CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 

PRINCIPAL SWOGER'S MESSAGE

03/16/2020


Dear Groveton Families,

I hope you are all doing well and that everyone in your family is healthy! As you may have already read, all schools and offices will be closed until further notice. School will not be open for parents and students to pick up personal items and materials. Additionally, the laptop distribution for families who do not have a computer at home is being postponed until it is safe to do so.

Many of you have reached out regarding work that might be sent home by teachers during this school closure. FCPS has given us very specific guidelines that Groveton ES is going to follow for the duration of this school closure. The FCPS Central Office Staff Specialists have provided virtual learning opportunities through Blackboard 24/7 for the upcoming week. You will not be receiving work from Groveton ES teachers for the upcoming week, as per the county directive.

We should know more about what Distance Learning will look like for the following week soon, and we will let you know once we are briefed.

Here is how you can access Blackboard 24/7 for the upcoming week:

Go to the Groveton ES website: https://grovetones.fcps.edu

At the top, look in the navy colored ribbon for the first link in white, “FCPS 24-7 Learning”.

Once you click FCPS 24-7 Learning, have your child log on with their school Username and Password.  If your child does not know his or her Username and Password, you can reset it here
https://itweb.fcps.edu/accountrecovery/index.cfm


On the left side, you will see this graphic. Click on the Elementary Resources.

If your child’s password reset (above) doesn’t work, then luckily you can also log in using the Username and Password you use for your FCPS ParentVUE Account! If you are going through your ParentVue Account, after you log in, scroll down to the “FCPS Links”, and click on “FCPS 24-7 Learning”.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-overview



In addition, you and your family can check out our Groveton Elementary PTA Facebook Page where many parents and teachers can post cool and engaging activities and resources both digital and hands on to support your child at home. Simply go to our school website and click on the OUR PTA icon.

Starting today, FCPS is expanding the grab and go food distribution sites to a total of 18 locations. Please see below for the list of schools that will be distributing food.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these very unfamiliar terms of school closure with you and my superiors. We are all working around the clock to make certain that we do not put any child, parent or staff member in a potentially dangerous situation. I heard a fellow educator say that once this pandemic is over, “it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be quite apparent if we under reacted or did too little.”

Thanks again for your continued support of our Groveton Community. GO Tigers!

Sincerely,
Jim Swoger, Principal


Food Distribution Schools and Times
The food distribution is set up outside the schools. Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the locations listed below:

Hybla Valley ES, 3415 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria 
Annandale Terrace ES,  7604 Herald St.,
Annandale Bailey's Primary ES, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church
Braddock ES,  7825 Heritage Dr.,Annandale
Brookfield ES, 4200 Lees Corner Rd, Chantilly
Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Rd., Burke
Centre Ridge ES, 14400 New Braddock Rd., Centreville
Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield
Cunningham Park ES, 1001 Park St., Vienna
Dogwood ES, 12300 Glade Dr., Reston
Garfield ES, 7101 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield 
Graham Road  Community Center,  3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church
Fort Belvoir Upper ES, 5980 Meeres Rd., Fort Belvoir
Hutchison ES, 13209 Parcher Ave., Herndon
London Towne ES, 6100 Stone Rd., Centreville
Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria
Providence ES, 3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax
Weyanoke ES, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

Parents of FCPS students may update contact information online through weCare@School a feature of FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View (Blackboard) or by contacting the student information officer at their child(ren)'s school to have the contact information updated in the student information system.

FCPS employees may update contact information through UConnect.

Individuals with no affiliation to the school system must fill out the Removal Request to have their contact information removed from eNotify.