2nd Street Families

DE NOVIS – What’s New

Updates & Forms for 2024-25
Details

Keep an eye out here for updates on the next academic year! We will continue posting new information throughout July.

New Forms

Calendar 2024-25
Calendar PDF

Please review the 2024-25 Calendar at your convenience!

Summer Assignments: Math Packets and Reading Lists
Details

What will you and your child need for the summer? Find details below!

UPPER SCHOOL

English: All books are available for pick-up at the school

Math

MIDDLE SCHOOL

English: All required reading books are available for pick-up at the school

  • 8th Grade: Read Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani and EITHER American Born Chinese by Gene Yang OR Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen; all 8th graders should have completed the Assigned Reading Selection Form
  • 7th Grade: Read March: Book One by Andrew Aydin and John Lewis and Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada
  • 6th Grade: Read The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
  • 5th Grade: Read Save Me A Seat by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks
  • Grades 5-8: Capitol Choices Summer Recommended Reading Lists
      • Students should read at least 2 books AT OR ABOVE their reading level off the Capitol Choices Reading List

Math

 

Summer School 2024
Frequently Asked Questions

SUMMER SCHOOL – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This document outlines the most frequently asked questions about summer school 2024. If you do not see the answer you are looking for, please email summerschool@latinpcs.org

What are the dates and times for summer school?

Dates – summer school 2024 calendar

  • Summer School Session One will run from 6/24 – 7/10. 
  • Session Two will run from 7/11 – 7/26. 

Times – summer school daily schedules

  • Middle School students (grades 5-8) will start school at 8:30 and be dismissed at 1:30.
  • Afternoon enrichment sessions, called MAGIS, are available until 4:30 pm. 
  • Students in grades 9-12 will begin at 8:00 am and be dismissed at 1:45 pm. 

Is there a cost to attend Summer School?

No, summer school is free!

Is there an option for students to take the bus during summer school?

We do not offer bus service during summer school. 

Will breakfast and lunch be available for students? 

Breakfast and lunch will be available for free every day for all summer school students. 

  • Breakfast will be available from 8:00 am – 8:30 am. 
  • Middle school lunch will be from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm.
  • Upper School lunch will be from 11:30 am – 11:55 am. 

Do students have to wear uniforms?

All students are expected to wear uniforms with the exception of new-to-Latin students in 5th and 9th while attending summer bridge during the first session of summer school. 

Is aftercare available during Summer School?

Yes! MAGIS (our aftercare program, Latin for more) will be offered during the summer for students in Middle School. Any Middle School student staying on campus after classes (including waiting to be picked up) must be enrolled in Magis.

  • Days and Times – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursdays. MAGIS will NOT be offered on June 28, July 4, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 22, or July 26
  • Cost – Families will pay $18/day per student.  Families eligible for free and reduced meals pay $9/day. 
  • Sign up – Families can elect for students to attend every day or select specific days. 
  • Questions? If you have questions about MAGIS, please email Ms. Treshia Pettiford

How many days can I miss in summer school and still receive class credit?

Upper School – According to the Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), students are only allowed to miss one day per session and still receive class credit. 

Middle School – We will determine this on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to summerschool@latinpcs.org with specific questions. 

How will asynchronous days be structured?

Students will receive work from their teachers by 8:30 am, which must be completed and turned in by 5:00 pm. 

I registered and did not get my first choice. What can I do?

In assigning Upper School students their summer classes, we give priority to juniors and seniors who need credits to graduate. Students are then enrolled in order according to the registration form timestamp. 

We have done our best to give students either their first or second choice. If you did not get either reach out to summerschool@latinpcs.org to discuss your options. 

Is it too late to register my child for Summer School?

The summer school 2024 registration form has closed, but this does not mean it is too late to register. All summer school registrations are now being handled directly by Ms. Griffith. If you need to register your student, please email summerschool@latinpcs.org. Classes are offered on a first come basis and the selection of available classes is limited. 

