Students and Families

Welcome Families!

 

Thank you for entrusting your daughter to us. Our goal is to collaborate with you and your daughter to help her achieve her goals. 

 

We will communicate regularly with you throughout the year, by sending home weekly "Communication Folders" on Wednesdays, hosting regular "Report Card Pick-Up Nights", and through the online ParentPlus Portal. Your daughter will also be assigned an advisor who will be a key advocate for your family. 

 

We also encourage you to be an active participant in your daughter's education by attending school events, monitoring her progress, and communicating openly with WSG teachers and staff. 

 

In the spirit of courageous women, let us have a blessed school year!

-Deanna McCall 

Family Relations Coordinator

General Information
 
School Fee

The cost per student at WSG is approximately $18,000 per year. The Development Office works hard to seek funding from numerous foundations and generous individuals who provide scholarships for WSG students. All families must pay $25.00 per month towards this amount or $300.00 per academic year. Families with multiple students in the school will pay according to the following sliding fee:

 

2 students

$480 Annually

3 students

$540 Annually

4+ students

$600 Annually

  

THEARC families contribute a $30 activities fee in August to help offset some Extended Day expenses. This fee is to be paid to your student’s advisor during the family re-enrollment meeting, prior to the first day of school.

 

In all cases, parents/guardians are expected to pay a monthly fee of $25.00, and to provide the complete school uniform. The monthly fee is due by the 5th of every month. A late fee of $5.00 will be assessed after the 5th, making the amount due $30.00.

 

During the school year, students may be asked to contribute toward the cost of some extracurricular activities such as field trips, educational and book supplies, and school celebrations. These costs will be made known through the weekly Communication folders.

 

Any exceptions to the above or requests for deferred payments must be made to the Head of School or Campus Administrator at the student's campus.

 
Weather Policy

In all cases, please refer to the Prince George’s County Public School System for information on whether WSG will be open. WSG follows Prince George’s County weather decisions. However, if the situation presents that WSG is in session and Prince George’s County schools are not, we would then follow Elizabeth Seton High School. In this case, faculty, staff and students are not expected to report.

 

When there is a weather early dismissal, the Extended Day activities are cancelled. This is to be sure that students can get home before conditions worsen.

 

For school updates:

Radio Stations:                                              TV Stations:

            WPGC- 95.5                                        NBC-4

            WKYS- 93.9                                         ABC-7

            WTOP- 103.5                                      CBS-WUSA-9

 

School Closing Hotline:

            (301) 952-6000 – listen to options; select school status report

           

Website: www.pgcps.org

WSG Global Service Program
 

WSG Global Service Program

 

Dear WSG Families,

 

Over the last few years The Washington School for Girls has worked to expand the spirit of service and community within our school. This year we are excited to roll out our Global Service Program. Under this program we are expanding our current 6th Grade Service Learning to cover our 7th and 8th graders as well. The service program will include three different phases:

 

1. Teacher Planned/Led – 6th graders

 

This service program will continue the long lasting partnership between WSG, The Maret School and So Others Might Eat (SOME). 6th graders will rotate twice a month in their advisory groups to perform hands on service with 6th graders from Maret at SOME.

2. Student Planned/Teacher Supervised – 7th graders

 

To complete this program 7th graders will need to complete the GoLead 30 Hour Service Learning Course and plan their own service learning project. 7th graders will have three opportunities to complete this requirement throughout the year. A GoLead club will be offered in both the fall and the spring. 7th graders not enrolled in either club will be able to also meet this requirement during the spring Intersession. Completion of this program will be factored into their final Extended Day Grade.

 

3. Student Driven – 8th graders

 

8th graders will complete at least 10 hours of community service at a site off-campus of their choosing, but approved by WSG, no later than May 1st. The service should be meaningful and community orientated. 8th graders will need to complete their 10 hours of service before being invited to participate in the end of the year graduation activities. Families seeking assistance with identifying service opportunities for their students should contact Mr. Kitchen for help.

 

Goodness and generosity are two of WSG’s core values. This program will encourage all of our students to live up to these values by doing good for themselves and their community as well as exhibiting a spirit of generosity. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mr. Kitchen at jkitchen@wsgdc.org or 202-678-1113 ext. 108.

In the Spirit,

 

Kelley Lockard                                               

Assistant Principal 

 

Joseph Lynn Kitchen Jr.

Director, Out of School Learning &

Volunteer Services

DC One Card
 

DC Residents are eligible for transit subsidy through the DC One Card program. The DC One Card enables students to ride the Metro Bus for free. 

You can find full instructions here: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/school-transit-subsidy-program

Because WSG is a private school, you must complete the online application and then apply in person at a DC One Card service location. 

Minors under age 18 must apply in person with a parent, legal guardian or Agent of the State.  Parents/Guardians/Agents must present proof of their own identity and present one of the following valid and original documents (must include minor’s date of birth) to provide evidence of their relationship to the minor applicant. 

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-Minor’s Birth Certificate with parent name

-Adoption Decree with adopting parent name

-Court Order establishing custody of minor

-Ward of State Letter for Minors from Government Agencies

You may call the DC One Card Helpline at (202) 727-6030.

Public Notification - School Lunch Program

 

Families whose household’s gross income is within the free or reduced limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines must complete a Free And Reduced-price Meal (FARM) Application. We serve lunch and snacks for free to all students. Contact: civory@wsgdc.org, 202-678-1113 ext. 102. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

District of Columbia Human Rights Act

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC official code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:

 

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or ohr@dc.gov.

 

Washington School for Girls

THEARC Campus / 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020 / Phone: 202-678-1113 / Fax: 202-678-1114

The VIEW Campus / 1604 Morris Road SE, Washington, DC 20020 / Phone: 202-678-1714 / Fax: 202-678-5422

EIN: 52-2031849