As we shared last week, DC Public Schools (DCPS) will continue learning at home through the end of the school year. We acknowledge that May 29 is prior to our anticipated end of the 2019-2020 School Year in June. Further, we realize this is not ideal for many of our families as it may disrupt other arrangements you have planned.
Please know that we do not take adjustments to our calendar lightly, and, as a district, we are doing all we can to take into account the needs of our students and families while also balancing the planning that is necessary due to our public health crisis. This calendar shift will give us the opportunity to preserve time for the option of additional, targeted summer learning, as well as the start of SY20-21 when health conditions are more favorable.
We know you may have questions about what the end of the school year looks like on topics such as graduation, summer school, and enrollment for next school year. This situation is new ground for all of us and thank you for your patience as we work to provide more details on how the school year will conclude.
In the more immediate, we want to know how we are doing. Your partnership during this unprecedented moment has allowed our students to continue their learning even while our classrooms are now phone calls, video lessons, and Teams chats.
Family Survey on Learning at Home
During this period of school building closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reaching out to families to get an understanding of how learning at home is going for you and to receive feedback to help our teachers and staff continue to provide support.
Please take a few minutes to complete our learning at home family survey. You’ll be asked about student learning activities, technology you may be using, and support structures you may need, as well as general feedback. Select the language you wish to take the survey in by using the menu in the upper-righthand corner.
Families may also take the survey over the phone by calling 202-671-2617 on weekdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. If you have multiple children enrolled in DCPS, please fill out the survey for your oldest child first. You will have an option to fill it out for additional children at the end. The survey will close on Wednesday, May 6.
Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts on how your school and DCPS can best serve you during this time of learning at home.