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.
NOTES/CHANGE OF DISMISSAL
- 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.
TARDIES and ABSENCES
- Students arriving after 8:58 a.m. must report to the office prior to going to class.
- 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.
- 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.
District Technology Resources
Connecting 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.
Storing Chromebooks long term - Best practices
DO NOT connect your cell phone to the Chromebook! This may cause battery failure.
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.
If you do NOT give permission for your child’s work or photo to be published on the school website, please print and sign Denial of Permission to Publish to RCS Website and return it to the school.
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices.
SCHOOL DRESS CODE/STUDENT APPEARANCE
Students are expected to wear clothing in a neat, clean, and well-fitting manner while on school property and/or in attendance at school sponsored activities. Students are to use discretion in their dress and are not permitted to wear apparel that causes a substantial disruption in the school environment.
- Student dress (including accessories) may not advertise, promote, or depict alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, violent behavior, or other inappropriate images.
- Student dress (including accessories) may not display lewd, vulgar, obscene, or offensive language or symbols, including gang symbols.
- Hats, coats, bandanas, sweatbands, and sunglasses may not be worn in the building during the school day
- Hairstyles, dress, and accessories that pose a safety hazard are not permitted in the shop, laboratories, or during physical education.
- Clothing with holes, rips, tears, and clothing that is otherwise poorly fitting, showing skin and/or undergarments may not be worn at school.
- The length of shorts or skirts must be appropriate for the school environment.
- Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.
- If there is any doubt about dress and appearance, the building principal will make the final decision.
- A student whose dress causes a substantial disruption of the orderly process of school functions or endangers the health or safety of the student, other students, staff or others may be subject for discipline.
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
All visitors, including parents and siblings, are required to enter through the front door of the building and proceed immediately to the main office. Visitors should identify themselves and inform office personnel of their reason for being at school.
Visitors must sign in, identifying their name, the date and time of arrival, and the classroom or location they are visiting. Approved visitors must take a tag identifying themselves as a guest and place the tag to their outer clothing in a clearly visible location.
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.
ANIMALS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
In order to assure student health and safety, animals are not allowed on school property, except in the case of a service animal accompanying a student or other individual with a disability. This rule prohibiting animals on school property may be temporarily waived by the building principal in the case of a unique educational opportunity for students, provided that: (a) the animal is appropriately housed, humanely cared for, and properly handled, and (b) students will not be exposed to a dangerous animal or an unhealthy environment.
INVITATIONS AND GIFTS
Party invitations or gifts for classmates should not be brought to school to be distributed. Items such as these are of a personal nature and should be distributed outside of school. The office is unable to release addresses and phone numbers of students.
TREATS AND SNACKS
Due to health concerns and scheduling, treats and snacks for any occasion must be arranged in advance with the classroom teacher. We strongly encourage you to select a treat or snack with nutritional value.
This is a list of suggested school supplies for the beginning of the school year.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS
In case of bad weather and other local emergencies, please check the Romeo Community Schools website www.romeok12.org or listen to any local radio or television station to be advised of school closings or early dismissals. Parents registered with the District’s School Messenger system will also be notified by phone, email and/or text message of school closings. If bad weather or another emergency occurs during the day, please listen to local media stations for possible early dismissal information.
For your child’s safety, make certain your child knows ahead of time where to go in case of an early dismissal.
VIDEO MONITORING SYSTEM
A video monitoring system may be used on school busses and a video monitoring system may be used in public areas of the school building. These systems have been put in place to protect students, staff, visitors, and school property. If a discipline problem is captured on videotape, that recording may be used as the basis for imposing student discipline. If criminal conduct is recorded, a copy of the tape may be provided to law enforcement personnel.
Fundraising activities by school organizations must be approved in advance by the principal. Organization sponsors assume the responsibility for supervising the project, accounting for funds, making reports, and any other details involved in the project.
ACCOMMODATING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Persons with disabilities will be provided an opportunity to participate in all school sponsored services, programs, or activities. Persons with disabilities having questions about accessibility or needing accommodations should contact the superintendent or building principal. Notification of the need for accommodation should occur as far in advance as possible of the school sponsored function, program, or meeting.
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.
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
Please refer to SECTION 5: HEALTH AND SAFETY of the Romeo Community Schools Student-Parent Handbook for additional information.
Parking & Drop Off / Pickup
- 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. Bus lanes and fire lanes are clearly marked. Vehicles located in these locations may be ticketed and/or towed by the police.
Please help keep students safe by following school hours for drop-off.
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
ATTENDANCE LINE: 586-281-2150
WASHINGTON SACC: 586-651-8350
Half Day/Teacher PD 8:58 AM to 12:13 PMHalf Day/Teacher PDDate: Jan 29Time: 8:58 AM to 12:13 PMCalendar: Washington Calendar of EventsTeacher PD (pm)
School Skate Party 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMSchool Skate PartyDate: Jan 30Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMLocation: The New Rink, 50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Charter Twp, MI 48317, USACalendar: Washington Calendar of Events$7.00 admission $2.00 skate rental
Young 5's Informational Night 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMYoung 5's Informational NightDate: Feb 4Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMLocation: Hevel Elementary School, 12700 29 Mile Rd, Washington, MI 48094, USACalendar: Washington Calendar of Events
Regular Day: 8:58 a.m. to 3:58 p.m.
Half Day: 8:58 a.m. to 12:13 p.m.
58230 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48094