PARENTS

DE NOVIS – What’s New

US Valediction

What a lovely way to end the 2020-21 school year! If you missed it, please enjoy the recording using the button to the right.

Next Year’s Dates

We have the dates for 2021-22 (linked to the button), and you can also see these dates listed on this site’s calendar. Questions? Email us!

Summer School – Registration is Now Closed!

 

Summer School registration is now closed. If you submitted registration, you should receive your children’s schedule confirmation by Friday, June 11. If you do not receive a schedule confirmation email by Friday, please contact Ms. Hazie Crespo and Mr. Pat Bane, Co-Directors of Summer School.

Summer School Registration!

Registration is now open for current students (new students, including siblings of currently enrolled Latin students, will be able to sign up for classes in the coming days). We are excited to have a rich array of courses for students in both the Middle and Upper Schools.

Visit our Summer page (red button below) to read course descriptions of the course offerings, see which will be in-person and which all-virtual, and to register using the Google form. Although courses are on a first come first serve basis, we will have a waiting list for classes with high demand.

Questions? Please email us at summerschool@latinpcs.org.

STUDIA – Academics

Quick Start Guides
Quick Start Guides for Distance Learning

Middle School – Grades 5-8

Upper School – Grades 9-12

Guide for parents to login to PowerSchool and Unified Classroom

Zoom Backgrounds – photos for our Latin community! (More to come!)

Latin Faculty Directory

Seeing teachers’ faces on Zoom is one thing, but we want to make sure you have all their information! Check out our new Faculty directory to get email addresses and see their faces.

Q4 2021 Information

Details for our move to hybrid learning in Q4 can be found on the Q4 2021 page.

Supply Lists for All Grades
PowerSchool
Community Service

Check out these resource lists of virtual community service opportunities:

JustServe

Ward 4 Mutual Aid

DCPS

College Transitions

American University

Latin Peer Tutoring

Don’t forget to have your verification paperwork signed and submitted to Ms. Nunn!

HealthCheck App

HealthCheck is our Latin-only app for logging student health data. It is secure, easy to use, and open only to Latin parents. To establish your account, please use this link. Learn more about the app, establishing your account, and entering data on this short video. Questions? Email us!

Weekly Testing with Curative

Getting Started with Curative for On-Campus Testing

If your child has been tested at Latin with Curative, you have already been registered and do not need to do anything more. We will let all parents know the schedule for testing in the coming days.

If your child has NOT yet been tested at Latin by Curative, you may still elect to participate in program and must register your child. Pre-registration is all online (computer or phone) and takes 15 minutes or less. The app asks for the following:

  • Your child’s information (name, birthdate, address, etc.)
  • Parent information (name, address, etc.)
  • Health insurance information – Whether you have health insurance or not, we can still provide the weekly COVID testing. If you do have insurance, you will be asked for a picture of your insurance card (so good to have that handy) and/or the group and policy number. NB: the test is fully covered in DC with no copay or deductible for the family. Providing health insurance information allows Curative to be reimbursed (and thus lowers the cost for Latin).

After providing this information, you make an appointment. Select any time – your choice does not really count in this case. We will be testing students according to the schedule established for each student, if after Training Day.

Email confirmation will be sent to you and will have a QR code (but that is not the key). Look for the CUR123456789 (a 9-digit code) just under your child’s name. This is what the Curative team will need to check in each student for his or her test.

After this initial registration and provision of information, your child will be in our system, and we will make all future testing appointments. You, as the parent, do not need to go through this process again. We will make appointments weekly for each student participating in Curative testing.

COVID Testing Guide & Forms
Latin Testing Guide 

Please review this guide regarding Latin’s procedures for both weekly COVID testing for students and staff on campus, as well as symptomatic testing.

DC Health Symptomatic Testing Consent

It is essential that Latin can test students who exhibit COVID symptoms on campus, so we can respond quickly and limit community spread. All students must have a signed permission form on file with Latin for this type of symptomatic testing.

We MUST have a signed consent from for this symptomatic testing by our school nurse for ALL students returning to campus in Q4 for hybrid. Please complete this form and return it to nurse@latinpcs.org.

HealthCheck App

HealthCheck is our Latin-only app for logging student health data. It is secure, easy to use, and open only to Latin parents. To establish your account, please use this link. Learn more about the app, establishing your account, and entering data on this short video. Questions? Email us!

Weekly Testing with Curative

Getting Started with Curative for On-Campus Testing

If your child has been tested at Latin with Curative, you have already been registered and do not need to do anything more. We will let all parents know the schedule for testing in the coming days.

If your child has NOT yet been tested at Latin by Curative, you may still elect to participate in program and must register your child. Pre-registration is all online (computer or phone) and takes 15 minutes or less. The app asks for the following:

  • Your child’s information (name, birthdate, address, etc.)
  • Parent information (name, address, etc.)
  • Health insurance information – Whether you have health insurance or not, we can still provide the weekly COVID testing. If you do have insurance, you will be asked for a picture of your insurance card (so good to have that handy) and/or the group and policy number. NB: the test is fully covered in DC with no copay or deductible for the family. Providing health insurance information allows Curative to be reimbursed (and thus lowers the cost for Latin).

After providing this information, you make an appointment. Select any time – your choice does not really count in this case. We will be testing students according to the schedule established for each student, if after Training Day.

Email confirmation will be sent to you and will have a QR code (but that is not the key). Look for the CUR123456789 (a 9-digit code) just under your child’s name. This is what the Curative team will need to check in each student for his or her test.

After this initial registration and provision of information, your child will be in our system, and we will make all future testing appointments. You, as the parent, do not need to go through this process again. We will make appointments weekly for each student participating in Curative testing.

COVID Testing Guide & Forms
Latin Testing Guide 

Please review this guide regarding Latin’s procedures for both weekly COVID testing for students and staff on campus, as well as symptomatic testing.

DC Health Symptomatic Testing Consent

It is essential that Latin can test students who exhibit COVID symptoms on campus, so we can respond quickly and limit community spread. All students must have a signed permission form on file with Latin for this type of symptomatic testing.

We MUST have a signed consent from for this symptomatic testing by our school nurse for ALL students returning to campus in Q4 for hybrid. Please complete this form and return it to nurse@latinpcs.org.

Q4 2021 Information

Details for our move to hybrid learning in Q4 can be found on the Q4 2021 page.

Latin Faculty Directory

Seeing teachers’ faces on Zoom is one thing, but we want to make sure you have all their information! Check out our new Faculty directory to get email addresses and see their faces.

Community Service

Check out these resource lists of virtual community service opportunities:

JustServe

Ward 4 Mutual Aid

DCPS

College Transitions

American University

Latin Peer Tutoring

Don’t forget to have your verification paperwork signed and submitted to Ms. Nunn!

Supply Lists for All Grades
Quick Start Guides
Quick Start Guides for Distance Learning

Middle School – Grades 5-8

Upper School – Grades 9-12

Guide for parents to login to PowerSchool and Unified Classroom

Zoom Backgrounds – photos for our Latin community! (More to come!)

PowerSchool

LEGES – Policies

Attendance Policy
Attendance Policy 2020-21

Philosophy – Attendance Matters! Consistent attendance in school plays a vital role in every student’s academic success and contribution to our community. We want all students at school as much as possible, so they can make the most of the educational opportunities offered in middle and high school. Benefits for the students include:

• Better academic results (immediately and over the long-term)
• More positive attitude about school
• Higher self-confidence
• Good habits that serve students throughout their education and beyond

READ MORE

DC Public Charter Board Profile of Latin

Visit the DC Public Charter School Board profiles for Washington Latin Middle School and Upper School including academic performance data, financial statements, and more.

1:1 Technology Program
Latin will provide a Chromebook (think basic laptop) to each enrolled student for the 2020-21 school year. 

This is often called a “one-to-one” or “1:1” technology program (1 computer for every student). These Chromebooks are the property of the school but will “live” with our students during both distance learning and when we are back on campus. Here we describe how we will get everyone a Chromebook and answer some questions. READ MORE

Free & Reduced Meals

Applications for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) are available now for the 2020-21 school year. You may fill out this form or print it to complete on paper. Either way, the PDF file should be e-mailed to Martita Fleming for confirmation of eligibility. Remember that you must re-apply even if you were eligible last year; please contact Ms. Fleming with questions. Haga clic aquí para ver el formulario en español.

Uniform Information
Uniform Policy 2020-21

Washington Latin PCS believes that appearance and neatness are important and requires students to meet the highest standards of dress and deportment. We believe parents are our partners in ensuring that students come to school each day well groomed. We require all students to wear uniforms and adhere to the Dress Code at all times while in the school building and at school-sponsored functions.

READ MORE

Attendance Policy
Attendance Policy 2020-21

Philosophy – Attendance Matters! Consistent attendance in school plays a vital role in every student’s academic success and contribution to our community. We want all students at school as much as possible, so they can make the most of the educational opportunities offered in middle and high school. Benefits for the students include:

• Better academic results (immediately and over the long-term)
• More positive attitude about school
• Higher self-confidence
• Good habits that serve students throughout their education and beyond

READ MORE

DC Public Charter Board Profile of Latin

Visit the DC Public Charter School Board profiles for Washington Latin Middle School and Upper School including academic performance data, financial statements, and more.

