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Virtual Instruction Begins January 4

Brittany Miller News

Dear Dayton Public Schools Families:

To continue to maintain a safe learning environment for all, students will continue with virtual instruction after the extended break.

When school resumes on Monday, January 4, 2021, students will learn virtually from home. Students will remain virtual through Friday, February 19, 2021. During this time, students will continue to work with their DPS teachers. There will be no face-to-face instruction, except as mentioned below.

The goal is for all students to return for face-to-face instruction beginning Monday, February 22, 2021. However, this is dependent upon the COVID-19 circumstances at that time, and changes may still be made. 

Virtual Schedules: January 4, 2021 – February 19, 2021

  • Elementary: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Middle School: 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
    • 45-minute periods, 6 periods per day
  • High school: 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
    • Periods 1-4 on Mondays and Thursdays
    • Periods 5-8 on Tuesdays and Fridays
    • 8 periods on Wednesday (shortened classes)

Please also note the following important changes:

  • Athletic practices will resume the week of December 28th. 
  • In-person CTE labs, AP Biology labs and Stivers magnet labs will be scheduled by individual buildings. More information will be shared by schools soon. 
  • Daily meal delivery will begin Monday, January 4, 2021. Each DPS student is eligible to receive free meals Monday-Friday, but must sign up to be added to the delivery list. 

The new form must be completed for each DPS student in your household. Wednesday meal pick up will no longer take place, meals will instead be delivered to your home.

    • To sign up online, visit DPSRestart.com and complete the form.
    • To sign up by phone, call 937-542-3950.
    • Please note, if you have previously signed up for meal delivery, you must still complete this new form to be added to the updated delivery list. Meals will no longer be available for pickup. 
    • All deliveries will be contactless to ensure the safety of drivers and families. Meals will be left on doorsteps, or on a table or chair if one is provided. If you would like your meals left somewhere else, please leave a note taped to your front door. 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as the district navigates the pandemic. The situation is constantly changing, and consequently, we need to be flexible in how we provide schooling. 

All decisions are made with the safety of students and staff in mind. 

Sincerely, 

Elizabeth J. Lolli, Ph.D.

Superintendent

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