PARENTS

DE NOVIS – What’s New

Distance Learning for 6th Grade

Monday – Thursday, November 15 – 18, 2021

As shared this weekend, we are going virtual for the week of November 15 for all 6th graders, but only 6th graders. Please check your email for more information, including about tomorrow’s 8:00 am all-grade meeting on Zoom (parents may listen as well). Please check out the Quick Start Guide (button to the left) to be ready for Distance Learning tomorrow!

Parent-Teacher Conferences 11/19 & 11/22

Still time to schedule conferences with all of your children’s teachers at Latin! Use the button for PickaTime; check your email for details about the personal information you need to schedule these 10-minute conferences. Questions or challenges? Please email communication@latinpcs.org.

Latin Cafe 11/9/21

 

We had a nice turnout from parents to hear updates from the administration. If you were unable to join us, watch the meeting recording and view the presentation slides to the right.

2021-22 Family Handbook & Policies

The schedules

Washington Latin has schedules for 5th and 6th, 7th, 8th, and the Upper School (9-12). They are all at right! If you have a question, please reach out to the division directors – Ms. Janelle Bradley for Middle School and Ms. Kara Brady for Upper School.

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.

2021-22 Calendar
PowerSchool
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.

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.

If your child has NOT yet been tested at Latin by Curative, please complete the one-time registration process for your child. 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. Email confirmation will be sent to you.

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.

 

REGISTER for Curative
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
2021-22 Calendar
PowerSchool
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.

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.

If your child has NOT yet been tested at Latin by Curative, please complete the one-time registration process for your child. 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. Email confirmation will be sent to you.

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.

 

REGISTER for Curative
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!)

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.

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

Tech Loan Agreement

Free & Reduced Meals

Applications for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) are available now for the 2021-22 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 2021-22

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

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

Tech Loan Agreement

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

Free & Reduced Meals

Applications for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) are available now for the 2021-22 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 2021-22

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

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.

CETERA – Other

Parent Meetings

Latin Cafe 9/21/21 – View the meeting recording.

Back to School Parent Forum 8/16/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Parent Forum 6/29/21 – View the meeting recording, the Continuous Education Plan presentation slides, and the At-Risk Preference presentation slides

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

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 2021-22

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

Parent Meetings

Latin Cafe 9/21/21 – View the meeting recording.

Back to School Parent Forum 8/16/21 – View the meeting recording and the presentation slides

Parent Forum 6/29/21 – View the meeting recording, the Continuous Education Plan presentation slides, and the At-Risk Preference presentation slides

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

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 2021-22

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!