Sharona Robinson, DCPS Community Action Team - Ward 7 and Ward 8

Sharona Robinson, DCPS Community Action Team - Ward 7 and Ward 8 Assisting Ward 7/8 DCPS stakeholders in accessing information and resources offered by DCPS and comm

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04/24/2021

🗣🗣Happening TODAY!!!

Have you enrolled yet? Come to the Plummer cafeteria TODAY (Saturday, April 24) between 9 and 12 to enroll. The first 4 students to enroll will receive a bike! We also have toys to give away while supplies last. We hope to see you there!

Bard @ Old Malcolm X Survey/Encuesta sobre el sitio de Bard @ Old Malcolm XDear Congress Heights Community,As you may kn...
03/08/2021

Bard @ Old Malcolm X Survey/Encuesta sobre el sitio de Bard @ Old Malcolm X

Dear Congress Heights Community,

As you may know, DC Public Schools will be modernizing the Malcolm X Building at 1351 Alabama Avenue SE to house Bard Early College High School, a new district-wide high school program. You can read more about this exciting high school program here.

As a part of the modernization process, the DCPS Facilities team has been engaging with members of the school and neighborhood communities in order to consider a variety of stakeholders’ feedback as we select design concepts for the building and site. The presentation of these concepts (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/ESQu8LX7Z9FKsIDA7tWTsFkBBJzGnaOtaDBZYDhYOoZChQ?e=DH0FD5), as well as notes (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/EW9xpYmY82FCgLSUYR5ioWMBALsT7rCb2UKASrtINhR9oQ?e=4zVdIG) detailing the feedback, can be found on the project’s website (https://sites.google.com/a/dc.gov/dcps-school-modernizations/home/bard-high-school-early-college). Based on this feedback, the project team has elected to proceed with “Concept 2,” which highlights Bard’s exciting performing arts program as the heart of the school building.

DCPS strives to build schools that are centers of learning and community not only for the students and staff, but for the broader community as well. Understanding that this site will be a gathering place for the Congress Heights community, we want to ensure that in selecting a concept design for the site and field, we are considering a broad base of feedback.

The main option that we are looking at for this site is a multi-use space that accommodates a variety of activities for both the school and after-hours community use. This site features a basketball course, a walking/running track, as well as a field striped for pickup soccer games in the center of the track. Though we have also explored placing a regulation sized football field in this site, and while it can fit behind the school, its size does not allow for stands/bleachers, nor does it allow for other diverse uses of this site space. The track/multi-use field option allows for us to both focus on the school’s primary athletics programs, and provide the opportunity for many different kinds of community members to use the space. Before we make a final decision regarding the layout of this site, we are interested to hear what community activities you would like to see take place here.

Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey around the proposed site and its uses. We will have this survey open through Friday, 3/12. Feel free to share with other friends and neighbors, so that we can make sure the Congress Heights community is heard on this matter.

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Estimada comunidad de Congress Heights,

Como ya sabrán, las Escuelas Públicas de DC van a modernizar el edificio Malcolm X en 1351 Alabama Avenue SE para albergar la Bard Early College High School, un nuevo programa de escuela secundaria en todo el distrito. Usted puede leer más sobre este emocionante programa de escuela secundaria aquí.

Como parte del proceso de modernización, el equipo de instalaciones de DCPS ha estado participando con los miembros de la escuela y las comunidades del vecindario con el fin de considerar una variedad de comentarios de las partes interesadas a medida que seleccionamos los conceptos de diseño para el edificio y el sitio. La presentación de estos conceptos (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/ESQu8LX7Z9FKsIDA7tWTsFkBBJzGnaOtaDBZYDhYOoZChQ?e=DH0FD5), así como las notas (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/EW9xpYmY82FCgLSUYR5ioWMBALsT7rCb2UKASrtINhR9oQ?e=4zVdIG) que detallan los comentarios, se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del proyecto (https://sites.google.com/a/dc.gov/dcps-school-modernizations/home/bard-high-school-early-college). Sobre la base de estos comentarios, el equipo del proyecto ha optado por seguir adelante con el "Concepto 2", que destaca el emocionante programa de artes escénicas de Bard como el corazón del edificio escolar.

