Dear Ross Family,

Our little school house has been very quiet this summer and we cannot wait to have everyone back under the same roof for our new school year. We are eager to welcome our new families and new faculty and staff. It’s going to be a great school year!

We remain committed to our vision and mission for the 2018.19 school year and do not anticipate major instructional shifts. We will continue to align our instructional priorities with the DCPS Strategic plan/goals for increased equity and deeper social-emotional learning. Our professional development focus for the school year is continuing to learn effective strategies for differentiating instruction and enhancing/expanding our knowledge of STEM education.

IMPORTANT Reminders

Lunch Accounts: Information about setting up your child’s lunch account and/or receiving free or reduced meals can be found here: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/meal-prices-and-payment
You will need your child’s ID number. Ms. Campbell can provide it for new families. It is on the report card of returning families.
School Supply Packs: Please order your child’s school supply package before the first day of school. Visit the home page of our website www.rosselementary.org and follow the link for online ordering.
Uniforms: Ross is a uniform school. The uniform policy follows this letter. We will offer our “uniform swap/shop” on Friday, August 17 at 2:30pm
Volunteer Clearance: You must have volunteer clearance through DCPS to chaperone your child’s field trips. https://dcps.dc.gov/page/volunteer-our-schools
After School Programming: register for JCC Traditional After Care at Ross – http://edcjcc.org/kids-and-parents/kids/traditional-after-school.html

All JCC after school program questions should be directed to Justin Love – Justinl@edcjcc.org

I look forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Friday, August 17 at 2:30 pm. Meet your teacher, visit your classroom and enjoy a popsicle on the playground. 

First Days of School

K-5: Monday, August 20 (breakfast opens at 8:15; school starts at 8:45)
PK3/PK4: Thursday, August 23
PK3/PK4 families will receive a separate, additional mailing from the teachers.
Home visits/conferences offered August 20-22

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out. We are happy to assist you.

Best Regards: Holly Searl, Principal   holly.searl@dc.gov