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.

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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DCPS to #ReopenStrong Virtually this Fall

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on July 30, 2020. Dear DCPS Community, Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, DC Public Schools (DCPS) has remained committed to the health and safety of our entire school community. Today, with consideration of guidance from DC Health, Mayor Bowser announced Read more


Family, Student and Staff Survey Highlights

In May and June, we issued a series of surveys around reopening strong for next school year and heard from approximately 3,400 students, 8,600 families, and 5,200 staff members. Our #ReopenStrong survey results show that the majority of you would like to see: • A hybrid schedule that is consistent and predictable.• School operations that Read more


SY20-21 Enrollment and Immunization Information

If you have not already done so, please complete enrollment at your DCPS school for SY20-21. An electronic submission process for SY20-21 enrollment is available, and the enrollment packet is available in multiple languages. Find out more about the enrollment process and get started here: https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/. If you need help enrolling or have questions, please Read more