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
Doors open at 8:30 am for all grades.
PreK and Kinder entrance will be on Mozart Place
Grades 1st & 2nd will be Old Entrance with steps on 17th St
Grades 3rd - 5th will be Main Entrance on 17th St
Buses will drop off at Main Entrance
Late arrivals (after 9 am, main entrance to pickup late pass)
Please drop off your student according to their individual grade location. If you have multiple students, you will need to drop off at each entrance.
Students in after care, are taken to the after care locations at dismissal.
All other students will be dismissed from the following locations:
PreK dismisses at 3:15 pm at Mozart Place door
All other grades dismiss at 3:30 from the following locations:
Kinder -- Mozart Place
1st Grade -- 17th St Old Entrance with steps
2nd - 5th -- Blacktop area
October 12-29 -- Panorama Student Survey
October 12-November 19 -- Food Drive
October 27 -- Virtual celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month
October 29 -- Coffee with the Principal
New School Year Information
Please see this presentation for information regarding the upcoming school year.
The first day of school for Kinder - 5th grade is August 30th.
The first day of school for PreK will be staggered by last name:
September 2 -- Last names A-M only
September 3 -- Last names N-Z only
H.D. Cooke is a uniform school. Our colors are:
Tops -- White or Navy Blue
Bottoms -- Khaki
Shoes -- Comfortable closed toe shoes
Vaccinations: Stay on Track
Now more than ever, it’s important that your child receives all immunizations on time. Students who do not have updated immunizations after 20 days of starting school will NOT be allowed to return to school until the immunization form is submitted with updated vaccinations.
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 (email@example.com).
For more information:
You can find all the forms by visiting: School Health Requirements
Before and After Care
Champions is our before and after care provider. Click here for more information on enrollment.
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
Tech Tips for Learning at Home
We are preparing for next school year. Part of that preparation is making sure our student devices are up to date and ready for the new school year.
To begin to update the devices, please return your student device to school. We are open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm.