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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

    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!

    Chromebook Pickup Thursday and Friday

    Chromebook pickup for students participating in 100% Online Instruction and Group B will be on Thursday and Friday this week. Thursday times will be from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Friday pickup will be from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Please use the Chromebook Pickup Form to select a time for you and your family. Please pull into the parking lot and provide your name. Remain in your vehicle and a device and charger will be brought out to you. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Please note that the students in Group A will be able to pick up their Chromebooks on the first day of school, which is Tuesday September 8. 


    Kindergarten Testing to be Held August 26

    August 26th, we will hold Kindergarten testing for all Kindergarten students attending Washington this school year.  You will receive a call from the office to set up an appointment for the testing.  Each time slot is 30 minutes long beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 1:00 pm.  If you would like, you can also call the office to set up a time.  Due to COVID, parents will be asked to call the office when they arrive for their appointment.  A staff member will meet you and your child outside.  Your child will then go with the teacher for the assessment while you fill out a short questionnaire.  Your child will then be brought back to you when the assessment is completed.  Please don’t hesitate to call the school office if you have any questions, 563-723-6150.

    Schedules and Resources for the Upcoming School Year

    Please click below for the updated and approved 2020 – 2021 Academic Calendars for K-8 and 9-12. All Davenport Community School District students will begin school on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

    *Please note the official academic calendars still list the Wednesday 1-hour early dismissals, but during the hybrid model those will not occur.  Once the District returns to 100% in-person learning the early dismissal Wednesdays will resume.

    Additionally, if your family has opted for the Family Choice 100% Online Model, please view the website below for important information designed specifically for parents assisting students who are fully online. Family Choice Online Resource Hub