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COVID-19 and School Prevention and Preparedness

COVID-19 and School Prevention and Preparedness

DCPS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates – (Click here)

At DC Public Schools (DCPS), we are committed to ensuring the well-being of our students. Communicating about issues that impact school communities is important to fostering strong partnerships with families, and we will continue to provide updates around coronavirus (COVID-19) on topics including:

  • Latest Updates
  • School Calendar Changes
  • Meal Sites
  • Distance Learning
  • Additional Resources for Families
  • Letters to Families

Visit coronavirus.dc.gov for more information from DC Health. For additional questions, please email CEO.info@k12.dc.gov or call (202) 442-5885.

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March 22, 2020

Dear Ellington Community,

I want to thank the Ellington School leadership, faculty and staff for their tireless efforts this past week to prepare our students and families for “school at home.”

All of us are challenged by the unprecedented measures that have disrupted our lives. None of us knows exactly when things will return to “normal” or what normalcy will look like by then.

However, everyone can take proper precautions to stay healthy. Also, use this opportunity to connect with family, friends and neighbors. Share words of encouragement and comfort. Tackle some tasks you’ve put off, some books you haven’t read, or some hobbies you’ve neglected.

Ellington School has always called upon our humanity, our intellect, and the fortifying power of the arts to overcome adversity. As always, by keeping those assets at the forefront – ahead of any fear or anxiety – we will persevere.

Sincerely,

TIa Harris Powell, CEO

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March 22, 2020

Dear Ellington Family,

Thank you for your tremendous response as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic. I appreciate the outstanding manner in which our faculty, parents and students have stepped up during this challenging situation.

Many families picked up their students’ packets Thursday and Friday. Others can pick up their work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 23. All work packets are pre-arranged for every student should you want to come and pick up. We also are working on a system in which students can received their work electronically.

Please click here for a Monday appointment if you plan to come. Remember, NO STUDENTS OR PARENTS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF THE BUILDING. The packets will be available in the building garage at the rear of the building, 36th and Reservoir Rd., NW

PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS

1. BY CAR:

  • Please enter through the garage located on 36th and Reservoir Road (the line will go down 36th Street towards R Street). We will take your student’s name and deliver your packet curbside, there will be no need to get out of the car.
  • Once you receive your student’s packet, please leave the campus immediately.
  • We will do our best to gather each student’s work, if your student is missing critical items, please contact your department head.

2. BY FOOT/METRO:

  • If you are unable to drive to Ellington and will be coming via Metro and walking, please stand in the line along 36th street at the garage entrance, going down toward R Street. We will have runners gathering student packets as quickly as possible. Please be patient as we want to ensure both health and safety.

Remember patience is a virtue! Thank you for your flexibility.

v/r,

Sandi Logan, Principal

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March 20, 2020

Dear DCPS Community,

I am writing today to share that DC Public Schools (DCPS) school buildings will remain closed and distance learning will take place through Friday, April 24. Classes will resume on Monday, April 27.

I want to thank our entire DCPS community for rising to this challenge as we navigate this public health emergency together. For the safety and well-being of our entire community, our students, educators, and families are making sacrifices and taking on new responsibilities. And together we will get through this.

Below are important updates based on the information that we have at this time. We will continue to provide information in the coming days and weeks as it becomes available. Additional answers to questions you may have can be found on our Family and Community FAQ.

March 20 DCPS Updates

  • Distance Learning
  • Assessments
  • Grading
  • Meals for All Students
  • Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Today, we are launching the DCPS Distance Learning portal — bit.ly/DCPS_ICP — a mobile-friendly website where you can find learning resources for every grade level and subject area from Pre-K3 through 8th grade and for every graduation requirement from 9th through 12th grade. You can watch this brief video on how distance learning works.

To help all families get affordable high-speed internet access at home, Comcast is offering two months of free service for new, qualifying Internet Essential customers. Learn more at https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.

On the “Learning” section of the Distance Learning portal, you can find recommended routines for at-home learning, supports for English Learners, and accommodations for students who receive special education services. By exploring the “Family” section, you can get ideas about how to create a productive learning space, as well as physical and mental wellness resources.

If you have not received the printed copy of your student’s distance learning packet, please visit your school on Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Due to the extended school closure timeline, we will have a second round of packet pick-up days on March 31 and April 1 at your school.

I encourage you to join me for a Twitter conversation on Wednesday, March 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to discuss distance learning strategies and answer your questions about implementing distance learning at home. Share your questions and your family’s experiences on social media using #DCPSatHome and follow @DCPSChancellor.

Assessments

Due to the extended school closure, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) plans to seek a one-year waiver from federal ESSA requirements around assessments and would cancel statewide summative assessments for students, including PARCC and DC Science.

And in response to the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19, the College Board is canceling the SAT and SAT Subject Test administration on May 2. The College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations.

Grading

Students are expected to complete their distance learning assignments and check in with teachers during virtual office hours. More details about Term 3 grades will be shared at a later date.

Meals for All Students

Meals will continue to be available for all students every weekday at locations throughout the city. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/mealsites to find a meal site near you. These meal options are open to all young people under the age of 18. Please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors, so that all young people have access to healthy meals during this period of school closure.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 1, meal service will be added to the following DCPS schools in addition to the previously operating locations:

COVID-19 DCPS MEALS

Thank You

To our families who are supporting our students during these unprecedented times, please know that we recognize that you are balancing extraordinary responsibilities. Please accept my deepest thanks and know that our entire community is here to support you. I encourage you to review resources available to both individuals and businesses at this time.

To our educators and school staff who continue to create resources to support our students and perform essential school operations while also balancing the responsibilities of caring for their own families and wellbeing, thank you for your willingness to always put our students first.

If you have additional questions, please email CEO.info@k12.dc.gov or call 202-442-5885. To learn more about the District’s response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

We can slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing appropriate social distancing and respecting the guidance of our public health leaders. Thank you for your vigilance, your understanding, and your patience at this time.

With appreciation,

Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D.
Chancellor
DC Public Schools

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March 17, 2020

Distance Learning Packet Pick-up Strategic Plan

To combat the challenges of COVID-19 and to decrease the number of individuals onsite at any given time, as well as our team of administrators that will need to interface with the entire Ellington Community, we are streamlining the process of picking up your student’s distance learning instruction work-packet.

All work packets are pre-arranged for every student should you want to come and pick up.

NO STUDENTS OR PARENTS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE OF THE BUILDING.

HOURS: 9:00am – 2:10pm

DATES: Please strictly adhere to the following schedule outlined below:

Thursday, March 19, 2020
9th grade students: 9:00am – 11:30am
10th grade students: 11:40am – 2:10pm

Friday, March 20, 2020
11th grade students: 9:00am – 11:30am
12th grade students: 11:40am – 2:10pm

LOCATION: Building Garage, rear of building, 36th and Reservoir Rd., NW

PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS:
BY CAR:

  • Similar to health and community services that are incorporating drive-through lines to decrease human interaction, we encourage all families who are able to, please drive to Ellington to pick up your packet. Please enter through the garage located on 36th and Reservoir Road (the line will go down 36th Street towards R Street). We will take your student’s name and deliver your packet curbside, there will be no need to get out of the car.
  • Once you receive your student’s packet, please leave the campus immediately.
  • We will do our best to gather each student’s work, if your student is missing critical items, please contact your department head. We will work to address all issues by Monday, March 23.

BY FOOT/METRO:

  • If you are unable to drive to Ellington and will be coming via metro and walking up to the campus, please stand in the line along 36th street at the Garage entrance, going down towards R Street. We will have runners gathering student packets as quickly as possible. Please be patient as we want to ensure both health and safety.

REMEMBER, PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE!
If you cannot attend at the above times, we are making ourselves available Monday, March 23 as well but by appointment only. Please sign up for a Monday appointment here: https://forms.gle/z8E6q2FK74X7L7vN6

Thank you for your flexibility.

v/r,

Sandi Logan, Principal

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March 18, 2020

Dear DCPS Community,

During this unprecedented public health emergency, DC Public Schools (DCPS) remains committed to ensuring the well-being of our students, staff, and school communities. Thank you for your continued support as our district works to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In challenging times like these, we see our DCPS values in action every day:

  • Students First as our incredible educators create dynamic lessons so that our students can continue learning;
  • Teamwork as our district works closely with our interagency partners under the leadership of Mayor Bowser; and
  • Courage as our dedicated operational staff take steps to continue necessary services and clean school buildings for our staff and students.

I am writing to provide an update on our district’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and to share additional resources to support your student and family.

#DCPSatHome: Distance Learning Lessons for Students

Distance learning will start next week on Tuesday, March 24 after Spring Break (March 17 to March 23.) DCPS prepared printed packets of materials for every grade level from Pre-K through 8th grade and each graduation requirement course for 9-12th grade. Some students may have already received these materials last week from their teachers prior to closing for Spring Break, but we will have official times to receive printed packets this week.

DCPS families can pick up hardcopies of distance learning materials at their school on the following days between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.:

  • Thursday, March 19
  • Friday, March 20
  • Monday, March 23

More information will be shared directly by your school principal and teachers. Distance learning materials will also be available online starting Friday, March 20.

