COOPER FAMILIES

Welcome, Cooper Families!

This page is your go-to for information you need about Washington Latin’s Cooper Campus. From policies to our faculty directory and news, you will find it here! Check back frequently for updates.

Contact information

Our address: 711 Edgewood Street NE, Washington DC 20017

Phone number: 202.697.4430

 

REVISED Bus pick up times

REVISED Arrival & Dismissal

Please see the revised pick up routine and read the following safety reminders! 

Now that we are all back in school – both our campus and the neighboring charters – traffic at drop off and pick up times is thick! It is very important that everyone follow these important traffic procedures to keep students and neighbors safe!

Pick Up Routine – Revised

6th Grade dismisses at 3:00 pm, and pick up will be from 3:05-3:15. 

  • Families of 6th graders may line up starting at 3:00 pm at the earliest.
  • If you arrive before 3:00 pm, you may not line up! Please park legally on the street and come to the Franklin Bridget to meet your child on foot.
  • Only 6th grade families may line up before 3:15. Families of 5th graders may not line up during this window.

5th Grade dismisses at 3:10 pm, and pick up will be from 3:15-3:25.

  • Families of 5th graders may line up starting at 3:15 at the earliest.
  • Please do not line up before 3:15 during the 6th grade pick up window, as this will slow our car line. 
  • If you are in line before 3:15, we will likely ask you to move out of the line and park to pick up your child on foot or in order to return to the car line later.

Families with students in either 5th or 6th may arrive after 3:15.

We will be outside for car pick up until 3:25. If you arrive after 3:25, please find a parking spot on the street and come to the doors in our parking lot to pick up your children.

Important reminders for all drivers:

  • Conversations are not for the car line. While we do want to converse with you, it cannot be at pick up or drop off – we need to keep line moving. Please email us any concerns or questions.
  • Remember to not block the crosswalks. Because the location of our school is at the juncture of the 7th Street bike lanes and the Metropolitan Bike Trail, there are fast-moving cyclists entering and existing at the cross-walk. We want both students and neighbors to be safe in the crosswalk from all kinds of traffic, and not blocking them will go a long way in this.
  • DO NOT MAKE U-TURNS. This is dangerous, as there are students (and neighbors) crossing in both directions and these turns generally block the crosswalk. In addition, U-turns disrupt the flow of traffic from both directions and thus cause delays and further disruptions. Please continue in the direction you are headed instead of turning anywhere along the pick-up/drop-off area.

Register for Magis Afterschool Program

Welcome to Magis @ Cooper (Latin for more), our afterschool program that offers several options for each session led by Cooper community members (teachers, alumni, etc.) Magis runs every afternoon EXCEPT Fridays from dismissal until 6:00 pm. Students may participate full time (four days per week), part-time (select days each week), or as needed for a single day (day rate is $25). You can select one option this session and change it next time.

Please visit the MAGIS page for full details.

Attendance Matters!

We want to see your children, every school day by 8:00 am!

Students must arrive by 8:00 am or will be marked tardy.

Of course, we know that sometimes a child is sick, has a doctor’s appointment, etc. What should you do to inform us?

If your child will stay home due to illness:

  • Please keep them home until symptom-free for 24 hours!
  • Email us at [email protected] with your child’s full name and grade. While you may want to copy your child’s advisor on the email to attendance, e-mailing the advisor alone this is not enough to ensure that we have noted the absence and excused it in our records.

If your child arrives late (after 8:00 am):

  • Please bring them to the front office, entering the double doors through the parking lot.
  • You (a parent/guardian) will need to email us to excuse the absence for an appointment, etc.

If your child needs to leave early:

  • Please come to the front office, entering the double doors through the parking lot.
  • You (a parent/guardian) will need to sign out your child.
  • If possible, please give us advanced warning of an early departure by emailing us at [email protected] so we can make sure your child is ready to go.

Daily Schedules

Below are the daily schedules for each grade. We rotate the periods each day to ensure students have classes at different time of the day and in order to have extended periods.

5th Grade Schedule

6th Grade Schedule

Students’ schedules are being adjusted with feedback from the first two days. Please be patient with us as we work through this process. We appreciate your grace!

