October 9, 2020
A Message from Principal Jackson
Hello Miner Families,
Happy October! As most of you have heard, the Mayor announced this past Monday that DCPS elementary schools would be reopening in a limited capacity beginning in term 2 (November 9th).
While much of this information is new and still in the planning phase at this point in time, the initial plan is for each school to open one classroom per grade level for live instruction. The students would be selected for theses seats based on need preferences, including homeless status, special education needs, English Language Learner status, and at risk students. DCPS will be determining the students selected for each classroom and the school will only be opening classrooms at the grade levels in which there are teachers and staff willing and able to work those settings.
In addition, the district will open CARE classrooms to support students with virtual learning inside of the school building. Again, these classrooms will be opened based on availability of staff at an individual school location.
Lastly, virtual learning will remain an option for any and all families that choose that as the best plan for their students.
Once we know more about the number of rooms we will be opening and in which grade levels we will share that out with the school community. In addition, once we have a re-opening safety plan in place we will share it with the school community as well.
You can learn more about the DCPS released plan by visiting the below link:
Remember that October is Anti-Bullying month. Please continue to reinforce this with your students. The school staff will also do so during morning meetings throughout the month.
Many grade levels will be adjusting their student schedules based on feedback from teachers and families. Please be on the look out for information from your homeroom teachers about the new schedule and the start date.
If you need anything from the school, here are the best contacts to use:
Principal Jackson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Offor - email@example.com
Stay safe and let the school know if we can be of any assistance.
BACK TO SCHOOL 2020-2021
Virtual Learning Attendance
Students are required to attend virtual learning each day, Monday through Friday. Student attendance is tracked by logging into Canvas each day. Please make sure students log in between 6am and 11:59pm to receive credit for attending. The log in must be through CANVAS to ensure the attendance is captured daily.
District attendance requirements still exist. If your student is going to miss school, please let their teacher know and send a note to Ms. Joseph via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical and Dental Forms
With DCPS announcing the return to in-person learning on November 9th it is critical that families get the above mentioned documents turned in to the school as soon as possible. Failure to have the forms will likely result in a family forfeiting the seat they are offered.
Updates and Information
Math resource books and ELA texts will be available for pick up in the next week along with headphones for student use during learning. Once they arrive we will let families know they are ready for pick up via the Remind App.
Miner Gear - Back on Sale
Pay online and pick up/delivery is contactless!
School Playground Access
DCPS Calendar for Next Year
No School - Indigenous Peoples Day
Friday, Oct. 9th, 8am
This is an online event.
Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 5pm
This is an online event.
Files and Documents
Please feel free to use this to share anonymous feedback with the Miner Elementary School Administrative team.