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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School calendar update for February 16

On Tuesday, February 16, all DC Public School students will have a day of virtual learning and in-person programming will not take place that day.

From the Chancellor

DC Public Schools Are Open

This week, the familiar sound of laughter, joy, and classroom instruction filled schools as we welcomed students and staff into school buildings for in-person learning programming across all grades.

From the Chancellor

Important Update from DC Public Schools

We know our students are ready, we know our buildings are ready, and we know our staff is ready.