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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Chancellor’s Statement

DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said he was angered but inspired by the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol while encouraged by how the community continues to come together to ensure that students have the language and space to express their feelings.

“As always, our educators and school-based staff are at the forefront, guiding students through open and honest conversations,” Ferebee recently wrote in a letter to the school community.

“Our Equity team continues to offer affinity spaces for our staff to process. Our teaching and learning team and school teams have provided resources to help teachers lead lessons on the historical context of events and guide students to think critically about its significance. As we prepare students to be college and career ready as well as civically engaged, seizing teachable moments such as this one is critical. Please continue to check in with yourself and others in this time. If you are in need help, our school mental health teams are here for support and the District’s Mental Health Hotline is available.”

The 24/7 telephone line is staffed by professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care. To receive the support you need, call 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357.

No Classes

Friday, Jan. 29

Records Day for Staff: No School for Students; Half day for staff

Confidential Teacher Survey

To understand the thoughts and experiences of teachers during virtual teaching, their perceptions of their students’ virtual learning success and what supports they need to work effectively, the D.C. State Board of Education has launched an anonymous, online survey for public and public charter teachers in D.C.

The Board-administered survey, in partnership with Resonant Education, is open to traditional public and public charter teachers who currently hold a teaching position. The confidential survey is anonymous and the aggregated results of the survey will be published in a report for the State Board and other District education leaders.

The survey should take approximately 15–20 minutes to complete on any device that can connect to the internet. The survey is open until Friday, Jan. 29.

Teachers can access the online survey here: http://bit.ly/SBOEAllTeacherSurvey.

My School DC

Considering a DCPS or public charter school in the fall? If so, you should submit an application. Applicants will have until May 3 to decide about a matched school.

Visit: https://apply.myschooldc.dc.gov/login.aspx.

Paid Family Engagement Post

Attention Educators: Are you passionate about family engagement? Do you work with grades 6-12? Apply to become a paid Family Engagement Collaborative Fellow this spring.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/fecspring21 and apply by Jan. 31.

In-Person Seats

Students who are poised to accept an in-person seat must have a general immunization certificate on file by the start of Term 3.

There are 64 immunization clinics across the city that are ready to respond to the needs of families to complete immunizations. http://dchealth.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/page_content/attachments/Pediatric%20Community%20Facilities_080320.pdf

Dorothy Rowley – Washington Informer Staff Writer

I knew I had to become a writer when at age nine I scribbled a note to my younger brother’s teacher saying I thought she was being too hard on him in class. Well, the teacher immediately contacted my mother, and with tears in her eyes, profusely apologized. Of course, my embarrassed mother dealt with me – but that didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion for words and writing. Nowadays, as a “semi-retiree,” I continue to work for the Washington Informer as a staff writer. Aside from that, I keep busy creating quirky videos for YouTube, participating in an actor’s guild and being part of my church’s praise dance team and adult choir. I’m a regular fixture at the gym, and I like to take long road trips that have included fun-filled treks to Miami, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. I’m poised to take to the road again in early 2017, headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. This proud grandmother of two – who absolutely adores interior decorating – did her undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University and graduate work at Virginia State University.

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