DC Prep will remain virtual through the last day of school on June 22, 2021. Please click here for continued updates and resources. 

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 will continue to update this page and our social media channels with information on SY20-21 as it becomes available. Please see below for more information on our spring enrichment program.

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.

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.

Reopening Planning is Underway:

Based on input from our families, we will begin a phased reopening in Q4.

Beginning in late April, teachers who opt in will provide small-group enrichment in-person on Wednesday afternoons. These enrichment offerings can target academic or social-emotional needs, at teachers’ discretion, and are optional for both staff and students. So that each teacher has the ability to shape their enrichment offering based on their students’ needs and interests, there is no central curriculum. While we know that not everyone will participate, we believe these touchpoints 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 fall reopening.

We will share more details on the Q4 Enrichment program (including our health & safety plans) at a Town Hall in early April.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

DC has moved to a pre-registration portal for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Starting Wednesday, March 10th, DC residents can pre-register for a vaccine appointment through vaccinate.dc.gov or by calling the District’s call center.

To view a video about how to pre-register through the portal, please click here.

Townhall Announcement:

DC Prep will be holding a community virtual townhall on COVID and the COVID-19 vaccines presented by the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC).

In English
Thursday, April 22nd | 6:30PM
https://zoom.us/j/93739672456
Or Dial US: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 937 3967 2456

En Español
Tuesday, April 20th | 6:00PM
https://zoom.us/j/98956639029
Or Dial US: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 989 5663 9029

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