10-26-2020 - CHEC BULLETIN

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CHEC bulletin for Week of October 26, 2020
ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK - ONIGIRI ACTION
MARIA TUKEVA’S (MT) MESSAGE:
MEETINGS THIS WEEK:
All Departments and SLC’s send individual notifications of their meetings
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Monday, October 26, 2020


Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Wednesday, October 28, 2020
9:30 am - Parent Workshop (Espanol)
3:00 pm – ALT Team Meeting


Thursday, October 29, 2020
11:30 am - Parent Workshop (English)
DI Town Hal Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
Portfolio Presentations
A NET ELA Scoring Due


Friday, October 30, 2020
Portfolio Presentations


UPCOMING EVENTS
Last week I shared some challenging updates regarding a deployment of secondary staff to elementary in-person CARES classrooms.  While we remain focused on our priorities of instruction and programming for our students, we must also be vigilant to the proposed loss of resources and its impact on our school. As discussed, we stand to have 17 positions, 4 full time and 13 part-time deployed, from  all administrative and support departments of our school, including Assistant Principals, Climate staff and Deans, Office Staff, Coordinators, Attendance counselors and Tech staff.  This translates to a loss of $1,022,000 in our budget. human resources. A complete description of the impact of these losses is attached here.  Needless to say, our capacity to function at our current level will be decimated, with long term effects on student achievement and overall school progress.

As a school system and school committed to equity and anti-racism, it is incumbent upon us to advocate for equity for our students, our community and ourselves.  There is no equity or anti-racism without advocacy. Some secondary and elementary principals have gotten together, and analyzed the issues of inequity that will arise with the current elementary reopening plan and deployment of secondary staff.  Although the District plan says it’s intent is prioritizing the most vulnerable, in fact it is not.  Some elementary schools are seeing that the selection lottery did not result in the neediest students being selected. The current last minute design for staffing the elementary CARES classrooms with secondary staff,  is flawed and discriminatory in that it pits elementary and secondary schools and students against one another for scarce resources.  This will result in the effectiveness of the secondary school virtual program being crippled, the proposed in person Student Support Centers will be eliminated, and secondary schools will not be able to return in person this school year (although no one will state this officially).   No one argues that younger learners need to be in school, and they are vulnerable; however they are not more vulnerable nor do they have a greater right to an adequate education, by virtue of their age.  The case can be made that an affluent elementary student, from a two parent home, currently on or above grade level, is much less vulnerable that a ninth grade student who is SPED, or a Language Learner, and reading at a third grade level.  By virtue of his or her age and grade, this student is being denied an opportunity for more appropriate instruction in a virtual setting, or an in person instruction or experience.

With that in mind, we are calling on all staff, parents, students, and others who are in agreement with our position, to make their voices heard with the Chancellor, Mayor and all elected officials.  Please refer to the attached document above for specifics on the impact on CHEC.  This will be shared with parents via robo call.  We will also plan for an advisory lesson or circle to share this information with students. We will discuss next steps in more detail at a special ALT meeting on Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

Thank you all for your support and advocacy during this critical moment!  Together we can fight for equity for all of our students and schools! El pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido!


As we live through the pandemic, and the ongoing fight for racial justice and equity, it is clear that the extent to which all of our students are prepared to succeed in college and civic life, is our single most important consideration.  Being prepared to succeed in college requires that our students have a clear idea of what career they want to pursue, of their career choices, and of the college that will be a match for them.  It is no longer possible to obtain a job which affords one protection and flexibility during a pandemic, without significant post secondary education after high school.  The statement which one often hears,  “College is not for everyone,” simply cannot apply to any of our students.  College must be for everyone, so that everyone has an equal chance to enter a career where they can thrive, and have protections on their job.  College can be for two years, four years, 8 years or more, it can be community college, Ivy League, and everything in between.  The key is for our students to explore their career goals, find the colleges that will be a match for those goals,  and develop a plan to reach them.

