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.   

Foxhall/MacArthur Community Engagement

The School Planning Team has coordinated with the Foxhall/MacArthur Community Working Group and select schools within the Wilson Feeder patter to discuss potential options for both the Foxhall and MacArthur sites. The purpose of the meetings are to share an informative overview of our current recommendation and to gather feedback prior to the release of a broader community-wide survey. Please find below a list of scheduled meetings and contact your school of choice if you would like to attend a session. We will also have engagement opportunities for DCPS’s Spanish-Speaking families. Information on that session is also linked below.

Meeting materials are available for public view and are located–here. School specific deck additions are uploaded weekly.

Community Engagement Dates and Times

Date  Start Time Group 
4/19/2021 6:00 PM Ellington HS 
4/20/2021 5:30 PM Spanish Speaking Families Focus Group 
4/21/2021 6:30 PM Janney ES 
4/21/2021 5:00 PM Hearst ES 
4/22/2021 6:30 PM Hardy MS 
4/26/2021 6:00 PM Deal MS 
4/27/2021 6:00 PM  Mann ES 
4/28/2021 6:00 PM Key ES  
4/29/2021 6:30 PM Bancroft ES 
5/3/2021 6:00 PM Shepherd ES
5/4/2021 6:00 PM Wilson HS
5/5/2021 6:00 PM Eaton  ES
5/6/2021 5:00 PM Hyde-Addison ES
5/11/20216:30 PMLafayette ES

Spanish Led Engagement Session

Meeting Link: bit.ly/3dozIDr

Foxhall & MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group Meeting — #5 Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group convened for its fifth session on Thursday, March 25, 2021. This session opened with a discussion on DCPS goals to preserve access and diversity throughout the decision-making progress. The meeting continued with a review of updated scenarios based on feedback received from the previous session. Finally, the session concluded with a review and discussions of goals and approach to broader April community engagement. Meeting materials are available  —here and our group membership list is here.   

Military Road ELC School Opening Advisory Group: Meeting #1

DCPS is convening a short-term group to support the school opening and planning for Military Road Early Learning Center, a new citywide PK3-PK4 school opening August 2021. The group is an advisory body that will weigh in on start-up planning such as recruitment and outreach, school naming and branding, and other planning considerations. 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.

The first meeting on March 24, 2021 provided an overview on DCPS Early Learning Center model, members met Principal Hunt and received an overview of Military Road Early Learning Center, the Brightwood Community Association shared the history of Brightwood neighborhood, and alums of Military Road School shared a slideshow of photos from their time as students. Check out the presentation from the first meeting here and the full membership list as of our first meeting date.

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

Foxhall & MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group Meeting- #4 Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group convened for its fourth session on Thursday, March 18th, 2021. During this session the School Planning team reviewed survey feedback on proposed options discussed at sessions #2 and #3. Additionally, the collective reviewed and discussed updated scenarios and additional recommendation proposed by the group. The meeting concluded with conversations around approaching broader community engagement. Meeting materials are available here  —here and our group membership list is here.   

For questions regarding this 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 #2 & #3 Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group convened for its second meeting split into two sessions on Tuesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 4th, 2021. In these sessions, the group reviewed the scope of needs within the Wilson Feeder Pattern and in the area surrounding Foxhall and MacArthur sites. A significant portion of both sessions was spent reviewing proposed options and impact analysis for the Foxhall and MacArthur sites. Community Working Group members were also given the opportunity to identify any additional options for analysis and discussion. Materials from the meeting are available–here and our group membership list is 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 Early Learning Center: Principal Announcement

Principal Amelia L. Hunt

DCPS is excited to announce the principal of Military Road Early Learning Center: Amelia L. Hunt. Principal Hunt opened DCPS’ first standalone early learning center this school year (2020-2021), Thaddeus Stevens ELC, in a newly modernized historic building with in-person classes starting in January 2021. We look forward to her bringing her early childhood education expertise and apply her school opening best practices to Military Road ELC, also a school opening in a historic building. Principal Hunt will lead both of DCPS early learning centers this fall for School Year 2021-2022: Military Road ELC and Stevens ELC. Read more in the full announcement letters:

Letters to Military Road ELC community: English, Spanish, Amharic. Also posted on the Military Road ELC website: http://bit.ly/MilitaryRoadELC.

Letter to Stevens ELC community here.

Questions? Reach out to the Military Road ELC at MilitaryRoadELCenroll@k12.dc.gov or call (202) 671-6410.

Foxhall & MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group First Meeting Summary

The Foxhall and MacArthur School Planning Community Working Group convened for its first meeting on Thursday, February 11th, 2021. In this meeting, the group reviewed the proposed engagement and planning process related to the two new sites, including the data analysis plan that DCPS will use to evaluate options and inform discussions. Materials from the meeting are available here and our group membership list is here.

The Community Working Group will meet next in early March and then periodically throughout the spring. The key deliverable from this process will be a set of recommended options with clearly articulated trade-offs and preferences that the Community Working Group – and the broader community – have engaged in. These recommendations will be shared with DCPS and city leadership to inform decision-making on the program scope for both the Foxhall and MacArthur sites, including grade configurations and feeder patterns. Once these decisions are finalized, DCPS will work with impacted school communities on implementation planning.

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

DCPS Early Childhood Education hosting 2 PreK lottery sessions in Feb.!

Thinking about Pre-K? Curious about DCPS? Join the Early Childhood Division for an evening of information sharing and Q&A about our Pre-K programs. Get your questions answered and get to know DCPS! There will be two sessions available, one in English on February 3 and a second one in Spanish on February 17. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about the new Military Road Early Learning Center opening in Ward 4: 1375 Missouri Ave NW!

RSVP with these links: