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Saturday May 1, 2021

9:00am-1:00pm

Are you a DCPS parent, guardian or caregiver who wants to get more involved in your child's education, school or in DCPS but don't know where to start? Join us on May 1st for the first ever Family Advocacy and Leadership Summit! The Summit is a free virtual event for families to learn about pathways to advocacy and leadership while connecting with community organizations and each other!

Visit our Welcome Booth

Lost? Need help? Have questions? Talk with one of our DCPS Family and Community Engagement staff members!

Servicio de interpretación disponible en todas las sesiones

Our Schedule

Click the buttons below each timeframe to learn more about and join the workshop or panel options for that hour. Can't stay for the whole time? No problem. Stay for what interests you and what you have time for.

NOTE: If you are logging into zoom from your phone, the password is dcps

9:00am-9:45am

Welcome

Hear from DCPS Family Engagement and listen to a panel of DCPS families about their experience as advocates and leaders.

10:00-10:45am

Families and Teachers as Partners: Advocating for your Child in the Classroom

Families will learn and walk away with strategies to build a relationship with their child's teacher and to support positive and proactive communication and interactions that support overall student success in both a virtual and in person setting.

11:00-11:45am

Building Together: School Level Advocacy

Families will learn about pathways to leadership within their school community and how to work effectively with other families to build a supportive school community in service of overall student success.

12:00-12:45pm

Beloved Community: District Level Advocacy and Engagement

Families will learn about various pathways in and outside of DCPS to become active in the education advocacy and connect with families across difference to find common goals and solutions that are fair and equitable.

Join these organizations for Office Hours!

Join these organizations and DCPS offices from 10:00am-12:00pm to get answers your questions or concerns!

DCPS Office of Integrity

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The Office of Integrity (OOI) is a one-stop shop available to support parent and student complaints, grievances and matters of concern expressed by DCPS stakeholders in achieving effective and timely resolution of issues and better serve our DCPS students and families.

DCPS Division of Specialized Instruction

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The world of special education can seem complicated and overwhelming at times. It’s important for parents of students with special needs to understand special education, as well as their child’s progress, so they can be the best possible advocates for their child.

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Carlos Rosario Public Charter School

The Carlos Rosario School delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy.

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Children's National

ADHD & Learning Differences Program

Advanced Tools for Organization Management (ATOM) Program
A program focused on promoting organization, time management, and homework skills for middle school youth who may struggle with attention or organization difficulties. We are looking for parents and middle school students to participate in our advisory panel to co-develop a program to support organizational/homework strategies in middle school.