Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 10

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 9

Fairfax County Health Department

April 10 New Positive Cases: 88*

Total Positive Cases: 778

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

Total Deaths: 19

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

Instruction

Learning Packets

Beginning today, a majority of the learning packets will be posted as fillable PDFs on the FCPS 24/7 Learning site. Questions about using the learning packets during learning at home should be directed to your child’s teacher. 

 

Advanced Academic Level IV Services

The AAP office will begin sending notifications to families regarding eligibility decisions for level IV services for SY 2020-21 beginning on Monday, April 13.  Due to COVID-related closures, Instructional Services has created an electronic communications system to be used instead of paper letters sent by mail.  Parents will have until May 4, 2020 to accept placement so that we can communicate acceptances that impact staffing to principals in a timely manner.

Letters for students who are found ineligible will contain information about the appeals process.  The appeals process this year will be done by sending new information to an email address rather than by mail.  The email address is AAPappeals@fcps.edu. We are extending the appeals deadline until July 15, 2020 because appeals cannot be completed until we are able to access the original files and convene an appeals committee.  The deadline date will be reconsidered if necessary.

 

COVID-19 Video

Student Voice – Jada (Woodson student)

 

 Food Distribution

Day

Date

Total

Monday

3/30/2020

16,687

Tuesday

3/31/2020

17,384

Wednesday

4/01/2020

18,259

Thursday

4/02/2020

19,233

Friday

4/03/2020

20,129

Monday

4/06/2020

19,922

Tuesday 

4/07/2020

20,729

Wednesday

4/08/2020

21,432

Thursday

4/09/2020

21,890

Friday

4/10/2020

22,074

Total Meals Served Since March 13: 316,286 (through April 10)

 

Technology Distribution

 

Distribution Report through April 9:  13,422 Laptops  531 MiFis

 

VDOE/Fairfax County

VDOE Task Force Addresses Needs of Schools, Teachers and Students During COVID-19 Closure

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VADOE/bulletins/285c472

 

COVID-19: Consider Alternate Means to Celebrate Religious Observances

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/04/07/covid-19-consider-alternate-means-to-celebrate-religious-observances/

 

Media

High School Junior's Coronavirus Mask Draws Positive Response

https://patch.com/virginia/centreville/s/h2s9a/professors-show-interest-high-school-juinors-coronavirus-mask

 

VHSL releases update on spring sports and beyond

https://www.starexponent.com/sports/vhsl-releases-update-on-spring-sports-and-beyond/article_5cebc5b2-4efb-5fa4-a3a5-97f16b1a2049.html

 

No gym, no problem

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/no-gym-no-problem/article_64a4fbf8-7b2c-11ea-916a-9bdf179e9c99.html

 

Q and A

 

Will learning packets be differentiated for AP/IB/AAP?

Learning packets were created to support the different learning needs of students PreK-8 and HS English Learners. There is not a special packet

for AAP, but we are producing separate packets for AAP Math (or Advanced Math) in ES. We also are producing braille packets, and adapted curriculum

packets.

 

Can COVID-19 be Spread Through Food, Including Refrigerated or Frozen Food?

Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day, use a tissue to cover your coughing or sneezing, and wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, like a packaging container, that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.

 

Resources

The FCPS Parent Resource Center continues to provide direct assistance to families, educators and community members

Parent Resource Center

 

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

Mental health resources

 

School Outreach

 

Lee High School

Distance Learning Lancers! Next week ... April 14th! 100% virtual attendance 100% on-time attendance !!!! pic.twitter.com/Yhb5TKGfOH

Alfonso G Smith

⁦‪@PrincipAlfonso⁩ 

 


Key MS Video https://youtu.be/Ql0J8eDz79g

COVID 19 Web Links 

FCPS -  www.fcps.edu 

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