W6PSPO Meets September 21 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members, 1. W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 pm. We will discuss the following: – Safe reopening of school. We will hear a report out from Grace Hu on the Family Survey that all eight ward education councils co-sponsored. Over 570 responses were received inContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets September 21 @ 7pm”

DCPS Families – Please Complete this Back to School Safety, Tech, and Family Needs Survey

Dear Ward 6 DCPS Families and School Leaders, Please provide feedback to the ward education councils on your DCPS students’ experiences during the first few weeks of school by completing this survey. The survey includes questions on DCPS health protocols, technology, and family needs. Your answers will inform discussions on how to best meet studentContinue reading “DCPS Families – Please Complete this Back to School Safety, Tech, and Family Needs Survey”

Open Letter to Mayor, DME, Chancellor – Alerting leaders of Critical Deficiencies in Covid Safety Policies

September 12, 2021  Mayor Bowser, Deputy Mayor Kihn and Chancellor Ferebee,  We, Shelley Brown (Ward 7) and Danica Petroshius (Ward 6), both parents of children at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, write to ask you to urgently strengthen your policies to keep students and families safe in our schools. The data changes daily but thereContinue reading “Open Letter to Mayor, DME, Chancellor – Alerting leaders of Critical Deficiencies in Covid Safety Policies”

Valerie Jablow Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021

State Board of Education Public Hearing School Reopening August 18, 2021 I am Valerie Jablow, a DCPS parent who finds it ironic that this hearing is being held virtually on the subject of kids soon returning to school in person. If we are here virtually due to what the state board’s own website says isContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021”

Stefany Thangavelu Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021

State Board of Education Public Hearing School Reopening August 18, 2021 Hello, I am Stefany Thangavelu, a 4th grade DCPS parent and former LSAT member. My comments today pertain to access and choice pertaining to virtual learning while also mobilizing to ensure all in person learning is safe for children in DC. While I stronglyContinue reading “Stefany Thangavelu Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021

State Board of Education Public Hearing School Reopening August 18, 2021             My name is Suzanne Wells, and I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization.  I want to thank the State Board of Education for holding this evening’s hearing on school reopening.             Last night our organization held its monthlyContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021”

What are DCPS’ SY2022 Covid-19 Plans?

First day of school is 18 days away and we all have lots of Qs about Covid-19 safety. Here’s what DC Health, OSSE and DCPS have shared… : If you’re eligible, get vaccinated! https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated  DC Health Guidance (August 6, 2021)  https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/COVID-19_DC_Health_Guidance_For_Schools_Reopening_080621.pdf Helpful thread re OSSE tech call  https://twitter.com/wperkinsDC/status/1425506072660516878?s=20 DCPS presentation (no Q&A) https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/parent-university/parent-university-getting-my-child-ready-for-school-this-year/ DCPS Q&A (unfortunatelyContinue reading “What are DCPS’ SY2022 Covid-19 Plans?”

W6PSPO Meets Tues June 15, 2021 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,1.  We will hold our virtual monthly meeting on June 15 at 7 pm.  Our agenda for the meeting is:– Budget advocacy wrap-up- Discussion of any challenges/issues your schools face at the close of the current school year- Continuation of our May 2021 discussion on what you valueContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tues June 15, 2021 @ 7pm”

Beth Bacon FRESHFARM Foodprints Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Thank you to the Charis for convening this hearing to examine critical education issues post-pandemic. My name is Beth Bacon. I am a Ward 6 resident, aContinue reading “Beth Bacon FRESHFARM Foodprints Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”