The Treasury Department and the
Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to
individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.
The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020. The IRS
urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as
possible. For those who can't file by the April 15, 2020 deadline,
the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to
request a six-month extension to file their return.
School Building, Rec Center, and Library Closure
Extended to April 26
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she has extended the District of
Columbia Government’s modified operating status until Monday, April
27, including the adjusted DC Government operating posture and
distance learning at the District’s public schools.
DCPS facilities will remain closed and distance learning will take
place through Friday, April 24. At this time, classes are scheduled
to resume on Monday, April 27. The District’s charter school
operators are expected to follow DCPS’ operating status.
With the extension of distance learning, schools will continue to
implement consistent methods to deliver instruction remotely to
students in ELA and Math. District Government will work with
schools to address challenges where they exist and develop engagement
and submission mechanisms to increase the demands of online
Due to the extended school closures, OSSE plans to seek a one-year
waiver from the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
requirements around assessments, and will cancel statewide
summative assessments for students, including Partnership for
Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and DC
DC Public Schools Distance Learning Update
DCPS prepared printed packets of
learning materials for every grade level from Pre-K through 8th
grade and each graduation requirement course for 9-12th grade.
These activities will continue classroom learning at home and
engage students during a period of school closure. These materials
were designed to meet the needs of all students including English
Learners and students with special needs. DCPS families can pick up
hardcopies of distance learning printed materials at their school
on the following days between 8:30 am and 2 pm: Thursday, March 19;
Friday, March 20; and Monday, March 23. Due to the extended
school closure timeline, we will also have a second round of packet
pick-up days on March 31 and April 1 to support your child’s
learning through April 24. More information will be
shared at a later date.
Instructional materials will be available online starting Friday,
March 20. Follow this link to download lessons and activities for
students, no login or password necessary, at bit.ly/DCPS_ICP.
More information will be shared directly by your school principal
and teachers. For the latest information and complete details,
A Map of Open Local Businesses
This map shows up-to-date hours and
practices for our businesses on Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street
(RIAMS), Bladensburg Road Main Street (BRMS), and the greater