Dear Washington Families:
I would like to officially welcome you to the new school year! My name is Lindsay Hastings and I
am proud to serve as the Principal for Washington Elementary. As we look forward to the start of
the new year, please know that the health and safety of our students and families remains our
top priority. In addition, we are committed to making this year a positive and memorable
experience for you and your child. As we have seen time and time again over the last few years,
we are all capable of overcoming challenges and accomplishing tasks that seem overwhelming
at times. We want each of our Patriots to know that they are special and unique and can do
anything they set their minds to!
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 in the Parent
Handbook and Student Conduct Code. All students must comply with this policy which includes,
but is not limited to: shoes must have a closed toe and closed heel (no sandals), shorts must
reach midthigh, clothing must be free of inappropriate pictures/language, and no frayed or
Class lists will be posted outside the front office on Thursday August 10th after 4:30pm. The first
day of school is Tuesday, August 15th beginning at 8:00am. Parents are welcome to walk their
students to their classrooms on the first day and to their class lines.We will hold a Kinder and
SDC Meet and Greet on August 14th from 3-4pm so our littlest Patriots have an opportunity to
meet their teachers and see their new classrooms prior to the first day.
We look forward to a promising school year and please know that your child is our top priority.
Developing an environment in which students feel safe is our number one goal. We have a very
talented staff who are 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!
Proud Patriot Principal