Welcome Washington Parents

MORNING ARRIVAL  8:45-8:58 a.m. (Tardy bell rings at 8:58)

Beginning at 8:45 a.m., students being dropped off may enter through the main entry and go directly to their classrooms.  Staff will be available to assist.  NO STUDENT MAY EXIT A VEHICLE PRIOR TO 8:45 a.m.

  • Parents may ONLY use the main parking lot in front of the school; including the spaces through the gated area near the gym.  No parent drop-offs are allowed in the bus loop area.
  • Due to limited parking, please consider using the drop off/pick up lane. When using the drop-off lane, parents should pull up to the front of the lane, let their students out quickly, then move along so that the next cars can drop-off.  There is NO parking in the drop-off lane and drivers should NOT exit the vehicle!
  • If you choose to walk your child to the front entry door, you must park in a parking space.  Use caution and watch for vehicles.  Abide by all regular parking rules, including leaving Handicap spaces for drivers with the proper designation.  Do not block driveways or crosswalks.
  • Parents MAY NOT accompany students into the building under any circumstances.
  • Pack your patience and caution!  These procedures are for the safety of all students.
AFTERNOON DISMISSAL  12:03 on 1/2 days, 1:10 on 4-Hour Day Schedule
 
  • Bussers will be dismissed from their classrooms first, beginning with Kindergarten students being escorted by staff members.
  • Pick-Up for Grades K-3:  Parents should park and walk to the playpad area to pick up students. We are opening some additional spots for parking on the playpad. For the safety of our students,staff and families, please adhere to the boundaries outlined by cones.
  • Pick-Up for Grades 4-5: Please use the pick-up/drop-off lane - PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE. Children will be escorted out by their teachers.
  • Families with both K-3 and 4-5 students will park and pick up all of their children from the playpad area near the gates.
  • Please stay socially distanced when picking up your child.
  • Please consider utilizing our busing services.

Procedures will be re-evaluated should the state enter Phase 5 or Phase 6.

If you are having issues with District issued devices, please email:  Technology@romeok12.org

PDF DocumentImportant Device Information

PDF DocumentInformación IMPORTANTE del dispositivo


PDF DocumentInstalling School Apps onto iPads

PDF DocumentChromebook Updates

PDF DocumentConnecting iPad to Wi-Fi

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.


Web:

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.

 

FACE MASKS REQUIRED

In accordance with the district's COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, students and staff will wear masks throughout the school day, on buses, in classrooms and common areas.  Daily mask breaks will be scheduled for students in Y5-5th grade.

Thank you for wearing a face mask.

Face Mask Waiver Request:

If your child has a medical condition that does not allow them to tolerate wearing a face mask, you must have your child's primary care physician complete the COVID-19 Face Covering Medical Waiver Form that has been provided by the Macomb County Health Department.

Unless otherwise indicated by your doctor, a face shield will be required with an approved waiver form in all areas where a mask is required.  The district will provide all students on an approved waiver with a face shield.

If your waiver is not submitted prior to the start of school, your child will be required to follow the face mask protocols until the waiver is approved.  Our school will make sure the appropriate staff are informed of students who are on an approved waiver.

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

DAILY ATTENDANCE
Attendance is expected and is recorded on in-person school days as well as remote learning days at home.  If it is an at home learning day for your child, attendance will be taken at the daily morning class meeting on Google Meet, and students will be expected to complete the daily learning assignments according to the due dates provided by the teacher.
 
ABSENTEE CALLS/NOTES

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.  Please give us the spelling of the child's last name, teacher's name, and 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 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.

VISITORS 

No visitors (including parents) will be able to access the building at this time.  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.

WATER BOTTLES

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.

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).  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.

   
PDF DocumentSCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

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.  Please do not feel that you need to have everything ready to get the year started. We also have basic supplies available in the building. Teachers will provide additional details in their Meet the Teacher videos.

DAILY RECESS BREAK

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.

BIRTHDAY TREATS

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 (please bring enough for the whole class, not just the daily cohort).  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

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

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.

STAY CONNECTED

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.

 

The SACC program is offered at Washington Elementary from 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 1:10 - 5:30 p.m. M, T, TH, F only.  There is no SACC available on Wednesdays - All Remote Days.  *Free lunches offered to all students* 

All interested parents, or questions about SACC should be directed to the Early Childhood Services Department at 586-752-0314.  Washington is unable to accept SACC registration forms.

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

PDF DocumentSchool Supply List

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.  Please do not feel that you need to have everything ready to get the year started. We also have basic supplies available in the building. Teachers will provide additional details in their Meet the Teacher videos.

INSTRUCTIONAL SCHEDULE
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.
   
ATTENDANCE LINE:
586-281-2150
Please call before 9:30 a.m.

 

TRANSPORTATION:
586-752-0267

WASHINGTON SACC:
586-651-8350


 

Upcoming Events

  • 8 Dec
    • PTO Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Dec 8
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/fbh-oxcv-fyb
  • 21 Dec
    • No School - Winter Break
      Date: Dec 21 - Jan 1
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      School resumes Monday January 4th
  • 18 Jan

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