DPS to resume regular in-person classes this fall

Preventative measures will be implemented as part of the district’s Safe School Restart Plan, which will be shared over the next several weeks.

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Brittany Miller

For Immediate Release

The Dayton Public School District will resume regular, in-person classes for the 2020-2021 school year. School for all grade levels will begin one week later than originally planned. The first day of school will be Monday, August 17, 2020. 

This decision has been made after consultations with the Department of Health, other Montgomery County school districts, and in consideration of parent survey results, which were overwhelmingly in favor of resuming normal, in-person classes this fall. 

The Dayton Public School District will follow all preventative measures set forth by the health department to the highest degree possible to ensure the safety of all students and staff. 

Complete information about preventative measures, building sanitation plans and the plan of action if a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 will be shared over the next several weeks as the district’s Safe School Restart Plan is rolled out. The district has evaluated all possibilities and is prepared for a multitude of scenarios. 

One important safety measure is appropriate social distancing in classrooms. In accordance with the safety requirements set forth by the County Health Department, social distancing as required by the county health department will be followed and all students and staff will wear face coverings, such as a mask or face shield as appropriate. These items will be provided by the district. In addition, students and staff will have daily temperature and symptom checks, and movement outside of the classroom will be minimized. A complete list of school safety measures will be shared next week. 

An online schooling option will also be available for those parents who are concerned about sending their student(s) back to school. This online option will be totally digital and will not have a live teacher. However, an evening hotline will be set up to support students who may have questions about their lessons. Students in grades K-12 are eligible for this option. 

Please visit DPSRestart.com for all current information about the upcoming school year.