Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Dear school community,

Happy Juneteenth from Shepherd. Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that DC will recognize Juneteenth on Friday, June 18. We celebrate the values of Juneteenth which include freedom, history, and joy, and we also reflect on the ongoing fight for racial equity and social justice that continues to this day.

DCPS will be closed tomorrow in celebration of Juneteenth. Our school will be closed with no in-person or virtual instruction. Moving up events planned for Friday will be rescheduled. Our celebration of Ms. Johnson will still take place from 4:00-5:00 pm tomorrow out in front of the school.

To read more about DCPS’s reflections on Juneteenth and our commitments as a school district, read today’s message from the Chancellor.

I wish you a day of community and reflection in honor of this historic moment, as we come together as a nation to recognize the significance of Juneteenth.