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.

Parent Night Invitation

Dear Parents,

We cordially invite you to next week’s parent nights for students of all grades. The Parent Night of the Preschool and grades 5 through 12 take place on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and the parent night of the Elementary School is on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

We made a few changes, so please refer to the respective agendas below. In preparation, you can download your child’s / children’s weekly schedule from our on our website.


August 30, 2016



6:00 pm

Welcoming of parents and  introduction of Preschool teachers in the main hall of the Preschool


6:30 pm

Information session (in English and German)


7:00 pm

Homeroom teacher meets parents in class room


8:00 pm

Election of parents’ representatives

> What does a Parent Representative do?


August 30, 2016

Upper School


6:30 pm

Information for parents of “Realschüler” grades 6 to 10
(room 212)


7:00 pm

Welcoming of parents and  introduction of Upper School teachers in the assembly hall of the main building


7:45 pm

Homeroom teacher meets parents in class room


8:30 pm

Election of parents’ representatives

> What does a Parent Representative do?


September 1, 2016

Elementary School


5:30 pm

"Meet & Greet"  for parents and teachers of the Elementary School (SEL through grade 4)

(Entry Hall of the Elementary School)


6:00 – 6:55 pm

Presentation of the subjects English, Social training, Music, Physical Education, and Computers as well as Information on the Afternoon Program and Extendend Care

(in the entire Elementary School building)


7:00 pm

Greeting by the Elementary School Principal and introduction of the Elementary School teachers

(in the Assembly Hall of the main building)


7:30 pm –

8:00 pm

Two parallel informational sessions per grade level, one in English one in German, that take place in the classrooms (Information regarding the grade level, parents choose their preferred language)

(in the classrooms of each grade level)


8:00 pm –

9:00 pm

The homeroom teachers present their program

Election of parents’ representatives

(in the homerooms)

> What does a Parent Representative do?


Please remember that – as in previous years – we do not offer child care during this evening.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you!

Petra Palenzatis, OStD‘    

Head of School

Jürgen Sarpe, StD

Deputy Head of School

Monika Rodrigues

Elementary School Principal

Mojdeh Khojasteh

Preschool Principal



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