Groups and Metrics for Returning to In-person Learning

FCPS is returning to in-person instruction for small groups of students based on health metrics

FCPS is planning to begin in-person instruction for small groups of students who might be experiencing the greatest challenges with distance learning. We will follow strict safety and health protocols to minimize health risks for students and staff. Find out more

Future Health Metrics for In-Person Instruction Will be Guided by the CDC Core Indicators that Determine Overall Risk In Schools

Community Introduction and Transmission

FCPS Groups

Total Number of Cases Per 100,000 Persons

Percentage of PT-PCR Tests that are Positive during the last 14 Days

Group 1: 40 students 

October 5

Specialized high school career preparatory programs

greater than 200

greater than 10%

Group 2: 1,300 students

October 19

  • Preschool Autism Classrooms (PAC) 
  • Early Childhood Class-based (ECCB)
  • Specialized high school career preparatory programs

greater than 200

greater than 10%

Group 3: 4,100 students

October 26

  • Elementary Comprehensive Services Sites (CSS) 
  • Key Center 
  • Kilmer Center 
  • Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) 
  • Recently-Arrived English Learners (ELs) in Grades 3-12 
  • Specialized high school career preparatory programs.

Adapted Curriculum:

  • Enhanced Autism Classrooms (EAC), including students accessing the general education curriculum
  • Intellectual Disabilities (ID) K-12 Classrooms
  • Intellectual Disabilities Severe (IDS) K-12 Classrooms
  • Students receiving Noncategorical Elementary (NCE) services who are instructed with the adapted curriculum in a special education classroom     

greater than 200

less than or Equal to 10%

Group 4: 2,900 students

October 26

  • Burke School (Elementary Program only)
  • Specialized high school career preparatory programs

less than or equal to 200

less than or Equal to 10%

Group 5: 6,800 students

To be determined

  • Early Head Start (infants and toddlers) 
  • PreK (three and four year olds) 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Intensive Support Needs (students instructed w/ modified curriculum for at least 50% of their core courses and instructed in special education settings 50% or more of their instructional day) 
  • Specialized Center-based Programs - Special Education Vision Program at Robinson
  • Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) Programs at Canterbury Woods ES, Frost MS and Woodson HS - students with 50% or more of core content areas in Special Education settings

less than or equal to 200

less than 8%

Group 6: 13,500 students

December 8 - tentative date

  • Grades 1-2
  • Specialized Career Centers - Special Education at Davis Center and Pulley Center w/ target learner profile

less than or equal to 200

less than 8%

Group 7: 28,000 students

January 12 – tentative date

  • Grades 3-6,
  • Secondary Public Day Programs—Special Education at Burke MS, Cedar Lane, and Quander Road
  • Davis Center and Pulley Center (students w/ target learner profile)

TBD

TBD

Group 8: 52,800 students

January 26 – tentative date

  • Middle and High School students in Grades 7-12
  • Grade 6 at Middle School students at Holmes, Poe, and Glasgow 
  • Middle and High School students at Davis Center and Pulley Career Centers 

TBD

TBD