Washington Elementary News

REMINDER: 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.


July 16, 2021

Hello Romeo Elementary School Families,

Our five elementary schools have teamed up to show our Romeo Pride with a common kick off sentiment for the 2021-2022 school year: “The Comeback Is Always Greater Than The Setback”. Our Romeo FAMS store has set us up with a school store to support this initiative. Make sure to order soon to meet the deadline for having products ready before the first day of school.

The last 18 months have proven that we have strong families, dedicated schools and a very supportive community.  We know that we are stronger together than we are apart; and we want to celebrate our community strength as we move into our new school year.  FAMS will be donating a percentage back for each school to support our initiative, so when checking out please make sure to choose the school you are supporting.  We know this is going to be a great year for our students, staff and families and we thank you in advance for your support!

Please click this link to see our school store.

Thank you for your support, and Go Bulldogs!

Dana Hepner, Principal

June 10, 2021

Dear Washington Families,

What a ride this year has been! We can not overstate the appreciation we have for our students and families as they have navigated what seemed to be impossible at times. If we have learned anything this year, it is that we can do anything when we work together as a team. As we move forward this summer, please keep an eye on your emails regarding important district updates for Fall. 

A few other notes before we say good-bye:

Report Cards: Mailings will be sent early next week that will include your child’s report card, NWEA results, school supply list, district calendar and a few other items. Please allow a week or so for the postal service to get these items to you.

Medication Pick-Up: All student medications should be picked up NO LATER than Friday, June 11th by 4:00pm. Due to construction over the summer, we must adhere to this deadline for all walk-in traffic. Any medications not picked up by 4pm on June 11th will be properly disposed of by our health staff. If you need to make special arrangements for pick-up, please call our office prior to June 11th.

Online Families: We have many, many items in the lobby waiting to be picked up and taken home. Please make sure that you collect any items NO LATER than Friday, June 11th by 4:00pm as our building may not be accessible beyond that date due to summer construction. All items not picked up will be disposed of. If you need to us to hold something for you, please call the office and let us know NO LATER than Friday, June 11th at 4:00pm.

Plans for the 2021-22 School Year: We will be sad to see any of our Washington Bulldogs leave us, but understand that sometimes family needs necessitate a move. Please notify the office as soon as possible if your child will not be returning to Washington in the Fall so that we may plan accordingly for staffing needs.

Some basic information to help you prepare for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Class placement letters for 2021-2022 school year will be sent home to families in late August. Class placement is a long process, and many factors go into matching the needs of students and creating balanced classrooms. These factors include: personality and learning styles, academic mix, gender balance, peer relationships, class size and other special considerations. We take class placement seriously and your child has been placed based on a number of factors. For these reasons, parents may NOT request changes to their student’s class assignment.

  • Watch for a paper mailing in July with information about how to update and verify your student’s contact information through the Registration Gateway. You MUST login to verify your contact information prior to the first day of school. Please check email addresses and phone numbers carefully. 

  • Bus route information will be available on the transportation page of www.Romeok12.org website a few days before school begins. 

  • The first day of school is set for Monday, August 30 and is a ½ Day of School (12:03pm dismissal). Information about the first day schedule, Curriculum Night and other pertinent details will be shared towards the middle of August.

Wishing you a safe summer filled with relaxation, and fun with family and friends! 

With Washington Bulldog Pride,

Dana Hepner, Principal