SEP Online Scheduler

Online Scheduler

Hello Washington Families!  Teachers are currently scheduling SEP conferences for Wednesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 4, from 1:30-8:00 PM.  You can access the online scheduler by either clicking here or on the icon. The password is stars.

Washington Re-Entry Plans


Hello Washington Families!

We wanted to provide a central location for all of the documents that outline our re-entry plan.  Please note that a new schedule goes into effect on Monday, January 25, as we welcome the return of Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade in-person learning students.  Second and third grades will return on February 1.  Fourth, fifth, and sixth grades will begin on February 8.  We will continue to offer remote learning.

  • Grade Level Assignments – This document identifies where classroom and student teachers have been assigned.  If you would like to change your decision for in-person or remote learning, you may contact the office at 801-578-8140 until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 20.
  • Master Schedule – This document will provide you with an overview of the school’s schedule.
  • Quick Overview – Information shared at the School Community Council (SCC) Meeting on Thursday, January 14.
  • In-Building Procedures – Documents the school-wide expectations that all employees, students, and families will follow.  This is a living document and revisions will be made as needed.

Teachers will be sending specific information to parents via Class Dojo.  If you have questions please call our office or email our principal, John Kelly, at

Superintendent Search Community Survey

Superintendent Search

What qualities do you want to see in our new Superintendent? Now's your chance to tell us here.

2021-2022 ELP Q & A Meetings

Join us for an Extended Learning Program Q & A Zoom meeting

❖ Is your child a rapid learner who puts thoughts together quickly?
❖ Does your child have an excellent memory or an unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for his/her age?

❖ Does your child have an advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors, and abstract ideas?

If so, the district’s Extended Learning Program may be a good fit for your child.

Click here for more information

Únase a nosotros para una reunión de preguntas y respuestas del programa de aprendizaje avanzado
❖ ¿Su hijo aprende rápido y pone sus pensamientos rápidamente?
❖ ¿Tiene su hijo una memoria excelente o un vocabulario inusualmente extenso y una estructura de oraciones compleja para su edad?
❖ ¿Tiene su hijo una comprensión avanzada de matices de palabras, metáforas e ideas abstractas?
Si es así, el Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado del distrito puede ser una buena opción para su hijo.

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2020-21 Student Registration

Washington Stars Logo

Hello Washington Families!

Washington Elementary is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 SCHOOL REGISTRATION will be ONLINE again this year.  Online school registration will be available starting on July 20, 2020. To register, click on the link online registration link at the bottom of this page or use this link:

Items needed to complete registration:

During registration please be sure to update your family contact information so that we may remain in contact during the upcoming school year.  If you would also like to opt in to district text messages, please visit:

Should you have any questions during the online registration process, contact Marci, Washington’s Head Secretary, by phone at (801) 578-8140.

After School Program Registration 2020-2021

After School Program Registration 2020-2021After School Program Registration (Spanish) 2020-2021

Mr. Kelly - 2021 SLCSD Principal of the Year

Mr. Kelly 2021 POY

We’re excited to share that Mr. Kelly was nominated and selected as the district’s principal of the year.  Mr. Kelly shared that he is humbled and honored to receive this recognition.  He is grateful to work with an amazing staff and faculty at Washington.  He loves the community and is grateful for their on-going support.

SLCSD 2021 Principal of the Year Announcement

High Five Day

With everything that's happening right now, we want our students and families to know that we're thinking of you. Here's a "high five" to brighten your day. We want to thank Mrs. Lawrence for putting this video together.

Book Con 2020

Book Con 2020

We had a fantastic turnout at our first ever Washington Book Con! Students and faculty were dressed as their favorite book characters. We want to thank all of our teachers, staff, and PTO parents who helped with set up, serving food, and running all of our fun activities. A special shout out to the West High National Honors Society, the Capitol Hill Action Group (CHAG), and our sixth grade after school committee for all of their assistance. We'd like to recognize our amazing librarian, Liz Gleason, for organizing the event. We hope you had a great evening Washington Families!

