Principal's Weekly Bulletin

Ross Elementary School: November 22

Message from Principal Searl

Chancellor Ferebee recently announced the launch of Reopening Community Corps (RCC) teams at each school to advise on which instructional models to adopt for our Term 3 reopening. Please see below for more information and our upcoming meeting dates.


Your child's K-5 Term 1 report card is now published in the Aspen Parent Portal. It will also be mailed to your home. PK4 reports will be mailed separately in December. If you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Salazar. He is the Ross POC for the portal. farley.salazar@k12.dc.gov


Wishing all of our families continued good health and a happy Thanksgiving!

Continue to stay well and stay well informed: coronavirus.dc.gov

and dcpsreopenstrong.com

School specific building readiness checklists are published: https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/school-checklists/ross/

Term 3 Planning

DCPS is currently planning for reopening in Term 3 which begins February 1. Each school will launch a Reopening Community Corps (RCC) comprised of select members of the LSAT, WTU, parent leaders, staff members and a community member. The RCC will be focused on two key planning pieces, with an eye toward equity:





  1. Instructional Model: How can the instructional model meet the baseline expectations and the unique school goals?
  2. Grades/Classes: What is the best way to select which grades/classrooms open for In-Person Learning and CARE Classrooms for Term 3?


The Ross RCC includes the following members: Neha Misra (LSAT Chair and 4-5 Room Parent Rep), Daniel Adler (LSAT parent and PTA President), Lisa Juriga (WTU Rep and Inner Core Rep), A'isha Crawford (WTU member and Academic Leadership Team member), Bethany Young (LSAT teacher and Academic Leadership Team member), Lauren Marks (PK4 Room Parent), Charles DeVilmorin (K-1 Room Parent Rep), Allison Rapp (Grades 2-3 Room Parent Rep), Adele Brady (PK4-1 Teacher Rep), Caroline Fogarty (2-3 Teacher Rep), Samantha Meyer (4-5 Teacher Rep), Judith Klavens (Community member)


The RCC will meet three times before December 11(DCPS due date for plan) to advise on the reopening model for Ross. The initial meeting was Thursday, November 19.

The next two meetings are: December 1 and December 8 from 6:00-7:30pm. These meetings are open to observers. Meeting links will be sent out in next week's bulletin. You should expect engagement from the parent reps on the RCC to ensure a wide range of parent perspectives. Please complete this survey to indicate your intentions to return to campus in Term 3.


Please review this DCPS document on the instructional models we will consider for Term 3 and reach out if you have questions.

DCPS Parent University

Check out the link for upcoming sessions.

Key Dates

November 23: DCPS FY22 Budget Hearing (5:30pm) and

SEL workshop Click here to join the meeting(8:00pm)

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1: Reopening Community Corps (RCC) Open to observers (6:00-7:30pm)

December 3: LSAT Meeting, Open to observers (5:00pm)

December 8: Reopening Community Corps (RCC) Open to observers (6:00-7:30pm)

Winter Break: December 23-January 3

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