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Situational Distance Learning

Schools Using Situational Distance Learning

Educational institutions in the District of Columbia must continue to prioritize in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible during the 2021-22 school year. Schools should strive to ensure sufficient instructional coverage for in-person learning by utilizing substitute teachers or modifying teacher schedules to ensure student supervision to the greatest extent possible. Schools should also strive to preserve in-person learning for as many students as possible by using targeted transitions to distance learning, for example, particular grades and classes, if possible.

Yet, there may be instances where a significant number of students or school staff must quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19, thus complicating in-person instruction. In those cases, ocal education agencies (LEAs) may use situational distance learning to continue instruction on a school-by-school basis. LEAs are required to report the school’s transition to situational distance learning to OSSE by 8 p.m. the day prior to the first day of the transition. Schools may remain in a distance posture for up to 10 calendar days with the opportunity to extend.

The table below shows the LEAs that have reported their schools as using situational distance learning to OSSE. There may be instances where schools shift certain classrooms or grades to distance learning; that is not captured on this listing. Specific questions related to school operations and logistics should be referred to the school.