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Extended Spring Break Announcement

Posted by DSST Public Schools on 03/12/20

Dear DSST Families,

We hope you are all doing well and feeling healthy. This has been a very difficult week for all of us and we understand the anxiety and confusion this pandemic is causing and we deeply appreciate the patience and generosity the entire DSST community is showing right now. We have several important updates for you tonight.

Extended Spring Break Beginning Monday, March 16

DPS has just announced that there will be an extended Spring Break, beginning on Monday, March 16, through April 6.  You can view their full announcement here. There has not been a single case of COVID-19 in any DPS student or staff member, however they are instating this extended Spring Break to ensure that the outbreak does not worsen. We share many campuses with DPS, and follow all of their protocol and plans when it comes to COVID-19. As such, all DSST schools will also observe an extended Spring Break, beginning March 16 through April 5.  DSST students will return to school on Monday, April 6. This includes all sporting practices and games and all after school activities.

If your school was planning a half day tomorrow, March 13, that schedule is still in effect. 

In order to give families ample time to retrieve any student supplies, such as laptops or medications, all schools will be open for at least some time on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. We will have more details on this tomorrow. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Your student’s school has likely reached out already but we are continuing with our plan to hold conferences tomorrow but want to offer all families the option to have their conference over the phone with your child’s advisor.

Distance Learning Info

We are dedicated to delivering your children a world class education, and recognize the importance of learning to continue even if school is closed. We will be back in touch as soon as possible with opportunities for distance learning. 

Communication During Closure

Please look out for communications from DSST during closure via email. We aim to keep you updated on any additional schedule changes and resources. 

Landing Page 

We have created a landing page that includes the latest communications we have shared. This also includes previous communications archived, and will ultimately include links to the Distance Learning Plan, any schedule changes during our closure and other resources from APS and DPS. 

We will be back in touch tomorrow with additional  information. In the meantime stay healthy and thank you again for your patience.

Bill

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