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For a list of ways schools can promote Back-To-School, open [PDF]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 [PDF] 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.

[PDF] 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 www.coverva.org 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 www.coverva.org 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 famis@dmas.virginia.gov.

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 24, 2019 Back 2 School Bash, Pembroke Mall Movie Room 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
September 7, 2019 Village Family and Partners Back2School Expo, Military Circle Mall 880 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502

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