Uniform Policy & Purchasing

Washington Latin believes that appearance is important and requires students to meet the highest standards of dress and deportment. We see families as our partners in ensuring that students come to school each day as a representative of our school community.

We require all students to wear uniforms and adhere to the Uniform Policy at all times while in the school building and at school-sponsored functions. Students’ personal presentation should reflect modesty, neatness, and cleanliness. Students are not to wear hats or other headwear except as medical reasons or personal religious beliefs dictate.

All Washington Latin administration and faculty strictly enforce the following Uniform Policy. Failure to adhere to the Uniform Policy will result in strategic intervention or disciplinary action; chronic non-adherence may lead to additional discipline action. Washington Latin reserves the right to change this policy as needed.

Daily School-wide Uniform

Uniforms are to be worn with careful attention to proper presentation, appearance, and sizing. The basic Latin uniform consists of khaki (tan) bottoms and a collared white, gray or navy shirt with the Latin logo. Please see the following list of acceptable items and other notes.

Shirts
  • A navy, gray or white long- or short-sleeved polo shirt with school logo.
  • You may purchase plain white, gray or navy polos from any store of your choice. This can be with a patch you sew on yourself (available at the Latin store) or a logo added by G-Land for a small fee.
  • Juniors and Seniors may wear a plain white, gray or navy, long- or short-sleeved collared shirt (professional wear).
Sweaters/Sweatshirts
  • Students may wear navy, gray or white sweaters and sweatshirts with the Latin logo in the building.
  • You may purchase navy sweaters/vests/cardigans from any store of your choice and then add the logo. This can be with a patch you sew on yourself (available at the School Store) or a logo added by G-Land for a nominal fee.
Pants, skirts and dresses, and other bottoms
  • Khaki (tan) pants, shorts or skirts. Shorts and skirts must not be shorter than 1-2” above the knee. Variations of brown and olive green are not allowed.
  • Khaki pants, shorts or skirts may be purchased from a store of your choice. G-Land and Land’s End offer them, but you do not have to purchase from them.
  • Students may wear solid leggings or tights in navy, gray, white, or black with shorts and skirts. Fishnet leggings and stockings are not allowed.
  • Students may wear a navy polo dress with school logo (available through Lands End only).
  • Also allowed are khaki jumpers with school logo, worn with a collared shirt underneath.
Outerwear – Sweaters, Sweatshirts, etc.
  • Students may wear outerwear that has the school logo in navy, gray, or white. The gray sweatshirt with LATIN in red (available at G-Land Uniforms) is also permitted.
  • Gloves, outerwear, hats, skullcaps, and head wraps must be removed once students enter the building, except as medical reasons or personal religious beliefs dictate.
Footwear

Students must wear closed-toe shoes. Slip-ons or open-toed sandals are not allowed. Shoes and socks should be school appropriate. Beyond this, there are no specific restrictions on color, etc.

Purchasing Uniforms

Latin uniforms are available from the following vendors. Every item that you find in our sections with these vendors has been pre-approved by the school.

  • G-Land – G-Landuniform.com or at their store (G-Land 1516 Wisconsin Ave NW in Georgetown)
  • Flynn and O’Hara – https://flynnohara.com/shop/washington-latin-public-charter-school-dc036/
  • Lands End – landsend.com/school select “Find Your School’s Dress Code.”
Logo Patches

You can purchase logo patches to sew onto plain polo shirts, jackets, sweaters, etc. These will be available at the start of school events and throughout the year online at the Latin store.

Used Uniforms – $3/each
  • The Parent-Faculty Association has created a low-cost used uniform exchange. For a nominal contribution to the PFA, you can add to your child(ren)’s wardrobe and save the planet!
  • Sales are ongoing throughout the year and most active at the start of school. You can purchase used uniforms at these events or by reaching out to volunteers via email.
  • Payments can be made with cash, check or through PayPal on the Latin store.
Physical Education and Athletics Wear

Students are required to purchase their physical education uniforms: a gray Latin shirt, cardinal Latin mesh shorts, gray Latin sweatshirt, and gray Latin sweatpants. The sweatshirt may also be worn during school and in the classroom. Families need to purchase all items only from G Land Uniforms or at the PFA Used Uniform store.

