Return to School Update - September 17

Return to School Update - September 17

Fairfax County Health Department

 

Sept.17

New Cases: 86

Total Cases: 20,121

Confirmed: 19,508

Probable:       613

(Health District includes Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and towns within the county)

Total Hospitalized: 2,147

Total Deaths: 586

 

 

Sept. 16

New Cases: 105

Total Cases: 20,035

Confirmed: 19,445

Probable:       590

(Health District includes Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and towns within the county)

Total Hospitalized: 2,142

Total Deaths: 585

 

 

5 Things to Know about COVID-19 Testing

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/08/27/5-things-to-know-about-covid-19-testing/

 

COVID-19 Testing Information in Fairfax

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/sites/health/files/assets/documents/pdf/covid19_testing_fairfax.pdf

 

Fairfax County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information

 

 

 

Instruction

Superintendent Presents Recommendations to Improve Diversity at TJHSST by Establishing Merit Lottery Admissions Process

TJHSST Recommendations=

 

Fairfax County schools superintendent proposes admissions changes for magnet high school

https://wjla.com/news/local/fairfax-county-schools-superintendent-admissions-changes-magnet-high-school

 

Fairfax school buses still on the road without students to keep skills and equipment sharp

https://wjla.com/news/local/students-are-learning-virtually-so-why-do-you-see-school-buses-on-the-roads

 

 

Media

Herndon High Monopole Approved By Fairfax Supervisors

https://news.yahoo.com/herndon-high-monopole-approved-fairfax-221831230.html

 

As schools weigh a return to in-person learning, health officials won’t release details on COVID-19 outbreaks

https://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/09/16/as-schools-weigh-a-return-to-in-person-learning-health-officials-wont-release-details-on-covid-19-outbreaks/

 

TJ Students One Step Closer to Rocket Launch

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2020/sep/17/tj-students-one-step-closer-rocket-launch/

 

 

FCPS Food Distribution

 

Day 

Date 

Total 

Monday 

8/31/2020 

16,271 

Tuesday 

9/01/2020 

16,448 

Wednesday 

9/02/2020 

17,022 

Thursday 

9/03/2020 

17,937 

Friday 

9/04/2020 

19,137 

Tuesday 

9/08/2020 

24,208 

Wednesday 

9/09/2020 

29,325 

Thursday 

9/10/2020 

29,844 

Friday  

9/11/2020 

33,725 

Saturday  

9/12/2020 

15,965 

Monday 

9/14/2020 

28,781 

Tuesday 

9/15/2020 

31,235 

Wednesday 

9/16/2020 

35,547 

Thursday 

9/17/2020 

37,463 

Total Meals Served Since March 14: 2,677,625 (through Sept. 17)

 

Resources

 

Family and School Partnerships

clip art image of a young black woman, with words You've Got This!

 

Tips for Online Learning Success

 

  • Dedicate a space for you to do your work, where your computer will be on a level surface. Remember that everyone can see where you are working when your camera is on. 
  • Communicate with your teachers via email (your student ID# @fcpsschools.net). Also use this email to reach out to counselors and other school staff.
  • Check for assignments and announcements in FCPS 24-7 Learning or Google Classroom.
  • Stick to a schedule. 
  • Follow the schedule for meeting with teachers. Use the other days to complete assigned work and check in when needed.

 Be open and flexible to learn this new way together!

For more information click here.

 

Parent Resource Center

How to Get Your Child/Adolescent to Open Up to You 

We all want to know what's going on in our children's lives. We want to know about school and about their friends. We want to hear their successes and their struggles. But what happens when your kids won't tell you what's going on in their lives? What if you ask questions and all they do is shrug and mumble "It was fine," or "I don't know"?

Webinar Highlights:

  • Strategies to use with reluctant children
  • How to open lines of communication with your children
  • How to increase productive, effective communication 

Presented by Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE.

Friday October 2, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for How to Get your Child/Adolescent to Open up to You

 

Alcohol, Drugs, and Vaping: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Talking with your teen or young adult can be challenging. Having meaningful, ongoing conversations about drugs and alcohol, however, is key to helping keep your son or daughter healthy and safe.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Current trends in substance use and abuse
  • Impact of substances on physical and emotional development
  • Paraphernalia display and discussion
  • Tools for parents

Presented by Carrie Glasgow, FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist.

Friday, October 16, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Alcohol, Drugs, and Vaping: What Every Parent Needs to Know

 

 

Return to School FAQs

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/return-school-questions-and-answers

 

***Next Update Sept. 22****