Posts in Category: Spotlights

#ReopenStrong Community Corps Spotlight: Garfield Elementary School

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Written by Kennard Branch, Principal At Garfield Prep Academy, we were very excited to reopen our school community for Term 3.  To make sure we considered perspectives from a variety of voices, we established and maintained a Reopen Community Corps (RCC) to help guide our decision-making.  We invited students, teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, and community Read more

#ReopenStrong Community Corps Spotlight: Stanton Elementary School

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Written by Harold McCray, Principal Who participated in your Reopen Community Corps and what was the planning process like?  In the Reopen Community Corps we had various stakeholders participate and share their ideas and perspectives. This included Early Childhood, Primary and Intermediate teachers. Additionally, we added a Special Education teacher, parents, community member, WTU Rep, Read more

#ReopenStrong Community Corps Spotlight: Roosevelt High School

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Written by Justin Ralston, Principal Who participated in your Reopen Community Corps and what was the planning process like? We place value on the representative role that LSAT has at Roosevelt High School. We worked with LSAT to determine that it made the most sense to use LSAT as our Reopen Community Corps because of Read more

#ReopenStrong Partner Spotlight: AlphaBEST Education

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AlphaBEST Education is one of DCPS’ community partners supporting CARE Classrooms at elementary schools. AlphaBEST Education is proud to partner with DCPS to offer students a safe and caring place to learn. Students in our AlphaAcademy™/ CARES classrooms are provided with the perfect combination of virtual learning support, enrichment activities, physical fitness, and much needed Read more

#ReopenStrong Partner Spotlight: Champions

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Champions is one of DCPS’ community partners supporting CARE Classrooms at elementary schools. John Burroughs Elementary John Burroughs Scholars are super excited to be back in School. Champions have partnered with DCPS in order to ensure students are thriving every day. We have been supporting students with their online learning while we continue to practice Read more

#ReopenStrong Partner Spotlight: The House

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The House, Inc. is one of DCPS’ community partners supporting CARE Classrooms at elementary schools. Welcome to The House, Inc., Classroom 314! The reopening of engaging teaching methods, student voice in the classroom, and lessening the impact of loneliness on children was the thought behind The House, Inc., a mutual aid partner of DC Public Schools Read more

#ReopenStrong Equity Spotlight: Bruce-Monroe ES @ Park View (BMPV)

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Written by Tamyka S. Morant, Ph.D., Assistant Principal What expectations or policies have you advocated for/set for your students and school to keep equity front and center during virtual learning?   We made the commitment to “equity by design” rather than equity being something we check for or add on after the fact. We were vocal with all our Read more

#ReopenStrong Equity Spotlight: Youth Services Center (YSC)

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Written by Ivan Johnson, Special Education Chair  What expectations or policies have you advocated for/set for your students and school to keep equity front and center during virtual learning?   I have a unique role as a Special Education Chair and teacher in Youth Services Center — the only juvenile detention center in D.C. My student rosters fluctuate Read more

#ReopenStrong Equity Spotlight: Langley Elementary School

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Written by Nicole Miller, Special Education Resource Teacher  What expectations or policies have you advocated for/set for your students and school to keep equity front and center during virtual learning?   I have changed expectations for virtual learning based on student responses and their individual experiences. If students are not comfortable being on camera during class Read more

#ReopenStrong Equity Spotlight: Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC)

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Written by Ross Cohen, AP English Language & Composition Teacher What expectations or policies have you advocated for/set for your students and school to keep equity front and center during virtual learning?  Like many other teachers in the district, I’ve worked closely with our school tech expert to ensure my students have access to the Read more

#ReopenStrong Equity Spotlight: Wheatley Education Campus

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Written by Busra Aydin, Pre-K Teacher What expectations or policies have you advocated for/set for your students and school to keep equity front and center during virtual learning?   Equity is the distribution of resources based on need. I administered a needs assessment and collected feedback from families to identify their needs. Upon identifying the unique needs of Read more

#ReopenStrong Spotlight: Tyler Elementary School

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At Tyler Elementary, our commitment and inspiration to serve our students and families have remained intact even though we are socially distanced.

#Reopenstrong Spotlight: LaSalle-Backus Education Campus

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LaSalle is committed to creating an environment that is safe, warm, and welcoming to all members of the school community. In doing so, the community is embracing the changes and the expectations to keep each other safe.

#ReopenStrong Spotlight: Payne Elementary School

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Recess has returned to the grounds at Payne Elementary School. Joyful screams and laughter fill the air. Ashton chases Nicholas, Lauryn slides, and Theo pushes Suraya on the swing. On a warm day in November, coats are strewn across the number three, which was painted on the black top as an indication of where third graders should brighten their spirits.

#ReopenStrong Spotlight: Stanton Elementary

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Everything we do this school year has been centered around improving academic scholar achievement and focusing on the social and emotional growth of our students and ourselves.