Principal's Message

Principal Dwight Davis of Browne EC














Greetings Parents and Guardians, 

I sincerely hope this letter finds you and your families well and in good spirits. I and my family are well. Like many of you we are learning to adjust to what has been described as “The new normal.” Despite the many adjustments, this time with my family has been filled with good times- pancakes in the morning, bike rides to the park, family meetings before bedtime and the opportunity to connect with and observe my children in ways that have been transformative for us all. It is my hope and prayer that you too have been able to be present with your loved ones during this unprecedented time.

There is no doubt, that in so many ways, Covid19 has changed our lives. The adage, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” comes to mind as a fitting mantra as we learn and grow our way through SY 20- 21. The truth is, there are no experts at shifting 50,000+ scholars to virtual learning. However, with you on our team, I know that our scholars will succeed.

Browne Community Conversations
Each month we have several “Browne Community Conversations” for the community and school to engage in meaningful conversations. 


The purpose of these conversations are threefold:

1. Solicit feedback- We value you and want to hear your concerns and feedback.

2. Share information- We want to ensure that you are aware of the happenings and programming taking place at Browne EC.

3. Improve our services- We want to learn how we can better serve you and your families. 

Virtual Learning Updates and Schedules

Our Virtual Learning instructional hours will vary based on your scholars’ grade level. Our daily schedules include direct instruction, one-on-one student check-ins, small group instruction, and teacher consultation as needed.

 

Please review the daily schedule by grade-levels.

Virtual Learning Guidelines


Student Attendance

Daily attendance in virtual classes is mandatory and students will be expected to arrive to live lessons on time and remain engaged in learning activities for the duration of the instructional day. Please review the Browne EC instructional day schedules above.

Dress Code
Browne is a uniform school and we encourage all students to wear their school uniforms when engaging in live lessons. Our school uniform is a yellow (ECE); Forrest Green (K-5); white top (6th- 8th) and khaki brown bottoms.

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Verification Letter for Families for COVID-19 Leave
Many DCPS families have job-protected leave to care for a child whose school or place of care is closed for reasons related to COVID-19. If you require verification of your child’s school enrollment and DCPS’ operating status, please reach out to Principal Davis at your earliest convenience. DCPS is legally obligated to provide such verification. Principal Davis can be reached at dwight.davis@k12.dc.gov or via our website: www.brownedc.org

We truly appreciate your patience, flexibility, and grace as we navigate opening school virtually. We will continue to support each other in ensuring that our scholars receive the best education in the nation.


Saturday Meals and Produce Distribution for Families


In partnership with the 1st Baptist Church of Highland Park, Browne’s faculty and staff will continue distributing high quality produce boxes to families each Saturday. Please come on out between the hours of 
11:45 am and 2:45pm to receive a high-quality produce box for your family. Please know, all produce will be distributed on a 1st come 1st serve basis. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday.

Please feel free to contact me at dwight.davis@k12.dc.gov if you have any questions or need any support.


Sincerely,

Principal Davis 


 






 

Upcoming Dates

Saturday Food Distribution: 11:45 am- 2:45 pm


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