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FLUVANNA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS LAUNCHES A COVID-19 DASHBOARD

PRESS RELEASE – February 5, 2021

In an effort to provide data to our school community, Fluvanna County Public Schools has launched a COVID-19 Dashboard.  This dashboard will reflect the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded each week.  This data is also reported by site.  An additional data element is the number of staff and students who have been quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure.  A link to the dashboard may be found on the Fluvanna County Public School’s COVID-19 webpage at:  http://fluco.org/covid-19/

The information reported includes only staff and students who are actively working or learning in person.  COVID-19 data is confirmed by a positive test result and in consultation with the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD).

We encourage our community to continue with the mitigation procedures (masks, 6ft social distancing, and 15 minute time frame) along with monitoring for symptoms based on the VDH Evaluating Symptoms or Exposure protocols.

In addition to this dashboard, Fluvanna County Public Schools is also working in conjunction with the BRHD to offer vaccinations to our staff.

Additional questions regarding Fluvanna County Public Schools’ mitigation strategies and COVID-19 data may be directed to Don Stribling, Executive Director for Human Resources, Operations, and Student Services at dstribling@apps.fluco.org.

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FLUVANNA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES APPROVAL AND SALE OF CARPENTRY SURPLUS

PRESS RELEASE – January 26, 2021

At their meeting on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, the Fluvanna County School Board approved the release and sale of the listed surplus supplies.

If you are interested in purchasing the equipment, contact Mr. Don Stribling at dstribling@apps.fluco.org or call 434.589.8208 to set up an appointment. Contact Mr. Paul Chirico at pchirico@apps.fluco.org or 434.589.3666 for more information on condition and viewing.

We will adhere to strict social distancing, masking, and CDC/VDH guidelines if an individual chooses to view or purchase a surplus item.

 

ITEMS COMPANY MODEL # STOCK # PRICE
Metal Working Lathe Jet Equipment Company BDB – 1340A 321360A $3,000.00
Metal Working Lathe Jet Equipment Company  BD-920W 321376 $2,000.00

 

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Fluvanna County School Board Announces Superintendent Search

PRESS RELEASE – December 15, 2020

For Immediate Release

On December 9, 2020, Mr. Winkler, Superintendent, announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021, and at this time the Fluvanna County School Board announced they will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent. The Fluvanna County School Board has selected the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) to assist the Board with the superintendent search. The first step in this process is seeking input from the community regarding the qualifications and characteristics they would like to see in the next Superintendent.

The School Board has created a survey related to superintendent criteria, which is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FluvannaCoSurvey and on the home page of the Division’s web site (www.fluco.org). Hard copies of the survey are available at the School Board Office (former Palmyra Elementary School) and each school location. Please return all hard copies to the Fluvanna County School Board Office to the attention of Brandi Critzer, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Clerk to the School Board.

In addition to the survey, the board will hold a public hearing:
Date:
January 13, 2021
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Location:
Fluvanna County School Board Office 14455 James Madison Highway Palmyra, VA 22963

“Hiring a new superintendent is the biggest task a school board will face and we want to make sure that the public has a voice in this process,” said School Board Chairman, Perrie Johnson “We hope that parents, staff and residents will take time to fill out the survey or attend the public hearing.”

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FCPS November 2020 Return to School

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. 

West Central Primary and Central Elementary

Carysbrook Elementary

Fluvanna Middle School

Fluvanna County High School

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.

Hybrid Model


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. 

Si usted necesita ayuda con la traducción de este documento, favor de llamar o textear a Jocelyn Stevens a (434) 981-4910; o se puede poner en contacto con ella a jstevens@apps.fluco.org.  Nos alegra poder brindarle servicios de interpretación o traducción a su familia.

FLUVANNA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COMMENDED IN 2021 NATIONAL MERIT® SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Troy Stephens

Troy Stephens, FCHS Class of 2021

PRESS RELEASE – October 1, 2020

Fluvanna County High School announced today Troy Stephens has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented senior.

Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, commended Students place among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/MNSQT®).

Troy is the son of Troy Stephens and Rachel Kelly of Kents Store.  He is a member of the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School (BRVGS).  He competes in track, cross country, lacrosse, basketball, and baseball.  He is a member of the Beta, Trebuchet, Interact Clubs and is a Boy Scout.  Troy has been recognized by the High School staff for excellence in:  Geometry, Algebra II, Biology, and Pre-Calculus.  Troy plans to major in physics and applied mathematics at the collegiate level.  He is applying to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, and California Institute of Technology.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.”

Troy joins a list of academically talented students from Fluvanna County High School who have received National Merit Recognition including:

Claire Kent (2020)- National Merit Commended, University of Virginia
Liam Bridge (2018)- National Merit Commended, York College of Pennsylvania
Bayley Leshon (2018)- National Merit Commended, College of William and Mary
Harrison Lee (2017)- National Merit Finalist, Carnegie Melon Institute
Jonathan Corbin (2016)- National Merit Finalist, U.S. Naval Academy

For additional information about PSAT testing at the High School, contact Angie Blevins, School Testing Coordinator at ablevins@apps.fluco.org or 434-589-3666.

For more information about the National Merit®, contact Brenda Gilliam, Executive Director for Instruction and Finance at bgilliam@apps.fluco.org or 434-589-8208.

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