The Board of Education of Frederick County realizes that in these unprecedented times there is a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty as we prepare for a virtual re-opening. This is, and will continue to be, a learning process for all stakeholders. We have every confidence in our teachers, administrators, support staff, and central office personnel to be responsive to the needs of students and families of FCPS. In a normal year, educators work extremely hard as they set up their classrooms, learn additional skills, absorb a multitude of information, and prepare to welcome new students on the first day of school in the hopes of having the best year ever. With the current situation, all preparation that occurs in a regular year has multiplied. Our educators are attempting something they have never experienced themselves, and yet they are already making amazing strides with designing virtual classrooms, creating teaching spaces, learning new technology, and implementing all of the other aspects of this unique beginning. We ask the FCPS community to have patience as our system rolls out the inaugural stage of virtual teaching and learning. Modifications will no doubt be necessary, and flexibility will be the word of the day as everyone begins the journey in this new model of education. We will work through this together, always looking forward to the time when students and staff will return to in-person instruction. Thank you for your understanding and support.