Location, Hours, and Leadership Team
DCPS 2020-2021 School Year is virtual
Location: 2525 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: (202) 939-5390
Principal: Ryan Lam
Assistant Principal: Brittany Skipper
Director of Strategy and Logistics: Jacqueline Alvarado
Hours: Doors open at 8:10am. Prek drop-off is in the classroom. Kinder - 2nd drop off is in the gym and 3rd - 5th is on the blacktop. At 8:25 am all students go directly to classrooms for breakfast. Class begins at 8:45 am.
PK dismissal is at 3:15 pm on Mozart St. entrance. Kinder through 5th grade dismissal is at 3:30pm on the blacktop; Before and After school programming is available 7-8:10 am & 3:15-6 pm (must enroll in advance, see after school tab for more information)
Upcoming Virtual Open House
February 20 -- 10 - 11 am (Saturday)
March 9 -- 9 - 10 am
All virtual open houses will be via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 938 4495 5032
Term 3 School Readiness
Click HERE to learn more about our reopening building readiness plans. You can download an operational reopening plan, review the status of school readiness checklist, and find other health and safety resources for the school community around reopening.
We will start opening up more classrooms for In-Person learning for Prek-4 and more CARE classrooms for Kinder - 3rd grades. If you were called and accepted a seat, please check in with your student's teacher regarding the start date.
CARE Classrooms will meet four days a week and with no school happening on Wednesdays. Classroom facilitators will be DCPS elementary school staff or an employee of a trusted school partner. CARE staff will receive professional development based on their role and experience. We will also have three Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) at schools to support school-based health protocols, such as temperature checks, symptom screenings, and staffing of the health isolation room.
Since students will learn online in CARE Classrooms, each student will have their own technology device and headset. Socially distanced classrooms will also have surge protector power strips, and cord covers.
For more information regarding CARE classrooms, click here.
Examples of our classrooms are below
Global Studies at Cooke
While engaging our community throughout the summer, DCPS heard a resounding focus on prioritizing safety, maximizing learning – whether in school or at home, and providing equitable access to resources and supports.
DCPS is committed to delivering on these expectations and through continued collaboration, transparency, and flexibility, DCPS will successfully meet student needs during these unprecedented times.
We will start School Year 2020-2021 virtually with all students learning at home. This will apply for all grades — Pre-K through 12 — and last at least through Term 1 from August 31 to November 6.
For more information and resources for virtual learning, visit dcpsreopenstrong.com
Updated Health and Oral Assessments
Health physicals and oral health assessments are required annually. Medical forms must be turned in to the school as part of the enrollment process, and any updated forms throughout the school year should be submitted to the school. Students must have an up-to-date health assessment form on file with the school once in-person learning begins. This is the best time to ensure your student’s health form is updated. Schedule an appointment with your doctor if you student needs a current physical.
You may call the school to find out if your student has an updated health form (202-939-5390) or you can email your current health form to Ms. Emma (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can find all the forms by visiting: School Health Requirements
Tech Tips for Learning at Home
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 to update the tech FAQ based on what we are hearing from families.
If you would like to talk to someone on the DCPS help desk for further assistance, call 202-442-5885 and press “1.”
Click here to help updating your Microsoft Surface Go device.