This is where our Advisory program, our Guidance Program and our College and Career Program come into play. All adults in our building are advisors. We  have the structure and  opportunity to develop a deep relationship in advisory, and have in depth conversations with students about their goals and dreams.  We can then use the information, resources and personal attention  provided by our College and Career Coordinator, DCCAP advisor, and Guidance Counselors to ensure that every single student, ALL students, are prepared to succeed in college.

This week, we will be launching a tool called the Guide to Graduation, which provides a road map for students. 12th graders will receive theirs this week, and other grades will receive them later in the year.  We are continually updating the Advisory curriculum to personalize the college and career guidance to our students.  Every Advisor plays a critical role in this journey.  Thank you for all you do!


SHOUT OUTS

  • Shout out to the entire CHEC Team for a great Week 8!
  • Shout out to all in grades 6 through 10 for ANET 1 Administration!
  • Kudos to the Equity Team for meeting to discuss our advocacy efforts!
  • Kudos to Mr. Molina and Ms. Strickland for meeting with Parents last week on Advocacy Efforts!
  • Shout out to Mr. Rayamajhi, Mr. Galvan, and Mr. Molina for helping to distribute clothes from Macy’s!!


WE HAVE A RECOGNITION!
Thank you to Mr. Rayamajhi and Mr. Tobias from Mr. Pinto’s Spanish Heritage Class

On Wednesday, October 14th, in the context of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, our 4th Period Spanish Heritage class participated in a virtual Author Talk organized by the Latin American Youth Center and DCPS World Languages Office.

Our students engaged in a panel discussion with Erminia, Rosa and April, three of the authors of the book Voces sin Fronteras, a collection of short stories written by teenagers that emigrated to the US.  They mentioned that they recognized themselves in their stories and that the book inspired them to use comic and writing as a way to express their emotions and feelings. I also had the opportunity to lead one of the small discussion groups created after the Author Talk.

I want to use this message to thank Pankaj and Mr. Tobias for their assistance in book distribution. You were very helpful.

Best,
Mr. Pinto


WE HAVE A RECOGNITION!  
Ms. Emilius Chosen to Participate in the OSSE Techer Advisory Council

This week Ms. Emilius was accepted into the OSSE Teacher Advisory Council. She is excited to be a part of the committee and to be a voice for CHEC and DCPS at large. The Council is designed to aid in closing the achievement gap and improving school climate and works alongside OSSE’s leadership to ensure policies are informed by a classroom perspective.


CHEC CLOTHING EVENT WITH FRANCIS ON THE HILL

On Wednesday, October 21st CHEC and Francis on the Hill collaborated to provide clothing to families-in-need.  

The efforts of CHEC staff, Mr. Rayamajhi, Mr. Galvan, and Mr. Molina were gratefully acknowledged by the Francis on the Hill team:

Good Morning -
What an extraordinary day we had yesterday!  Once again, your team and you both personally made it all work beautifully. Thank you so much. It's such a pleasure collaborating with you.

All the very best,
Barbara, Jay, Jack, Trulie, Ed and the rest of our team



CHEC RECEIVES GRANT TO CONTINUE WHOLE SCHOOL SUPPORT FROM RESTORATIVE DC

Thanks to the proposal written by our fabulous Dean Team and the Development Office, our school has been granted continued whole school support through Restorative DC’s Restorative Justice Technical Assistance for the SY 2020.  This means that we will receive training, consultation, access to workshops, and support to continue our work in Restorative Justice.  If you would like to get involved with our RJ committee, please see any member of the Dean Team, or Pankaj Rayamajhi.


WE HAVE A RECOGNITION! HONORED TEACHERS PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES THIS YEAR!

Columbia Heights Education Campus’s great teachers deserve to be recognized! We’re proud to partner with Honored Schools again this year to do just that! Go to HonoredSchools.org to tell Columbia Heights Education Campus teachers how they’ve made a difference. Please share this with parents and students! Once recognized, teachers get an email with your recognition story and we’ll celebrate them! Last year our very own Ms. Ramirez won the Life-Changing Teacher Award and a $5000 cash award!


