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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: “In-person learning for ESOL” ()
Date: May 19, 2020 07:07PM

“Prioritize in person learning for non English speaking students....”

#diversity

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: 24 and me ()
Date: May 19, 2020 07:10PM

How bout genetic testing, prebirth, for both parents.
Those parents with autism genes will be sterilized.
Those parents with the double repeating allele(propensity for violence) will be sterilized.

One out of every ten with undesirable genetics will be allowed to live, we need janitors and landscapers.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Boboob ()
Date: May 19, 2020 09:47PM

Weather
EDUCATION
Return to class: Fairfax County lays out plan for students to safely return to school this fall
FCPS proposed three return-to-school scenarios ranging from starting the year virtually to social distancing at school and some students not returning at all.

Author: Laura Wainman
Published: 6:36 PM EDT May 18, 2020
Updated: 4:12 AM EDT May 19, 2020
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County Public Schools have released a first look at what students returning to classrooms could look like post coronavirus. The county's 47-page "Returning to School: Options and Considerations for Summer and Fall 2020" includes plans for 2020 graduation ceremonies, summer distance learning programs, socially distanced classrooms, and budgetary impacts.

Similar to the education document Maryland released last week, Fairfax County is considering a range of options for its students to safely return to the classroom, including alternating schedules between in-person and virtual learning, reducing class sizes and bus capacities to comply with social distancing and beefing up distance learning resources should the need arise to continue online learning longer than anticipated.

All plans the county considers will:

Comply with state social distancing requirements
Provide options for students/staff unable to return
Address continued access and connectivity inequities
Provide staff adequate time/training to prepare for new school year
RELATED: Return to class: Maryland lays out plan for transitioning students back to in-person learning

FCPS is preparing for three return-to-school scenarios:

Virtual start to the year: Scenario 1 assumes the 2020-2021 school year will start virtually, and acknowledges that schools would need to provide enhanced distance learning resources (technology, connectivity, self-paced curriculum); revise instructional schedules to better meet student learning needs; expand community partnerships to support students with distance learning, including child-care services
Social distancing: Scenario 2 involves prioritizing in-person learning for the students who need it most (i.e.students with disabilities, non-English speaking students); creating alternating schedules where some students learn in-person while others learn virtually; establishing guidelines for non-classroom spaces like cafeterias, playgrounds, buses etc. to comply with social distancing; and expanding community partnerships to support students with distance learning, including child-care services
Some unable to return: Scenario 3 focuses on supporting the staff and students who would not be able to return to the classroom for personal reasons.
RELATED: FCPS’s second attempt at digital learning fails, district hires law firm to look into it

Given the difficulties Fairfax County has faced in regards to virtual education, the proposal also suggests creating a plan to smoothly transition immediately to distance learning, should the need arise in the future. This would include:

Establish tight communication network for regular updates on development impacting closure at individual schools and across the districts
Build routines using one-to-one devices and blended-learning within daily instruction at all grade levels and courses
Procure/develop student-facing curriculum resources that ensure instruction is aligned to state grade-level standards and expectations
The plan estimates that FCPS would need to budget for $13.9 million in reoccurring costs (health services staffing, technology, counselors) and $10.3 million in one-time costs (PPE, thermometers, cleaning supplies, curriculum resources, support staffing).

RELATED: Fairfax County Schools consider starting classes online in the fall


Credit: FCPS

Graduation plans for 2020 class

The School Board is recommending a virtual class of 2020 celebration video in June or July, showing individual photos of students dressed in their cap and gowns. The photos will be taken before the video and will comply with social distancing protocols; two family members can accompany each student to be in the photos.

FCPS will assess health conditions again in the fall to see if a delayed in-person ceremony can be held for the class of 2020. That decision will be announced after Labor Day.

Summer school plans

Several summer programs have already been canceled due to building closures:

Institute for the Arts
Elementary Institute for the Arts
CTE Career Academy
CTE Summer Academy
Pathways to Preschool (SPED)
Bridge to PAC (SPED)
Bridge to Kindergarten
Young Scholars
Curious Minds
Any student PreK-12 who qualifies for Extended School Year services will access them virtually June 29 through July 24. Summer learning for preschool autism students will be done virtually from July 2, through July 30.

Summer High School Credit Recovery classes will occur via distance learning at every high school from July 6, through July 24. This year schools can also invite students who did not fail a course but who may need extra support to participate in the program. Students who wish to take a course for new credit can do so virtually through Online Campus. Tuition has been reduced to $375 for this summer.

ESOL Online: Language and Literacy Connections for current English learners in grades 7-12 will be held June 22 through July 14 in two sessions. A middle school ESOL online summer program will be held on dates TBD.

RELATED: Fairfax County first-graders engage in 'math yoga' via digital learning

RELATED: Online petition seeks FCPS audit after technical issues in distance learning rollout

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: NR Ray ()
Date: May 19, 2020 10:46PM

First graders can engage in math yoga?
What the f**k kind of libtard bullshit is this?
So little Johnny can become a faggot early in life and get bullied and picked on for the next 12 years?

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Foyyhvf ()
Date: May 24, 2020 11:16AM

Prioritize in-person learning for non English speakers?
That makes sense! Because Hispanics make up 17% of Fairfax county but 60% of corona cases.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: UBWDY ()
Date: May 24, 2020 12:19PM

Foyyhvf Wrote:
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> Prioritize in-person learning for non English
> speakers?
> That makes sense! Because Hispanics make up 17% of
> Fairfax county but 60% of corona cases.


Shouldn't the teachers union have a say in this as well. Like "why are the healthy white kids being kept at home, while the sickly brown people are coming into the school building?" But I guess if you made the decision to become an ESOL teacher then you asked for shit like this to happen to you.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: make it easier ()
Date: May 24, 2020 03:15PM

There is no good reason why our national language should not be Spanish.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Hillsboroharry ()
Date: May 24, 2020 03:38PM

More idiocy from the People’s Republic of Fairfax. Have fun paying your tax dollars so all the illegal immigrants can get education instead of your kids. Fools!

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Someting missing ()
Date: May 24, 2020 08:08PM

What happened to special needs students who go to alternate school?

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: May 24, 2020 11:04PM

NR Ray Wrote:
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> First graders can engage in math yoga?
> What the f**k kind of libtard bullshit is this?
> So little Johnny can become a faggot early in life
> and get bullied and picked on for the next 12
> years?

He will only get bullied and picked on if he is NOT a faggot and he is white. But that’s okay. He deserves it. You know, because he’s white. And he’s not a faggot.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: FFXU Ombudsman ()
Date: May 25, 2020 12:34AM

HillsboroCocksuckingCuckold Wrote:
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> More idiocy from the People’s Republic of
> Fairfax. Have fun paying your tax dollars so all
> the illegal immigrants can get education instead
> of your kids. Fools!


Go to hell.

Mind your own business wiseass.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Inquisitive One ()
Date: May 26, 2020 06:35PM

Since the FCPS is on a glide path to making illegal literacy equal to all others they in all probability focus on on-site ESOL while doing nothing to correct their virtual learning problems. Soon, they will accomplish their long sought after goal of having a generation of illiterate activists that long for an unproductive and unsatisfying life of misery and dissatisfaction.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: spellingbepro ()
Date: May 26, 2020 06:55PM

I wonder if there will be any layoffs prior to the new school year?

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: TaxpayerFF ()
Date: May 26, 2020 07:16PM

There should be layoffs, furloughs, decreased benefits, lowered pensions, etc just like what happens to the poor taxpayer who is actually working. I just don't get why county teachers are so special that they don't have to sacrifice something while they aren't even working or barely working. What a profession! And some of the classes/CTE programs only have a handful of students in them so social distancing is a no brainer even before covid. Shameful really.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: It would suck to be you ()
Date: May 26, 2020 08:20PM

TaxpayerFF Wrote:
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> There should be layoffs, furloughs, decreased
> benefits, lowered pensions, etc just like what
> happens to the poor taxpayer who is actually
> working. I just don't get why county teachers are
> so special that they don't have to sacrifice
> something while they aren't even working or barely
> working. What a profession! And some of the
> classes/CTE programs only have a handful of
> students in them so social distancing is a no
> brainer even before covid. Shameful really.




You need to worry more about what YOU do, and a lot less about what,others do,

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Also a taxpayer ()
Date: May 27, 2020 09:31AM

TaxpayerFF Wrote:
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> There should be layoffs, furloughs, decreased
> benefits, lowered pensions, etc just like what
> happens to the poor taxpayer who is actually
> working.

There is in business a concept called retention pay. The idea is that even though the person isn't currently doing something to justify getting paid you still pay that employee to make it more likely he will be available when you need him. Typically this is done only for employees that would be difficult to replace.

