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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Arrival and Dismissal Trimester 3
District Technology Resources
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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.
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Mask Up, Bulldogs!
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.
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 Request 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.
Emergency Care Plan
Plan de Atención de Emergencia
Emergency Medication Plan - Food Allergy
Emergency Medication Plan - Insect Sting Allergy
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Instruction Sheet
Request for Administration of Medication to Student
Request for Self-Possession Self-Administration of Medication
Asthma Management Plan
Health Care Plan for Student with Diabetes
Student with Seizure Disorder Parent / Physician Questionnaire
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.
Cohorts 1,2 & 3: 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School Age Child Care (SACC)
For information about SACC please contact 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
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 a check with their students.
School 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.
|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.
Trimester 3 beginsDate: Mar 1Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
No School (all students) - Teacher PD DayDate: Mar 3Calendar: Washington Calendar of Events
Kindergarten Information Night (Virtual) 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMKindergarten Information Night (Virtual)Date: Mar 3Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMCalendar: Washington Calendar of EventsKindergarten Information Night Flyer This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/pge-feeg-hus
1/2 Day - Records Day 8:58 AM to 12:03 PM1/2 Day - Records DayDate: Mar 12Time: 8:58 AM to 12:03 PMCalendar: Washington Calendar of Events
58230 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48094