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  • Washington Elementary School
    Principal: Mrs. Tammy Conrad
    SAMAlissa Hansel
    1608 E. Locust St.
    Davenport, IA 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-6150
    Fax: (563) 445-5980
  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Information on Students Switching Learning Models

    As we near the end of the second quarter/first semester, students and families have the ability to again switch learning models effective February 15, 2021, should you choose.  Please follow the directions below for how to change your student’s learning model, and the deadlines for change. 

    Our K-8 100% online students will be transitioning away from Edgenuity.  Beginning February 15, Kindergarten and grade 1 will utilize SeeSaw, and grades 2 through 8 will utilize Google Classroom.

    All K – 6 families choosing to change their student(s) learning platforms, either from Hybrid to 100% Online OR 100% Online to Hybrid, should request this change between Monday, January 11 and Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3:30PM. During this week, no appeal process is required to change your student’s learning model. Please contact your student’s school during that week to make this request.  The change would be effective at the beginning of 3rd quarter, February 15, 2021.

    Daily Attendance Procedures

    Hybrid students who are working at-home for the day need to remember to take attendnace. Unfortunately, per guidance from the State, completing work does not equate to daily attendance. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade will find the attendance link in their teacher’s Seesaw. Students in grades 2-6 will submit their attendance on the Classwork tab of the teacher’s Google Classroom. This is to be done daily. For further guidance, please check out the videos below: 

    Student How-To Video for Seesaw

    Student How-To Video for Google Classroom

    If there are any questions on the process, or whether attendance has been correctly submitted for the day, please contact your child’s teacher.

    Student Attendance at Brady Street Stadium

    Any DCSD Junior High School, Elementary student can attend high school athletic event at Brady Stadium under the following conditions: “All children intermediate-school age and under will be REQUIRED to purchase a ticket and sit with their parents or an adult who accepts responsibility for them.  They will NOT be allowed to enter the event without an adult.” 

    Hawk Talk 9-14-20

    The first week of in-person learning went well at Washington!  There is quite a bit of information in this eblast, so I would ask that you bear with me.

    This school year has definitely seen changes in our building procedures.  Along with wearing facemasks, one of the biggest changes is drop off and pick up. According to the district return to learn plan, parents are not to exit their vehicles to walk their students to the building.  Because of where our parking areas are located, we will allow parents to walk their children to the sidewalk that leads up to the building, but not enter the blacktop area. We do ask all to mask up as we cannot ensure social distancing.  Parking, or stopping to drop off children, is not allowed on the Eastern street side.  Please utilize the parking areas located between our building and Sudlow, along with the spaces on Pleasant Street to the north of the building.  Once students are dismissed, siblings are asked to not wait for each other on the blacktop. 

    Just to clarify, students in the A group attend school Mondays, Tuesdays and every other Wednesday.  Students in the B group attend school Thursdays, Fridays and every other Wednesday.  B group students will attend this Wednesday, September 16th. For a complete list of Hybrid Days, please check out the Hybrid Schedule here.
    Something new this year is our daily Hawk Talk that occurs first thing in the morning at 8:02.  Mrs. Hansel, our SAM, takes the students through the Washington pledge, the pledge of allegiance, the daily lunch menu and also procedure videos.  Those videos will be available for your viewing on our Washington website, through Twitter and also our new Facebook page.

    At Washington, all students are able to eat breakfast and lunch free of charge as we are a designated CEP school.  During Covid, students have the opportunity to take breakfasts and lunches home with them on their last attendance day of the week.  We are asking all parents of hybrid students to fill out a quick survey by clicking on this link –  Washington Meal Sign Up – to help us gauge the number of students that will be taking advantage of the program.  Please fill out one per child.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

    Hawk Talk – September 4, 2020

    Hello Again Washington Families!

    In this email you will find a link to our Washington Family Reference Guide containing information regarding new procedures due to COVID.  One of the most important changes is our drop off and pick up procedures, along with the time students can arrive on campus due to different breakfast procedures. I would encourage you to read through the booklet, or at the very least those procedures I mentioned.  You will also find the steps we are taking to limit contact with others throughout the building.  If after reading through the booklet you still have questions, please email me, conradt@davenportschools.org.

    I know all of you are wondering who your child’s teacher will be this school year and now you can find out by logging into your parent portal account. 

    Due to us not having a live in person Unpack the Backpack night, we decided to do it virtually!  Click on this link to view our  Virtual Unpack your Backpack event.

    We are truly looking forward to seeing some of you next week and can’t wait until the day we are all back in the building together!

    Washington is now on Facebook!

    Exciting news! Washington is now on Facebook! Head on over to Facebook, give our page a like, and share with your friends! Now, you will be able to get the Washington awesomeness on our website, this Twitter account, AND our Facebook page!


    2020-2021 Family Reference Guide

    This school year will definitely look different than most other years. Check out the Family Reference Guide (Covid Edition) for an overview of what the school year will look like at Washington.

    2020-2021 Washington Elementary Family Reference Guide

    Virtual Unpack Your Backpack

    With the current situation, and the inability to have a live and in-person Unpack Your Backpack Night, the Washington staff still wanted to welcome you back, even though itś virtual. Check out the Virtual Unpack Your Backpack sheet for a tour of classrooms, presentations, and resources shared by our wonderful Washington teachers. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, whether virtual or at school!