• INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRUS

  • What is the current situation regarding COVID-19 locally and nationally? (updated 5-20-20)

  • What is a “pandemic”?

  • What are the symptoms?

  • What are the best sources for official information?

  • INSTRUCTION

  • How and when will AP Exams be administered? (updated 5-4-20)

  • What guidelines are in place for students to continue learning? (updated 4-12-20)

  • What can students expect the first week (April 14 - 17)? (updated 4-12-20)

  • What are the grading guidelines for the fourth quarter starting April 14? (updated 4-6-20)

  • Can the VDOE provide any guidance with grading and grade point averages? (updated 3-31-20)

  • If a division’s plan to address instruction during school closure includes summer school, can it be required for promotion? (updated 3-31-20)

  • Has flexibility been provided to students in nursing programs? (updated 3-31-20)

  • Has flexibility been provided to students in cosmetology or master barber classes? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What is the impact on Driver’s Education? (updated 3-31-20)

  • Please share guidance related to online or distance learning during an extended school closure. (updated 3-31-20)

  • Can I still complete my Dual Enrollment (DE) credits?

  • Will seniors still graduate?

  • Will students in grades K-11 move on to the next grade?

  • What instructional resources are available now?

  • What is the plan for instruction now that schools are closed for the rest of the academic year?

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR/EVENTS

  • What is the plan for Graduation? (updated 5-4-20)

  • Will School Board meetings still take place?

  • Will kindergarten registration begin soon?

  • MEALS AND FACILITIES

  • How will you provide meals to kids who are in need?

  • When can students retrieve their personal belongings?

  • How will you ensure the school buildings stay clean?

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION / STUDENT SERVICES

  • If public school students will not be completing the Standards of Learning assessments in spring 2020, will similar flexibility apply to home-instructed students and the requirement that parents demonstrate evidence of progress by August 1 of each year? (updated 4-1-20)

  • Are school divisions required to provide homebound instruction during school closures? (updated 3-31-20)

  • Should local school divisions plan on any adjustments to the submission of Annual Plans for special education funding supported through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What is the role of local school divisions in making decisions regarding Children’s Services Act (CSA) funded students being served in private schools? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What are the timelines for special education and will the state or federal calendar be adjusted? (updated 3-31-20)

  • Has there been any discussion about how school divisions will provide for FAPE for students with disabilities in the event of school closures? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What resources are available to ease student anxiety over COVID-19?

  • Will counseling/support services be available to students and families?

  • COMMUNICATION

  • TECHNOLOGY

  • What is the plan for device distribution? (updated 4-12-20)

  • Who will need a device for remote learning (April 14 - May 29)? (updated 4-12-20)

  • How will you determine who gets a device? (updated 4-12-20)

  • What is the procedure for getting a device? (updated 4-12-20)

  • What software should I use for video conferencing with students? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What if I don't have internet access?

  • STAFF

  • Will staff receive their contracts and assignments via email notification?

  • When will staff know about their new salaries for next year?

  • I want to retire or resign effective the end of the school year. How do I do that during the closure? When will my last paycheck be and when will my benefits end?

  • I know each spring the Division offers open enrollment. How will we be able to do that with the Division remaining closed for the remainder of the school year?

  • Do our benefit plans include telemedicine or a way to see medical professionals remotely?

  • What types of services are offered through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and how do I access them?

  • Will my insurance benefits be affected by this closure?

  • I am a temporary teacher or instructional assistant hired to work the entire year. How will I be paid?

  • I am a full-time FCPS1 teacher who also receives supplemental pay coaching a spring sport How will I be paid?

  • Where can I access information about benefits? How can I access virtual health care? (updated 3/31/20)

  • Will substitutes/temporary workers be paid?

  • Will full and part-time employees continue to be paid?

  • What are work expectations for instructional staff?

  • TEACHER CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

  • With Governor Northam ordering that all K-12 schools remain closed through the end of the school year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has continued to evaluate options to provide flexibility in meeting the requirements associated with licensing of instructional personnel.

    Fauquier County Public Schools has been in communication with the VDOE about teacher certification and licensure.  We have put together the following FAQs to help assist you in your concerns about your certification and license.  To date, the most current information with regards to licensure and COVID-19 can be found here. 

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/office/covid-19-faq.shtml 

  • What if I hold a provisional license that expires June 30, 2020, and I cannot meet the requirements for a renewable license this year due to circumstances related to COVID-19? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What if I am up for license renewal June 30, 2020 and I cannot meet the 180 professional development points necessary for license renewal due to schools being out due to the COVID-19? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What if I have not been able to get the hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR training required for an initial teaching license or license renewal, how can I do this? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What will happen to candidates completing student teaching this semester in educator preparation programs at Virginia colleges and universities since schools and universities are not in session due to the COVID-19? (updated 3-31-20)

  • What if I have finished all the renewal requirements and I still need to renew my license? How do I go about getting the proper forms to HR for renewal? (updated 3-31-20)