Medical Exemption for Return to In-Person Instruction

The deadline has passed for current students to apply for a medical exemption from in-person learning.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Office of School Support at 703-228-6008 or

Medical Exemption Guidelines

Students who are not able to return to in-person instruction due to their own medical condition or due to the medical condition of an individual who resides in the household full-time will be able to apply for an exemption from returning to instruction in person.  ​

  • Documentation of extenuating circumstances may include evidence of ongoing treatment by a health care provider of issues related to the health of a student, or a member of the student’s immediate household, that may be significantly impacted by potential exposure to COVID-19, and which could be mitigated by the student’s participation in virtual learning. ​
  • Eligible students will enroll in K-12 Virtual VA courses unless applying and qualifying for Homebound Instruction.    ​

Application Deadlines

The application for current VLP families to apply for a medical exemption from returning to in-person learning was open from Friday, February 18 through Friday, March 18, 2022. If needed, families may request an extension of 10 days after submission of application to provide appropriate documentation.

After the window closes, only new students enrolling in Arlington Public Schools will be considered, as well those with serious health concerns.

Arlington Public Schools will notify families about the status of their application within two weeks of receiving the application, unless additional documentation is required.