December 19, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, This is the last weekly update for 2020. The next update will be issued after school resumes on January 4, 2021. Stoddert participated in the annual district-wide EdFest school information event on Saturday, December 12. During that event, information about each DCPS school was housed in virtual “booths.” Families
The big question amongst Stoddert parents year after year is: What are you going to do for middle school? This topic will make its way into every fourth and fifth grade parents’ conversation this year and if you haven’t started thinking about it, now is the time! While we can’t answer what school will be
November 20, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, I’ll begin this update by sharing good news. Stoddert was recently recognized by DCPS for significantly increasing our LOVED index over the past three years. The LOVED index measures students’ perceptions of positive experiences at their school. Our index increase places us in the top five of all DCPS
November 13, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, It was great seeing you at this week’s PTO meeting. We look forward to seeing you again at our next Roundtable Discussion, which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Our staff members have identified successes and lessons learned from Term 1 of distance learning – and
Greetings parent(s)/guardian(s): This has been a fall term like no other. Distance learning has presented numerous challenges for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Some of these challenges relate to our weekly subjects commonly referred to as “Specials”, e.g. PE/Health, Science Lab/Garden, STEM, Art, Music. The teachers responsible for these “Specials” have been posting asynchronous lessons
Stoddert’s new medical technicians, Sarah, Tochi and Obi will conduct daily temperature checks and ask COVID screening questions to every person who enters Stoddert, regardless of age, reason, and/or length time spent in the school building.
November 6, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, Although DCPS is no longer planning to offer In-Person Learning (IPL) beginning November 9, the district is committed to providing at least one CARE classroom at each elementary school and education campus, beginning on Wednesday, November 18. It’s very important for Stoddert families to clearly understand how a CARE
At the PTO Meeting on the 11th, we will be voting to fill three officer positions. Below are the positions and volunteers who have expressed interest in being nominated for these roles 1. VP of Fundraising and MembershipThe VP of Fundraising and Membership is an Executive Board position on the PTO that works closely with
November 2, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, Earlier this morning Chancellor Ferebee released a communication regarding changes to the DCPS reopening plan. In this update I want to briefly summarize those changes. In-person instruction WILL NOT RESUME on Monday, November 9. Instead, virtual instruction will continue. No alternative reopening date for in-person instruction has been announced.
Dear Stoddert families, We have been informed that the Washington Teachers Union is encouraging teachers to take a mental health day tomorrow – Monday, November 2. Our current understanding is that teachers who choose to participate in that action will not be doing any formal instruction tomorrow. However, they may be in contact with their