Location, Hours, and Leadership Team

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


Hours: Doors open at 8:10am. Prek drop-off is in the classroom. Kinder - 2nd drop off is in the gym and 3rd - 5th is on the blacktop. At 8:25 am all students go directly to classrooms for breakfast. Class begins at 8:45 am.


PK dismissal is at 3:15 pm on Mozart St. entrance. Kinder through 5th grade dismissal is at 3:30pm on the blacktop; Before and After school programming is available 7-8:10 am & 3:15-6 pm (must enroll in advance, see after school tab for more information)

Reopening for Term 2 

H.D. Cooke will NOT be starting in-person learning on November 9th.


We are waiting guidance from DCPS on next steps for in-person learning. We will be sure to communicate with families when we learn more.

I know that these last few weeks have been a rollercoaster of information and I am very appreciative of your understanding and flexibility through it all.


One thing remains the same, our number one priority is ensuring that your student(s) are accessing meaningful academic content and that they feel loved and connected to our beautiful H.D. Cooke community no matter if we are at home or virtual.

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

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 (emma.amaya@k12.dc.gov).


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.

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