Distance Learning

Howard University Middle School of Mathematics & Science is dedicated to supporting student through distance learning. Here you can find updates throughout the school closure with resources and materials. Our goal is to continue to enhance and support the academic growth of our scholars 

Please stay connected via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for consistent updates! 

We’ll see you next year! For all of our new & returning students be sure to complete your enrollment/re-enrollment forms. Our enrollment team is here to assist you! Please visit www.hu-ms2.org/enrollment for more information

On Friday, June 5, 2020 at 10 am, Howard University Middle School of Mathematics & Science will host their 13th Annual Promotion Ceremony. Please join us at www.hu-ms2.org/promotion as we honor our 8th grade scholars who are moving up to their next step, high school! Join us virtually as we celebrate our scholars!

Hey Scholars & Parents! We are extremely proud of the success and hard work of our Junior Bison during our transition to distance learning. As we wrap this last week of distance learning, be sure to check-in with your deans, counselors and teachers to make sure you’re on track! Let’s finish strong!

Distance Learning Resources

In an effort to balance the family responsibilities of our teachers and families, students will be expected to participate in real time learning each day from 9 am – 1 pm. 

Students should log in around 8:45 am to ensure that they are online and ready for learning starting  promptly at 9am. Participation in distance learning is mandatory. Students who do not participate will be considered absent for the day.

During this time of distance learning, it’s important that you stay organized and develop a schedule conducive to you and your scholar(s).

Below you will find a suggested schedule for each subject and student activities!
6th Grade Week At A Glance
This weekly overview will help you keep track of your child’s distance learning experience. As your student learns from home, the timing will be different than a typical school day. Below are some guidelines to help you support your child during this period.
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7th Grade Week At A Glance
This weekly overview will help you keep track of your child’s distance learning experience. As your student learns from home, the timing will be different than a typical school day. Below are some guidelines to help you support your child during this period.
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8th Grade Week At A Glance
This weekly overview will help you keep track of your child’s distance learning experience. As your student learns from home, the timing will be different than a typical school day. Below are some guidelines to help you support your child during this period.
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Student/Family Digital Engagement

Students and parents are encouraged to engage with us via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. We will post daily reflections as well as weekly challenges to check in with students and parents. 

Students should also join our Junior Bison News Google Classroom using the class code, cnqi4s to engage in daily reflections and social emotional check-ins with our support staff! 

Students and families will have opportunities to win digital prizes through both platforms.

Meal Distribution Information

We must suspend lunch service at Shaw/Howard Metro Station effective immediately. Please refer to the list of sites where meals are still being distributed to DC youth under age 18. In addition, you can visit  https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food and https://dcfoodproject.org/emergency-food-access for additional information and resources related to meals for DMV residents.

Meal Distribution Sites

View a complete list of locations serving breakfast and/or lunch to all students under the age of 18.

Mayor Muriel Bowser launched 10-weekday grocery distribution sites at District schools to help families access meals and other resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The sites are available to all families and are open Monday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Residents can pick up pre-packed grocery bags, which include fresh produce and dry goods. Groceries are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete list of food resources available for residents is available HERE.

Student Supports

Parents & students can connect daily with their deans, counselors and teachers should there be any questions or concerns. 

Please use our communication platform, Remind or connect with us via email to stay connected. 

Our social media platforms will be consistently updated, be sure to follow us!

Grade Level Deans

TitleNameEmail
6th Grade DeanMr. Vasonlvason@hu-ms2.org
7th Grade DeanMr. Georgeabimbola.george@hu-ms2.org
8th Grade DeanMs. Newtonjoyce.newton@hu-ms2.org

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Grade Level Counselors

TitleNameEmail
6th Grade CounselorMs. Butlershanise.butler@hu-ms2.org
7th Grade CounselorMs. Toranmarilyn.toran@hu-ms2.org
8th Grade CounselorMs. Washingtonche.washington@hu-ms2.org

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Community Supports During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, people all over the world have been laid off, furloughed, and asked to sign up for unemployment. We understand that this is having a major impact on families. Please take note of the city’s expanded resources during this time: 

The Department of Behavioral Health has established a 24-hour mental health hotline (1-888-793-4357) for individuals who are experiencing increased stress and anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic to talk with a mental health clinician.

Health Resources

Stay up-to-date with the latest on COVID 19, by clicking HERE.

Talking To Your Children About Coronavirus

CDC Guidance For Your Home

DC Department of Health Warm Line for Mental Health Concerns available 24/7 | 1-888-793-4357

Mental Health Supports Available
The Department of Behavioral Health has set up school mental health clinicians to have Tele-platform (Telemedicine) for their clients. Click here to see how students will be served with behavioral health services during the Public Health Emergency – Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Community-Based Organization providers are also working on securing tele-health options to provide services to those students currently on their caseloads. The Department of Healthcare Finance has allowed “home” as a place of service.  In addition, a warm line, 1-877-793-4357, has been set up for anyone to call regarding mental health concerns 24/7. This can be shared with your families. If you have questions, contact Audrey Williams at awilliams@dcpcsb.org.

Family Activities

Being stuck in the house was something none of us wanted, but why not make the best of it by spending time with the family. Here are a few activities you can do as a family:

  • Just Dance
  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Zoom Workouts: Workout with friends and family while practicing social distancing
  • Go for a walk/jog
  • Begin a family book club
  • Play board games
  • Have movie night

Social Media Activities

You can also find family activities on social media.