Welcome Washington Parents



If your child is absent due to illness, doctor/dentist appt, etc., please remember to call the school attendance line at 586-281-2150 before 9:30 AM…..please give us the child’s name, teacher’s name, and reason for absence. The answering machine is on 24 hours a day.

  • EARLY DISMISSAL: If your child needs an early dismissal, please send a note to the teacher, who will forward this information to the school office.
  • If a child is riding home with another student in the school, please send in a note with this information also.
  • Due to the busy end-of-school day in the office, please call in any changes to your child’s dismissal schedule no later than 2:30 PM.

A student is marked tardy if they are late from 8:59-9:29 AM in the morning and 1:00-1:30 PM in the afternoon.

  • Students coming in after these times are marked absent for the AM or PM sessions.
  • Students arriving after 8:59 a.m. must report to the office prior to going to class.
  • If you pick your child up early and do not have them return after an appointment, they will also be marked absent for the AM/PM session if you pick them up before 11:32 in the morning or 3:25 in the afternoon. 
  • A student who is picked up one to 30 minutes prior to dismissal will be issued a tardy for that part of the day. A student who is picked up 31 or more minutes prior to dismissal will be marked absent for that part of the day.

District Technology Resources

iPad (K-2):

PDF DocumentConnecting to Wi-Fi  How to connect the student iPad to Wi-Fi outside of school.  Please follow these instructions so that district iPad apps will work properly at home.‚Äč


PDF DocumentWhat is a Chromebook?

PDF DocumentDevice Fees

PowerSchool Portal:

PDF DocumentPowerSchool Parent Portal Instructions
The Parent Portal gives parents the ability to view their children's grades, attendance, and other school information securely via the Internet.

Technology Handbooks:

PDF DocumentRCS Technology Handbook - "Connected for Success"
PDF DocumentRCS Manual de tecnología - "Conectados Para el Éxito"

iPad Accessories:



PDF DocumentEmergency Care Plan
PDF DocumentEmergency Care Plan Spanish
PDF DocumentEmergency Medication Plan - Food Allergy
PDF DocumentEmergency Medication Plan - Insect Sting Allergy
PDF DocumentFood Allergy & Anaphylaxis Instruction Sheet
PDF DocumentRequest for Administration of Medication to Student
PDF DocumentRequest for Self-Possession Self-Administration of Medication


Anyone planning on volunteering in the building, attending a classroom party or a school field trip will need to complete and submit the District ICHAT Volunteer Release Form and a copy of your driver's license at least one week prior for approval.

PDF DocumentVolunteer Release Form
PDF DocumentICHAT Procedures


PDF DocumentDenial of Permission to Publish to RCS Website
PDF DocumentDesmentido de Permiso de Publicar


PaySchools - Online Payment Processing:

External LinkPaySchools - Washington Chromebook Incident
External LinkPaySchools - Washington iPad Incident

RCS Departments:

Early Childhood Services
Food Services
Special Services

School Communications:

External LinkSchoolMessenger InfoCenter
InfoCenter allows you to personalize communications from your school or district into one centralized feed.

Online Safety:

External LinkGoogle for Education

External LinkCommon Sense Media


School Supply List

PDF DocumentSchool Supply List

This is a list of suggested school supplies for the beginning of the school year.

Student-Parent Handbook

ATTENDANCE LINE: 586-281-2150

TRANSPORTATION: 586-752-0267
WASHINGTON SACC: 586-651-8350

Upcoming Events

School Hours:


Regular Day: 8:59 a.m. to 3:57   p.m.
PLC Day: 8:59 a.m.  to 2:40 p.m.
Half Day: 8:59 a.m. to 12:09 p.m.


Washington Elementary 58230 Van Dyke Washington, MI 48094 (586) 781-5563