How did DCPS arrive at the Term 2 reopening model?

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To determine the best way to welcome staff and students back into our schools in Term 2, we prioritized:

  • Providing a safe and supportive learning space for our youngest learners – where we see more challenges with virtual learning
  • Offering in-person instruction for students with known opportunity gaps to mitigate learning loss
  • Maximizing learning time and maintaining the integrity of the instructional program for all students – whether at school or at home.

Since secondary courses are built on semester schedules, middle and high school students will continue learning at home to ensure continuity of the learning experience and consistency in grading practices. DCPS will consider a transition to in-person learning for grades 6-12 in Term 3.