Coronavirus Update - Message from the Superintendent - March 10

Coronavirus Update - March 10

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Dear FCPS Families and Staff,

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to address the multi-faceted challenges related to planning for Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have two important updates to share.

First, Monday, March 16, will be designated a student holiday. This student holiday will provide an opportunity for our staff to prepare for the possibility of distance learning in the event of a school(s) closure.  We will use this day as a staff training day and all staff will report to work. 

All after-school extracurricular activities on March 16, including interscholastic contests and team practices, will proceed as scheduled.  Adult and community education classes will be held and SACC centers will be open.  Recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS will proceed as scheduled. The middle school after-school program is canceled. 

Second, we decided today to cancel all overnight field trips in state and out of state, effective immediately.  Any overnight trips scheduled on or after March 11 are canceled and this cancellation notice is effective through April 12, 2020.  Any trips scheduled to New York state are also canceled, including day trips.  All other day trips will proceed as scheduled.  We recognize that the decision to cancel overnight field trips may be disappointing; however, the decision is made in an abundance of caution for our students and staff.    

This situation will continue to evolve and we will keep you updated.  Check for updates on our website at: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update

Sincerely,
Scott Brabrand, Superintendent
Fairfax County Public Schools