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Important Parent Forms for SY 2024-2025 

Admission Form - The Admission Form is for NEW students who have already been accepted through the lottery. When completed, email the form to: or  


Re-enrollment Form - The Re-enrollment Form is for RETURNING students. When completed, email the form to: or Parent forms can be found here!


At Roots, we celebrate Black people and our culture 365 days a year. We are happy to celebrate our elders and acknowledge the contributions of our ancestors that have come before us to lay the foundation of cultural pride. We have a lot of fun and educational activities planned for this month and hope that you are able to join us. This month, we honor Frederick Douglass who once said that “power concedes nothing without a demand.” Let us keep that in mind as we find ourselves in the midst of an election year. Let us be reminded that there is power in numbers and strength in unity. Together we can win! ~ Mama Rasheki


  • On Monday, April 1st – Summer Program Enrollment Forms are now available. There are limited spaces. Submission deadline is Tuesday, April 30th.

  • On Friday, April 5th – Grades K-5 will attend a Science presentation on the ‘Human Body’ with Baba Darryl in the Multipurpose Room.

  • On Friday, April 5th – Re-Enrollment Forms are due (Returning Families Only)

  • On Friday, April 5th – There is no Before Care or After Care provided on this day.

  • On Tuesday–Friday, April 2nd-5th – CLASS Observations for Pre-primary

  • On Thursday, April 4th – School Visit by DCPCSB’s Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Walker-Davis

  • On Monday, April 8th – Grades K-5 will engage in a Solar Eclipse Viewing at Kennedy Street location

  • On Friday, April 12th – Professional Development Day (SCHOOL CLOSED for Students)

  • On Friday, April 12th – Ujamaa School Anniversary Dinner, 7pm-11pm

  • On Saturday, April 13th – National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Grades 2-5 will participate in the festival with S.I.T.Y. Stars Academy (this event is optional).

  • On Monday–Friday, April 15th-19th – Spring Break (SCHOOL CLOSED)

  • On Tuesday, April 16th – DC Emancipation Day (SCHOOL CLOSED)

  • On Monday, April 22nd – Earth Day

  • On Thursday–Friday, April 25th-26th – Field Trip to the National Museum of Health and Medicine
    (Grades K-1st on the 25th and Grades 2nd-5th on the 26th)

  • On Saturday, April 27th – Enrollment Saturday from 9AM-12PM (New and Returning Families)


  • EVERY FRIDAY students have the option of wearing their school uniform or African Pride attire/positive African images such as a freedom fighter or culturally empowering messages.

  • On the LAST FRIDAY of each month (April 26th), the students have the chance to help their class win a pizza party. The class with the most students dressed in traditional AFRICAN GARB wins!



  • PAC meetings are scheduled on the last Thursday of each month.  The next PAC Meeting will be held in-person on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30pm.  We will discuss upcoming events, questions, concerns, and ideas you may have in mind.

  • All committee chairpersons are required to attend the meetings and all parents are encouraged to volunteer on PAC committees.  Offer your skills; let us know your plans to help the school. 

  • The annual PAC membership fee, $65.00 (per family) is due on Sunday, April 7th.  Payments can be made through CashApp ― $pacroots.

  • NOTE: On-site childcare will not be provided. Light refreshments will be served!



Are you creative, have strong ideas, and want to spearhead PAC-sponsored activities at Roots PCS?


The PAC Committee is currently in need of a leadership team. If you are an active parent interested in a leadership position with PAC, please notify Mama Rasheki at the front office (


Roots Covid-19 Safety Policy (SY 2024-2025)
(In-person Instruction)

  1. Students and staff will be screened each day before entering school.

  2. Failed screening or getting sick during the day will constitute non-admission until well or negative test is shown.

  3. Students will be in separate cohorts, keeping intermingling to a minimum.

  4. Students and staff will wear masks throughout the day except when eating.

  5. Students and staff must bring a negative test result every Monday to be admitted.

  6. Students and staff will wash hands frequently.

  7. Disinfecting will be done throughout the day.

  8. The school will has upgraded HVAC filters.

  9. There are portable air filters for each class area and restroom.

  10. We have water coolers and throw away cups.

  11. When a student, staff, or cohort test positive they must be quarantined for five days and return on or after the sixth day with a negative test result.

  12. Close contacts within the class may Test-To-Stay (TTS) if they test negative at that time and when retested two days later also test negative.

  13. All staff must be fully vaccinated.

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