Battle of the Books 2020

Battle of the Books 2020

We are so proud of our Washington Stars Battle of the Books Team (Josh, Abel, Mariela, and Ella)! They placed 3rd out of 19 teams at the March 3rd competition. A special thanks to our outstanding librarian, Mrs. Gleason, for promoting the Battle of the Books, and chaperoning our team.

February Principal's 200 Club Lunch 2020

Principal's 200 Club Lunch January 2020

We would like to thank Fat Jack's for sponsoring our Principal's 200 Club lunch on Friday, February 28! A special thanks to Ms. Treu and Ms. Becky for providing transportation and supervision. Our students earn Principal's 200 Club tickets by being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE outside of their classrooms. Each month we take 10 students to lunch to celebrate their examples.

PFFOW Art Contest 2020


PFFOW Art Contest 2020

On Wednesday, February 26th, we held our gallery reception for this year’s PFFOW Art Contest. We want to recognize three of our amazing PTO parents for putting this fun event together: Cherie Farnes, Brandee Kluth, and Sarah Kelly. A special thanks for Cherie’s brother, Brady, for judging the artwork. We appreciate all of the students who participated this year and the families that attended the reception.

STAR Students of the Month - February 2020

February SOM Assembly

We celebrated our STAR Students of the Month on Friday, February 21. Students were selected by their teachers for representing the character trait of OPEN MINDED. Kindergarten and sixth grade presented about the Olympic sport of surfing. PFFOW shared our school activity for the month of March; collecting 100 items to donate to the refugee center. If you’d like to see a video of Dr. Sorenstein’s experiment, click here.

STAR Students of the Month - January 2020

STAR Students of the Month - January 2020

Congratulations to our STAR Students of the Month for January! They were selected by their teachers for representing the trait WELL BALANCED.


Toasted BarrelSLACSalt Lake Regional

Washington Elementary was the beneficiary of three generous donations at the beginning of January.  First, the Toasted Barrel raised funds during the month of December to help the school pay off students’ school lunch debt.  Later that same day, the Salt Lake Acting Company delivered supplies for Washington’s school store with items they were able to collect during the month of December.  The following day, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center donated a plethora of sports equipment for student recesses.  We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support from our local community.  Thank you!

UPOP Winter Recital 2019

UPOP Winter Recital 2019

The UPOP Winter Recital was held in Dumke Hall on the University of Utah Campus Saturday, December 9th. We had a record number of families and friends come out in support. We are grateful to our piano teacher, Carmen Hall, and her assistants for their work with our students.

Family STEAM Night 2019

Family STEAM Night 2019

We had a very well attended first family (STEAM) night of the school year. We want to thank Craft Lake City for organizing the event and Google Fiber for sponsoring it. We also wanted to thank Spyhop, UVU College of Science, Teletype Corporation, West High Robotics, The Leonardo, ands Much More Than a Toy. A special thanks to all of our PTO parents, teachers, and staff who stayed to support this special event. We appreciate our Washington Families for their attendance.

3rd Annual Washington Jog-a-thon 2019

Jog-a-thon 2019

On October 11th, we held our third annual jog-a-thon fundraiser! It was a lot of fun and we appreciate all of the family support we received. An event like this takes a lot of planning. We are grateful to our PTO President, Sarah Kelly, for coordinating the jog-a-thon. A special thanks to all of our parent volunteers, our resource officer, Chad Atkinson, and his crew, our teachers and staff, especially our custodian, Oscar. A shout out to Mr. Sorensen for emceeing, and Mr. Cox for all of his assistance. We also had a special guest visit from former assistant principal, Mr. Finch. Cheers to all of our corporate sponsors. Thanks to all who made this a successful event!