CHEC RECEIVES GRANT TO CONTINUE WHOLE SCHOOL SUPPORT FROM RESTORATIVE DC

Thanks to the proposal written by our fabulous Dean Team and the Development Office, our school has been granted continued whole school support through Restorative DC’s Restorative Justice Technical Assistance for the SY 2020.  This means that we will receive training, consultation, access to workshops, and support to continue our work in Restorative Justice.  If you would like to get involved with our RJ committee, please see any member of the Dean Team, or Pankaj Rayamajhi.



THE CHEC IT DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES M. CARLOS MESA
The IT Department would like to recognize Mr. Carlos Mesa for his tireless efforts in engaging parents and students in and out of the virtual classroom, and for dedicating several weeks of in-person support with technology distribution to families. Thank you, Mr. Mesa, for being a walking definition of going above and beyond!

Hamdel R. Tobias
Manager, IT Strategy and Logistics
CHEC/DCPS
INSTRUCTION:
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PORTFOLIO PRESENTATIONS

Portfolio Presentations will be occurring this week, on Thursday and Friday.  Please work with your Department and SLC to plan for the presentations in a way that students can present their work to one another virtually, and get feedback. The LTH GRASPS may be one that students decide to present.



INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR

The Instructional Calendar is a living document that houses all the major curricular requirements, assessments, and schoolwide events. The Instructional Calendar is complete for the moment, however changes may be made and will be noted.  If you have any requests for additions to the Instructional Calendar, please contact Mr. Magee, peter.magee@k12.dc.gov, or your SLC Administrator.




IMPACT UPDATES

Please refer to the DCPS Email of last week with Impact Updates, regarding number of observations. TAS will no longer be a part of the Impact Process this year.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

As a follow up to our IMPACT orientation two weeks ago, we are creating a library of practices and videos to support development on particular EP’s.  As we discussed, we are all in a learning curve with virtual instruction, and will be learning from each other throughout the year.  If you would like to share a best practice and be videotaped for the video library, please let your SLC Administrator know.

During the month of October, we will continue to conduct calibration instructional walks. If you would like to have your class visited, or visit a class for calibration, please email your SLC Administrator or M. Tukeva.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This is a new section of our Bulletin, and within a few weeks it will be populated with a calendar of opportunities. Professional Development and learning is a priority for all of us, and we are all on a new learning curve. If you would like to get involved in either providing or receiving specific professional development, we look forward to getting your feedback to our PD Survey, which will be coming out within the next two weeks.

EdTech Newsletter

In this week's EdTech Newsletter, we cover why it is time to stop using Google, ideas for preparing students for finals, and information about office hours.  

Ms. Vialpando is a new addition to office hours. She will host office hours on Thursdays from 3:30-5 pm and will assist with instructional strategies for reading and language learners. Ms. Vialpando's Office Hours link

You can find the link for all office hours on the CHEC EdTech Course Homepage Link to office hours

If you have any suggestions or questions, please let me know, mya.ferguson@k12.dc.gov.
OPPORTUNITIES:
ONE YEAR AGO - HISPANIC HERITAGE ASSEMBLY
UPDATES FROM: I ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP TEAM I SPIN SCOOTER COMPANY I SEL TEAM I OSSE  I LIBRARY I GrantED I GrantED I TYLER MANNING - FINANCIAL CONSULTANT I ELLEVATION




ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP TEAM

The ALT team is a team of educators charged with the design and implementation of our mission aligned Comprehensive School Plan. The Team is composed of all LEAP leaders, Department Chairs, Administrative Team Members, and any interested educator or staff member. We seek to involve all perspectives and voices.   All staff members are invited to attend any or all meetings.  Our work is in the four domains of the CSP – Shared Leadership, Engagement, Culture of Achievement, and Academics.  The notes can be found in the Notebook section of the CHEC Team site.  Meetings will be held every two weeks, rotating between Friday mornings at 7:30 am, and Tuesday afternoon’s at 4:00 pm.  The next meeting will be a special meeting, since we postponed last week’s meeting.  It will be on Wednesday, October 28 at 3:00 pm.   Please make your voice heard, join the ALT Team!  



