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. We will be using 8 gating criteria recommended to us by local medical and public health experts to guide our decision-making regarding the reopening of our schools. More information on the gating criteria and the schooling options available in each stage of our district’s reopening may be accessed in the Reopen Smart/Return Safe plan here.

This website is designed to inform parents and employees of the plans for reopening our school campuses. On this site, you can view the guiding documents that we considered in creating our reopening plan and familiarize yourself with the options for returning to school.

In light of all the guidance we have reviewed and the information provided to us via survey from stakeholders, M-DCPS has identified five key principles to guide our approach for reopening schools.

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.

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

Our approach to opening schools has been a collaborative effort, as we gathered feedback from parents and teachers to inform how we approached reopening. Survey results clearly indicated that parents want choices for their child’s instructional model: face-to-face, innovative online environment, or a combination of the two. This feedback informed our instructional model design. The two options listed below indicate the opportunity for you, the parents, to choose the instructional delivery model you feel most comfortable with and in which your child will be most successful. We believe strongly that there is an option to meet everyone’s needs.

Please click on the appropriate button to get more information on the option that best meets your child’s needs.