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WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?

8:45am-4:15pm Monday - Thursday 

8:45am-3:15pm Friday 

Students may arrive after 8:15am. There is not supervision prior to 8:15am. We suggest students arrive before 8:30am if students are eating breakfast at school.

We are an extended day school.

HOW EARLY CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF AT SCHOOL?

8:15 am on the blacktop playground.

WHEN ARE STUDENTS DISMISSED?

Students are dismissed by grade levels starting at 4:15pm (3:15pm on Fridays). All students should be outside by 4:25pm (3:25pm on Fridays).

WHO DO I TALK TO ABOUT AFTER-CARE?

For SY 20-21 there will be no after-care.

For questions about after-care, please send a message to akuei.henderson-amare@dc.gov

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Please check out the FTO page to find out how to get involved with the Family Teacher Organization (FTO) or the Support Us page to learn more about what you need to do to Volunteer in your child's classroom. 

WILL MY CHILD GET BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL?

Yes. Breakfast is between 8:15am-8:40am. Instruction begins at 8:45am.

IS THERE A UNIFORM?

Yes, purple collared shirts and khaki bottoms. The FTO will be supporting a uniform swap by collecting lightly used uniforms at the end of the year and redistributing them at the beginning of the next school year.  

Old Navy and Walmart have purple shirts as does Primary. If you purchase through Primary, you will be supporting Truesdell as 10% of all sales come back to us to help support school activities. Please use code TRUESDELL. For first time users, you will get an extra 25% off. 

WHAT CURRICULUM DO YOU USE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION?

We use the creative curriculum for early childhood. 

WHAT CURRICULUM DO YOU USE FOR GRADES 3RD - 8TH?

HOW CAN I DIRECTLY SUPPORT THE TEACHERS?

Our teachers often use donorschoose.org which is an online platform to allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects.

For a list of Truesdell's donors choose projects, please go to this link.

 

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