6th Grade Athletics

Try outs for teams at the 2nd Street Campus are open to Cooper 6th Graders!

Middle School Fall Sports Registration is now OPEN for all Latin Middle School students at 2nd Street and Cooper Campuses!  

Below is a list of fall sports, coaches and tryout/practice times.  In general, practice days are Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. All practices will be at the 2nd Street Campus (5200 2nd Street NW).

  • MS Cross Country (no-cut) Mr. Green
    • First practice: Tuesday 9/6
    • Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
  • MS Girls Volleyball (cut-sport) Ms. D. Kolb
    • Tryout dates: Tuesday 9/6 & Thursday 9/8 (must attend both days)
    • Location: 5200 2nd Street NW
    • Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
  • MS Girls Soccer (cut-sport) Ms. Griffith
    • Tryout dates: Tuesday 9/6 & Thursday 9/8 (must attend both days)
    • Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
  • MS Boys Soccer (cut-sport) Ms. Brock
    • Tryout dates: Tuesday 9/6 & Thursday 9/8 (must attend both days)
    • Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
  • MS Co-ed Flag Football (cut-sport) Mr. Fisher
    • Tryout dates: Tuesday 9/6 & Thursday 9/8 (must attend both days)
    • Time: 3:30-4:30 PM

If your child is interested in any of these sports, please register via FamilyId before any tryout or practice. 

SPORTS REGISTRATION PORTAL

Note: Latin bus transportation will be provided at no cost for students who are trying out for/participating in sports from Cooper to 2nd St. NW after dismissal. After practice, parents can pick students up from 2nd Street or students can take the late bus home at 4:45 pm, there will be no returning bus to Cooper after practice.

PLEASE NOTE – COVID Vaccination and Other Immunization Requirements!

All students who participate in interscholastic sports MUST have their updated immunization record on file with the school by the first day of the athletic activity (including tryouts and practices)! For those over 12, this includes the COVID vaccine.

Per David Martinez, General Counsel for DCSAA, the vaccination mandate for student-athletes falls under the previous Mayor’s Order 2021-109. Student-athletes do not qualify for any grace period under the new District requirement. However, student-athletes who have turned 12 years old still have two months to receive a full course vaccination per the previous order mentioned. For the full policy, you may read the COVID health guidance for schools, section 3 – VACCINATION REQUIREMENT FOR ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER. 

Students who have a medical or religious reason for not being vaccinated may be exempt. Families must email [email protected] to request a medical or religious exemption. 

Volunteer! Parent-Faculty Association

The PFA Needs You!

On behalf of the Washington Latin Parent Faculty Association (PFA), Welcome to the 2022-2023 School year! We are parents from the 2nd Street Campus who serve as volunteers, this year for both campuses of Latin to help launch the same kind of organization for the Cooper Campus. We will work together this year. From all of us, we welcome you to the Washington Latin family!

Our PFA Leadership Team:

President – Lisa Miller, [email protected]
Vice President – Jennifer Thorpe-Lewis, [email protected]
Treasurer – John Tichy, [email protected]
Secretary – Tiffany Murrell, [email protected]
And grade level representatives

The full list of the PTA board can be found on on the website.  I encourage you to reach out to any of us for questions, thoughts, etc.  We are still looking for representatives for the following roles:

(2) 5th Grade Cooper Campus Representatives
(2) 6th Grade Cooper Campus Representatives
(1) 7th Grade Representative (2nd Street Campus)
(1) 9th Grade Representative (2nd Street Campus)
(1) 11th Grade Representative (2nd Street Campus)

Arrival/Dismissal Times

Arrival and Dismissal Times

Our school day starts at 8:00 and ends between 2:55 and 3:10 pm, with some variations by grade and day.

