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


Arrival Times: 

Doors open at 8:30 am for all grades.

Entrance Locations:

  • 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. 

Dismissal Times:

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

Important Dates

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

For more information:

Vaccination Q&A

School-Based Health Centers are Open for Vaccinations 


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. 

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