Resource Center for TFS Families, Supporters, and Staff 

Family Resources

For over 30 years, The Fishing School has recognized that education can be one of the greatest determining factors in the success of a child’s life. During this global crisis, it is our priority to continue supporting students and families virtually until further notice, and to remain agile and intentional in carrying on our mission-driven programming to our students who are at risk of potential learning loss that could have a lasting impact on our students, schools, and communities.  

A Message From Our ED (March, April, May) 

This resource center will be updated regularly with materials to continue supporting the academic growth and development of our students during the closure. Remember: stay advanced, stay engaged, stay supported, but most importantly, stay safe. We’re in this together!

TFS Enrollment 

To ensure the safety and health of our students and staff during the 2020-2021 school year, TFS 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 afterschool. Learn more about our curriculum components.

Enroll your student(s) in our after-school program!

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.

Internet & Utilities

TFS understands 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.


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.

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.Interested families who work in healthcare should click here.

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.

Additional Important Resources 

If you are interested in more ways to stay informed about COVID-19, please check out the information below!

Please continue to remain safe, healthy, and connected.  

TFS Staff