Students across the District are seeing new Microsoft Surface Go devices such as laptop tablet hybrids in their classrooms as part of the Empowered Learners Initiative (ELi) announced by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. (DCPS photo)
Students across the District are seeing new Microsoft Surface Go devices such as laptop tablet hybrids in their classrooms as part of the Empowered Learners Initiative (ELi) announced by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. (DCPS photo)

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and DCPS recently began delivering more than 16,400 technology devices to schools across all eight wards as a part of the Empowered Learner’s Initiative.

The initiative is a comprehensive three-year commitment by Bowser to close the digital divide and empower DCPS students through access to state-of-the-art technology.

Last year Bowser made an initial $4.6 million investment in technology to provide every student in grades 3, 6, and 9 with a device to use at school, and students in all other grades will have a 3:1 student-to-device ratio in the classroom.

After ensuring schools had the necessary technology infrastructure and providing professional development to educators, classrooms are receiving the Microsoft Surface Go to enhance teaching and learning.

No Classes

Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

Friday, March 20 (All day)

Lottery Results

My School DC Lottery Results will be released on March 27.

Coronavirus Questions

Does your child have questions about the coronavirus? NPR, collaborating with experts in social work and mental health, has developed a cartoon explaining what children might want to know.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) doesn’t recognize race, nationality or ethnicity. Viruses don’t discriminate, and neither should we, officials say.

For more information, go to npr.org or mayor.dc.gov

Read Across America

From Chancellor Lewis Ferebee:

As DCPS progresses toward its Capital Commitment goal to have 100 percent of K-2 students reading on or above grade level by 2022, we are excited to celebrate our love of great books. I want to know which books you loved as a kid! Share your favorite stories using #DCPSReads.

Summer Program Providers

School program providers interested in hosting summer programs in DCPS schools must be registered by DCPS and receive permission from the school principal.

The deadline for submitting all paperwork for summer 2020 is April. Organizations seeking to access the DC Free Summer Meals Program at their school site must request food services via the Summer Food Service Request Form by May 4 in order to provide time for meal coordination.

For more information, contact Shaun Sako at shaun.sako@k12.dc.gov.

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