Dear Parents/ Guardians as school returns on August 20, we want to provide you with safety tips and measures to take to protect your student, and not only your student but your family as well. We also want to give you an insight of what your child's learning experience would be. Please be sure to watch the videos that is posted below with your children so they as well will know the safety measures that they need to take.


The cooperation of our families and employees is most important to reducing the risk for everyone.

Therefore, we request all students, staff and others adhere to these fundamentals for health:

  • Do not come to school if you are sick or have any of the following symptoms that may be due to COVID-19, such as:

    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Sore throat

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea

  • Do not come to school if you or a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is under investigation for COVID-19.

  • If you have had prolonged direct contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or have traveled internationally, by cruise ship, or to an area at high risk for transmission as indicated by state or local government officials, self-quarantine for 14 days.

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand-sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue (then dispose of the tissue).

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Practice social distancing. Maintain 6 feet of separation from other people when possible or practical.

  • When social distancing is not possible or practical, wear a face covering.

  • Avoid being in large groups in and out of school.

Entering the school and getting to class

We will implement a brief health safety check for all student and staff as they enter schools. The specific procedure for each school may be different. Please check with your school at orientation for details about your school’s process, and be patient with schools as they refine their practices through the first weeks of school. Your school’s process will include the following procedures:

1. Temperature check
Temperature screenings will be conducted upon arrival and as needed if a student is showing any signs of illness. If the student’s temperature is 100.4oF or greater, he or she will not be allowed to go to class. Students with a temperature of 100.4oF or greater will be guided to a room and the parent/guardian will be contacted. The parent/guardian is expected to pick the student up within one hour. If a parent/guardian cannot be reached, or has not arrived within one hour, the emergency contact person will be called to pick up that student. This process will be evaluated prior to Labor Day and may change in the future. 

2. Healthy environment screening
Students of appropriate age will be asked to verify that they have not had exposure to persons known to have COVID-19 or traveled to an area know to be a high risk area before entering the building.


3. Social distancing while entering the building
Students will be asked to keep six feet of separation while waiting in line for temperature and health checks before entering school

4. Face coverings
Students are required to wear face coverings while entering the building and in all common areas of the school, except while the student is eating. If a face covering is not appropriate due to an exceptionality or medical condition, the student will be provided with a clear plastic face shield. Reasonable accommodations will be made for exceptional education and medically fragile students as necessary.

5. Handwashing and sanitizing
Handwashing and/or hand sanitizing for all students will be required after students enter their classroom.

Here is a video from DCPS Superintendent Dr. Greene How Students Will Enter And Start The Day
Click             to get more safety tips.
Covid Safety Videos For Kids