Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 9

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 9

Fairfax County Health Department

April 9 New Positive Cases: 120*

Total Positive Cases: 690
Total Deaths: 16

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

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

Instruction

Kindergarten Immersion, Magnet School Lottery Registrations Extended

Kindergarten Immersion, Magnet School Lottery Registration

Letter to preK-8 parents/guardians about opt-outs

Opt out letter

 

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

Total Meals Served Since March 13: 294,212 (through April 9)

 

Technology Distribution

Distribution Report through April 8:  12,519 Laptops  517 MiFis

 

Fairfax County

Video: Fairfax County Health Department Nurse Discusses Cloth Face Coverings

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/04/09/video-fairfax-county-health-department-nurse-discusses-cloth-face-coverings/

Media

An Unexpected Tool for Remote-Learning During Coronavirus

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/04/06/an-unexpected-tool-for-remote-learning-during-coronavirus.html

Loudoun School Board members question distance-learning grading policy

https://www.loudountimes.com/news/loudoun-school-board-members-question-distance-learning-grading-policy/article_189b47e0-799b-11ea-a407-f7681521f71f.html

Virginia peak date estimated to be April 20

https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/report-social-distancing-is-helping-in-virginia-but-covid-19-cases-and-deaths-continue-to/article_4a4a383f-97c3-57e2-bd45-f804b5213d64.html

 

VDOE Q and A

Can the requirement for a verified credit be waived for a current senior who was planning to take an assessment this Spring for a course they had previously earned a standard credit for? 

The verified credit requirement is waived for seniors who were enrolled in Virginia public schools  at the time of the school closure and who had previously earned a standard credit in a class but had not yet earned the required verified credit. These students do not have to be currently enrolled in the class for which a verified credit is needed to exercise this flexibility. 

Are students who exited Virginia public schools prior to the 2019-2020 school year without a diploma and are returning solely to take an SOL end-of-course test for verified credit covered under the waivers for students in the 2019-2020 graduation cohort?

No. Because these students were not enrolled in Virginia public schools in spring 2020, they are not eligible for a verified credit waiver or for flexibility provided by the Board of Education’s Emergency Guidelines: Locally-Awarded Verified Credits (LAVC), adopted on April 2, 2020.

For students enrolled in high school credit-bearing courses graduating in 2021 or after, can the verified credit requirement be waived?

For students graduating in 2021 or after and who are currently enrolled in high school credit-bearing courses, the use of the emergency LAVC process would be permitted for courses they are enrolled in as of spring 2020. As noted in the emergency guidelines, the flexibility might be extended into summer 2020 classes but only if an emergency order continues.  

Resources

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

Parent Resource Center

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Legal Services  

Connect2Compete (Cox Communications)

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

COVID-19 Wellness Resources

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/04/08/covid-19-wellness-resources-for-you-and-your-family/

School Outreach

Ravensworth ES

A Message from the Principal

Dear Ravensworth Families,

We are excited to kick off our Distance Learning Plan by hosting grade level Virtual Open Houses on Monday, April 13th. Classroom teachers emailed families on Friday, April 3rd information about their grade level Virtual Open House and the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) link to be used. During these meetings teachers will do a brief overview of BBCU, share about the structure for learning, and provide an opportunity to answer questions. Both students and parents are welcome to attend.

Please know that we can’t wait to welcome our students back to school on Tuesday, April 14th. Teacher-directed instruction might look different each day. Sometimes teachers might be speaking with students live and it may be interactive. On other days they might be pre-recorded videos and check-in with students later in the day to provide feedback. This is new learning for all of us. Our teachers will make virtual content lessons available so that you can watch at a convenient time with your child. We know that some families have several children sharing devices.  Please stay flexible, positive and communicate regularly with your child’s classroom teacher.

As you can imagine, our first week of online instruction will be a growing experience, and we anticipate a few hiccups. However, we know with your support and encouragement, that we will persevere and exceed our shared expectations!

Take good care and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Erika Aspuria

Principal

Read more: Ravensworth ES newsletter

 

Glasgow MS

dfsfGlasgow Community:

I hope this email finds you safe and well. I have been so impressed by our incredible staff and their flexibility, eagerness to dive into uncharted territory to support our students, and ability to collaborate with each other at a high level to ensure our approach to distance learning meets our students and their families’ needs. 

We are getting so excited about the launch of Distance Learning at Glasgow.  We have built our approach on an asynchronous model supported by synchronous learning opportunities. The key to our approach is to provide meaningful learning opportunities for our students as well as provide support, feedback, and opportunities to collaborate. These learning opportunities can take place either online or using FCPS’s learning packets.  The following sections will outline what we mean when we say Distance Learning at Glasgow.

On Friday, April 10, at 9:00am, Joash Chung, DSS, and I will be hosting a virtual parent coffee that will hopefully answer any lingering questions. Here is the *new* link to the Blackboard Collaborate Coffee Session. You can also call in anonymously using 571-392-7650 and using the PIN: 1370518093. Looking forward to seeing you there!  

Read more:   Glasgow MS newsletter

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

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