DCPS se esfuerza por construir escuelas que sean centros de aprendizaje y comunidad no sólo para los estudiantes y el personal, sino también para la comunidad en general. Entendiendo que este sitio será un lugar de reunión para la comunidad de Congress Heights, queremos asegurarnos de que en la selección de un diseño de concepto para el sitio y el campo, estamos considerando una amplia base de comentarios.

La opción principal que estamos estudiando para este lugar es un espacio multiuso que albergue una variedad de actividades tanto para la escuela como para el uso de la comunidad fuera de horario. Este lugar cuenta con un campo de baloncesto, una pista de atletismo y un campo de fútbol en el centro de la pista. Aunque también hemos estudiado la posibilidad de colocar un campo de fútbol de tamaño reglamentario en este lugar, y aunque puede caber detrás de la escuela, su tamaño no permite la colocación de gradas/gradas, ni permite otros usos diversos de este espacio. La opción de la pista de atletismo/campo de usos múltiples nos permite centrarnos en los programas de atletismo principales de la escuela y ofrecer la oportunidad de que muchos tipos diferentes de miembros de la comunidad utilicen el espacio. Antes de que tomemos una decisión final con respecto a la disposición de este sitio, estamos interesados en escuchar qué actividades de la comunidad le gustaría ver tener lugar aquí.

Por favor, tómese un momento para rellenar esta rápida encuesta sobre el lugar propuesto y sus usos. La encuesta estará abierta hasta el viernes 12 de marzo. Siéntase libre de compartir con otros amigos y vecinos, para que podamos asegurarnos de que la comunidad de Congress Heights sea escuchada en este asunto.

Bard @ Old Malcolm X Survey/Encuesta sobre el sitio de Bard @ Old Malcolm X

Dear Congress Heights Community,

As you may know, DC Public Schools will be modernizing the Malcolm X Building at 1351 Alabama Avenue SE to house Bard Early College High School, a new district-wide high school program. You can read more about this exciting high school program here.

As a part of the modernization process, the DCPS Facilities team has been engaging with members of the school and neighborhood communities in order to consider a variety of stakeholders’ feedback as we select design concepts for the building and site. The presentation of these concepts (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/ESQu8LX7Z9FKsIDA7tWTsFkBBJzGnaOtaDBZYDhYOoZChQ?e=DH0FD5), as well as notes (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/EW9xpYmY82FCgLSUYR5ioWMBALsT7rCb2UKASrtINhR9oQ?e=4zVdIG) detailing the feedback, can be found on the project’s website (https://sites.google.com/a/dc.gov/dcps-school-modernizations/home/bard-high-school-early-college). Based on this feedback, the project team has elected to proceed with “Concept 2,” which highlights Bard’s exciting performing arts program as the heart of the school building.

DCPS strives to build schools that are centers of learning and community not only for the students and staff, but for the broader community as well. Understanding that this site will be a gathering place for the Congress Heights community, we want to ensure that in selecting a concept design for the site and field, we are considering a broad base of feedback.

The main option that we are looking at for this site is a multi-use space that accommodates a variety of activities for both the school and after-hours community use. This site features a basketball course, a walking/running track, as well as a field striped for pickup soccer games in the center of the track. Though we have also explored placing a regulation sized football field in this site, and while it can fit behind the school, its size does not allow for stands/bleachers, nor does it allow for other diverse uses of this site space. The track/multi-use field option allows for us to both focus on the school’s primary athletics programs, and provide the opportunity for many different kinds of community members to use the space. Before we make a final decision regarding the layout of this site, we are interested to hear what community activities you would like to see take place here.

Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey around the proposed site and its uses. We will have this survey open through Friday, 3/12. Feel free to share with other friends and neighbors, so that we can make sure the Congress Heights community is heard on this matter.

