Washington Elementary News


February 26, 2021

Dear Washington Families,

We are eager to have our in-person students in the building for all instruction beginning this Monday, March 1. Please note that the school day will run from 8:58am - 3:43pm.  Arrival and dismissal procedures will remain the same, with student drop-off beginning at 8:45am; students should not exit vehicles prior to 8:45am. Parents picking students up at the end of the day should plan to be here by 3:43pm; K-3 students will continue to be picked up on the playpad by parents, and pickup for students in grades 4 and 5 will be in the front loop. Please DO NOT exit your vehicles in the drop-off/pick-up lane.

Lunch Begins Monday, March 1: Breakfast is available in classrooms each morning for all students who are interested. For lunch, students will be asked to place their lunch order in the morning with their teachers. Both breakfast and lunch are free until the end of the school year. This includes an entree, fruit, vegetable and milk.

If a student would like ONLY milk, the cost is $.50 and is cash only. There will be a milk money jug in the lunchroom to pay for milk, and it will be on the honor system. As the cash register will not be open, all lunch account balances from prior years will roll over to student accounts for the 2021-22 school year.

In order to maintain their commitment to ensuring dining is safe and efficient, extra entrees or other a la cart purchases will not be available at this time. Food Service apologizes for the inconvenience this might cause. All condiments and silverware will be individually wrapped, and lunch will be served on a disposable paper boat per the health department guidelines. Lunch menus can be found on the RCS website under lunch menus, or at this link. All food service breakfast and lunch meals are peanut/tree nut free. Any other special dietary needs should be directed to nichol.haw@romeok12.org. Menus are subject to change due to the ever changing food supply chain issues. Food service will communicate any changes ASAP. (March Lunch Menu Here)

Report Cards: Report cards for Trimester 2 will be sent home with students on Tuesday, March 2nd. Report cards for online students will be mailed home.

Kindergarten Information Night: Kindergarten Information Night will be held virtually on March 3rd. Please be sure to share this information with friends who have students entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021.  (Details Here - English & Spanish)

Student Council News: Our student council coin drive was a huge success; thank you to all our families who have already helped. Our student council has asked to extend the coin drive into next week, so families have one more week to participate. 

March is Reading Month:  March is Reading Month begins March 1st. Our book this year is Stuart Little, and our school theme is, “An adventure is just a page away!” You can stay connected with others through Washington’s March is Reading Month Weebly. We thank the Kiwanis Club for once again  sponsoring “One School- One Book”. Books were distributed to families this week via their “oldest or only” child at Washington.  Follow The Romeo Area Kiwanis on Facebook for information on the other great things they do in our community. Further information on March is Reading Month activities will come from your child’s classroom teacher. 

Technology Devices Going Home: We are asking all in-person students to take their technology devices home with them each day, rather than leaving the devices at school in the media center. We want students to always have their device accessible to them in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as a quarantine or illness. Students whose devices are at school for repair will need to pay any assessed repair fines before taking their device home.

Box Tops & Kroger Rewards: It only takes a few minutes to sign up for Box Tops and Kroger Rewards. Simple scans of your receipts can go a long way in supporting our school. Thank you!

With Washington Bulldog Pride,

Dana Hepner, Principal