Be Nice - Washington Edition 2019

Can'd Aid Instrument Donation 2019

Can'd Aid Instrument Donation 2019

We would like to thank the band, Jared & The Mill, as well as the Can'd Aid Foundation for the concert and donation of instruments to our music program for next school year!  You can read a Desert News article about the donation or watch a Fox News Segment by clicking on the links.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

Earth Day Contest 2019

Earth Day Contest

This spring Washington students participated in an art and essay contest with Stonyfield Yogurt for Earth Day. On April 25th, Laurie Letts, from Walmart's corporate offices in Bentonville, Arkansas flew out and presented awards to our winners. For the essay contest Abel took first place, Josh second, and Gennesey third. In the art contest Hayden took first place, Adi second, and Nicholas third. Congratulations to our winners who received Walmart gift cards. Walmart also made a $1,000 donation to the school.

Great Utah Shakeout 2019

Great Utah Shakeout 2019

On April 18th, Washington students participated in the Great Utah Shake Out Drill along with the Salt Lake District and several other entities across the state. Students practiced "drop, cover, and hold on" in their classrooms. Afterwards we practiced our evacuation protocol to our designated location (the LDS church on 500 North). We practice so that students, teachers, and staff are prepared in case of an actual event

News About Washington's Grounds 2019

News About Washington's Grounds


Ms. Shawney Receives District Award 2019

PE Teacher Recognition

Our outstanding PE teacher, Shawney Robinson, was recognized for her work with the Excellence in Teaching Elementary Physical Education Award by the Salt Lake City School District. We are grateful for her dedication and the creativity and fun she brings to our students on a daily basis.

STEM Education Grant 2019

STEM Education Grant

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is supporting STEM education in the Salt Lake City School District! This $150,000 grant will support STEM in eight elementary schools in the West High School Network, including Washington next school year.

Can'd Aid Bike Donation 2018


We want to thank the Can'd Aid Foundation for their generous donation of bikes to everyone of our first and second grade students on May 30th. Students first attended an assembly, and then went outside to find out that they were each going home with a bike. We appreciate all of our parents who were in attendance. A special thanks to Ms. Marci, Ms. Gwen, Ms. Moffat, Ms. Treu, Mrs. Karaus, and Ms. Mary Lou for getting permission slips signed and arranging the event.

Fox News Segment – 5/30/18

Washington Report to the School Board 2018

Washington Report to the School Board

All SLCSD schools are on a five year rotation where they have the opportunity to present information to the School Board.  On Tuesday, January 9th, Mr. Finch and Mr. Kelly had the opportunity to share the many amazing things that are happening at Washington.  Parents and PFFOW members, Sarah Kelly and Ashley Anderson were also in attendance.  Access to the materials shared and a video recording of the meeting can be found here (under the January 9 meeting).  A video was created to show the board what a week at Washington looks like.  The video can be watched by clicking here.  We are proud of our faculty, staff, and the amazing students and families that we serve.

Great American Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse

Want to see what Washington students did to view the eclipse on the first day of school?  KUTV 2News paid us a visit and documented the events in Ms. Mary Lou’s second grade class.
KUTV News Segment – 8/21/17

Grazing Goats 2017


Ever wonder how the vegetation on the hill behind our school is taken care of?  If you passed by during the month of August then you witnessed first hand what the goats do best – EAT!
KUTV News Segment – 7/27/17

SITLA Instagram Contest 2017

SITLA Instagram Contest             SITLA Instagram Challenge Winners

We are thrilled to announce that Washington Elementary won the SITLA Instagram contest!  On May 18th (2017) the school was awarded the check.  The $1,000 of Land Trust money that we received will be put towards funding our Tanner Dance program for grades K-3! We are so grateful to our parent, SCC member, and Tanner Dance teacher, Ashley Anderson for posting the picture and entering our school in the contest.

Breakfast in the Classroom 2016

Breakfast in the Classroom

Everyday every student at Washington Elementary can pick up and eat a free morning meal thanks to our Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) grant!
KUTV News Segment – 10/27/16

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