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LIST: Schools returning to distance learning as COVID case counts rise

Here is a breakdown of what schools or districts have decided to return to virtual learning.

WASHINGTON — As COVID cases are rising, many public schools around the DMV have decided to shift students back to virtual learning ahead of the holiday break.

Here is a breakdown of what schools or districts have decided to return to virtual learning:

D.C.

On Dec. 20, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she was extending winter break for all D.C. public schools. DCPS will remain closed on Jan. 3 and 4 to serve as testing days before schools reopen. Staff and families will use those days to pick up rapid antigen tests, but testing is not required to return to school. 

Whittier Elementary School  

  • Announced: Dec. 15
  • Beginning: Dec. 16
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

McKinley Technology High School

  • Announced: Dec. 19
  • Beginning: Dec. 20
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Turner Elementary School  

  • Announced: Dec. 19
  • Beginning: Dec. 20
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Bard High School Early College DC

  • Announced: Dec. 19
  • Beginning: Dec. 20
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Beers Elementary

  • Announced:  Dec. 20
  • Beginning: Dec. 21
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Boone Elementary

  • Announced:  Dec. 20
  • Beginning: Dec. 21
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Miner Elementary

  • Announced:  Dec. 20
  • Beginning: Dec. 21
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Stuart-Hobson Middle 

  • Announced:  Dec. 20
  • Beginning: Dec. 21
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Takoma Elementary

  • Announced:  Dec. 20
  • Beginning: Dec. 21
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

Drew Elementary School

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: 1 p.m. Dec. 21
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing) 

West Elementary School

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: 1 p.m. Dec. 21
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Barnard Elementary

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Dorothy Height Elementary

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Excel Academy

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Eliot-Hine Middle

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Hart Middle

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Jefferson Middle

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Ludlow-Taylor Elementary 

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Kimball Elementary 

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Kelly Miller Middle

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Kramer Middle

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Oyster Adams Bilingual 

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

River Terrace Education Campus

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Watkins Elementary 

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Wilson High

  • Announced: Dec. 21
  • Beginning: Dec. 22
  • Ending: Jan. 5 (DCPS students are on winter break (Dec. 23-Jan. 2; schools are closed Jan. 3/4 to give time for testing)

Maryland

All Prince George's County Public Schools

  • Announced: Dec. 15
  • Beginning: Dec. 20
  • Ending: Jan. 18 (PGCPS students are on winter break Dec. 23-Jan. 2)
  • Exceptions: Students in the K-6 Virtual Learning Program won't return to classrooms until Jan. 31. 

All Charles County Public Schools

  • Announced: Dec. 29
  • Beginning: Jan. 3
  • Ending: Jan. 7 

Virginia

As of 12/20, there have been no reported Virginia public schools returning to virtual learning. 

This list will be updated as more details become available.

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