Employee News for the Week of 5/9/22

By Communication and Community Relations
May 09, 2022

Virtual Cybersecurity Fundamentals Training to Be Held on July 15

May 13, 2022

The Department of Information Technology-Office of Cybersecurity Services and the Office of the Auditor General are offering a virtual Cybersecurity Fundamentals training on July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The training is appropriate for all staffwhether you want to pursue a career in cybersecurity or be better informed about cybersecurity topics.

The course covers:

  • Basic cybersecurity concepts.
  • Emerging and evolving cyber threats.
  • Valuable tips to keep ourselves safe.
  • An overview of FCPS cybersecurity guidelines.

After this training, participants will become more familiar with basic cybersecurity concepts and will also better understand the need and value of actions that can be taken to protect yourself and FCPS from cyber threats. For more information, contact Heidi Flanagan at 571-423-1320 or [email protected]

Register for the training in MyPDE


Help Keep Schools Healthy for All

May 11, 2022

FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks as our county has transitioned to the medium community level

Our layered prevention strategies have served us well throughout this school year, and are fully supported by the U.S. Department of Education and Northern Virginia Health Departments. However, there are many things each of us can choose to do to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe and healthy. 

Get Vaccinated or Boosted

Vaccination is the best protection we have against severe illness. Everyone is encouraged to stay up to date with vaccinations and boosters. If you need more information about COVID-19 vaccinations or where to get the dose you need, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Consider a Mask

Mask use is optional for everyone in FCPS schools. However, health experts agree that wearing a mask is an excellent practice for avoiding COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. If you are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe illness, or live or have social contact with someone in this situation, speak with your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask or take additional precautions.

Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested

This time of year sniffles and fatigue may be allergies, or they may be COVID-19. That is why it is always best practice to stay home if you are sick or having symptoms and get tested as soon as possible. Staying home when you are sick or having symptoms is the best thing you can do to help stop the spread of any virus, especially COVID-19.


FCPS Online Classifieds Free for Employees

May 9, 2022

The FCPS Online Classifieds system—which is for employees only and can be found on the Hub at http://commapps.fcps.edu/classifieds—is a free way for employees to post ads for personally owned items that they are seeking to buy, sell, or give away. Examples include electronics, children’s items, fitness and sports equipment, furniture, cars, and tickets. It's also a great tool to help an employee look for someone to share a ride to work, find a roommate, or rent real estate. The FCPS Online Classifieds system is completely self-service and allows users to post new ads or update or renew existing ads at any time.

Ads for employee-owned businesses or school or workplace fund-raisers will not be accepted. A complete list of rules of use can be found at http://commapps.fcps.edu/classifieds/Policy.cfm.   

Because of the system’s technical restrictions, electronic photos cannot be uploaded along with postings. Feel free to include information in your posting that a picture is available by email upon request. For answers to some other frequently asked questions, go to http://commapps.fcps.edu/classifieds/FAQ.cfm.

For more information, contact Andy Grunig at [email protected]

Add the Classifieds to Your Hub Quick Links

If you would like to add the FCPS Classifieds to your Hub quick links, you can do so by:

  • Going to the Hub home page - https://hub.fcps.edu/
  • Clicking the “Update My Quick Links” button.
  • Doing a search for Classifieds.
  • Clicking on the + sign in the right hand corner.