Posts in Category: Updates

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for May 16, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of May 15

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Celebrating DCPS Partners

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on May 13, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, This week, we are celebrating our first-ever Partner Appreciation Week, shining a light on the incredible opportunities that our partner organizations provide students every day. In today’s email, I want Read more

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for May 9, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of May 8

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for May 2, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of May 1

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for April 25, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of April 24

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Thank you for helping keep our school communities safe

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on April 20, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Keeping our schools safe is a partnership with our families, students, and staff. Thank you for your continued collaboration and for participating in our April #SafeReturn testing. As of Wednesday Read more

DCPS Rapid Testing Results for Spring Break 2022

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More than 43,000 DC Public Schools students and staff provided their COVID-19 test results to support a safe return to the classroom following Spring Break. The majority of tests reported were rapid antigen tests distributed at school. Positive Reported Cases By School The following table includes results reported from tests taken on April 17, 2022, Read more

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of April 17

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of April 10

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for April 4, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

April Calendar and Required COVID-19 Testing After Spring Break

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on April 6, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Tree blossoms are in bloom, enrollment for next school year is underway, and Spring Break is just around the corner. This is an important time for our students as learning Read more

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of April 3

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for March 28, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of March 27

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for March 21, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of March 20

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for March 14, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of March 13

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Update on Mask Policy at DC Public Schools

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on March 11, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Throughout the pandemic, DC Public Schools has implemented a layered approach to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, anchored in the guidance provided by DC Health and the Read more

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for March 7, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Family Guide to Summer Learning and Calendar Updates

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on March 7, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Shortly before our recent February break, students celebrated the 100th day of school! From dance parties to commemorative eyewear to dressing up as future centenarians, students across the district marked Read more

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of March 6

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Safe Return and Updates to Our Health and Safety Policies

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on March 1, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Throughout the pandemic, I have been grateful for the dedication of our community in keeping our schools safe and open. As this morning, nearly 46,000 students and staff entered their Read more

DCPS Rapid Testing Results for February 27, 2022

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Nearly 46,000 DC Public Schools students and staff provided their COVID-19 test results to support a safe return to the classroom following February break. The majority of tests reported were rapid antigen tests distributed at school. Positive Reported Cases By School The following table includes results reported from tests taken on February 27, 2022. You Read more

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of February 27

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of February 20

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Important: Required COVID-19 Testing After February Break

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on February 15, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  As part of our enhanced COVID-19 surveillance testing program, all students and staff will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school on Monday, Read more

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for February 14, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of February 13

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Update on School Health and Safety Measures

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on February 11, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Thank you to our school community for your partnership in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Today, I want to share three updates for our families on our Read more

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for February 7, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of February 6

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for January 31, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of January 30

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of January 23

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

Introducing Test to Stay Pilot for Pre-K Classrooms

From the Chancellor

As part of our weekly testing program, we are implementing a test-to-stay pilot program for Pre-K students. Test to Stay for Pre-K classrooms will go into effect should a student test positive through the required weekly testing each Sunday.

DCPS Pre-K Rapid Testing Results for January 18, 2022

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Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and will be required to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom.

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of January 16

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Expands COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on January 13, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  Our commitment throughout this pandemic has been to continuously review and assess our layered mitigation strategy for limiting the spread of COVID-19. Today, I want to provide you with an update on:   Our expanded surveillance testing program to monitor COVID-19 within Read more

Reported Positive Cases at Schools: Week of January 9

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Information for the week based on cases initially reported to schools prior to 11:00 a.m. each day. Final verified case counts will continue to be available at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-data.

