FCPS1 Changes Exam Exemption Policy


Due to the growing concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus, influenza and other illnesses, we continue to encourage students who are ill to stay home to prevent the further spread of germs. This may result in some students accumulating absences beyond the limits of the current exam exemption policy.

After discussion among high school principals and central office staff, the current exam exemption policy is suspended until further notice.  Any FCPS high school student with a final grade of A or B will be exempt from their final exam(s) in May.  This continues to include students who have passed the W!SE exam and an SOL assessment related to a course they are presently taking.

We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you apprised of any additional changes. Please continue to provide the school with a doctor’s note and parent phone call/email when ill and required to stay home.