Updated FCSO investigation of school threat

A report from Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) School Safety Division indicates that the investigate into the online social media threat involving a Frederick County Public School continues.

The threat alluded to someone coming to a school with the intent to cause harm to others on Sept. 6.

After an initial investigation and assessment the threats were not believed to be credible.

Despite that out of an abundance of caution extra resources were deployed to the school.

Anyone with information about the threat or persons responsible for them is asked to contact the FCSO with any information.

it is important to note that either written or computerized threats of this type toward  persons at a school or a school sponsored event  is a class 6 felony offense in the state of Virginia and punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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FCPS name a new interim School Superintendent

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The Frederick County School Board announced the appointment of the new interim Superintendent.

Former School Board Chairperson Dr. John Lamanna has been named the new interim Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) effective Aug. 8.

The School Board has also named former Assistant Superintendent of Administration Dr. Al Orndorff as the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Administration effective today Aug. 3.

The search for a permanent Superintendent for Frederick County Public Schools continues.

Mon. Aug. 15 is the first day of school for students in Frederick County with teacher workdays schedule Aug. 8-12.

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The search for Dr. Sovine’s successor begins for FCPS

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After 11 years as the Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) Dr. David Sovine has announced his retirement from that school system.

Sovine has taken the Superintendent job at Maryland’s Washington County School system effective July 1.

Where Sovine credits the hard work and dedication of the teachers, administration and staff all FCPS have become fully accredited under his supervision.

Sovine is also credited with helping to create Bright Futures with the help of other community and business leaders among other accomplishments.

FCPS plans to announce the  interim Superintendent on July 1.

The search for his permanent successor will begin immediately.

The search will include input from students, parents, staff and members of the greater community.

The FCPS system announced the search for the right person is on to keep the school system moving in the right direction.

Sovine’s last day with FCPS is June 30, 2022.

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Frederick County School launch new websites

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A new division website has been developed and launched for Frederick County Public Schools.

Individual school sites have also been updated.

The sites are designed to make sites more visually appealing, intuitive and easier to navigate.

The new websites include quick links for school calendars, menus, staff directories, bus routes and counseling information.

Resources are also available that are translated into Spanish.

All schools sites feature highly visible sections devoted to school and division news to keep communities aware of school happenings.  

The new division site is accessible at FrederickCountySchoolsVA.net.

The old frederick.k12.va.us address will redirect users to the new site.

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FCPS issue a reminder for the return to class

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As Frederick County schools prepare to return to in person learning they are reminding parents/guardians to report all positive cases of COVID-19.

All positive cases of any student should be reported to the nurse of the school the student attends as soon as the case is confirmed.

Anyone exhibiting any signs of illness regardless of whether or not they have tested positive for COVID-19 is to stay at home.

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