Welcome to Washington! (Bienvenidos a Washington!)

Washington Elementary School Teachers
  • Our first day of school is Monday, August 28, 2017.

    School begins at 9:05 am, the warning bell to line up rings at 8:58 am. School ends at 3:35 pm.

  • Drop Off

    Washington School is a neighborhood school and we encourage all of our families to walk to school.

    Arriving by Bike: There are several bike racks to accommodate students who ride their bikes.

    Arriving by Car: If you choose to drive, the official drop off area for Washington is at the intersection of Florence and Lee. The Robert Crown parking lot is also a safe spot for parking and drop off. For the safety of all of our students we insist that families do not drop off in the school parking lot or on Ashland Street. This also helps ensure that the parking lot has adequate space for our teachers & staff.

    Line Up & Dismissals

    Enter on the playground on the Main Street (south) side of the school. They are dismissed from the hallway door.

    1st & 2nd grade classes and Mrs. Siebert’s 3rd grade class: 
    Enter on the playground on the Lee Street (north) side of the school. They are dismissed from classroom doors.

    3rd grade (except Siebert) and all 4th & 5th grade classes: 
    Enter in the courtyard on the west side of the school in the middle of the building. They are dismissed to the playground.

  • New Family Partners

    You may have already received an email or a phone call from a current Washington parent to welcome you to our school and answer any questions you may have. If not, and you’d like to be contacted, please email our New Family Partners Coordinator Angelique Ketzback.

We Love Washington

FAQ (English)

  • What time does school begin and end?

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    School begins at 9:05 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. Playground supervision begins at 8:55 a.m.; please don't drop off children before then. The first warning bell rings at 8:58 a.m. The second one sounds at 9 a.m. Children arriving after 9:05 a.m. will be marked tardy. 


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  • How many students attend Washington?

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    Washington is the largest elementary school in the district with approximately 530 students kindergarten through fifth grade. We are the only school that has two strands of the dual language Two-Way Immersion or TWI (pronounced "TWEE") program, which brings students from all over Evanston to Washington School. The average class size is 22 students. More information is available at the Illinois At-A-Glance Report Card.


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  • Is the building safe?

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    Yes. Doors are locked at all times. Visitors (including parents) must stop by the office to sign-in, leave an ID, and pick-up a visitor’s badge.


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Preguntas Frecuentes (Español)

  • ¿A qué hora comienza y termina la escuela?

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     La escuela comienza a las 9:05 y termina a las 3:35. Supervisión en el patio de recreo comienza a las 8:55 am; los niños no deben ser en el patio de recreo hasta este momento. Los niños que lleguen después de 9:05 se les considerara serán tardes.


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  • ¿Cuántos estudiantes asisten Washington?

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    Washington tiene aproximadamente 525 estudiantes en los grados K-5. Somos la única escuela que tiene dos componentes de la inmersión doble o programa TWI, lo que lleva a los estudiantes de todo Evanston a la Escuela Washington.


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  • ¿Es seguro el edificio?

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    Sí. Las puertas están siempre cerradas. Visitantes (incluyendo a los padres) deben pasar por la oficina para firmar su nombre, dejar identificación, y recoger un pase de visitante.


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  • ¿Tiene una mascota?

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    Sí, es el “Thunderbird”. 


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