Distance Learning

Howard University Middle School of Mathematics & Science is dedicated to supporting student through distance learning. Here you can find updates throughout the school closure with resources and materials. Our goal is to continue to enhance and support the academic growth of our scholars 

Please stay connected via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for consistent updates! 

Distance Learning Resources

In an effort to balance the family responsibilities of our teachers and families, students will be expected to participate in real time learning each day from 9 am – 1 pm. 

Students should log in around 8:45 am to ensure that they are online and ready for learning starting  promptly at 9am. Participation in distance learning is mandatory. Students who do not participate will be considered absent for the day.

During this time of distance learning, it’s important that you stay organized and develop a schedule conducive to you and your scholar(s).

Below you will find a suggested schedule for each subject and student activities!
6th Grade Week At A Glance
This weekly overview will help you keep track of your child’s distance learning experience. As your student learns from home, the timing will be different than a typical school day. Below are some guidelines to help you support your child during this period.
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7th Grade Week At A Glance
This weekly overview will help you keep track of your child’s distance learning experience. As your student learns from home, the timing will be different than a typical school day. Below are some guidelines to help you support your child during this period.
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8th Grade Week At A Glance
This weekly overview will help you keep track of your child’s distance learning experience. As your student learns from home, the timing will be different than a typical school day. Below are some guidelines to help you support your child during this period.
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Student/Family Digital Engagement

Students and parents are encouraged to engage with us via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. We will post daily reflections as well as weekly challenges to check in with students and parents. 

Students should also join our Junior Bison News Google Classroom using the class code, cnqi4s to engage in daily reflections and social emotional check-ins with our support staff! 

Students and families will have opportunities to win digital prizes through both platforms.

We were ready. All of our children had devices at home. Our teachers planned their lessons like they do on a regular basis. We created an online lesson schedule to support all students. On the first school day after school closed, 87% of our children accessed the Summit Learning platform. That percentage has increased to 92% daily. 

Students are completing assignments, content assessments and collaborating with their teachers and each other. 

Mayor Bowser issued a “Stay-at-home” order to enforce the social distancing requirements and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the District. Following the instructions of Mayor Bowser and the governors of Maryland and Virginia, our building will no longer be open for technology pick up and device troubleshooting. Please continue to reach out to your child’s counselor with any connectivity issues that you may have and we will do our best to address them.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Take care and stay safe!

Our Head of School, Mrs. Kathryn Procope speaks on, “Parenting: Keeping the kids, calm, educated and entertained In the face of COVID-19.” Be sure to tune in and gain some insight on how to move forward during this time!

Share with all parents!

Meal Distribution Information

We must suspend lunch service at Shaw/Howard Metro Station effective immediately. Please refer to the list of sites where meals are still being distributed to DC youth under age 18. In addition, you can visit  https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food and https://dcfoodproject.org/emergency-food-access for additional information and resources related to meals for DMV residents.

Meal Distribution Sites

View a complete list of locations serving breakfast and/or lunch to all students under the age of 18.

Student Supports

Parents & students can connect daily with their deans, counselors and teachers should there be any questions or concerns. 

Please use our communication platform, Remind or connect with us via email to stay connected. 

Our social media platforms will be consistently updated, be sure to follow us!

Grade Level Deans

Title Name Email
6th Grade Dean Mr. Vason lvason@hu-ms2.org
7th Grade Dean Mr. George abimbola.george@hu-ms2.org
8th Grade Dean Ms. Newton joyce.newton@hu-ms2.org

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Grade Level Counselors

Title Name Email
6th Grade Counselor Ms. Butler shanise.butler@hu-ms2.org
7th Grade Counselor Ms. Toran marilyn.toran@hu-ms2.org
8th Grade Counselor Ms. Washington che.washington@hu-ms2.org

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Health Resources

Stay up-to-date with the latest on COVID 19, by clicking HERE.

Talking To Your Children About Coronavirus

CDC Guidance For Your Home

DC Department of Health Warm Line for Mental Health Concerns available 24/7 | 1-888-793-4357

Mental Health Supports Available
The Department of Behavioral Health has set up school mental health clinicians to have Tele-platform (Telemedicine) for their clients. Click here to see how students will be served with behavioral health services during the Public Health Emergency – Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Community-Based Organization providers are also working on securing tele-health options to provide services to those students currently on their caseloads. The Department of Healthcare Finance has allowed “home” as a place of service.  In addition, a warm line, 1-877-793-4357, has been set up for anyone to call regarding mental health concerns 24/7. This can be shared with your families. If you have questions, contact Audrey Williams at awilliams@dcpcsb.org.