2022 Back-To-School Guide for Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania & Stafford

Kids are heading back to school soon! Here's everything you need to know.

By Jenny Sites July 21, 2022

Hard to believe, but the first day of school for kids in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford is quickly approaching! Looking for school calendars, Fun back-to-school events or where to go for your kid's back-to-school shopping in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford? We have it all, plus advice and tips for dealing with that first-day anxiety, printables to make those first-day pics special, and even ideas on what to pack for lunch! Check it all out here!

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City of Fredericksburg Schools

First day of school: August 8, 2022

Bell Schedule:
Hugh Mercer Elementary School 8:30 A.M. -3:15 P.M.
Lafayette Upper Elementary School 8:25 A.M. -3:15 P.
Walker-Grant Middle School 7:40 A.M. -2:40 P.M.
James Monroe High School 7:45 A.M. -2:45 P.M.
Head Start 8:30 A.M. -1:30 P.M.
Preschool 8:30 AM to 11AM
ECSE 8:30 A.M. 1:30 P.M.

🗓️ 22-23  Calendar

✏️ School Supply Lists


FREE Breakfast and Lunch for all

Resources for Military Families

Spotsylvania County Public Schools

PreK & Kindergarten Registration

First day of school: August 10, 2022

🗓️ 22-23 Calendar

✏️School Supply Lists

🚌 Transportation 

🥪 Menus

Stafford County Public Schools

31 Stafford Avenue,

Stafford, VA 22554

Phone: 540-658-6000

PreK Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment

Free & Reduced Lunch application

Back To School Open House:

Elementary school is on August 8

Middle school is on August 3

High school is on August 2. 

Visit to find out what time your child's school will open its doors.

First Day of School: August 8, 2022

Bell Schedule:

🗓️ 2022-23 Calendar

✏️School Supply Lists

🚌 Transporation

  Free & Reduced Lunch Application


Vaccination Requirements

 Fredericksburg Health Department

Spotsylvania County Health Department

Stafford County Health Department

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Back-to-school events

Know of a community back-to-school event in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania or Stafford that we're missing? Let us know!


Back to School Supply Drives

Back to School Supply Giveaway

Visit our Event Calendar for Food Distribution Dates/Locations


 Tax Free Weekend: August 5-7, 2022

Detailed lists of qualifying items and more information for retailers can be found in the Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines

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More tips to make this school year in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford a great one:

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