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Friday, February 12, 2021, Edition 11
A Message from Dr. Terry Alban
After nearly a year of diligent planning, we are just a few days away from a significant milestone in Frederick County. Next week, many students will be returning to school buildings as part of the Frederick County Public Schools hybrid learning model.
For some of our youngest learners, Tuesday, February 16, will be their first day in a classroom. Some of our sixth and ninth grade students will experience their first days in their new school buildings. We are confident in our hybrid learning plan, which also gives families the option of an all-virtual learning model.
Understandably, we have received many questions about hybrid learning logistics. Many of these questions were answered in detail by school principals at the Wednesday, February 10, Board of Education meeting. The discussion is worth your time and can be viewed online. Principals presented at the beginning of the meeting. Additionally, our website is updated with everything from face-covering guidance to community health metrics.
This learning model is new for everyone, and I am so proud of how diligently our staff have prepared for students returning. Thank you to our staff who shared their thoughts on the hybrid model implementation.
As we begin the next chapter in the pandemic story, we know there will be challenges and we will need to adapt. This has been our reality for nearly a year, and the perseverance of our staff, students and families has been remarkable. We will continue to move forward together. You won’t be able to see our smiles as we greet students from behind masks. But trust me: They will be there.
Update: Superintendent's message regarding FCPS Hybrid Model Implementation
Update: Board approves memorandum of understanding with FCPS unions
Update: FCPS announces resumption of high school winter sports
Update: Board issues statement regarding hybrid reopening plan
Video: A day in the life of a high school student during hybrid learning
Video: A day in the life of a middle school student during hybrid learning
Video: A day in the life of an elementary school student during hybrid learning
Update: Air purifiers headed to FCPS classrooms
Update: Free Meals program resumes February 16
Monday, February 15:
Schools and offices closed. Presidents Day
Tuesday, February 16:
First Scheduled Day for FCPS Hybrid Learning
Monday, March 1:
2-Hour Early Dismissal for Students: Teacher Work Session
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
Video: Concurrent Teaching Model
Coronavirus data tracking
FCPS debuts health metrics dashboard
Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Dashboard
- Schools Data
MD COVID Alert Service
Mental health resources
FCPS Mental Health Matters
Tweet of the Week (2/4): Principal Karl Williams discusses how Hillcrest Elementary is giving back to the community; (2/9) Urbana High School Student Hailey Smith, an amazing wheelchair basketball player
Release: FCPS to Host 40th Science and Engineering Fair
FCPS In a Minute for January 22: Celebrating King Award winners, update on Rock Creek School's new building; (2/5) Counselors go above the call of duty, UMS artist, live streaming of high school sports
Release: Nominate an FCPS School Counselor for FCPS School Counselor of the Year
Frederick County Public Schools
191 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701