Updated June 15, 2021
School Year 2021-22 Updates
Ingenuity Prep Families –
We’ve reached the conclusion of another school year at Ingenuity Prep! It’s not the school year anyone would have wished for but we are so appreciative of the hard work, dedication, and resiliency shown by our students, families, and staff to do everything possible to ensure a strong year of student learning while also building community within our classrooms and Academies.
IP Families, thank you for entrusting Ingenuity Prep with the education of your students during this extraordinary school year! You have always been — and will always be — our most important partner in your child’s education and that was especially true this year! Our team at Ingenuity Prep are honored to have the incredible responsibility of helping to grow your students and preparing them to succeed in college and beyond as impactful civic leaders. Thank you again.
Even as we close out this school year, we’re already hard at work preparing for next year. Next year — as we grow to more than 800 students across PreK3 to 8th grade — we’ll have our first graduating class of 8th graders! Though there are many things to finalize prior to our first day of school on August 18th (see our full calendar), I’m excited to share with you a few of our plans for SY21-22 now, so you know what to expect for next school year.
We will have instruction in-person, five days a week, for all students at all grade levels.
We will be returning to our full-day schedule — from 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. daily — and will have our Before school (7-7:35 a.m.) and After school (3:40-6:00 p.m.) programming.
Many health and safety protocols — including mask wearing — will be in place to start the year — and likely through much, if not all, of the year.
Per D.C. city-wide regulations, virtual learning will only be available to students with a medical exemption. If you would like to apply for a medical exemption for your student, please take a look at theFAQs docand complete and return this firstname.lastname@example.org by July 16.
As we continue to plan for next year, we’re also thinking about how to best make use of additional funds that have been provided to schools to recover from the pandemic. To help guide us in how we make use of that funding, we’d love to hear from you as to what you would like to see us spend those funds on. Please share your input with us in this two question survey here. We look forward to incorporating your voice into our plan. We’ll share our plans with you as they’re developed.
Lastly, there is one key factor that will help make our return to normal operations and limit disruptions throughout the year — COVID-19 vaccination. As COVID-19 vaccine accessibility has grown to include all adults and children 12 and older, I want to encourage all families — for the health and safety of your children and all of our students and staff — to get your student vaccinated this summer. Vaccination is our surest and safest way to ensure our students have the best year possible next year and the make-up learning that is needed is possible.
I hope that you and your family have a safe and healthy summer break. You should expect to receive updates and information from us as we get closer to the new school year. Students, our IP staff love you and can’t wait to see you when the 2021-22 school year begins again on August 18!
All my best,
Co-Founder and CEO
Final Report Card Distribution
This year, final report cards will be mailed to families at the address we currently have on file. We expect report cards will be mailed by Friday, June 25th. Please call us at 202-562-0391 to update or confirm the address we have on file.
End-of-Year Celebration & Chromebook Return
Congratulations on making it through another school year. We are so happy and ready to celebrate the end of the school year 2020-21 with you.
As we start to prepare for summer break, we wanted to let you know of our Chromebook return plan. We will be collecting all Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots (if you received one) starting Thursday, June 17th. Please review the technology agreement that was signed at the beginning of the school year. Below is the schedule for the Chromebook drop-off window. Once you drop-off the device, you will receive a notification saying that you are all set, or provided an invoice if there are any damages to your device.
If you cannot make the dates above, please contact Ingenuity Prep at 202-562-0391 to schedule an appointment.
For families that do not return the device by the timeframe and do not make any arrangements, an invoice of $100 will be sent to the contact information provided.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-562-0391.
Make Sure Your Student’s Immunizations Are Up To Date
As we look to the 2021-22 school year and as select students return to in-person instruction this Spring, your student must be up to date on immunizations (excluding COVID-19 vaccine) in order to attend school. You can start preparing now by calling your student’s doctor to ensure their immunizations are up to date with DC school requirements.