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
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: May 27th
We will have the latest updates from school updates, any DCPS updates and Q&A time.
Meeting will be via Zoom.
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 938 4495 5032
Term 3 School Update
For more information regarding H.D. Cooke's reopening
readiness plans click HERE.
On each page, you can download an operational reopening plan for the school, review the status of our school readiness checklist, and find other health and safety resources for the school community around reopening.
Term 4 School Update
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.
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.
For more information and resources for virtual learning, visit dcpsreopenstrong.com
Updated Health and Oral Assessments
Health physicals and oral health assessments are required annually. Medical forms must be turned in to the school as part of the enrollment process, and any updated forms throughout the school year should be submitted to the school. Students must have an up-to-date health assessment form on file with the school once in-person learning begins. This is the best time to ensure your student’s health form is updated. Schedule an appointment with your doctor if you student needs a current physical.
You may call the school to find out if your student has an updated health form (202-939-5390) or you can email your current health form to Ms. Emma (email@example.com).
You can find all the forms by visiting: School Health Requirements
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.