Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 2

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 2

Fairfax County Health Department

April 2

New Positive Cases: 40*

Total Positive Cases: 328

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

 

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

18,259

 Thursday, April 2, 2020

  19,233

TOTAL MEALS TO DATE  190,542

*April 1 meal count was revised

All curbside pick-up and FCPS sites will distribute meals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Monday, April 6.

Both breakfast and lunch are available.

The current time is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Media

FCPS Ramps Up for Distance Learning

https://www.insidenova.com/health/fcps-ramps-up-for-distance-learning-to-round-out-year/article_66d1987a-735a-11ea-8a83-bb119a110b4f.html

COVID 19 Video

Laptop Distribution at Whitman MS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXoPKSO58M

 

School Outreach

Fairview ES                 April 1, 2020

The Fairview Staff encourages you to continue to provide your child(ren) with a routine that meets the needs of your family during these unusual times. 

Spring has arrived. What's happening in Mrs. Van Aalst's graden? A Message from Mrs. Van Aalst

https://safeYouTube.net/w/ykT3

 

Centreville ES

Virtual Spirit Week:  https://centrevillees.fcps.edu/features/virtual-spirit-week-photos

Wakefield Forest ES

spirit day collage

Dear Wakefield Forest Families, 

We have been so excited to see the many families who participated in our virtual spirit days by emailing their teacher a picture or posting to Twitter. We love being able to connect virtually.

 

Superintendent 

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

https://www.facebook.com/fcpsva

 

Resources

How you can access 24-7 Learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzly26oPcUM#action=share

 

Q and A

How are students who are placed in a private school through the IEP process provided with educational services during the school closure?

FCPS has received multiple client communications about services for students who are placed in private settings through the IEP process. These placements are funded by CSA (Children’s Services Act) office through state and local (Fairfax County) funding.  FCPS only covers the cost of transportation. 

Multi-Agency Services (MAS) has been collaborating with each individual private placement to support their development of a distance learning plan. The non-public schools in the state and surrounding areas are subject to regional directives for school closure. Many of our contract schools have already implemented distance learning, or are busy creating ways to support students virtually.  FCPS has offered support, guidance and our resources in the development of these plans.  Communication with our MAS families has been facilitated through their individual case managers as well as joint communication from other FCPS staff and private providers.

Coordination with VDOE, the Office Children’s Services state agency and our local Fairfax – Falls Church Children’s Services Act Office, has led to correspondence about how the locality will continue to fund virtual learning plans for students with IEPs placed in non-public schools. FCPS and our local CSA was a leader in the state during this school closure time advocating for continued funding of private service providers.  The initial funding commitment was distributed on March 20, 2020.  An additional correspondence from CSA is forthcoming and will continue to support non-public schools as they offer distance learning to our FCPS students. Right now, MAS staff is collaborating with IT to develop a plan for student access to technology devices and online resources for those who may not currently have access.

Why will students not be graded during the 4th quarter?

Following VDOE guidance, FCPS has decided that any work that is assigned while schools are closed will not be graded. This decision was made to be fair and equitable to all students.

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.

No fourth quarter grades will be assigned to elementary students due to equity issues of access to technology and limited student ability to submit work during distance learning. Elementary students will engage in teacher-led and independent learning.  Learning packets will be distributed by mail to all PK-6 students beginning the week of March 30.   Literacy and math content will also be made available on FCPS Cable Channel 21 beginning the week of March 30.  

Can community members continue to access athletic fields, playgrounds, and other outdoor facilities?

FCPS fields and grounds are closed until further notice. All Fairfax County Park Authority parks and amenities are also closed to the public until further notice.

 

Technology Distribution (through 4/1)

6417 laptops distributed

 

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

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