The Mayor officially announced today that the District’s public schools will bring more students back into school buildings for in-person support in early November. For the past several weeks, on five FPCS school sites, we have provided in-person Learning Hubs for a limited number of students with parents who are essential workers and who have critical learning needs. Since opening our Learning Hubs – operated in full compliance with health, safety and social-distancing guidelines – we have grown a waitlist of families and staff interested in joining an in-person hub.
In response to the demand for more safe, structured and staffed in-person learning opportunities, Friendship will offer Learning Hubs on every elementary, middle and high school campus starting November 9. If you are interested in a Learning Hub spot for your child, complete our Learning Hub Registration Survey by October 14. Families who want their child to remain in virtual learning at home can continue to do so.
Learning Hub students in prekindergarten through 12th grade will receive in person, on campus instructional support four (4) days a week and with one (1) day of virtual learning at home. While on campus, all Learning Hub students will engage in virtual lessons along with their peers at home. In the days ahead, we will provide additional details on Learning Hub weekly schedules by grade level.
As we move forward with an abundance of caution, it’s essential that we are all at the virtual table together. We deeply value your input as we develop pathways that ultimately bring all of our students safely back on campus for in-person learning.
As always, we welcome your feedback, observations and questions at our FPCS WeCare Hotline. Email WeCare@friendshipschools.org or call 202.281.1777.
Thank you for believing in Friendship like we believe in you!
Yours in service,
The Friendship Community Office