Return to School Update - July 29

Return to School Update - July 29

Fairfax County Health Department 

July 29

New Cases: 64

Total Cases: 15,703

Confirmed: 15,338

Probable:       365

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

Total Hospitalized: 1,887

Total Deaths: 532

 

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

Area districts plans for school bus drivers

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/education/plans-for-school-bus-drivers-as-students-return-to-virtual-learning/65-b537448e-d24b-4b26-bef5-7f04e266c2d3

 

Alexandria City Public Schools holds open forums for reopening plans

https://transition.meltwater.com/cus/follow/20200729.3wTelpFyj2.0

 

Media

Fairfax Co. honors Rep. John Lewis with special rock, sign at high school renamed for him

https://wjla.com/news/local/fairfax-co-honors-rep-john-lewis-with-special-rock-sign-at-high-school-named-after-him

Editorial: A Virginia school shows that racial inequities aren’t confined to the justice system

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-virginia-school-shows-that-racial-inequities-arent-confined-to-the-justice-system/2020/07/27/e8a95732-af75-11ea-8758-bfd1d045525a_story.html

Surovell: General Assembly to explore more equitable admissions policies for Virginia’s magnet schools

https://forthuntherald.com/surovell-general-assembly-to-explore-more-equitable-admissions-policies-for-virginias-magnet-schools/

 

FCPS Food Distribution

Day 

Date 

Total 

Monday 

7/13/2020 

17,116 

Tuesday 

7/14/2020 

16,893 

Wednesday 

7/15/2020 

17,033 

Thursday 

7/16/2020 

17,678 

Friday 

7/17/2020 

18,964 

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 

Total Meals Served Since March 14: 1,975,049 (through July 29)

Resources

Donate to "Collect for Kids" and provide school supplies for students

With school starting virtually in the fall, there is even more need for all students to have basic school supplies at home in order to participate fully in class. The Foundation for FCPS is raising funds to purchase school supply kits that will be provided to the nearly 60,000 students who may not be able to afford to purchase their own. A $50 contribution to Collect for Kids will provide school supplies for 5 students. Please help us make sure all students have what they need to be creative, and successful, in school. Thank you!

Mars Rover to be launched Thursday

In March, Lake Braddock SS student Alex Mather won a national contest  to name the NASA Mars Rover. His winning entry was Perseverance.  NASA will launch Perseverance from Cape Canaveral at 7:50 a.m. Thursday morning: Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover 

FCPS Office of Psychology Services

#tipfortoday during the summer, routines are still important for children! You can even get their input on their ideal schedules over the summer, then make a compromise, so they feel empowered and more independent #Summer2020 #mentalwellness

https://twitter.com/FCPSPsychs/status/1288084416514924544/photo/1

Return to School FAQs

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

 

***Next Update July 31****