Posts in Category: Updates

New Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Protocols for Students and Staff

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This post is an email sent by Chancellor Ferebee to the DCPS community on December 2, 2020. Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Community, As part of our commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff, DC Public Schools (DCPS) is expanding our coronavirus (COVID-19) testing protocols. Read more

With gratitude from DCPS

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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.

#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.

A #ReopenStrong Milestone and Communal Path Forward

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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.

DCPS Trendency Survey Frequently Asked Questions

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DC Public Schools is partnering with Trendency Research, an independent research firm, to track your experience with learning at home and the school year overall. You can register to join this survey panel at this link. We heard that you may have some additional questions about how this series of short and confidential surveys works Read more

CARE Classroom Update

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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

DCPS Wants to Hear From You!

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Esta carta está disponible en español a continuación. Dear DCPS Families,  We value your opinion, and your perspective is critical as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together. To ensure we are hearing more from you and engaging directly with families, DC Public Schools is partnering with Trendency Research, an independent research firm, to Read more

Changes to School Reopening Plans

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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

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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

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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

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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 will #ReopenStrong for Term 2

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After more than 200 days of adapting to new routines in our daily lives and taking seriously the collective effort to defeat this virus, we are happy to share some good news: DC Public Schools plans to reopen elementary schools at the start of Term 2 on November 9.

DCPS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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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

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

New Backgrounds for Virtual Meetings

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You can now download photos of famous D.C. landmarks for use during virtual meetings or as your computer background or screensaver.

#ReopenStrong: Welcome Back to Learning

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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.

Tech Tips for Learning at Home

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From using a new computer to becoming familiar with Canvas, we recognize families have questions as the school year begins. Technical assistance is just a click or call away!  Visit backtoschool.dc.gov to get answers to common questions such as how to reset a student’s password and review user guides for DCPS devices. We will continue Read more

Pre-K Family Update: Learning Packets Available

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Any Pre-K family can receive a free printed learning at home packet for their student. Families should visit one of the 20 elementary school meal sites on September 1, 2, or 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to pick-up this resource.

Prepared to #ReopenStrong for SY20-21

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This Monday, August 31, we will welcome students back to a learning environment where they feel loved, challenged, and prepared.

#DCPSatHome with Microsoft Teams and Surface

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DCPS families have the opportunity to join education experts from Microsoft for an inside look at how to use the Microsoft Surface device and Teams app for learning at home.

#ReopenStrong – Important Updates

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

Pre-K at DC Public Schools is all virtual

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Pre-K students will learn at home through both live instruction with teachers and independent enrichment activities.

Technology Tips for Learning at Home

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DCPS is investing nearly $17 million in technology for learning at home this fall and commits to providing a device for any student who needs one.

#ReopenStrong – RSVP for Parent University

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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

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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

Family, Student and Staff Survey Highlights

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In May and June, we issued a series of surveys around reopening strong for next school year and heard from approximately 3,400 students, 8,600 families, and 5,200 staff members. Our #ReopenStrong survey results show that the majority of you would like to see: • A hybrid schedule that is consistent and predictable.• School operations that Read more

SY20-21 Enrollment and Immunization Information

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If you have not already done so, please complete enrollment at your DCPS school for SY20-21. An electronic submission process for SY20-21 enrollment is available, and the enrollment packet is available in multiple languages. Find out more about the enrollment process and get started here: https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/. If you need help enrolling or have questions, please Read more