Eagle News-April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022

Updated Isolation Procedures for Students Effective May 1

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

Opportunities to Engage with Dr. Reid

Our incoming superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, is visiting FCPS next week to learn more about our schools and community. During her visit, there will be a special, in-person event for staff, families, and students on Tuesday, May 3, starting at 7 p.m. More details, including how to register and submit questions, will be shared with you directly via email in the coming days. 

On Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, starting at 7 p.m. We will share details about this event in newsletters and directly via email.

Eid al-Fitr (May2-3)



Eid al-Fitr, also known as the lesser Eid, marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. (The Muslim use of a lunar calendar means these dates begin between 10 to 11 days earlier each year.) Muslims congregate that morning for Eid prayers. It is a time of official receptions and private visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited. The most common way to wish someone a Happy Eid al-Fitr is Eid Mubarek, which means “blessed feast” (or festival). FCPS has designated Eid al-Fitr as a religious and cultural observance day designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays. Eid al-Fitr is from sunset May 2 to sunset May 3.

PTA News

Multicultural Night TONIGHT!

Multicultural Night

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week


For Friday's snack bar, please sign-up to donate your favorite international snacks through this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a4ad2aa7f8c07-teacher.

Thank you for joining us in appreciating all of our White Oaks teachers and staff!

Upcoming PTA Events

Friday, May 6th at 7:30: Movie night!! Showing Encanto. Students must be with an adult.  Pre-order your pizzas at https://whiteoaks.ptboard.com/annlist?ann=pmaOCQNlRVuHDCW65IsKcAfmf__-f56v6gM=

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM:  2022 Faculty vs. 6th Grade Basketball Game at Lake Braddock Secondary School Gymnasium. Purchase your tickets here: https://whiteoaks.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2345&form=10 Pre-sale - $5 individual / $20 per family of four (4) or more

For 6th grade families only:  Sixth Grade Player and Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Form here: https://forms.gle/Ge9r1awrodXpFAc77