Reopening DPS

Danville Public Schools (DPS) is in a continuous planning process to support and grow a robust virtual learning program for its students. 
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, our plan includes providing new instruction for vulnerable and special populations (including but not limited to English Learners, economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities, students already identified as part of a gap group, etc.). 

To enhance distance learning capabilities and ensure a consistent level of educational services to students, a Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, is being implemented along with a division-wide assessment system. Most of the apps you will use, including Canvas, can be accessed through our Single Sign-On portal.   

The 2020-2021 school year begins Monday, August 24, 2020. All students, except preschool, will return to virtual instruction. Preschool students will attend school Monday-Tuesday and Thursday- Friday.  On Wednesdays, teachers will work on lesson development, collaborate regarding student progress, attend professional learning and the building will be deep cleaned along with student toys.  For grades K-12, teachers will teach virtually from their classrooms. Regarding a return to school date for face-to-face instruction, the Superintendent will make that decision mid-September based upon the spread of COVID-19 and the phase the state of Virginia is in at that time. 

Danville Public Schools makes decisions in regard to health and safety in close partnership with local health officials and is consistent with guidelines promulgated by the Virginia Department of Health. Follow the link below to review daily local COVID data.

Virginia Department of Health Daily Dashboard

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Update 8-13-20

Hotspots are available to families without
internet access. Follow the link below for
a list of dates and times these devices can be
picked up. 

Hotspot Deployment Dates and Times

Childcare Options and the Potential for
Financial Assistance

Update 8-11-20

DPS Return to School Instructional Plan
2020-21 for VDOE

DPS Pandemic/Health Plan 2020/2021

Update 7-31-20

The Danville School Board deliberates on
innovative cleaning procedures along with
increased COVID signage to improve school
health and safety.

Clean and Safe Schools