Thanksgiving Update from Jessica

Dear Sheridan Families,  This week offers a time for important reflection. As I think back on this past year, I’m filled with a profound sense of gratitude for our community. Even with masks and physical distancing, the exuberance our students have for school is unmistakable, and our campus is filled with the sounds of laughter … Read more

Share Love, Not COVID-19

Just one more reminder to abide by the recommendations from the District of Columbia and the CDC related to holiday travel/gatherings and alternative ways to share Thanksgiving gratitude with loved ones. We understand the sacrifices this requires, and we are grateful for our community’s partnership in keeping each other healthy. P.S. In case you need a refresher, here’s … Read more

Complete DDEI and Middle School Head Hiring Surveys

We would love your input as we launch our searches for a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a new head of our Middle School. Please go to the surveys below and share your thoughts by Wednesday, December 2nd. Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey Middle School Head Survey If you have any … Read more

Dec. 2nd COVID Testing Registration

During the month of December, we will conduct COVID-19 testing on campus for students and staff. The testing is mandatory for anyone who will be on campus. The testing dates are December 2, 10 and 18. If your child participated in the testing on November 13th, you will NOT need to fill out any forms ... Read more

Welcoming Two New Teachers

Please join us in welcoming Meylin Allen and Rickey Hill to our Middle School teaching team. These two terrific teachers will be joining us in the coming weeks. Meylin Allen Meylin will be teaching 5th, 6th and 8th grade math after Thanksgiving. Meylin was most recently a high school math teacher at Berrien Springs High ... Read more

Schedule Adjustment—Returning to Hybrid, 1/11

Schedule Adjustment—Return to Hybrid, 1/11/21 Hello Sheridan Families,  It's been wonderful to welcome our students and staff back to campus today—so many smiling faces!  I'm writing this afternoon with an update to our plans for returning to school in January as a result of changes to DC's travel guidelines. New DC travel guidelines As you ... Read more

Parent Ed: Race, School Culture and Anti-Racist Parenting Support, 12/15/20

(Posted 11/16/20) Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 15th, at 8pm, for this special virtual Parent Ed conversation with Rosetta Lee and Cornelius Minor. Cornelius and Rosetta will discuss raising anti-racist kids, engaging in courageous conversations and building inclusive communities. Made possible by the Sheridan Parents Association, attendees will learn new ways to engage across … Read more

COVID-19 Cases Update from Jessica, 11/11/20

Hello Sheridan Families, Thank you for your patience and understanding this week as we addressed the three reported cases of COVID-19 in our community. We are very happy to share that DC Health’s investigation found no risk of community transmission from the two faculty/staff cases, nor the student case. In reaching their decisions, the investigators … Read more

New DC & Sheridan Travel Requirements

On Monday, November 9th, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser updated the District’s travel rules for local residents returning from hot spots, and visitors coming to DC. Below we share the new rules and their impact on our policies at Sheridan. Hot spot travel The District’s new rule, in effect as of Monday, 11/9, gives local residents … Read more

COVID-19 Testing — Friday, 11/13/20

To establish a baseline for our community, we have scheduled mandatory COVID-19 testing for students and staff for this Friday, November 13th. Any student or staff member who will be on campus for any reason (e.g. hybrid learning, athletics, outdoor class participation) must take part in the testing. Test Registration To undergo testing on Friday, ... Read more