Fluvanna Middle School
Principal: Meagan Tenia
3717 Central Plains Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: 434-510-1000 FAX: 434-510-1019
Attendance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructional Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Student Drop-off Starting at 7:30 a.m.
Student Pick-up Starting at 1:45 p.m.
Dear Fluco Families,
At their October meeting, the Fluvanna County School Board voted to resume in-person learning on November 5, 2020 under a hybrid model for all PreK-12 students. Families will still be given the choice to continue with the virtual learning option.
Our current instructional calendar will be adjusted slightly, and November 2nd-4th will now be scheduled staff days for teachers in order to prepare to make this shift from virtual to in-person learning. Additionally, January 29th will be a staff day to accommodate the semester change, and the second semester will begin February 1st.
The FCPS Health Mitigation Plan will be followed by all staff and students who attend in-person. Face mask coverings will continue to be required for all staff and students at all times, with the exception of designated mask breaks. Health screenings, temperature checks, and 6 feet social distancing will also be implemented.
Health mitigation strategies will also apply to FCPS provided transportation. In addition to required face coverings, social distancing on the buses will limit capacity to approximately one-third of our typical ability to transport. We are asking assistance from families to please consider transporting your child to and from school if you are able. Bus passes will not be issued due to the planning needs to ensure reduced capacity on our buses.
School instructional hours for hybrid in-person have been adjusted to accommodate for reduced capacity of transportation, teacher planning time and fatigue due to wearing face coverings for the duration of the school day:
- West Central Primary and Central Elementary 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Carysbrook Elementary and Fluvanna Middle School 7:45 am – 1:45 pm
- Fluvanna County High School 9:00 am – 3:25 pm
Under a revised hybrid model, students will continue to receive 5 days of instruction through in-person and/or virtual/remote. Wednesdays will now be a virtual/remote learning day at home for both “A” and “B” students to maintain 5 days of instruction each week. Every effort will be made to keep your student’s teachers the same; however, please know this will heavily depend upon the overall response we receive from parents. Schools will communicate directly with families regarding any changes in teacher assignments.
The following schedules are samples for in-person hybrid instruction. Virtual instruction will continue on a modified schedule in order to reduce the amount of screentime for students. These are samples. Your child’s school and teachers will be communicating updated schedules directly with families prior to November 2nd.
We are requesting that you please complete this intent form for each student in your household by October 20th regarding your instructional choice to move to a hybrid in-person instructional model, or remain virtual. A commitment of your choice for the remainder of the school year is needed in order to make preparations necessary to support family choice and the implementations of our health mitigation plan.
If you are choosing to return to in-person instruction under the hybrid model, please contact your child’s school if there have been any changes to emergency contacts or medical information.
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Dear Fluco Families,
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 our school board will be revisiting discussions regarding reopening plans, and we would like to provide them with updated feedback from our families now that we are a month into virtual learning. We will provide an additional update regarding our instructional plans following the meeting.
In accordance with our current COVID mitigation strategies, we would utilize our Hybrid Instructional plan to return to in-person learning two days per week. In this proposed hybrid model, the majority of our teachers will be assigned to either in-person or virtual/remote students. This will allow our teachers to focus their instructional efforts exclusively on one group, ensuring a quality experience for every student. This means that your child may not have the same teacher they have had since September 8th. Schools will communicate directly with families regarding teacher assignments.
There is a possibility of additional days per week for in-person instruction if classroom and bus capacity meets the criteria of our Health Mitigation Plan. Ultimately, the number of days that students will attend on-site will depend on the interest for in-person learning that we receive from families. Face mask coverings will continue to be required for all staff and students at all times, with the exceptions of designated mask breaks and outside activities.
Please know that even if there is a decision to return to in-person learning, we will continue to provide the choice for virtual/remote learning to our families for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. We are requesting that you please complete this survey for each student in your household by October 6, 2020 to provide information regarding your instructional preference for your child.
We are dedicated to providing your child an engaging distance learning experience. Student success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community, and we greatly appreciate the support you provide for your children at home and at school.
Please communicate with your child’s teacher and/or school if you have any questions that arise as you:
Complete the annual infosnap update
Log into your student’s chromebook
Help your student become familiar with their schedule
We have several “getting started” technology support resources available at: https://sites.google.com/apps.
Our Technology staff is also available to assist, and can be reached at (434) 591-2060.
Enjoy the holiday weekend, stay safe, and we will “see you” on Tuesday, September 8th!
PRESS RELEASE – July 30, 2020
On Wednesday, July 28, 2020, the Fluvanna County School Board approved a revision to the 2020-21 school calendar.
The key elements of the 2020-2021 calendar are:
- September 8, 2020 is the first day for A students.
- September 10, 2020 is the first day for B students.
- December 21-January 4 is Winter Break for students.
- April 5-9, 2021 is Spring Break.
- June 17, 2021 is the last day of school and an early dismissal day for students.
- June 18, 2021 is Fluvanna County High School Graduation at 7 p.m.
A copy of the calendar is attached to this press release. The calendar is available on the school division’s website.