Principal Communiqués

August 22nd, 2020

Good afternoon families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you on Zoom this week. Your thoughts and questions are invaluable to our planning. Please continue to provide input, and we will have listening sessions again the second or third week of school. I have a lot of information to share this week! You will find out your homeroom teachers by close of business on Wednesday, August 26th. I will get that information out as soon as possible.

Living Through History

DCPS students in every grade and across every subject will kick off the school year with the Living through History cornerstone. Cornerstones are high-quality, powerful lessons that are embedded in the DCPS curriculum. Students will act as global citizens by documenting, sharing, advocating, and reflecting on their personal experiences during the pandemic and a time of increased awareness and response to racial injustice. During the cornerstone, elementary students will create class time capsules. There will be more details on Living through History in the coming weeks. 

Health Forms

Please email your health forms to Ms. Brooks at robyn.brooks2@k12.dc.gov. Thank you!

Meal Assistance

District of Columbia Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. To check your availability or apply, click here.

Mr. Garner in the news again!

Many of you saw the Washington Post article that featured the not-for-profit, Inner City Anglers, that Mr. Garner started with his stimulus check. This television clip shows our one and only receiving a donation to sustain his work. Enjoy!

Supply list SY2020-21

You can find supply lists attached to this email or on our website. Please consider purchasing supplies through Amazon Smile so you can support Shepherd at the same time here.

Thank you for your patience and support! Please contact me with any and all questions. We will be distributing curricular materials (not learning packets — consumables used with DCPS curriculum annually) once we have received them. Stay tuned for those dates.

Phyllis

Archived Principal Communiqués can be accessed here.