Any family in the District can download lessons specific to a student’s grade level or course through DCPS’ Canvas site, with no login or password necessary. There, you will also see links to DCPS’ collection of other online learning tools and helpful resources for students and families. Bookmark — bit.ly/DCPS_ICP — and start downloading distance learning lessons on Friday, March 20.

These activities will continue classroom learning and engage students during the period of school closure. DCPS’ distance learning materials are designed to meet the needs of all students including English Learners and students with special needs. Students are expected to complete their distance learning assignments and check in with teachers during virtual office hours, but will not be penalized if schoolwork is not completed.

We know that supporting your students’ learning at home can be challenging, and we appreciate the ways that our families and communities are coming together in this critical moment. In addition to the lessons provided by our schools, I encourage families to think about how your student learns best through reading, playing board games, writing in journals, or other activities that will continue to support your student’s academic growth and social-emotional wellbeing.

We will provide additional tips and ideas to engage your child through DCPS social media, as well as on our website. We encourage you to share on social media how your family is continuing learning at home using #DCPSatHome.

REMINDER: Free Meals for All Students

I want to remind all families that meals will be available for all students every weekday at locations throughout the city. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/mealsites and select, Meal Locations for All DC Students, for more information. Please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors, so that all young people have access to healthy meals during this period of school closure.

Additional Resources

We know that this situation has caused uncertainty and anxiety in our community and want to support your student and family during this challenging time. I encourage you to review the following resources:

We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available at dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus.

Please visit coronavirus.dc.gov and continue to follow the guidance of Mayor Bowser and DC Health as we work together to manage this citywide health emergency. If you have additional questions, please email CEO.info@k12.dc.gov or call 202-442-5885.

I encourage you to continue to take steps to stop the spread of germs, and check in on your neighbors and members of our community who are most in need. By working together, we can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and continue to put the safety of our students, staff, and community first.

In partnership,

Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D.
Chancellor
DC Public Schools

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COMMUNITY MESSAGE FROM ELLINGTON ADMINISTRATION

March 15, 2020

Support is available for students, parents as schools move to distance learning 

All schools will be closed for students from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31.

Students will participate in distance learning from March 24 to March 31. Meals will be available for students every weekday at sites across the district. Click here for more information.

As we continue to support our community during this period, please review the resources below and share with your families:

ACCESS TO FREE WIFI FROM COMCAST: Click here to sign up for two months of free WiFi service.

DCPS FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS: Meals will be available for all students every weekday from March 16 through March 31, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the following sites:

  • Anacostia High School, 1601 16th Street SE (Ward 8)
  • Ballou High School, 3401 4th Street SE, (Ward 8)
  • Banneker High School, 800 Euclid Street NW, (Ward 1)
  • Brookland Middle School, 1150 Michigan Avenue NE (Ward 5)
  • Cardozo Education Campus, 1200 Clifton Street NW (Ward 1)
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus, 3101 16th Street NW (Ward 1)
  • Coolidge High School, 6315 5th Street NW (Ward 4)
  • Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street NE (Ward 6)
  • Jefferson Middle School, 801 7th Street SW (Ward 6)
  • Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th Street NE (Ward 7)
  • Kimball Elementary School, 3375 Minnesota Avenue SE (Ward 7)
  • LaSalle-Backus Education Campus, 501 Riggs Road NE (Ward 4)
  • McKinley Education Campus, 151 T Street NE (Ward 5)
  • Stanton Elementary School, 2701 Naylor Road SE (Ward 8)
  • Walker-Jones Education Campus, 1125 New Jersey Avenue NW (Ward 6)
  • Woodson High School, 540 55th Street NE (Ward 7)

DC PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCESS: All DC Public Libraries will close on Monday, March 16 and reopen on Wednesday, April 1. All book drops will be locked so please keep borrowed items until the Library reopens. Late fees will be waived and expiration dates on holds will be extended. Digital offerings can be explored by visiting GoDigital. Updates on the Library’s operating schedule can be found on its website and social media accounts.

WELLNESS TEAM OUTREACH: The Ellington School’s Wellness Team will continue their support and reach out to families. Look for more information in coming days.

BEST PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING: Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. Check on your family and friends via phone or video. For more information about social distancing, click here for a PBS article.

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March 13, 2020

Dear DC Public Schools Community,

On March 11, 2020, in order to provide additional coordination for the District’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Muriel Bowser declared both a state of emergency and a public health emergency. During this unprecedented public health emergency, DC Public Schools (DCPS) remains committed to ensuring the well-being of our students and school communities. Therefore, starting Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31, DCPS will modify operations to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region.

