The Cobra Connection

The Sousa Middle School Family Newsletter | August 9, 2020

"Many hands make light work" (Tanzanian proverb)

First Newsletter of 2020-21

Happy Sunday, Cobras!

I hope our first edition of the Cobra Connection for 2020-21 finds you well-rested, healthy and refueled. Let us send a warm welcome to our new families and a warm welcome (back!) to our returning families. We are grateful for all of you! These are unprecedented times and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in partnership with all of you. Together, we can do anything!

What is the Cobra Connection?

The Cobra Connection newsletter is our family newsletter. We will share important district-wide and school-specific information with you on a bi-weekly basis to make sure you are in-the-know. Until the beginning of the school year, however, we will be reaching out on a weekly basis.

Introducing Our CSM

Mx. Tejada

This year, we have a new Manager, Connected Schools (CSM)! Our new CSM is Mx. Tejada who is joining us after having taught and coached teachers at the Youth Services Center in NE DC. She comes into this work with experience in education from both inside and outside the classroom and believes families are major players in student achievement. She believes schools should invest in making sure families are involved, informed, and invested.


  • DC Public Schools will be starting the 2020-21 School Year virtually. The videos below explain what this means when we start school on August 31, 2020.

  • Make sure you complete the tech survey if you need technology for distance learning.

#ReopenStrong with Learning at Home (English)
#ReabrirConPieFirme a través del aprendizaje en el hogar

Mark Your Calendars

Events Happening This Week!

AUGUST 10-14: Popcorn, Popsicles, and Pick Up from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Come by the school to pick up your school supplies, ENROLL, clean out lockers, and meet our new admin team!

AUGUST 11: Parent University Webinar: What I can expect from DCPS during distance learning

Click here to register.

AUGUST 12: Cobra Community Conversations via IG Live at 6:00 PM

Join us for our first Cobra Community Conversation featuring our principal. Follow our IG @SousaSteamAcademy1954 to be part of the conversation!

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Please do not hesitate to reach out! We are in this together!