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Test To Return To School – Thanksgiving Break Instructions

All students are expected to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours prior to their return to school on Monday, November 28. All students who return after November 28 will also be required to show proof of a negative test before their return.  

Here are the three steps families need to take:

1. Pick up a test kit!

  • Schools will distribute COVID-19 test kits from Thursday, November 17 through Tuesday, November 22. Please check your student’s backpack for the test kit. 
  • Families can also pick up a test kit from any District COVID Center, located in all 8 wards. You can find the COVID Center locations and hours here:

2. Test your student!

  • All DCPS students are expected to take a COVID-19 test and report results on Sunday, November 27.

3. Upload your test results!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Veronica Martin at and Director Howard at
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