Safer internet day

Safer Internet Day is celebrated every February to raise awareness for safer and better internet, especially for children and young people.

Parents, caretakers, teachers, and policy makers are encouraged to join together on Tuesday, February 6th.

Talk about internet safety, speak up about cyberbullying and contact a policy maker to encourage them to make the internet safer.

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FCPS hosts Community Conversations with Superintendent

Frederick County Public Schools announced that they will host their first Community Conversation with Superintendent George Hummer on Thursday, January 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Orchard View Elementary School.

The event allows parents, staff, and community members to meet with Dr. Hummer and ask questions or provide feedback.

Future Community Conversations with the Superintendent are scheduled for March 25th, April 17th, and May 14th.

Three budget town hall meetings are also scheduled for February.

Dr. Hummer said, “Feedback from all of our constituents is of utmost importance to me. Every voice matters, and the involvement of our students, families, staff members and community members is necessary to determine what we need to start, stop, and continue in order to help us strive to do what is best for all of our students.”

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FRPD hosts special event on internet safety

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The Front Royal Police Department is encouraging parents to register for a special event regarding internet safety for children and teens.

They will provide tips to prevent children from being solicited or exploited online.

Seating is limited at this event, and you are encouraged to pre-register.

Please follow this link for more information.

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Winchester police introduce Discovery Hub

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The Winchester Police Department introduces the Discovery Hub, Driven to Protect safety initiative.

This Virginia initiative offers teachers, parents and students on the dangers of driving drunk.

Learn about the dangers of driving under affects of  alcohol and the latest innovative technologies currently being developed for safer highways.

To learn more about the Driven to Protect Safety Initiative please visit their website. 

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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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