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

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 .

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.   

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