TJHSST Return to School Information

Welcome Back!

Concurrent instruction here at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will begin on March 2 for grades 9 and 12, and March 9 for grades 10 and 11. We are thrilled to welcome our students who have chosen to return to in-person learning and have extensively prepared to keep them safe.

This page is a repository for all content regarding the Return to School for the 2020-21 school year. Families will find valuable information whether their child is going to return to in-person learning or remain virtual. Please check back with this page often as it will be constantly updated with the latest information.

Q&A with Dr. Bonitatibus

We understand that this is a lot of information and that you might still have some questions. Dr. Bonitatibus is going to hold a virtual Q&A session this Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 7-8 p.m. A link to the livestream will be sent out to all parents and guardians on that day. While there will be opportunities for drop-in questions, we have created this Google Form for you to input your question ahead of time and ensure that it gets answered.

Picture of Health Screening Commitment FormHealth Screening Commitment Form


Parents/guardians who chose in-school instruction for their child will be required to complete a Parent/Guardian Health Screening Commitment form as students are phased back into in-person learning.

Families can complete this form in ParentVue – OR – fill out this hard copy PDF and submit the form to your child(ren’s) school.

The document indicates the parental/guardian’s agreement and commitment to completing a daily health screening prior to sending the student to school and also to keep ill students at home. These health screenings will be done on an honor basis and will not be required to be submitted to the school each day. 


Click here for FCPS Health and Safety Guidance

Return to School Video

Families that have children returning for in-person learning, please watch this video where Dr. Bonitatibus tours TJ and shows you the mitigation efforts in place to keep students safe.

Picture of Front Cover of Return to School GuideA Family Guide for 2020-21 Return to School

Click here to view guide

The link above contains a PDF guide with all the information families need for Return to School 2020-21. All information contained in the document is also available here on this webpage below.

Stop the Spread Video

This video produced by FCPS gives helpful tips on how everyone can "Stop the Spread" during the return to in-person learning.