2020-21 School Year Updates
Key SY20-21 Info
  • Ingenuity Prep will start the 2020-21 school year virtually for all students. We will regularly be assessing conditions to inform our planning and eventual return to in-person instruction in our school buildings as soon as possible. However, given all current factors, we believe it is likely that in-person instruction may not be possible until after we return from Winter Break.
  • The first day of school for students is August 31. Our updated SY20-21 Academic Calendar is available to view here.
  • We will continue to update this page leading up to the first day of school and throughout the year. 

See here for the full update shared on 7/23

Latest Updates

Updated August 5, 2020

  • Student Chromebook & Materials Pick-up will be the week of August 17th
  • Sample Student Daily Schedules are now available 
  • Virtual Back To School Night will be August 20th from 5:00-6:30pm
  • Teachers will be reaching out to families to schedule Virtual Home Visits
  • Student Uniforms will not be required for virtual learning
  • Refer Families to Ingenuity Prep and win $50!

Read below for more info!

Student Chromebook and Materials Pick-up

All students will receive a Chromebook and a bag of educational supplies to support virtual learning.  Chromebooks will come with a charger, student login information, and directions on how to request tech support. Supply kits will come with educational supplies such as pencils, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, notebooks, and other learning materials.

Families must complete their Technology Agreement here before they can pick up a Chromebook.  

Chromebooks and supplies will be available to pick up starting Monday, August 17th. Please wear a mask when you come to pick up materials and practice social distancing. Please see the schedule below for the day to pick up your student’s Chromebook and supplies:

  • Early Childhood Academy (PreK – K) — Monday, 8/17 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Elementary School Academy (1st – 4th) — Wednesday 8/19 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Middle School Academy (5th – 7th) — Thursday 8/20 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • All Academies (PreK – 7th) — Friday 8/21 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you still have your Chromebook from last year, you must use it for the upcoming year. If the Chromebook is broken, please bring it during your academy pick up time to receive a new one. If it is lost, please let us know during your academy pick up time and we will provide a new one. Starting this year, students with lost or broken Chromebooks will pay a fee to replace or repair the Chromebook.


If you cannot make the dates above, please contact Ingenuity Prep at 202-562-0391 to schedule an appointment. 

Student Daily Schedules

We are excited to share more details about how students will spend their day during virtual learning. This Fall’s schedules include large amounts of “live” instruction where students will be working directly with teachers and their classmates. The only parts of the day where students will be without a teacher are  during times labeled in the schedule as “independent work time” or during times labeled as breaks.  More information about schedules will be shared at Back to School Night.

 Sample schedules for all grade levels can be found here.

PreK Family Action

We will be dividing Pre-K students into two groups for live instruction to allow for smaller numbers of students to work with each teacher.

Please share your preference here for which group works best for your schedule. We will do our best to accommodate preferences.

All Pre-K families must complete this survey by August 14th.

Save the Date: Back to School Night

Please save the date for our virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. During Back to School Night, you will learn more about the upcoming school year and virtual learning as well as meet academy leaders, preview virtual learning platforms, review attendance policies, understand student expectations, and more! 

More information on how to join the Virtual Back to School Night will be sent prior to the event.

Home Visits

At Ingenuity Prep, we believe that our families are our most important partners in preparing students to succeed in college and beyond as impactful civic leaders. To begin our partnership this year, your student’s teacher will be reaching out to set up a virtual home visit to connect before the start of the year. 

  • Who: Parents/caregivers, student, teacher
  • What: During this time, you’ll have a chance to share more about your child’s strengths and areas for growth, your goals for your child, and any other information you think will be helpful in teaching them this year. 
  • When: Home visits will take place the week of August 24th. Teachers will reach out to you in the coming weeks to schedule your one-on-one.
  • How: All home visits will take place virtually. This could be a phone call, FaceTime, Zoom call, or Google Meet conference.
Student Uniforms

As we prepare to start school virtually, please be advised that uniforms will not be required for virtual learning. Families can choose to have their scholars wear the uniform, if they would like to.

Upon return to in-person instruction, Ingenuity Prep will host a uniform pick up event where each student will receive two free uniform shirts. Once school resumes in the building, PreK through 4th grade students will be required to wear an official Ingenuity Prep-branded short or long-sleeve polo shirt in navy blue with khaki bottoms. Students in 5th grade through 7th grade will be required to wear an official Ingenuity Prep-branded short or long-sleeve polo shirt in gray with khaki bottoms. Bottoms can include khaki pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or dresses.

Families are responsible for purchasing khaki uniform bottoms and any additional uniform shirts. Additional uniform shirts are available at www.rissebrothers.com. More information and the full student uniform policy will be in the SY20-21 Ingenuity Prep Family Handbook which will be available later in August. 

Refer A Family To Enroll

Do you know a family looking for a GREAT School?  Ingenuity Prep still has limited seats.  Refer a family here and earn $50 if they enroll.

Referral awards will be given for students who apply on or after August 1st and enroll by September 15th.