#ReopenStrong

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.

Learn more about how we are preparing for a full return to in-person learning for every student, every day next school year. Doors are open and classes start on August 30, 2021.

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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From the Chancellor

July update – 40 days left of summer break

This message was sent to the DCPS community on July 21, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Did you know that this week you can celebrate National Hot Dog Day (July 21) and National Hammock Day (July 22)? And hopefully you got a chance enjoy National Ice Cream Day Read more

From the Chancellor

Virtual Learning for SY21-22

This message was sent to the DCPS community on July 14, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. We hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer. At DC Public Schools, we are actively planning for the next school year and cannot wait to see all students back in the classroom this Read more

From the Chancellor

Student Wellness and SY21-22

This message was sent to the DCPS community on July 6, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, We hope you had a fun and safe Fourth of July. As we prepare to return to in-person learning for every student, every day in the fall, we want to make sure Read more