DPS students will now begin school year online
PreK-12th grade students will learn virtually from a live teacher for the first 9 weeks.
All students in the Dayton Public Schools will now learn virtually for at least the first nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year.
Additionally, the 2020-2021 school start date has changed to Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The school year will conclude on Friday, May 28, 2021.
Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli announced the district’s initial plan of allowing families to choose between returning to in-person classes or opting for remote learning in June. However, COVID-19 conditions in Montgomery County have since worsened, prompting the district to reevaluate the initial plans out of concern for the safety and health of all staff and students.
Parents should be prepared for virtual learning to potentially extend beyond the first 9 weeks of school, depending on the COVID-19 situation at that time.
Daily Instruction Format (at least the first 9 weeks): Students of all grade levels (PreK-12) will learn virtually Monday through Friday each week.
Students will be expected to watch a pre-recorded lesson from a DPS teacher each morning. After this lesson, DPS teachers will meet virtually with small groups of their students to provide additional instruction, answer questions and assist with work. Students of all grade levels will be issued a “ready pack” containing a Chromebook, a dry erase board and marker, a notebook, a pack of pencils, crayons or colored pencils and paper math manipulatives, if grade appropriate. One WiFi hotspot per family will be distributed for those that
need access to the internet.
Breakfast and lunch will be available to DPS students at designated spots daily, Monday through Friday. Those locations and pickup times will be announced closer to the start of school.
Attendance and Grading:
Attendance will be taken daily in virtual classes and all truancy practices will be followed. Grades will be based on the district’s standard grading policies.
As details are finalized, additional information will be shared. After the initial nine weeks, the situation will be reevaluated. School may continue in the virtual format or may switch to the initial plan of in-person classes or the option for totally remote learning, depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time.
Please visit DPSrestart.com for all up-to-date information from the district.
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