We want to Thank everyone who was able to join us for a chat with President Davis on Monday evening. At the peak of the call, we had over 400 people on the line. We’ll host additional Virtual Town Halls as the situation requires. Yesterday, we compiled the information we received via text, email and on the call and shared a list of topics we discussed with DC Public Schools officials. Today, we want to share that information with you. We encourage you to continue to share your questions and concerns with us via email at WTUCommunications@WTULocal6.net or contact your Field Rep.
We have a(nother) short survey we’d like you to complete to help us understand the challenges that you’ll face as we move to Distance Learning on Tuesday, March 24. Please click here: https://forms.gle/VDppXqxdj8EKa3EK8
The Access Gap
Our top priority during this public health crisis is your health and that of our community. However, we also want to ensure that instruction can continue and that we support teachers & students in this transition. We know that many of our students will lack computers and internet access (Comcast has made internet access available, free in many cases). If you identify a student or family in need of a computer or internet access (Comcast has made internet access available, free in many cases), please email your school and the grade of the student to WTUCommunications@WTULocal6.net. We want to ensure that DCPS and our city’s elected officials are aware of the needs and that Distance Learning doesn’t increase our city’s achievement gaps.
The WTU's Sarah Elwell put together information on Distance Learning & Communicating Students & Families. You can access her presentation here or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Share My Lesson
As you begin to prepare for Distance Learning, we encourage you to visit AFT’s Share My Lesson platform where you can find on-line lessons and tutorials. You can find resources from AFT for educators and parents for learning at home and about the coronavirus. AFT is also hosting their annual Share My Lesson Virtual Conference next week which promises to provide more resources for you.
DC Lunch & Breakfast
DC Lunch & Breakfast are available every weekday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at locations across the District. Any student – DCPS or public charter – can obtain a Free Lunch at these locations. Locations are available at dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus