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.

Currently, DCPS students are receiving virtual instruction with students learning at home or in CARE Classrooms.

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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New Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Protocols for Students and Staff

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 2, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, As part of our commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff, DC Public Schools (DCPS) is expanding our coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols. Read more


With gratitude from DCPS

This year has been unlike any other. Your dedication, resourcefulness, creativity, and joy remain steadfast. Thank you for your service to DC Public Schools; we appreciate all that you do.


#Reopenstrong Spotlight: LaSalle-Backus Education Campus

LaSalle is committed to creating an environment that is safe, warm, and welcoming to all members of the school community. In doing so, the community is embracing the changes and the expectations to keep each other safe.