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    Welcome back to another great school year in Washington County Public Schools. We are so excited about the many opportunities that this school year brings for your child to excel in academics, the arts, and athletics. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve your family and this community. Here are 5 ways to help your child get this school year off to a great start:

  1-Get in a routine quickly. Summer usually allows us to deviate from a school-time sleep pattern. Children need to transition into a school-time sleep pattern of adequate rest for a productive day.

  2-Make sure the school has your most recent contact information. Please return all the forms as quickly as possible in case you need to be contacted.

  3-Speak positively to your child about their school year and their abilities to learn and make new friends.

  4-Remember for your child's safety, all bus changes must be made by way of a note from home.

  5-The first week of car and bus loading can be slow until everyone learns the process. Exercise caution and patience as everyone learns together. Expect buses to arrive a little later in the first week as students learn where their respective bus is in the loading line at school.

     As always, if you have any needs or concerns, please let us know.

Holiday Notice
  • Holiday Closing
    The Washington County Board of Education and all schools will close for Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Classes resume September 6.

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  • USDA School Nutrition Non-Discrimination Statement
    To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement, click here or visit the School Nutrition Department page.

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    Bus Driver positions available. Must have clean MVR and pass background check.
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Announcements for Aug. 8 - 12

For the week of August 22-26

Ridge Road Primary School hosts their first PRIDE Program Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. The Jaxco fundraiser continues until Aug. 30.


Ridge Road Elementary School’s HAWK Program is August 26 at 8:45 a.m.


T.J. Elder Middle School’s football team plays @Wrens Aug. 24 at 4 p.m.


WCHS  Lady Hawks travel to Dodge Co. in a region match-up at 5 p.m. The cross country meet at GMC this week has been cancelled. The Golden Hawks open their regular season in the House of Pain against Jones Co. Aug 26 at 7:30 p.m. #DRAWTHELINE

Important Note to Parents About Bus Changes

Dear Parents,

            The District reviews procedures during the summer to improve safety measures and service to students.  After our summer review, we determined that “bus changes” should be improved in order to ensure the safety of students.  In order to ensure that your child arrives to the location that you have requested, we will require a note from the child’s guardian or guardian designee.  No phone calls will be taken for bus changes.

            If you need to make a bus change during the day, the guardian or a designee of the guardian (person must be listed on the student’s sign-out list), must come to the school to complete a bus pass. This change will help us provide a safe environment for our children.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Back to School Time!

    Washington County Public Schools welcomes back teachers and staff Monday, August 1, at 7:45 a.m. with an opening address from Superintendent Dr. Donna Hinton in the cafeteria at Washington County High School. Pre-planning days include August 1 – 4 with Open House at all schools Thursday, August 4, from 1-6 p.m.

    Ridge Road Elementary School Parent Involvement Coordinator Sherry Monroe invites parents to visit the information booths and displays of community partners who will be set up throughout the elementary side in the hallways.

    Buses will roll in Washington County Friday, August 5, for the first day of classes. “Please be mindful of our students who will be out waiting for their bus,” said Transportation Director Willie Coneway. “Please obey all traffic signals on our roads and the bus signals as our children walk across highways and streets to get on and off their bus,” Coneway said.  “Getting our children to and from school safely is our number one goal,” he concluded. 

Parents are encouraged to have students ready and waiting for their respective bus to help the drivers deliver them to school in a timely manner.