Welcome Washington Parents


  • Please remember to call the school attendance line at 586-281-2150 before 9:30am if your child will be absent. Please include your child’s first and last name, teacher name and reason for absence. The answering system is on 24 hours a day to receive these calls.
  • Students leaving for early dismissal, or an alternate dismissal plan from their normal routine should bring in a note to notify the teacher, who will then forward the information to the office. It is very important to include your child’s last name and teacher name on all notes.

  • If a child is riding home with another student in the school, both students need bring in a note with this information.
  • Due to the busy end-of-school day in the office, please call us no later than 3:00 p.m. with any changes to your child’s dismissal schedule.
  • A student is marked tardy if they are late from 8:58-9:28 a.m. in the morning and 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the afternoon.
  • Students coming in after these times are marked absent for the AM or PM sessions.
  • Students arriving after 8:58 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

PDF DocumentImportant Device Information

iPad (K-1):

PDF DocumentConnecting iPad 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 DocumentConnecting Chromebook to Wi-Fi

PDF DocumentStoring Chromebooks long term - Best practices
DO NOT connect your cell phone to the Chromebook!  This may cause battery failure.

Technology Handbook:

PDF DocumentRCS Technology Handbook - "Connected for Success"
PDF DocumentRCS Manual de tecnología - "Conectados Para el Éxito"
PDF DocumentFORM 7 Parent Approval to Remove the Device from School

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.


If you do NOT give permission for your child’s work or photo to be published on the school website, please print and sign PDF DocumentDenial of Permission to Publish to RCS Website and return it to the school.

External LinkCommon Sense Media helps families make smart media choices.


Food Service

Money can be deposited into your child’s lunch account at www.sendmoneytoschool.com. If you need your child’s ID number, please call the office. If you send money to school in an envelope with your child, please include your child’s first and last name, along with their teacher’s name. Checks should be written to RCS Food Service.

For more info, please go to Food Services

Medical Forms

Washington adheres to State of Michigan school policy regarding the dispensation of medication. Any medication, whether sold over the counter or dispensed by a pharmacist, must be brought to the office by the parent/guardian. Students may NOT bring medication(s) to school.

A “Request for Administration of Prescribed Medication” form MUST be completed and signed by the attending physician and parent/guardian. This form is required for over the counter and prescription medicines.

If your child has asthma, severe allergies or diabetes, a management plan form MUST be filled out and given to the school office. All medication must be in the original container, clearly labeled with the student’s name, dosage, and doctor’s name/phone number.

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
PDF DocumentAllergy Questionnaire
PDF DocumentAsthma Management Plan
PDF DocumentHealth Care Plan for Student with Diabetes
PDF DocumentStudent with Seizure Disorder Parent / Physician Questionnaire


PaySchools® is an online payment processing system that provides parents with a secure, easy and efficient method for paying district device fees.

External LinkPaySchools - Washington Chromebook Incident
External LinkPaySchools - Washington iPad Incident
External LinkWashington Clubs and Fundraising

Preschool Registration

Please print and fill out forms on our Early Childhood Services page.

School Aged Child Care (SACC)

The SACC program is offered at Washington Elementary Monday-Friday from 6:00am-9:00am and from 4:00-6:00pm. Registration for SACC MUST take place through the Early Childhood Services Department.  

While registration is available all year, if you plan to use SACC the first week of school, registration must take place no later than August 29th. Please contact Jeanine Beck at 586-752-0314 for more details. Washington’s office and classroom teachers cannot accept SACC registration forms. Thank you!

Students may not be dropped off at school prior to 8:45am. Should your schedule need a drop off time prior to 8:45am, please be sure to register with SACC.

WASHINGTON SACC: 586-651-8350

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

Student Safety

Parking & Drop Off/Pick Up:

  • Parents who are coming into school must park in a designated parking space in the front or south lots of the building.
  • Vehicles in the drop off/pick up lane must remain occupied by the driver at all times so that this line can continue to flow. This lane should remain a single line of cars.
  • If your student requires assistance getting to and from the building, please do not use the drop off/pick-up lane.
  • The north lot is reserved for bus traffic and is not for student drop-off or pick-up parking.
Please help keep students safe by following school hours for drop-off.
  • Students should not be dropped off in the lobby prior to 8:45am. Supervision for students is not available until this time.
  • Should you need childcare prior to this time, please contact our SACC program for registration



We Appreciate Your Help!

We need our volunteers at Washington and are grateful for the time you devote helping our students, staff and our building. Parent Volunteer Release forms are required for all parents who spend time helping in classrooms and in the building. Forms need to be filled out each year. 

PDF DocumentVolunteer Release Form
PDF DocumentICHAT Procedures

We realize it can be a pain to redo the form each year. Please know our motivation is the safety of our students.

Thank you for your help and your time!

ATTENDANCE LINE: 586-281-2150

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


Upcoming Events

  • 13 Nov
    • Picture Retakes 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Picture Retakes
      Date: Nov 13
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
    • Achatz Pie Order Pick-Up 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
      Achatz Pie Order Pick-Up
      Date: Nov 13
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Washington Cafeteria
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
  • 15 Nov
    • Half Day K-5/ Records Day 8:58 AM to 12:13 PM
      Half Day K-5/ Records Day
      Date: Nov 15
      Time: 8:58 AM to 12:13 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      End of 1st Tri-Semester
  • 20 Nov
    • Half Day/Teacher PD 8:58 AM to 12:13 PM
      Half Day/Teacher PD
      Date: Nov 20
      Time: 8:58 AM to 12:13 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      Teacher PD (pm)
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Parent/Teacher Conferences
      Date: Nov 20
      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
    • Scholastic Book Fair (during conferences)
      Date: Nov 20
      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events

School Hours:

Regular Day: 8:58 a.m. to 3:58 p.m.
Half Day: 8:58 a.m. to 12:13 p.m.

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