Road to Return: DCSD 2020-2021

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September 16, 2020

Dear DCSD Family,

Last night the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to return our elementary students to full-time, in-person learning by a target date of October 19, 2020. The Board will review the status of the targeted return at its next regularly scheduled board meeting on October 6.

The rationale for the vote was largely based on DCSD’s decision dashboard metrics.

A 100% eLearning model will continue to be offered to elementary school families who prefer that option.

DCSD will implement all health and safety mitigation measures, as outlined in its Road to Return plan, to ensure the safety of our elementary students and staff.

Returning middle and high school students to full-time, in-person learning will require more time to plan for logistical challenges, such as ensuring larger numbers of students can be distanced and that health and safety mitigation measures can be maintained. As such, DCSD staff will soon begin engaging with community members, educators, and staff on the feasibility and potential timing of returning middle school and high school students to full-time, in-person learning in the future.

Additional information about this transition will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support as we navigate this ever-changing pandemic.

Douglas County School District

Does your child attend Early Childhood Education preschool? The return of elementary students to full-time in-person learning includes preschool students. Click here for more information.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Click here to apply for Free and Reduced lunch status for the 2020-2021 school year (applications accepted at any point in the school year).

Weekly Meal Bags

Available to all students registered in eLearning and Hybrid learning. Free to all students under age 18

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Back to School in the COVID-19 Era:Keeping Students, Staff and Teachers Healthy And Safe at School

From the Healthy Schools Campaign

We know that schools are facing the unprecedented challenge of meeting the educational needs of students while keeping students, staff and teachers healthy during a pandemic. And this is even more challenging for schools serving communities of color, which often have too few resources to begin with. Healthy Schools Campaign invites you to a webinar featuring experts in the areas of COVID-19 prevention, the well-being of students and staff, expanding health services, access to school food, safer cleaning and disinfection, and more.

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