Lindsay Hastings

I would like to officially welcome you to the 2019-20 school year.  I am thrilled to be serving as your Washington Elementary Principal. My name is Lindsay Hastings and I have proudly served the students and families of HESD for the last 15 years. I actually started my teaching career right here at Washington teaching 6th grade! I am excited to begin the 2019-20 school year and look forward to making this year a positive and memorable experience for you and your child.

As you and your family prepare for the new school year and shop for school clothes, please consult the Hanford Elementary School District Dress and Grooming Board Policy. All students must comply with this policy (no sandals, no tank tops, no short shorts, no designs or colors in hair, no inappropriate pictures/language, no frayed/shredded shorts/pants).

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 13th beginning at 7:57am. Families may walk students to class on the first day of school only. Beginning Wednesday, August 14th families will not be able to enter campus before or after school.

We look forward to a promising school year and please know that your child is our first priority.  Developing an environment in which students feel safe is our number one goal. We have a very talented staff who will be dedicated to teaching, challenging and nurturing your child.   We strive to make our school a fun learning environment. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.  Your participation and feedback are crucial to our school wide improvement. I look forward to meeting you in the weeks to come!


Lindsay Hastings
Proud Patriot Principal

Learn from Home Resources

Learn from Home Resources are posted on our HESD website. You will notice that resources are organized by grade level spans: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Please check out the resources to support continued learning for your child!
Thank you for your support!


Please have all students enter through the kindergarten gate, north of the kindergarten classrooms. We hope this will alleviate traffic congestion in the parking lot area.  Remember: in consideration of others, please pull all the way forward when dropping off your students.


Change in Dismissal Information

To provide optimal safety, security and consistency for all students, any changes to your child's dismissal instructions will only be accepted until 11:00 a.m. each morning. Exceptions will be made for extreme emergencies only. Please help us  keep your child safe and secure by adhering to this policy on a daily basis.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items are hung and displayed on a hanging rack near the front office.  Please be sure to check on a weekly basis for lost items. At the end of each month, all items will be donated to the local HOPE organization. To help us identify lost clothing, especially jackets, write your child's name inside when possible.

Asbestos Management Plan

The Hanford Elementary School District under asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), is required to develop and implement a management plan for dealing with the presence of asbestos-containing materials in our schools.  Our school was built asbestos free.  This plan is available for your inspection in the school office.  A copy of all school plans is also available in the District Office, located at 714 N. White Street.