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School Spotlight of the Week – Ronald Brown Academy stands out because of their “student first” atmosphere. Through its positive school culture, students feel safe and confident as they are encouraged to challenge themselves, try new things, and put forth their best effort in all activities. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, Ronald Brown staff uses Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), restorative practices, and social emotional lessons to teach students valuable life skills. “We urge our community members to join us in turning Ronald Brown Academy back into a true community school that serves our neighborhood, while lifting up our students and families,” said Principal Hunt.

Message from Board President Angelique Peterson Mayberry Every School Day Matters at DPSCD: DPSCD I'm so excited and proud to be back in schools this year. My observation from school visits tells me everyone is excited to be in school. Students are ready to learn, teachers provide great instruction, and the school atmosphere is uplifting. Everyone is doing their part from the students and families to the teachers and building leaders! When I leave the school, I have the same excitement as when I'm preparing to enter. Click here to read more.

Free Parent Academy Sessions- Cyberbullying: Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. as they discuss preventative methods on cyberbullying. In this session, families will receive information, resources, and engage in activities about cyberbullying awareness. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week click here.

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Five NEW Family Resource and Distribution Centers (FRDC): The Family Resource Distribution Centers (FRDC) have expanded its locations to five new sites across the District. Families can pick up monthly items such as hygiene products, dry goods, water, school supplies, backpacks, children’s books, and at times coats are available. Prior to visiting the center, families should submit this form. The Family Resource Distribution Centers are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To locate a site near you click here.

Exam High School Application Window Opens Monday October 2: Do you have an 8th grade student or students interested in attending one of DPSCD’s six Examination High Schools, however, they’ve yet to apply? All interested students are encouraged to apply. Visit examschools to apply or learn more. Attention the Round One Application window is from October 2, 2023, to November 19, 2023.


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