We’ve decided that Center City will continue to provide instruction through distance learning through the end of Quarter 2 (1/27/21). Special circumstances may require us to invite select students to campuses for targeted, in-person instruction*. We will continue to monitor the health data to determine if modifications to this decision are necessary.

Please continue below to read the full announcement from CCPCS President and CEO, Russ Williams.

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Dear Center City Families,

We appreciate all of your efforts to help our school community manage through these uncertain times. As mentioned at the beginning of the school year, our decision to reopen schools beyond Quarter 1 would be based on an evaluation of the landscape related to the health and well-being of our students and staff. Continuous monitoring of CDC and DC Health guidelines, feedback from our families and our staff, and careful consideration of various scenarios have helped inform our final Quarter 2 reopening plans. Please note, the plan contains contingencies that allow us to adjust our plan as the public health emergency may evolve further.

We’ve decided that Center City will continue to provide instruction through distance learning through the end of Quarter 2 (1/27/21). Special circumstances may require us to invite select students to campuses for targeted, in-person instruction*. We will continue to monitor the health data to determine if modifications to this decision are necessary. *You will be notified by 10/23 if your student will be invited to attend in-person.

We believe that this is best for the Center City school community because we decided to begin this school year with distance learning: prioritizing health and safety. Our top priority is our school community’s health and safety, and we continue to rely on the experts to inform our decisions. COVID-19 cases in the DC metro area and over 50% of the states have increased. This, in combination with cooler weather, indoor activities, and the onset of flu season, pose additional risks.

Trust that Center City’s instructional leaders have worked tirelessly to maximize your child’s distance learning experience. Implementing a 1-1 laptop program and the use of innovative virtual learning techniques demonstrate our commitment to providing a well-rounded education safely. Additionally, Center City will continue to provide supplies, meals, internet connectivity, and technical assistance as needed. We also encourage families to contact their campus if mental health support is required.

We will continue to provide regular updates should circumstances change. Thank you for your continued support and trust as we navigate through these times.

Sincerely,

Russ Williams

President and CEO

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