Lee District Community COVID-19 Updates and Information

Dear Lee District Families,

These are challenging times for all of us. This crisis has personally impacted me as this week our family lost a very dear friend due to complications caused by the Coronavirus.

I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of all of you and I am hopeful that our community’s mitigation efforts will work to lessen the impact of this pandemic within our region. 

I wish you and your family strength, hope and continued good health.


Lee District Digital Town Hall

Due to the personal situation I shared above, I am unable to attend the following event, but I wanted to share it with you in hopes that you are able to join Supervisor Lusk and other elected, business, community and non-profit leaders for a digital town hall today.

Friday, April 3, 2020
11:20 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.


Dr. Brabrand Facebook Live Event

Dr. Brabrand will be hosting his second Facebook Live event with Q&A's this afternoon. I hope that you can join us.

Friday, April 3, 2020
2 p.m.
Facebook Link

School Board Budget Work Session

On Thursday, April 9 beginning at 10 a.m. our School Board will have a virtual meeting to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on the FY 2021 Budget.

For the agenda, click here.

The Work Session will be live streamed on Channel 21 and at fcps.edu/tv.

Food Resources for Families


Fairfax County Public Schools continues to help distribute meals throughout the county. To date, we have served over 190,000 meals.

Beginning Monday, April 6, all curbside pick-up and FCPS sites will distribute meals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both breakfast and lunch are available.

Check out the Fairfax County searchable map to find community food distribution sites, including FCPS grab and go locations, a bus route meal plan, community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services.

For complete details, visit: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources.

Laptops and MiFi's Distributed This Week

As of April 1, 6,417 laptops were distributed to middle and elementary school students with identified technology needs. Likewise, starting with high school, MiFi devices are being provided for students who do not have access to reliable internet.

Schools are working directly with the students and their families to coordinate the laptop distribution.

If your student is in need of a laptop, please check with your student's school. To stay updated on this and what's happening at your child's school, click here to sign-up for your school's newsletter.

Instruction and Distance Learning Plan

Teachers and school-based staff have begun preparing to engage students in distance learning on April 14. Various staff development activities were started this week to provide teachers with all the tools and materials they need to follow the Distance Learning Plan. Students have been contacted by various staff throughout this week.

Grade-level specific learning packets began arriving in students’ mailboxes this week. These packets are also available to parents and students when they sign onto FCPS 24/7 Learning (Blackboard). The learning packets are an important part of the division’s Distance Learning Plan and provide interesting activities for students in PreK-8. These packets do not need to be turned in and will not be graded.

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

As many of you know, the Virginia Governor issued a stay-at-home order earlier this week.

“We are in a public health crisis, and we need everyone to take this seriously and act responsibly,” said Governor Northam. “Our message to Virginians is clear: stay home. We know this virus spreads primarily through human-to-human contact, and that’s why it’s so important that people follow this order and practice social distancing. I’m deeply grateful to everyone for their cooperation during this unprecedented and difficult time.”

Click here to view the full press release.

A Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Lee District Seniors - Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 received a letter from Dr. Brabrand earlier this week. As he stated, none of us could have imagined this scenario to end your final semester with Fairfax County Public Schools.

I want to reiterate that I am also committed to finding a way to recognize and celebrate you and all of your accomplishments.Thank you for your continued patience and please keep up the hard work to finish your senior year strong.

The views contained within this newsletter reflect the views of the individual school board member who is the publisher of this newsletter and may not reflect the views of the Fairfax County School Board.

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