Based on input from our families, we returned to in-person learning for all DC Prep schools for SY21-22. In-person instruction will be offered for all students five days a week.
We will continue to update this page and our social media channels with information as it becomes available. Please note that while whatever we communicate is our intended plan, it is subject to change if we receive new information about staff who are getting sick. Please continue to look for communications from your child’s school.
See below for more information on our steps towards reopening and our virtual program.
To submit a question, comment, or concern regarding DC Prep’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
To access SY21-22 family resources, including the Family Handbook and sample student schedules, please visit our Resources page.
Safe Operations Plan: Please click here to view DC Prep’s Safe Operations Plan. This plan will be updated regularly based on updated health and safety information, scientific research, and lessons learned from experiences in our schools.
Virtual Program: For those students who have a documented physical or medical condition that will prevent them from attending school in person for SY21-22, we will offer a fully virtual learning experience. Our virtual school will be led by Principal Kent Strader.
Note: Per guidance from OSSE, only those students with a documented physical or mental health condition that requires distance learning due to COVID-19 can participate in the virtual program. You can read more about OSSE’s eligibility rules here. Medical waivers were due on July 26.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Vaccinations are available at no appointment needed walk-up sites for all DC residents.
Children 5 to 11 years old are now eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and lowers the chance of children getting and spreading COVID-19. The vaccine is 90% effective at preventing symptoms of COVID-19. Children will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine than adolescents and adults, approximately one-third the dose that people 12 and older get. Find a vaccination site for your 5 to 11-year-old.
For more information on available vaccines, go to vaccinefinder.org.
DC Prep has partnered with Privia Health to provide our school community with 24/7 access to a dedicated care team, virtual care options, and more. Privia’s team of nurses will begin contact tracing for our school as well as coordinating student and staff’s safe return to the classroom.
If you have any questions, contact Privia for help understanding and navigating your care options by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling (866) 514-4049.
For more information, visit our joint website at myprivia.com/dcprep.
On December 14th, 2021 – Privia Health, DC Prep’s COVID-19 response partners, held a virtual community townhall where our community could learn more about the partnership and care options available to our DC Prep community as we continue to navigate in-person learning this year, as well as the benefits of vaccination.
Families with PK3-12th grade student(s) enrolled at a DC traditional or charter public school may be eligible for for one year of free internet access. Text INTERNET to 69866 to find out if you’re eligible.
View this flyer for more information.
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
View the Black Coalition Against COVID Townhall from April 23, 2021 on COVID and the COVID vaccines.
View the Rodham Institute Townhall from June 15, 2021 on staying safe during the summer.