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COVID-19 DC Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Rocketship DC Schools

Latest Update

Updated January 7, 2021

All Rocketship schools are in distance learning.

We understand that many parents and Rocketeers are eager to return to school. We are too. We will continue to base our decision on our local data and guidance from our local public health experts. While we wish we could simply open our doors and invite all students to return in person whose families wish to have them do so, we must prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff.


11/17 DC Regional Campus Closure Due to Community Spread

11/13 FDL Campus Closure Criteria

10/23 Facilitated Distance Learning update in English and Spanish

10/15 Distance Learning Update for Parents in English and Spanish

8/7 Distance Learning Information for Students w / Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in English and Spanish

7/30 Reopening Virtual Parent Letter: English and Spanish

7/22 Weekly Parent Letter: English and Spanish

7/13 Reopening Parent Update: English, Spanish

7/1 Weekly Parent Letter: English, Spanish

2020-2021 Instructional Calendar


See our Parent COVID Handbook (Spanish version here) for details on our on-campus health and safety protocols.

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

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. 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.