Ross Elementary School October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021
Week 9 of Term 1
Dear Ross Families,
I look forward to seeing everyone at our annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 28. Check out the attached flier with details. Please note that this after hours event is the only Halloween celebration we hold at Ross. We do not have a celebration or costume wearing during the school day.
In case you missed it, check out the elementary school rankings from U.S. News and World Report. Ross is #1! https://www.usnews.com/education/k12/elementary-schools/district-of-columbia I am honored to lead such a wonderful community of learners. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to public education.
Holly Searl, Principal
Supporting Learning at Home
DCPS Calendar Feedback for 2023-2026
Health and Safety
DCPS will now test 20% of the student population every week.
If your child successfully tests, you will receive a letter in backpack mail.
Shield T3 Helpdesk Phone # 833-762-0762
Let's continue to keep our community healthy by ensuring children are wearing well-fitting masks and only attending school if they are healthy. Please do not send your children to school if they are ill or displaying symptoms. If you answer "yes" to any of the "Ask, Ask, Look" health screening questions, that means your child should not attend school. If your family has a positive case, or is a close contact and needs to quarantine, please reach out me directly. As Principal, I am the COVID POC for Ross. When we have a case, we will follow all guidance and protocols from OSSE and DCPS. Protocols can be found here.
Free DC COVID Testing is Readily Available for ALL!
We encourage families and students to utilize the city's free and accessible COVID-19 testing regularly. Consider adding this as part of your family's back to school checklist! Did you know that there are options that can do rapid tests at your home? Thank you for helping keep our community safe!
How to Test at Home
For at-home, on-demand care and COVID testing, call (202) 602-0814. Ready comes to your home, is open 8am to 8pm, seven days per week, and serves all 8 Wards. Ready is currently offering rapid antigen testing only, with results in 15 minutes. If you require a PCR test, please utilize another testing option.
Pixel by LabCorp
Home test kits are available for no out of pocket costs to be delivered to your door: https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/at-home-test-kits/covid-19-test
Safeway Pharmacies are now offering quick and easy COVID-19 at home saliva tests through Phosphorus Diagnostics at scheduletest.com
Walk Up Testing Locations
DC also has robust options for walk up COVID-19 testing at sites across the city. The locations and times change regularly, but you can find an overview of the options HERE (scroll down until you see the large graphic with a table underneath it).
Tuesday, October 26: Cross Country Championship Meet
Thursday, October 28: Spooktacular Neighborhood Parade
Friday, October 29: Grade 3 Field Trip
Tuesday, November 2: No School, DC Election Day
Thursday, November 4: Grade 5 Field Trip
Tuesday, November 5: No School, Teacher Professional Day
Thursday, November 11: No School, Veteran's Day
Tuesday, November 23: Term 1 Report Cards mailed