  • Arrival begins at 7:45 am every day for all students.
  • Classes begin at 8:00 am every day – Students in both 5th and 6th need to be in advisory by 8:00 am, ready to go!
  • Dismissal is as follows:
    • 5th Grade – 3:10 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 2:55 Wednesday
    • 6th Grade 3:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 2:55 Wednesday
  • Tutorial (an optional 30 minute period when all teachers are available to students for extra help) begins just after dismissal everyday except Friday.

Drop Off and Pick Up Routines

Arrival & Dismissal through the gym door

  • During the school day, our parking lot will not be used for parking (parent or faculty), so that our students have a little outdoor space for recess. With no parking lot available and very limited street parking, we strongly encourage families to avoid turning onto our street, especially at arrival or dismissal times.
  • Cooper students arrive and dismiss through the door at the gym, NOT the parking lot. This is on the curve of Edgewood Street near the Franklin Street overpass, where the brick wall is painted with our street number – 711.
  • Whether arriving on foot or by car in our drive-thru line, families should plan to meet us outside the building at this gym entrance. For car drop off or pick up, please see below.

Drop-off and Pick-up System

  • All students, no matter how they will arrive at school or get home, will meet outside the school near the Franklin Street overpass where Edgewood turns into 8th Street.
  • Members of our team will be on both sides of 8th Street and at the gym entrance to meet our students and then walk them to the door (ensuring their safety). We will be outside between 7:45-8:00 in the morning and just after dismissal until about 4:00 pm.
  • Students will have a few minutes of supervised recess inside the gym before heading to the classrooms for a 9:00 am start.

We aim to ensure that our arrival and dismissal system is safe for all, efficient for families, and minimally disruptive for our neighbors. As during the summer orientation, we may need to tweak the system once school begins to better achieve safety or efficiency. Thank you for your grace as we test and refine the system.

Bus Transportation

Chartered buses serving Hillcrest/Anacostia, Capitol Hill, and a shuttle between our 2nd Street and Cooper Campuses are provided for the 2022-2023 school year.

Standard morning pick-up times are as follows:

  • Hillcrest/Anacostia –Pick-up at 7:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Safeway shopping center near Good Hope Road, Alabama Avenue, and Naylor Road, SE
  • Capitol Hill –Pick-up at 7:20 am at Sherwood Recreation Center at 10th and G streets, NE (bus originating at Hillcrest/Anacostia)
  • 2nd Street Shuttle – Pick-up at 7:35 in the parking lot at 5200 2nd Street, NW.

Return buses will depart for all locations shortly after the end of school. There is no late bus service from Cooper Campus.

Bus service is free for families who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs). Please complete the FARMs form (formulario en español). Other families may pay by the season or for the full year.

Rates for service from Hillcrest/Anacostia and Capitol Hill are:

  • FALL – August 25 through October 31 (46 days round trip x $12.75/day) $587
  • WINTER – November 1 through February 28 (69 days round trip x $12.75/day) $880
  • SPRING – March 1 through June 9 (66 days round trip x $12.75/day) $842 OR
  • ALL YEAR –August 25 through June 9 – $2193 (5% discount for payment in full at start of year) – by 8/31/21. Families may elect to pay $230.90 monthly for 10 months (August to May), automatically billed to a credit or debit card.

 

2nd Street Shuttle

Latin will also offer a shuttle service from our 2nd Street campus departing at 7:35 am from 5200 2nd Street, NW. The cost for full-year, round trip service on this shuttle will be $1100. Service is free for families who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals.

Half-time or Occasional Use

Parents may enroll their children for half-time bus service (e.g. mornings only, afternoons only, etc.) for half price, payable either all at once at the start of the year or in three installments as shown above. Parents wanting to have their child ride the bus only occasionally pay $13/day round-trip. Occasional use will be carefully monitored and should sporadic use become regular use, families will be expected to pay the seasonal rate in full.

 

Bus Registration Form

 

Bus Behavior Expectations Form

 

PAY FOR BUS SERVICE

MAGIS - Afterschool Program Information

MAGIS (which means “More” in Latin) is the name of our afterschool program, which operates every regular school day (not holidays or half days) Monday-Thursday from dismissal until 6:00 pm.  This program is run and staffed by our own Cooper faculty and includes a range of activities. Space will be limited, but we will aim to accommodate all interest.

Please complete this survey about your interest in registering your child for the program.

Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) are charged a lower rate for MAGIS. The FARM form can be downloaded below.

Supply Lists

Below you’ll find the supply list for each grade. Note that families may bring supplies to the social on Tuesday 8/23 and leave them in the classroom rather than sending them on Day 1 of school.

Please know that if your family requires any assistance at all with getting these resources before the start of the school year, we are happy to help! Please reach out to Khashiffa Roberts via email or by phone if there is a need.

If you are interested in donating supplies to aid or benefit another student, please also reach out! Together we can make sure our classrooms have everything they need to facilitate the success of all students.

2022-2023 Calendar Summary

August

8/2-12 Student Summer Orientation

8/21 Back to School Get Together (@ Second Street Campus)

8/23 & 8/24 Advisor conferences @ Cooper

8/23 Family social 6:00 pm @ Cooper

8/25 First Day of School

September

9/5 School Closed: LABOR DAY

9/8 Back To School Night @ Cooper!

9/26 Invitation-only Conferences (IN PERSON); Asynchronous Day

October

10/10 School Closed: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

10/18 5th Grade to Calleva

10/25 6th Grade to Calleva

10/28 End of Q1 PD Day* No classes

November

11/8 Election Day/Asynchronous Day

11/11 School Closed: VETERANS DAY

11/21-22 Parent-Teacher Conferences (VIRTUAL); Asynchronous Days

11/23-25 School Closed: THANKSGIVING BREAK

December

12/19-30   School Closed: WINTER BREAK

January

1/3 Classes Resume

1/16 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.DAY/Community Service Day; No classes

1/20 End of Q2

1/27 Asynchronous Day

February

2/10 PD Day; No classes

2/20 School Closed: PRESIDENTS DAY

2/21 Asynchronous Day

March

3/3 Invitation-only Conferences (IN PERSON); Asynchronous Day

3/24 End of Q3

3/27-31 School Closed: SPRING BREAK

April

4/7 Asynchronous Day

4/17 School Closed: EMANCIPATION DAY

4/21 Asynchronous Day

May

5/5       Invitation-only Conferences (IN PERSON)

5/29     School Closed: MEMORIAL DAY

June

6/9 Valediction – Last Day of 2022-23! NEW DATE

*PD Day means Professional Development Day (workday for teachers, no class for students)

Uniform Policy & Purchasing

Washington Latin believes that appearance is important and requires students to meet the highest standards of dress and deportment. We see families as our partners in ensuring that students come to school each day as a representative of our school community.

We require all students to wear uniforms and adhere to the Uniform Policy at all times while in the school building and at school-sponsored functions. Students’ personal presentation should reflect modesty, neatness, and cleanliness. Students are not to wear hats or other headwear except as medical reasons or personal religious beliefs dictate.

All Washington Latin administration and faculty strictly enforce the following Uniform Policy. Failure to adhere to the Uniform Policy will result in strategic intervention or disciplinary action; chronic non-adherence may lead to additional discipline action. Washington Latin reserves the right to change this policy as needed.

Daily School-wide Uniform

Uniforms are to be worn with careful attention to proper presentation, appearance, and sizing. The basic Latin uniform consists of khaki (tan) bottoms and a collared white, gray or navy shirt with the Latin logo. Please see the following list of acceptable items and other notes.

