Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Members,
Virtual Meeting to Share Challenges and Solutions
I trust you and your families are staying healthy during these difficult and trying times. We’d like to have a virtual W6PSPO meeting on April 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm to touch base with each other. We’ve put together a short survey in advance of our meeting to find out what issues or challenges you or your school community are facing, and what is working well for you or your school. We’d love to have principals join us, if their schedules permit.
We will hold our virtual meeting on zoom. We’d like to ask that you indicate on the survey whether or not you plan to call in for the virtual meeting on April 9. If you can complete the survey by 5 pm on April 8, we’d appreciate it. We will send an invitation to the zoom meeting to all those who plan to call in for the meeting.
Digital Equity Petition
Ensuring equitable access to distance learning is proving to be difficult. The Chancellor has estimated about 30% of students don’t have access to computers and/or internet connectivity. Please sign this petition asking the Mayor to make computers available to those students who don’t have them, and work to make broadband access available to low-income families.
Tragedy in the CHCS Family
Finally, I trust by now you have heard about the heartbreaking loss of Maeve McKean and her son Gideon. Maeve was the PTA president of the Capitol Hill Cluster School, and Gideon was a student at Watkins. Our hearts go out to Maeve and Gideon’s family, and to the entire Capitol Hill Cluster School community.