Attendance, Policies & Protocols

School starts at 8 AM for 1st - 6th grades and 7:50 AM for kindergarten. Daily attendance at school is important for your child's schooling.  Each day standards are taught and knowledge builds.  Missing school can lead to students missing work and the practice necessary for their success in school.  Life skills are demonstrated, practiced and refined at school and through school activities/work.

However, your child will get sick from time to time, and in order to keep other students from getting sick, and to help your child get better faster, it may be necessary to keep your child at home. We will be following the district and county health protocols.  Student should not return to school until they have been fever-free or have not vomited for 24 hours.

If you do need to keep your child at home: (1) call the school office to let them know (331-7451) your child is absent; (2) have your child complete as much of their work that they already have as possible per their health; (3) ask the office or teacher if there is any work your child can do to stay up with their studies; (4) if there's no other work, have your child read; and (5) help your child get well again soon.  Some of the work can be done on the Chromebooks at home.

Attendance in the Early Grades

Parent Policy

Parental involvement is very important to the development of a child and is a critical part of our school plan.  Click on the button below to see our Parent Policy.

Parent policy

Student Cell Phone/Smart Devices

District policy from Parent Informational Guide and Rights- “Smart or cell phones and other technological devices are allowed for instructional purposes directed by a teacher or school staff only.”  Students who violate this policy are subject to consequences as noted in the student handbook (in the front of your child's planner).

Hats & Hoods

Only Washington Elementary hats (if available) are allowed on campus. Any non-Washington hat must be inside a backpack until off-campus.  Hoods are not to be worn while inside of buildings (e.g. classrooms, cafeteria, office, library, etc.)

Tobacco Free Policy

Smoking presents a health hazard that can have serious consequences both for the smoker and the nonsmoker. Students shall not be allowed to smoke, chew ,or possess tobacco or nicotine products on school property or while attending school sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of district employees. Students who violate this policy shall be subject to disciplinary procedures that may result in suspension from school. (Education Code 48900) The District shall provide instruction regarding the effects of smoking on the human body and shall take steps to discourage students from making it a practice to smoke. (Education Code 48901, 51502)Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, tobacco, or plant product intended for inhalation, whether natural or synthetic, in any manner or form, and includes the use of an electronic smoking device that creates aerosol or vapor or of any oral smoking device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking. Tobacco products include: (1) A product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco or snuff. (2)An electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah. (3) Any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product, whether or not sold separately. These prohibitions do not apply to a student’s possession or use of his/her own prescription products. However, student possession or use of prescription products in school shall be subject to the district’s policy and regulation for addressing the administration of medications on campus.

Tobacco-free school district information