Rocketship DC COVID-19 School Updates
Current count of active COVID-19 cases in quarantine:
Rocketship Rise Academy: 0 student, 0 staff (0 classes of close contacts currently in full at-home quarantine)
Rocketship Legacy Prep: 7 students, 3 staff (3 classes of close contacts currently in full at-home quarantine)
Rocketship Infinity Community Prep: 2 students, 0 staff (2 classes of close contacts currently in full at-home quarantine)
This page was last updated on September 16, 2021.
To make sure our families get the information that’s needed most about COVID-19 on our school campuses, letters will be sent to those who are directly impacted when there is a new positive case. To honor our commitment to transparency at Rocketship, we will update this page to reflect the current COVID-19 cases on each campus as we become aware of new positive cases or previous cases become no longer active.
How & Where to Get a Vaccinated in Your Community
Have Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines?
We believe it’s important to equip every member of our community with the knowledge they need to make an informed decision. Rocketship recently had the privilege of hosting Rocketship Nashville board member and nationally-recognized medical expert, Dr. James Hildreth, for an hour-long webinar on the COVID-19 vaccines. Read the highlights and watch the webinar here. The Spanish version is available here.
Community Resources & Internet Access
The health, safety, and security of all our families are of utmost importance at this time. Click here for a list of resources and social service supports in Washington DC (versión español aquí) that include: meal distribution, childcare, unemployment, financial, housing, mental health, immigration & legal assistance.
RCN & Comcast – Rocketship families have been connected to their Internet essentials program which provides them with internet through June of 2021.
Sprint Hotspots – Families that are unable to receive Comcast or RCN in their area have been given one hotspot per student. These hotspots are active through June 2021 or 6 months from activation.
Every Rocketship school has designated a CareCorps of at least four educators who are responsible for contacting every Rocketship family, every day. Their mission is to support our most vulnerable families who are experiencing the destabilizing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. CareCorps sends a brief wellness survey to all families to ensure everyone feel safe at home and identifies any needs in the school community. The team then follows up with direct outreach to families who indicated they need support. The CareCorps then connects families with the services and resources they need. To connect with your regional CareCorps, reach out to your school’s office manager.