DCPS shared 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 of our students. They have worked hard throughout the summer to get our schools ready for your student’s return. DCPS recognizes that many of our families have questions about what their student’s experience will look like, and what protocols are in place to protect our schools from the variants of COVID-19.
DC Public Schools has a strong, layered approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19 that is detailed below.
DCPS is focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19 with universal masking, physical distancing, enhanced air filtration and cleaning, and a robust campaign for our community to get the COVID-19 vaccine alongside a vaccination requirement for staff. DCPS is screening for COVID-19 symptoms with daily health assessments for students and staff, and we will have regular asymptomatic testing for students. DCPS is also keeping our families informed if there is a COVID-19 case within their school.
The robust and layered approach builds upon their experiences in operating our schools for in-person programming last year. DCPS will continue to work closely with DC Health and health and safety experts to regularly review and adapt these measures, to make sure we are taking the strongest steps possible to keep our classrooms open for in-person learning for all our students. You will hear from them regularly as the school year progresses.
We look forward to safely welcoming our K-12 students back on August 30 and our Pre-K families on September 2.