Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

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Dear Families,

Thank you for your patience as we completed our plans for Term 4 and launched our plans for the summer. There are a lot of logistics in place, and we were moving quickly to fill seats and communicate changes. If we made an error that impacted your family or miscommunicated something along the way, I am sorry. I provided the Term 4 shifts again at the end of this message, and Ms. Rottman is in the process of sending grade level emails to families returning to the building. Please continue to reach out if you have any questions, and thanks again.

Happy Spring Break! Just a reminder that DCPS is not in session next week for students. Monday is a professional development and records keeping day. Tuesday through Thursday are Spring Break, and Friday is Emancipation Day.

I am excited to share that Ms. Romero will be out for maternity leave in early May. This week, she helped us interview and hire Ms. Brenda Brown who will serve as a temporary teacher in her absence. Ms. Brown has been teaching for 14 years, and her last role was as a third through fifth grade Math teacher. She has held a variety of leadership positions and taught an excellent model lesson for us via Teams. We are excited to have her join the team.

Some important announcements follow. I will see many of you in person in the upcoming week. We will have over 200 students report in person at Shepherd in Term 4!


Second Grade Historians

Ms. McIntyre’s second graders wrapped up their activism unit and women’s history month with some work around women’s suffrage. They continue to use the just 6 words strategy learned during Living Through History Cornerstone unit. 

Students watched a video on women’s suffrage and responded with these six words:

  1. women couldn’t vote it was unfair
  2. women were brave to stand up
  3. thank you ladies you did it
  4. women couldn’t vote so they fought

The class received a shout out from Scott Abbott, Director of Social Studies for DCPS:

Shout out to Evelyn McIntyre (Shepherd ES) for leveraging the “Just 6 words” strategy from the Living Through History Cornerstone to engage her 2nd grade students in a virtual lesson about women’s suffrage for Women’s History month.

2022 DC Teacher of the Year Nominations

OSSE is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year award. The nomination window closes on Friday, April 30, 2021.

OSSE is seeking nominees who:

• Inspire and accelerate growth for all students
• Build strong partnerships with families and communities
• Champion the teaching profession

To be eligible for this award, a candidate must be a current teacher in a public school or public charter school in the District of Columbia, must have five years of teaching experience, and must plan to continue as a teacher in DC for the 2021-22 school year. Pre-K, K-12, and adult education teachers are all eligible for nomination.

Please complete the nomination form here by the deadline of Friday, April 30, 2021. Administrators, colleagues, LEA and school staff, parents, students, and community members can all submit nominations

Eureka Math Materials Pick Up

If your student IS NOT returning to the school building for Term 4, there will be Eureka math materials pick up at Shepherd on Tuesday, April 20th and Wednesday, April 21st from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have the materials located outside by the main entrance. Thank you!

Term 4 Updates

Grade/ClassStart DateCapacity Changes
PK 3 CARE4/19Students who started in CARE before break will return on 4/19
PK 3 IPL4/26New students start when Ms. Johnson Returns on 4/26
PK 4 CARE4/19Term 3 CARE students return on 4/19
PK IPL Hunter4/29When Ms. Hunter returns on 4/29, her students will return, either transferring out of the CARE classroom to her classroom or returning to school
PK IPL Holt4/29Ms. Holt’s students who are in PK 4 CARE will stay in CARE, and her students returning to the building can start CARE on 4/29. They will stay in CARE until 5/17 when Ms. Holt returns to the building.
K IPL Rajwani4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 10 to 23.
K CARE4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19.
1st grade IPL4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 24.
2nd grade IPL4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 24.
3rd grade CARE4/19Six students will join Ms. Gladney’s class on 4/19. Since Mr. Mack is back, Ms. Gladney will no longer be providing in person instruction; she will supervise virtual learning and provide support.
4th grade CARETurner4/19There is no IPL classroom for fourth grade. There will be two CARE classrooms. The first one will begin on 4/19; they have been waiting to come back since the start of Term 2, and we are grateful for their patience. Fourth grade families will receive an email that indicates their start date.
4th grade CAREMs. Williams4/26All students in the second CARE classroom will start on 4/26.
5th grade IPLClayborn4/26New students start 4/26. Term 3 students return 4/19. Classroom capacity increases from 11 to 18.
5th grade IPLLeonard4/26Students start 4/26. There are 14 students in this class.

