Rocketship DC COVID-19 School Updates
Current count of active COVID-19 cases in quarantine:
Rocketship Rise Academy: 0 students, 0 staff (0 classes of close contacts currently in full at-home quarantine)
Rocketship Legacy Prep: 2 students, 0 staff (1 classes of close contacts currently in full at-home quarantine)
Rocketship Infinity Community Prep: 0 students, 0 staff (0 classes of close contacts currently in full at-home quarantine)
This page was last updated on November 19, 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to reflect the current COVID-19 cases on each campus as we become aware of new positive cases or previous cases become no longer active.
Vaccines Now Available for Rocketeers!
The FDA has granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Vaccines are widely available in our community and health officials strongly encourage children to get vaccinated as soon as possible!
Vaccines are available through most major pharmacies, your pediatrician’s office, and community health clinics. For a list of vaccination sites, visit: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated
Staff Vaccination Policy
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.
Families that need support accessing the internet at home should contact their school’s Business Operations Manager. Rocketship DC holds contract with local internet companies and/or can provide families with hot spots.
Every Rocketship school has designated a CareCorps team who is responsible for ensuring our families have access to the resources they need and to help them navigate the many supports throughout DC. 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 weekly to better understand their needs. The team then follows up with direct outreach to families who indicated they need specific 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.