Bears Bulletin

Distance Learning - Week One (March 24- March 27th)

Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

I hope that you and your family are doing well in this time of transition and uncertainty. On behalf of the leadership team, let us say that we miss our students VERY much. Please tell them a big hello from the school team!

This week started our first days 'back' from Spring Break which also means the first days of Distance Learning. As I am sure you have all heard, DCPS will be closed through April 24th and is currently slated to return on April 27th which means lots of learning from home over the next few weeks.

As we move into Distance Learning, teacher have been reaching out to share the ways in which instructional support will occur for your students. They will also share the hours in which they are available 'on the spot'. As always, all teachers and staff can be reached via email and they will respond within 24 hours or the next business day. If you are having any trouble reaching staff, please reach out to a member of the leadership team so that we may assist you:

Principal Jackson -

AP Townsend -

Ms. Offor -

I am extremely proud of the work our staff is doing to shift to virtual learning. Their plans and modailities look excellent and they should be commended for all of their hard work! Please continue to be patient with us as we learn the technology required to make this happen and let us know how we can better meet the needs of our students!

In the below newsletter you will find some updates. The information is changing rapidly so please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. I am here to hep the best that I can.


Principal Jackson

Packet Pick up

Week 2 and Week 3 distance learning packets can be picked up as follows:

Tuesday (3/31) 8:30am - 2pm

Wednesday (4/1) 8:30am - 2pm

Hours of Operation

Schools are closing with limited hours moving forward.

Work Packets can be picked up from 8am-2pm on March 31st and April 1st. These are the last two scheduled opportunities for work packet pick up at this time. In order to protect school staff and yourself, the pick up is low/no contact. Packets are arranged by grade level on the table in the front lobby for grab-and-go pick up.

Feeding Site

Miner Elementary began operating as a DCPS feeding site on March 25th. Food can be picked up between 10am-2pm each day in the front lobby. This is also a grab-and-go service.

Haven't Heard from us yet?

If you haven't heard from your child's teacher yet this week - please reach out to me via email ( or through class dojo and let me know! Our teachers and staff have been doing an amazing job reaching out but I some cases we do not have the correct contact information and I want to ensure that everyone is receiving the support they need for our students during this time! I am happy to help connect parents with teachers and staff if they have struggled to connect! Please do not hestitate to let AP Townsend and I know how we can best support.