Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - May 4

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - May 4

Fairfax County Health Department

May 4

New Positive Cases: 277* 

Total Positive Cases: 4,684

Total Deaths: 204

(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.


Fairfax County Health Department: 100 days of COVID response



May 4: Special Education Update

Special Education Newsletter


Synchronous Instruction

Usage data for May 4:

  • 21,527 Sessions Launched
  • 140,286 Attendees

Independent Research Firm EAB has updated the Distance Learning Plan Report (Updated EAB Report) for school divisions within the Washington Area Board of Education Districts (WABE) and the 10 largest school districts in the US. This updated report also includes information on the learning management system, video conferencing platforms, and 1:1 device status of the profiled school divisions.


The AP Exam Demo will be available the week of May 4. Completing this demo is a critical step for students. We recommend students practice submissions through the exam demo, which will give students a click-through of the different ways to submit their responses to this year’s AP Exams. The demo will be generic across subjects, and not a practice exam. A video walk-though of the world language experience will also be available. 

Students will receive their e-ticket by email two days before they test. On exam day, they’ll need this e-ticket to check in to their exam. Students will get a unique ticket for each exam they’re registered for. They can also access their e-ticket on My AP ( 

 2020 AP Testing Guide


IB College Fair Has Gone "Virtual"

While we were not able to hold an in-person College Fair this year, several of the colleges and universities who were to attend the Fair have come together in a Virtual College Fair: IB Virtual College Fair

At this moment 17 international and 22 US colleges and universities have provided a short introductory video about their school and their IB policy. These videos, along with links to the school’s website and a contact person, are provided for each university or college. Additional schools may be adding their information in the next few days.

Students may also register for the Fair and their information will be sent to all schools.

We all hope to have an in-person Fair again next spring.


Food Distribution





































Total Meals Served Since March 14: 695,641 (through May 4)  


Technology Distribution

Devices report as of 5/1/20: Laptops: 17,062  MiFis: 1,154



Northam says Virginia to enter phase 1 of reopening next Friday


Virginia Tech planning in-person fall classes with caveats

Virginia Tech planning in-person fall classes


School Outreach

Louise Archer ES


One of my students wrote a beautiful poem entitled Hope and shared it on our Google Classroom. This wasn’t assigned, but students have been voluntarily sharing writing pieces there for the past several weeks. He gave me permission to share. It’s timely & worth a read! ❤️


London Towne ES

Dear London Towne Families, 

This week we pause to celebrate and thank our teachers, including our instructional assistants, for their continuous efforts to maximize our students' potential. As a result, our lions are able to work, smile, laugh, and learn. Please join us in celebrating our passionate and dedicated teachers by participating in our virtual teacher appreciation week, next week.  

Our staff is committed to giving their all to our London Towne community, breathing life into our school song, whatever it takes we can do it!  They demonstrate outrageous love to our students every day, create high expectations, and help our lions develop the skills they need to navigate our ever-changing world.  

The past few weeks have been challenging and our teachers have taken on new technological tools and persevered through the rocky start in order to connect with each and every student ensuring each child can experience success in our community.  

Thank you LT Teachers for your dedication, resilience commitment, and love!  You are the PRIDE of London Towne and we love you!

~Ms. Padmore, Mr. Cook, and Ms. Moore


Thomas Jefferson High School

Dear TJ Families:

Welcome to the month of May! We are pleased to report our Distance Learning Plan was executed flawlessly this past week with no systemic interruptions. Teachers and students report they enjoy connecting with each other and they believe our plan nicely balances synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.

The success we have experienced as a school would not be possible without our amazing TJ teachers- the Vanguards of the Virtual! Therefore, there is no better time than now to celebrate our teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Beyond the daily expectations placed on teachers in normal circumstances, what they have been asked to do this spring is historically unparalleled. Please reach out to our educators and thank them for going above and beyond as our public education heroes. Send an email, a picture, video or any sentiment that expresses your appreciation.

Our teachers are on the frontline of the education landscape, but our success as a school would not be possible without dedicated students and supportive parents. To that end, TJHSST has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 high school in the nation, #1 magnet school, #1 school in Virginia, #1 school in the region, and #3 STEM school. The metrics are based largely on test performance results such as state competency exams, SAT and AP results. Those quantitative measurements, though, fall short of looking at school culture and relationships. I am most proud of TJ’s qualitative value. We create a safe space, a caring environment, a home away from home, where teaching and learning thrive. Let’s celebrate our humanity and who we are as a family!

Finally, thank you for your ongoing support of our efforts as we successfully complete our remaining weeks of school and create contingency plans A-Z for whatever our future holds. We are TJ. We got this! And if you're feeling a bit nostalgic about our building, take a virtual tour of TJ by following #VirtualTJ from my Twitter account @TJAnnB where pictures are posted each day.


Dr. Ann N. Bonitatibus

Proud Principal


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