Shirts
  • A navy, gray or white long- or short-sleeved polo shirt with school logo.
  • You may purchase plain white, gray or navy polos from any store of your choice. This can be with a patch you sew on yourself (available at the Latin store) or a logo added by G-Land for a small fee.
Sweaters/Sweatshirts
  • Students may wear navy, gray or white sweaters and sweatshirts with the Latin logo in the building.
  • You may purchase navy sweaters/vests/cardigans from any store of your choice and then add the logo. This can be with a patch you sew on yourself (available at the School Store) or a logo added by G-Land for a nominal fee.
Pants, skirts and dresses, and other bottoms
  • Khaki (tan) or navy slacks or dress pants, shorts, or skirts.
  • Blue jeans, sweat pants, and variations of brown and olive green are strictly not allowed.
  • Khaki or navy pants, shorts or skirts may be purchased from a store of your choice. G-Land and Land’s End offer them, but you do not have to purchase from them.
  • Students may wear solid leggings or tights in navy, gray, white, or black with shorts and skirts. Fishnet leggings and stockings are not allowed.
  • Students may wear a navy polo dress with school logo (available through Lands End only).
  • Also allowed are khaki jumpers with school logo, worn with a collared shirt underneath.
Outerwear – Sweaters, Sweatshirts, etc.
  • Students may wear outerwear that has the school logo in navy, gray, or white. The gray sweatshirt with LATIN in red (available at G-Land Uniforms) is also permitted.
  • Gloves, outerwear, hats, skullcaps, and head wraps must be removed once students enter the building, except as medical reasons or personal religious beliefs dictate.
Footwear

Students must wear closed-toe shoes. Slip-ons or open-toed sandals are not allowed. Shoes and socks should be school appropriate. Beyond this, there are no specific restrictions on color, etc.

Physical Education and Athletics Wear

5th and 6th grade – Students are required to purchase their physical education uniforms: a gray Latin shirt, cardinal Latin mesh shorts, gray Latin crewneck sweatshirt, and gray Latin sweatpants. The crewneck sweatshirt may also be worn during school and in the classroom. Families need to purchase all items only from GLand Uniforms or at the PFA Used Uniform store.

Neither athletic wear nor sleep wear may be worn except as outlined in this policy.

Purchasing Uniforms

Latin uniforms are available from the following vendors. Every item that you find in our sections with these vendors has been pre-approved by the school.

  • G-Landhttp://g-landuniform.com/ to order; G-Land 1516 Wisconsin Ave NW to pick up orders
  • Flynn and O’Harawww.flynnohara.com/School-Landing
  • Lands Endwww.landsend.com/school, select “Find Your School’s Dress Code.”
  • Logo Patches – You can purchase logo patches to sew onto plain polo shirts, jackets, sweaters, etc. These will be available at the start of school events and throughout the year at the front offices of both 2nd Street and Cooper Campuses.
  • Used Uniforms – $3/each The Parent-Faculty Association has created a low-cost used uniform exchange. For a nominal contribution to the PFA, you can add to your child(ren)’s wardrobe and save the planet! Sales are ongoing throughout the year and most active at the start of school. You can purchase used uniforms at these events. Payments can be made with cash, check, or through PayPal.

Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) application form

Washington Latin reduces or waives school fees for students whose families qualify for the Free and Reduced Meals Program, including lunch, school bus service, the afterschool program, and more. Families must submit a new form each school year. If you believe that your family qualifies for this program, please complete the form below. 

Please return your completed form to Ms. Martita Fleming, Director of Operations ([email protected]). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Fleming.

COVID Vaccination & Testing

COVID Vaccination Proof or Weekly Testing

All students must have updated immunization records on file or will not be allowed to attend school. Read more and make your child’s appointment today to have the Health Form completed by the start of school!

DC Health policy states that all public school students aged 12 and above must be vaccinated against COVID to attend school.

Washington Latin students must either share proof of being fully vaccinated or show weekly proof of a negative COVID test. That testing can happen either on campus or at another location of your choosing. 

You may upload your child’s vax card scan or photo with this form.

Those who are new to Latin or have updated vax status since last year, there are three options:

1. Student is fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks past final dose)
Provide a PDF or photo of the vaccination card.
Regular testing is not required at this time.
 
2. Student is partially vaccinated (not yet 2 weeks past final dose)
You tell us the date by which the student will be fully vaccinated.
Indicate your testing preferences (on-campus or elsewhere).
 
3. Student is unvaccinated, or you decline to share vaccination proof
Indicate your testing preferences (on-campus or elsewhere).
 
Families seeking a medical or religious exemption from COVID vaccination or other childhood immunizations must apply for this through the DC Department of Health (read more).

