Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Rocketship DC Schools
Updated September 18, 2020
All Rocketship schools will start the school year in full-time distance learning through at least November 6, along with DC Public Schools
We understand that many parents and Rocketeers are eager to return to school. We are too. We are hopeful that health conditions improve and we can begin to phase-in a return to in-person learning. We will continue to base our decision on our local data and guidance from our local public health experts. We are currently planning to continue our full-time distance model through November 6. We will reevaluate this decision by October 23 and determine if it will be safe at this time to return to an in-person hybrid model. If you would like to continue in a 100% virtual model for the entire school year, that option will continue to be available to all families.
7/30 Reopening Virtual Parent Letter: English and Spanish
7/22 Weekly Parent Letter: English and Spanish
Free Meals for Rocketeers. For the fall of 2020, each of our Rocketship campuses will distribute healthy and nutritious meals for students while the virtual learning program is in action.
Rocketship Rise Academy will offer free meals to ANYONE in our community on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
All other Rocketship campuses will be distributing meals ONLY to Rocketship students, per new government regulations. Additionally at these campuses, there has been a change from the Spring and Summer meal distribution process: If you submit your Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) application and it is accepted, your meal will be free or reduced, following your application. Just like a normal school year, your FRL status will determine the cost of the meals you pick up. Meals are NO LONGER free for all, so please submit your FRL as soon as possible.
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.
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. Find info on USDA Summer Meals Program in English and Español.
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.