Updated September 22, 2021
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Latest School Year 2021-22 Updates
Ingenuity Prep Families –
We are two weeks from the first day of school on Wednesday, August 18th! We can’t wait to see everyone! As we prepare for the 2021-22 school year, we wanted to share additional important information, below, so you can be fully prepared for our return to in-person instruction. It’s our privilege to welcome all of our students back and begin their academic journey this year!
Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Ingenuity Prep – Mondays starting August 9th
Please join us on Mondays from 1PM- 7PM for a pediatric immunization and COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Ingenuity Prep school building. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your student fully immunized and the option to get the COVID-19 vaccine at one time! Families with students age 3 and older must schedule an appointment through vaccinate.dc.gov for childhood immunizations before attending a Monday event. Families must register by Friday for each upcoming Monday’s event. This event is open to the entire community so please spread the word!
Per D.C. Health regulations, all students attending school in DC must present proof of appropriately spaced immunizations by the first day of school. It is incredibly important that your student has all the necessary immunizations to protect themselves from disease and also to prevent any long-term school absences, due to non-compliance. Please see the list of required immunizations by age here.
Back to School Night – Monday, August 16th
We are excited to host an in-person Back to School Night on Monday, August 16th from 4PM- 7PM. Please join us to meet your student’s teacher and receive an academy tour. Dessert and games will be provided! We hope to see everyone!!
First Day of School – Wednesday, August 18th
A reminder that the first day of school for all academies is Wednesday, August 18th. Doors open at 7:35 AM. Dismissal is 1PM each day through Friday, August 20th. Please see our operating plans above for additional details.
Beginning of the Year Conferences – Friday, September 17th
Our beginning of the year conferences will be held on Friday, September 17th. Students will not attend school that day. Teachers will schedule the conferences directly with families. We look forward to seeing you and learning how we can support your student this year!
Student Technology Agreement
By Friday, August 13th, please complete the SY21-22 student technology agreement here to ensure your student has access to an Ingenuity Prep Chromebook in the event of a COVID-19 related quarantine or medically required remote learning.
Student Attendance Policy
The District of Columbia has returned to its 80/20 attendance policy stating that only students who are present for 80% of the school day can be marked present. Please make sure your student arrives at school by 8 AM to ensure their attendance for the day. A reminder that all students should arrive to school on time daily to start their day off strong and consistently.
Uniforms will be required as we return for the 2021-22 school year. Ingenuity Prep will distribute 2 free shirts per scholar to all families at our in-person Back to School Night on Monday, August 16th. If you are interested in purchasing additional Ingenuity Prep-branded polo shirts, you can visit the Risse Brothers website here: https://www.rissebrothers.com/shop.cfm. Please select Ingenuity Prep PCS in Washington, D.C. and enter your student’s gender and grade level then filter on polos. Risse Brothers will ship the branded polo shirts directly to your home address.
Ingenuity Prep 2021-22 Operating Plans
For the 2021-22 school year, Ingenuity Prep will:
● have instruction in-person, five days a week, for all students at all grade levels.
– 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 the FAQs doc and complete and return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 13th.
● return 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.
● require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks indoors unless when eating or napping.
● Per DC Health guidance, families will be required to wear masks during pick-up and drop-off.
We hope that you and your family continue to have a safe and healthy summer break. We can’t wait to see families and students for the 2021-22 school year! If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or call us at (202) 529-0391.