Alice Deal Open Houses: 3/18 and 4/29

5th Grade Families – HERE WE GROW!  Visit Alice Deal Middle School for one of their open houses. You will meet current Deal Middle Schoolers, connect with Principal Neal for a welcome and FAQ session, and participate in a Student Guided Tour.  This is a great opportunity to see what’s happening at Deal. Open House is from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tours will gather at the door to the far left when facing the front of the building (6th grade main door).

  • Saturday, March 18
  • Saturday, April 29

Preparing for Middle School:

  1. DCPS Enrollment: begins on April 1st, 2023 and can be completed online ( or in-person at Deal.
  1. Deal’s Language Course Selection:  once you have enrolled, proceed to choose your language preference at
  1. Summer RISE Program: Deal will host RISE, its summer bridge program for incoming 6th graders, in July 2023.  Students must be enrolled at Deal to participate in RISE.  Your student’s RISE week is assigned alphabetically by last name.  Program runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Monday through Thursday.

    Please see links below to register.  Space at RISE is limited.  

For questions, please reach out to Ms. Gathers, 6th grade assistant principal ().  Please be advised that Ms. Gathers will follow up on emails about RISE and future students weekly. 

  1. Popsicles with Principal: Saturday August 19th, 2023
  2. 6thGrade Orientation: Friday August 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon