed to (703) 805-9113 or submitted via email at email@example.com
CYSS Office Contacts
CYSS Administrative Offices
Child, Youth, and School Services administrative offices are located at the Markham School Age Center Bldg. 950, 9500 Barlow Road. Telephone numbers are as follows:
CYSS Coordinator - (703) 805-9149
Registration Office - (703) 805-1908
Outreach Services Director - (703) 805-1909
Youth Sports Director - (703) 805-9139
School Liaison Office - (703) 805-9119
Family Child Care Office - (703) 805-9137/9132
Food Service Office - (703) 805-9141
Web Master/Webtrac Tech Support - (703) 805-1907/9144
Parent Central Services (Resource and Referral - Central Registration) - (703) 805-9113
Administration Office - (703) 805-9150
Parent participation is highly encouraged in all CYSS programs, and is actually necessary for some activities to be successful. There would not be a Sports program without the dedication of volunteer coaches. Some ways parents participate in child care programs may include eating lunch with their child and participating in various room activities (prior arrangements must be made with your child's teacher). Parent Advisory Boards (PAB's) operate at all the Centers and are open to all parents. Through the PAB, parents provide valuable input to the programs in which their children spend a significant portion of their day. To encourage parent participation, the "Why I'm Needed" (WIN) program allows parents to earn points through volunteering opportunities at the centers, or attending parenting classes through the Family Advocacy Program.
The WIN Program: This is a special program that enables parents to earn up to a 10% discount on their 1st child's monthly child care fees at the CDC or SAC. Parents perform essential tasks for the CDC or SAC and earn a specific number of discount points. Each discount point is worth 1 percent each up to a maximum of 10 discount points which is 10%. These discount points may then be applied towards child care fee. Check with the CDC or SAC front desk staff for more information.
Eligibility to use CYSS programs include active duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty for 72 hours or more, and DoD contractors working on Fort Belvoir. Military retirees are only eligible for our sports programs and our free Middle School and Teens program. Because child care programs are offered for the sponsor to report to work so that the Army can meet its mission, eligibility to use Fort Belvoir child care programs ends upon End Term of Service (ETS) of sponsor, termination of sponsor's DoD employment or DoD contractor's employment on Fort Belvoir. A thirty-day grace period is authorized to find alternate care. All patrons must register with Parent Central Services (Resource and Referral - Central Registration). The Parent Central Services (Resource and Referral - Central Registration) phone numbers are (703) 805-1908.
CPAC NAF Job Listings
Please visit the CPAC Human Resources to view the CPAC NAF job listings.
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