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

 

Meals Report

Today we provided a total of 1,434 meals to 239 children. To clarify the numbers from last Thursday we provided 1,244 meals to 264 children. We will provide 7 days worth of breakfast and lunch meals on Thursday March 26th.

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Thank You!

Our phenomenal cafeteria staff, under the direction of Ms. Linda Blair, served nearly 1,000 meals today. We thank all those OCPS employees who distributed these meals safely to our deserving families. The drive-thru was an astounding success. We also thank the...

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Reminders for Tomorrow

Don't forget the former blog posts about: (1) meal grab and go and (2) student packet retrieval details for those students absent last Friday, March 13. Our OCPS family stands strongest together when supporting one another. Best wishes tomorrow.

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School Meal Plan

Orange County Public Schools will be providing meals during the school closure due to COVID-19. Meals will be provided to all children under the age of 18 without charge on a first come first served basis.  Meals are free and no identification is required. Where:...

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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.