Bears Bulletin

Summer Edition

Week of July 27th, 2020

A Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

We hope you are all well and enjoying summer! It has been great to see some of the students on the playground latley.

This past weekend the Miner Mutual Aide Network held an amazingly successful event for the community. I want to thank all of those parents and partners who spent countless hours planning, organizing, and executing the event! It was amazing to see all of the members of the community and how grateful they were for the assistance and support. Thank you to all of the organizers and volunteers who made the event such a great opportunity.

This week we anticipate the Mayor making an announcement on Friday (July 31) about the status of school opening for next school year. Just like our families and educators, I am eagerly awaiting this announcement. Members of the leadership team and I are working to plan for all of the eventualities and once we know the Districts plan we will be able to start communicating out Miner's plans for SY 20-21.

DCPS Schools remain closed to normal business at this time and teachers are on leave so if you need anything from the school, here are the best contacts to use:


Principal Jackson -

Ms. Offor -

Stay safe and let the school know if we can be of any assistance.


Principal Jackson

Updates and Information

DCPS Aftercare Enrollment - IMPORTANT - New Information

Aftercare enrollment was slated to open July 27th, 2020 but has now been postponed until after the Mayor's announcement about school reopening. When we have more information on a new date we will be sure to share it with the community.

Miner Gear - Back on Sale

Interested in a Miner T-shirt or lawn sign from the PTO? Please email for more detials! And remember, Miner gear counts as the daily uniform!

Pay online and pick up/delivery is contactless!

Virtual Recess

As a reminder, the Student Support Team is leading virtual recess each Tuesday by grade level. If you need the link to join please email Ms. Offor ( or Principal Jackson (


Feeding Site

As a reminder, Miner Elementary School is a feeding site for the community throughout the summer. Families can come in and pick up meals Mondays-Fridays from 10am-2pm.

School Playground Access

Per the Mayors orders, the Miner ES K-5 Playground is accessible during the hours the school is open. Custodians open the playground by 8:30am and close it at 2:30pm. Entry is only available through the door on the parking lot side of the building. Please ensure you adhere to social distancing and safe play while using the facility.

Technology Return

For those families who borrowed technology during distance learning - it is PAST DUE to be returned.

If you still have a PTO Chromebook please contact Principal Jackson ( to ensure it is returned ASAP.

Enrollment for SY 20-21

Every family is required to re-enroll each year in DCPS. If you have not done so already, please complete your enrollment here.

If you have questions or need support with enrollment please email

Student Medication Pick Up

If you were unable to pick up your students medicine left in the building last week during office hours please email Principal Jackson ( or Ms. Stapleton ( to schedule a time to come in and pick up medicine.

DCPS Calendar for Next Year

DCPS has released a revised calendar for next year. It is attached at the bottom of the newsletter under Files and Documents as a PDF.

Files and Documents