Principal’s Weekly Update
Panorama Survey
All families should have received a Panorama Survey link from DCPS via email.  The survey deadline for parents is March 29.  The family survey measures satisfaction and family engagement.  If you need a paper copy of the survey, please see Ms. Campbell in the Main Office.

Officer Friendly
Officer Friendly from MPD will visit with all classes on Tuesday, March 19 and address a variety of topics such as Stranger Awareness, Good Touch/Bad Touch, Pedestrian Safety, and Social Media Behavior.

JusTme Mindfulness Assembly
Students in Grades 2-5 will walk to the Keegan Theatre on Wednesday, March 20 to see JusTme’s Mindfulness assembly.  JusTme will visit PK3/PK4 and Grade 4 classrooms at Ross after the performance.

Summer School Registration
Online registration for summer school must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer. Unfortunately, the registration will not work on cell phones. For more information, visit:

First Days of School for 2019-20
Monday, August 26 for all K-5 students
Thursday, August 29 for PK4 students

March LSAT Meeting and Middle School Parent Panel Thursday
The Ross LSAT is meeting Thursday, March 21 at 5:00pm in the Ross library. A data analyst from DCPS will present information about the STAR Report card and the growth metrics for PARCC.
The Middle School Parent Panel will follow at 6:00pm.  Former Ross parents with students enrolled in Middle School at SWW@FS will present.  Please join us!

Spring Testing Dates
ACCESS testing for students who are English Language Learners started this week.
Fifth graders will take the DC Science Assessment on April 30 and May 1.
PARCC is tentatively scheduled for May 6-17 for students in Grades 3-5.
Please refrain from scheduling any appointments or travel during the testing window. Research shows that students perform best when testing with their peers and not when they are doing make-up testing.

Best Regards,

Holly Searl, Principal