Plan B

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

  • The first two class periods are cancelled.
  • Classes begin at 9:55 am.
  • Morning bus pick-up times as well as a few bus stop locations are different today. Please refer to the Plan B bus route.
  • The afternoon buses leave the school at their regular times at 3:20 pm and 4:55 pm, however today they follow the Plan B bus route.
  • Extended Care will take place at the regularly scheduled time.
  • Evening classes and events take place as scheduled.
  • 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 B.

  • Die ersten beiden Unterrichtsstunden entfallen.
  • Der Unterricht beginnt um 9.55 Uhr.
  • Die morgendlichen Busfahrzeiten sowie manche Bushaltestellen sind heute anders. Beachten Sie bitte die Plan B-Busroute.
  • Die Schulbusse verlassen wie gewöhnlich nachmittags um 15.20 Uhr und um 16.55 Uhr die Schule, folgen aber heute der Plan B-Busroute.
  • Die Spätbetreuung findet zur normalen Zeit statt.
  • Abendkurse und Veranstaltungen finden planmäßig 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.

German Language Treasure - December 2017

This month we would like to recommend a wonderful and magical picture book that is also available as a unique children’s book app: “The Big Word Factory”. The app costs $1.99 and can be installed on IOS as well as Android devices. You can find it in the app store under “The big word factory”.

After downloading the app, please switch the language to German. The program will invite your child to experience a very special poetic story. While they are reading and listening to the story he or she will be entertained by little language games.

The story plays in a country where words cost money and therefore people don’t talk much. However, little Paul urgently needs words to tell the beautiful Marie how much he loves her. 

The app is recommended starting grade 2 and is recommended by the Stifung Lesen and the Leipziger Buchmesse.

If you prefer printed books, please follow this link to the book on Amazon:

Younger children will also enjoy having this book read to them and perhaps this is a good idea for the Christkind or Santa Clause?

If you have any questions, please contact Jasmin Kapustin at

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