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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.

Distance Learning

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.

Learn more about ESSER Funding beginning with the 2021–22 school year

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    Tips & Resources

    Health and safety protocols will be implemented at every CPS school…
    Find the Student COVID-19 Guide more...
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