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Return-to-Learn Information

District UpdatesRecent News and Updates

COVID-19 Dashboard
As a district, we are committed to providing transparent, accurate data regarding cases of COVID-19 related to the school environment while also maintaining the ongoing confidentiality of our students and staff. To do this, the district launched a dashboard to show the number of ACTIVE, POSITIVE COVID-19 cases in the district.

District to Move to Remote Learning for All Students from Nov. 30-Dec. 4
Following Thanksgiving, the Dubuque Community School District will temporarily move to remote learning for ALL STUDENTS for ONE WEEK from Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 4. This move is designed to provide an extra layer of protection to students and staff, as the vast majority of individuals will exhibit symptoms within 10 days following exposure. Our intent is to return to hybrid learning on Monday, Dec. 7. Read the full update about the move to remote learning.

> also see DISTRICT UPDATES for all Return-to-Learn and Coronavirus updates


Reducing the Spread

Reducing the Spread

Health Checks
Daily temperature checks, screening for symptoms and more.

Prevention + Protection
Use of masks, social distancing measures and more.

Hygiene
Hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.

Facilities, Equipment + Supplies
Cleaning protocol, equipment, supplies, air ventilation and more.

> also see HEALTH + SAFETY to view and download all resources


Learning + Support

Learning and Support

Marking Attendance on At-Home Days
Instructions on how to record attendance daily for students in the fully online program and on at-home days for students in the hybrid program.

Return-to-Learn Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most common questions about the learning delivery options.
Additional Languages: ROOL-N̄AN-KATŌK Kajjitōk ko ekkā kajjitōki

> also see LEARNING TOOLS for resources to help navigate learning technology tools


Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

No-Cost Meal Sites Expanded During Remote Learning from Nov. 30-Dec. 4
News post announcing sites, times and menus for no-cost meals during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4 when all students will participate in remote learning.

Dubuque Schools Students to Receive No-Cost Meals
News post announcing an extension of the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

> also see MEAL PICK-UP SITES for details and locations of no-cost meal service for at-home or fully online school days during the school year.


Planning DocumentsPlanning Documents

Response Protocol (PDF)
A guide to determining next steps following COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.
Additional Languages: PROTOCOL RESPONSE KO AN COVID-19 (PDF)  |  PROTOCOLO DE RESPUESTA ANTE COVID-19 (PDF)

Updated School Calendar with A/B Designations
Links to the amended school calendar, including a version that designates A/B hybrid learning days.

Return-to-Learn Plan (PDF)
The first version of the district’s Return-to-Learn Plan that was shared with families on July 1, 2020.


For State Coronavirus Updates: Iowa Department of Public Health

For Federal Coronavirus Updates: Centers for Disease Control