Press Room

DELAYED STATUS TODAY – Thursday, 11/15/18

Due to inclement weather, Richard Wright Public Charter School will be operating on a delayed status this morning. All staff must report by 10:30am. All students will report by 11am. Please be safe in your travels. Thank you. 


The Powerschool Parent/Student Portal is now available for viewing of real time grades. Emails were sent to parents with information needed to access your student’s current grades and attendance through Richard Wright’s Parent Portal. You will be able to securely view real-time student attendance, grades, detailed assignment descriptions, and even personal messages from the teacher. Please visit the […]

Welcome INFO for New and Returning Students SY18-19

The first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year is quickly approaching. Our entire school community is very humbled yet excited about this year’s possibilities. We would like to take a moment to thank you for your cooperation and diligence in meeting the necessary deadlines for enrollment. If there is something listed that needs […]

Kids Ride Free SY18.19 and Distribution Events

Kids Ride Free Distribution Events Beginning October 1, 2018, students will no longer be able to use their DC One Cards to access public transportation. Students who use Metrorail, Metrobus, or the DC Circulator to get to and from school and school-related activities will need to obtain a new Kids Ride Free SmarTrip card. Get Your Card Early Students can attend one Kids Ride Free SmartTrip card distribution […]

RWPCS Closed Today, Thursday, March 22, 2018

Due to inclement weather, RWPCS is closed today. Please be safe and stay warm. Thank you.

URGENT:RESPONSE NEEDED BY 3/30/18:::SY2018-2019 Re-enrollment Available ONLINE NOW!

Richard Wright PCS Parent/Guardian, Richard Wright PCS is kicking off its Re-enrollment Season for the 2018-19 School Year, starting March 1, 2018 and ending March 30, 2018. You may go to the link here “Admissions”, scroll down to RE-ENROLLMENT, and click to re-enroll your student. Completed online forms will be sent automatically to Richard Wright PCS. Please […]

RWPCS Closed Friday, March 2, 2018

Due to the intense and high winds, and concerned for staff and student travel, RWPCS will be closed Friday, March 2, 2018.

Delayed Opening Wednesday, 2/7/18

RWPCS will have a delayed opening due to the inclement weather and low temperatures. Students are to arrive to school by 11am. We hope for safe travel to school!

Delayed Opening Tuesday, 1/30/18

Due to sub 32 degree temp in a few areas of students, RWPCS is taking precaution and having s delayed opening for students. All students are to arrive for school by 11:00am.

Richard Wright PCS Engaged in the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) Accreditation Process

As an educational community constantly seeking ways to develop, grow, and improve in our educational responsibility to our students, families, and our entire community, Richard Wright has engaged in the peer-review model of accreditation with the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). The accreditation process is a voluntary and reflective one through […]


Additionally, this public notification and all informational materials about the school or institution’s nutrition programs must contain the following Non-Discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are […]

The Library of Congress Teen Board/Book Club Experience
Good Partnerships Broaden Horizons

Richard Wright’s partnership with the Global Scholars Foundation (GSF) program has been exemplary. The partnership was formed as a result of meeting with the H Street Development Corporation (HSCDC). HSCDC introduced Richard Wright to the Global Scholars Foundation who prepares students for college and the world through a yearlong program that culminates in an all-expense […]