DCPS wants to make sure you know about resources available from the school district and the city to support the well-being of your child and family. Learn more here.

  • Free Meals for Students: All DCPS students are eligible for healthy and nutritious, free breakfast and lunch every day at school, and certain schools also offer supper and snacks as a part of their after school programs. You can learn more at dcps.dc.gov/food
  • Guide to College and Career: The DCPS Student Guide to Graduation, Career, and College is an individualized document that provides students and families step by step guidance on graduation, college, and career pathways. 

    Parents and guardians of 12th graders should check their mail or log into the Aspen Parent Portal to see your child’s transcript, graduation progress, and next steps to reach their goals. All families are also invited to join DCPS tonight at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual event on getting ready to apply for college and understanding the financial aid application process. Register online here. 
  • School-Based Health Centers: High schools students enrolled at seven DCPS secondary schools and their children are eligible to visit their school-specific School-Based Health Center (SBHC) to receive comprehensive primary care services all year long. Each health center offers medical, oral, social, and mental health services. Locations, hours, and more information are available at dchealth.dc.gov/service/school-based-health-centers
  • Rental Assistance with STAY DC: Before October 27 at 7:00 p.m., District renters can submit applications for rental assistance at stay.dc.gov or in-person at application clinics throughout the city. Applicants can call the STAY DC Call Center at 833-4-STAYDC for support. 
  • Language ServicesDCPS helps ensure families receive the proper translation and interpretation services so families can meaningfully participate in their child’s education. Over-the-phone interpretation is available in more than 240 languages. Learn more here.  
  • Kids Ride Free Cards: DCPS students can ride the Metrobus, Metrorail and Circulator while traveling within the District at no cost. KRF cards are available for pickup at schools. 
  • Curriculum Guides & Family Activity Resources: Support your child’s learning at home with grade specific guides from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Understand what your child will be learning in school and strategies to support their learning goals, and access family activities to complete together.  
  • Technology Support and Internet Access: Bookmark dcpsreopenstrong.com/resources/technology to review education technology resources for students and families. From help accessing Canvas to learning how to get free high-speed Internet access at home, the page is a one-stop-shop for all things tech and DCPS. 
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