First Day of School Reminders

Happy First Day of School Eve!!!

As we get our backpacks ready to go, our first day of school outfits prepped, and are frantically trying to remember what we forgot…..here are a few updates and reminders.  Everything else – we’ll figure out.  I promise :-).  The most important thing to remember is to enjoy one another, show care for one another, and enjoy our incredible school community!  Deep breaths.  We know we can do this.

Drop Off Spots/Pick Up Spots – Locations and Times – click here for your grade level information.

Ask, Ask, Look Screening Protocol

  • On Monday, 8/30 – school staff will provide students with this form to take home.
  • Beginning Tuesday, 8/31 – Please complete and sign the Ask, Ask, Look form with your child every morning
  • Do not send your child to school if they have symptoms. All of our collective health is at stake. 

School Supplies – If you haven’t yet dropped them off at the tours, bring them on the first day of school.  There will be a collection bin for them at your child’s arrival line.

Lunch/Breakfast/Snack

COVID Safety Protocols

  • All individuals must wear masks while on school property.
  • Adults must adhere to social distancing while on campus (6 ft of space).
  • Students will be 3ft – 6ft apart to the greatest extent possible.
  • This document presents the COVID safety Protocols and how they compare to last spring.
  • All safety protocols can be found here: https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/health/       

COVID Testing

Travel Guidance

  • In mid-August, the travel guidance changed.
  • Unvaccinated individuals who travel outside the DMV are recommended to quarantine for 10 days OR return after a negative PCR COVID test 3 – 5 days after returning from travel.
  • We can no longer require it. However, families are urged to follow the recommendation and quarantine their student if they have travelled for the safety and health of everyone. 

What if my child has to quarantine because of something outside of school?

 Staff Vaccination Status

  • Mayor Bowser announced that all current DC employees (including all school staff) are required to either be vaccinated or participate in weekly testing.  All of our staff, are either vaccinated, or will participate in weekly testing.  Please do not ask staff their vaccination status.  It’s their personal health information.  Thank you for respecting our staff. 
  • Our staff will be masked, adhering to social distancing and either vaccinated or participating in weekly testing.