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From the Principal’s Desk

From the Principal’s Desk

Monday, June 14, 2021

Greetings Ellington Community!

I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe. Students in the Class of 2021 have completed their classes and are preparing for their graduation ceremony! This week they’ll return school property, clear out their lockers, pick up their caps & gowns, and attend a rehearsal for Saturday’s commencement festivities. Then it’s off to their next adventure … and we’ll be cheering them on!

Guidelines for in-person attendance are below. Everyone who wishes to view the graduation can do so at

Shepherding hosted a great Hike/Campfire for first-year students last week at Rock Creek Park. The next one is open to all students! It will take place from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. Participants should report to 5200 Glover Road NW, Washington, DC (off Military Road, across from SJC High School) at 3; the hike starts at 3:30. Sign up through Naviance or contact Ms. Donna Hollis at Check out some photos from last week by clicking here.

Registration is underway for what promises to be a swinging summer! The Summer Acceleration program offers academic support classes in English and Math for Ellington students who’ll be 9th-, 10th-, and 11-graders next year. The Summer Arts Camp has four-days-per-week programming for children ages 8-14 years old, with breakfast and lunch included, and optional extended daycare. Our Summer Intensives this year are offered by Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Media & Communications, Museum Studies, Theatre, and Vocal Music. Register and learn more on our website!


Monday, June 14 – Friday, June 18: Amnesty Week

  • No new work will be assigned but students must log in every day.
  • Teachers will work with students on missing assignments.

Wednesday, June 16: Hike/Campfire at Rock Creek Park

Friday, June 18: Last Day for In-Person Learning

Monday, June 21 – Thursday, June 24: Last Week of School

  • Virtual learning and mandatory attendance logins continue through June 24.
  • Students who fail an academic class will be automatically enrolled in summer school if that class is offered.
  • Students may contact teachers to address “Waiting for Submission” assignments from previous terms.

Monday, June 21: Final Deadline to Submit “Waiting for Submission” Assignments

Wednesday, June 23: Field Day

Thursday, June 24: Virtual Awards Assembly and Moving Up Ceremony

  • Last day of school for students

Important attendance reminder: All students MUST log into Canvas every Wednesday! Students can attend advisory meetings, complete assignments, or watch a lesson, but logging in every day is important for attendance records.

That’s it for now. Stay safe and have a great week!


Principal Sandi M. Logan

“Tolerance and compassion are active, not passive states, born of the capacity to listen, to observe and to respect others.” – Indira Gandhi