Principal's Message

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
shredded shorts/pants.

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!

Thank You,

Lindsay Hastings
Proud Patriot Principal

HESD Asbestos Notice

HESD Asbestos Notice
HESD Asbestos Notice

The Hanford Elementary School District under the 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. The Management Plan for Washington Elementary School is available for your inspection in the school office. A copy of all school plans is also available at the District Office located at 714 North White Street.

Aviso de HESD Asbestos

La Escuela Elemental de Hanford bajo de Acta de Respuesta de Emergencia Asbestos Peligrosos (AHERA), es necesario para desarrollar e implementar un plan de Manejar en caso de la presencia de materiales asbestos en nuestra escuela. El Plan de Manejar para la Escuela de Washington esta disponible para su inspección en la Oficina de la Escuela. Una copia de todos los planes de las escuelas también están disponible en la Oficina del Distrito localizado 714 North White Street.

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Hanford Elementary has partnered with Big Smiles to offer in-school dental care.  Simply complete the permission form or go to to sign up your child.

There may be no cost to you if your child is insured with Medi-Cal.  Private insurance and self-pay options are also available.  

Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed, local professionals.  Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

By having your child see the in-school dentist, you can help reduce the risk of:

  • Early tooth loss caused by dental decay
  • Gum disease
  • Heart disease
  • Impaired speech development

Taking care of your child's teeth is an important part of keeping them healthy.

Permission Form for service can be completed at



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.