Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - March 24

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - March 24

Fairfax County Health Department

March 24

New Positive Cases Today: 3*

Total Positive Cases: 46

Total Deaths: 1

(Health District includes Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and towns within the county)
 * Daily reported numbers as reported by the Virginia Department of Health 

 

Food Distribution

Day Date Total Meals
 Friday 3/13/20 1,536
 Monday 3/16/20 3,670
 Tuesday 3/17/20 6,230
 Wednesday 3/18/20 8,203
 Thursday 3/19/20 10,199
 Friday 3/20/20 14,174
 Monday 3/23/20 11,518

 

Q and A 

What is the impact on SAT administration?

The College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020, SAT administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled March 28) are also canceled. Registered students will receive refunds. The College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations.

A prior Superintendent’s communication mentioned on line learning or learning packets. Will both approaches be used?

Both approaches will be used. HS will use online instruction. MS will use online instruction with learning packets for students without technology access. ES will use learning packets supplemented with online instruction where possible, including on Channel 21.

What about graduation requirements?

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced today that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring will be able to graduate. 
High school seniors in the following categories will be able to graduate on time:
•    Seniors currently enrolled in a course for which they need a standard or verified credit in order to graduate (verified credits are earned by passing a required course and also passing the associated Standards of Learning test);
•    Seniors who have successfully completed a course required for graduation, but have not earned the associated verified credit; and
•    Seniors who have not passed a required student-selected SOL test.

Flexibility also is available for seniors who have not earned a required career and technical education credential, seniors who have not completed a fine or performing arts course or CTE course, seniors who were unable to complete sequential course requirements, and seniors who have not completed a course in economics and personal finance.

The vast majority of high school seniors have already met most graduation requirements.

Resources

COVID-19: A Parent Guide for School-Aged Children (VDOE)


Media

Statement from Fairfax County School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders
 

How some districts are feeding students during coronavirus outbreak
https://www.educationdive.com/news/were-not-turning-anyone-away-how-som…

School year done, restrictions on gatherings tightened
https://coveringthecorridor.com/2020/03/school-year-done-restrictions-o…

What The School Closure Order Means For Fairfax County Schools
https://patch.com/virginia/vienna/s/h25vh/what-school-closure-order-mea…


Instructional Update:

To support continued learning for students during this extraordinary time, FCPS will be mailing Learning Packets to PreK-8 students during the week of March 30. These packets are one part of the distance learning plan. Additional learning supports are available on FCPS 24/7 Learning (Blackboard) and on Red Apple 21, Channel 25 and Channel 99. New instructional videos will be begin streaming this week.

The distance learning plan for the division is being finalized for publication.  Details will be provided to teachers, principals, and parents this week.  

Our plan is to implement a Distance Learning Plan in which students would continue learning in ways that are developmentally appropriate for different grade levels while being mindful of health and wellness. 

The plan includes paper learning packets, video broadcasts, lessons/assignments and learning materials posted to Blackboard and completed individually or collaboratively, and scheduled web chats. 

COVID-19 Web Links: 

Fairfax County Public Schools 
Fairfax County Government  

Dominion Energy

Suspended all service disconnections for nonpayment
 
https://news.dominionenergy.com/2020-03-16-Dominion-Energy-Commits-1-Mi…

School Outreach:

Cunningham Park Elementary School PTA

The Love Parade is coming! In case you missed Mrs. Le's announcement during today's FB Live, there will be a Love Parade on Thursday starting at 11:00 featuring many of our teachers and staff. They will drive through the neighborhood in their cars waving and showing how much they care and love our students! Let's show them how much we love them, too, by being outside (weather looks good!) with smiles, signs, and 🤟 hand signs! All, please share this post! (I'm not crying, you're crying 😉)

 

Forestville: Thank You for Supporting our Sister School

 

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Thank You for Supporting our Sister School

Thank you, Forestville Families for your amazing generosity!

We wanted to let you know that we were able to donate $6,200 worth of grocery gift cards to the Dranesville Elementary principal yesterday afternoon.

"She was completely shocked and amazed with the amount we were able to raise for the Dranesville community!  She was so appreciative with everything that we could provide for them and iterated how much the families really need every amount we were able to raise to feed their families.  She will be providing it to the families when they are able to distribute laptops."

 

grocery card drive