Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 7

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 7

Fairfax County Health Department

April 7 New Positive Cases: 44* 

Total Positive Cases: 532

Total Deaths: 9

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


New web page launched today:  Learning at Home: Support for Families.  Provides resources and strategies to support students as they prepare for distance learning: Learning at Home

Learning packets distribution:

While the content and  printing of the first edition of the packets was completed on time, the packets were delayed during the distribution and mailing process. After many discussions with the US Postal Service and our mailing vendors, adjustments to the distribution schedule have been made that should ensure students have the learning packets by Friday or Saturday each week for the remainder of the school year.

Week 2 packets are scheduled to arrive by Saturday, 4/11.

Food Distribution








































Total Meals Served Since March 13: 251,322 (through April 7)


Technology Distribution

Distribution Report through April 6:  11,116 laptops and 501 MiFis



A new challenge: How to feed students during spring break

We're all in this together: Quarantine Serenades (features Woodson HS students)

Ms. Yang Misses You (Centreville ES)


Q and A

Explain more how 4th quarter work can help grades.

Although fourth quarter grades will be “no mark” (NM), if a student continues to demonstrate improvement in understanding and mastery of learning during the fourth quarter, that improvement can help raise the final grade. In other words, any work done through distance learning may only benefit the student by positively contributing to the final grade.

Even though there will be no “official” grades during fourth quarter, teachers will be providing feedback to students so they know how they are doing. Distance learning will be a new experience for everyone. All students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers and school counselors when they have questions throughout the rest of the school year. The virtual office hours will be a great time to connect with individual questions.

Although the fourth quarter grade will be No Mark (NM), at the end of the year, final letter grades will be based on a student’s understanding of the content for the whole year or “mastery of learning.” Three quarters worth of grades will be used to calculate the final grade. Teachers will look at trends in how a student shows their understanding and learning to benefit the student. In other words, if a student was improving all year long, that improvement can help bring up the final grade. We will be keeping students in mind as we look for ways to help the students continue to improve their grades during distance learning.

How are ACT and SAT tests impacted by school closure?

Parents and students may contact their school counselors with questions about college admissions and postsecondary preparation.

ACT and SAT testing scheduled in FCPS locations during the 2019-20 school year has been cancelled. Students will receive information directly from College Board and ACT regarding options for rescheduling.

Additional information about ACT is available at the following link:

Additional information about SAT is available at the following link:


FCPS Office of Psychology Services

FCPS parents may schedule a 30-minute phone consultation w/ a school psychologist or school social worker, for themselves or their middle/high school student to receive guidance on how to support their child’s emotional well-being during their time away from school.

Inova’s preparedness for COVID-19:

FCPS Providing Mental Wellness Service for Students and Families

Mental Wellness Service


School Outreach

Herndon MS

Virtual Meeting With Principal Klena Recording

virtual meeting



Our Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual Parent meeting was recorded on Friday, April 3rd.

You can listen to the recording here:  HMS Parent Meeting with Principal Klena

View Q&A here

For more information on the FCPS Distance Learning plan and resources for families, please visit the FCPS Website.

Grabación Virtual de la Reunión de Padres

Nuestra reunión de padres de Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual se grabó el viernes 3 de abril.

Puede escuchar la grabación aquí: Reunión de Padres de HMS con la Principal Klena

Aprendizaje a distancia - Preguntas y respuestas de los padres

Para obtener más información sobre el plan de aprendizaje a distancia de FCPS y los recursos para familias, visite el sitio web de FCPS.


Falls Church HS

Important Dates

  • 4/14 - Distance Learning begins
  • 4/24 - Due date for 3rd Quarter makeup work

Jaguar Community,

Wishing you a happy Spring Break!

Distance Learning begins on Tuesday, April 14th. Please see the weekly schedule below.



  • From now until April 24th, students have the opportunity to make-up work that was assigned in the 3rd quarter prior to March 13th.
  • During the 4th quarter, teachers will continue instruction of new content and provide students assignments intended to only positively impact their overall performance in a course.

Thank you for the support and patience you will give to teachers and students in the coming weeks. We will do the best we can in this moment...and that is all we can expect of each other.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, an administrator, a school counselor, a teacher or other staff member. We are here to support you and your child.


Ben Nowak, Principal

Read more:  Falls Church HS newsletter



Principal's Message - Distance Learning

Coates Families,

I continue to hope that you’re OK and managing through these days.  The Coates staff is excited to reconnect with you and your students next week when we kick off our formal, distance learning program.  I know that there are several questions out there about the remainder of the school year, and this long message is my attempt to provide answers

Coates Distance Learning Program

On April 14, teachers will begin live, online lessons three times daily, Monday-Thursday.  The schedule we’ll be following is below:

Schedule for Distance Learning Lessons - Coates ES

All this information will be on the Coates website this week.  I encourage you to bookmark the site.

Read more:  Coates ES newsletter

COVID 19 Web Links


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