Back to School Plans
Back to school, back to the classroom! Cincinnati Public Schools resumed five-days-a-week, in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year.
In-person learning is critical for most students. They have a richer academic experience and better social-emotional support while in-person with teachers and staff.
In-person learning is safe:
- Vaccination rates: 87 percent of CPS staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19 through district efforts – higher than the state and local average – and student vaccine availability will increase. (12 percent of CPS staff will participate in weekly testing.)
- Proven safety protocols. Our District Safety Plan, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ensures we maintain a healthy environment. It includes face mask requirements for students, staff and parents; social distancing; robust cleaning and disinfecting procedures; improved indoor air quality; and more.
- Low transmission rates. As demonstrated in the spring, our safety protocols result in low transmission rates of COVID-19.
Cincinnati Digital Academy is an alternative, technology-based learning option for families who do not wish to send their children to in-person school. It will be the only distance option for the 2021-22 school year.
Cincinnati Digital Academy students will have flexible access to online curriculum to accommodate their unique needs and schedule. Learn what is new this year at Cincinnati Digital Academy.