Parents and guardians are a vital part of student life. They impact student attendance and academic achievement by what they do at home.
Below are supports we have in place to assist our teamwork with parents:
While engaging our community throughout the summer, we heard a resounding focus on prioritizing safety, maximizing learning – whether in school or at home, and providing equitable access to resources and supports.
We are committed to delivering on these expectations and through continued collaboration, transparency, and flexibility, we will successfully meet student needs during these unprecedented times.
Prioritizing Safety by putting in place robust health and safety protocols for staff and students.
Maximizing Learning by providing rigorous and joyful learning experiences every day — in school or at home.
Promoting Equity by ensuring every student has access to the supplies and supports they need for a safe return to learning.
Resource to help parents with virtual learning
DCPS has updated policies and regulations related to attendance, graduation, secondary grading, and promotion to better support our students and families.
To help navigate these updates, DCPS has created
“Pre-K to Graduation: A Policy Guide for Families“.
DCPS Bullying Prevention Policy
Parent-Student Handbook 2018-2019
Parent Teacher Conference Dates
Patterson Elementary Parental Involvement Supports
Reopen Strong: A safe return to learning for every student
Click here for information about Local School Advisory Teams.