A safe return to learning for every student.

The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, students, and families is top of mind.

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Our Commitment

While engaging our community throughout the summer, we heard a resounding focus on prioritizing safety, maximizing learning – whether in school or at home, and providing equitable access to resources and supports.

We are committed to delivering on these expectations and through continued collaboration, transparency, and flexibility, we will successfully meet student needs during these unprecedented times.

We will start School Year 2020-2021 virtually with all students learning at home. This will apply for all grades — Pre-K through 12 — and last at least through Term 1 from August 31 to November 6.

Download our Family Guide to Learning at Home. (Leer en español.)

Our Planning Principles

Prioritizing Safety by putting in place robust health and safety protocols for staff and students.

Maximizing Learning by providing rigorous and joyful learning experiences every day — in school or at home.

Promoting Equity by ensuring every student has access to the supplies and supports they need for a safe return to learning.

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