Parents

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:

Our Commitment

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.

We will start School Year 2020-2021 virtually with all students learning at home. This will apply for all grades — Pre-K through 12 — and last at least through Term 1 from August 31 to November 6.

Download our  Family Guide to Learning at Home. (Leer en español.)

Our Planning Principles

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.

Title 1 Letter

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“.

Internet Access

Internet Access 3rd Quarter Grading

DCPS Bullying Prevention Policy

Weekly Parent Update

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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.