Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 23

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 23

Fairfax County Health Department

April 23 New Positive Cases: 107*

Total Positive Cases: 2,413

Health District includes Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and towns within the county

Total Deaths: 80

 * Daily reported numbers as reported by the Virginia Department of Health

 

Instruction

At Herndon Elementary, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) teacher Mike McHenry, school counselor Brian Falkey, librarian Sarah Richardson, and advanced academics resource teacher Jackie Kwon challenged their students to become members of the N.E.R.D.S. (Neural Enhancement Revitalization Development Squad) by completing 19 critical and creative thinking missions:  Distance Learning:  Herndon ES

Cunningham Park Elementary teachers and administrators have been busy connecting virtually with their students:  Distance Learning: Cunningham Park ES

Parents of PreK through 6th grade students, the video resources on our Distance Learning YouTube channel continue to grow. You can still watch these programs on Red Apple 21 (check your local listings), but we also want to be sure families can access this programming on-demand. These videos are intended to support the essential standards and learning packets that are being addressed for the rest of the year.  Videos on Demand

Student Video

Earth Day Student Video with Lizette Terrillion, West Springfield HS.  “BeeKind Earth Day”

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tWdVzyN6cwgD_jq8tU8x6Pu36OjC2Xbh

 

Food Distribution

 

Day

Date

Total

Monday

4/13/2020

19,021

Tuesday

4/14/2020

22,380

Wednesday

4/15/2020

22,382

Thursday

4/16/2020

23,038

Friday

4/17/2020

25,084

Monday

4/20/2020

23,049

Tuesday

4/21/2020

23,761

Wednesday

4/22/2020

24,295

Thursday

4/23/2020

24,693

 

 Total Meals Served Since March 13: 523,989 (through April 23)                                                

 

Technology Distribution

Devices report as of 4/22/20: Laptops: 16,035  MiFis: 874

 

Fairfax County

Options for Safe Medication Disposal During COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/news/options-safe-medication-disposal-during-covid-19-pandemic

 

Media

TJ student proposes new protective mask

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2020/apr/22/high-school-junior-chantilly-proposes-protective-m/

 

Teen activist focused on environmental solutions

https://msmagazine.com/2020/04/22/this-teen-activist-is-focused-on-environmental-solutions-from-solar-energy-to-electric-buses/

 

McLean HS counselor named tops in Virginia

https://www.insidenova.com/news/education/mclean-high-counselor-named-tops-in-virginia/article_a5c8be68-8558-11ea-848f-2fe6c351d2a0.html

 

Oakton Robotics Team Supports Front Line Responders:  http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2020/apr/20/oakton-cougars-support-front-line-responders/

 

VDOE Q and A

 

What is the impact on SAT administration? The College Board is canceling the May 2 and June 6, 2020, SAT administrations. The College Board will provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5. Read more at CollegeBoard.org.

 

What are the impacts on ACT administration? In addition to three previously planned fall/winter 2020 national test dates in September, October and December, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT test, allowing students to take the test at their home on a computer. ACT will launch the test-at-home option in late fall/early winter 2020 as part of its national testing program. The fee waivers ACT provides to students from low-income homes will apply to the at-home testing option, and ACT is considering other ways to address access and equity issues. Read more at ACT.org.

 

School Outreach

Cub Run ES

Cub Run Families,

I am writing to let you know that our teachers will be using Google Meet as a tool to connect with your student in real time. Google Meet sessions created by teachers will be accessible to your student through their teacher’s Google Classroom located in your student’s G Suite for Education account. Further information around how your student will access teacher created Google Meet sessions will be communicated directly to your student by her/his teacher. Please remind your student that she/he should monitor her/his student GMail account for those communications.

We ask for your help in supporting your student with the use of this tool by reminding them of their responsibility to:

  • Never share their Google Meet link with anyone.
  • Always turn off their camera before entering the Google Meet session.
  • Always mute their microphone before entering a Google Meet session.

 

Annandale Terrace ES

Dear Annandale Terrace ES Families,

FCPS’s schools have received updated guidance to better support the synchronous learning Distance Learning Plan.  Teachers will be using either Google Meet OR Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for Synchronous (face to face online) lessons, which will resume on Monday April 27th. Your child’s teacher will be sending specific information to you later today or tomorrow morning. Students will continue to access Asynchronous lessons for the remainder of this week while teachers complete training and update links for students. 

What has been updated?

  • ATES teachers will be using either Google Meet or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for synchronous sessions.
  • Google Meet links will be found within your student’s Google Classroom.
  • For BBCU, each student has a unique link affiliated with their FCPS Gmail and student ID.
    • The link does not require additional logon steps or access to the Blackboard 24-7 portal.
    • The steps for using the new link are outlined in this video which will be shared with students.
  • Synchronous lessons, office hours and meetings can occur easily with BBCU and/or Google Meet.

I would like to publicly acknowledge our teachers and staff members for their flexibility, commitment and dedication to creating the best possible Distance Learning experiences for your children. Please join me in expressing your appreciation.

 

COVID 19 Web Links

 

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

Fairfax County https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/