An Introduction to The Fishing School
Parents, to best understand what your child will experience during their time at The Fishing School, please watch this short video explaining our programs:
Parent Orientation – Important TFS Policies
In order to ensure the safety of our students, we have developed several policies and rules that are important for families to know. We ask that all parents and guardians of The Fishing School students watch the following video and sign the included form acknowledging your understanding of the policies in place.
The Fishing School Enrollment
To ensure the safety and health of our students and staff during the 2021-2022 school year, The Fishing School will follow guidance from the National Center for Disease Control, the DC Department of Health, DC Public Schools, the Deputy Mayor for Education, and other sources regarding virtual, in-person, or hybrid regular school and afterschool programming. We have adapted our program to be accessible so that we are prepared to serve our students regardless of format. Designed to both bridge the academic achievement gap and build life skills, this program keeps kids safe and learning daily after school.
Need to make a change to your student’s existing enrollment information? You can request changes by submitting an Amendment to the Registration form.
Distance Learning Resources
On March 16th, 2020, public schools in the District of Columbia closed, causing our afterschool programs to be suspended. Rather than ceasing operations, we focused on equipping our staff and engaging our students and parents virtually. It is important for our students to not be at risk of learning loss during this time. Below, you’ll find information on accessing free online learning tools during distance learning.
- Digital Library
- Newsela Student Friendly Newsource
- Learning A-Z Literary Resources
- PebbleGo Curriculum Connected Research Tool
- Capstone Interactive eBooks
- DCPS Distance Learning Lessons
Internet & Utilities
We understand that, while it is important for our students and parents to be engaged, accessibility may be a barrier to engagement. Below, you’ll find discounted/free services to access internet and data whether you and your child are at home or on the go, in addition to utility assistance.
- OCTO: Free, convenient, citywide Wi-Fi hotspots
- Free Comcast Internet Service for Eligible Families
- Xfinity Free Public Hotspots
- Utility Bill Assistance (Water, Electric, Gas)
The DC community is committed to supporting student nutrition during school closures Below, you’ll find information on how to access: emergency food access, meals for children under 18, comprehensive meal sites, senior citizen grocery delivery, and more.
- District Food Resource Hub (Senior Meals, Free Groceries, etc.)
- KIPP DC: Meals to all children under the age of 18
- DC Gov: Comprehensive Meals to all children under the age of 18
- DC Food Project: Emergency Food Access
Emergency Child Care
The Office of the State Superintendent for Education is providing emergency childcare for healthcare employees. This includes physicians, nurses, nurses’ aides, custodians, etc. who work in a medical facility. The service will be provided at no cost to families with a child care subsidy. If you or a family member works in healthcare, more information is available on the OSSE website.
Health & Wellness
COVID-19 doesn’t affect one, but all. During this time, it is critical to remain safe and healthy. Below, you’ll find comprehensive information about the extended benefits available during their COVID-19 outbreak, information on how to contact health clinicians for any questions/concerns, and information on mental health support.
- Public Testing for COVID-19 Sites
- District’s COVID-19 Hotline for Homebound Residents in Need of Food and Essential Items Support
- Health Link
- DC Medicaid
- Department of Behavioral Health
Additional Important Resources
If you are interested in more ways to stay informed about COVID-19, please check out the information below.