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For a limited number of students who have a documented medical condition and need to continue virtual learning, DCPS will offer virtual instruction this fall. The program will be centrally run by the school district.

Virtual students will be assigned to a DCPS teacher, but in some cases, it may not be with a teacher at J.O. Wilson. Students learning virtually may be part of an online classroom with all virtual students or, in limited circumstances, join a class where the teacher is instructing both in-person and virtual students. Additionally, students will attend all live instruction taught online, and attendance expectations for virtual students will mirror those for in-person learning.

  • Please also note that virtual students will not be able to participate in in-person activities at their school, including extracurricular and athletic activities, as well as before or aftercare, due to their medical needs. Meal distribution sites will still be open across the district for virtual students to receive meals.
  • Consistent with a District-wide policy, families whose students need virtual learning must provide a form signed by a physician or nurse practitioner that explains why their student requires this option (i.e., a documented medical need as determined by a health professional). Each student in a household that needs virtual learning should complete their own registration form.
  • At this time, virtual instruction will be offered on a semester basis, covering Terms 1 and 2 at DCPS (August 30 to January 26).

Have more questions? You can review the medical eligibility form and read an FAQ for families here.