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February 2019 Newsletter

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Virtual School Tour Movie Night Recap

Thanks so much to the 5th grade team at Stanton Elementary for making the 6th annual virtual school tour movie night such a success! Families turned out in full force to learn more about their middle school options and engaged in several different ways throughout the evening. After a great pizza dinner, parents and students welcomed Rachel McClam (Principal, DC Prep EMC), Rashaand Sass (Vice Principal, KIPP DC KEY Academy), and Mashea Ashton (Principal, Digital Pioneers Academy) for a moderated panel. Stanton 5th graders had composed the panel questions, which also included two former Stanton students who shared their advice for middle school.advocate support            Parents were able to participate in a Q&A and learn more about various schools during the partner fair and by watching virtual school tour teasers of quality middle schools. DCSRN parent advocates worked with families individually once they were ready to complete applications. Again, thank you to our incredible partners for making the evening so beneficial to Stanton families, and we look forward to doing this again next year.

 

Phelps

Virtual School Tour: Phelps ACE High School

Check out Phelps ACE High School, one of DCSRN's newest virtual school tours! Phelps is unique in that it offers both a college prep curriculum alongside career and technical education programs in architecture, construction, and engineering. Drop in on an Engineering Design Principles class, watch a chemistry class in action, and learn why one parent decided to send both of her children to Phelps.

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PreK3-8 Application Deadline March 1st

Only 10 days remain until lottery applications are due for grades PreK3-8! If you're still working on your application, check out the new DC School Report Card to find out more about the District's elementary and middle school offerings. Curious about visiting schools in person but don't have the time to see them all? Check out DCSRN's virtual school tours, which show a day in the life at several public schools alongside parent, teacher, student, and principal interviews. 

There's still to get support from DCSRN! If you would like help completing a PreK3-8 application or would like to refer a family, contact us to be matched to a parent advocate and receive one-on-one assistance choosing a quality school. 

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