SPIN SCOOTER COMPANY IN DC – UNLIMITED 30 MINUTE RIDES FOR EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

My name is Alex Davis, and I’m a Community Partnerships Associate with Spin, a shared electric scooter company operating in DC. At Spin, we’re dedicated to delivering alternative transportation services for DC residents, especially essential workers in the region. We’re excited to announce that our Everyday Hero Program is being extended to staff members in the education sector.

What does this mean? It means that Spin will provide unlimited free 30 minute rides for educational professionals. As the school year is starting Spin wants to provide staff members in the education sector the support they need to move safely through the city. Whether it’s running errands or a quick recreational break, we want to show our appreciation for the work you’re doing to help DC communities run smoothly. Eligibility is open to anyone in the education sector including but not limited to teachers, administrators, tutors, and janitorial staff.

To get the discount activated we ask all eligible employees to fill out the application form and provide their educational association identification or paystub and government ID.  

We would appreciate it if you share this opportunity with your members -- please see attached collateral to help spread the word.

 Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Best,
Alex
Community Partnerships Associate, Spin
alexander.davis@spin.pm  |  312.206.1978 | LinkedIn




SEL TEAM RECOGNIZES EXCEPTIONAL STAFF MEMBERS

The SEL Team would like to recognize exceptional staff members who go above & beyond for their efforts around supporting social-emotional learning, wellness & trauma-responsive practices within the CHEC community!

For the month of SEPTEMBER, we would like to recognize:

MS -Ms Veronica Zuccarello
"Ms Z has become at the forefront and spearheaded plenty of organizations at CHEC. One organization in particular is advisory/PLT. She made sure our students not only receive the academic support during that time (MS and HS) but collaborated with counselors, social workers, and therapist to ensure students receive the socio emotional support as well."

HS - Ms Suzanna Weiss
"For several years, Ms Weiss has been a leader at CHEC when it relates to restorative practices and training teachers to conduct restorative circles. Ms. Wiess also provides yoga as a practice for not only students but also staff on a weekly basis through CHEC's social media page. "

And THANK YOU to all each of you do every single day around the social emotional wellness of our students, parents & school staff!

We will continue to recognize you, too!
best,

The SEL Team




AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE DC OFFICE OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION (OSSE)

Good Day CHEC Educators,

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is collaborating with the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) to monitor compliance with the mandatory youth behavioral health training for educators. DBH provides this youth behavioral health training at https://supportdcyouth.kognito.com District law mandates that all public and public charter school teachers and principals complete a behavioral health training once every two years (D.C. Law 14-56; DC Official Code § 7-1131.17(b)(1)).

Those who completed the trainings in calendar year 2020 do not need to retake the youth mental health trainings this fall. However, all new and returning building administrators and teachers who completed prior to January 1, 2020 must complete the 3 required modules by December 11, 2020. This calendar year will reset the compliance cycle so that all DC administrators and teachers will be required to complete on the same two-year cycle moving forward. Compliance tracking is the responsibility of building administrators.

The attached flyers for Teachers and for school Admin provide detailed information about this requirement, how to access the trainings and monthly completion status reports for your employees.



BELL LIBRARY UPDATE:

Thanks to An Open Book Foundation, Author of Never Look Back, Lilliam Rivera will join the Bell Library on Wednesday, October 28th for What's Up Wednesday!  Last year, she brought signed copies of her book Dealing in Dreams and the Education of Margot Sanchez!

12:30 PM- 1:15 PM (10 slots available)

1:20 PM- 1:55 PM (7 slots available)

Eury comes to the Bronx as a girl haunted. Haunted by losing everything in Hurricane Maria--and by an evil spirit, Ato. She fully expects the tragedy that befell her and her family in Puerto Rico to catch up with her in New York. Yet, for a time, she can almost set this fear aside, because there's this boy . . .

Pheus is a golden-voiced, bachata-singing charmer, ready to spend the summer on the beach with his friends, serenading his on-again, off-again flame. That changes when he meets Eury. All he wants is to put a smile on her face and fight off her demons. But some dangers are too powerful for even the strongest love, and as the world threatens to tear them apart, Eury and Pheus must fight for each other and their lives.
Tor.com has the first chapters of new her young adult novel, Never Look Back, a retelling of the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice set in the Bronx, New York.
Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive preview of the cover and excerpt Never Look Back.

