Late last week, the Chancellor sent home a note to families that said the following:
Staff Readiness For Term 2
We know that COVID-19 impacts us all in different ways. When it comes to work responsibilities, DCPS is prepared to go beyond federally protected leave and federal and local accommodations to provide additional flexibility for employees requesting consideration for virtual staffing assignments due to personal circumstances.
We recognize that mid-year transitions are challenging, and we believe this shift to offer some in-person learning in Term 2 will allow us to provide critical supports to students who need it most. As we prepare for these changes, there will be a modification to the academic calendar for elementary students. On November 4 and 5, grades PK3 to 5 will have asynchronous instruction so elementary staff can have two additional Professional Development days. Friday, November 6, remains a day off for students and a split records-PD day for all staff.
To that end our schedule as a school for the week of 11/2 will be as follows :
Monday, 11/2 – Regular instructional day; last instructional day for Term 1
Tuesday, 11/3 – No School, Election Day; no morning meeting, no school for students
Wednesday, 11/4 – Morning meeting for all classrooms – asynchronous learning for the remainder of the day
*Thursday, 11/5 – Morning meeting for all classrooms – asynchronous learning for the remainder of the day
Friday, 11/6 – No School for Students; ½ Day PD Day, ½ Day Records Day
*Notes a change from the original schedule