DCPS Rapid Testing Results for January 6, 2022

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As of January 6, more than 49,000 DC Public Schools students and staff provided their COVID-19 test results to support a safe return to the classroom following winter break. The majority of tests reported were rapid antigen tests distributed at school. Positive Reported Cases By School The following table includes results reported from tests taken Read more

School Reopening Tomorrow and COVID-19 Testing Results

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families from Chancellor Ferebee on January 5, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, I want to thank all our families and staff who have dedicated time and energy in service of reopening our schools safely in 2022. Our community truly mobilized to support Read more

DCPS Rapid Testing Results for January 5, 2022

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This information was updated at 11:00 am on January 6. Updates are bolded. More than 48,000 DC Public Schools students and staff provided their COVID-19 test results to support a safe return to the classroom following winter break. The majority of tests reported were rapid antigen tests distributed at school. Positive Reported Cases By School Read more

Update on Test to Return and Thursday Planning

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to DCPS families on January 5, 2022. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Thank you! More than 20,000 families have already submitted their student’s COVID-19 test results. We appreciate you taking part in this important task. If you have not already done so, please upload your Read more

Rapid Test Kit Instructions for Students // Instrucciones del kit de prueba rápida para estudiantes

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How to pick up, test, and report COVID-19 results to DCPS.

Important Update: Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Required for School

From the Chancellor

This message was sent to the DCPS Community from Chancellor Ferebee on December 29, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our highest priorities. To support a safe reopening of our schools, all students and staff will be required to Read more

An Update to DCPS’ COVID-19 Response Protocol

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 22, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  As I mentioned in my email to you on Monday, we are seeing rising cases of COVID-19 in our schools and community. As a result, we will be making Read more

Statement on virtual learning at schools for December 22

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Due to the impact of recent COVID-19 cases on school operations, the following schools will learn virtually tomorrow, December 22.  All DCPS families should come to their schools on Monday, January 3 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm or Tuesday, January 4 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to pick up a rapid COVID-19 test before Read more

Update to the January Calendar and Rapid Testing Announcement

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 20, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  We are seeing a city-wide and region-wide increase in COVID-19 cases, and as with previous case increases within our community, those trends are reflected in the number of reported positive cases at schools. I recognize the stress and uncertainty this causes for you and Read more

The Power of a Vaccine

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 3, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, This week, our very own Kimball Elementary School had a few guests stop by to talk about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines: former President Barack Obama Read more

COVID-19 Vaccination for Ages 5+

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on November 4, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way for us to help stop the spread of the virus and keep our community safe. This week, the Centers for Disease Read more

Snow Day Policy Update

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 10, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, With students back in the classroom every day and winter weather now part of daily forecasts, we wanted to provide an update on how we will handle Read more

The Power of a Vaccine

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 3, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, This week, our very own Kimball Elementary School had a few guests stop by to talk about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines: former President Barack Obama Read more

Sharing My Gratitude

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on November 18, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  This Thanksgiving, I want to reflect on the past year and express my gratitude to the entire DC Public Schools community. Our students, families, staff, and supporters have worked tremendously hard to reopen our schools, learn new routines, Read more

DCPS Welcomes the World + November Health Updates

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on November 18, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  We teach our students that there are no limits to what they can achieve, and this week scholars across DC Public Schools had the opportunity to meet some inspiring individuals, including some who were Read more

Take the Fall Family Survey and Share Your Feedback with Us

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on November 10, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  Over the last week, I heard directly from some of our students in grades 6-12 about how they’re feeling about the first term of the school year. They spoke candidly of the joy of seeing Read more

COVID-19 Vaccination for Ages 5+

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on November 4, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way for us to help stop the spread of the virus and keep our community safe. This week, the Centers for Disease Read more

Honoring and Supporting DCPS Families

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on October 27, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  This year, the student art showcased in our school calendar celebrates how our students see the strength and resiliency of our community and of themselves. I want to recognize and congratulate Riley Mitchell of Eliot-Hine Middle School, Erykah Howell of McKinley Technology High Read more

Town Hall: Creating Safe School Environments

Parent University

On October 20, DC Public Schools held a tele-town hall to share how asymptomatic and symptomatic testing is available for students at school. Presenters: Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, ChancellorCinthia Ruiz, OperationsJessica Sticklor-Lipson, Facilities Download the Presentation

Happy National Principals Month!

