Welcome Washington Parents

All student devices and chargers were to be returned at the end of the 2020-21 school year.  If you have not returned your child's iPad or Chromebook, please email technology@romeok12.org to make arrangements to return their device. 

Thank you.

If you need your District-issued device repaired, please email:  Technology@romeok12.org

PDF DocumentTechnology Fees

PDF DocumentImportant Device Information
PDF DocumentInformación IMPORTANTE del dispositivo

PDF DocumentInstalling School Apps onto iPads
PDF DocumentConnecting iPad to Wi-Fi

PDF DocumentChromebook Updates
PDF DocumentControl microphone volume on your Chromebook
External LinkConnecting Chromebook to Wi-Fi

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

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.


PDF DocumentWashington Parent Medication Letter

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 PDF DocumentRequest for Administration of Medication to Student form MUST be completed and signed by the attending physician and parent/guardian. This form is required for over-the-counter and prescription medicines.  Forms are available here and in the school office.

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 DocumentPlan de Atención de Emergencia
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

PDF DocumentTUTOR LIST 2020-21

Attendance is expected and is recorded on in-person school days as well as remote learning days at home.  Beginning January 11, 2021, elementary classroom teachers will be taking attendance twice daily - once at student arrival and once after 12:00pm. Students need to be present at both attendance periods to be considered present for the full day of school.  This is the procedure for all elementary school students, both those attending in-person days and online.


All Cohorts: If your child is going to be absent, please remember to call the school attendance line at 586-281-2150 before 9:30 a.m

  1. Please give the spelling of the child's last name,
  2. Teacher's name,
  3. A specific reason: i.e. sick- fever, cough, sinus, COVID, or other- injury, family emergency.

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 noon with any changes to your child's dismissal schedule.

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.


Per the safety guidelines, guests will not be allowed in the building except under extenuating circumstances as determined by the district and/or school officials. If you need to drop off an item for your child, drop off your child late, or pick them up early, you will be able to access the school lobby and speak to our office staff through the intercom system.


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.  In accordance with current safety protocols, water fountains will not be available at this time.


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).  Teachers will give students a dedicated snack time daily, which is also a mask break.  The snack may be eaten in the classroom or outdoors, at the teacher's discretion.


This is a list of suggested school supplies.  Students will have their own supplies kept in their desk or in their own containers to avoid unnecessary touching of others' materials.


Weather permitting, teachers will take students outdoors for a scheduled daily recess.  During recess, students will remain with their own class.  Recess also serves as a mask break.  On days with inclement weather, students will have a mask break indoors.


Students do go outside to play during the winter months.  Please make sure to send your child with the appropriate items to play outside during the cold months and/or snow.  Students MUST be wearing boots and snow pants to play in the snow.  Please make sure ALL ITEMS are labeled with student's name.  Please provide a sturdy bag to store items as our classroom coat racks do not have the capacity.


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 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 welcome to bring a small, individually wrapped 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.  ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD TREATS WILL BE PERMITTED. 
Once we enter Phase 5 or 6 in our state, it's possible birthday parties may resume.  Birthday party invitations may not be passed out at school unless the entire class is being invited.  If you are inviting a small group of students, please contact those families outside of the school day.


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 will cellular capabilities (Smart Watches), are not permitted 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.


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.


For information about SACC, please contact the Early Childhood Services Department at 586-752-0314.  Washington is unable to accept SACC registration forms.

Early Childhood Services

Students may not be dropped off at school prior to 8:45 a.m. Should your schedule need a drop off time prior to 8:45 a.m., please contact the Early Childhood Department regarding SACC.

WASHINGTON SACC: 586-651-8350

External LinkSchoolPay 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 a check with their students.

PDF DocumentRegister for SchoolPay



Arrival Bell: 8:53 a.m.
Tardy Bell: 8:58 a.m.
Half Day Dismissal: 12:03 p.m.
4-Hour Dismissal: 1:10 p.m.
Full Day Dismissal: 3:43 p.m.
Please call before 9:30 a.m.





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