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While the rest of the DCPS system hurtles cheerfully toward summer vacation, students and teachers at Strong John Thomson Elementary School near Logan Circle have been looking to June 14 with dread. That’s when DCPS officials plan to announce where Thomson pupils will be headed in September, when their school building starts undergoing a two-year renovation. Since last July, parents and faculty have pleaded with the school system to relocate the 305 students to one of several nearby public-school facilities. So far, DCPS has had other proposals—such as shipping Thomson students to Douglass Junior High, five-and-a-half-miles away in Southeast. “We wish we had more buildings available,” says DCPS Deputy Director of Facilities Sarah Woodhead. “But we don’t.” —Annys Shin