District Heights Elementary 
    2200 County Road
    District Heights, MD  20747

    Phone: 301-817-0484 : Fax: 301-817-0561

    "Home of the Pandas"

    Marlowe Blount-Rich, Principal

    School Hours: 7:45 a.m. -1:55 p.m. 

    School Uniform: Mandatory   

    Grades: Pre K- Grade 5 

    Mascot: Panda  



    Charoscar Coleman, Instructional Director

    Dr. Denise Greene, Associate Superintendent

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  • Announcements

    • Uniform Policy

      All students must be in compliance with the DHES uniform policy. Navy blue pants, shorts, jumpers and skorts are required. Light blue shirts are required. Black or brown shoes must be worn. No open toe shoes or sandals are permissible. Thank you for your cooperation in advance..

    • Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

      To celebrate the students who have earned at least 80 blue Panda Paws during 1st quarter, they will be invited to participate in a Movie & Popcorn activity on Friday, November 1st. These students received Paws for being Prepared, Respectful individuals with integrity and Determined to Excel . All students will have opportunities to redeem their Paws throughout the school year. Please encourage your child(ren) to show their Panda PRIDE everyday in order to continue to earn their Panda Paws.   PBIS Shout Out :  Congratulations to Grade 4 for improving their attendance to 97%! Keep up the good work!

    • Cafeteria Updates

      The cafeteria will be serving breakfast from 7:30 am - 7:45 am daily

    • School Hours

      SCHOOL HOURS :   School begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 1:55 p.m.   Remember, to receive the full benefit of the instructional program at District Heights Elementary School, it is important to be present and on time every day.   Please do not send your children earlier than 7:25 a.m. because they are not supervised.   

    • Student Agenda Books

      STUDENT AGENDA HANDBOOKS :   Students Agenda Handbooks will be required to assist with home-school communication, time management and goal setting. Agenda Books will be distributed during the first week of school.

    • Student Homework

      HOMEWORK :   Homework is assigned nightly.   Parents are requested to help their children, by establishing some homework guidelines and cooperating with the teachers in seeing that the assignments are completed.

    • Student Attendance

        ATTENDANCE :   Your child should be in school on time and in classes every day.   Time lost from instruction can    never be regained simply by doing make-up work.   Illnesses and emergencies are excused absences.   A complete attendance policy is available at www.pgcps.org .   In addition, your child’s teacher will discuss attendance during their grade level back to school night. Students cannot be expected to perform in a satisfactory manner if they are not present for instruction.   It is imperative that students arrive on time daily.   DISTRICT HEIGHTS DOES NOT OFFER CHILDCARE BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL! TEACHERS ARE REQUIRED BY CONTRACT TO RECEIVE PLANNING TIME BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL AND CAN NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENTS BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL HOURS.    

    • Student Supplies

      SCHOOL SUPPLIES :   Students should come to school prepared with the necessary supplies every day and ready to learn. Enclosed you will find a detailed supply list so that your child can start the year with all required items.