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.

A warm welcome to our new teachers!

Dear School Community,

I would like to express a very warm welcome to all new students with their families as well as all returning member families.

I am also happy to welcome and introduce our new faculty members here at the DSW and wish them a successful start into their first year:

- Ms. Dunja Baker, Elementary School – English
- Ms. Nicole Bankert, Grades 5 through 12 -Biology (bilingual)
- Ms. Stephanie Beckmann, Elementary School -  SES 3, Grades 5 through 12 - English
- Mr. Raphael Endenich, Grades 5 through 12 - Music and Geography
- Ms. Doris Fricke, Grades 5 through 12 - Math, Chemistry, College and Career Counselor
- Ms. Rebekka Kehlenbrink, Grades 5 through 12 - English
- Ms. Susanne Kneiske, Grades 5 through 12 -  Math
- Ms. Ulrike Koch, Preschool – Panda Group
- Dr. Guido Müller, Grades 5 through 12 - Math, Physics
- Ms. Atasch Pakzad, Preschool – Afternoon Program and Extended Care
- Ms. Andrea Pence,  Elementary School – Homeroom Teacher 4b
- Mr. Rainer Tack, Grades 5 through 12 - Music, Physical Education, Elementary School – Music, Coordinator for Grades 10-12

I am especially pleased to announce that Ms. Kerstin Hopkins has recovered to the point where she has been able to return to assume her role as the Principal of the very successful German Language Courses to its full extent.

We wish you all a great start into a successful school year!

Best regards,

Petra Palenzatis

Head of School

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