Posts in Category: From the Chancellor

Emotional Wellness for Students and Families

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on February 11, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community,  Last week, we shared some of the excitement students, families, and staff experienced as all schools across DCPS opened for in-person learning. We continue to be inspired by the great work happening in our schools to Read more

DC Public Schools Are Open

From the Chancellor

This week, the familiar sound of laughter, joy, and classroom instruction filled schools as we welcomed students and staff into school buildings for in-person learning programming across all grades.

Important Update from DC Public Schools

From the Chancellor

We know our students are ready, we know our buildings are ready, and we know our staff is ready.

An open letter to our community

From the Chancellor

Together, with educators and families, we made a concentrated effort over the past 10 months to maximize learning opportunities for students both at home and in school. Throughout all of this we had a clear goal in mind: to safely reopen school buildings and welcome students and staff back to the classroom.

Investing in a Safe Reopening of School

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on January 22, 2021. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, This school year, under the leadership of Mayor Bowser, DC Public Schools made significant strategic investments to support a safe reopening of our schools and enhance virtual Read more

#ReopenStrong – A Commitment to Health & Safety

From the Chancellor

Your school’s reopening plan is unique and designed to meet the needs of your school community. Families helped determine what Term 3 learning looks like for their students.

Term 3 Update: In-Person Learning Expands to All Grades

From the Chancellor

Term 3 begins on Monday, February 1, and every school will offer a range of in-person learning options and services for students.

A Message to the DCPS Community

From the Chancellor

Dear DCPS Community, I am angry. Like many of you, I watched Wednesday’s senseless attack on the U.S. Capitol in horror and disgust. To see our town where we live and work and raise our children become a battleground for white nationalists and threaten the fabric of our democracy is unacceptable. It is another reminder Read more

Winter Break and Happy Holidays from DCPS

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 24, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, Happy holidays from DC Public Schools. We appreciate that you have chosen to be part of the DCPS family. Socially distanced, but still together, DCPS continues to Read more

#ReopenStrong – Spotlights in Equity and Partnership

From the Chancellor

2020 has been a year of constant change and uncertainty. Through it all, our teachers, families, and staff have leaned into our DCPS values — especially that of equity — to ensure quality learning and provide social-emotional support for our students.

Community Collaboration and CARE to #ReopenStrong

From the Chancellor

Today, we are sharing updates on how this collaboration as an entire school community is at work from CARE Classrooms starting at elementary schools, to Reopen Community Corps planning at all schools for Term 3, and how you can participate in the virtual EdFEST event this weekend.

With gratitude from DCPS

From the Chancellor

This year has been unlike any other. Your dedication, resourcefulness, creativity, and joy remain steadfast. Thank you for your service to DC Public Schools; we appreciate all that you do.

A #ReopenStrong Milestone and Communal Path Forward

From the Chancellor

We must continue to take deliberate steps to bring more students back to schools; steps that chart a clear path forward for a safe return to school centered around our communities.

CARE Classroom Update

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on November 12, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, Over the past few months, school operations teams worked diligently to prepare buildings to welcome back students and staff this fall. Plans were developed, staff were trained, Read more

Changes to School Reopening Plans

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on November 2, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, DC Public Schools has a responsibility to provide every student with an equitable, rigorous, and joyful education — no matter if they are learning at home or Read more

#ReopenStrong: The School Day in Term 2

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on October 22, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, Since the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency, DC Public Schools has remained grounded in the firm belief that to best serve students furthest from opportunity, Read more

A Commitment to Equity

From the Chancellor

One of DCPS’ core values is Equity; specifically, working proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.

Starting a Healthy #ReopenStrong Routine

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on October 14, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, Last week, we announced that when Term 2 begins next month, DC Public Schools (DCPS) elementary students in grades Pre-K to 5 will have the opportunity to return to Read more

DCPS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

From the Chancellor

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Our DCPS legacy is comprised of the contributions and accomplishments of our diverse community of families, educators, and staff.

#ReopenStrong: Redesign in a Virtual Setting

From the Chancellor

Across the district, students, families, and educators are adjusting to learning at home.

#ReopenStrong: Welcome Back to Learning

From the Chancellor

The start to every school year presents new opportunities and challenges, and we are grateful to our entire school community for your patience as we adjust to all-virtual instruction this fall.

#ReopenStrong – Important Updates

From the Chancellor

Below are important updates for families for SY20-21 on topics like grading and attendance.

#ReopenStrong – RSVP for Parent University

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on August 6, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families, As a new school year approaches, families often have many questions, and we know this year is no exception. As DC Public Schools (DCPS) prepares to start Read more

DCPS to #ReopenStrong Virtually this Fall

From the Chancellor

This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on July 30, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, DC Public Schools (DCPS) has remained committed to the health and safety of our entire school community. Today, with consideration Read more