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Friday, March 12, 2021, Edition 15
A Message from Dr. Terry Alban
As we complete the fourth week of our transition to the hybrid instructional model, I am deeply appreciative of the hard work and cooperation between staff and families! The success of this model was dependent on the meticulous planning by staff and the willingness of staff, students and families to adhere to safety protocols and procedures. Thank you to everyone, and let's continue to follow safety protocols and procedures going forward.
Planning continues for 4th quarter, spring events, summer sessions, and the 2021-22 school year! We have received many questions about next steps. In every situation, we are looking at Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C because we have learned that during the pandemic, circumstances change quickly! Whether it is a press conference introducing new executive orders, or concerning health metrics that force a change in plans, our staff must be able to respond quickly and flexibly. And sometimes, we need clarification on mandates before we can definitively provide an answer.
So, let’s address a few key questions coming our way right now.
I hope this week’s update addresses some of the most pressing questions. And again, I appreciate the understanding from the community as we grapple with new directives and guidance. It is our goal to provide the optimal learning environment for our students and staff with health and safety remaining a priority.
Please continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, maintaining social distance and frequently washing hands. These mitigation strategies, coupled with more people getting vaccinated, are what will make it possible for us to move forward in fully opening our schools!
Monday, March 29 - Monday, April 5
Friday, April 2 - Monday, April 5
The Community Foundation has opened its application process.
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
March is Youth Art Month. Here are the details.
March is Women's History Month: Who is your Shero?
Tweet of the Week with a national award winning FCPS teacher!
FCPS In A Minute: click here for the video.
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