Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 29

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - April 29

Fairfax County Health Department

April 29 

New Positive Cases: 170* 

Total Positive Cases: 3,501

Total Deaths: 128

(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

Synchronous Instruction

Friday 4/24                           70,474 attendees and 23,085 sessions launched

Monday 4/27                     149,843 attendees and 36,248 sessions launched

Tuesday 4/28                    304,677 attendees and 46,409 sessions launched          

Wednesday 4/29               213,827 attendees and 36,107 sessions launched

Library Materials

Library Information Services is pleased to announce a new collection of ebooks and audiobooks to support distance learning aimed at 5th & 6th grade students available through the MackinVia platform. This collection contains 715 titles curated with a focus on popular and appealing books that many students would find fun to read. Although not intended as instructional resources, these books can be accessed as choice reading or listening for learning activities. This collection is available in all elementary, middle, and high school collections.

How to Access

MackinVIA is the FCPS ebook and audiobook platform. Users can download the MackinVIA app from the iOS and android app stores to read or listen on their mobile devices, or they can log in to fairfax.mackinvia.com using their FCPS network username and password. Also, users on a school-issued computer can search for the MackinVIA app shortcut. In all cases, be sure to log in to the FCPS blue bar with your network credential, NOT the Follett prompt.

How to Navigate MackinVIA

Here is a four minute video demonstrating the features of MackinVia.

 

Student Voice

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Jada shares some important advice for parents and adults about how to talk to kids about social distancing and the coronavirus. For more information on our student mental health and wellness resources, go to https://www.fcps.edu/student-wellness....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbnF3mfOBDI&list=PLSz76NCRDYQHVQeEXKdNWnDGXw_PHD0_f&index=4&t=0s

 

Food Distribution

Day

Date

Total

Monday

4/13/2020

19,021

Tuesday

4/14/2020

22,380

Wednesday

4/15/2020

22,382

Thursday

4/16/2020

23,038

Friday

4/17/2020

25,084

Monday

4/20/2020

23,049

Tuesday

4/21/2020

23,761

Wednesday

4/22/2020

24,295

Thursday

4/23/2020

24,693

Friday

4/24/2020

26,577

Monday

4/27/2020

24,255

Tuesday

4/28/2020

23,311

Wednesday

4/29/2020

24,439

Total Meals Served Since March 14: 622,571 (through April 29)

    

Technology Distribution

Devices report as of 4/28/20: Laptops: 16,602  MiFis: 1,005                 

                                

Media

Fairfax County’s Sparse Budget Proposal

http://www.herndonconnection.com/news/2020/apr/28/fairfax-countys-sparse-budget-proposal/

 

New Elementary School In Herndon Gets Its Name

https://patch.com/virginia/herndon/new-elementary-school-herndon-gets-its-name

 

District Responses to Coronavirus: Examples to Follow

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/district-responses-to-coronavirus-examples-to-follow

 

Fairfax County

Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Division - Assistance from a Distance

CYF Division

 

Superintendent

Dr. Brabrand appearance on Kojo Show – WAMU Radio –April 28

WAMU Radio Interview

 

Resources

NOVA Webinar: Preparing High School Graduates For College

Northern Virginia Community College’s president, Dr. Anne Kress is inviting FCPS parents/guardians to an informational webinar on May 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Topics will include:

  • The new higher education landscape 
  • Next steps after high school 
  • Education options that can save families thousands of dollars 
  • Available Financial aid and scholarship options 
  • Labor market demands and opportunities 
  • Transfer programs available at NOVA

Advance registration is required: NOVA Webinar

 

Supporting Digital Citizenship

Establish Expectations for Technology Use at Home

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-citizenship-internet-safety/digital-citizenship-families/digital

                                                                  

Q and A

How can I find out more information about resources for families?

Resources to support students and families during school closure are available on the FCPS Coronavirus Update website.  https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update. Including guidance on helping your student with distance learning, special education services, mental health and community resources.  Resources are updated regularly. 

School Outreach

Clearview ES

Kate Becker, assistant principal at Clearview ES, recently debuted her new children's book, The Day School Closed. The story features a young girl who experiences different emotions about schools being closed. Watch Kate read the book aloud.  

Wakefield Forest ES

Each of us is affected by COVID-19 in different ways, but we are all impacted. The Wakefield Forest staff has done an amazing job of jumping into distance learning during a time of national crisis. The staff have set up a space in their homes and welcomed your children. They have developed lessons based on what they have in their homes and what they can scour from the internet. They have put on a bright smile during the lessons, even when their own children, significant others, or pets needed their attention. They love your children. Thank you for expressing your appreciation for their dedication and compassion.

This is a video compilation created by third grade teacher, Kelsey Dolinger: https://youtu.be/JfXBkqeCsJM

Grab tissues before you watch; I know I needed them. 

Sharyn Prindle

Principal

Hybla Valley ES

How To Find and Log into your student’s FCPS school email and How to Access the new “LIVE SESSIONS” for face to face teaching

Cómo encontrar e iniciar sesión en el correo electrónico de la escuela FCPS de su estudiante y Cómo acceder a las nuevas "SESIONES EN VIVO" para la enseñanza presencial

Click Here To Download These Instructions or See How-To Below.

 

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

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