November 25, 2020
Dear Stoddert Families,
This week’s update is brief, but includes a very important request – so please read carefully.
DCPS is prioritizing the building and strengthening of trusting relationships during this unprecedented time, including creating spaces for collaboration to do what is best and right to reopen safe and strong. Accordingly, this week we convened the first meeting of our “Reopen Community Corps (RCC)” and began the discussion of reopening plans for the remainder of this school year.
Our Stoddert LSAT – which is a diverse group of 12-15 staff, educator, and parent voices – is serving as our RCC. This group will collaboratively provide recommendations around key decisions concerning plans for In-Person Learning and CARE Classrooms in Term 3, which starts on February 1.
Stoddert’s Reopen Community Corps will meet three more times between now and January with the goal of reviewing instructional models for in-person learning and determining what grades will be served. Individual reopening plans will be shared with school staff and families in January for further engagement. You can read more about this work at dcpsreopenstrong.com/community-corps.
Here’s the very important request: the Stoddert Reopen Community Corps needs to hear from each family regarding your learning preferences for Term 3 – and we need to hear from you NOW. So, please respond to the Learning Preference Survey posted on Stoddert.org by Wednesday, Dec. 2.
***PLEASE NOTE: AS OF SUNDAY MORNING 11/29/20 ONE OF THE SURVEYS DCPS ASKED PRINCIPAL BRYANT TO SHARE WITH STODDERT FAMILIES CONTINUES TO BE NONFUNCTIONAL WHILE THE SECOND SURVEY PURPORTED BY DCPS TO BE IN SPANISH BUT IN FACT IS ACTUALLY IN ENGLISH SEEMS TO BE FUNCTIONAL. THE DEADLINE FOR THE FUNCTIONING SURVEY IS 12/4/20***
Please also try to join me for my second roundtable discussion on reopening which will take place virtually at 2pm on Wednesday Dec. 2. This roundtable discussion is an opportunity for parents, teachers, and administrators to communicate directly on topics such as virtual learning and the transition to in-person learning. You will receive an email with Zoom information from your classroom teacher.
I hope your family has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. As always, thanks for your continued support.