Location, Hours, and Leadership Team
Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year

Location: 2525 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20009


Phone: (202) 939-5390


Principal: Ryan Lam


Assistant Principal: Brittany Skipper


Director of Strategy and Logistics: Jacqueline Alvarado


Arrival Times: 

Grades Kinder - 3rd grade arrive via the main entrance 8:15 am. 

Prek-4 - Arrival 8:30-8:45 am via the Mozart St. entrance.


PK dismissal is at 2:30 pm on Mozart St. entrance.


Kinder through 3rd grade dismissal begins at 3 pm on the blacktop.

Upcoming Coffee with Principal Lam 

Date: June 24, 2021

We will have the latest updates from school updates, any DCPS updates and Q&A time.

Via Zoom.

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am


Meeting ID: 938 4495 5032

Passcode: 0NDfFR

Vaccinations: Stay on Track

Now more than ever, it’s important that your child receives all immunizations on time.

District law and regulations require schools in the District of Columbia to verify student compliance with the pediatric immunization requirements as part of enrollment and attendance.

You may call the school to find out if your student has an updated health form (202-939-5390). You may also email your current health form to Ms. Emma (emma.amaya@k12.dc.gov).

For more information:

Vaccination Q&A

School-Based Health Centers are Open for Vaccinations 


You can find all the forms by visiting: School Health Requirements

Term 4 School Update


For more information regarding H.D. Cooke's reopening 

readiness plans click HERE.

DC Health has released revised set of COVID-19 guidelines for schools is alignment with updated school operations guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Accordingly, H.D. Cooke will adopt some of these changes, and they will go into effect at the start of Term 4 next month.

Term 4 Update

CARE Classroom 

We opened an In-Person Learning (IPL) classroom for Prek-4. At this time the IPL class for prek-4 is fully enrolled. If a seat opens up, we will call families in order of lottery results.


We also have 1 CARE classroom for each grade in Kinder - 3rd. At this time there is some space is available in these classrooms. If you are interested in a CARE classroom seat, please contact the main office. 

Please be sure to have your health forms updated. Students cannot start an IPL or CARE class without updated health forms.  


CARE Classrooms meet four days a week and with no school happening on Wednesdays. Classroom facilitators are DCPS elementary school staff or an employee of a trusted school partner. CARE staff receives professional development based on their role and experience. We also have two Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) at schools to support school-based health protocols, such as temperature checks, symptom screenings, and staffing of the health isolation room. 

For more information regarding CARE classrooms, click here

Examples of our classrooms are below

Enrollment season for next school year has begun! 

If you are a returning family or if you were matched with our school through the myschooldc.org lottery, you may enroll now. Visit https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/ for all the forms needed to enroll.


Don't forget to have the following documents ready to enroll:

NEW to H.D. Cooke

  • One proof of age – examples include a birth certificate, hospital records, previous school records, passport, or baptismal certificate

  • Proof of DC residency – see the Residency Form for a complete list of acceptable documents and verification method.

RETURNING to our wonderful school

  • Proof of DC residency – see the Residency Form for a complete list of acceptable documents and verification methods

DCPS 2020-2021 School Year is virtual

While engaging our community throughout the summer, DCPS heard a resounding focus on prioritizing safety, maximizing learning – whether in school or at home, and providing equitable access to resources and supports.

DCPS is committed to delivering on these expectations and through continued collaboration, transparency, and flexibility, DCPS will successfully meet student needs during these unprecedented times.

We will start School Year 2020-2021 virtually with all students learning at home. This will apply for all grades — Pre-K through 12 — and last at least through Term 1 from August 31 to November 6.

Download our Family Guide to Learning at Home. (Leer en español.)

For more information and resources for virtual learning, visit dcpsreopenstrong.com

Tech Tips for Learning at Home

From using a new computer to becoming familiar with Canvas, we recognize families have questions as the school year begins. Technical assistance is just a click or call away! 

Visit backtoschool.dc.gov to get answers to common questions such as how to reset a student’s password and review user guides for DCPS devices. We will continue to update the tech FAQ based on what we are hearing from families. 


If you would like to talk to someone on the DCPS help desk for further assistance, call 202-442-5885 and press “1.” 

Click here to help updating your Microsoft Surface Go device.

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