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From the Principal’s Desk

From the Principal’s Desk

Monday, January 11, 2021

Greetings Ellington Community!

I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe! DCPS continues to move toward resuming in-person instruction for Term 3, but we need input from our families.

If you haven’t done so already, please complete this survey to help us determine your student’s Term 3 schedule. Our final plan for Term 3 will be determined by survey results. (Note: This survey is unrelated to our Student Support Center, which is limited to select students based on need.)

The Ellington Building Readiness Checklist and information below details the standards we’re enacting for health and safety. Here is the current reopening calendar:

In other news:

Ms. Nicole Leonard no longer serves as Chair or an instructor in the Technical Design & Production department and is no longer an Ellington employee. We appreciate her faithful service to the community and we wish her well in all future endeavors. Ms. Robin Harris now serves as TDP’s Interim Chair and she can be reached via email at Furthermore, Mr. Thom Woodward will serve as the primary contact for TDP parent concerns; he may be reached via email at

Applications are open for the Winston Art Scholarship/Frank Wright Awards, which offer $14,000 in prizes. The art works must be original, two-dimensional, and created by traditional methods. Photographs, computer generated imager or computer digital painting and three-dimensional works are not permitted. Click here for the requirements; click here for the application. The deadline is Feb. 1.

The deadline to submit entries for Artists v. Hate: Standing Up for Humanity has been extended to Feb. 5. The DC Office of the Attorney General and Project Create designed this competition to generate dialogue in and outside of the classroom about taking a stand against hate and standing up for the common humanity we all share. Click here to submit your artwork.

That’s it for now. Thank you for your attention, stay safe, and have a great week!


Principal Sandi M. Logan

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize,
accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde