Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - March 27

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - March 27

Fairfax County Health Department

March 27

New Positive Cases: 44*

Total Positive Cases: 124

Total Deaths: 1

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

School Board

School Board Hears Learning, Grading, Graduation Plans for Remainder of 2019-20 School Year

https://www.fcps.edu/news/school-board-hears-learning-grading-graduation-plans-remainder-2019-20-school-year

Distance Learning Plan presentation to the School Board today (March 27)

https://youtu.be/wWksA2ylPuM

Instruction

AP and IB updates

AP/IB Updates

FCPS Distance Learning Plan (full version)

FCPS Distance Learning Plan

DLP Power Point presented March 27

Distance Learning Plan PPT

Instructional packets will be delivered to students’ homes beginning with a collection of review materials the week of March 30. After spring break, packet delivery will resume with a blend of review and new learning. 
 
Electronic versions of the packets will also be available for families to access on the FCPS 24-7 Learning. New instructional packets will be developed and distributed weekly through the end of the scheduled school year. A process for opting out of packet delivery is under development and will be communicated shortly. 
Parents and caregivers are reminded to visit the FCPS library website for exciting, high quality online databases and ebooks available to all students PreK-12. Resources range from PreK books that have read aloud features, to information resources that cover FCPS curriculum, to even practice AP tests and support materials. Links and passwords to these resources are found on the Continuity of Learning FCPS 24/7 Learning Blackboard sites under Library Resources
 

Food Distribution

View Complete List of Meal Sites and Times

Day Date Total Meals
 Friday 3/13/20 1,536
 Monday 3/16/20 3,670
 Tuesday 3/17/20 6,230
 Wednesday 3/18/20 8,203
 Thursday 3/19/20 10,199
 Friday 3/20/20 14,174
 Monday 3/23/20 11,518
 Tuesday 3/24/20 14,423
 Wednesday  3/25/20 13,561
 Thursday 3/26/20 16,063
 Friday 3/27/20 18,887

Media

FCPS Distance Learning 
https://patch.com/virginia/mountvernon/s/h29qu/fairfax-schools-start-di…
 
FCPS Distance Learning 
https://coveringthecorridor.com/2020/03/fcps-to-begin-distance-learning…
 
Parade helped students in Vienna say goodbye to their teachers for the year 
https://wjla.com/news/local/a-love-parade-helped-students-in-vienna-say…
 
USDA changes position on school meal pickups 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/after-uproar-usda-says-p…
 

School Outreach

 Belle View ES

QT @BelleViewES: We ️ our students and miss you dearly! ; Hey Bobcats! Your teachers miss and love you! Check out what we have to say to you 😎 @flipgrid @fcpsnews #distancelearning https://t.co/psF8EuQpiv

Camelot ES

Daily News Show   Each day, Monday through Friday, Mr. Salerno is posting a news show on the Camelot website.  He already has three shows posted!  Check them out here: https://camelotes.fcps.edu/features/news-camelot

 Westfield HS

Dear Bulldog Community:

We recognize how challenging these last few weeks have been and will continue to be as we navigate life outside the hallways of Westfield High School. While there continue to be many unknowns, one certainty is how much our faculty and staff miss our students and community. 

In order to stay connected as a school community, we will come together every Friday afternoon, starting tomorrow 3/27 at 1:00 PM, for our Westfield Weekly PRIDE Message, which will be aired on our Westfield Live YouTube Channel.  During this time, you will hear a Principal’s Message, remarks from various students and staff members, words of encouragement from our Coaches Corner, tips for overall wellness, and the weekly SGA challenge. 

 Message from the Shrevewood Principal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=&v=xNrATY11pJ8

 

Fairfax County
 
Social distancing, self-isolating and quarantine.  What do these terms mean?
https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/03/25/social-dista…
 
 
Q and A 
 
Can external entities such as non-profits organizations provide learning support to FCPS students?  Are we able to publicize and include information about these entities to parents?
 
Our inability to screen and fingerprint volunteers at this time would preclude us from advertising outside tutoring services. 
 
In addition, as a policy, we must be cautious when advertising and/or endorsing outside entities because we do not want to appear as promoting some services while excluding others.
 
From VDOE:

What is the impact on Driver's Education?

The DMV/VDOE have approved public schools to provide equitable synchronous classroom driver education instruction with the face-to-face time verified by the school administrator. This synchronous delivery is intended to meet the required hour-for-hour/day-for-day instruction prescribed by the Code of Virginia for face-to-face classroom driver education. 
This flexibility allows school divisions to continue teaching classroom driver education instruction under the following conditions:
•    All driver education instruction must follow the state-standardized curriculum approved by the Virginia Board of Education as required by the Code of Virginia;
•    Instruction must be “face-to-face” (video conferencing or another synchronous platform);
•    Time must be documented;
•    The principal must verify that the driver education program meets the 36-period requirement;
•    The 90-minute parent/teen requirement may be delivered to small groups by the classroom teacher via Zoom or another synchronous platform; and
•    The Driver Education Certificates of Completion (DEC-1 or DEC-8) must be signed by the teacher of record and a school administrator. 

What is the impact on Behind-the-Wheel?

Because it is impossible to maintain safe social distancing recommendations in vehicles, school divisions should not be providing behind-the-wheel instruction until safe social distancing recommendations are amended or lifted.
 

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

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

 
Resources
•         Helping Kids Who Are Feeling Isolated and Anxious After Schools Shut Down
•         Guide from the Center for Workplace Mental Health on Working Remotely during the Covid-19 crisis
•         Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness