PARENTS

DE NOVIS – What’s New

Q4 Hybrid Preparations

Get ready for on-campus learning this week!

Thanks to all who attended Student Training Day and Family Day! It was wonderful to see our students and parents!

On Friday, we sent a summary of key information about how the Hybrid program will work, starting tomorrow. You can visit our Q4 Page (gold button to the right) for a full description of everything!

 

Hybrid Advisory Information

5th – 8th Grades

On-campus days – students attend Morning Meetings with their pods. Advisories do not meet.

  • First period (A or E period) teacher will lead off the day beginning at 8:45 am.

Virtual and Asynchronous days:

  • Advisory meets as normal. Your teacher will read the daily bulletin and take advisory attendance.
  • Advisory lunch will continue to meet at noon on Wednesdays.
9th Grade

On-campus days – students go directly to their first period class and take advisory as normal, on Zoom, from there.

Virtual and Asynchronous days:

  • Advisory meets as normal. Your teacher will read the daily bulletin and take advisory attendance.
  • Advisory lunch will continue to meet at 12:15 pm on Fridays.

Q4 Hybrid Preparations

Get ready for on-campus learning this week!

Thanks to all who attended Student Training Day and Family Day! It was wonderful to see our students and parents!

On Friday, we sent a summary of key information about how the Hybrid program will work, starting tomorrow. You can visit our Q4 Page (gold button to the right) for a full description of everything!

 

Hybrid Advisory Information

5th – 8th Grades

On-campus days – students attend Morning Meetings with their pods. Advisories do not meet.

  • First period (A or E period) teacher will lead off the day beginning at 8:45 am.

Virtual and Asynchronous days:

  • Advisory meets as normal. Your teacher will read the daily bulletin and take advisory attendance.
  • Advisory lunch will continue to meet at noon on Wednesdays.
9th Grade

On-campus days – students go directly to their first period class and take advisory as normal, on Zoom, from there.

Virtual and Asynchronous days:

  • Advisory meets as normal. Your teacher will read the daily bulletin and take advisory attendance.
  • Advisory lunch will continue to meet at 12:15 pm on Fridays.

STUDIA – Academics

Supply Lists for All Grades
PowerSchool
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!)

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!

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.

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!

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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*

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.