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School Resources and Updates during COVID-19

We are committed to supporting student learning through various distance learning platforms during the citywide response to COVID-19. This page will be regularly updated with learning materials and other resources that support our Warriors’ academic growth and development. Check back here and follow TMA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the most up-to-date news.

DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE

March 17-19: Distance learning for all students

March 20: NO SCHOOL

March 23-April 10: Distance learning for all students

April 13 – April 17 : TMA Spring Break for students and teachers

April 20 – April 24: Distance learning for all students

MEALS
We continue to offer meals to any youth (including but not only TMA students) Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 2 pm at the main building.  ATTN: parents can now pick up multiple meals for children, at least 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches per child at a time while supplies last (and sometimes more depending upon availability).  Contact Nora Moore at nmoore@tmapchs.org if you have questions.

DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN

All student assignments will be shared through Google Classroom. Students will receive instructions from their teachers.
Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents
Google Hangouts Tutorial for Students
Student Internet Guidelines
INTERNET ACCESS
During the COVID-19 response, we are asking that any family without conductivity to reach out to Comcast is offering two months of free internet to eligible families. To apply to visit the following website: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19. The turnaround for this service is about 3-5 days.
TECH SUPPORT
For questions and technical issues, please email Ms. Moore at  nmoore@tmapchs.org or call (202) 563-6862 x181.
CONTACT US: (202) 563-6862

FAQ 

How will my child receive instruction while schools are closed? 

TMA team meets weekly to prepare materials for your student’s instructional during this distance learning period. These activities will be available through Google Classroom. 

What if we do not have internet access? How will my child receive lessons through the online platform? 

Please call TMA if you have technology needs. Our team is working to ensure students have access to electronic devices or reliable internet access. 

Comcast’s Internet Essentials (IE) program is offering families who meet certain criteria two months of free internet service in response to COVID-19 related school closings. The fastest way to take advantage of the two-months free offer is to sign up from your smartphone, tablet, or computer at www.InternetEssentials.com.

How will IEP services be delivered?

 Staff will provide students with disabilities, to the greatest extent possible, all special education and related services in their IEP and will work with individual families and IEP / 504 teams to create plans appropriate for each student. Please contact Ms. Roberts if you have any question at eroberts@tmapchs.org

How does the change impact the 3rd Quarter? 

Third-quarter grades were submitted last Thursday. Those grades will be available soon. If you have specific questions regarding grades, please contact the teacher and Mr. Zaki azaki@tmapchs.org.

How would my child be fairly graded if the school does not reopen?

Students are being graded on engagement, effort, and accuracy of the review lessons that they are being provided. All students must be putting in the energy and attempting to complete the assignments. If more support is needed, students are encouraged to reach out to their teacher, Mr. Zaki azaki@tmapchs.org or Ms. Mays mmays@tmapchs.org.

Is there a plan in place for how students will be taught, we need to extend any longer?

As we get new updates, we will share them on our website, text, and email and adjust the extended learning plan, which will be shared at that time too.

Will students be able to move up to the next grade?

We will review and assess students based on their performance and engagement in the course. We will review our promotion policy if this COVID crisis is extended past our expected return in late April.

What about PARCC?

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which has oversight for summative learning assessments in DC schools. DC will not take the assessments this spring.

Will the Class of 2020 have Prom and Graduation, and what happens to Senior Dues?

We are continuing to monitor progress on the situation and will remain in compliance with Mayor Bowser’s directives. However, we recognize the need to celebrate all of our students, especially our Senior Class. We are working through solutions and will continue to keep you updated as we have them.

What if my child is a senior and still needs Community Service hours?

TMA leaders are working with the District to develop virtual options for receiving Community Service Hours. The leaders are focusing efforts on seniors in preparation for graduation. If you have companies that have virtual opportunities available for our students, please share with sstewart@tmapchs.org or zames@tmapchs.org. We will post some virtual community service options for your students to consider. Please check this site frequently.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

List: Where DMV area students can get free meals during the COVID-19 shutdown

Mental and Emotional Support

The Warmline
The warmline is the Department of Health’s number for schools who have school based DBH clinician(s).  Mental health professionals at the DC Department of Mental Health Warm helpline 1-800-961-8528 – are available to speak with students to:
  • Get help with problem solving
  • Discuss concerns
  • Determine if additional mental health or other types of services are needed
  • Request printed materials about preparing for emergencies and how to handle one’s emotions related to COVID-19.

If you are thinking of harming yourself, please call

  • National Suicide Preventions Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741

Mental Health Crisis concerns/Concerns to self or others, call

  • Access HelpLine: 1-888-7WE-HELP or 1-888-973-4357

Resources to assist with anxiety or behavior challenges at home

Homelessness or Transition Living

Email Ms. Buchinski at tbuchinski@tmapchs.org

Talking with Children about Coronavirus

DC’s Department of Health

Center for Disease Control

STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR SY 2020-21

Student registration for SY 2020-21 was scheduled to open on April 1, 2020, and close on May 1, 2020. The start date is currently delayed due to current concerns around COVID-19. Student registration includes completing all required TMA enrollment documentation, providing proof of DC residency documentation, and submitting an unexpired DC Health Certificate and DC Oral Health record. We will communicate information on the new registration window to families by mail and email in the coming weeks.