Virtual Learning

September Community Challenge

As we celebrate our 15 year anniversary, we are kicking September off with a community Challenge! We are inviting you to join us in taking 150,000 steps by September 22. Be the first to reach our goal to win big! Entry fee: $5. Click below to get started! Once you pay the entry fee you will receive an email with an invitation to join the challenge.

Meal Distribution
Meals are provided every Monday for the week. Due to logistical constraints, delivery options are limited and is not available for families that live within 3 miles of the school at this time. However, we will distribute meals at the school building between 11 am and 3 pm. Please use the updated registration form to add your child’s name to our meal distribution list. Please complete this form for each (MS)2 student who will be receiving the meals by 9 am by Wednesday for the following Monday. *Please note delivery is not available for families in NW
Complete Form

Weekly emails, text messages & phone calls

Receiving our regular text messages? If not, sign up via Remind:

6th Grade: http://rmd.at/e22hfb or text the message @e22hfb to 81010

7th Grade: http://rmd.at/38dc79k or Text the message @38dc79k to 81010

8th Grade: http://rmd.at/8e3g84 or Text the message @8e3g84 to 81010

Need to update your contact information? Contact the main office, (202) 806-7725 or email info@hu-ms2.org

Starting Monday, August 31, 2020, Howard University Middle School students will begin using the Summit Learning Platform. Be sure to check out Summit and navigate through the platform. Here you can track your student’s progress.
Click below to check out the Summit Learning Demo. To view the demo, use your student’s school issued email address.
Login information for Kickboard has been sent out to parents. Please be sure to create an account. Kickboard allows you to see all things behavior, whether good or bad.
Click HERE for log-in help.
Need help logging in? Can’t find your access code? Contact Mr. Vason at lvason@hu-ms2.org

Attendance Reminder

  • School starts promptly at 8:10 am.
  • Parents will receive a notice in the event that your child is marked absent in their first period class
  • If your child is absent to school, please send a detailed note the following day and/or email stephanie.metts@hu-ms2.org.
  • Counselors will reach out if a student’s absences impact their academic performance regardless of whether or not they are excused.
Contacting Students
As we work together to navigate this new process, we want to support all parents who are trying to manage your own work schedules with your child’s virtual learning expectations. If you are not at home during the week, are working from home and/or need additional support with keeping your child engaged during virtual learning, please use this Student Contact Authorization form to share your child’s contact information and confirm that we may reach out directly to them as soon as possible. School staff will send students text reminders and/or call them to make sure they are logged in daily and getting the support they need to complete their assignments.
Sign-Up Here

Contact Counselors

6th Grade/7th Grade Boys Counselor
Troy Burton
7th Grade Girls/8th Grade Counselor
Ché Washington

Webex Tech Troubleshooting

You must bring the iPad into the school building to be reset.

  • Check to make sure you are using your school issued email 
  • Check your connection. Even if your WiFi drops for just a second, you will be kicked out.
  • In the event that you are kicked out of webex, close the app then log back in

Contact your child’s counselor for support getting added to the class

  • Only the student tablet should be connected
  • The hotspot is not designed to support
  • Contact us as soon as the iPad is damaged
    • Approval is required to receive replacement
  • Must pay $50 replacement fee (Card or Cash)

Any other issues, call the main office at 2028067725. Our IT manager will reach out as soon as possible to assess and help resolve the issue.

Parent Engagement Committee
Sign up for the Parent Engagement Committee.
Sign-Up Here

Opportunities in the Community

PAVE
PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education) is a local parent advocacy organization that helps connect, inform and empower parents to center family voice in education policy through parent leadership!JOIN US for our first VIRTUAL PAVE House meeting. In this Virtual House Meeting series we invite you to come and learn some strategies for sharing your story of why you fight for your children and help you turn it into a powerful tool to shape education policy! If you have any questions please reach Kim Gutierrez at kim.gutierrez@dcpave.org.

DATE: Tuesday September 1st
TIME: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
LOCATION: VIRTUAL via Zoom
TOPIC: Developing YOUR Story of Self as a
powerful leadership tool

Register Here

Resources

Here you can find tutorials and recorded lessons.