At this time, all seats are taken except in Kindergarten CARE. If you have a Kindergartener or 1st or 2nd grader, I can make this a multi-grade CARE class to meet demand. Please let me know if you are interested immediately.

All students who are returning to school in person will receive a welcome email by grade level. In addition, there will be an information session for all returning families on Wednesday, April 21st at 5:00 pm. I will send an invitation out through Remind on Monday, April 19th.

Below are the staggered arrival and dismissal times for CARE and IPL classrooms for your planning. There is no after care at this time, and we strictly enforce these windows to avoid co-mingling of cohorts. Thanks for your understanding.

Arrival–All K-5th families walk students to arrival sidewalk, Pre-K families walk up to A Wing


PK3–Walk Up A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

PK4–Walk Up A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

Kinder–Main Entrance, Diagonal Sidewalk

Kinder CARE–Main Entrance, Diagonal Sidewalk

1st Grade–Main Entrance, Sidewalk by Marquee


2nd Grade–A Wing Entrance, Sidewalk by Marquee

3rd CARE–Main Entrance, Sidewalk by Marquee

4th CARE–Main Entrance, Middle Sidewalk

5th Grade–A Wing Entrance, Diagonal Sidewalk

Dismissal–All K-5th families wait on perimeter sidewalk, Pre-K families walk up to A Wing


PK3–Walk Up to A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

PK4–Walk Up to A Wing Entrance (Use sidewalk from the parking lot)

Kinder–Diagonal Sidewalk

Kinder CARE–Diagonal Sidewalk

1st Grade–Sidewalk by Marquee


2nd Grade–Sidewalk by Marquee

3rd CARE–Round Planter in Middle

4th CARE–Middle Sidewalk

5th Grade–Diagonal Sidewalk

Uniforms are not required. Breakfast and lunch are provided at school, but you are free to bring your own. Please remember that we are a nut-free community, and we have students and staff with life-threatening allergies on site.

All Covid-19 safety precautions are in place, including masks except when eating, sleeping or drinking; temperature checks, daily self-health assessment and randomized asymptomatic testing for students and staff.

9 de abril de 2021

Queridas familias,

Gracias por su paciencia mientras completamos nuestros planes para el cuarto trimestre y lanzamos nuestros planes para el verano. Hay mucha logística en su lugar y nos movíamos rápidamente para llenar los asientos y comunicar los cambios. Si cometimos un error que afectó a su familia o comunicamos mal algo en el camino, lo siento. Proporcioné los turnos del Término 4 nuevamente al final de este mensaje, y la Sra. Rottman está en el proceso de enviar correos electrónicos de nivel de grado a las familias que regresan al edificio. Continúe comunicándose si tiene alguna pregunta y gracias nuevamente.

¡Felices vacaciones de primavera! Solo un recordatorio de que DCPS no está en sesión la próxima semana para los estudiantes. El lunes es un día de desarrollo profesional y mantenimiento de registros. De martes a jueves son las vacaciones de primavera y el viernes es el día de la emancipación.

Me emociona compartir que la Sra. Romero estará fuera de licencia por maternidad a principios de mayo. Esta semana, nos ayudó a entrevistar y contratar a la Sra. Brenda Brown, quien se desempeñará como maestra temporal en su ausencia. La Sra. Brown ha estado enseñando durante 14 años y su último papel fue como maestra de matemáticas de tercer a quinto grado. Ha ocupado diversos puestos de liderazgo y nos ha enseñado una excelente lección modelo a través de Teams. Estamos emocionados de que se una al equipo.

Siguen algunos anuncios importantes. Los veré a muchos de ustedes en persona durante la próxima semana. ¡Tendremos más de 200 estudiantes que se reportan en persona en Shepherd en el cuarto trimestre!


