Welcome to Washington Irving!

HOW TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING AT WI

Washington Irving Elementary

Principal: Kimberly Frank.

Assistant Principal: Jason Engelke

Counselor: Elizabeth Christian

School Psychologist: Hillary Duez

Media Specialist: Shannon Pratt


Attendance Secretary: Peggy Duncan

Registrar: Tamara Johnson

Financial Secretary: Tonya Morrissey

Helpful information for families

Although this may not contain ALL the information you may need, we hope this gives you a great head start to being part of the Washington Irving Family. Please call the school office if you have any questions. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! :)

SCHOOL HOURS

Front doors and playground open at 7:55 for drop off. Teachers are on duty to provide supervision beginning at 7:55am. Students are not to arrive before 7:55 and please do not leave students before this time. Boys and girls gather on the back playground before school when the weather is favorable. 1st-5th graders walk the track while Kindergarten students play on the big toy. Pre-K students gather on the front playground. All students are allowed to eat breakfast in the cafeteria if parents wish. Students should arrive to the cafeteria before 8:10 in order to have time to eat so as not to be late class. Students (4th,5th) should report to the cafeteria and (1st,2nd,3rd) should report to the gym during unfavorable weather. Kindergarten and Pre-K students should report to their pods during unfavorable weather. The tardy bell rings at 8:25.


Office hours are held from 7:55 to 4:00


K-5

First Bell 8:20 and Tardy Bell 8:25 (students should be in seats by this time)

Dismissal Bell 3:15


District Pre-K Times (early start schools) - New this Year

AM Pre-K 8:25 to 11:05 and PM Pre-K 12:05 to 2:45

Extended day Pre-K 8:25 to 2:45

Pre-K pickup will be in the back bus loop from 2:45-2:55

Mascot: Irving, a wolf || Colors: Navy, Burgundy, & Gray

Our Mission:

“Learning for ALL... Whatever it Takes!"

Our Vision:

The Washington Irving community is dedicated to providing every student with the opportunity to meet his/her full potential in academic and social achievement. Our goal is to advance excellence in all areas of our learning community by focusing on: students' learning working together as a team, a commitment to quality, and having uncompromising integrity.
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Always make sure the WI office has your current email address to send you important information!

We email letters from the Principal, the weekly Wolf Notes, the Monthly Newsletter, updates on school and district events, activities, and much more to your number one contact's email address.

Each Green Bar Below is a Link to a Website - just click

Download the Schoolway App

We will send important information to your phone, as a push, related to school dismissal changes, severe weather precautions, activities, events, and reminders.

Washington Irving Elementary School WEBSITE

TONS of great information for Washington Irving Families.

Washington Irving Facebook Page

This is where you will find updated school information about upcoming events and activities.

PTO Facebook Page

Our PTO has a great Facebook page with upcoming school events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Check it out :)

Washington Irving School Calendar

We offer many school activities. Please open link above for more information. We post and update items here periodically so check back often. You can print a hard copy.

Washington Irving Student HANDBOOK and PROCEDURES

School information and procedures for Washington Irving Families

Edmond Public Schools STUDENT HANDBOOK

Included in this handbook are District policies and procedures that relate to elementary age students. To access all EPS Policies go to http://edmondschools.net/parents-students/policies-procedures/

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN KEEP CHECK ON YOUR CHILD'S GRADES IN PARENT PORTAL? You can even set up notification preferences.

Parent Portal access:

Parent Portal is a website that allows parents to access information about the student, such as current grades, attendance, print report card, & contact info. For your login credentials - see below or please contact Tamara.johnson@edmondschools.net

THE HOW TO's of PARENT PORTAL

INFORMATION ABOUT PARENT PORTAL

*Only parents and legal guardians can access Parent Portal.

*To access the portal, you must first fill out the pink Parent Portal form in the office and show a valid driver's license (if you haven't already done so).

*Once our registrar grants you access, you will receive an email (only on Mondays or Thursdays), click the link in the email within 24 hours to set up your username and password.

*You can then set up the Parent Portal as a mobile app on your mobile device.

*Report cards are only available on the Parent Portal. You can print them from the reports section every 9 weeks for a limited time.


TO VIEW YOUR CHILD'S GRADES

1) Log into your mobile app or account on the computer

2) Choose the child

3) Click grades

4) You are able to set up your notification preferences in order to get notified if certain conditions about grades or attendance are met


IF YOU USE THE MOBILE APP, BE SURE TO HIT "REFRESH" OFTEN, OR YOU WILL SEE OUTDATED INFORMATION


HOW TO PRINT YOUR CHILD'S REPORT CARD EACH 9 WEEKS

1) Log into your Parent Portal account on your computer

2) Choose the child

3) Click Reports

4) Click View Report Card, then you can print from there

Report cards are only available to print for a limited time. If you need a copy, you can request one from the school office.