1:1 Technology Program
Latin will provide a Chromebook (think basic laptop) to each enrolled student for the 2020-21 school year. 

This is often called a “one-to-one” or “1:1” technology program (1 computer for every student). These Chromebooks are the property of the school but will “live” with our students during both distance learning and when we are back on campus. Here we describe how we will get everyone a Chromebook and answer some questions. READ MORE

Free & Reduced Meals

Applications for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) are available now for the 2020-21 school year. You may fill out this form or print it to complete on paper. Either way, the PDF file should be e-mailed to Martita Fleming for confirmation of eligibility. Remember that you must re-apply even if you were eligible last year; please contact Ms. Fleming with questions. Haga clic aquí para ver el formulario en español.

Uniform Information
Uniform Policy 2020-21

Washington Latin PCS believes that appearance and neatness are important and requires students to meet the highest standards of dress and deportment. We believe parents are our partners in ensuring that students come to school each day well groomed. We require all students to wear uniforms and adhere to the Dress Code at all times while in the school building and at school-sponsored functions.

READ MORE

CETERA – Other

Support Latin families affected by the pandemic. Please consider giving to our Emergency Fund so we may continue to support our families.
Parent Meetings

State of the School Address by Peter Anderson 5/27/21 – View the meeting recording.

Q4 Hybrid Cafe 3/24/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Latin Cafe 3/3/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Latin Cafe 1/27/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Latin Cafe 11/19/20 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

5th Grade Family Tutorial 9/30/20 – View the meeting recording, presentation slides.and read the chat.

Parent meeting on Chemistry Lab Safety and the HealthCheck app 9/14/20 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides.

Parent Fora on our Distance Learning model 7/24/20 – View the recording of the meeting and view the slides.

2020-21 Calendar

This summarizes the events on our calendar, which is updated throughout the year.

New-to-Latin Families

Check out our information page, New-to-Latin Families, which will help guide you in your transition to Latin! 

Communication Guide
Communications Guide

Read about the ways we communicate with parents.

Key Contacts

Important contact information for senior leadership and administration.

Communcations Archive

Read past issues of the Legenda and DeFacto.

Sumus Leones Newspaper

Read the newest issue of the student newspaper.

Family Contact Information

To update your contact information, please email communication@latinpcs.org.

Support the school!
Show Your Pride

Save a volunteer a call – donate or subscribe now to Latin Pride, our annual all-school fundraising campaign.

Support the Arts at Latin

Join us for the Cocktail Concert at the end of September!

School Store

Purchase school swag and support our Equal Access Fund!

Transportation Updates
Kids Ride Free Update 2020-21
Students can stop by the front desk to pick up a card or email in advance to request a card.  All cards can be picked up at the front desk with Ms. Flores.
 
Latin Chartered Bus Service 2020-21

Learn more about our bus service, including routes and fees. *Families can receive financial aid; contact us to learn more*

Parent Meetings

State of the School Address by Peter Anderson 5/27/21 – View the meeting recording.

Q4 Hybrid Cafe 3/24/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Latin Cafe 3/3/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Latin Cafe 1/27/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Latin Cafe 11/19/20 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

5th Grade Family Tutorial 9/30/20 – View the meeting recording, presentation slides.and read the chat.

Parent meeting on Chemistry Lab Safety and the HealthCheck app 9/14/20 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides.

Parent Fora on our Distance Learning model 7/24/20 – View the recording of the meeting and view the slides.

Communication Guide
Communications Guide

Read about the ways we communicate with parents.

Key Contacts

Important contact information for senior leadership and administration.

Communcations Archive

Read past issues of the Legenda and DeFacto.

Sumus Leones Newspaper

Read the newest issue of the student newspaper.

Family Contact Information

To update your contact information, please email communication@latinpcs.org.

Support the school!
Show Your Pride

Save a volunteer a call – donate or subscribe now to Latin Pride, our annual all-school fundraising campaign.

Support the Arts at Latin

Join us for the Cocktail Concert at the end of September!

School Store

Purchase school swag and support our Equal Access Fund!

2020-21 Calendar

This summarizes the events on our calendar, which is updated throughout the year.

Transportation Updates
Kids Ride Free Update 2020-21
Students can stop by the front desk to pick up a card or email in advance to request a card.  All cards can be picked up at the front desk with Ms. Flores.
 
Latin Chartered Bus Service 2020-21

Learn more about our bus service, including routes and fees. *Families can receive financial aid; contact us to learn more*

New-to-Latin Families

Check out our information page, New-to-Latin Families, which will help guide you in your transition to Latin! 

As we approach one year of the pandemic and distance learning, we have Latin families still in need of support. Please consider giving to our Emergency Fund so we may continue to support our families.