Military Family Information
Information to support our military families
Fairfax County Public Schools and West Springfield Elementary School are committed to supporting our military-connected students. We value you and are thankful for your service. WSES is proud to have been recognized by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children as a 2020 Purple Star school. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.
Annual Veterans Day Recognition
- For 2021, WSES invited veterans connected to our school to join their student(s)’ classroom on Thursday, November 11 to celebrate Veterans Day. Military grandparents and relatives were also welcome. We encouraged our veterans to share their military experiences with your student(s)’ class in honor of our Veterans Day celebration.
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 in April. Everyone is encouraged to wear the color purple on this day. More information will be posted in the future.
Military and Family Life Counselor
- Visit our School Counseling page to learn about the Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) for West Springfield Elementary School and the services she provides.
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
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: MILITARY FAMILIES
Other helpful resources for military families:
Impact Aid Student-Parent Survey (Scroll down for the FS 57 form after clicking on this link.)
The following links will take you to websites not maintained by FCPS or West Springfield Elementary:
School-based military student support point of contact at West Springfield ES
Kimberly O'Connor, School Counselor
School-based student transition team coordinator at West Springfield ES
Jill Wolverton, School Counselor
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.