Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 6

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 6

 Fairfax County Health Department

April 6 New Positive Cases: 62*

Total Positive Cases: 488

Total Deaths: 6

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

Instruction

The distance learning packets started arriving in mailboxes this past week. There was a slight delay in the mail process and some families may not receive the packets until early this week. As of 4/3/2020, 504 parents choose to Opt-out of printed packet delivery. All learning packets can be accessed electronically on FCPS 24/7 Learning.

Dual Enrollment

  • FCPS staff are working closely with each of our dual enrollment partners to develop information for students and parents regarding how the school year will finish for Dual Enrollment. Information will be provided to students and parents during the week of April 13 or sooner.
  • While the majority of our dual enrollment courses are offered through Northern Virginia Community College, we also have dual enrollment courses with George Mason University, James Madison University, and Shenandoah University. Each partner has a different methodology regarding how to finish the course and we need time to work through each of these items.
  • For students who want to enroll in Dual Enrollment courses for the 2020-21 school year, information about how to complete the required registration forms will be provided during the week of April 13.

About This Year's AP Exams

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators

Food Distribution

Day

Date

Total

Monday

3/23/2020

       11,518

Tuesday

3/24/2020

       14,423

Wednesday

3/25/2020

       13,561

Thursday

3/26/2020

       16,063

Friday

3/27/2020

       18,887

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

FCPS is serving grab and go meals during spring break, April 6-10.

Starting today, food distribution hours at FCPS school sites and curbside service sites are from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Food distribution times at pop up sites and along bus routes are unchanged. Breakfast and lunch meals are available together wherever meals are being distributed.

View Complete List of Meal Sites and Times 

 

School Outreach

Mount Vernon Woods Elementary 

Dr. Clint Mitchell @mitchemm13

Apr 3  Last day of laptop distribution @MtVernonWoods

199 laptops out the door to kiddos in grades 3-6.. New era of meeting kids needs in #FCPS ##MVWES

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Daniels Run ES “We Miss You”

https://twitter.com/DanielsRunES/status/1244789151515512833

 

Fairfax County

Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay’s April 4 newsletter

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/COVID-19-Update--Good-news-for-your-Saturday.html?soid=1110463407829&aid=Y75hJjp-wxo

Coronavirus Information for Specific Audiences

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/audiences

 

The Foundation for FCPS

The Foundation for FCPS continues to be a resource for community members who want to help. Please consider making a donation to the Foundation’s "Access for All Fund" and provide support to our most vulnerable students and their families as we navigate through this crisis.

Donate Here  

So far, the Foundation has:

  • Provided $40,000 to help order 30,000 school supply kits for students at Title I elementary schools. The kits have 8 items in them, including crayons, paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners and scissors and will be mailed directly to the students’ homes
  • Committed funds to support the IT department in its purchase of MiFi devices so that students who do not have internet at home can access course content.
  • Given $17,000 to local food banks who assist our students
  • Provided $2,500 in grocery gift cards for distribution to homeless students.

More Information Here

 

Resources

15 ways to conquer coronavirus anxiety

https://pro.psychcentral.com/exhausted-woman/2020/03/15-ways-to-conquer-coronavirus-anxiety/

Stress and Coping

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

7 Guiding Principles For Parents Teaching From Home

Teaching from Home

 

Q and A

Will there be specialized AAP packets?

Grade-level Learning Packets are being distributed weekly to provide equitable access to learning experiences for all students. Starting in Week 2, Advanced Mathematics 3-6 will be included in the packets. Also starting in Week 2, middle school packets will be differentiated based on the student’s math course.

How do I know if my child will be promoted to the next grade level after this school year?

For students in grades K-8, FCPS Regulation 2410 states promotion is based on classroom assessments and grade-level expectations. These decisions are made based upon a student’s academic performance. For K-8 students, this would be based on student demonstration prior to school closure, based on appropriate expectations for that time of year.  Students in grades K-8, will have the additional opportunity to continue to demonstrate mastery of grade level standards during this period of distance learning.

Promotion decisions rest with the principal. If a parent is not in agreement with the decision, they should discuss with the principal. If agreement cannot be reached, a parent may appeal to the Region Superintendent.

Students who were on track for promotion prior to closure will be promoted.

 

Technology Distribution 

Through Friday, April 3:   10,312 laptops; 488 MiFis

 

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

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