Return to School Update - October 6

Return to School Update - October 6

Fairfax County Health Department

Oct. 6

New Cases: 58

Total Cases: 21,626

Confirmed: 20,859

Probable:       767

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

Total Hospitalized: 2,208

Total Deaths: 607

 

Oct. 5

New Cases: 75

Total Cases: 21,568

Confirmed: 20,803

Probable:       765

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

Total Hospitalized: 2,206

Total Deaths: 605

 

New Data On Community Transmission By Region Provided In Virginia

New data on community transmission

 

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

 

Traditional Trick-or-Treating Not Recommended for Halloween; Safe Alternatives Available

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/10/01/traditional-trick-or-treating-not-recommended-for-halloween-safe-alternatives-available/

 

Instruction

Oct. 5:  Return to School News

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/2a3852d

 

After outcry, Fairfax Superintendent revises proposal to reform admissions at Thomas Jefferson High School

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/after-outcry-fairfax-superintendent-revises-proposal-to-reform-admissions-at-thomas-jefferson-high-school/2020/10/05/32b7e99e-0721-11eb-9be6-cf25fb429f1a_story.html \

 

Graduation data going in right direction in Fairfax

https://www.insidenova.com/news/education/graduation-data-going-in-right-direction-in-fairfax/article_3702911c-040a-11eb-a90d-274655098d2e.html

 

The Challenges of Virtual Schooling (Virginia Run ES counselor)

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healthy-mothers-healthy-families-and-healthier-world/202010/the-challenges-virtual-schooling

 

FCPS School Bus Drivers Fill Other Roles While Students Are Learning From Home

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/northern-virginia/school-bus-drivers-fill-other-roles-while-students-are-learning-from-home/2433114/?amp

 

Superintendent

Dr. Brabrand Town Hall on the TJ admissions process.  Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m.

 

Media

VIDEO:  Bobcat Book Club: Pine Spring ES

https://twitter.com/fcpsnews/status/1311706188224983046

 

Fairfax County Public Schools Offers Free Meals to All Children 18 and Under

http://www.centre-view.com/news/2020/oct/01/fairfax-county-public-schools-offers-free-meals-al/

 

FCPS Food Distribution

Day 

Date 

Total 

Monday 

9/21/2020 

33,347 

Tuesday 

9/22/2020 

37,647 

Wednesday 

9/23/2020 

39,317 

Thursday 

9/24/2020 

39,233 

Friday 

9/25/2020 

43,736 

Saturday 

9/26/2020 

31,110 

Sunday 

9/27/2020 

28,597 

Monday 

9/28/2020 

43,142 

Tuesday 

9/29/2020 

47,360 

Wednesday 

9/30/2020 

49,017 

Thursday 

10/1/2020 

49,277 

Friday 

10/2/2020 

55,651 

Saturday 

10/3/2020 

33,694 

Sunday 

10/4/2020 

31,685 

Monday  

10/5/2020 

46,792 

Tuesday 

10/6/2020 

47,251 

Total Meals Served Since March 14: 3,426,949 (through Oct. 6)

 

Resources

Parent Resource Center

Digital Citizenship Series: Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Navigate Life in the Digital Age 

  • Series Part 1: How to Find Balance with Technology
    • When technology becomes the primary place for school and connecting with others, what does it look like to set boundaries?
    • We will discuss ways to stay connected with the world and how to get back on track when it goes too far.  
    • Friday, November 6, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Series Part 2: Hot Topics: What Concerns You the Most?
    • What can you do to set your child up for success to handle whatever challenges and temptations they may face with technology?  
    •  What can you do to help them rebound when they make a mistake?  We will be asking you to share your top concerns about the world of technology and your child so that we may craft this webinar around advice and resources on the hottest topics.
    • Friday, November 13, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Digital Citizenship Series: Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Navigate Life in the Digital Age 

 

College Boot Camp 2020: A Webinar for Students 

Join Career and Transition Services online for a virtual College Bootcamp!  This virtual College Boot Camp is for students with an IEP that are graduating in 2021 and plan to attend college. Career and Transition Services staff will work with students on starting the application process.

  • Do you have an IEP?
  • Are you graduating in 2021?
  • Do you want to go to college?
  • Do you need help getting started?

THEN THIS BOOT CAMP IS FOR YOU!!!!!

Participants will:

  1. Complete a college search in Naviance 
  2. Identify and explore your top three colleges 
  3. Get familiar with the Common App ® 
  4. Determine your next steps

*Please note parents are welcome to sit in on the workshop with their students, however this event is for students.  
*If parents are interested in learning more about postsecondary options, we encourage parents to attend Postsecondary Education Options on December 9, 2020.

Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:30 - 3 p.m.

Register for College Boot Camp 2020: A Webinar for Students 

 

Return to School FAQs

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

***Next Update Oct.. 8****