FCPSOn Initiative and Laptop Distribution

July 22, 2019

FCPSOn and Laptop Distribution


FCPSOn, our digital transformation initiative, will expand to all Fairfax County public high schools starting with the 2019-20 school year. FCPSOn provides equitable access to technology and to instructional practices that support students' development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes.

As part of the initiative, all high school students will be issued a laptop for learning at school and at home. An annual technology support fee of $50 will be charged to high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed. All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. (Link to website for FAQs https://www.fcps.edu/node/38007.)

Students at Thomas A. Edison High School will receive a school-issued Dell laptop and experience high-quality instruction and learning that incorporates digital tools in productive ways as part of the FCPSOn initiative. Students at Thomas A. Edison High School will receive a school-issued Dell laptop and experience high-quality instruction and learning that allows access to digital tools for all students

Laptops will be issued to students starting in August 2019 (see EHS dates below and will continue into the first week of the school year).  Please visit FCPS' website to learn more about FCPSOn

Important!   The student MUST be present to be issued their laptop; it will NOT be issued to anyone else.  Allow at least 20 minutes for pick-up and the initial set-up of the laptop.  The required forms below must be completed and turned in order for students to receive their laptops:


Required Forms:

Links to Forms:

Emergency Care Form


Health Information Form


Identification of Military Connected Students


SR&R Parent and/or Guardian Signature Sheet



Laptop distribution will be in the Lecture Hall enter through DOOR 17.

Available Times for Students to Pick Up Laptops:

Students are encouraged to pick up their laptop during one of these dates/times prior to the start of school. Please adhere to the allotted time frames.  However, if there must be a change to the schedule, it will be updated here-- so please check back to this site for updates.

  • August 12, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • August 13, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • August 14, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • August 15, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • August 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • August 19, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • August 20, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • August 21, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • August 23, 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Freshmen ONLY may also pick up their laptops August 22 from 3:30 to 6:30pm

Last names A - J  in the Lecture Hall

Last names K – Z in the Library Foyer