Ross Elementary School October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021
Week 7 of Term 1
Dear Ross Families,
I hope you enjoyed the long weekend after a fun "Walk to School Day" on October 6 and had productive parent/teacher conferences.
Please complete this brief Parent Survey from Ms. Clark and Ms. Adams to assist with planning parent education and workshops.
Beginning the week of October 18, we will expand our Afternoon Academy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Grades 2-5 to include i-Ready Math and ELA individualized extra practice time. You will receive an invitation from Ms. Adams if your child is selected to participate.
All K-5 students can access i-Ready Math and ELA lessons at home through Clever using their DCPS log-in.
Holly Searl, Principal
Open House Committee
Open House Dates:
- Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 - 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
- Friday, January 28th, 2022 - 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
- Thursday, February 17th - 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
We will also have a virtual presence at the MySchoolDC EDFest in early December.
Please contact Open House Chair Shailee Adinolfi if you are interested.
Ms. Clark, Clinical Social Worker, is the POC. firstname.lastname@example.org
October 12 Immunization Deadline
Required immunizations must be completed by October 12 for students to remain in school. You have been contacted if your child is out of compliance. Immunization questions should be directed to Nurse Gordon.
Nurse Gordon : email@example.com
All medications must be turned into the nurse along with required medical documentation.
Please submit all required medical and dental forms as soon as they are completed.
Ross LSAT Meeting Dates
LSAT members are elected to serve for the school year.
Staff: Lisa Juriga (WTU Rep), Leah Inger, Paul Stewart, Caroline Fogarty, Kristen Chelak (Co-Chair), Nikita Mehta (Support Staff)
Parents: Amanda Tyler (PTA Rep & Secretary), Amit Thakkar (Co-Chair), Fatou Liddell, Shailee Adinolfi, David Alpert
DCPS Calendar Feedback
Health and Safety
We will test 20% of students on Wednesday, October 13 after the long weekend.
If your child successfully tests, you will receive a letter in backpack mail.
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).
Thursday, October 13: Wear BLUE for Bullying Prevention Day
October 18: LSAT
October 28: Spooktacular Neighborhood Parade (details to follow)