We hope you are staying safe and enjoying the summer. We are heading toward a new school year in the midst of an experience none of us could have imagined. While we are excited about the great teaching and learning that will occur across all Friendship Public Charter School campuses this fall, we know that a top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and how we are preparing our facilities for a strong reopening. Learn more >
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May 22, 2020
We are excited to share important information and dates for summer and the new school year. As our city recovers from COVID-19, Friendship has been working hard to prepare options that support great teaching and learning in all settings – online and in-person. We are proud of how our students, families and school staff rose to the challenge this spring and we are planning even better experiences for summer and the new school year.
Friendship plans to begin School Year 2020-21 on August 31, 2020, if in line with public health guidelines at that time. This link below provides important dates as we finish this school year and get ready for the new school year.
Friendship Online is D.C.’s only citywide online school for grades K-12. Powered by online education partners K12 and Edmentum, students can attend full-time online next school year. Prefer an option where students return to the school buildings once it’s safe? Check out a traditional Friendship campus.
To learn more, email GoOnline@friendshipschools.org
Parents: Here are tips from a mother who home schools her children
“My first advice is to breathe and relax,” Elmater Pleasant said. Pleasant home schools both of her children; Gabriel in the third grade and Joshua in the eighth. Both attend Friendship Public Charter School online. She’s not new to having her kids at home.”Remember that the first reason that we’re doing any of this is because of a love for our children,” Pleasant said.
While this pandemic has closed our campus buildings, it has not stopped our students from learning. Friendship cannot be prouder of all the support, commitment and patience that each of you has demonstrated during these unprecedented times. We love receiving the pictures, artwork and student assignments that show us how that great teaching and learning continues to flourish. Again, thank you!
With our recent announcement to end school year 2019-20 for all students on Friday, May 29, we wanted to provide you with a few academic updates that will support a successful close to the school year. Read more >
Connected by Friendship & Gratitude
During these uncertain times, Friendship Public Charter School’s Early Childhood Education community is a beacon of hope, joy and discovery. As part of our commitment to use words, actions and creativity to inspire young learners, we’re launching the FPCS Virtual Community of Friendship and Gratitude.
Starting on Monday, April 27, we’ll embark on a month-long journey that explores ways to share friendship and gratitude for those around us.
Once a week, we invite creatives of all ages to go to friendshipschools.org and access our Community of Friendship and Gratitude website. Students will respond to video, imagery and conversational prompts around self-love, friendship, gratitude, family, nature, community and global awareness. Led by Ms. Adia Harris, FPCS’ Reggio Emilia atelierista and other studio art teachers, this innovative platform will keep us connected by exploring how our shared values and differences enrich everyday life.
All student ideas and creations will be displayed in a virtual gallery for everyone to share and enjoy! We look forward to seeing you in our virtual circle of friendship!
FPCS Early Childhood Education Community