School Reopening Update #12: OC COVID-19 Update and Launch of New COVID-19 Dashboard

Schools Reopening Update #12: OC COVID-19 Update and Launch of New COVID-19 Dashboard
Dear FVSD Families:

Happy Monday!!  We hope you had a relaxing weekend, and that this message finds you safe and well!  As we begin our fifth full week of school, we want to continue to thank our students, staff, families and community for their ongoing efforts to support teaching and learning.  The FVSD community is a special place with people who are dedicated to supporting each other, and I am extremely proud of the work we are doing!

Orange County COVID-19 Update
Using the guidance from the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) and the criteria set in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Orange County remains in the Red Tier.  Currently, CASES PER 100,000 Residents is at 5.2, and our POSITIVITY RATE is at 3.2%.  We continue to follow the COVID-19 data rates for Orange County, as all decisions we make in FVSD will be based on these metrics. Please click here to follow this data on the Orange County Health Care Agency’s website.  

Launch of New COVID-19 Dashboard for FVSD
Recently, many of you may have read that school districts have been developing a COVID-19 Dashboard to provide the community with real numbers related to confirmed COVID-19 cases on any campus.  Our Board of Trustees continues to emphasize communication and transparency, and we have developed our very own COVID-19 Dashboard in FVSD that went live today!  We want to send a giant thank you to our Educational Services Division who has been working on this in the background, allowing us to be ready to post this new webpage. This is a wonderful step forward in making sure our staff, parents and community have the most accurate and current information available!!

Ongoing Safety Practices
As we move forward with a strong launch of the school year, we want to continue to remind everyone to be vigilant in exercising safety practices within our schools. If we all commit to doing the following things, we have our best chance to keep our students, staff and families safe.
  • Face masks are one of the best ways to limit the spread of COVID-19.  We appreciate the commitment to this practice!
  • Stay 6ft away from other students and staff.  A close contact is defined as closer than 6ft for more than 15 minutes.  
  • Wash your hands throughout the day for at least 20 seconds.  Use hand sanitizer when not able to wash your hands.

Once again, we would like to extend a very special thank you to our teachers, support staff and administrators for their tireless efforts in educating our students and caring for our families!  We also want to thank all of our families for their ongoing support at home.  This truly is a remarkable partnership!

Mark Johnson, Ed.D.