Consulting Experts

In developing NCS’s plan for the 2020-2021 school year, school officials consulted with and relied on information provided by experts on public health, remote education, and facility preparedness. Those who helped inform this plan include:

Public Health


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • DC Department of Health
  • Physicians specializing in infectious disease, internal medicine, and pediatrics

Remote Education


  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
  • Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS)
  • Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)
  • Global Online Academy

Facility Preparedness


  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

DC Specifics


  • Executive Office of the Mayor
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
  • ReOpen DC Advisory Group
  • Episcopal Diocese of Washington