School Uniform Sale

Upcoming Uniform Sale with Risse Brothers Uniforms

We are excited to announce the two upcoming uniform sales with Risse Brothers Uniforms! This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase high-quality school uniforms at great prices. The sale will take place from Wednesday, July 14th – 20th and July 24th through Saturday, July 27th, 2024.

Sale Details:

  • Dates: July 14th – 20th & July 24th – 27th, 2024
  • Location: Risse Brothers Uniforms
    9700 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Suite B
    Lanham, MD 20706
    www.rissebrothers.com
  • See the flyers below for more details and discount codes.

Risse Brothers Uniforms offers a wide selection of items, ensuring that you can find everything you need for the upcoming school year that meets our school’s uniform guidelines.

Why Shop at the Sale?

  • Special Discounts: Take advantage of exclusive sale prices available only during these four days.
  • Quality Assurance: Risse Brothers Uniforms are known for their excellent quality, ensuring that uniforms last throughout the school year.
  • Convenience: One-stop shopping for all your uniform needs.

How to Participate:

  1. Visit the Risse Brothers School Uniforms store or their website during the sale dates.
  2. Browse the selection and choose the necessary items for your child’s school wardrobe.
  3. Enjoy the special sale prices and make your purchase.

We encourage all parents to take advantage of this sale to ensure your children are prepared and dressed for success when the new school year begins.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the sale!

 

 

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Get Your Child Vaccinated at a School Based Health Center!

School Based Health Centers are now open to the community for routine pediatric and COVID-19 vaccinations until August 25, 2023. Students age 3 and older can receive all school-required vaccinations, including the COVID-19 vaccine. For adolescents 12 years and older, COVID-19 is now required for school attendance. Parents/guardians are welcome to get their COVID-19 vaccines too! Vaccine appointments are available at School Based Health Centers for all students, regardless of where they are enrolled. To make an appointment, call the number at the location nearest you, or use the QR code on the attached flyer to schedule an appointment online.

Be sure to make your appointment soon because limited spots are available. Your child will need a second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine 3 weeks after the first dose.

Consent forms will be provided at the appointment.
Please contact the SBHC where you would like to schedule your appointment with any further questions regarding consent.

Open to serve you at the following locations:

School Health Center at Anacostia High School
1601 16th Street SE Washington, DC 20020
(202) 724-5529
Operated by MedStar Georgetown University

School Health Center at Ballou High School
3401 4th Street SE Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-3843
Operated by Children’s National Hospital

School Health Center at Cardozo Education Campus
1200 Clifton Street NW Washington, DC 200009
(202) 727-5148
Operated by Unity Health Care Inc.

School Health Center at Coolidge HS and Ida B. Wells MS
6315 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
405 Sheridan Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20011
(202) 847-4077
Operated by Mary’s Center

School Health Center at Dunbar High School
101 N Street NW Washington, DC 20002
(202) 724-4086
Operated by Children’s National Hospital

School Health Center at Roosevelt High School
4301 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20011
(202) 727-6333
Operated by MedStar Georgetown University

School Health Center at H.D. Woodson High School
540 55th Street NE, 20019
(202) 724-2287
Operated by Unity Health Care Inc.

These programs are funded wholly, or in part, by the Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, Community Health Administration.
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GGA New Cell Phone Policy Effective November 22nd, 2021


Dear Parent(s)/ Guardian(s) and Student(s),

Girls Global Academy is committed to creating a school culture where students are able to uphold our four pillars: Sisterhood, Scholarship, Safety and Service. In order to ensure that GGA students are able to receive uninterrupted learning time; effective Monday, November 29th, 2021, there will be a change in our cell phone policy and procedure. 

Our current mobile cell phone and electronic devices policy states “Mobile (cell) phones, iPads, smart watches, or other electronic devices are not allowed to be used during the instructional day. If a student brings a cell phone to school, it must be kept in their locker.” Unfortunately, this has not been upheld and has been detrimental to our school culture.

