SY22-23 Health and Safety Protocols

Please click here for DC Prep’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for families.

Para leer las Preguntas frecuentes sobre el COVID-19 de DC Prep en español, haga clic aquí.

Our health and safety policies reflect feedback from families and staff, as well as the expertise of the DC Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Mayor.

To access SY22-23 family resources, please visit our Resources page.

DC Prep Resources:

Virtual Program: Virtual School will be available only for students who test positive for COVID-19 and must quarantine. Our virtual school is led by Principal Kent Strader.

If you have any questions, please email


  • Tech Support: If your child has a Chromebook and it is not working, please submit a ticket to We will work with you to resolve the issue.
  • Masks: Talk with your child about the importance of wearing a mask. Reflecting feedback from our staff and families, masking is mandatory indoors in all DC Prep buildings. We strongly recommend that you have your child utilize a KN95, KF94, N95, or equivalent mask.
  • Vaccinations: If you are looking to get your child(ren) vaccinated, you can get information here on DC vaccination sites. If your child is fully vaccinated, you can upload their vaccination card herePlease note that you should upload your most updated vaccination cards for SY22-23, regardless of whether you submitted a card in SY21-22. Families who have already uploaded your child’s vaccination card– thank you!

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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

DC Prep Community Townhall

On July 13, 2022 we held a Community Town Hall meeting in partnership with Privia Health, who supports us with COVID-19 care coordination and general wellness support. During this Town Hall, we shared details about the strong health & safety measures we have in place to ensure the health of our community and we previewed the COVID protocols we plan to implement at the start of the 22-23 school year. We also discussed details about how to ensure compliance with city-wide immunization policies (No Shots, No Schools) that will be enforced this year.

Privia Health Partnership

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, or calling (866) 514-4049.

For more information, visit our joint website at

External Resources

Internet Support:
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

Virtual Townhalls

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.

Additional Resources

DC Department of Health Coronavirus Landing Page

Click here for DC meal and grocery distribution sites.