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January 2019 Newsletter

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VST Movie Night

6th Annual Virtual School Tour Movie Night

DCSRN is excited to be co-hosting the Virtual School Tour Movie Night for the sixth time at DC Scholars Stanton Elementary School on February 7th at 4:30pm. The movie night is a great way to engage 5th grade families in the middle school transition, and gives them several ways to participate and learn more about quality middle school options. Families begin the evening with dinner and a panel featuring former Stanton students and middle school principals, who will provide different perspectives on what makes their schools great. Parents and students will then watch virtual school tours of different quality middle schools, and then meet with partner school representatives to answer specific questions. DCSRN parent advocates will also be on hand to start and complete applications with families. 

The event is open to all families who want to learn more about the variety of middle school options in DC. Connect with DCSRN to find out more! 

 

We're Hiring!

There's still time to apply for the position of program manager! Join a growing team of passionate education advocates working towards educational equity in DC, where the program manager will be responsible for implementing the High Quality Schools Campaign, as well as supporting other aspects of DCSRN's work. Applications are due January 31st

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Refer a family

High School Application Deadline February 1st

There's just two weeks left until lottery applications for grades 9-12 are due! Make sure that your child finds a school that is the best fit for them and your family. Check out the new DC School Report Card to learn more about the different high school offerings, academic performance, and other valuable information. 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 high schools alongside parent, teacher, student, and principal interviews. 

If you would like support completing a high school application or would like to refer a family, contact DCSRN to be matched to a parent advocate and receive one-on-one assistance choosing a quality school. 

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