• Good evening, Washington Families, this is principal Paul Traves with an important message about the Montessori Program at Washington.  To improve efficiency and alignment across the district, GCS will discontinue the Montessori program at Washington Elementary after this school year. 

    Current Washington families have several options: 

    • Students enrolled as Choice students in the Montessori program may transfer to Erwin Montessori, which will temporarily be located at Wiley Elementary and will make its permanent home at Archer Elementary after school renovations are complete. Transportation will be provided.
    • Students enrolled as Choice students may choose to remain at Washington Elementary but transportation will not be provided.
    • Students enrolled as Choice students may register through Student Assignment to return to their attendance zone schools. Transportation to those schools will be provided.
    • Students enrolled as neighborhood students may choose to apply to Erwin Montessori and will receive priority in the admissions process. The Erwin Montessori boundary will encompass the Washington Elementary area; therefore, transportation will be provided.
    • Students enrolled as neighborhood students may choose to remain at Washington Elementary. Transportation will be provided.

    Last week an Intent form went home with your Washingtonian. To help us plan appropriately, please indicate your intent from the choices provided online at the website provided (https://bit.ly/washingtonintent), by scanning the QR code or completing the form found in your Washingtonians folder. Forms should be returned school or completed online by Friday, February 16.

     We understand that you may have questions. If you do, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 336.370.8290.

     As Washington, we Honor Community, Show Excellence, and Think Critically.

     Have a great evening and be on the lookout for our regular scheduled weekly message later this evening.