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News and messages from DODE Admin

Navajo Nation School Reopening Plan

The Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education is focused on providing a safe, effective reopening of tribal schools that adheres to the correct safety procedures while also taking into account the feedback from teachers, parents, and communities.

Below is a list of all the releases and information pertaining to the Navajo Nation School Reopening Plan. You can find links to download each document by clicking each section.

If you wish to give feedback regarding your child’s school reopening, you can do so here.

Videos on Youth COVID-19 Safety

The Navajo Department of Health prepared several videos showing kids and families how they can stay safe and protect themselves from COVID-19 during the school year. To view the videos, click here.

Finalized Navajo Nation School Reopening Plan

The Department of Diné Education revised and finalized the Navajo Nation School Reopening Plan on June 16, 2021. Updates followed on July 27, 2021. To view the plan in its entirety, click here.

HCOC Screening Testing information for Schools Supplemental Document

The Navajo Nation Department of Health presented the COVID-19 Safe School Framework containing screening and testing information for schools on July 20. To view the framework, click here.

Basics of Contact Tracing in Schools & Staff Response

The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center gave a presentation on Aug. 10 addressing key questions and providing instructions for schools to prevent and mitigate a potential COVID-19 outbreak. To view the presentation, click here.

Navajo Nation School Reopening Assessment and Attestation Form

For a Navajo Nation school to reopen, it must pass the assessment prepared by the Department of Diné Education. The School Reopening Readiness Assessment team then delivers a Signature of Attestation that certifies whether the school qualifies for reopening. For more information, click here.

OPVP urges schools to submit reopening plans

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President urged all schools operating on the Navajo Nation to submit their reopening plans to DODE as part of the process for a safe reopening for in-person instruction. To view the release from OPVP, click here.

School Reopening Plan FAQs

The Navajo Nation School Reopening Plan provides a template for schools on the reservation to safely reopen. For a list of frequently asked questions and answers, click here.

March Reopening Plan News Release

The Department of Diné Education presented the Navajo Nation School Reopening Plan to the Navajo Nation 24th Council on March 17, 2021. For more information, click here.