FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We will continue to update this page as we receive more information. Can't find your question? Please see the Ohio Department of Education's Frequently Asked Questions.

Online Learning

Why do students have to learn at home?


This is an excellent opportunity to bring the classroom into each student’s home, and it will ensure students do not fall behind during the school closure. DPS teachers are passionate about making sure students are learning. This is just another way teachers can educate students! This is also a great opportunity for parents to see first-hand how lessons in the Dayton Public Schools are taught and engage in their student’s learning.




What if my student can’t watch these videos online?


All videos will run on public access television (DPS-TV)! This means students can watch their lessons by tuning into the Educational Access Channel. Check with your Spectrum provider for more information about channel numbers.




I am having trouble logging in to my student's District account. Who do I contact?


For DPS student login support during the mandated school closure, please call (937) 542-3184. Before calling, be prepared to share the following information: Student's First and Last Name Student ID Number Teacher Name Contact Phone Number This call center will be available Monday through Friday between 7:30 A.M. and 3:30 P.M.





District Closure

When does my student return to school?


Governor Mike DeWine has mandated that all schools close for three weeks. After three weeks, he will evaluate the situation. Meanwhile, online learning will take place. You should plan for your child to return to school on Monday, April 6th. If that changes, you will be notified.




How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed?


According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened. Learn more.





Food Distribution

When and where is food distributed by Dayton Public Schools?


Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Upcoming distribution dates include Wednesday, March 25th and Wednesday, April 1st. Students will receive enough food for five days, which includes 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. A family member may visit one of 8 distribution sites to receive meals. Your student's name must be on the DPS enrollment list to receive food if you are not accompanied by a student. All those picking up food are encouraged to bring their box back to reuse for next pick-up. There are 8 distribution sites throughout the District. For more information, visit our Food Distribution page.




Can I sign up for food delivery? What if I cannot make it to a distribution site?


Due to the overwhelming number of requests for food delivery, we unfortunately cannot accommodate any future requests. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause families. All students may still receive free breakfast and lunch by visiting one of 8 distribution sites open on Wednesdays. Please stay tuned as this process is ever-evolving and we are working diligently to serve as many students as we can.

If you are not able to make it to a food distribution site with your students, please check out this list of alternative food resources you may find helpful as DPS continues to try to improve its food distribution.
For more information, visit our Food Distribution page.




Who is eligible to receive food?


Any children under the age of 18 may receive food.




I already signed up for food delivery. When will it be delivered?


Food is delivered on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Students MUST be present in order to receive food.





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