Plan A


Due to weather conditions, the German International School Washington D.C. is running on Plan A.

  • All classes are cancelled.
  • All evening events are cancelled.
  • The lunch menu of the cafeteria may change for the remainder of this week. You will see the current menu on our website once school reopens.


Wetterbedingt gilt an der German International School Washington D.C. Plan A.

  • Der Unterricht fällt heute vollständig aus.
  • Es finden keine Abendveranstaltungen statt.
  • Bei unvorhergesehenem Unterrichtsausfall ändert sich meistens der Speiseplan der Cafeteria für den Rest der Woche. Den aktuellen Speiseplan finden Sie auf unserer Website, wenn die Schule wieder geöffnet ist.

Counselor Grades 1-4

During her office hours the Counselor provides students with an opportunity to take charge of their problems and conflicts and to work on and solve them. Students can set up recess appointments alone or with one or two other childrenand work on solutions. Social learning takes place every day and in all areas.

Therefore, the elementary school team has developed F.R.O.G., a system that rewards friendly, respectful, organized and community-oriented behavior. Specific topics on social learning can also be addressed in class. Conflict mediation in acute cases and learning to overcome other conflicts are also part of the program.

Office hours for parents offer an opportunity to discuss educational questions or a student’s academic challenges, to search for solutions and, if necessary, establish a support system.

Class room visits offer an opportunity to meet all students and to better start and accompany important processes. The elementary school counselor cooperates with the secondary school counselor, thus ensuring professional communications.

Monthly Newsletter: Helping Children Learn - Elementary School Edition

"Counselor's Corner", German School Counseling Newsletter


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