Ross Elementary School November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021
Final Week of Term 1
Dear Ross Families,
I look forward to seeing everyone at our RESCHEDULED 9th annual Halloween Spooktacular on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 5:15pm. Check out the attached updated 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.
Holly Searl, Principal
Mayor's Press Release/Children's Vaccines
Inclement Weather Guidance
Health and Safety
DCPS will now test 20% of the student population every week.
NEW: Starting November 8, Ross testing day is now on Mondays at 10:00am
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, November 2: No School, DC Election Day
Thursday, November 4: Grade 5 Field Trip; Spooktacular rescheduled 5:15pm; Diwali
Tuesday, November 5: No School, Teacher Professional Day
Sunday, November 7: Daylight savings, turn clocks back one hour
Thursday, November 11: No School, Veteran's Day
Monday, November 15: LSAT (virtual) 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 23: Term 1 Report Cards mailed
Wednesday-Friday, November 24-26: No School, Thanksgiving Holiday break
Sunday, November 28: First night of Hanukkah