 

Back to School COVID Testing

Washington Latin has rapid test kits for all students to be tested at home. You may pick up a free kit from us or use another kit. All students should test at home by Wednesday, August 24 by 12:00 noon. We will have kits available at the Cooper Campus for pick up at the Family Social. DC residents can also obtain a free test kit at any DC Public Library. All test results, whether positive or negative, must be reported to DC Health via this link. 

Please email Martita Fleming, Director of Operations, with any questions.

Required Health and Dental Forms

Immunization Proof Required for All DC Public School Students

DC Health policy states that all public school students aged 12 and above must be vaccinated against COVID to attend school. All students must also have updated immunization records on file or will not be allowed to attend school. Read more and make your child’s appointment today!

All DC public school students (both DCPS and charter, including Washington Latin) must submit a health form completed by the child’s doctor, including proof that childhood immunizations are current. This includes the COVID vaccine for students who are at least 12 years old; it is currently optional for those under 12.

In addition to the health form, all students must submit a dental form, completed by their dentist and returned by the first day of school to [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE! 

By DC regulation, all students must have up-to-date immunization certification on file with the school within the first 20 school days, or they will not be allowed to attend school or school activities until the immunization certification is secured by the school. 

Summer Math

All Cooper students need to complete the summer math packet. Ms. Lisa Moore, Cooper’s Director of Numeracy, recommends that students do a few problems each week to keep their math skills sharp and spread the work over the summer. Packets will be due on Thursday, August 25th, the first day of school.

Your child will complete the math packet online through Edulastic. Below are the necessary instructions on how to sign up for an account with Edulastic and then access either 5th or 6th grade packet. Do not use an email address to sign up – simply create a username (your actual name) and password.

Follow these instructions to log into Edulastic:

  1. Go to www.edulastic.com
  2. Click the link to sign up and create an account, if you have not yet done so. Do not use an email address to sign up – simply create a username (your actual name) and password.
  3. Enter the Class Code for your grade:
    1. 5th Grade – Class Code V2ZK34ZM to join the Cooper Class of 2030 (Rising 5th Graders) group.
    2. 6th Grade – Class Code V2EDSSMA to join the Cooper Class of 2029 (Rising 6th Graders) group.
  4. Click the Assignments tab at the left of your screen and you should see the Summer Math assignment for your grade.
  5. In addition to submitting your answers online, we want to see your work! Please write your calculations on a blank sheet of paper to turn in when school begins in the fall. Be sure to label each problem clearly and neatly.

Summer Reading

This summer, all students of the Cooper Campus will take a trip to India –by way of Australia, in the non-fiction neo-classic Lion: A Long Way Home. This incredible true story shares elements of some of the most important lessons your child will learn at Washington Latin: perseverance, grit, and a shared humanity in one of the many emotions that drives us all – hope. We look forward to discussing this book as a community in the beginning weeks of the new school year. 

Washington Latin provides required reading books at no cost to families. Copies of the books will be available for pick-up at the Second Street Campus starting Monday, July 18th. Located at 5200 2nd Street NW, the campus is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. There will also be an opportunity to collect summer reading at Cooper during the building tours on Sunday, July 24th from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.

Student Technology @Cooper

At Washington Latin, we take the use of technology seriously, and work to ensure that its use in the classroom is strategic and purposeful. It is also important that our students understand the nuances of this privilege, including their own responsibility in being conscious digital citizens.

Washington Latin is a 1:1 technology school. That is, we provide a Chromebook (think simple laptop computer) to every student enrolled in all grades. There is no cost to families for this technology, though students are responsible for keeping the Chromebook safe from damage or loss. Students are to bring their Chromebooks to school daily and will use them for both in-class work and homework. Please read more about our Technology Program.

In the first week of Summer Orientation, students will receive their school-issued Chromebooks as well as gain access to their Latin email addresses. Ms. Samantha Spiegel, Cooper’s Dean of Academic Operations and Mr. Carl Lyon, Latin’s Managing Director of Information Systems, will work closely with your child’s advisor to plan and facilitate training on the Chromebooks, their maintenance and use, as well as discussion around the accompanying expectations and responsibilities, at the time of Chromebook distribution.

Students not in attendance at Summer Orientation will receive their device and this training at the very beginning of the new school year.

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