Back to School Night:
Please join us tomorrow, 9/20 as we host our Back to School Night virtually. A link should be coming from your child’s teacher. Our administration will begin at 5:30 with a few special guests and then we will send you off to learn from our educators. Please see Zoom link here:
Last weekend we began to encounter our first few COVID cases after two weeks of school. If your child is identified as a close contact, you will receive communication and guidance from administration. Our three asymptomatic testing sessions (each Thursday afternoon) have provided all negative results for students. The COVID cases we have been dealing with, have come from families or staff notifying us, not from our testing in house.
Outdoor Lunch and Parent Volunteers:
Our teachers have been directed to relay any items needed for outdoor lunch to our PTO President, Lauren McDermott. Lauren will work on creating a master list of items needed and share with families. If a grade level is in need of parent volunteers, they will communicate this directly with Lauren and a Google spreadsheet will be created for coverage. Some grade levels are not in need of volunteers as teachers must always be part of the supervision plan. Outdoor lunch is not required, but many teachers have expressed interest, so we wanted to move ahead with ideas for planning purposes.
Please see attached memo from our PTO. Their first meeting will be held next week, at 7 p.m. virtually. A Zoom link is forthcoming.
October Reminders/Looking Ahead:
This is a friendly reminder, students do not report to school on October 7-8. October 7th is Parent/Teacher Conference Day, and these will be held virtually. October 8th is a staff DCPS Professional Development Day. Additionally, the following Monday 10/11 is a holiday. Please note, I will be out of the office October 6-11 for my wedding out of state. Ms. Ejechi will be your point of contact during that time.
We look forward to a wonderful week of learning together and we hope to see you tomorrow night, virtually at 5:30!
-Dr. Rachel Williams, Principal