Welcome to SWS (digital).

We have always known that students thrive when we work together with you, the family. This isn't what we had in mind, but our commitment to our students has never been stronger! We don't have all the answers, but we are ready to partner with you school year 2020-21. 

Welcome from Mr. Burst


View our "SWS Inspired by MLK" Padlet

SWS students heard many powerful quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the book Martin's Big Words

Reopen Strong

Dear SWS Community,

Yesterday, Mayor Bowser and Chancellor Ferebee announced DCPS’ plans to reopen one classroom per grade level starting November 9th.  All information about the #ReOpenStrong plan for Term 2 can be found on the DCPS Reopen Strong website. This is the best and most up to date resource about Virtual Learning and ReOpening.

You can go to the Updates tab to find the letter from the Chancellor that was emailed to families yesterday. By accessing the Schedules tab, you will find information about the Term 2 schedule, including the FAQ for the student selection process. There is no school specific information to share at this time.  Please note that the Chancellor's letter includes a meeting link to a community information session tonight at 5:30pm. The meeting is for all members of the DCPS community - families, school administrators, teachers, and staff.  (Join us using the link bit.ly/dcpsreopenstrong on Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30pm.) 


Additionally, together with the SWS Manager of Strategies and Logistics, Shawna Friedman, I will be hosting an SWS Zoom Town Hall on Tuesday, October 13, at 8pm.  Join using this link:  


SWS Admin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: SWS Zoom Town Hall

Time: Oct 13, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 845 9751 0115

Passcode: 958189

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Meeting ID: 845 9751 0115

Passcode: 958189

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdmfcPJ6yE


If you go to the Schedules tab, you will find information about the Term 2 schedule, including the FAQ for the student selection process. There is no school specific information to share at this time.

John Burst

Principal, School Within School

Your Classroom

Your child's classroom, assignments, and other applications can be accessed through CANVAS.

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Start at Canvas everyday to mark attendance!

Follow the daily schedule for lessons, meetings, and assignments. 

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Why so many platforms? They all do different jobs. See some decoded here.


Fees, & Devices

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Sign up HERE to pick up materials from the school building. New times added!

Don't forget to bring in student fees: $70

To get a device, fill out the survey and email Shawna.


Specials & Art Studio

Don't forget to start your Wednesday with a workout video with Ms. Rachelle!

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No Transition! Students will have one live specials class each week right in their classroom meeting. Each quarter, the special class will rotate between French, PE, Library, and Music. 

Clubs! Students may attend daily (optional) specials clubs everyday!

Atelier in your home! Students will have one weekly live atelier session right in their classroom meeting. Once again, no transition!

Welcome Video: PK-K

Welcome Video: 1st-5th

Tech Support

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Passwords: Shawna Friedman

Other things: Emily Greif & Katy Allen

DC help #: 202.442.5885

Support for School at Home!

A Message from our Coaches:

If you have questions about academics, you can email us for help. We are looking forward to working with you this year!

~Tina DeAnna and Maurice Tome!

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Please make sure your child has had a full breakfast and taken care of their bathroom needs when they log onto Canvas.​

To help students prepare for a school-like setting, please ensure that they are in school appropriate attire (short, pants, shirts, dress, etc). This will help them transition mentally from a home setting to a school setting.  ​

Create a space that children can use each day as they access Canvas.  Assist them in creating this space with the proper supplies that the school has provided and ensure that materials are available each day for learning.  Children should separate their schools supplies from every day use to help build that home to school transition.

MOre Coming Soon!

DCPS links

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DC tech help #: 202.442.5885