Individual teachers are seldom irreplaceable. FCPS has more than 12,000 teachers on staff though. Trying to replace a large portion of the teacher population between April 1 and August 1 on the other hand would be a huge challenge. One teacher is replaceable. A thousand are not.

So do they suck it up and pay teachers for doing nothing, or do they lay them off and risk having to suddenly fill a huge number of additional vacancies by next August. There is a reason moronic ideologues are not allowed to run large businesses. These are hard decisions that have to be made, and ones that will have long term consequences. It is entirely possible there was a third option. An option that would have kept as many teachers as possible without costing the County as much. It is possible the FCPS may have been too stupid or too committed to taking care of its staff to look into these alternatives. That is separate from whether they should just have laid them off.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Overthetop ()
Date: May 27, 2020 09:41AM

Someting missing Wrote:
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> What happened to special needs students who go to
> alternate school?


Dropped. And it’s about damn time!

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: TaxpayerAbuse ()
Date: May 30, 2020 10:49AM

Taxpayer too - I like your explanation about situation county is in and that the county/country cannot be without a pool of teachers at any given time. The same thing can be said about nurses and even moreso since we HAVE to be AT WORK NO MATTER WHAT - and how greedy big business fiscally responsible healthcare systems deal with this is employ travel nurses who work 13 weeks assignments. Your argument that a pool of teachers is always needed so much so that we hace to pay them even while not working...obviously the real essential worker are the RNs of our country who have had to brave this pandemic all the while having retirement contributions stopped, positions deleted, furloughs and layoffs. So to just pay people to be on call for POSSIBLE work a full salary and rich benefits is just ridiculous. Maybe school systems could use travel teacher model? Why not? It would add some much needed freshness to the stale should be retired already teacher.

And do you really think teachers will leave the gravy train they are on if pay was cut, benefits decreased, etc? I highly doubt it. I have heard its very hard to get a teaching position at FCPS. And from the actual salaries publicized, where is a Cosmetology instructor going to get over $100K for 9 months of barely working or CTE Nurse Health and Science and practical nursing teachers going to get high $95K to $105K for 9 months of barely working? They know they will never ever find anything like what they got at FCPS.

Time for county/education department to think differently. Healthcare and other industries have...not sure why taxpayer has to held hostage by ridiculous expectations from a bunch of lazy, greedy, entitled teachers. Show 'em the door --- I would wager they would stay even with huge pay and benefit cuts which are more than appropriate at this time like rest of country of non government workers are dealing with.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: RealEssential ()
Date: May 30, 2020 11:40AM

https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-er-doctors-nurses-benefits

Read above article about how REAL essential workers are being treated...

Essential Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare workers losing pay, benefits, facing job loss, being cut.... and teachers not even working complain they they don't make enough money even while staying safely at home hardly working or off for the summer (and making golden salaries with unheard of benefits in private sector while working a partial year).

Teachers - you might reconsider and stop with the whiney complaints

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Essential This ()
Date: May 30, 2020 05:09PM

I’ve got an essential schlong that I’ll pop you in the ass with if you don’t stop crying about teachers crying about whatever they are crying about.

Now. Get your slobby ass out there and bring in that tax money.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Lucas Kline ()
Date: June 29, 2020 09:30AM

I am a Fairfax parent desperate to have kids back full-time in the fall so I can return to work.

I personally know a local superintendent who has told me directly that Northern Virginia superintendents are deferring to the state Department of Education on how much kids will be in the building for in-person instruction.

The two key decision makers are:

James Lane: Superintendent of Public Instruction
james.lane@doe.virginia.gov

Atif Qarni: Secretary of Education
atif.qarni@governor.virginia.gov

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: FCPSucks ()
Date: June 29, 2020 09:07PM

I am sure the empire of administrators will come up with the perfect plan for the 2020-2021 school year. If nothing else, they will have the perfect solution as to where the transgendered students will be able to comfortably use the rest room if parts of the building are closed off due to social distancing. Bet on that.

As for launching adequate instruction? Lots of luck! If some students choose not to do any of the work online, so be it.....Nobody has to do it. Heaven forbid any student gets ahead within this school system.

It is too bad that FCPS is just a shell of itself as an effective school system!

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Mr bear says ()
Date: June 29, 2020 09:33PM

NOTE TO SELF: invest in companies selling home school supplies.


Fairfax County Public schools will just be for children from struggling families. Everyone else will be in catholic schools, private schools, or home schooled.FCPS will self destruct.

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Re: FCPS released plan for returning to school
Posted by: Oivvc ()
Date: July 09, 2020 10:40AM

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