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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update June 3, 2020 - NEW
School Superintendent David Sovine has distributed a letter to parents that includes information on the planning underway to reopen schools in August.

June 1, 2020
Parents, students in grades 6-12 and FCPS teachers are being asked to complete a survey about the distance learning that was offered after schools were closed due to the pandemic as well as the overall purpose and value of education. The survey will close on June 8.

Information on FCPS Response to COVID-19
Información sobre la respuesta de FCPS a COVID-19

Services Offered by FCPS During School Closures
Servicios proporcionados por FCPS durante Cierres de Escuelas

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

Meeting Notice
Committee Meeting to Stream Live
06/05/2020
On Tuesday, June 9, the School Board’s Instruction Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Frederick County Public Schools' commitment to adhering to current public health and safety recommendations such as social distancing, members of the general public will not be allowed to attend the meeting in person. However, the meeting will be made accessible to the public via a live video stream on the FCPS Facebook page.
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FCPS Focus - June 4, 2020
06/04/2020
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Grab-n-Go Meals Update
06/02/2020
The Grab-n-Go Meals program is being offered through June 30 with a few changes to the menu and schedule. Starting on June 8, any school-aged child can receive a free breakfast and lunch on Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at James Wood, Millbrook or Sherando high schools. In addition, the meals will be available on Monday through Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at several satellite locations throughout Frederick County.
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Science
Middle and High School Science Textbook Review
06/01/2020
Materials for high school Environmental Science and middle school science courses are available for public review through June 15. Parents/guardians are encouraged to review the materials and contact Dr. Kelley Aitken, Supervisor of Science and Visual Arts at aitkenk@fcpsk12.net or 540-662-3889 ext. 88176 with any questions or concerns.
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Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21
05/26/2020
All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30 must be register to begin kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. To register, parents should contact the registrar at the school their child will attend.
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High Schools Finalize Plans for In-Person Graduation Experiences and Graduation Parades
05/05/2020
In addition to hosting virtual graduation ceremonies, James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high schools will be hosting parades and in-person graduation experiences to recognize graduating seniors. The events will be held in controlled settings in which social distancing and other recommended safety actions are practiced.
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State Superintendent Announces Launch of “VA TV Classroom” by VA Public TV Stations
04/16/2020
The Virginia Department of Education and several public television stations are partnering to broadcast teacher-led classroom instruction across the state. The instruction is aligned to the commonwealth's academic standards.
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Millbrook Teacher Makes Face Shields
04/16/2020
Millbrook High School Technology Education Teacher Matt Brame is utilizing some of the school division’s 3-D printers to make face shields to support Valley Health and Lord Fairfax Health District employees who are on the front lines in the battle with COVID-19. To date, more than 50 face shields have been created. Valley Health is providing funding to support the effort.
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