Foxhall & MacArthur Community Working Group Recommendations

On Friday, June 11, 2021, DCPS transmitted the final Foxhall and MacArthur Community Working Group Recommendations document on behalf of the members of the Foxhall and MacArthur Community Working Group (CWG).  The CWG was convened by DCPS to support planning for the Foxhall and MacArthur school sites. The CWG included parents, school leaders, and community leaders from the Wilson High School feeder pattern and held its first meeting in February 2021. The Recommendations document outlines the options for the site along with clearly articulated trade-offs, preferences, and considerations that the CWG and the broader community have engaged in.  This document is meant to inform DCPS and city leadership decisions on the final program scope for the Foxhall and MacArthur sites.  The final document and supplemental materials are located here.   

For questions regarding the Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov.  

Foxhall & MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group Meeting #7 Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group convened for its seventh and final session on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. During this session the Community Working Group reviewed and discussed the final recommendations from the CWG. The final recommendation document will outline the options for the site along with clearly articulated trade-offs, preferences, and considerations that the CWG and the broader community have engaged in.  This document is meant to inform DCPS and city leadership decisions on the final program scope for the Foxhall and MacArthur sites.  After the final meeting, CWG members will provide edits to the recommendations document before it is finalized and transmitted to DCPS leadership.  The final document will be posted to this page at that time.   

The meeting deck is located here. For questions regarding this Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov

Military Road ELC School Opening Advisory Group: Meeting #3

To support the school opening and planning for Military Road Early Learning Center, the MRELC School Opening Advisory Group was created earlier this spring. This group consists of local community members, representatives from DCPS schools near Military Road ELC, and broader citywide representatives and will meet regularly until the start of this upcoming School Year 2021-2022. Our membership list here.

For our third meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2021, Principal Hunt shared the updated oak tree logo members previous helped provide feedback on, school colors, and new acorn mascot renderings. We welcomed members of the Military Road ELC Leadership Team, AP Sara Arranz and Manager of School Logistics (MSL) Vernard “Kam” Howard, and invited this MRELC SO Advisory Group to join the upcoming in-person meet and greet on 6/15 at the school. Principal Hunt also shared a hiring update, her Military Road ELC school vision, and stories from Military Road ELC’s sister campus, Stevens Early Learning Center, and their in-person learning this school year. Check out all of the above and the lovely photos in our presentation here. This group will break for summer and resume with meeting #4 in August/September with more school opening updates.

Military Road ELC currently has PK4 seats available. Families can still apply to the Military Road Early Learning Center via a My School DC post-lottery application. Need help with your application? Contact the MSDC hotline at (202) 888-6336.

Questions? Email DCPS.planning@k12.dc.gov or MilitaryRoadELCenroll@k12.dc.gov.

Foxhall & MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group Meeting #6 Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group was joined by Chancellor Lewis Ferebee and Deputy Chancellor Melisa Kim for its sixth session on Thursday, May 27th, 2021. During this session the School Planning team shared feedback gathered from stakeholders during the broader community engagement sessions held throughout the month of April and May. Additionally, the group spent time reviewing a comprehensive analysis of survey data. Finally, during breakout sessions the group had the opportunity to review and discuss the approach to development of final recommendations from the CWG.  

If you are interested in viewing the meeting deck and other supplementary materials they are located here. Additionally, the following link displays the  dynamic survey report   including participant comments.  Please note that some comments marked private by respondents are not shown in this report.   

For questions regarding this Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov

Foxhall and MacArthur Community Listening Session

On Monday, May 17, 2021, DCPS hosted a virtual Community Listening Session to gather additional feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur options and planning. During this session we heard from over 30 members of the community who shared their perspectives and responses to the proposed Foxhall and MacArthur options.  A copy of written testimony received by May 31, 2021 has been uploaded here.   

We appreciate everyone who participated and the recording is available at bit.ly/dcpsengagement517 via YouTube.  If you would like to view materials from previous meetings and/or broader community engagement sessions those materials are here.  

For questions regarding this Foxhall and MacArthur planning, please email our team at DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov

Live Stream Details: Foxhall and MacArthur Community Listening Session 

DCPS will be hosting a virtual Community Listening Session on Monday, May 17, 2021, from 5:30-7:30PM to gather additional feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur options and planning.  

You can view the live stream at  bit.ly/dcpsengagement517 via YouTube.  If you would like to view materials from previous meetings and/or broader community engagement sessions those materials are below.  

As a reminder, the public survey on Foxhall and MacArthur is now open!  Please use the links below to access the survey in English or Spanish.  The survey will be open until May 19, 2021.    

If you have any questions, please reach out to DCPS.Planning@k12.dc.gov .

Military Road ELC School Opening Advisory Group: Meeting #2

To support the school opening and planning for Military Road Early Learning Center, the MRELC School Opening Advisory Group was created earlier this spring. This group consists of local community members, representatives from DCPS schools near Military Road ELC, and broader citywide representatives and will meet regularly until the start of this upcoming School Year 2021-2022. We have added a few more parent reps (Stevens ELC and Lafayette ES) and updated our membership list here.

For the second meeting on Thursday, April 29, 2021, Principal Hunt shared the new Mighty Oaks as the mascot to honor the historic oak trees on campus and gathered feedback on potential logo options. The Military Road School Preservation Trust also shared details on the history of the building while the DCPS Facilities Team shared a current status of the building and what to expect in the coming months. Lastly, we reviewed the My School DC lottery applicant and matched students’ data for MRELC. Check out the presentation from the second meeting here. Questions? Email DCPS.planning@k12.dc.gov or MilitaryRoadELCenroll@k12.dc.gov.

Families are still welcome to apply to the Military Road Early Learning Center via a My School DC post-lottery application. Need help with your application? Contact the MSDC hotline at (202) 888-6336.

Foxhall and MacArthur Public Survey and Community Listening Session

DCPS is excited to share two additional opportunities for public feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur school planning process.  

  • Public Survey: The public survey on Foxhall and MacArthur is now open!  Please use the links below to access the survey in English or Spanish.  The survey will be open until May 19, 2021.   
  • Community Listening Session: DCPS will be hosting a virtual Community Listening Session on Monday, May 17, 2021, from 5:30-7:30PM to gather additional feedback on the Foxhall and MacArthur planning.  Register at bit.ly/FoxhallMacArthurRSVP to attend this meeting or to provide testimony.  Depending on the number of individuals interested in testifying, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. For those members of the public who are not able to testify during the meeting, they are able to submit their testimony by email to dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov or by mail at 1200 First Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002. 

For any questions, please send us an email at dcps.planning@k12.dc.gov.