Bears Bulletin

Summer Edition

Week of August 10th, 2020

A Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

As summer begins to draw to a close we are working to lock in final plans for our virtual start to the school year. Today teachers and staff were able to see a draft of a schedule. We are anticipating feedback and approval of the schedule this week so that we share it next week in the bulletin.

Staying in line with the DCPS commitments there will be a larger focus on ensuring students are receiving an increase in live sessions with staff as well as narrowing the learning platforms. This will ensure students are receiving direct instruction with all of their teachers regularly and that parents and students have one location where all of their learning can be found.

We are 99% staffed toward next year but only 80+ percent enrolled! If you haven't enrolled yet please do so online. If you need assistance with enrollment please email us at and we will schedule an in person appointment to complete enrollment with you.

I know this must sound like a broken-record at this point but please complete the technology survey (even if you do NOT need technology). This information is critical in ensuring DCPS provides Miner with enough devices to meet the needs of our families. If you need support in completing that please reach out to Principal Jackson or Ms. Offor so that we can assist you!

Tell all of the students we said hello! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and know that we are here if you need us!

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

Pre-K Rosters

Hello PK Families,

Here is a link to the rosters for next year:

Rosters SY 20-21

Technology Needs - SY 20-21

Please complete this link if your student needs technology for distance learning. If you have emailed and heard back from Principal Jackson then you do NOT need to complete this as well.

Updates and Information


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.

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!

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.

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

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

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MES Feedback Form

Please feel free to use this to share anonymous feedback with the Miner Elementary School Administrative team.