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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

October 16 2020 | School News


Updates:
In light of the evolving public health guidance and input from families, virtual learning will continue through December 2020. We will continue to update this page and our social media channels with information on SY20-21 as it becomes available. As we approach the end of October, we will reassess safety conditions to determine whether it will be possible to shift to a hybrid instructional offering.

We care deeply about this community-- as people, as learners, as  dreamers and doers. Schools provide a range of important supports  beyond instruction. We are committed to providing those supports--  meals, mental health supports and more-- even though we are not able to run the hybrid model as we had planned. We are confident in our team’s ability to provide a high-quality virtual learning offering for all students-- PreSchool through 8th grade--and look forward to sharing more details soon.

Safety is a product of three things:

The public health conditions in our city. We rely on the expertise of the DC Department of Health, and the Mayor, to tell us if the public health indicators allow safe in-person school. The mayor announced on Thursday, July 30th that DC Public Schools will provide virtual instruction for their first academic term. 
Whether we can staff our schools safely.  
Our school-level preparations.  In the event of future hybrid instruction, we have built a Safe Operations Plan following the guidance of the DC Department of Health, OSSE, the CDC, the Academy of American Pediatrics and more. Click here to view the DC Prep Safe Operations PlanHaga clic aquí para verlo en español.

To submit a question, comment, or concern regarding DC Prep's COVID-19 response, please
click here

To access SY20-21 family resources, including the Family Handbook, sample student schedules, and supply lists, please visit our Resources page

We will continue to use our distance learning website to provide learning updates as well as academic resources for all PS – 8th students.




Is your Preppie having trouble with technology?
 
Click here to access the Family Troubleshooting Guide!



Given the COVID-19 pandemic and a virtual school day, student meals (breakfast & lunch) will be available for Grab & Go pick-up at three DC Prep campus locations, listed below.

Update: Starting on October 1st, 2020, DC Prep will serve meals to any DC resident age 18 and under free of charge -- meals can be picked-up on behalf of children.

Please see the flyers linked below for full information on student meal distribution: 

DC Prep School Meal Distribution Flyer - English 
DC Prep School Meal Distribution Flyer - Español 

Click here for additional DC meal and grocery distribution sites

Distance Learning Resources from DC Public Library and The Library at Home 

Sesame Street's "Caring for Each Other" Project -  Sesame Workshop's Caring for Each Other initiative marks the beginning of a commitment to support families during the COVID-19 health crisis with a broad variety of free resources.

DC Department of Health Coronavirus Landing Page

Internet Support: Comcast is offering FREE access to its "internet essentials" through December 31st.

Mental Health Supports: 
The Department of Behavioral Health has a 24 hour line for anyone who has mental health concerns for themselves or someone else (1-888-793-4357).

Free Mindfulness Resources via Calm - includes meditations, "Calm Kids", and sleep stories


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