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Virtual School Option for Medically Vulnerable Students

DC Families,

We are excited to welcome your children back to our school buildings in August. As a reminder, here is our 2021-22 school calendar and here is what we know right now about health and safety protocols that will be in place. We’ll be in touch over the summer with additional information on these protocols. Safety is our top priority as we reopen schools!

Mayor Bowser has shared that in-person learning, five days a week will be how a vast majority of District students will be educated. We strongly believe that most students receive the best education and support by attending in-person school daily; however, there may be instances where a student may need virtual learning due to a medical condition.

DC has heard from some families that they want a virtual option and is committed to making it as strong as possible next school year. We respect our families’ choices and this program is focused on ensuring the needs of all students and families are met.

Virtual learning will be available in the 2021-22 school year to students who submit a medical certification form completed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner documenting a student’s physical or mental health condition that requires virtual learning.

If you believe your child qualifies for our virtual school program, .

We will be inviting families who express interest in our virtual program to a webinar on Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 pm to learn more about the program, how we’ll support virtual students moving forward, the medical certification process, etc.

After the webinar, you will be able to determine if the virtual option is right for your PreK4 to 8th grade student and a member of our virtual school team will walk you through the enrollment process.

We’re excited for next school year and look forward to partnering with you!

Best,
DC

Posted on June 14, 2021 in Community

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