Dear Friendship Family,
I am writing today to share important news about the remainder of Friendship’s 2019-20 academic year. Due to the public health crisis in DC, and in keeping with Mayor Bowser’s announcement this morning, all Friendship school campuses will continue distance and virtual learning and conclude the current school year on May 29, 2020 for students. A schedule for ten-month staff will be issued next week.
While we continue to navigate these difficult times, we are planning summer learning options and will share information on those options by May 15, 2020. Additionally, we expect that the new 2020-2021 school year will begin in early August, if in line with public health guidelines.
Meals for D.C. students will still be available through the remainder of this pandemic. Friendship campuses will continue to provide meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information on other meal sites, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov/food.
This has been an unprecedented time for our city, our campuses, our students and our families. But what has made our school community strong is our commitment to our children and each other. That commitment has continued while we teach and learn from home, and it will continue when we are able to come together again within our school buildings.
I want to thank you for the support and love you have shown our students each and every day. Because of your guidance, our children have continued to learn from home.
I will continue to share regular updates on what the current public health crisis means for our school community. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact WeCare@friendshipschoools.org or (202) 281-1777.
Patricia Brantley, CEO