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District Students, Parents Prepare for Annual Public School Fair

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The annual public school fair of Washington, D.C., also known as EdFEST, is scheduled to take place at the D.C. Armory on Saturday, December 14.

Organized by My School D.C., the festival gives attendees the opportunity to explore the city’s public school options (PK3 – grade 12) for their children, and meet with representatives from District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools.

The event is aiming “to help you make informed choices” ahead of the public school lottery for the 2020-21 school year. The lottery application opens on Monday, December 16, 2019.

The fair runs from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. and it is free to enter. Children and those under 18 will get to enjoy free boxed lunches provided by D.C. Central Kitchen between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Flu shots and vaccines are also available at EdFEST for youth and adults offered by Safeway Pharmacy and KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

In addition, you can benefit from “key educational information, including a section dedicated to ‘Special Education in the District’ where families can speak with representatives from agencies that support students with disabilities,” according to the event brief.

During the event, interpretation in American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French will be available at the venue.

For further information, you can visit www.myschooldc.org/events/edfest.

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