Reopening Miami-Dade County Schools

A Comprehensive, Informed Approach

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is committed to making the soundest decisions regarding our reopening, and we strongly believe in making those decisions based on science. Our approach is comprehensive in nature, and it is informed by what we see happening internationally as well as by national guidance, state guidance, and local decisions.

M-DCPS strives to safely return students to the physical schoolhouse as local conditions permit. The District is using several gating criteria recommended by medical and public health experts to guide the decision-making related to reopening.

This website is designed to inform stakeholders of the plans for commencing the 2020-2021 school year and reopening our school campuses. On this site, you can view the guiding documents that we considered in creating our reopening plan (under Past Meetings/Plans) and familiarize yourself with the options for returning to school.

M-DCPS Support Lines

General Support

Help Desk:


Distance Learning/

My School Online:

305-995-HELP (4357)

Adult and Career

Technical Education:



Assistance Program:



Mental Health Services:


Project UP-START:


Through its reopening plans, M-DCPS strives to:

  1. Ensure the safety and wellness of students and staff
  2. Deliver high-quality instruction to students
  3. Provide parents flexibility and choice in instructional delivery models
  4. Optimize use of resources
  5. Communicate with all stakeholders clearly and effectively.