Events

Tuesday, October 27 | 8 PM

Wednesday, October 28 | 8 PM

Please check out the Bell High School Library website with Student, Faculty and Staff and Hispanic Heritage Month Resources and Events!

Have a beautiful week!


LINCOLN LIBRARY UPDATE:

School Library Journal Summit
I want to share with you a clip from the School Library Journal Summit that took place yesterday. Superintendents, administrators, and leadership participated in the discussion, including WTU President Liz Davis.  Ms. Davis highlighted the work of DCPS school librarians during virtual learning, including both CHEC libraries! A surprise and an honor to have our work seen and my hope is that district leaders and principals will see this clip to better understand the impact DCPS Library Programs has in our school communities, especially as we learn more about reopening plans. Thank you for your support of our library programs.

LMS Roles Spotlight: Teacher-Librarian Collaboration Ideas
Another role of a Library Media Specialist is Information Specialist. As your partner, I can help you brainstorm, develop, and curate resources to enhance lessons. Some ideas to consider:

  • Resources for research projects (all contents, singular or multi lesson)
  • Virtual Community Partners and Field Trips (all contents, PLT, singular or multi lesson)
  • One-on-one or department consultations about the resources

Lincoln Library Collection Development Input
Each year I submit a wish list to Central Office for book requests and I'd like your input! This year's focus will be on the development of the digital collection. Consider providing requests, including personal and professional development titles requests, in this form.

Digital Collections Update: Follett Destiny Discover
DCPS and Clever were able to create a short cut for Follett Destiny Discover, the platform to access the digital Lincoln Library Collection. Students and staff can add the Follett extension on their browser to then be automatically logged in for quicker access. Stay tuned for video tutorials and more information. **Reminder:** Staff access to Destiny Discover has also been updated so you can check out digital titles. Refer to last week's Lincoln Bulletin for the log in information.

Association for Middle Level Education Conference
October 23rd - 25th is the AMLE Conference with the theme "The Successful Middle School: Virtually Building the Classroom of the Future". Follow #AMLE20 on Twitter to see what resources are shared and I will also share links and resources once the conference is over. If you are attending, I invite you to join my session on Sunday at 1:40 PM - Spark and Tell: You've Got a Friend in Me: Building a Collaborative Relationship with Your Library Media Specialist.



GrantED OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHEC CLASSROOM MINI-GRANTS WILL BE CONTINUING

CHEC teachers, GrantEd will still be here to serve teachers for the 2020-2021 school year - CHEC will remain a partner school!

Last school year, GrantEd received 22 grant requests from CHEC and awarded 20 of them, for a total of $7,223.81 and they would love to continue supporting us.  Grant Ed has already started accepting applications and granting funds for the upcoming school year.

Please don't hesitate to contact Julia at GrantEd if you have any questions.

Best,
Julia Bozzolo
GrantEd Foundation, Co-Founder



DONORS CHOOSE 2020-2021

Donors Choose is a great resource for all teachers. You can receive a mini grant to support a special project or initiative.  Please see some of our recent Donors Choose grantees! You can reach out to them for support in obtaining your own grant!



MESSAGE FROM TYLER MANNING - FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Donors Choose is a great resource for all teachers. You can receive a mini grant to support a special project or initiative.  Please see some of our recent Donors Choose grantees! You can reach out to them for support in obtaining your own grant!

I hope you are staying safe! I am sure you have a lot on your mind right now as a result of this COVID-19 chaos. I wanted to inform you that as a financial consultant with AXA Equitable, one of the approved providers of the supplemental retirement plans for DC, I am doing brief phone appointments with faculty and staff to help them get a better handle on how this market volatility affects their:
1. DC Pension
2. 403b supplemental retirement plan
3. 457b supplemental retirement plan
 
If you think you may benefit from this information, I have attached a PDF that provides insightful and contextual perspective to all this craziness. If there’s another way I may be of assistance, please let me know!
 
