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.

Invitation: St. Martin’s Procession

To all parents of the Preschool, Elementary School (School Entry Level through 4th grade), and the German Language Courses (GLC) 

November 2, 2016

St. Martin’s procession on November 11, 2016

Dear parents,

As in past years, the Elementary School is once again organizing the traditional St. Martin’s Procession.

This year the St. Martin’s Procession is going to take place on November 11th. Please bring your lanterns. Many Preschoolers and Elementary School students have already crafted. The children are very much looking forward to the procession and we hope you can join us with friends and family.

We will meet in front of the Elementary School at 5:15pm.

Following our tradition,  we will start out by singing St. Martins’ songs during our walk and then listen to a  reading of the St. Martin’s legend.

After the procession, all children will receive a „Weckmann“, a traditional German pastry. The „Weckmänner“ will be handed out at various locations in front of the Elementary School. Once again, the „Friends of the German School“ are donating the „Weckmänner“. Thank you! Hot and cold beverages for children and adults will also be on sale. To ensure that this wonderful event will be once again a great success, we need you cooperation with respect to the course of events and a few rules.

The procession will move via the parking lot and behind the Elementary School to the Elementary School’s soccer field.  Here, the St. Martin’s play will take place. We will be walking in the dark and the path will lead down a couple of steps, therefore we advise against bringing strollers.

Parents are responsible for their children during the entire event. All teachers of the Elementary School will be present, but have been assigned various organizational responsibilities. All outside stairs and stairs between buildings will be closed off with yellow tape and access will be prohibited. Please make sure your children are following these rules. Thank you very much!

Please remember that all cars have to be parked on the school's parking lot. Make sure to arrive on time since the parking lot will be closed during the procession for safety reasons. Parking on Kentsdale Drive or Chateau Drive, even on the grassy areas in front of the school, is not permitted.

We hope that all participants will enjoy a festive evening.


Monika Rodrigues

ES Principal


Maya Osiander and Kristina Hallex

Event organizers

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