As you prepare your child for a successful start to the new school year, be sure to review the important reminders below for elementary school students (Grades pre-K to 5) and secondary school students (Grades 6-12).
In order to complete enrollment, your child’s school must receive the following required health forms. (If you have an upcoming medical appointment where these forms will be completed, please provide written confirmation from your medical provider of this appointment.) Immunizations must be current to attend school.
These health forms are part of the Complete Enrollment Package.
Need health or dental insurance? You may qualify for Medicaid or subsidized health insurance. Visit dchealthlink.com for more information.
Visit the Health & Wellness section of DCPS.dc.gov to review our services. Complete the following forms prior to the first day of school.
DCPS offers nutritious, appetizing breakfasts and lunches each school day; and, most schools also offer a light supper or snack to students attending DCPS after-school programming.
For the 2014-2015 School Year, 77 schools have been certified for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows all students at those schools to receive free lunch. School breakfast, after-school snack and after-school supper are free for all students. For students attending schools not listed under the CEP, households must fill out a Free and Reduced Meal (FARM) Application to be eligible for free lunch. As of Oct. 1, 2014, all students in non-CEP schools who have not submitted an application will automatically be required to pay for lunch meals. Learn more about our school meals, pricing and special accommodations.
The first week of school for PK3 and PK4 students is known as Early Childhood Transition Week (ECTW). This year, ECTW will begin with home visits from Aug. 25-27. PK3 and PK4 students will not go to school on these days. Your child’s teacher will reach out to you and set up a time to meet with you either in your home or community. Then, on Aug. 28 and 29, children will come to school in two small groups according to last name:
DCPS partners with the DC Department of Health (DOH) to offer free, voluntary chlamydia and gonorrhea screenings once a year at each high school. HIV testing is also offered at select high schools. Before each screening event, schools send home specific information about the services being offered to students. Please review these services and be prepared to discuss this screening with your child in advance of the screening.
Join fellow DCPS parents at the our annual Beautification Day. This event offers the perfect opportunity to get to know other families and the staff at your child’s school. Volunteers will be cleaning, gardening and painting at schools throughout the District. Register online now, or volunteer as a site manager for a school and help spread the word!