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
October 28, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, Thank you to so many of you who were able to join last week’s Roundtable Discussion. With over 90 participants, the constructive dialogue between parents, teachers and staff was a real testament to how much this community cares, respects and collaborates to come up with real solutions, as we continue to
October 30, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, Known Unknowns. For those old enough to remember Donald Rumsfeld’s tenure as Secretary of Defense, that phrase was made famous by him as he spoke about the Iraq War – and it also applies to our current reopening situation. Here’s a recap of that situation: DCPS has announced that one in-person
October 23, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, Thanks to those who were able to participate in Wednesday’s roundtable discussion. The roundtable was a great opportunity for parents, teachers, and administrators to communicate directly, and more roundtables will be scheduled in the coming weeks. You may be aware of the recent action taken by the Washington Teachers
October 16, 2020 Dear Stoddert Families, Thanks to those who were able to attend Wednesday’s Coffee with the Principal. At that event, and at our October PTO meeting, I outlined the three different scenarios of the district’s Return to School Plan. In today’s update I’ll provide a more thorough explanation of one of those scenarios