COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information from Orange County Public Schools

 

Meal Service Record Today

A beautiful sunny day was the backdrop to our meal service delivery today. Under the direction of Mrs. Linda Blair and her staff, we were able to provide 9,200 meals to 13% of our student population. Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly to ensure our children...

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Plan of Instruction Update

Immediately upon learning of a permanent closure to our school year, we began planning for a new modality of instruction for our students. Beginning the week of April 13, we will begin to deploy a distance learning solution. While we believe that the 10-day packets...

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OCPS Supporting Health Agencies

Through concern, kindness, and understanding, our OCPS teachers and leadership continue to reflect upon how to assist those courageous people who care for others. Repetitively hearing of stories where those on the front line regularly risk being exposed to COVID-19...

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March 12, 2020

OCPS Students and Families – 

As Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) works to safeguard student health during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we want parents to be aware of the potential for longterm closure.  OCPS will continue to work with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to determine the potential need for any school closures.  

We recognize the important role public schools have in slowing the spread of diseases within the community. While our schools currently remain open, we want parents to be prepared in the event schools should close.  We encourage parents to be proactive and make alternate childcare arrangements.  

Staff have begun developing instructional plans for students in the event that schools are closed. Students will be provided with preliminary instructional plans on Friday, March 13. Monday, March 16, 2020 will be a student holiday / ALL staff work day.  On this work day staff will finalize instructional plans for alternative learning modalities in the event of a system-wide closure. 

All announcements regarding school closures will be communicated through local media, the OCPS website and the SchoolMessenger system.

We encourage parents, students, staff and community members to continue exercising everyday precautions.  Everyday precautions include – 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.