DC Law now requires all students aged 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to stay in school. Submit a copy or photo of your student’s COVID-19 vaccination card to COVID-19 Operations Coordinator, Evelyn Marquez (emarquez@elhaynes.org).
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Unidos – Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

At E.L. Haynes, our diversity is our greatest strength, and throughout the school year, we explore the different backgrounds and cultural histories of our community. Cultural heritage months are a moment to focus our collective learning on a particular cultural heritage and highlight the students, families, and staff members who identify with that culture. 

The 2022 theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Throughout the month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, students will learn about and honor Hispanic heritage and history through class- and school-based activities. We will feature student projects and work at the cross-campus event on October 13 as part of an academic showcase. To support your child’s learning during the month, take time to ask your child about the work they are doing in school to learn about Hispanic / Latin history and culture.

Hispanic Heritage Night on October 13

We are excited to share that, for the first time since 2019, we will gather in person for a Hispanic Heritage Night celebration with families, students, and staff! Join us on October 13, from 6 – 8 p.m. to enjoy live music, an academic showcase, food from local, Hispanic-owned restaurants, and more. 

Lastly, be sure to follow our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram) for student artwork, staff spotlights, and other highlights from Hispanic Heritage Month.

Outdoor Movie Night on October 15: Coco

We will also be co-hosting a family movie night and Halloween children’s costume exchange with Petworth Peanuts, a neighborhood parent organization, on Saturday, October 15 at our Kansas Avenue Campus beginning at 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

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