Photo Schoolchildren
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, announces the 18th 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 1,830 schools across the Commonwealth. In addition, school nutrition directors included FAMIS information in letters to families who participate in the School Lunch Program.

We'd like your help! You can be a key partner in our Back-To-School Campaign. Help spread the word about FAMIS by distributing flyers at your school, church, or community event. Tell your neighbors, friends, and family about all the great services FAMIS covers, such as well checkups, doctor visits, vaccinations, dental care, prescriptions, and more!

Applying for FAMIS should be something on every parent's Back-to-School list. Help us get all eligible children the coverage they need! You can apply at any time. Visit for more information or call 1-855-242-8282 to apply. To sign up for regular updates about FAMIS and Medicaid, text "SCHOOL" to 268782.

And now there's also low-cost to no-cost health coverage available for eligible parents. You can apply at any time. Find out more at or call 1-855-242-8282.

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, community-based organizations, and individuals dedicated to helping eligible families to enroll in and benefit from Virginia's health coverage programs. Visit SignUpNow for more information.

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

Check out the list below for Back-To-School events in your area!
FAMIS Back To School Outreach Events
Stay in the know! Below, you will find a list of some of the
Back-to-School events happening around the state:


Date Name Location
August 3, 2019 Back to School Expo, Spotsylvania Towne Center 137 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
August 3, 2019 Back 2 School Expo, Halifax County High School 1 High School Circle, South Boston, VA 24592
August 10, 2019 Centura Virginia Beach | Back to School Bash 2697 Dean Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
August 10, 2019 Back to School Blast 3645 Orange Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24012
August 17, 2019 Back to School Supply Drive 8456 Brock Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
August 17, 2019 Henrico County Public Schools Back to School Kick-Off, Dorey Park 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, VA 23231