Historiadores de segundo grado

Los alumnos de segundo grado de la Sra. McIntyre concluyeron su unidad de activismo y el mes de la historia de la mujer con un trabajo sobre el sufragio femenino. Continúan usando la estrategia de solo 6 palabras aprendidas durante la unidad Piedra angular de Vivir a través de la historia.

Los estudiantes vieron un video sobre el sufragio femenino y respondieron con estas seis palabras:

1. las mujeres no podían votar era injusto

2. las mujeres fueron valientes para ponerse de pie

3. gracias, señoras, lo hicieron

4. las mujeres no podían votar, así que lucharon

La clase recibió un saludo de Scott Abbott, Director de Estudios Sociales de DCPS:

Felicite a Evelyn McIntyre (Shepherd ES) por aprovechar la estrategia “Solo 6 palabras” de Living Through History Cornerstone para involucrar a sus estudiantes de segundo grado en una lección virtual sobre el sufragio femenino para el mes de la historia de la mujer.

2022 Nominaciones de Maestro del Año de DC

La OSSE está aceptando nominaciones para el premio de Maestro del Año del Distrito de Columbia 2022. La ventana de nominaciones se cierra el viernes 30 de abril de 2021.

La OSSE busca candidatos que:

• Inspirar y acelerar el crecimiento de todos los estudiantes.

• Construir alianzas sólidas con familias y comunidades

• Defender la profesión docente

Para ser elegible para este premio, un candidato debe ser un maestro actual en una escuela pública o una escuela pública autónoma en el Distrito de Columbia, debe tener cinco años de experiencia en la enseñanza y debe planear continuar como maestro en DC para el 2021- 22 año escolar. Los maestros de educación preescolar, primaria y secundaria y de educación para adultos son elegibles para la nominación.

Complete el formulario de nominación aquí antes de la fecha límite del viernes 30 de abril de 2021. Los administradores, colegas, LEA y personal escolar, padres, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad pueden enviar nominaciones.

Recogida de materiales de matemáticas de Eureka

Si su estudiante NO regresa al edificio de la escuela para el cuarto trimestre, se recogerán los materiales de matemáticas de Eureka en Shepherd el martes 20 de abril y el miércoles 21 de abril de 9:00 am a 4:00 pm. Tendremos los materiales ubicados en el exterior junto a la entrada principal. ¡Gracias!

Actualizaciones del Término 4

Cambios de capacidad en la fecha de inicio de grado / clase

PK 3 CARE 4/19 Los estudiantes que comenzaron en CARE antes de las vacaciones regresarán el 4/19

PK 3 IPL 4/26 Los nuevos estudiantes comienzan cuando la Sra. Johnson regresa el 4/26

PK 4 CARE 4/19 Los estudiantes del tercer trimestre de CARE regresan el 4/19

PK IPL Hunter 4/29 Cuando la Sra. Hunter regrese el 4/29, sus estudiantes regresarán, ya sea transfiriéndose fuera del salón de CARE a su salón de clases o regresando a la escuela.

PK IPL Holt 4/29 Los estudiantes de la Sra. Holt que están en PK 4 CARE permanecerán en CARE, y sus estudiantes que regresen al edificio pueden comenzar CARE el 4/29. Se quedarán en CARE hasta el 17 de mayo, cuando la Sra. Holt regrese al edificio.

K IPL Rajwani 4/26 Los nuevos estudiantes comienzan el 4/26. Los estudiantes del tercer trimestre regresan 4/19. La capacidad del aula aumenta de 10 a 23.

K CARE 4/26 Nuevos estudiantes comienzan el 4/26. Los estudiantes del tercer trimestre regresan 4/19.

1er grado IPL 4/26 Los nuevos estudiantes comienzan el 4/26. Los estudiantes del tercer trimestre regresan 4/19. La capacidad del aula aumenta de 11 a 24.

2do grado IPL 4/26 Los nuevos estudiantes comienzan el 4/26. Los estudiantes del tercer trimestre regresan 4/19. La capacidad del aula aumenta de 11 a 24.

CARE de 3er grado 4/19 Seis estudiantes se unirán a la clase de Ms. Gladney el 4/19. Dado que el Sr. Mack está de regreso, la Sra. Gladney ya no brindará instrucción en persona; supervisará el aprendizaje virtual y brindará apoyo.

