Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 1

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 1

Fairfax County Health Department

April 1

New Positive Cases: 43*

Total Positive Cases: 288

Total Deaths: 5

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

Teachers and school-based staff have begun preparing to engage students in distance learning on April 14. Various staff development activities are planned for this week to provide teachers with all the tools and materials they need to follow the Distance Learning Plan. Students will be contacted by various staff throughout the week.

Grade-level specific learning packets began arriving in students’ mailboxes today. These packets are also available to parents and students when they sign onto  FCPS 24/7 Learning (Blackboard).  The learning packets are an important  part of the division’s Distance Learning Plan and  provide interesting activities for students in PreK-8. These packets do not need to be turned in and will not be graded.

 

Food Distribution

View Complete List of Meal Sites and Times

Date

Total Meals

 Friday, March 13, 2020

 3,670

 Week of March 16-20, 2020

 42,476

 Week of March 23-27, 2020

 74,452

 Monday, March 30, 2020

 16,687

 Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 17,384

 Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 

17,899

 

 Total Meals to Date

 170,434

 

Media

FCPS Distance Learning

http://www.reston-connection.com/news/2020/mar/31/fairfax-county-public-schools-distance-learning-be/

Pandemic drives county budget cuts

https://wtop.com/fairfax-county/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-drives-fairfax-county-budget-cuts/

 

Cancellations

April 18               Special Education Conference – Canceled

April 25               FCPS Instructional Job Fair -- Canceled

April  29              FCPS Retirement Celebration – Canceled

April/May/June  Proms are canceled

May 31                Cappies – Canceled by Organizer

June 10               FCPS Honors – canceled

 

School Outreach

Hello Crossfield Community!

This week families should be receiving learning packets which were mailed out by the FCPS central office. Our general education teachers will reference these packets at times during their instruction.

These packets are also available online at FCPS 24/7.To opt-out of mailing packets, go to https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-academics-distance

We are committed to having 1 hour of daily instruction/lessons/interaction with our general education teachers and another hour in the day when teachers will be available for questions, chat, etc. These times will be referred to as Instructional Time and Office hours. All instructional time sessions will be recorded and available for students to access

Mr. Granieri will be sending out our Instructional Times schedule next week. Your teacher will list their office hours on Blackboard when they have that planned.

WE MISS YOU - please stay safe and healthy

Thoreau MS

Message from Dr. Cipperly

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

This certainly has been an unsettled time in our lives. We miss our students and are preparing for a continuation of the learning albeit in a different format! Teachers virtually reported back to work this week. They are using the week to collaborate and plan for distance learning.  Please note that this is a complete shift in the way we work as educators and the way your students work as learners. We want to ensure that we are thoughtful in our planning so that your student's online learning experience is clear and accessible.  It is also critically important that we remain flexible in our thinking. Just as many of you are learning how to work from home while your children are at home, the same is true for our teachers. 

Superintendent

Dr. Brabrand will host a Facebook Live event at 2 p.m. Friday

Dr. Brabrand letter to the Class of 2020   Dr.Brabrand Letter  

Fairfax County

Video: What Should You Do if You Get Sick from the Coronavirus?

Resources

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/health-and-physical-education/

Q and A

Will students be able to improve their grades in the 3rd quarter?

It is possible, depending on grade(s) you receive on any outstanding work that was assigned before March 13 and turned in before April 24. Additionally, teachers will also allow students’ work in the 4th quarter to positively influence their final grades for the year, based on students’ understanding of the content for the whole year or “mastery of learning” (in accordance with FCPS’ Grading Policy). We encourage you to discuss this with your teachers during their virtual office hours.

Technology Distribution

Elementary school laptop distributions for students in need without a device at home began on Tuesday, March 31.

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

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