New students may be registered as soon as they have completed enrollment! Please see details below.

NEW STUDENT OPTIONS

New 5th grader classes

Our rising 5th grade students may sign up for our free summer school classes after enrolling. We have classes designed exclusively for new students, as well as the option to sign up for classes also open to our returning students in 6th and 7th grade.  All incoming 5th graders will be enrolled in Math and English Enrichment. If families choose to register for both sessions then families will get to choose which other two courses in which they want to enroll. 

You can see all options and sign up using this Google Form.

 

New-to-Latin 9th grade “Summer Bridge” classes

Summer Bridge is a program geared towards assisting new 9th graders have a smooth transition into the Latin community. Students will take the following courses: 

  1.  Introduction to High School
  2.  Research Methods 
  3.  Learning the Latin Language

Students will be on a different schedule than the rest of summer school: class begins at 8:30 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Students will have a chance to meet other incoming students and earn community service hours for completing two service projects. 

To sign up, please use this Google Form. If you have any questions regarding summer bridge please email summerschool@latinpcs.org.

LEGES – Policies

DC Public Charter Board Profile of Washington Latin

Visit the DC Public Charter School Board profiles for Washington Latin's Anna Julia Cooper Campus, and our 2nd Street Campus's Middle and Upper Schools.

All Washington Latin Policies

Please visit our Policies page for information on a range of policies at Latin, including the overall organization and at 2nd Street.

Uniform Policy & Purchasing

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 representatives of our school community.

School uniforms are an important part of the culture at Washington Latin. Uniforms serve many purposes; foundational among them is that they communicate the shared objective of learning and that the school is a place for serious academic pursuits. The school uniform can also help to alleviate anxiety about dress choices for school and reduce non- academic distractions in the school environment.

We require all students to wear uniforms and always adhere to the Uniform Policy 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 for medical reasons or as personal religious beliefs dictate.

All Washington Latin administration and faculty will 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 also 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) or navy slacks or dress pants and a collared white, gray, or navy polo 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
  • You may purchase plain white, gray or navy polos from any store of your choice. This can be worn with a logo patch you sew on yourself (available at the Latin School Store), or a logo added by G-Land for a small fee.
  • Seniors may wear a plain, white, gray, or navy, collared shirt (professional wear).

Sweaters/Sweatshirts

  • Students may wear navy, gray or white sweaters and sweatshirts; sweaters and sweatshirts must either have the Latin logo or be completely solid and plain.
  • 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 Latin School Store), or a logo added by G-Land for a nominal fee.
  • Students must wear a collared shirt under their sweater or sweatshirt.

Pants, skirts and dresses and other bottoms

  • Khaki (tan) or navy slacks or dress pants, shorts, or Blue jeans, sweatpants, 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 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 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 (tan) jumpers with school logo, worn with a collared shirt

Outerwear

  • Coats, jackets, gloves, 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 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 sales (occasional sales are held at both campuses.)
  • 7th and 8th grade – Students purchase athletic team uniforms directly from Washington Latin. Our team coaches or the Athletics Director will provide a form to all students seasonally with details.
  • Upper School – Athletic team uniforms are provided to all players by the school and are expected to be returned at the end of the season. If a uniform is lost or damaged, the student will be required to pay the replacement cost.

•      Neither athletic wear nor sleep wear may be worn except as enumerated 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.

Logo Patches

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

Used Uniforms – $5/each

  • The Parent-Faculty Association sells gently used uniform items donated by other Latin families. For a nominal contribution to the PFA, you can add to your child(ren)’s wardrobe and save the planet!
  • We accept donations of clean, gently used items throughout the year at the front offices of both campuses.
  • Sales are ongoing throughout the year and most active at the start of school. You can purchase used uniforms at these events. Note that we do not have an ongoing used uniform store.
  • Payments can be made with cash, check, or through PayPal (use the button on the School Store page of our website.)