Washington Community Schools

Back to School 2022

Welcome Back!

Washington Community Schools has been busy getting ready for the new school year, and we can't wait to see you!


The first day of school is August 4, 2022. Read more for important dates and information you need for a great start to the school year!

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Registration is now open

Online Registration is now OPEN!!!


Returning students can register now in Skyward Family Access. If you have trouble logging in, please contact your child's school.


If you are new to Washington Community Schools or need help registering your student, please call your child's school and make an appointment. Our school secretaries will be happy to help you.

Changes to the School Day Schedule

The Arrival and Dismissal times have been slightly adjusted this year.


The main entrance to the buildings will open at 7:30 am, allowing parents time to drop off students. Students will either eat breakfast or be supervised in the gym.


There will be no Early Release Wednesdays for the 2022-23 school year.


For detailed arrival and dismissal times for your child's school, click the button below.

Immunization Clinic

The Daviess County Health Department will hold Back to School Immunization Clinics at the Daviess County Health Department, 300 E. Hefron St., Washington.


Appointments can be made by calling (812) 254-8666 ext. 1, and walk-ins are welcome!


Saturday, July 30, 2022, 10 am till 2 pm

Monday, August 1, 2022, 8 am till 7 pm

Tuesday, August 2, 8 am till 7 pm

Wednesday, August 3, 8 am till 7 pm

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School Supply Lists

Click the button below for Elementary School Supply Lists. Washington Junior High School and Washington High School do not have specific lists, but should bring a notebook and folder for each class.


Click the button below for specific lists for your child's school.

Skyward Family Access

We are pleased to offer Skyward Family Access to our families. Skyward is our student information system, which is on a secure server that families can access with a unique login and password. If you have not been issued login information, please contact your child's school.


Skyward Family Access is also available as an mobile app in the Google Play or App Store.


In Skyward Family Access, parents are able to:

  • Register for School
  • Contact your Child's Teacher
  • Check Assignments and Grades
  • View Attendance History
  • View Discipline Reports
  • Update Contact/Emergency Contact Information


Click the button below to log in.

Family Access Overview for Parents

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Online payments are now available through eFunds for Schools.


We are pleased to offer a service for parents called e-Funds for Schools. This user-friendly program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make online payments for meals and school fees.


Parents will have the option of paying fees by having funds electronically withdrawn from their checking account, credit card, or debit card. e-Funds will charge parents a convenience fee for processing payments, similar to other online banking services. The district will not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information.

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FREE Breakfast & Lunch for all Students!

Washington Community Schools is pleased to announce that ALL students K-12 will be provided with FREE breakfast and lunch for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.


For the last two years, the USDA has provided free school meals for all students to help families in response to the pandemic. That program was discontinued at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.


WCS has participated in CEP (Community Eligibility Program) for our elementary students since 2018. This program provides free breakfast and lunch for students, regardless of income, and the district is reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free school meals and other assistance programs.


WCS recently applied for and was granted eligibility for participation in CEP for all K-12 students district-wide for the 2022-23 school year. This program provides tremendous savings to our families, which adds up to approximately $740.00 per student per year.


Please note that only a USDA school meal will be given to students free of charge. Each day, your child is offered a lunch containing the following: a meat or meat alternative, a grain, a fruit, a vegetable, and a milk. Out of these 5 food groups your child is offered, he or she must choose at least 3 food groups for his or her meal. One of the food groups must be a fruit or vegetable. If your child chooses not to take at least 3 out of 5 food groups, the meal will be charged to your child’s account, and parents will be responsible. Any extras or ala carte items will be charged to your child’s account as well. Please see our website for additional information as to what

constitutes a school meal.


If you believe you may qualify for textbook fee assistance, we still encourage you to complete an application for the 2022-23 school year during registration.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact WCS Central Office at (812) 254-5536.

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Transportation

Transportation has been one of the greatest obstacles in creating a transition plan for grade level centers. Washington Community Schools has worked tirelessly for the past year with consultants to solve these challenges by creating a plan that is safer and more efficient.


Elementary students in the same household will continue to ride the bus together. For most students bus numbers and bus stops will remain the same, however, the pick-up time in the morning will be approximately 15 minutes earlier, similar to the 2019 pre-pandemic schedule. Buses will visit all three elementary schools in town, eliminating the need for a transfer bus at the high school.


As with the 2019 pre-pandemic schedule, the main entrance to the buildings will open at 7:30 am, allowing parents time to drop off students. The Washington Police Department will assist with traffic at the beginning of the school year.


If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.

Jr. High & High School Walk Thru

Washington JH and Washington HS will be open on July 26, from 12:00-3:00 pm, July 27, from 5:00-7:00 pm, and July 28, from 9:00 am to noon. Students can walk thru the school, find their classes, and practice opening their locker.

Back to School Nights!

Families will be able to meet their teachers, visit their classrooms, and drop off school supplies.


August 3, 2022

Washington Primary 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Washington Veale Elementary 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Washington Intermediate 6:00 - 7:00 pm


August 10, 2022

Washington JH 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Washington Upper Elementary 5:30-6:30 pm

Washington HS 6:00 -7:00 pm

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Washington Community Schools

Washington Schools is committed to preparing ALL students for the future. Offering a wide variety of opportunities and technology allows students K-12 to IMAGINE the possibilities, ACHIEVE success and explore their potential, and MASTER skills that will take them to the next level of life and learning. #IAMWashington