Distance Learning Plan - Supports for Families and Caregivers

FCPS has developed a plan for distance learning supports for Families and Caregivers

Distance Learning Plan Supports for Families and Caregivers

The shift to distance learning comes at a time when families are already experiencing a disruption to their routines and priorities. Caregivers will need to think differently about how to support their children. The resources below are a few available to ease the transition into distance learning. Additional resources will be developed and released throughout the closure.  

  • Resources may be available through your child’s school. Schools are frequently providing unique school-based information. Please be sure to check your school’s website. Also, subscribe to your school’s News You Choose, and follow them on social media if you are able. 

  • Video resources and workshops for families and caregivers are being developed and will be shared throughout the spring. 

  • FCPS provides Parent Information Phone Lines for families who speak a language other than English.  Phone responders will answer questions and connect families to resources.

  • Fairfax County Public Schools is providing emergency breakfast and lunch at several school sites and is delivering grab-and-go meals by school bus in several school neighborhoods. 

  • The Virginia Department of Education offers suggestions for caregivers to support learning at home in their resource, COVID-19: A Parent Guide for School-Aged Children

  • FCPS provides guidance to help caregivers talking with children about COVID-19.

  • With regard to family Health, Families should always reach out to their primary care physician for any medical needs or concerns for their child.If there are specific questions regarding immunizations or school health related questions, please contact Anne Winters, School Health Specialist at afwinters@fcps.edu

  • Fairfax County Health Department resources are available for families with health needs.