Welcome Washington Parents
Welcome Back to School Letter
District Technology Resources
Pay Technology Fees Online using SchoolPay
SchoolPay is an online payment tool that allows families to pay for school fees without having to make a special trip to the school or send cash or a check with their students.
Student Devices (Chromebooks and iPads) are property of Romeo Community Schools and are loaned to students for use under the guidelines of the Romeo Community Schools Technology Handbook.
Parents / Guardians are financially responsible for accidental or purposeful damage to or the loss of the Device, as well as for any costs incurred due to student's use or misuse of the Device.
If the District-Issued Device is damaged:
The fine assessed to the Parent / Guardian will be as follows:
- 1st incident - $25
- 2nd incident - $50
- 3rd incident - Full cost of repair
If a Device is lost / stolen / intentionally damaged:
- The fine assessed to the Parent / Guardian will be $200.
If your student transfers out of Romeo Community Schools:
- The device must be returned with all issued accessories, cover / case, charging cord.
- If not returned in a timely fashion, the Device and accessories may be considered stolen and result in legal action, or be required to pay $200 for replacement costs.
Paying assessed fines:
There are a few ways to make payments:
- Pay online with SchoolPay
- Send cash to school with your student;
- Send a check, made out to Romeo Community Schools, to school with your student
I don’t have internet access, what should I do?
To see if you qualify for reduced-cost internet access, please visit: Michigan Home Internet Options
Reduced Internet Programs
PowerSchool 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.
If you do NOT give permission for your child’s work or photo to be published on the school website, please print and sign Denial of Permission to Publish to RCS Website and return it to the school.
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices.
Washington maintains and follows State of Michigan school policy regarding the dispensation of medication: Any medication, whether sold over the counter or dispensed by the pharmacist, must be brought to the office by the parent/guardian. Students may NOT bring medication(s) to school.
There MUST BE a “Request for Administration of Prescribed Medication” form completed and signed by the attending physician and the parent guardian. This form must be filled out whether the medication is sold over the counter or dispensed by the Pharmacists. Forms are available in the School’s office and online at Romeok12.org. If your child has asthma, severe allergies or diabetes, asthma; allergy or diabetic management plan form MUST BE filled out and returned to the school office. All medication must be in the original container, clearly labeled with the student’s name, the dosage, the doctor’s name and phone number.
Notices & General Information
If your child is going to be absent, please remember to call the school attendance line at 586-281-2150 before 9:30a.m.
- Please give the spelling of the child's last name
- Teacher's name
- Reason for absence
The answering machine is on 24 hours a day. If your child needs an early dismissal, please send in a note to the teacher, who will forward the information on to the office. It is very important to include the child's last name on all notes and envelopes. 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 us no later than 2:30 p.m. with any changes to your child's dismissal schedule.
Allowance of bus ride changes at the end of the day is at the discretion of the transportation department, therefore all change requests must be communicated through a note to the school office in the morning. Please be sure to have a back-up plan in case transportation is unable to honor the request. NO CHANGES are allowed during the first month of school and it is possible that none will be permitted during the year.
Doctor's notes matter! While we encourage you to try not to pull students out of school for appointments, we understand that scheduling sometimes necessitates it. Any absence verified by a doctor's note is marked as excused. Please make sure to forward these notes to the office as they do make a difference in your child's attendance record.
All volunteers/visitors must enter the building through the main door into the secure lobby area. Ring the doorbell inside the lobby and front office staff will communicate with you through the intercom system. Please be prepared to show your identification in order to be permitted into the office.
If you plan to volunteer for school or classroom activities, you must fill out a volunteer form to have a background check prior to volunteering. Volunteer Release Form
Your child's teacher will communicate through Google Classroom and email. Always keep an updated email address on file to receive School Messenger Communications from the school and district. If you have not done so, be sure to opt-in to School Messenger Text Messages.
School Messenger Sign Up You can sign up for district messages via text, email, and phone.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Breakfast and lunch are available at school at a cost of $1.50 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch. If you wish to fill out an application for free or reduced-cost meals, please visit https://romeo.familyportal.cloud/
Students are encouraged to bring a full water bottle to school daily. Please label your student's water bottle with their first and last name to avoid mix-ups.
DAILY NUTRITIOUS SNACK BREAK
Students are welcome to bring a nutritious snack to school. A snack should be simple and should take no more than 5 minutes for a child to eat. Fruit, veggies, cheese sticks, and goldfish are examples of a few recommended snacks. Be aware of restrictions due to food allergies in your child's classroom (the teacher will communicate those with you).
At Washington, we believe that birthdays are an important part of a child’s life and we want to recognize them at school. Children’s birthdays are announced on our daily student broadcast, and students who are celebrating their birthday at school receive a birthday prize from the office. For students who would like to bring items to share with their class on their birthday, they are encouraged to bring a small NON-FOOD surprise to school (for example - pencil, eraser, stickers) to give to each classmate. Another idea would be to gift a favorite book to the class for the classroom library. Any food items must be store bought and individually packaged and will be sent home. Our teachers do not have the time or supplies to package treats (i.e.: bulk cupcakes) so please do not send in these types of treats. Always consult with the teacher ahead of time before sending in a birthday surprise.
While we encourage friendships outside of school, our teachers WILL NOT pass out birthday invitations unless everyone in the class is receiving one. If you are inviting a small group of children, please reach out to those families outside of school hours. Teachers will not “slip invitations” into a few backpacks. Thank you for understanding.
Toys are not allowed to be brought to Washington. Toys are a distraction and cause a variety of problems when brought to school. PLEASE, leave them at home. This includes playground balls. Students who bring these items to school for after school plans will be asked to keep them in their backpack, and items taken out will be held in the office for parents to pick up.
Cell phones and watches with cellular capabilities (Smart Watches), are not permitted for use during school hours. These devices will be taken and held in the office for parents to pick up if students are found in possession of them
ANIMALS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
In order to assure student health and safety, animals are not allowed on school property, except in the case of a service animal accompanying a student or other individual with a disability. This rule prohibiting animals on school property may be temporarily waived by the building principal in the case of a unique educational opportunity for students, provided that: (a) the animal is appropriately housed, humanely cared for, and properly handled, and (b) students will not be exposed to a dangerous animal or an unhealthy environment.
(SACC) School Age Child Care
The SACC program is offered at Washington Elementary before and after school daily from 6:30am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm.
All interested parents, or questions about SACC, should be directed to the Early Childhood Department at 586-752-0314. Washington is unable to accept SACC registration forms.
Students may not be dropped off at school prior to 8:50am. Should your schedule need a drop off time prior to 8:50am, please contact Early Childhood Services regarding SACC.
WASHINGTON SACC: 586-651-8350
School Supply Lists
SchoolPay Online Payments
Young Fives and Kindergarten Information
Staggered Start Information for the 2022-2023 school year
The staggered schedule is designed for children to become familiar with school in a supportive environment, first with a parent and then in a smaller group setting.
Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1 of a school year and live within the Romeo Community Schools district boundaries are eligible to attend Kindergarten. Click Enrollment on the District Home page for information on registering.
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Please call before 9:30 a.m.
No School (all students) - Teacher Professional Development 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMNo School (all students) - Teacher Professional DevelopmentDate: Feb 1Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMCalendar: Washington Calendar of Events
Preschool Open House 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMPreschool Open HouseDate: Feb 7Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMLocation: Portable Classroom at Washington ElementaryCalendar: Washington Calendar of EventsPrepare now for your 3 and 4 year olds to attend preschool for the 2023-24 school year by attending an open house to learn more.
58230 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48094