Opt Out & Vaccine Mandate Notice

Dear Friendship Parents,

We are writing to share exciting and important information regarding Friendship’s COVID-19 Testing Program and Washington D.C.’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate.

COVID TESTING AND CONSENT OPT OUT

Friendship Public Charter School will continue to test students and adults weekly. Recently, Friendship collaborated with BDto utilize the BD Veritor™ Plus System. The BD Veritor™ Plus System offers Friendship the tools needed to conduct rapid antigen testing for respiratory infections. The BD Veritor™ Plus System also provides real time notifications to parents/guardians on the results of their child’s test results. Please look for an email from no-reply@imagemovermd.com for your student’s results.

To further support this program, Friendship is moving to an opt-out consent program for Covid testing. Beginning Monday, October 25, 2021, all Friendship Scholars will be eligible to be tested for Covid-19 unless a parent/guardian completes and signs an opt-out form. To opt-out of our testing program, you must submit the attached form and return it to your child’s school by Friday, October 22, 2021.

WASHINGTON D.C.’S VACCINATION MANDATE

In accordance with Mayor Bowser’s announcements, the following vaccine mandates will go into effect for all Friendship students:

All student-athletes 12 and over must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, November 1, 2021 to be eligible to practice or compete in school-based, extra-curricular athletics.
Student-athletes who will turn 12 between September 20, 2021 and November 1, 2021 must be fully vaccinated before December 13, 2021 to be eligible to practice or compete in school-based, extra-curricular athletics.

With this guidance in mind, Friendship PCS will begin collecting information from families regarding scholars’ vaccination status or plan. Student’s vaccination status affects their quarantining in the event of a close contact exposure. Please complete the Vaccination Form by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Thank you for being a part of this community and helping to maintain a safe environment for students and staff members.

 

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Opt Out & Vaccine Mandate Notice

Dear Friendship Parents,

We are writing to share exciting and important information regarding Friendship’s COVID-19 Testing Program and Washington D.C.’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate.

COVID TESTING AND CONSENT OPT OUT

Friendship Public Charter School will continue to test students and adults weekly. Recently, Friendship collaborated with BDto utilize the BD Veritor™ Plus System. The BD Veritor™ Plus System offers Friendship the tools needed to conduct rapid antigen testing for respiratory infections. The BD Veritor™ Plus System also provides real time notifications to parents/guardians on the results of their child’s test results. Please look for an email from no-reply@imagemovermd.com for your student’s results.

To further support this program, Friendship is moving to an opt-out consent program for Covid testing. Beginning Monday, October 25, 2021, all Friendship Scholars will be eligible to be tested for Covid-19 unless a parent/guardian completes and signs an opt-out form. To opt-out of our testing program, you must submit the attached form and return it to your child’s school by Friday, October 22, 2021.

WASHINGTON D.C.’S VACCINATION MANDATE

In accordance with Mayor Bowser’s announcements, the following vaccine mandates will go into effect for all Friendship students:

All student-athletes 12 and over must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, November 1, 2021 to be eligible to practice or compete in school-based, extra-curricular athletics.
Student-athletes who will turn 12 between September 20, 2021 and November 1, 2021 must be fully vaccinated before December 13, 2021 to be eligible to practice or compete in school-based, extra-curricular athletics.

With this guidance in mind, Friendship PCS will begin collecting information from families regarding scholars’ vaccination status or plan. Student’s vaccination status affects their quarantining in the event of a close contact exposure. Please complete the Vaccination Form by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Thank you for being a part of this community and helping to maintain a safe environment for students and staff members.

 

Friendship PCS Ideal Planting Day

Join our Friendship PCS Ideal family Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9am-11:30am for gardening and other nature saving activities.

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Friendship Forward: Virtual Parent Town Hall

Operating through the Era of Covid-19

This town hall is for Friendship parents of scholars in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade.

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Events

Early Release Day

10/27/2021 - 10/27/2021
12:00pm dismissal for students

Blow Pierce principal breakfast & PAC meeting

10/27/2021 - 10/27/2021
725 19th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20002

End of Quarter 1

10/29/2021 - 10/29/2021

Early Release Day

11/03/2021 - 11/03/2021
12:00pm dismissal for students

District PAC leaders check-in

11/04/2021 - 11/04/2021
Zoom Meeting ID: 941 4190 7593 To gain access to passcode please contact Mrs. Charmayne Carter , Director of parent relations.

Technology Preparatory Academy PAC meeting

11/09/2021 - 11/09/2021
Cyber Security training For questions please email techpreppac@gamil.com
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