How is DCPS preparing my school for in-person learning?

DCPS’ work to prepare for a strong reopening is grounded in prioritizing the health and safety of our entire school community. Using guidance issued by DC Health, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we developed a set of building readiness standards to ensure schools are prepared to welcome back students and staff. DCPS central office teams are working directly with schools to ensure they are prepared to welcome students and staff, and that building readiness standards are met for Term 2 in November. Those standards are listed here.

DCPS has also issued a comprehensive handbook and templates to support school planning, including guidance on Schoolwide Health & Safety Supports; Staff Health & Safety; Student Services, Procedures, Health & Safety; and COVID-19 Response Protocols.