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Coronavirus Update Please Report COVID-19 Cases
Please report all positive cases of COVID-19 involving a student to the school nurse as soon as the case is confirmed. By quickly reporting cases to the school nurse, the required contact tracing can be completed in order to keep all members of the school community healthy and safe. Anyone exhibiting signs of illness, regardless of whether or not they have tested positive for COVID-19, is to stay home. Thank you.

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2020-21 Family Engagement Survey
Please complete the Family Engagement Survey by June 25. As partners in your child's education, your input is valued and will be used to help evaluate and strengthen parent and family engagement within our Title I schools.
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American Heart Association Kid's Heart Challenge
Kid's Heart Challenge Update
Our Kid's Heart Challenge was a huge success! A total of 103 students participated in raising $11,561.26 for the American Heart Association. Read on to find out more about the "thank you gifts" and OVES Heart Heroes!
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JWHS Addition and Renovation
Funding has been approved for the James Wood High School Addition and Renovations Project. The project will be done in phases and is scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2024-25 school year.
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Division News

FCPS Focus - June 22, 2021
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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Melton Wright
Board Room Named for Former Superintendent
The School Board has named the Board Meeting Room at the Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building the Dr. Melton F. Wright Board Meeting Room in honor of the division's former Superintendent of Schools.
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Vernon Bock
Vernon Bock Named New Assistant Superintendent for Administration
Vernon J. Bock has been named Frederick County Public Schools’ new Assistant Superintendent for Administration. Bock, who is a James Wood High School graduate, will succeed Dr. Albert Orndorff who is retiring July 1.
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Dr. Sovine
School Board Extends Dr. Sovine's Contract Through June 2025
During its meeting on June 15, the Frederick County School Board extended the contract of Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Sovine through June 30, 2025. Dr. Sovine became the Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools on July 1, 2011.
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Summer Meals Program
Frederick County Public Schools is offering a free meals program to school-aged children each Wednesday throughout the summer. From June 16 through August 18, school-aged children can receive a free meal box between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School, Redbud Run Elementary School or Sherando High School.
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Dr. Sovine, Dr. Feit and Mr. Foreman
Valley Health Named to VSBA 2021 Business Honor Roll
The School Board recently recognized Valley Health for being named to the Virginia School Boards Association 2021 Business Honor Roll.
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Martin's Makes Donation to Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester
Thanks to Martin’s for donating $50,655.63 to Bright Futures Frederick/Winchester to support efforts to address food insecurity among students.
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FCPS 2021 Virtual Art Showcase
Virtual Art Showcase
The 2021 Virtual Art Showcase is now available on the FCPS YouTube Channel.
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