Dear West Families,
We realize that this is an uncertain time as our city grapples with coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite the challenges and concerns this situation presents, we want to assure you that at West we are here to support your scholar's education. Spring Break will be from March 16th – 23rd, and we will have distance learning days from March 24th-31st.
Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, our virtual instructional hours will be from 9:00am – 1:00pm daily. This may include direct instruction, one-on-one student touchpoints, small group conference calls, discussion boards to respond to tasks/post questions, etc., and teacher consultation as needed. West Family Resources We have created a folder with the resources for families which includes staff contact information, tools for socio-emotional supports, Specials team updates, library resources, and other online tools.
You may find the family resource here: West Family Resource Folder
Printed Information Packet
DCPS has prepared a hard-copy packet of materials that contains your child’s instructional materials for March 24 to March 31. These activities have been designed to extend prior learning and engage students during the period of school closure. It contains learning activities across content areas that were planned for all DCPS learners, including English Language Learners and students with special needs.
Online Instructional Materials
Your child’s instructional materials will also be available online starting on Friday, March 20. We created a special site that houses learning resources for download, gives access to educational online programs, and provides guidance to support your family during this time and ways to request assistance. You can access this mobile-friendly site beginning on March 20 at bit.ly/DCPS_ICP. One of the resources for families on this site is Clever, which is DCPS’ gateway to many of our digital learning applications. Visit https://clever.com/in/dcpsk12 to access the programs used by grade in school. Students will login using their student ID and password.
More Resources for West Families
The West PSCO is working to create a childcare network during this time. If you want to participate either to receive childcare support or to offer it, please complete this form.
The West PSCO is also raising funds to support West Families in need with grocery store gift cards. To learn more or to contribute, click here. DCPS is making meals available to students during school closures -- check this list of Meal Sites for the most recent list of locations.