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DC News and Family Resources

HSCSN wants parents and caregivers to have the most updated information and resources during this COVID-19 public health emergency. If you think you have COVID-19, you can get tested at multiple locations in DC.

Learn more about COVID-19 Testing Sites in the District

Vaccine Information:

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the DC Department of Health Website

Please sign-up for an alert via email or text message to find out when the next vaccine appointments are available.

DC Health Care and Public Assistance Information during COVID-19

DC Schools

2021-2022 School Year

DCPS has released the academic calendar for School Year 2021-2022. For SY21-22, the first day of school for students is Monday, August 23, 2021, and the last day of school for students is Friday, June 17, 2021.

School Year 2021-2022 Academic Calendar [PDF]
School Year 2021-2022 Academic Calendar-Spanish [PDF]

DCPS schools are planning for a hybrid schedule that includes both in-person and virtual learning, ensures classroom size meets social distancing measures, provides all students with equitable access to resources to learn outside of the classroom, and operation modifications to prioritize the health and safety of our entire school community.

Family Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • DC Department of Behavioral Health has expanded the city's Mental Health Hotline to offer relevant guidance to families.
  • Parents can get real-time help from licensed clinicians or learn more about available services by calling 1-888-793-4357 at any time of the day, any day of the week.
  • Parents can get support for a wide range of issues, from managing your own stress to managing your child's behavior to processing grief and trauma. It is important for families to understand that this anxiety and stress is normal and that our team is here to help support your mental wellness.

Stay at Home Activities:

Food Services: