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.
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
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situational Update for January 10, 2022
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situational Update for November 16, 2021
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situational Update for September 20, 2021
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situational Update for August 10, 2021
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situational Update for August 16, 2021
- Back to School Update for August 18, 2021
- Back to School Update for August 18, 2021-Spanish
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.
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.
Distance Learning Resources
- DC Public Library
- DCPS Family Cornerstone Workshops
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Resources [PDF]
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:
- Washington Parent Virtual March Activities »
- The Ultimate Parent Survival Guide to 2020 - 2021 »
- Parenting During Coronavirus - Tips to Help Parents Cope »
- Activity Ideas for Kids During COVID-19 »
- How To Adapt Special Education To The Remote-Learning Reality »
- 10 Fun Activities for Kids With Special Needs During COVID-19 »
- Washington Parent-Summer Fun »
- Schooltalk Virtual Social Connections [PDF] »
- DC Health Life at Home Resources »
- Tips for Teaching Kids at Home »
- Guide to Helping Parents and Caregivers Cope with COVID-19 [PDF] »
- Ideas for families to try while home during COVID-19 precaution »
- 5 Preschool Activities for Children with Special Needs »
- Free Access to Special Needs Lessons During COVID-19 »
- Top Terrific Things to Do with Kids at Home »
- Resilient Communities DC - COVID-19 Resources for Families »
- DC Food Project Emergency Food Access »
- DC Food Council Policy Food Resources »
- Department of Human Services Food Resources »
- DC-Area Restaurants Are Offering Free Meals for Schoolkids »
- Businesses offer Free Meals to Kids and Seniors »
- Food and Public Resources from DC Health »
- Capital Area Food Bank Resources »