Military Families

Hayfield is proud to have military families in its community!

Hayfield Elementary has been recognized by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children as a 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. 

Meet Our Military Family Life Counselor (MFCP)

Shelly Oberst, LCSW

Ms. Oberst offers counseling services to enhance social-emotional and academic skills. She provides ongoing support and encouragement and promotes the overall well-being of military students and their families.

Joining the FCPS and Hayfield Elementary Community

Are you planning your move to Fairfax County? Please visit the main FCPS Planning Your Arrival page for all the general information you need.

For specific information on enrolling your child at Hayfield Elementary, please see our Registration page and contact our registrar Jailene Acevedo at 703-924-4500 or [email protected].

Supporting Transitions for Military Families

To help make your transition easier, Department of Defense (DOD) employees from each branch of service provide a School Liaison Officer (SLO) or a point of contact. School Liaison Officers are the primary point of contact for school-related matters and assist military families with school issues.

  • School Liaison Officer

    • Fort Belvoir's SLO is Pharnice Bailey. She can be reached by phone at 703-805-3436 or @email.
  • School Support Services

Academic Planning

Moving to Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools, you will join one of the nation's premier public school districts. Our academic standards are high, and our programs are rigorous.  For general information on academic programs, visit the Academic Planning for Military Families page. For specific information on Hayfield Elementary academic programs, visit our Hayfield Academics page.

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Families

Fairfax County Public Schools and the State of Virginia work hard to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.

Preparing your Move from Fairfax County

Time to move to your next post, view resources to help prepare you for your move