Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update July 28, 2020 - NEW
The Virginia High School League Executive Committee has approved a plan to reopen high school sports and activities. The model the committee adopted delays sports and activities until December 14 and keeps all sports in the seasons where they are currently aligned.

July 22, 2020
School Superintendent David Sovine has distributed a letter to parents that includes information on the school division's reopening plan.

July 21, 2020
The School Board adopted the School Reopening Plan on July 21 and decided to utilize a Hybrid Model when schools open for the 2020-21 school year. The first day of school for students has been moved from August 17 to August 31.

Information on FCPS Response to COVID-19/Reopening Plans
Información sobre la respuesta de FCPS a COVID-19/Planes de reapertura


School News

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Virtual Graduation - June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
06/04/2020
There are several ways to watch our virtual graduation ceremony today, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
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Celebrating Our 2020 Graduates
06/02/2020
Congratulations Class of 2020! Here is information on all the events we have planned to celebrate our graduates.
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Fall Sports Information
05/20/2020
Due to the current health restrictions including school closures, we will be unable to hold our usual fall sports information meetings which normally take place in May. If your student is interested in trying out for fall sports, email the head coach for that sport. Get more information on Fall Sports for 2020.
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Summer School
Summer School 2020
05/13/2020
James Wood High School will be offering core courses for credit recovery this summer. Courses will be offered through APEX, a computer based program. Applications will be accepted online via the James Wood High School website beginning May 20, with a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on June 18.
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James Wood High School Names New Volleyball Coach
05/07/2020
Adrienne Patrick has been named James Wood High School's new varsity volleyball coach. Patrick is a 2005 James Wood High School graduate who has coached the school's JV volleyball team the past three seasons.
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James Wood High School - Proud of my 2020 graduate
Celebrate the Class of 2020
05/06/2020
We invite you to share your pride and support for the members of the Class of 2020 by using the James Wood High School Facebook frame.
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All School Facilities Are Closed
03/27/2020
All school offices are closed. In addition, all outdoor facilities such as athletic fields, courts and playgrounds are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing recommendations.
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Division News

Coronavirus Protection
Face Covering Plan Revised
07/28/2020
After soliciting additional information and feedback from a variety of stakeholders, the section of the 2020-21 School Reopening Plan regarding face coverings has been revised to require that students in grades two through 12 wear a cloth face covering. Students in pre-K through first grade are strongly encouraged to wear a cloth face covering. Staff are required to wear face masks/shields except when in a private office, physically distant, and not in common areas.
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FAQs - School Reopening Plan
07/28/2020
A list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the School Reopening Plan is now available. The FAQs include additional details regarding the hybrid and distance learning models, health and safety protocols, and information about what learning will look like for students under each learning model.
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Middle School Rezoning
07/27/2020
On Tuesday, August 4, Frederick County Public Schools and Cropper GIS Consulting will be hosting a public information session on the middle school rezoning study being conducted to prepare for the opening of the replacement Robert E. Aylor Middle School in the fall of 2021. The meeting will be held virtually. Find out how to participate in the virtual meeting.
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Millbrook High School Student Publishes Book
07/15/2020
Rising Millbrook High School sophomore Eshal Aamer has published a book entitled The Mathematical Evolution which details the history and development of mathematics throughout history. Eshal credits some of her teachers for helping her develop a love of math and inspiring her to write the book.
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FCPS Graduates Receive Nearly $5 Million in Scholarships
06/24/2020
The members of the Class of 2020 have great things ahead of them. Combined, this year's James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high school graduates earned nearly $5 million in scholarships.
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FCPS Certified as Common Sense District
06/23/2020
Common Sense Education has recognized Frederick County Public Schools as a Common Sense District for its work in teaching students and their families as well as FCPS staff about digital citizenship. Fewer than 150 school districts in the United States have been recognized as a Common Sense District.
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2020-21 Kindergarten Registration
06/22/2020
Parents with children who will be five years of age on or before September 30 are being asked to contact the registrar at the school their child will attend in order to register their child for kindergarten as soon as possible. Early registation will help FCPS plan for the 2020-21 school year.
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VDOE Honors the FCPS Career and Technical Education Program with Five 2020 Creating Excellence Awards
06/22/2020
The Virginia Department of Education has recognized Frederick County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education Program with five 2020 Creating Excellence Awards. The awards recognize excellence in career and technical education at the secondary level.
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