DC Prep will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

General Updates:

In light of the evolving public health guidance and input from families, virtual learning will continue through the last day of school on June 22nd, 2021.

We plan to reopen school buildings in the fall for in-person instruction for all students five days a week in SY21-22. We will continue to update this page and our social media channels with information as it becomes available. Please see below for more information on our Spring Enrichment program and steps towards reopening.

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 a hybrid model as we had planned. We are confident in our team’s continuing ability to provide a high-quality virtual learning offering for all students– PreSchool through 8th grade–and look forward to sharing more updates about summer programming and the start of SY21-22 soon.

Reopening Planning is Underway:

Based on input from our families, we have begun a phased reopening in Q4.

Beginning the week of April 26th, teachers who opted in have been providing small-group enrichment in-person on Wednesday afternoons. These enrichment offerings target academic and social-emotional needs. Registration for these sessions has now closed.

We believe these touchpoints across both Spring Enrichment and our upcoming summer programming will help us build the muscle for operating in person in a world where COVID precautions remain necessary. This will help set the stage for an in-person summer school and a full, five days a week reopening at the start of SY21-22.

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.
  • 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 and sample student schedules, please visit our Resources page.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Starting Saturday, May 1st, vaccinations will be available at no appointment needed walk-up sites for all DC residents. Residents who are 65 or older can also get vaccinated at any of these walk-up sites. Residents unable to leave their homes can schedule an at-home visit by calling 1-855-363-0333.

DC residents who are 16 or 17 years old can register for a vaccine appointment at Children’s Hospital through childrensnational.org.

For more information on available vaccines, go to vaccinefinder.org.

Virtual Townhall Recording

DC Prep hosted a virtual community townhall presented by the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC) on Thursday, April 23rd. The virtual townhall provided a space for our community to hear from a trained physician and get answers to questions about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines. Please click to the right to view the recording.

Student Meals

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.

Additional Learning Links

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.

Resources

Internet Support:
Comcast is offering FREE access to its “internet essentials” through June 30th, 2021.

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