In our ongoing efforts to address community health risks and ensure the continuity of learning for our students, DCPS will follow an updated schedule between March 16 and March 31:

  • Monday, March 16 — Teachers and staff will report to school to plan for distance learning. No school for students.
  • Tuesday, March 17 to Monday, March 23 — DCPS will take its Spring Break for students and teachers. There will no longer be a Spring Break period in April.
  • Tuesday, March 24 to Tuesday, March 31 — Students will participate in distance learning.
  • Wednesday, April 1 — Schools will resume operations.

During this period, there will also be no school-sponsored activities such as athletics, extracurriculars, field trips, events, or afterschool programs.

We are grateful for the patience, flexibility, and cooperation our DCPS community is demonstrating as we manage the dynamic nature of this event. As we approach the next few weeks, we ask for continued patience and trust as the District navigates this unique situation.

While this decision was made to prioritize the health and safety of our entire school community, we understand it will be disruptive to our families. With that in mind, I want to share some additional details about what distance learning will look like for our DCPS students and the supports we have in place for families over the next few weeks.

About Distance Learning

DCPS prepared instructional contingency plans that will allow meaningful, relevant learning to take place while schools are closed. We developed resources for every level in grades PK-8 and each graduation requirement course for grades 9-12. Information about how to pick up printed copies of these lessons throughout the city or access them online will be shared in the coming days.

Free Meals for Students

Due to the DCPS schedule change, meals will be available to students on weekdays from Monday, March 16 – Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the following sites:

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DC Health Resources for Families

Many resources, including information about how to protect yourself and your family, are available on coronavirus.dc.gov. The symptoms that are currently being seen with coronavirus (COVID-19) are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you experience the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or have reason to believe you have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19), call your healthcare provider before visiting a healthcare facility.

You can also find FAQs for students and families on coronavirus.dc.gov. During this period, we also encourage students and families to follow the DC Health recommendation to avoid large social gatherings.

With Gratitude and Thanks

We recognize the significant impact this extended closure will have on our entire community. Closing DCPS for two weeks due to a citywide health emergency mid-year is unprecedented. We acknowledge the anxiety this may cause our students, especially our seniors who are focused on graduation and those students who depend on DCPS for critical services. We also recognize the burden this will place on our staff and working families. As we learn more about what this extended closure means for the school year calendar, we will share that information with our school communities. Employee Services will also be in contact with DCPS staff about the impact of this schedule change on their work.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing commitment to making the safety of our students, staff, and school communities a priority. Regular updates will be shared with families via email and at https://dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus and https://coronavirus.dc.gov/.

In partnership,

Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D.
Chancellor
DC Public Schools

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March 11, 2020

Dear DCPS Community,

Following guidance issued by DC Health on canceling non-essential mass gatherings, DC Public Schools (DCPS) is taking preventative measures around travel and high-attendance events for students and staff.

Effective immediately, DCPS will enact the following:

  • Restriction on Large Gatherings: Non-essential district-wide and individual school events that accommodate approximately 500 people in one room will be canceled through March 31. This may include assemblies, athletics events, and field trips. To that end, tomorrow night’s 5th Annual Math Bowl at Roosevelt High School is canceled. Recognizing the situation is dynamic, we will continue to provide critical updates around this guidance, as needed.
  • Student Travel: DCPS-sponsored student travel outside the District of Columbia is suspended through May 1. This includes out-of-state and international field trips.
  • Staff Travel: DCPS-sponsored staff travel is limited to essential duties only.

Reminder: No School for Students on Monday, March 16

Earlier today, we also notified students and families of a change in our school schedule for next week.

Students will not be in session on Monday, March 16 to accommodate a Professional Development Day for staff to ensure that our educators are fully equipped to support distance learning as needed. Students will no longer have the day off on Friday, March 20.

DPR’s Fun Day Camp originally scheduled for Friday, March 20, will now take place on Monday, March 16. Locations are available across the District.

DCPS afterschool programs will be canceled on Monday, March 16, but resume a normal schedule from Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, March 20. Information about afterschool programs run by partner organizations will be communicated to families directly.

Please see the chart below for the updated schedule for next week.

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Resources from DC Health
I encourage you to visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/ for the latest information from DC Health and to learn more about prevention tips for your home, how to identify symptoms, and when to contact your health provider.

DCPS will continue to post information for families on our website at https://dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus and to share information on our social media channels.

Thank you once again for your understanding and ongoing commitment to making the safety of our students, staff, and school communities a priority.