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on October 15, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  I hope you will join me this month in celebrating the outstanding contributions of our school leaders. National Principals Month is an opportunity to recognize the roles principals play in our Read more

Town Hall: DCPS Covid-19 At-School Testing

Parent University

On October 6, DC Public Schools held a tele-town hall to share how asymptomatic and symptomatic testing is available for students at school. The next tele-town hall is on Wednesday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. We will cover important information about COVID-19 testing in our schools. You can RSVP here. Presenters: Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, Read more

October Vaccination Clinics, Health Townhalls & Reminders for Student-Athletes

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on October 1, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  As we reflect on our first month of the school year, I want to say thank you. I am grateful for the commitment of District families to support our teachers, principals, counselors, coaches, and staff as Read more

Town Hall: DCPS Covid-19 Case Response Protocols

Parent University

On September 29, DC Public Schools held a tele-town hall to share what happens when someone tests positive for COVID-19 while in our school buildings. Our policies are based on DC Health and CDC guidance on how to respond, including next steps on enhanced cleaning, what information is shared publicly and how your child will Read more

Upcoming DCPS events for families

Updates

Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, In the coming weeks, there are several events for families to help you stay informed on what’s happening at DC Public Schools and stay engaged in your student’s learning. From a new year of Parent University to town halls on a variety of topics, Read more

Vaccines Save Lives. Update on COVID-19 Vaccine and Childhood Immunizations

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on September 21, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  With the school year underway, it’s exciting to see students across the district diving into joyful and rigorous academic experiences with the excellent educators of DC Public Schools. From reading to world languages, science to Read more

Celebrating and Learning this Hispanic Heritage Month

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on September 15, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación Dear DCPS Families,  At DC Public Schools, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is about recognizing and honoring Latinos in school communities and throughout the city. It is also a time to learn from cultures and traditions outside of your Read more

How DCPS responds to COVID-19 cases

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on September 10, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación Dear DCPS Community,  Across DC Public Schools, it is exciting to see students are settling into their classes and new routines, building friendships, and connecting with their teachers. The well-being Read more

Thank You for a Strong First Week!

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on September 3, 2021. Dear DCPS Families, As educators, our greatest joy comes from seeing students learning enthusiastically. This week, our hearts were full as tens of thousands of DC Public Schools students reunited with their classmates and teachers in schools across Read more

Health and safety information for Pre-K students

Updates

This message was distributed to Pre-K families ahead of the first day of classes for students. To see of all DCPS’ health and safety measures for the 2021-2022 School Year, visit https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/health/. Read this message in: Español | Amharic (አማርኛ) | French (Français) | Chinese (中文) Dear Pre-K Parents, Welcome to DC Public Schools and Read more

Important update on asymptomatic and symptomatic testing at DCPS

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on August 27, 2021. Dear DCPS Families,  DC Public Schools is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff. We have a robust, layered mitigation strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 based on three key pillars: prevent, screen, and inform.   Today, we are reaching Read more

Honor the Start of School with the Stronger & Safer Together Pledge

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on August 26, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación Dear DCPS Families,  We are just a few days away from the start of our new school year. Every year, the first day of school is one of excitement and Read more

Parent University: Mentally Preparing Myself and My Child for the New School Year

Parent University

On August 19, DC Public Schools staff from the School Mental Health team shared information and resources to help parents and their students prepare for the new school year. Presenters: Kenya Coleman, Senior DirectorDouglas Gotel, DirectorNigel Jackson, DirectorCarla Hall, School Mental Health Expansion Manager Download the Presentation

Parent University: Supporting Our Students by Accelerating Learning In and Out of the Classroom

Parent University

On August 17, DC Public Schools staff from the Office of Teaching and Learning shared information and resources to get your child on track this school year. Presenters: Corie Colgan,  Chief, Teaching and Learning Jennifer Rosenbaum, Deputy Chief, Acceleration Download the Presentation

Back to School Health & Safety Guidelines

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on August 18, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  Today, we are sharing an update on our back-to-school health and safety measures and the robust plans that will be in place as we welcome back all our students. We worked hard throughout Read more

Mayor Bowser Delivers Back to School Update

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Important health and safety update on COVID-19 vaccines

From the Chancellor

Esta información está disponible en español a continuación. This message was sent to the DCPS community on August 11, 2021. Dear DCPS Families, Yesterday, Mayor Bowser announced that vaccination against COVID-19 will be a requirement for all DC Government employees, including all DC Public Schools staff.  The science is clear: the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. What we are seeing clearly in the District Read more

