Fort Belvoir Elementary - Week at a Glance for April 19th to April 23rd
See what's happening at our school this week!
April 20- April 23: Spirit Week
We are eagerly anticipating the return of our in-person students to 4 days of attendance per week. We are thrilled that with everyone’s help, transmission rates have remained very low in our school. As we move the desks even closer per CDC and FCPS guidance, we thought it was a great time to remind all parents of the health commitment you have made to keep everyone safe.
Here is a reminder of that commitment:
I agree not to send my child to back to school if he/she has any of these signs of COVID-19 until:
- My child tested negative for COVID-19 and is otherwise well enough to go back to school OR
- A healthcare provider has seen my child and documented a reason for the symptoms other than COVID-19 OR
- All are true: 1) at least 10 days since the start of symptoms AND 2) fever free off anti-fever medicines for 24 hours AND 3) symptoms are getting better.
I agree not to send my child back to school if he/she is diagnosed or confirmed with COVID-19, until the following are met:
- It has been at least 10 days since my child first had symptoms AND
- My child has had no fever off anti-fever medicines (ex: Tylenol, Ibuprofen) for 24 hours AND
- My child’s symptoms are getting better.
I agree to take my child to a physician for evaluation and completion of the Permission to Return to School/Child Care each time my child is sent home ill during the school day.
If someone in my household has been diagnosed or confirmed with COVID-19, or my child is exposed, I agree to keep my child home for 14 days after their last exposure to the household member. *Exposure is defined as individual exposures added together over a 24-hour period (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). A person with COVID-19 is considered contagious starting 2 days before they became sick, or 2 days before they tested positive if they never had symptoms.
If someone in my household develops any of the above symptoms, I will get that person evaluated by a health care provider and/or tested for COVID-19. If that person tests positive or is diagnosed with COVID-19, I will keep my child home for 14 days after their last exposure to this household member OR as above if my child tests positive.
Thank you for your commitment to the safety of all of our staff, students and families in our school community!
If your student is not feeling well, we ask that you please keep them home. They may still access the class virtually.
If your child will be absent from school, please email Primary's attendance at @email or call 703-781-2750 with the reason why your child is absent. Please be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending.
Parent Approval Needed for Digital Resources!
At Fort Belvoir Elementary, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.
Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. Please note, that the form will need to be filled in for each enrolled child. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or our School Based Technology Specialists Rejane Martinez (Upper School) or Lauren Damico (Primary School) if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.
Technology Support for Families
The FCPS Technology Resource page provides tip sheets and support in multiple languages. These tip sheets provide answers to basic questions about FCPS technologies. Often you can find the answer to your question in these resources. For technical support questions about your online parent accounts, your student’s FCPS laptop, or technology your student uses for online learning, contact the Parent Technology Help Desk (toll free) at 833-921-3277 or enter a support request ticket via the Parent and Student IT Portal.
The Parent Technology Help Desk will be answered 7 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week. Parents who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS has Parent Information Phone Lines available in eight languages to assist with general questions about FCPS.)
Grab and Go Meals Update!
Fort Belvoir Primary School's Grab and Go is switching to a Meal Kits site starting April 19, 2021!
Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk, with some sites also serving afternoon snack and supper meals in the box.
Meal kits will be available for pick up every Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted. Please watch for delayed opening or closure notices due to inclement weather.
All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under. Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.
Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.
Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 with any questions.
Please visit https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food for more information.
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