Welcome Washington Parents

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

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.


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.

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 Document2020-2021 DISTRICT CALENDAR
PDF DocumentTUTOR LIST 2020-21
 
DAILY ATTENDANCE

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.

ABSENTEE CALLS/NOTES

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.

VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS

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.

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.

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.

WINTER WEATHER GEAR

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.

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.  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.

 

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

 


 

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.
Full Day Dismissal: 3:43 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

  • 11 May
    • Online 3rd/4th Grade M-Step Assessments
      Date: May 11
      Time: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      ELA
    • In-person 3/4th Gr. M-Step Assessments
      Date: May 11
      Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      ELA
    • PTO Meeting (Virtual) 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      PTO Meeting (Virtual)
      Date: May 11
      Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/kwk-fwdg-nyk
  • 17 May
    • Online K/1st Gr. NWEA 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
      Online K/1st Gr. NWEA
      Date: May 17
      Time: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
  • 18 May
    • Online 2nd/3rd Gr. NWEA 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
      Online 2nd/3rd Gr. NWEA
      Date: May 18
      Time: 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM
      Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events

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