The Cobra Connection

The Sousa Middle School Family Newsletter | August 21, 2020

"Many hands make light work" (Tanzanian proverb).

I hope this finds you well-rested, healthy, and refueled.

Communication will be very important this school year. Please make sure we have all of your up to date contact information. We will continue to use our Instagram account to keep you informed about the great things going on at Sousa via @SousaSTEAMAcademy1954.

We are grateful for you! These are unprecedented times and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in partnership with all of you. Remember: Together, we can do anything because we are #SousaStrong!

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.
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  • DC Public Schools will be starting the 2020-21 School Year virtually. These videos (1) (2) 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.

  • Make sure you enroll your child as soon as possible! You can receive on site support M-F from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM!

  • To learn more about our acceptable technology usage policy, click here.

  • Check out DCPS' grading policy for virtual learning here.

  • To learn more about the attendance policy, click here.

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events

AUGUST 22: Free School Supplies at Eastern High School from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM!

AUGUST 25: Virtual 7th Grade Orientation @ 5:00 PM

Click here to join.

August 26: Virtual 6th Grade and New Student Orientation @ 5:30 PM

Click here to join.

August 27: Virtual 8th Grade Orientation @ 5:30 PM

Click here to join.

AUGUST 24-28th: Technology & Schedule Pick Up!

See Flyer Below.

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Virtual Learning Tips & Tricks

Virtual learning is new for a lot of us! The tips below should help ease some of your anxiety as you prepare your homes for a successful term of virtual learning:

  • Create a learning space for your child that is quiet and free of clutter.
  • Make sure they have a strong routine and that they stick to that schedule to maximize their instructional time.
  • Feel free to reach out to your child's teachers if your child needs additional support.
  • Monitor your child's usage of social media regularly.
  • Attend Canvas 101 session to help you learn how to use Canvas. Click here to register.

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

To contact our administrators use the following information:

Principal Wilkerson


phone:(202) 578-1269

AP White


phone: (202)480-3206

AP Green


phone: (202)595-6536

Dean Clavis, Dean of Students


phone: (202)738-0074

Ms. Scott, Director, STEAM Academy


phone: (240)721-0310

Ms. Coan, Manager, Strategy & Logistics


If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or celebrations, please share those here.