Kind Regards,
 
Tyler Manning
Financial Consultant
Equitable Advisors
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite #250
Falls Church, VA
C: 240-688-6371




ACCESS for ELL’s, ELLEVATION, and English Language Learners

Last year’s ACCESS testing for ELL’s was interrupted by the COVID 19 shut down, however some students were able to finish all or part of the assessment.  As of September 29, these results will be on Ellevation.  Please check ELLEVATION for your students, and you will find personalized activities aligned to their language needs, by domain.

As distance learning becomes the new norm for students across the country, a lot of families are playing an increased role in the day-to-day education of their child(ren).
The home-school connections added to the Ellevation Distance Learning activities allow educators to engage family members to share in the learning process.



Check out this just released instructional activity that allows multilingual learners to benefit from educational opportunities at home.

Sincerely,
Your Ellevation Team
THE DEAN TEAM:
Hello CHEC Family!

We hope you all are well. The Dean Team would like to share a few shout outs and friendly reminders.

Teacher Spotlight:
Today the spotlight shines on two fantastic teachers Ms. Lakshmi Peddyreddy and Ms. Kathleen Ryan!

Ms. Peddyreddy is our Engineering and Mathematics teacher. She has impacted the lives of many students within her thirteen years of service at CHEC. Ms. Peddyreddy shared the following when asked what has been the impact of using restorative practices this school year. "Be a human, not a robot!" Thank you, Ms. Peddyreddy, for your commitment to your students and team.

Ms. Ryan is our 7th grade, Math teacher. She has impacted the lives of many students within her six years of service at CHEC. Ms. Ryan shared the following when asked what has been the impact of using restorative practices this school year. "Doing virtual RJ circles has helped me get to know my students this year. Remote learning is tough on all of us, but it's nice to have some time each morning to check in with my PLT students!" Thank you, Ms. Ryan, for your commitment to your students and team.

Everyone, please shine your light on Ms. Lakshmi Peddyreddy and Ms. Kathleen Ryan this week!

Student Support Forms:
Also, we have created a padlet which has the student support form and the behavior referral form. Please bookmark this padlet for future reference: CHEC Student Support Guide. Feel free to connect with the Dean Team if you have any questions.

Peace & Love,
The Dean Team

WEEKLY SPORTS UPDATE
Winter Season is quickly approaching.  Official practice begins on December 14th.  Additionally, off season in person workouts/conditioning may begin on November 1st.  To participate, student-athletes must complete participation forms online and upload current physicals for this school year.  Participations forms are available via https://www.thedciaa.com/participation-forms.  Currently, there are no DCIAA physical days scheduled, so it is imperative that potential student-athletes schedule a physical with their own doctor.  Physicals must be signed by a nurse practitioner (NP) or medical doctor (MD.  )Parents should click on the link corresponding to the appropriate level, whether middle or high school.  Online forms are also available in Spanish.  Additionally, please see the updated current team meet up times during virtual learning!  This list will continue to grow!  Also, our list of head coaches is below.  Reach out to the coaches directly if you are a student-athlete, teacher, or parent for team meet up login information or if you have any other questions. If you haven’t done so yet, follow us on Instagram @checsports.    
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Open Goal Project would like to announce its first NCAA Division 1 student athlete … a 5’3” freshman from Bell Multicultural High School in DC ... #22 for James Madison University’s women’s soccer, Ariana Reyes!

When the Open Goal Project was created five years ago, they worked to integrate players from DC into the youth travel soccer landscape. One of those players was the supremely talented Ariana Reyes, and the Open Goal Project wanted her to have every possible opportunity to grow with the beautiful game.

Working with Ariana and others to give them the opportunities they deserved, the Project began to understand the obstacles that were preventing players with such great potential from participating in the first place. Realizing the lack of opportunity was so widespread, we knew a program was necessary to affect positive change for talented player like Ariana who had been overlooked and left on the sidelines. Heartful congratulations to Ms. Reyes!
The James Madison University Women’s Soccer Team  - Bell Alum Ariana Reye – Row 2 Second from the Right

