Return to School Planning Guide

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In early May 2020, in anticipation of opening schools for the 2020-21 school year, ACPS convened a “Return to School Task Force” to craft initial guidance to support a safe and welcoming return to school for students, teachers, support staff, and visitors. The Return to School Planning Guide is the collaborative product of that work, which involved more than 80 ACPS employees who serve the school division in various capacities.

The Return to School Planning Guide aims to provide a framework to guide the division’s ongoing and comprehensive planning efforts to safely, successfully and equitably reopen our schools in alignment with guidance we receive from public health officials and the Virginia Department of Education.​​​​​​​​​​ The four focus areas addressed by the guide include healthy environments, healthy staff, healthy students, and healthy learning.

The guide, which was finalized on June 26, 2020, can be viewed as a printable PDF document or online, using the Table of Contents.

Table of Contents

Return to School Task Force

Debora Collins, Chair | DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT
Clare Keiser, Ed.D. | ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERSHIP
Rosalyn Schmitt | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jamie Foreman | DEPUTY CHIEF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION OFFICER
Kevin Kirst | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION & STUDENT SERVICES
Michele Castner | DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Jay Thomas | DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
Gwedette Crummie | PRINCIPAL, CROZET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Craig Dommer | PRINCIPAL, HOLLYMEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Ashby Johnson | PRINCIPAL, JACK JOUETT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Rick Vrhovac | PRINCIPAL, MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
Jennifer Butler | SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST, OFFICE OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Matthew S. Haas, Ed.D. | SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS