School Closures

School Closures
School Closures
By now, I am sure you have heard about Governor Ralph Northam's order to close schools for a minimum of two weeks, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, March 27, 2020, due to the Coronavirus.  This situation is fluid and is constantly evolving so please pay careful attention to the following:

- As of today, schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.  The second week of that two - week duration was already planned for Spring Break.

- All School-Based and Central Office 12-month employees should report to work on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Staff is encouraged to use "social distancing"  as much as possible.

- For the duration of the Governor's order, Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 27, DPS intends to pay employees as they would have been paid without the Governor's order.

- The DPS Food Truck will be in operation on Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 for breakfast and lunch.  The food truck will serve breakfast at George Washington High Schools' athletic parking lot from 8 am to 10 am.  Lunch will be served at Woodrow Wilson's parking lot from 12 pm-2 pm.  Please refer to our social media sites for daily menus.

- We are evaluating and developing a mechanism of continuity of instructional services as we speak.  Please stay tuned for more information.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (Spanish)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (Chinese)
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)