Winter Season is quickly approaching.  Official practice begins on December 14th.  Additionally, off season in person workouts/conditioning may begin on November 1st.  To participate, student-athletes must complete participation forms online and upload current physicals for this school year.  Participations forms are available via https://www.thedciaa.com/participation-forms.  Currently, there are no DCIAA physical days scheduled, so it is imperative that potential student-athletes schedule a physical with their own doctor.  Physicals must be signed by a nurse practitioner (NP) or medical doctor (MD.  )Parents should click on the link corresponding to the appropriate level, whether middle or high school.  Online forms are also available in Spanish.  Additionally, please see the updated current team meet up times during virtual learning!  This list will continue to grow!  Also, our list of head coaches is below.  Reach out to the coaches directly if you are a student-athlete, teacher, or parent for team meet up login information or if you have any other questions. If you haven’t done so yet, follow us on Instagram @checsports.    

Middle School
Baseball: Wed. via MS Teams on WUW (1st Block)
Cheer: Mon, Wed, Fri at 4:00 via Zoom
Girls Basketball/Volleyball: Wed via MS Teams on WUW (2nd Block)

High School
Baseball: Wed via MS Teams on WUW (1st Block)
Basketball: Wed via MS Teams at 4:00
Cheer:  Mon, Wed, Fri at 4:00 via Zoom
Girls Basketball: Wed at 4:00 via MS Teams
Football: Tue, Thurs at 7:00 via Zoom
Softball: Wed via MS Teams on WUW (2nd Block)
Girls XC & Track: Tue, Thurs at 5:00 via Zoom & W via WUW (1st Block)



Lincoln
Archery – HC TBD (reach out to coach A desmond.alexander@k12.dc.gov
Baseball – Carlos Mesa carlos.mesa@k12.dc.gov
Boys Basketball – Lionel Edmonds lionel.edmonds@k12.dc.gov
Girls Basketball – Constance Hanlon constance.hanlon@k12.dc.gov
Cheerleading – Aaliyah Wright aaliyahwright88@gmail.com
Cross Country/Outdoor Track – Lionel Edmonds lionel.edmonds@k12.dc.gov
Golf – Marie Erickson marie.erickson@k12.dc.gov
Boys Soccer – Rhina Merino rnmerino123@gmail.com
Girls Soccer – Andrea Lewis andrea.lewis2@k12.dc.gov
Softball – Yanerca Marte yanerca.marte@k12.dc.gov
Swimming – Samuel Burmester samuel.burmester@k12.dc.gov
Wrestling – Eduardo Reyes eduardo.reyes@k12.dc.gov


Bell
Baseball – Reiss Allen reiss.allen@k12.dc.gov
Bowling – Mya Ferguson mya.ferguson@k12.dc.gov
Boys Cross Country/Indoor Track/Outdoor Track – Mark Robinson markblaytonrobinson@gmail.com
Girls Cross Country/Indoor Track/Outdoor Track – Donzella Hartwill donzella.hartwill@k12.dc.gov  
Varsity Boys Basketball – Rodney Cook rodney.cook@k12.dc.gov
JV Boys Basketball – Mathieu Seichon mathieu.seichon@gmail.com
Varsity Girls Basketball – Rodricus Ficklin rodricus.ficklin2@k12.dc.gov
Cheerleading/Stunt – Dionne Wright dionnewright02@gmail.com
Flag Football – Ryan Duvall ryan.duvall@k12.dc.gov
Football – Daniel Tyson dnltysn@gmail.com
Golf – Ryan Duvall ryan.duvall@k12.dc.gov
Boys Rugby – Brian Mihelic brian.mihelic@gmail.com
Girls Rugby – Katherine Hanson katherinehanson17@gmail.com
Boys and Girls Soccer – Victor Molina victor.molina@k12.dc.gov  
Softball – Thomas Spoth thomas.spoth@k12.dc.gov
Swimming – Reiss Allen reiss.allen@k12.dc.gov
Tennis – Lindsey Benjamin lindsey.benjamin@k12.dc.gov
Volleyball – Mafope Alao mafope.alao@k12.dc.gov
Wrestling – Kenrry Alvarado kenrry.alavardo@k12.dc.gov

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Desmond Alexander, CAA
Athletic Director
Columbia Heights Educational Campus
Bell/Lincoln Multicultural Schools
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