CUIDADO de 4to grado

Turner 4/19 No hay salón de clases IPL para cuarto grado. Habrá dos aulas CARE. El primero comenzará el 19/4; han estado esperando volver desde el comienzo del segundo trimestre y estamos agradecidos por su paciencia. Las familias de cuarto grado recibirán un correo electrónico.

ኤፕሪል 9 ቀን 2021 ዓ.ም.

ውድ ቤተሰቦች ፣

የ 4 ኛ ዓመት እቅዳችንን እንደጨረስን እና የበጋ ዕቅዳችንን ስለጀመርን ስለ ትዕግስትዎ አመሰግናለሁ ፡፡ በቦታው ብዙ ሎጅስቲክሶች አሉ ፣ እናም ወንበሮችን ለመሙላት እና ለውጦችን ለማስተላለፍ በፍጥነት እየተንቀሳቀስን ነበር ፡፡ በቤተሰብዎ ላይ ተጽዕኖ የሚያሳድር ወይም በመንገድ ላይ አንድ ነገር የተሳሳተ ግንኙነት ካደረግን አዝናለሁ ፡፡ በዚህ መልእክት መጨረሻ ላይ የቃል 4 ፈረቃዎችን እንደገና አቅርቤያለሁ ፣ እና ወ / ሮ ሮትማን ወደ ህንፃው ለሚመለሱ ቤተሰቦች የክፍል ደረጃ ኢሜሎችን ለመላክ በሂደት ላይ ነች ፡፡ እባክዎ ማንኛውም ጥያቄ ካለዎት መድረሱን ይቀጥሉ ፣ እና እንደገና አመሰግናለሁ።

መልካም የፀደይ እረፍት! ዲሲፒኤስ በሚቀጥለው ሳምንት ለተማሪዎች በክፍል ውስጥ አለመሆኑን ለማስታወስ ያህል። ሰኞ የሙያዊ እድገት እና የመመዝገቢያ ቀን ነው። ማክሰኞ እስከ ሐሙስ የስፕሪንግ እረፍት ናቸው ፣ አርብ ደግሞ የነፃነት ቀን ነው።

ወ / ሮ ሮሜሮ በግንቦት መጀመሪያ ላይ ለእናቶች እረፍት እንደምትወጣ በማካፈል በጣም ደስ ይለኛል ፡፡ በዚህ ሳምንት እርሷ በሌሉበት ጊዜያዊ አስተማሪ ሆነው የሚያገለግሉትን ወ / ሮ ብሬንዳ ብራውን ቃለ-መጠይቅ እንድናደርግ እና እንድንቀጥራት አግዘናል ፡፡ ወ / ሮ ብራውን ለ 14 ዓመታት በማስተማር ላይ ሲሆኑ የመጨረሻዋ ሚና ከሦስተኛ እስከ አምስተኛ ክፍል የሂሳብ መምህር ሆና ነበር ፡፡ የተለያዩ የአመራር ቦታዎችን በመያዝ በቡድን በኩል ለእኛ በጣም ጥሩ የሞዴል ትምህርት አስተማረችን ፡፡ እሷ ቡድኑን እንድትቀላቀል በማድረጋችን ደስተኞች ነን ፡፡

አንዳንድ አስፈላጊ ማስታወቂያዎች ይከተላሉ። በመጪው ሳምንት ብዙዎቻችሁን በአካል እመለከታለሁ ፡፡ በ 4 ኛ እረኛ በ 200 እረኞች በአካል ሪፖርት የሚያደርጉልን ይሆናል!


የሁለተኛ ክፍል የታሪክ ምሁራን
የወ / ሮ መኪንትሬ የሁለተኛ ክፍል ተማሪዎች በሴቶች የመመረጥ ዙሪያ አንዳንድ ሥራዎችን በማድረግ የእንቅስቃሴ ክፍላቸውን እና የሴቶች ታሪክ ወርን አጠናቀቁ ፡፡ በታሪክ ውስጥ በመኖር የማዕዘን ድንጋይ ክፍል ወቅት የተማሩትን የ 6 ቃላት ስትራቴጂ መጠቀማቸውን ይቀጥላሉ።

ተማሪዎች በሴቶች ምርጫ ላይ አንድ ቪዲዮ ተመልክተው በእነዚህ ስድስት ቃላት ምላሽ ሰጡ ፡፡
1. ሴቶች መምረጥ አልቻሉም ፍትሃዊ ነበር
2. ሴቶች ለመቆም ደፋሮች ነበሩ
3. አመሰግናለሁ ወይዘሮ ሴቶች ያደረጉት
4. ሴቶች መምረጥ ስላልቻሉ ተዋጉ
ክፍሉ ለዲሲፒኤስ የማኅበራዊ ጥናት ዳይሬክተር ከ ስኮት አቦት ጩኸት ተቀበለ-
ለኤቭሊን ማኪንትሬ (እረኛ ኢኤስ) እጮህ ይኑር በታሪክ ሕያው በኩል ከሚገኘው የማዕዘን ድንጋይ የ “በቃ የ 6 ቃላት” ስትራቴጂን በመጠቀም የ 2 ኛ ክፍል ተማሪዎ engageን ለሴቶች ታሪክ ወር የመምረጥ ችሎታ ባለው ምናባዊ ትምህርት ውስጥ እንዲሳተፉ ለማድረግ ፡፡

የ 2022 ዲሲ የዓመቱ አስተማሪ ሹመቶች
OSSE በአሁኑ ጊዜ ለ 2022 የኮሎምቢያ ዲስትሪክት የዓመቱ መምህር ሽልማት እጩዎችን በመቀበል ላይ ይገኛል ፡፡ የእጩነት መስኮቱ አርብ ኤፕሪል 30 ቀን 2021 ይዘጋል ፡፡

OSSE እጩዎችን እየፈለገ ነው-

• ለሁሉም ተማሪዎች እድገትን ማነሳሳት እና ማፋጠን
• ከቤተሰቦች እና ከማህበረሰቦች ጋር ጠንካራ ሽርክና ይገንቡ
• የማስተማር ሙያውን ሻምፒዮን ያድርጉ

ለዚህ ሽልማት ብቁ ለመሆን እጩ ተወዳዳሪ በዲስትሪክት ኦፍ ኮሎምቢያ ውስጥ በሕዝብ ትምህርት ቤት ወይም በሕዝባዊ ቻርተር ትምህርት ቤት ውስጥ የአሁኑ አስተማሪ መሆን አለበት ፣ ለአምስት ዓመታት የማስተማር ልምድ ሊኖረው ይገባል እና ለ 2021- በዲሲ ውስጥ እንደ አስተማሪ ለመቀጠል ማቀድ አለበት ፡፡ 22 የትምህርት ዓመት. ቅድመ-ኬ ፣ ኬ -12 እና የጎልማሶች ትምህርት መምህራን ሁሉም ለሹመት ብቁ ናቸው ፡፡

እባክዎን የዕጩነት ቅጹን እስከ አርብ ኤፕሪል 30 ቀን 2021 ባለው ጊዜ ያጠናቅቁ ፡፡ አስተዳዳሪዎች ፣ የስራ ባልደረቦች ፣ LEA እና የትምህርት ቤት ሰራተኞች ፣ ወላጆች ፣ ተማሪዎች እና የማህበረሰብ አባላት እጩዎችን ማቅረብ ይችላሉ ፡፡

የዩሬካ የሂሳብ ቁሳቁሶች ይነሳሉ
ተማሪዎ ለ 4 ኛ ጊዜ ወደ ትምህርት ቤቱ ህንፃ ካልተመለሰ ማክሰኞ ፣ ኤፕሪል 20 እና ረቡዕ ኤፕሪል 21 ከ 9 ሰዓት እስከ ምሽቱ 4 ሰዓት ድረስ እረኛ ላይ የሚወሰዱ የዩሬካ የሂሳብ ቁሳቁሶች ይኖራሉ። በውጭ መግቢያ በር ላይ የሚገኙትን ቁሳቁሶች እናገኛለን ፡፡ አመሰግናለሁ!

