Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 3

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 3

Fairfax County Health Department

April 3

New Positive Cases: 44*

Total Positive Cases: 372

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

During the week of March 30, a total of 151,000 learning packets were mailed to PreK-8 students. This number includes special packets for special education students (early childhood, adapted curriculum, general curriculum). As of 4/2, 395 parents have chosen to Opt-out of printed packet delivery. Families can access the learning packets on FCPS 24/7 Learning.

The next learning packets are scheduled to be delivered near the end of next week. To support ESOL students, High School ESOL Distance Learning Packets for all HS English Learners will be included in the next mailing.  

Several offices, including Title I, Department of Special Services, Procurement Services, and the FCPS Foundation, coordinated to secure school supplies for all Title I school students. These supplies will be mailed the week of April 6.

This week, teachers and other school-based staff were provided Virtual Instruction and Content-Specific professional development sessions. Over 200+ sessions were offered to ensure all instructional staff are prepared to support students with distance learning.

This week, special education teachers had the opportunity to participate in multiple trainings regarding providing instruction to students with disabilities during this time of distance learning.  

Training covered a wide-range of topics including special education procedures, instruction, behavior support, accommodations, and supporting the use of the instructional packets which are being sent home in grades preK-8 for students accessing a general curriculum and in grades preK-12 for students accessing an adapted curriculum. 

 

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

 Friday, April 3, 2020

 20,129

TOTAL MEALS TO DATE  210,671

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.

 

Media

FCPS Distance Learning

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fcps-ops-to-distance-learning/article_cb160c0c-750e-11ea-88de-bb32ee70d95f.html

High School Yearbooks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/high-school-yearbooks-coronavirus/2020/04/03/ef13a2aa-6ea0-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

School Outreach

Twitter Video: Lake Braddock Soccer Challenge

https://twitter.com/MrWickhamLB/status/1244393511635615746

“Richard” from Annandale Terrace ES

https://twitter.com/The_Terrace_ES/status/1245039721547530242

Terra Centre ES

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Greetings from Terra Centre Staff! We miss you!

Click here for a Flipgrid of video greetings to our students and families!

Direct Link: https://flipgrid.com/638704f7

 

Superintendent

Facebook Live April 3, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/fcpsva/videos/2743510709216038/.

13,382 people reached

 

Resources

Helping Children Cope

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/helping-children-cope-changes-resulting-covid-19

Keeping Your Children Occupied

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/keeping-your-children-occupied-while-schools-are-closed-3

Live Stream Programming for Continuity of Learning

https://www.fcps.edu/tv/live

 

GRADING/GRADUATION

  • Following the VDOE guidance, we decided as a school division that we would not be grading any work that is assigned while schools are closed.
  • We decided this because we want to be fair and equitable to all of our students, and we know that our students and families are all in different places with how they will be able to finish the year academically.
  • Teachers will be working directly with students to make sure all students can finish third quarter work and get a grade that reflects their understanding of the material. We have set the expectation that no third quarter grades will be lower than they were the last day schools were open.
  • Even though we won’t be giving official grades during fourth quarter that lead to a fourth quarter grade, teachers will be providing feedback, in the  form of written comments and/or letter grades, to students, so students know how they are doing.
  • Though 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.” We will have three quarters worth of grades that will be used to calculate the final grade, and 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.
  • Seniors who were on track to graduate in June will still graduate in June. Some of our students who were not passing all of their classes will need to put in extra time and support to demonstrate that they can meet the requirements for graduation, and our staff is ready to support them in the distance learning environment.

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

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