End of School Year and New Learning Materials

April 22, 2020

Dear Achievement Prep Families,

Over the past five weeks, our community has come together in incredible ways to support and care for one another, while also practicing self care.  We are so proud to be a part of such a strong and resilient network of families – we will get through this together.  

It is with deep sadness that due to COVID-19, Achievement Prep will not reopen the building this school year.  In response to Mayor Bowser’s COVID-19 recommendations, Achievement Prep will align with DCPS and conclude the school year on Friday, May 29, 2020 (SEE ABOVE AND BELOW FOR IMPORTANT DATES).  This decision was not made lightly; we understand the impact this has on our families, especially those who rely on us for essential support and services.  Every family is facing unique challenges and circumstances and our top priority is your scholar’s wellbeing.  Please review the below updates for Quarter 4 and beyond.


As a reminder, scholars are expected to complete ELA and math materials provided to date by this Friday, April 24th, which marks the end of Quarter 3 (Q3).  Any work submitted can only improve your scholar’s Q3 grade.  Scholars who do not complete and submit distance learning work by the specified timeline will not be penalized and will receive the grade they earned as of March 13th, prior to the closure.  Please bring completed Q3 materials to the school during the below pick-up windows for grading.  Refer to Q3 Grading FAQ if you have questions about grading.  If you cannot physically drop-off materials at the school, please contact us to make alternate arrangements including uploading or emailing your materials.

Quarter 4 (Q4) begins Monday, April 27th and concludes Friday, May 22nd.  Q4 materials will be available digitally beginning Friday, April 24th at will distribute hard copies of Q4 learning materials to scholars/families at the times and locations below:

WALKERS: go to the tot lot playground in front of the ES building at 908 Wahler Place SE. DRIVE UP: pull in to the school parking lot – staff will provide you with materials (no need to get out of the car).
Tuesday, April 28th – 10AM to 2PM Tuesday, April 28th – 10AM to 2PM
Wednesday, April 29th – 1PM to 5PM Wednesday, April 29th – 1PM to 5PM


Quarter 4 Resources and Important Dates

While we navigate these difficult times together, Achievement Prep will continue to support our scholars and families through already established and new supports.  We recognize that COVID-19 has caused a tremendous amount of stress for some.  We hope to offer some relief by providing the below resources:

  • Virtual Tutoring and Learning Hours, Monday – Friday, 9-11AM and 2-4PM via ZOOM
  • NEW! Motivational Mondays (Dance & Yoga Classes), Mondays, 12-12:45PM via Instagram Live (@AchievementPrepDC)
  • NEW! Wellness Wednesdays (Weight Training Classes), Wednesdays, 1-1:45PM via Instagram Live (@AchievementPrepDC)
  • NEW! Parent Wellness Workshops in partnership with AprilMay, Wednesdays, 6-7PM via ZOOM


Monday, April 27th STAFF PD DAY, No School Activities for Scholars (including Virtual Learning Hours)
Tuesday, April 28th

Wednesday, April 29th 

Drop off completed Q3 scholar work and pick up Q4 scholar materials
Monday, May 11th Quarter 3 Report Cards available for review in PowerSchool Parent Portal

If you need PowerSchool login info;

Elementary scholars: Ms. Dannah at or (202) 738-6627

Middle school scholars: Mr. Harris at or (202) 738-3455

Monday, May 18th

Tuesday, May 19th

Drop off completed Q4 scholar work
Tuesday, May 26th – 

Thursday, May 28th

Virtual Spirit Week for Scholars!
Wednesday, May 27th Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences (held via Zoom)
Sign Up info forthcoming
Friday, May 29th Virtual 8th grade Graduation

Virtual 3rd grade promotion ceremony

Last Day of School Year 19-20

Monday, August 3rd First day of school for new & returning ES scholars


The safety of our scholars and families remains our priority as we continue navigating this public health emergency together.  Therefore, Achievement Prep will not offer summer school, but will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 3, 2020, if in line with public health guidelines.  More information is forthcoming, but we want you to be prepared for an earlier start date as you begin planning for summer.

Thank you for partnering with us in this work and balancing so many responsibilities.  We will continue to update you on what the public health guidance will mean for your family and our school community. If you have additional questions, please contact us at the school:

Elementary School, 202-562-1307 or

Middle School, 202-562-1214 or

In partnership,

Achievement Prep

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