የጊዜ 4 ዝመናዎች

የክፍል / ክፍል መጀመሪያ ቀን የአቅም ለውጦች
PK 3 CARE 4/19 ከእረፍት በፊት በ CARE ውስጥ የጀመሩ ተማሪዎች በ 4/19 ይመለሳሉ
PK 3 IPL 4/26 ወ / ሮ ጆንሰን በ 4/26 ሲመለሱ አዲስ ተማሪዎች ይጀምራሉ
PK 4 CARE 4/19 Term 3 CARE ተማሪዎች በ 4/19 ይመለሳሉ
ፒኬ አይፒኤል አዳኝ 4/29 ወ / ሮ አዳኝ በ 4/29 ሲመለሱ ተማሪዎ will ይመለሳሉ ፣ ከ CARE የክፍል ክፍል ወደ ክፍላቸው ተዛውረው ወይም ወደ ትምህርት ቤት ይመለሳሉ ፡፡
PK IPL Holt 4/29 በ PK 4 CARE ውስጥ ያሉት የወ / ሮ ሆልት ተማሪዎች በ CARE ውስጥ የሚቆዩ ሲሆን ወደ ህንፃው የተመለሱት ተማሪዎ 4 ደግሞ በ 4/29 CARE ን መጀመር ይችላሉ ፡፡ ወ / ሮ ሆልት ወደ ህንፃው እስኪመለሱ ድረስ እስከ 5/17 ድረስ በ CARE ውስጥ ይቆያሉ ፡፡
K IPL ራጃዋኒ 4/26 አዲስ ተማሪዎች 4/26 ይጀምራሉ ፡፡ የ 3 ኛ ጊዜ ተማሪዎች 4/19/19 ይመለሳሉ ፡፡ የመማሪያ ክፍል አቅም ከ 10 ወደ 23 ይጨምራል ፡፡
ኬ እንክብካቤ 4/26 አዲስ ተማሪዎች ከ 4/26 ይጀምራሉ ፡፡ የ 3 ኛ ጊዜ ተማሪዎች 4/19/19 ይመለሳሉ ፡፡
1 ኛ ክፍል IPL 4/26 አዲስ ተማሪዎች 4/26 ይጀምራሉ ፡፡ የ 3 ኛ ጊዜ ተማሪዎች 4/19/19 ይመለሳሉ ፡፡ የመማሪያ ክፍል አቅም ከ 11 ወደ 24 ይጨምራል ፡፡
2 ኛ ክፍል IPL 4/26 አዲስ ተማሪዎች 4/26 ይጀምራሉ ፡፡ የ 3 ኛ ጊዜ ተማሪዎች 4/19/19 ይመለሳሉ ፡፡ የመማሪያ ክፍል አቅም ከ 11 ወደ 24 ይጨምራል ፡፡
የ 3 ኛ ክፍል እንክብካቤ 4/19 ስድስት ተማሪዎች በ 4/19 የወ / ሮ ግላድኒን ክፍል ይቀላቀላሉ ፡፡ ሚክ ስለተመለሰ ወይዘሮ ግላድኒ ከአሁን በኋላ በአካል የሚሰጡት መመሪያ አይኖርም ፡፡ እሷ ምናባዊ ትምህርትን ትቆጣጠርና ድጋፍ ታደርጋለች ፡፡
የ 4 ኛ ክፍል እንክብካቤ
ተርነር 4/19 ለአራተኛ ክፍል የ IPL መማሪያ ክፍል የለም ፡፡ ሁለት የእንክብካቤ መስጫ ክፍሎች ይኖራሉ ፡፡ የመጀመሪያው በ 4/19 ይጀምራል ፡፡ ቃል 2 ከተጀመረበት ጊዜ ጀምሮ ተመልሰው ለመምጣት ሲጠባበቁ ቆይተዋል ፣ እናም ለትግሳቸው አመስጋኞች ነን የአራተኛ ክፍል ቤተሰቦች ኢሜል ይደርሳቸዋል