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Jan Ball-Brooks
Ms. Jan Ball-Brooks
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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update May 26, 2020 - NEW
The Grab-N-Go Meals program that has been offered since March 20 will continue through June 30. Any school-aged child can receive a free breakfast and lunch each weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at either James Wood, Millbrook or Sherando high schools. In addition, the meals are available for pickup at several satellite locations throughout Frederick County between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Information on FCPS Response to COVID-19
Información sobre la respuesta de FCPS a COVID-19

Services Offered by FCPS During School Closures
Servicios proporcionados por FCPS durante Cierres de Escuelas

School News

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Survey for Last Year's DJH CTE Graduates
05/27/2020
Last year’s DJH CTE graduates, please look for a CTE follow-up survey email and complete the survey as soon as possible.
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Filming Dowell J. Howard's Virtual Graduation
05/21/2020
Having so much fun filming and editing Dowell J. Howard Center's Virtual Graduation. So very proud of students and teachers as they deliver such heartfelt reflections about their students while adhering to strict social distancing. Many learning opportunities resulted from challenging times!
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DJH Nominates a VDOE CTE Career Success Star
05/15/2020
DJH Nominated Teacher, Kevin Popp as a VDOE CTE Career Success Star
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All School Facilities Are Closed
03/27/2020
All school offices are closed. In addition, all outdoor facilities such as athletic fields, courts and playgrounds are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing recommendations.
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DJH Co-op Student Hired at Valley Health
03/18/2020
Congratulations to Mrs. Barnhill, Nurse Aide (NA) Co-op Coordinator and Daniela, Nurse Aide Co-op student and SHS senior. Daniela has been hired for a full-time position at Valley Health.
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DJH Auto Body Program Awarded a $7,500 Grant
03/13/2020
DJH Auto Body Program awarded a $7,500 grant from the Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee.
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Division News

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Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21
05/26/2020
All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30 must be register to begin kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. To register, parents should contact the registrar at the school their child will attend.
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FCPS Focus - May 7, 2020
05/07/2020
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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High Schools Finalize Plans for In-Person Graduation Experiences and Graduation Parades
05/05/2020
In addition to hosting virtual graduation ceremonies, James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high schools will be hosting parades and in-person graduation experiences to recognize graduating seniors. The events will be held in controlled settings in which social distancing and other recommended safety actions are practiced.
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Returning FCPS Property for Students Transferring Out of FCPS
04/27/2020
Families transferring out of Frederick County who are still in possession of FCPS property such as Chromebooks, textbooks, library materials, athletic uniforms, etc. are asked to drop these items off at the Technical Triage Center.
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Graduation Ceremonies to Be Held Virtually Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
04/24/2020
Graduation ceremonies at James Wood, Millbrook and Sherando high schools will be held virtually this year. The three high schools are also looking at additional opportunities to recognize graduating seniors, including the possibility of having students receive their diplomas at their school during a controlled event at which social distancing and other recommended safety actions are practiced.
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State Superintendent Announces Launch of “VA TV Classroom” by VA Public TV Stations
04/16/2020
The Virginia Department of Education and several public television stations are partnering to broadcast teacher-led classroom instruction across the state. The instruction is aligned to the commonwealth's academic standards.
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Millbrook Teacher Makes Face Shields
04/16/2020
Millbrook High School Technology Education Teacher Matt Brame is utilizing some of the school division’s 3-D printers to make face shields to support Valley Health and Lord Fairfax Health District employees who are on the front lines in the battle with COVID-19. To date, more than 50 face shields have been created. Valley Health is providing funding to support the effort.
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Student Registration
04/07/2020
Student registration plans have been finalized for students who have moved to Frederick County and not yet enrolled in FCPS and for rising first-12th grade students who plan to enroll in FCPS for the 2020-21 school year.
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