Dinwiddie County Public Schools, Deep Roots, Great Heights


We at Dinwiddie County Public Schools care about our students and the many families that make our division a great place to learn, grow, and belong.

2021-2022 Return to Learn Update

For the 2021-2022 school year, Dinwiddie County Public will provide in-person instruction in all grades five days per week beginning with the first day of school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

DCPS is planning to offer a virtual learning option as an alternative for those students who have continued medical needs and/or demonstrated they could thrive academically via the online learning model. There will be limited virtual options for students in grades K – 3. DCPS believes for students to reach their optimal potential, instruction in-person for students is the preferred method. Virtual learning will look vastly different than it did this past school year. In fact, third party platforms (Virtual Virginia, Apex, GradPoint, etc.) will support students in grades K – 8 under the advisory role of a DCPS teacher.

DCPS will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) guidelines as well as any local, state, and federal regulations
for schools.

Please refer to our monthly School Board meetings, web page, and social media accounts for the most recent information available. You may also contact your child’s school or the School Board Office at
804-469-4190, and someone will be available to assist you.

School Reopening Plan Update

Return to Learn

Return to Learn, Rev: 2/24/21

DCPS Student/Parent Help Site  with information on Canvas, Chromebooks, how to get Support, plus more!

DCPS COVID Dashboard page

February 24, 2021: View the updated Return to Learn Plan – Updated 2.24.21.

November 5, 2020:  View the updated Return to Learn Plan revised 11/05/2020.

September 23, 2020:  View the Reopening Timeline Update 9.23.20 approved at last night’s Board Meeting.  Also view the Return to Learn Phased Reopening Plan Presentation to the Board on 9/22/20.

September 15, 2020:   View School Reopening Plan approved at Board Meeting.  Also view the Return to Learn: Phased Reopening Plan Presentation to the Board.

September 1, 2020:  Phase III COVID Mitigation Health Plan

DCPS Health Mitigation Plan

Phase III COVID Mitigation Health Plan, 9/1/20

August 27, 2020: Information on County of Dinwiddie Virtual Learning Center Sign Ups (first come, first served).

August 26, 2020: Chromebook distribution has begun.  Please be patient as information is being compiled and will be made  accessible for parents and students soon with all you will need about logging in, how to get to your classes (when they become available), Chromebook Help Desk, Canvas help, how to take attendance, and much more!

August 25, 2020: Today, the School Board approved Dr. Weston’s recommendation to change the reopening plan to a full virtual instructional delivery model for all students.  Read more in our DCPS Changes the 2020-2021 Reopening Plan news post.

Click to view information about the DCPS Internet Assistance. August 25, 2020

On August 11, 2020, the DCPS Return-to-Learn Plan Presentation for Fall 2020 was presented.  Please view the presentation below.

Return to Learn Plan

Click here to view the Return-to-Learn Presentation from 8/11/20 Board Presentation

DCPS Health Mitigation Plan

Click here to view the DCPS Health Mitigation Plan, 8/10/20

Para ver el Plan de mitigación de salud de DCPS, haga clic aquí.

DCPS Return to Learn

DCPS Return to Learn Instructional Plan

On July 14, 2020, Christie Clarke, Director of School & Community Relations, and Dr. Kari Weston, Superintendent, provided a School Reopening Plan Update to the Board. Results from the parent, staff, and student surveys that were conducted in June were shared. Current reopening plans and information were discussed. The School Board will make a final approval of the options during the July 28th board meeting. Final plans will be shared at the August 11 board meeting in order to submit the final plan to the VDOE.


Click here to view the Return to Learning from 7/14/20 Board presentation

FAQs Meal Distribution Info

Dear Dinwiddie Families,

As you know, the School Board unanimously voted to reopen schools with a blended learning model in place in July. I want you to know that this decision was made with the most current information that was available, all of which are still being monitored. This situation continues to evolve, and every time we think we have the best path forward, we are presented with something else to consider.

My purpose in writing to you is to let you know that we have a Board that is still carefully and thoughtfully weighing all of the data and information that is made available to them. I have personally read every letter, email, and Facebook post (from staff, parents, and students alike)  and I want you to know that I hear you and understand your worries and will do everything I can to be sure that others do as well. Local and regional health care experts are also now providing daily dashboards relative to the situation so we have the most up-to-date data possible.

Dinwiddie County Public Schools (DCPS) places the health, safety, and wellness of our students and staff as our highest priority and is monitoring this situation closely. We are working with our local health department and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to take proactive measures to stop the spread of illness.  Our leadership teams have reviewed and updated our safety procedures as we prepare our DCPS Health Mitigation Plan for Board approval at our August 11, 2020, meeting and to submit to Virginia Department of Education.

Below are some preventative measures we can all follow to minimize the spread of illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, please use alcohol-based hand sanitizer until hands can be washed.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • If you have traveled or feel you may have been exposed or having symptoms of the virus, please contact your physician or the Dinwiddie Health Department at 804-469-3771.
  • Most importantly, stay away from others if you are exhibiting any of these symptoms –  elevated temperature/fever, cough, shortness of breath.

The best resources for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 can be found at:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):  www.cdc.gov
Virginia Department of Health:  www.vdh.virginia.gov
Dinwiddie County Public Schools:  www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us

In the meantime, I want to thank you for your continued patience and unconditional support during this difficult time, for it is the greatest teams that become even better during moments of adversity. As always, we appreciate your assistance as we work together to keep our school community healthy and safe.

Dr. Kari Weston
Dr. Kari Weston


April 3, 2020, Board Member Thank You