Please review the following methods of communication to and from Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS.


Google Group (Listserv)


The school regularly sends updates, reminders, and information via the Google Group. This is also a forum where parents can share information with each other. To sign up click on the icon below or:


1. Go to

2. Search for “EW Stokes School”


3. Click on “Apply for membership”

Send Word Now



In cases of emergency or extremely time sensitive information, the school will send a message via Send Word Now.


During annual registration, parents/guardians indicate their preferred method of contact for these messages: phone call, text message, e-mail, or a combination of all three.


If your method of preferences or contact information changes, please contact Fresia Cortes:



The Stokes School Newsletter is published on the last Friday of the month in English, Spanish, and French. It can be found on our website.


If you have chosen to receive a paper copy, it will be sent home with your scholar on Fridays. 

Attendance & Truancy


Parents/guardians are required to notify the school on all days when students will be absent.


Notification can be made by email, written note, or by calling the school at 202-265-7237 by 8:00am.


Emails should be sent to  


PTA at Stokes School



The overall purpose of the Stokes Parent Teacher Association is to supplement and assist Stokes families, faculty, and staff in their efforts to optimize the learning and social environment for Stokes scholars.


If you have questions or concerns regarding communications at Stokes School contact:

Iyana Turner

Communications Manager 



BROOKLAND CAMPUS  3700 Oakview Terrace, NE  |  Washington, DC 20017  |  202-265-7237

EAST END CAMPUS  5600 East Capitol Street, NE  |  Washington, DC 20019  |  202-975-2100

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