Frequently Asked Questions
We want to offer families the flexibility to choose the best learning environment but have worked to carefully plan the logistics of a safe in-person learning environment. If a family is interested in moving from online to in-person learning, we would ask that they contact their school principal. We will be making these changes at natural breaks in the calendar such as the end of the first nine-weeks or the end of the first semester.
First and foremost, families need a stable internet connection. If families need assistance securing the Internet at their home, please reach out to the FCPS Technology Department at 540-745-9439.
It would be helpful to have paper, pencils, folders, and general school supplies handy for students to take notes and organize their materials.
Attendance will be tracked by task. For example, students could be marked present if they have submitted an assignment, posted on a discussion board, or emailed their teacher. Canvas also documents the time a student is active in the program.
Younger students will have daily tasks while older students will have a list of tasks and due dates for their completion.
Work can be completed at a time that is convenient for families with the exception of any scheduled virtual class meetings and small group sessions.
Should a student not complete work on a regular basis, they will be marked absent and subject to disciplinary action as described in Policy JFC-E.
FCPS Online students will have a mix of self-paced learning and virtual meetings with their teacher and classmates. The amount of each depends on the student's grade level. Younger students can expect to have more virtual meetings with their teacher and older students can expect more self-paced instructional activities.
Times for virtual meetings will be set by teachers and communicated to students and families.