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Summer Transition

Informational Session
July 13, 2016, 6pm

District of Columbia Public Schools | Ron Brown College Preparatory High


School

Now is the accepted


time,
Not Tomorrow,
Not some more
convenient season
W.E.B. DuBois

We are Ron Brown


and WE are
ALL IN!

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Mission
RBHS recognizes the importance of
educating and developing the entire young
man. RBHS will provide a rigorous and
comprehensive college preparatory
curriculum that infuses culturally
responsive teaching and social emotional
instruction to ensure that all young men are
prepared to successfully navigate their post
high school pursuits
DistrictDistrict
of Columbia
PublicPublic
Schools
| Ron |Brown
College
PreparPreparatory
atory HighHigh
School
of Columbia
Schools
Ron Brown
College
School

Dr. Benjamin Williams,


Principal 3

Pillars
Character
Scholarship
Servants of Change

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CORE VALUES - P.A.C.E.


Peer and Adult Respect
Academic Readiness
Citizenship of RBHS
Excellence

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WHAT IS SUMMER BRIDGE?


Summer Bridge will consist of two weeks
Culture Week
Instructional Week
August 1-4 - Culture Week
August 8-11 - Instructional Week

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Purpose of Culture Week


Community
building in a
peaceful
environment
To build
camaraderie and
new bonds
To build trust
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What to wear and bring?


Bring a positive attitude
Be ready to learn as well as have a great time
Wear pants, jeans, or shorts. School T-shirts will
be provided
Shoes that you dont mind getting dirty
Suntan/block lotion if your skin burns easily

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Culture Week Venue

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Overnight Experience!!
Wednesday August 3 - Thursday August 4
On Wednesday we will have an overnight experience.
Tents and sleeping bags secured through REI
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided
On Thursday afternoon, the students will depart Sandy Spring
after lunch and return to drop off location by 2:30 PM.
Students and Staff will sleep in tents on camp grounds
Two Students per tent

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Overnight Experience Wins!


Introduction to the community in peaceful
environment
Opportunities to bond and build camaraderie
Opportunities to build trust
Opportunities to push to be your best self and
embrace your royalty

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Needs for Wednesday Night


Toiletries (Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste,
Deodorant, etc)
Wash Cloth
Towel
Shower Shoes
Clean set of clothes for the next day

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Why Instructional Week?


To meet all of
their teachers
To take all of their
Beginning of Year
Assessments
(Math, Science,
Social Studies,
and Science)
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Why Instructional Week?


Go through a
condensed
version of their
Academic Day
Learn how to
conduct self as a
Young King at
RBHS
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Schedule for Instructional Week


Students will go (on their own) each day to Emery
Professional Development Center- 1720 1st St. NE,
Washington, DC 20002 (near McKinley
Tech/NOMA Gallaudet Metro).
The doors will open every day for breakfast at
8:00 AM. Students are expected to be in the
doors by 8:25 AM.
We will dismiss after lunch, approximately 1:00
PM every day. Again, breakfast and lunch will be
provided each day.
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P.A.C.E. for Summer Bridge


P
Peer & Adult Respect

We honor one voice at a time


We learn our brothers and staffs names
We honor time
We show up dressed appropriately
We come mentally ready to engage

Academic Readiness

C
Citizenship

We help our brothers


We leave spaces better than we found
them
We show up ALL IN, at ALL TIMES
We keep our community in mind

Excellence

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Questions?
Principal Benjamin Williams, benjamin.williams@dc.gov
Assistant Principal Leslie Edwards, leslie.edwards@dc.gov
School Psychologist Charles Curtis, charles.curtis@dc.gov
Intervention Coach Patricia Odom, patricia.odom@dc.gov

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