• DPSCD is preparing for your RISE!

    DPSCD continues to offer flexible learning options and resources to support learning, health, and social-emotional well-being to our families and students during the second semester. Learning Centers are reopening on February 24 as an optional learning environment for students at all DPSCD schools. Online Learning will continue to be an option for our students as we continue to monitor coronavirus infection rates. Face-to-face learning is still suspended until infection rates fall and consistently stay below 5 percent. Please review the helpful information and resources about the District’s Reopening Plan and 2020-21 school year using the links on the left or by clicking on any of the links below.

    • Learning Centers (Resume on Wednesday, February 24) – Students can attend school daily, eat breakfast and lunch, login to online learning instruction, and receive direct support from school personnel. The Learning Centers will be supported by district and school-based administrators, clerical staff, paraeducators, educational aides, culture facilitators, and substitute teachers. This is the same operational model used by the District before positive rates increased in mid-November and in person learning had to be suspended. Students and families should note the following:
      • Students are to bring in their loaner devices to use at school and take back home daily.
      • Students are not to bring their Connected Futures devices; the school will provide a loaner device for students at the Learning Centers and students can use their Connected Futures devices at home.
    • Online Learning  – Students remain connected to their brick-and-mortar school and participate in a mix of live, daily online instruction from certified teachers, as well as independent work at home. Students receive resources like internet-enabled devices, planners, workbooks, access to the Homework Hotline, and daily meals (breakfast and lunch).
    • Face-to-Face Learning (Suspended until further notice) – Students attend their school five days per week. Each school has robust safety protocols in place, such as smaller class sizes to support social distancing, PPE, daily symptom checks, and cleaning procedures. Face-to-face students also have access to internet-enabled devices and academic support resources. Read more about our safety protocols here.

    Academic Calendar

    All students will follow the same academic calendar and bell schedule regardless of face-to-face, online learning, or learning center. Check out the District’s 2020-21 calendar here.

    Instructional Overview

    When students rise, we all rise. Whether students are participating in learning at home, with a teacher in a classroom, or at a learning center, the District is committed to raising student achievement by developing student-centric and family-focused learning pathways. Watch these videos to learn more about what instruction will look like for face-to-face and online learning across each grade band within the District:

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