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.

Term 3 started on February 1, and all schools are offering a variety of in-person programming for students.

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

DCPS Family Guide to Summer 2021 Learning

Follow the link to explore our Family Guide to Summer Learning to find the program or opportunity that best fits the needs of your student.


New Health Guidelines for Term 4

DC Health released a revised set of COVID-19 guidelines for schools in alignment with updated school operations guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Accordingly, DC Public Schools (DCPS) will adopt some of these changes, and they will go into effect at the start of Term 4 next month.

From the Chancellor

In solidarity with our AAPI students, families, and staff

What does solidarity look like? Taking a stance to remind our community that there is no room for xenophobia, racism, or hate within the DCPS community. As we work to become an actively anti-racist district, we must speak up and speak out against all forms of hate and bias.