**************************************************************************************

Estimada comunidad de Congress Heights,

Como ya sabrán, las Escuelas Públicas de DC van a modernizar el edificio Malcolm X en 1351 Alabama Avenue SE para albergar la Bard Early College High School, un nuevo programa de escuela secundaria en todo el distrito. Usted puede leer más sobre este emocionante programa de escuela secundaria aquí.

Como parte del proceso de modernización, el equipo de instalaciones de DCPS ha estado participando con los miembros de la escuela y las comunidades del vecindario con el fin de considerar una variedad de comentarios de las partes interesadas a medida que seleccionamos los conceptos de diseño para el edificio y el sitio. La presentación de estos conceptos (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/ESQu8LX7Z9FKsIDA7tWTsFkBBJzGnaOtaDBZYDhYOoZChQ?e=DH0FD5), así como las notas (https://dck12.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/TESTdcps/EW9xpYmY82FCgLSUYR5ioWMBALsT7rCb2UKASrtINhR9oQ?e=4zVdIG) que detallan los comentarios, se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del proyecto (https://sites.google.com/a/dc.gov/dcps-school-modernizations/home/bard-high-school-early-college). Sobre la base de estos comentarios, el equipo del proyecto ha optado por seguir adelante con el "Concepto 2", que destaca el emocionante programa de artes escénicas de Bard como el corazón del edificio escolar.

DCPS se esfuerza por construir escuelas que sean centros de aprendizaje y comunidad no sólo para los estudiantes y el personal, sino también para la comunidad en general. Entendiendo que este sitio será un lugar de reunión para la comunidad de Congress Heights, queremos asegurarnos de que en la selección de un diseño de concepto para el sitio y el campo, estamos considerando una amplia base de comentarios.

La opción principal que estamos estudiando para este lugar es un espacio multiuso que albergue una variedad de actividades tanto para la escuela como para el uso de la comunidad fuera de horario. Este lugar cuenta con un campo de baloncesto, una pista de atletismo y un campo de fútbol en el centro de la pista. Aunque también hemos estudiado la posibilidad de colocar un campo de fútbol de tamaño reglamentario en este lugar, y aunque puede caber detrás de la escuela, su tamaño no permite la colocación de gradas/gradas, ni permite otros usos diversos de este espacio. La opción de la pista de atletismo/campo de usos múltiples nos permite centrarnos en los programas de atletismo principales de la escuela y ofrecer la oportunidad de que muchos tipos diferentes de miembros de la comunidad utilicen el espacio. Antes de que tomemos una decisión final con respecto a la disposición de este sitio, estamos interesados en escuchar qué actividades de la comunidad le gustaría ver tener lugar aquí.

Por favor, tómese un momento para rellenar esta rápida encuesta sobre el lugar propuesto y sus usos. La encuesta estará abierta hasta el viernes 12 de marzo. Siéntase libre de compartir con otros amigos y vecinos, para que podamos asegurarnos de que la comunidad de Congress Heights sea escuchada en este asunto.

10/06/2020
Term 2 Learning Models Update - ENGLISH

📌📌DCPS Families, learn more about what happens during Term 2.

DCPS will begin to welcome students back to in-person learning for Term 2 starting on November 9.

📌📌DCPS Spanish-Speaking Families, learn more about what happens during Term 2.
10/06/2020
Term 2 Learning Models Update - SPANISH

📌📌DCPS Spanish-Speaking Families, learn more about what happens during Term 2.

DCPS will begin to welcome students back to in-person learning for Term 2 starting on November 9.

04/17/2020
DC Public Schools

New update from DC Public Schools about the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

UPDATE: DCPS will continue learning from home through the end of the school year on May 29 to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). More details around how the school year will conclude, including information about grading, graduation, summer school, staffing, and the 2020-2021 academic calendar, is forthcoming. coronavirus.dc.gov

03/26/2020
Liz Pandya on Twitter

DCPS families can learn how to access Microsoft Teams to support your children during distance learning - https://twitter.com/pandya_express/status/1243177345302790151?s=21. #DCPSatHome

“[email protected] families, watch this video for an overview of @MicrosoftEDU Teams. Ask your teacher if you need your username and [email protected], @DCPS_Community, @StratEdTech, @HeathEdTech , @ErnestoStepter, @3rdgradepowell, @deevab1983, @KJurkowskiLMS @mstyburskiDCPS https://t.co/FU3lq...

