Return to School Update - August 7

Return to School Update - August 7

Fairfax County Health Department

 

Aug 7

New Cases: 157

Total Cases: 16,385

Confirmed: 16,014

Probable:       371

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

Total Hospitalized: 1,947

Total Deaths: 543

 

 

Virginia’s New App Warns if You’ve Been Exposed to Someone With COVID

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/08/06/virginias-new-app-warns-if-youve-been-exposed-to-someone-with-covid/

 

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

 

High school student teaches fellow students financial literacy amid coronavirus pandemic

https://www.wusa9.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/get-up-dc/high-school-student-teaches-fellow-students-financial-literacy-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/65-34f749ea-d1ed-4a74-a762-4508f573244a

 

Fauci cautiously supports sending kids back to school

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/07/power-up-anthony-fauci-cautiously-supports-sending-kids-back-school/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_fauci-powerup-815am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

 

Media

From Lee to Lewis: Springfield high school honors late civil-rights leader

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/from-lee-to-lewis-springfield-high-school-honors-late-civil-rights-leader/article_e76e0b96-d8b1-11ea-9a7d-d3abe050ae31.html

 

FCPS Food Distribution

Day 

Date 

Total 

Monday 

7/20/2020 

14,690 

Tuesday 

7/21/2020 

15,551 

Wednesday 

7/22/2020 

15,399 

Thursday 

7/23/2020 

16,428 

Friday 

7/24/2020 

17,688 

Monday 

7/27/2020 

15,148 

Tuesday 

7/28/2020 

15,655 

Wednesday 

7/29/2020 

15,400 

Thursday 

7/30/2020 

16,653 

Friday 

7/31/2020 

16,159 

Monday 

8/03/2020 

15,699 

Tuesday 

8/04/2020 

13,497 

Wednesday 

8/05/2020 

15,892 

Thursday 

8/06/2020 

16,190 

Friday 

8/07/2020 

17,726 

Total Meals Served Since March 14: 2,086,265 (through Aug. 7)

 

 

Resources

Parent Resource Center

Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You

Are you worried about managing your child’s virtual schooling this year? Do you hate becoming the “school police” when your child won’t focus? Do you have to balance your child’s schooling with your own remote workload? We hear you, and we’re here to help. 

You’ll learn how to avoid parent-child conflict around academics with practical tips for:

  • Establishing routines and expectations that really work
  • Creating ideal spaces for virtual learning
  • Keeping kids focused while learning online
  • Minimizing distractions from video games and other screens
  • Getting your own work done at the same time (Yes, it’s possible!)

Don’t tackle this unusual year without a plan. Instead, join us and feel more prepared and confident for the year ahead, with a toolbox full of practical strategies that actually work. We can’t wait to see you there!

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Friday September 11, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You

 

How will accreditation be determined for the 2021-2022 school year?

With the approval of the Secretary of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction has waived accreditation for each public school for the 2021-2022 school year based on data from 2020-2021. The accreditation label assigned to each public school for 2021-2022 will be "accreditation waived." 

The accreditation waiver recognizes that indicators based on data from 2020-2021 may not be an accurate reflection of school quality or improvement. Additionally, schools and divisions are unable to change the public health conditions that impact decision making on instructional modalities as well as data and measurement for school quality indicators, particularly as it relates to student outcomes. 

While this waiver is meant to provide some relief to school divisions due to unprecedented and challenging circumstances, this is not a waiver of some of the other related, broader measures of school accountability and quality.

 

Can FCPS staff members tutor during distance learning?

FCPS Regulation 4705 allows tutoring by employees with certain conditions and guidelines. It explains that FCPS employees may tutor or provide private instruction to FCPS students but may not, under any circumstances, tutor or instruct their own students for private compensation. This limitation applies regardless of whether the tutoring or private instruction occurs on FCPS property or elsewhere. Individuals providing private tutoring or instruction for pay do so as independent contractors, not FCPS employees, and must notify parents of that fact. Additionally, instructors may only receive compensation for tutoring or private instruction that occurs outside of contract hours, regardless of where the tutoring occurs.

 

Return to School FAQs

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

 

 

***Next Update Aug. 10****