ALL CHANGES TO HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS, HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, OR UPDATES TO MEDICAL OR LEGAL ALERTS MUST BE MADE IN PERSON AT THE SCHOOL


HOW TO EDIT PHONE NUMBERS, EMAILS, and ADD/REMOVE OTHER CONTACTS: (TO ALLOW PICK UP OF YOUR CHILD)

1) Log into your Parent Portal account on your computer (not phone)

2) Choose the child - you will need to do this for each child separately

3) Click on the demographic button on left side of screen

4) Click the Blue "Add Contact" button and add the information you want

Please Note: By adding a Non-Household Contact, you are giving permission for that person to pick up your student or be contacted if you are not available. Please do not enter email addresses for Non-Household contacts. Only phone numbers will be used.

PLEASE LABEL ALL JACKETS, BACKPACKS, AND LUNCH BOXES/CONTAINERS

Lost & Found: Please label all lunch containers, thermos, backpacks, jackets, and other outerwear clothing with the name of the owner. If an item is found with a name, it will be returned to the owner. Unclaimed, unlabeled items collected in Lost and Found will be given to a local charitable organization periodically during the year.

Large items will be located in the Lost and Found in the Front Hall. Small or valuable items will be located in the Lost and Found in the Main Office.

The A, B, C's of our CARLOOP for drop off and pick up procedures

Our carloop can be a breeze if you follow these simple rules:

A. Always follow the instructions of the staff members on duty in our car loop.

B. Be aware, cautious, and considerate of other drivers, students, and teachers on our school grounds.

C. Colored squares are where students will be picked up.

D. Display car tag clearly with names written large and bold

Please click here for detailed instructions for using the car loop. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwkGZEhFhH5QBBoIIKxFW6JAqVOiXBJCSjS35O4otn4/edit?usp=sharing

Student illness & exclusion policies

Exclusion Policy

To prevent the spread of disease and to protect your student, please keep your student home for the following symptoms:

  • temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher (must be fever free with no medication for 24 hours before return to school)
  • vomiting (must be vomit free for 24 hours before return to school)
  • diarrhea (must be diarrhea free for 24 hours before return to school)
  • head lice

If a student becomes ill during school, the parent/guardian of the student will be contacted and if student meets above criteria, student must be checked out to go home. It is important to provide your student's school with updated contact numbers so parents/guardians may be reached concerning illness, as well as emergencies.


Medication Policy

If your child requires medication to be given at school, please contact the office immediately. There are forms to fill out and specific procedures to follow. This is the EPS policy regarding medications: http://edmondschools.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/5530-Medication-Dispensing-Rev-6-3-132.pdf

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please call in all student absences to the attendance line at 405-726-4308 by 8:30 for EACH day your student will be sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our attendance line by 8:30 that morning.


EARLY CHECKOUT is discouraged....

Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as students are learning from bell to bell and miss valuable instructional class time when checked out.

WHEN ARE WI PARTIES?

Fall Parties - October 31

(students are not to wear costumes to school on Halloween)

Winter Parties - December 19

(PJ day will be the next day, the 20th)

Valentine Parties - February 14


K-5 parties are always 2:15-2:45

Pre-K PM and extended day parties are 1:30-2:00

Pre-K AM party is 10:00-10:30


Homeroom moms and Assistant Homeroom moms can sign into the office and go back to the room for set up 15 minutes before the party.

ALL other parents can sign in at the table set up in the lobby and go back to the room 5 minutes before the party.

Washington Irving School Supply List

This is the 2017-18 WI school supply list.

WI School Creed

This link will take you to a copy of the Washington Irving School Creed.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS MODEL SCHOOL

We are so proud that Washington Irving has been a Great Expectations Model School for 12 years!
Great Expectations Website

Rather than teaching WHAT to teach, Great Expectations methodology focuses on the learning climate and the HOW of teaching.

CAFETERIA INFORMATION

Child Nutrition info, menus, & free/reduced application

This link will take you the EPS Child Nutrition Website where you will find all sorts of information including menus, nutrition, free and reduced meal applications, online payments, pricing, wellness, and much more.

Link to sign up to have menu emailed

Sign up to have your student's menu(s)* emailed to you each month along with a monthly SuperKids Nutrition Newsletter

My Payments Plus - to pay cafeteria meal balance

This link will allow to prepay your student's meal account balance.

PAYING SCHOOL or DISTRICT FEES

InTouch Online - to pay school fees online

Pay student activity fees, make donations and pay fines or fees online. In addition, you can view your student’s open fees and fines online in real time and view your student’s payment (receipts) ledger as well.

EPS TRANSPORTATION 405-340-2962

EPS TRANSPORTATION WEBSITE

This link has bus routes information and bus FAQs.

EPS DISTRICT WEBSITE

The website is fully compatible with mobile devices and modern browsers. One feature is a red ALERT BAR that can be activated during weather cancellations and when time-sensitive district-wide information needs to be communicated.

EPS DISTRICT FACEBOOK PAGE

The district’s social media accounts are managed and updated frequently with emergency information, general information, events and achievements.

EPS TWITTER

The district’s social media accounts are managed and updated frequently with emergency information, general information, events and achievements.

2017-18 EPS District Calendar Link

Start and End Dates, Holidays and Breaks

EPS Medical Authorization Forms and other Documents

Documents, policies, authorization forms, & important information can be found here. If your child gets a new medication that needs to be given at school, that form is here. You can have your doctor fill it out while you are at their office.