Parent University: Getting My Child Ready for School This Year

Parent University

Esta información está disponible en español a continuación. Have questions about the start of in-person learning? On August 10, DC Public Schools leaders shared more about what to expect this school year as students return to the classroom for in-person learning every day. Presenters: Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, Chancellor Patrick Davis, Chief, Operations Dr. Bren Read more

School Immunization Clinics are Now Open

From the Chancellor

Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. This message was sent to the DCPS community on August 4, 2021. Dear DCPS Community,  This month, we are asking families to put vaccines on your back-to-school list! All DC Public Schools students must have their childhood immunizations up to date to attend school. The COVID-19 vaccine Read more

Getting Ready for Pre-K: Tips for a Smooth Transition into School!

Parent University

Esta información está disponible en español a continuación. Starting Pre-K at DC Public Schools? Watch this event from August 5 to learn more about the Pre-K day and how you can help prepare your little one for a smooth transition into school! Preparándose para Pre-Kínder : consejos para una transición fácil a la escuela

School Health & Safety Update

From the Chancellor

Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. This message was sent to the DCPS community on July 30, 2021. Dear DCPS Community,  As we approach the end of July, we are now 30 days until the start of the new school year. The coming month is going to consist of traditional back-to-school activities, such as students getting school supplies and teachers preparing their Read more

Caring for Our Youngest Learners: Reopening Our Pre-K Classrooms

Parent University

On July 22, members of the Early Childhood Office shared updates for Pre-K families for School Year 2021-22.

July update – 40 days left of summer break

From the Chancellor

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

Virtual Learning for SY21-22

From the Chancellor

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

Student Wellness and SY21-22

From the Chancellor

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

The School Year in Your Words

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on June 24, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  It’s the last day of school for DC Public Schools. Throughout the past year, you and your family have accomplished so much. Students learned how to use Teams, Canvas, and other new technology tools Read more

DCPS Closed Tomorrow and Happy Juneteenth

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on June 17, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear Families, Happy Juneteenth from DC Public Schools! Today, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19 as a federal holiday. As such, Mayor Bowser announced Read more

DCPS Celebrates Pride Month

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on June 14, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, June is Pride Month, and DC Public Schools is proud to be an ally to students, school leaders, and staff within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer-plus (LGBTQ+) community. We are at our Read more

Investing in Students and Listening to Families

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on June 11, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, $1 billion. That is the local investment Mayor Bowser is committing to DC Public Schools for Fiscal Year 2022 to ensure our schools have a strong foundation Read more

Update on Health, Safety, and Virtual Learning for SY 21-22

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on June 7, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  As we approach the final weeks of the school year, we want to share more about our preparations to fully reopen for every student, every day in Read more

Standing Ovation Awards & Vaccination Clinics for Students 

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on May 27, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  This week, we celebrated the accomplishments of our educators, school leaders, and staff during the annual Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools presented by the DC Public Education Fund.  During the virtual ceremony Read more

Mental Health Awareness Month

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on May 21, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  As we honor Mental Health Awareness Month, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect and give yourself grace for what you and others have endured over the past year; you have been courageous, Read more

Our Roadmap to #RecoverStrong – May Update

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on May 14, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  A month ago, we announced DC Public Schools will fully reopen for the 2021-2022 School Year with in-person learning for every student every day. This is an incredibly critical milestone to ensure our Read more

Survey – Share Your Recovery Priorities

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on May 11, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  Since March 2020, DC Public Schools has strategically utilized federal stimulus funds to support COVID-19 recovery. These are commonly referred to as Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Read more

Update on Summer Acceleration Academies

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on May 7, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  It was an amazing week celebrating our teachers, and you can check out this recap to see how much we love our DCPS teachers! Thanks to the entire DCPS Read more

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on May 3, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  Join me in wishing every DC Public Schools educator a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! As we kick off this week of celebration, we know that the love Read more

Additional FY22 Funds Available for Schools

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on April 29, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  As DC Public Schools continues its work to recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we know that maximizing the use of all available funds is critical for Read more