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2018 Back-to-School



For a list of ways schools can promote Back-To-School, open FAMIS Outreach Ideas for Schools. To order free FAMIS materials, visit the Materials page.

FAMIS, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Back-To-School Campaign.

This year, every public school student in Virginia will be receiving a FAMIS Back-To-School flyer during the first week of school. Over 1.3 million flyers were shipped to more than 1,800 schools across the Commonwealth. In addition, FAMIS Inserts were distributed as part of the Free and Reduced Price School Lunch Program.

We’d like your help! You can be a part of our Back-To-School Campaign. Help spread the word about FAMIS by distributing our materials at your school, church, or community event. If you have any questions about the Back-To-School Campaign, or would like to tell us about an event in your area or to request assistance with outreach, contact us at famis@dmas.virginia.gov.

Signing up for FAMIS is one of the easiest parts of parenting! Check out and share our FAMIS Ads. Help us get every eligible child the coverage they need!

This year, we are pleased to announce that on June 7, 2018, Governor Ralph Northam signed the new state budget, which will expand health coverage to up to 400,000 Virginia parents and adults starting on January 1, 2019. For more information, please visit the New Health Coverage for Adults page.

The Virginia Health Care Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) provides SignUpNow (SUN) training that is open to school personnel and community-based organizations dedicated to helping eligible families to enroll in and benefit from Virginia’s state-sponsored health insurance programs. Trainings will be available this fall.

Visit SignUpNow for more information.

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