Here's a summary of how students in Northern Virginia are heading back to class.
Educators all over the country are working on their plans for the upcoming school year. Here's some information about how some of the largest school districts in our area are getting back to work.
Use this summary as a starting point for reading more about how each county is handling the fall semester by clicking on the links or tweets below.
Alexandria City Public Schools are starting up on September 8 with the Virtual Plus+ learning platform for distance education.
The School Board has now approved the Virtual PLUS+ model for the fall. Virtual PLUS+ includes enhanced support in five key areas: learning, technology, child care, food access, and a live multilingual phone helpline. Learn more. https://t.co/FP6BWvdscm pic.twitter.com/Ik0GtUm7yz— Alexandria City Public Schools (@ACPSk12) August 7, 2020
Arlington County Public Schools are employing 100-percent virtual learning as the school year starts on September 8.
Fairfax County Public Schools are starting up on September 8 with virtual learning at all grade levels.
We are excited to welcome our new FCPS teachers - remember, we’re here to help you as you begin your teaching journey! #GBSI2020 @fcpsnews @FCPSRegion1 @FCPSR2 @FCPSR3 @Region4FCPS @FCPSR5 pic.twitter.com/gOPosSPX1U— FCPS Department of Human Resources (@HR_FCPS) August 10, 2020
Falls Church City Public Schools will be 100-percent virtual as they start the new academic year.
Falls Church City Public Schools is thrilled to welcome 28 new professional staff members to #TeamFCCPS this week. New teacher and professional orientation began this morning and continues for most of this week. Meet them: https://t.co/vsnfdEUA7B pic.twitter.com/3JsftHXoyS— Falls Church City Schools (@FCCPS) August 10, 2020
Fauquier County Public Schools get back to work on August 24 with virtual learning for all students.
In today’s video update, @DrJeck shares information about the following topics and more:— Fauquier Schools VA - NEWS (@FCPS1News) August 12, 2020
Video - https://t.co/pJtBc48M5e
Transcript - https://t.co/rf9JvEgsuD#fcps1kidsdeserveit pic.twitter.com/CpJAhjfIAN
Loudoun County Public Schools will work toward a hybrid model while starting with 100-percent virtual learning in the first semester.
Manassas City Public Schools are starting the school year with 100-percent virtual learning.
Manassas Park City Schools start up on September 8 with distance learning across the board.
Prince William County students will use Zoom and Canvas as learning platforms for their virtual return to class this year.
1/4 School Board Adopts Return to Learn Plan for 2020-21 School Year— PWCS (@PWCSNews) July 16, 2020
2020-21 school year in PWCS will begin with 100 percent virtual learning for most students. Details at https://t.co/rdqd4tapAt
Key information about the Return to Learning Plan: 👇 pic.twitter.com/HmZJXOPzeP
Winchester Public Schools are offering two options: a hybrid model with two in-person days a week, and a fully virtual program.
In the midst of our return to learn planning we remain focused on the future. We’re excited about the future of the @innovationwps and the opportunities it will provide and this grant will help us fulfil this vision. Thank you Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. #grateful #gowps https://t.co/EVfEhjg6TW— TweetWPS (@tweetwps) August 7, 2020
Many of the school districts will be doing regular reviews of their virtual operations in hopes of returning to in-person learning. Expect to see updates as the academic year progresses.
Are your kids excited about the upcoming fall semester? Let us know in the comments!