Online registration for DCPS’ K-5 Summer School 2020 starts today at https://dcps.dc.gov/service/elementary-summer-learn...
03/11/2020
Elementary Summer Learning | dcps

Online registration for DCPS’ K-5 Summer School 2020 starts today at https://dcps.dc.gov/service/elementary-summer-learning. All-day and afternoon sessions will run from June 29 to July 31. Spaces are limited, so follow the link to secure a seat for your child.

DC Public Schools (DCPS) is dedicated to ensuring that all children receive a world-class education that prepares students to be successful in college, career and life. Registering your child for summer school is one of the best things you can do to help your child stay on track and be prepared for....

INFORMATION SHARING
03/09/2020

INFORMATION SHARING

INFORMATION SHARINGApply to the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program - https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-prog...
03/09/2020
Summer Immersion Program - Girls Who Code

INFORMATION SHARING

Apply to the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program - https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/! The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th–11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Classrooms are hosted at influential tech companies and corporate offices, like Goldman Sachs, AT&T, and Disney, where girls will be exposed to mentors and role models. Stipends of up to $1200 to cover transportation and living costs are available to those who qualify. All applications are due March 13th.

Free 7-week summer programs for 10th-11th grade girls. Hosted at the top tech companies in the world, girls learn 
to code and get exposure to tech jobs.

Greetings Families and Community Members,If you are thinking about your DCPS school options for next year, remember to f...
02/26/2020
Learn About DCPS Schools | dcpsenrollment

Greetings Families and Community Members,

If you are thinking about your DCPS school options for next year, remember to first learn about all the exciting things happening at your in-boundary and feeder school (https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/41). If you are interested in any of the other amazing DCPS school options (https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/46), the deadline to submit your My School DC lottery application for grades PK3-8 is Monday, March 2.

We want to support you in making the best decision for your student and your family, so if you need help finding your in-boundary school, more information on any other awesome DCPS school options, or if you have questions about how to apply to DCPS through the My School DC lottery, please contact the DCPS Enrollment Team at [email protected] or (202) 478-5738.

It is an honor and a privilege for DCPS to serve all our wonderful students and families, and we look forward to having your student be part of the DCPS family for many years to come.

Regards,
Sharona

Saludos a las familias y a los miembros de la comunidad:

Si está pensando sobre las opciones de las escuelas pertenecientes a las DCPS para el próximo año, recuerde enterarse primero sobre todas las cosas fascinantes que suceden en la escuela dentro de la zona escolar y la escuela con patrón de correspondencia (https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/41). Si está interesado en alguna de las otras estupendas opciones de escuelas pertenecientes a las DCPS (https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/node/46), la fecha límite para enviar la solicitud a la lotería escolar de My School DC para los estudiantes de prekínder a 8vo grado es el lunes, 2 de marzo.

Queremos apoyarlo a tomar la mejor decisión para su hijo y su familia, así que si necesita ayuda para conseguir la escuela dentro de su zona escolar, más información sobre cualquiera de las fenomenales opciones de escuelas pertenecientes a las DCPS o si tiene preguntas sobre cómo enviar una solicitud a las escuelas pertenecientes a las DCPS a través de la lotería escolar de My School DC, comuníquese con el Equipo de Inscripción de las DCPS por el correo electrónico [email protected] o al (202) 478-5738.

Es un honor y un privilegio para las DCPS servirles a todos nuestros maravillosos estudiantes y a las familias y esperamos que su hijo forme parte de la familia de las DCPS durante muchos años por venir.

Atentamente,
Sharona

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:41 -- emerald.becker Learn About DCPS Schools Feeder Patterns The DCPS Feeder Pattern Booklet booklet defines the PK-12th grade options, pathways, and programs that DCPS offers students and families. Download in English Descarga en Español View SY20-21 Feeder Patterns   DCPS...

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