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Friday, January 15, 2021 Edition 9
A Message from Dr. Terry Alban
I am pleased to announce a major step in providing vital COVID-19 information to our community through our newly released Health Metrics Dashboard. Several FCPS departments collaborated on this valuable resource with the goal of providing accurate, timely and meaningful FCPS COVID-19 case information to our community.
Feedback from many key stakeholders was instrumental in developing this dashboard. It provides FCPS COVID-19 case information, Frederick County metrics and positivity rates and Maryland school outbreaks via direct links to county and state information sites.
Our community members can receive the latest information on the number of student and staff COVID-19 cases reported for the previous week. Historical case data and trends of an individual school and FCPS as a system are also available. In addition, the mapping feature provides COVID-19 case information by location within Frederick County.
We sincerely hope our community will find our new data dashboard to be both informative and useful as we all work together to reduce the cases in our community by wearing face coverings, maintaining social distance, washing our hands frequently and avoiding large crowds.
We were also pleased to learn that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has added education staff to the 1B group for COVID vaccines. The Frederick County Health Department will be our partner in administering vaccines to our staff. We will share more details as information becomes available to us.
#TogetherFCPS, we can all contribute to the return of our students and staff to the classroom.
Update: FCPS announces delay in hybrid return plan
Update: FCPS debuts health metrics Dashboard
Update: Support group for caregivers of children with special needs
Video: A day in the life of hybrid learning at an elementary school
Video: Concurrent Teaching Model with Executive Director of System Accountability Dr. Jamie Aliveto and Windsor Knolls Middle teacher Tasha Brown
Friday, January 15:
FCPS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Video Release
Monday, January 18:
Schools and offices closed. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday observance
Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 27:
Change in meal service
Tuesday, January 26:
End of First Semester and Term 2
Wednesday, January 27
Schools closed for students. Teacher work day.
Thursday, January 28
Second Semester and Term 3 begins
Wear a Face Covering:
Video: The COVID Cover Up
FCPS Face Covering Guidance in School Buildings
Video: Safe Schools: Cleaning and Disinfecting
Video: Safe Schools: Ventilation and More
Coronavirus data tracking
Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Dashboard
- Schools Data
MD COVID Alert Service
Mental health resources
FCPS Mental Health Matters
Lunch & Learn on Jan. 28: Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
FCPS In a Minute for January 15: Vanguard Program announces new educators, preparing signage for hybrid return
Tweet of the Week: Chef Margie Liddick provides innovative ways for students to learn culinary arts skills during remote learning at the FCPS Career & Technology Center
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