No School for Students Monday 3/16
The March 11th DCPS coronavirus updates include the following guidance: “The scheduled Professional Development Day for teachers on Friday, March 20 will now take place on Monday, March 16. Schools will be closed for students on Monday, 3/16 with classes resuming for the rest of the week. Students will no longer have the day off on Friday 3/20.”
New Guidance on Gatherings and Travel
“Following guidance issued by DC Health on canceling non-essential mass gatherings, DC Public Schools (DCPS) is taking preventative measures around travel and high-attendance events for students and staff.”
“Effectively immediately, DCPS will enact the following:”
- “Restrictions on Large Gatherings: Non-essential District-wide and individual school events that accommodate approximately 500 people in one room will be canceled through March 31. This may include assemblies, athletics events, and field trips. To that end, tomorrow night’s 5th Annual Math Bowl at Roosevelt High School is canceled. Recognizing the situation is dynamic, we will continue to provide critical updates around this guidance, as needed.”
- “Student Travel: DCPS-sponsored student travel outside the District of Columbia is suspended through May 1. This includes out-of-state and international field trips.”
- “Staff Travel: DCPS-sponsored staff travel is limited to essential duties only”
**Stoddert Coronavirus Communications Clarified**
1) Stoddert Specific Updates: Going forward Stoddert Communications will use https://www.stoddert.org/ and the email blasts you’ve been receiving to attempt keep you up to date on all Stoddert-specific coronavirus updates from DCPS and Principal Bryant. If you subscribe to the Chalkboard, our weekly Sunday email blast, you will also receive all email blasts from Stoddert Communications.
2) Districtwide Updates: For DCPS coronavirus updates impacting ALL District public schools, Stoddert families MUST remember that the most up to date coronavirus information will be ALWAYS be found at the following DCPS sources:
- DCPS website, https://dcps.dc.gov/,
- DCPS twitter feed, https://twitter.com/dcpublicschools
- DCPS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dcpublicschools/
Thank you and be safe.