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COVID-19 DC Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Rocketship DC Schools

Latest Update

Updated: May 1, 2020

 

All Rocketship DC schools transitioned to distance learning until June 11, 2020.

The Mayor’s office has announced that in order to provide additional coordination for the District’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure the well-being of our students and school communities, schools will be closed until further notice. Rocketship is following DCPS and modifying operations to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region and will provide distance learning only until further notice. This is a public health measure to help our community mitigate the further spread of the virus.

Our teachers work so hard every day to bring your Rocketeer excellent instruction, personalized support, and engaging content. With very little notice, our teachers and school leaders pivoted from in-classroom learning to full online instruction. It’s been a lot of work, but it has also been very rewarding for all our educators to continue to support our Rocketeers. Therefore, in celebration of teacher appreciation week, we want to thank our educators with some extra time off. There will be no distance learning on May 8th and May 26th, so that our teachers can rest, relax, and spend time with their families. Except for those dates, Rocketship will continue distance learning until our regularly-scheduled last day of school on June 11, 2020.

About COVID-19 & Health Tips

About Coronavirus (COVID-19): The virus causes respiratory illness, with symptoms including fever, fatigue, cough, and shortness of breath. Some people may have flu, pneumonia, or more serious illness. Learn more about the symptoms, prevention methods, and health precautions on the CDC’s website here.

For specific information on the status of coronavirus in the District of Columbia, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

Community Resources

The health, safety, and security of all our families is of upmost 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.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Call 1-855-846-8376 to get set up or click here for more details.

Stay connected on your school’s private Facebook group. All our schools will use their school’s private Facebook groups page to share important updates and instructional information. Please be sure to create a Facebook account if you do not already have one and join your school’s Facebook group. If you need support, please reach out to your school’s Office Manager.