Stokes School’s operating status and COVID procedures are based on the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and guidelines from the DC Health Department and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Please contact our Parent Engagement Coordinator if your family needs support.
Rental assistance is available through a number of organizations.
Joyful Market at our East End Campus and other DC sites.
Neighborhood mutual aid networks.
If you would like to contribute to our family aid fund, please click here.
Daily COVID Procedures
No student, staff, or community member should come to the school if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms.
Before arriving to the school, all adults must complete the online health form. A member of operations staff will take the temperature of all students and staff before they may enter the building. Scholars will be escorted to their classroom by a member of staff. You may view a video of arrival procedures for Brookland or East End. Families will drop off and pick up their scholars from outside; no additional persons will be allowed inside the building.
Meals and Recess
When possible, students will eat outside. When this is not possible due to weather or other factors, students will eat at their desks in their classrooms. Recess will take place in small groups to avoid crowding.
Inside the Building
Staff will enforce 100% mask use, social distancing, and hand hygiene. Students will visit restrooms as a class cohort to avoid the mixing of groups. Staff will perform cleaning of high-touch surfaces on a regular basis throughout the day. Students may remove their masks during outdoor activities.
All students and staff will participate in PCR pool testing on a weekly basis. Nasal swab PCR testing is performed through the CDC's Operation Expanded Testing.
For several years, Stokes has used the LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention) program for reading intervention and Bridges program for math intervention. Students are selected for those services based on school-wide assessment testing and teacher referral. These small group programs are administered through the Student Support Team (SST) and led by existing Stokes teachers and staff, often scholars’ grade-level teacher. Using student data from this school year, we will begin Bridges and LLI programs earlier in school year 21-22 than we would under normal circumstances.
We are actively recruiting additional language interventionists and planning for how we will serve an increased number of students across both campuses compared to prior years.