Listed below are the reasons for this change: 

  • Reducing social stress and anxiety 
  • Maximizing classroom learning and instructional time 
  • Promoting face to face interaction 
  • Decreasing digital misconduct resulting in student altercation
  • Encouraging appropriate phone and technology usage  

Please read the new policy change attached to this email. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter!

Together,

GGA Leadership Team

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Girls Global Academy hosted a Sisterhood Virtual Summit for Women’s History month in March. The purpose was to spotlight women that are making a difference in our community, to provide opportunities for dialogue on topics that impact girls and women, and to give students space to share projects they are passionate about.

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Uniform and Dress Code Policy 2020-2021

Students are expected to wear a GGA uniform top at all times within the building. However, choice is important so any of these tops are acceptable.

Uniforms

  • Polo Shirt – Dark Purple or Black
  • GGA T-Shirt – Dark Purple (any shirt that has a GGA logo)
  • GGA White Short or Long Sleeve Dress Shirt

Optional Uniform Tops:

  • GGA Sweatshirt GGA Zip Up Fleece Sweater

PE and Athletics Uniform:

  • GGA Athletic Shorts
  • GGA Athletics T-Shirt (We provide these uniform items)

Girls Global Academy Dress Code:

GGA’s Co-founders believe that it is important to engage parents and students about what the uniform should look like at GGA. See additional information in the FAQ. Our goal is to provide simple guidelines to ensure students are ready and prepared for school. We reserve the right to adjust this dress code to ensure our attention is focused on what matters – your student’s education. We will also expect students to dress up to a higher level when they represent GGA in the community.

 

Where can I get uniforms?

GGA has contracted with a uniform vendor Risse Brothers. All uniforms are available for purchase online https://www.rissebrothers.com/ and can be shipped to your home. In addition, uniforms can be purchased in person at their facility: 9700 Martin Luther King Jr Highway Suite B, Lanham, MD 20706. (301) 220-1985

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Special Announcement: GGA on Civil Unrest

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

Angela Y. Davis

Over the last few days, recent events have revealed frustration, pain, and inequities over the tragic and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This is on the back of the many others, like Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, that have lost their lives or faced the trauma of institutional racism.  It created a host of emotions and actions across the country and right here in Washington, DC.  Last week reminded us and continues to remind us that hate- filled actions have no place in a world where we seek, inclusion, kindness and liberation.

At Girls Global Academy, our focus is on educational justice to ensure that girls have access to opportunities to actualize their dreams.

We know that systemic barriers continue to exist on our path to equity in achievement gaps, STEM and business gaps and life outcomes.  This is not separate from pay inequities, which is not separate from food insecurities, which is not separate from health care gaps, which is not separate from forced childhood marriage, which is not separate from domestic violence, which is not separate from police brutality, which is not separate from the impact of the pandemic, which is not separate from the criminalization of girls of color in schools.  These are reminders that there is still work to do so that we, together, can build and fight for the future that our girls deserve.  

We are building a school based on positive systems that affirm individual identity and uplift our school community.  Our students can explore what is possible and create a path to obtain it.  If we are to be true to our vision of creating leaders that influence change for global benefit then we must begin to have the dialogue about issues that will have an impact on our students both inside and outside of our physical school structure. 

Our mission is to foster pathways to lead and learn so that our school community feels empowered.   We want to give voice to what happened and how it impacts a school community.  Therefore, we continue daily to uphold our pillars.  

Safety: We commit to providing safe spaces to discuss and cultivate mental wellness and self- care because we value people.

Scholarship:  We continue to host and join forums for our founding students, families, and staff to dialogue on issues that matter.

Service:  We stand with people that work to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression.

Sisterhood:  We honor and celebrate our identity and connection to the local and global society. 

The GGA leadership team wanted each of you to know that You Matter and look forward to you joining us to ensure that we are creating pathways for our students to lead and learn maximizing each student’s unique potential.

Here is a resource to support conversations with students at 6:00 pm this evening through Common Sense Media.

Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in a World of Nonstop News 

Together,

Karen Venable-Croft, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Girls Global Academy

Shayne Swift, Co-Founder and Principal of Girls Global Academy

Beth Blaufuss, Board Chair of Girls Global Academy