Lafayette families are an essential part of our school community. Parents donate thousands of hours and thousands of dollars a year through three main organizations:
Home & School Association (HSA): The HSA is just like a traditional parent-teacher organization, but with a different name. The HSA is a parent-supported non-profit organization that exists to enrich the experience of Lafayette students and bring families, teachers and staff together. As the largest parent organization at Lafayette, it raises funds to support educational and enrichment programs for our students and puts on events to bring the community together.
Local School Advisory Team (LSAT): The LSAT is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DC public school. The team consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff and a community member to advise the principal on school priorities and budgetary issues.
After School Advisory Team (ASAT): The ASAT is a group of parents, school administration and aftercare and enrichment providers designed to address after-school needs and experiences. The team meets monthly during the school year to focus on issues related to planning, program offerings and feedback from the parent community.