Location, Hours, and Leadership Team
Prek and Kinder Weekly Testing

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: 

Doors open at 8:30 am for all grades.

Entrance Locations:

  • PreK and Kinder entrance is on Mozart Place

  • Grades 1st & 2nd is at Old Entrance (red door) on 17th St

  • Grades 3rd - 5th is at Main Entrance on 17th St

  • School buses drop off at Main Entrance

  • Late arrivals after 8:55 am drop off at Main Entrance and student will 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. 

Dismissal Times:

Students in after care, are taken to the after care locations during dismissal.


All other students are 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

Important Dates

June 6 - 16 -- Move up days, please check with teacher for details

June 14 -- 5th grade trip to Six Flags

June 15 -- Kinder Promotion (9:15 am)

June 17 -- 5th grade Promotion (10-11 am)

June 20 -- Juneteenth Day (No school)

June 24 -- Last Day of School!!











H.D. Cooke is a uniform school. Our colors are:

Tops -- White or Navy Blue

Bottoms -- Khaki 

Shoes -- Comfortable closed toe shoes

COVID Vaccinations

Children 5 to 11 years old are now eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and lowers the chance of children getting and spreading COVID-19. The vaccine is 90% effective at preventing symptoms of COVID-19. Children will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine than adolescents and adults, approximately one-third the dose that people 12 and older get.

For more information and pop-up locations starting November 5th CLICK HERE.

Before and After Care

Champions is our before and after care provider. Click here for more information on enrollment. 


With many of our youngest learners ineligible to access the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine, DCPS is dedicating testing resources to weekly testing of all Pre-K students. Students in PK3 and PK4 will be provided with a rapid test each week and are strongly encouraged to upload their results each Sunday before returning to the classroom. Kindergarten students will also be receiving weekly test kits and are highly encouraged to test each week. Tests will be distributed each week. 


Please write the date when the test was administered on a weekly basis on the test stick before you snap the picture.

Upload your results here 24 hours prior to returning to school HERE


Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the main office (202-939-5390) or email Ms. Jackie (jacqueline.alvarado@k12.dc.gov)

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. 

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