Updates on NPS’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Safety, Health, and Return to School
When schools in the Washington, DC area and throughout the country closed their on-campus operations in March, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was widely assumed that we would experience a momentary pause and that our lives would return to normal in the weeks ahead. Instead, months later, we are looking at a very different cultural and educational landscape. Therefore, as we look ahead to educating our students in the 2020-2021 school year at NPS—guided by principles which prioritize the health and safety of our students and faculty and staff— we find ourselves probing numerous questions.
To that end, we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which we hope will help NPS parents and community members understand the foundation of our decision-making process: to base our decisions on the most current information we have now, predict what is not likely to change, and adapt to new guidance as additional information emerges. We will add to and revise these FAQs as necessary as we move forward in our planning for the upcoming school year.
- Who is responsible for making the plans for a return to school?
- What will school look like in the fall?
- What are the possible scenarios for schooling next year?
- What informs the scenarios listed above?
- What are “universal health and safety measures?”
- How is the NPS Health Office preparing to meet the needs of students in the fall?
- What are the school nurses doing in order to prepare for the fall?
- What Safety Improvements has NPS Made this summer?