In partnership,

Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D.
Chancellor
DC Public Schools

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March 11, 2020

Good morning DCPS Community,

DC Public Schools (DCPS) continues to prioritize student and staff safety as the region addresses the coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of DCPS’ emergency response planning, there will be a shift in school schedules for the week of March 16. This announcement affects both teachers and students.

The scheduled Professional Development Day for teachers on Friday, March 20 will now take place on Monday, March 16.

Schools will be closed for students on Monday, March 16, with classes resuming for the rest of the week. Students will no longer have the day off on Friday, March 20.

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DC Health continues to report no widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and prevention remains our priority. However, this situation remains dynamic, and preparation is critical every day. With this in mind, DCPS is accelerating our planning timeline with teachers and school leaders to ensure that our educators are fully equipped to support distance learning as needed. As part of their Professional Development Day next week, teachers and school leaders will focus on academic contingency planning that best serves the entire DCPS school community.

Instructional contingency plans are underway that will allow meaningful, relevant learning to take place in the event that schools are closed for an extended period of time. We are developing resources for every level in grades PK-8 and for each graduation requirement course for grades 9-12. These resources will be available both in print and online and accessible to every family.

The shift in Professional Development Day sessions from Friday to Monday is just one component of DCPS’ COVID-19 emergency preparedness planning. Please visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/ for the latest COVID-19 information from DC Health.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing commitment to the safety of our students, staff, and school communities. If you have any questions, please send them to ceo.info@k12.dc.gov.

In partnership, 

Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D. 
Chancellor 
DC Public Schools

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March 9, 2020

Dear DCPS Community,

At DC Public Schools (DCPS), we are committed to ensuring the well-being, health, and safety of our students and staff. We are working closely with DC Health and other District agencies on emergency preparedness procedures, as well as following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to monitor, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Over the weekend, DC Health confirmed the District’s first presumptive positive test result for the coronavirus. While the presence of the coronavirus in the District is understandably concerning, it is not unexpected given the spread of the virus globally and in the United States. There is still no widespread community transmission, and our priority continues to be prevention.

COVID-19 DCPS Visit coronavirus.dc.gov for the latest from DC Health and download free resources for schools and families.

Emergency Planning Procedures

Planning and preparation in DC has been underway for several weeks, including interagency coordination in partnership with DC Health and the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. For DCPS this includes the following actions:

  • Ensuring that all school bathrooms are stocked with soap and schools have hand sanitizer, as well as maintaining custodial protocols for cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Planning for alternative learning environments to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and families, while minimizing disruption to the school year. Specific guidance will be provided to DCPS families describing how they can support student engagement and extend learning should school closure be necessary. Resources will be made available for students to continue learning through take home materials and/or in an online setting.
  • Following guidance from the CDC, we canceled all DCPS-sponsored international travel through May 1, 2020.
  • Providing resources to school leaders to stay informed on planning and preparation measures, so information can be relayed to school families.
  • Posting all official notices on our social media accounts and sharing information from other government agencies and public health notices.

DCPS Operating Status

At this time, under the guidance of DC Health, there is no change in the operating status of the district’s public schools.

Over the weekend, we were notified by DC Health that an employee at School Without Walls High School was exposed to COVID-19. We closed School Without Walls High School for the day on Monday, March 9, 2020 to provide adequate time to communicate with staff and families. To be clear, the staff member has tested negative, she continues to be asymptomatic and is following the self-quarantine protocol, and there is no immediate risk to the students or staff on either School Without Walls campus. Out of an abundance of caution, School Without Walls High School will receive a deep cleaning prior to reopening, and School Without Walls at Francis Stevens received a deep cleaning on Sunday.

Resources for Families

We understand you may have questions about COVID-19 and what it means for you and your child’s school. Answers to some of these questions can be found in the FAQ resource from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education. Please share this information with friends, colleagues, and family. DCPS will also continue to share official information on our Twitter account — @dcpublicschools — and post information on our website at dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus.

We also understand children may have questions about COVID-19. National Public Radio (NPR), collaborating with experts in social work and mental health, developed a cartoon explaining what kids might want to know about coronavirus. You can listen to or read the original NPR story or download a version to print at home.

The symptoms that are currently being seen with COVID-19 are fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath. To help prevent the spread of germs, you should:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, multiple times a day. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when feeling sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Seek medical attention if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to coronavirus or influenza. Call your healthcare provider before visiting a healthcare facility.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing commitment to keeping the safety of our students, staff, and school communities a priority. If you have any questions, please send them to ceo.info@k12.dc.gov, and for the latest information from DC Health on COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/.

In partnership,

Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D.
Chancellor
DC Public Schools