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Anacostia SHS Technology Request

Please use the link below to schedule your 15minute resource pick-up appointment:
Anacostia SHS Virtual Main Office
Virtual main office

The Anacostia Virtual Main Office is open to all students via Teams. Click on the Channel that you need support with and someone will join you to assist.Click here to access the Anacostia Virtual Main Office.

School calendar

The calendar below includes general school virtual classes, school events, and virtual events information.

To join a virtual period by period meeting:
- use this link: DCPS Canvas
- your username is: student ID#
- your password is your 6-digit birthday: MMDDYY

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August 18, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, William Haith, as the Principal of Anacostia High School. My passion for molding and shaping the future of students has been shaped through 18 years in education.  In each of those years, my goal has been the same, to ensure that all students are achieving excellence, love their school, and enjoy learning.

Anacostia is an exciting place where students can express themselves through academics, athletics, and the arts.  We take pride in getting to know each one of our students and their families.  We aim to educate the whole child by acknowledging their unique needs and stories and equipping them with self-advocacy skills. 

It is the shared belief that student success is the goal of every staff member at Anacostia HS. We are prepared to offer time and support in any area needed. I ask for your support and active participation in this effort by joining our PTA and supporting the vision and mission of Anacostia HS

I am truly thrilled about the potential that exists at Anacostia and I feel confident that together we can equip our students to successfully compete in our global community. We know this year will offer some challenges, but in our partnership with our students and parents, we are prepared to overcome them. I look forward to a great school year! 


Wiliam Haith 


Please review the accompanying documents to ensure a smooth start to the school year!

Distance Learning School hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Instruction begins at 9:00 a.m.)

The first day of school for students is Monday, August 31, 2020Class Meetings will be held at 9:00 am. All students are to logon to their respective Class Team no earlier than 9:00 a.m. Please do not allow your child to logon before this time.

The links to each Class Team (Class of 2024, Class of 2023, Class of 2022, Class of 2021) can be accessed on Anacostia’s website at https://www.anacostiahs.org/. Your class is determined by the year that you are expected to graduate high school (4 years from the first year you entered high school).

A statement regarding the distribution of electronic devices:

Anacostia HS has devices available for loan to 9th-12th graders. We will have several dates that your student can pick-up devices. Please review the information on pick-up dates below for our Welcome Back Kick-Off and RSVP on our website at https://www.anacostiahs.org/.The website will allow you to reserve your appointment time for technology pick up and complete our technology survey so that we can provide you the specific support you need. We will also reach out by phone, email, and social media.We will ensure that you have all the support you need to start strong!

Please review the Distance Learning Platforms Overview document for directions on how to access important digital platforms. You are encouraged to practice accessing these sites before the first day of school. Information will also be posted on our website www.anacostiahs.org. 



  • Student schedules will be available on Friday, August 28. Please log on to ASPEN to access an electronic version or contact your grade level counselor below:

Grades 9 and 10

Chermine Trotman – [email protected]

Grades 11 and 12

Jessica Schimmerling – [email protected]

, Enrollment, & Attendance

Enrollments & Aspen Log-In

Jocelyn Coleman – [email protected]


DeYanah Luckey – [email protected]

Technology Support

Please contact your grade-level point of contact below if you need support with online platforms.

Grade 9

Adrian Moten –[email protected]


Terrence Knox –[email protected]

Grade 11

Barrington King[email protected]

Grade 12

Jason Lane[email protected]

Technology Hardware Requests & Repairs

Ajibade Da Silva –[email protected]

Library Media Specialist & Technology Lead

Nia Nicholas –[email protected]