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Welcome to Fort Washington Elementary – Home of the Patriots!

The Fort is a high-achieving school whose mission is to provide a safe learning environment in which everyone collaborates to ensure students reach their full potential in developing mind, body, and spirit.  The Fort Washington community is dedicated to maintaining an effective and efficient educational team of students, parents, educators, and community members to direct and facilitate the delivery of exemplary curricular and co-curricular services.  It is also our mission to prepare all individuals to successfully deal with the changing world and to become productive, contributing members of society.

Fort Washington has traditionally earned the Clovis Unified School District (CUSD) Exemplary School Award for excellence in education and co-curricular programs.  However, due to constraints and impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, this award was paused during the 2020-21 school year.  The Fort Washington Patriots continue to be some of the best-prepared students as they enter Kastner Intermediate School.  The 2020-21 school year was a hybrid year of students learning in-person and online.  The Fort Washington teachers value the relationships established with their students and were committed to provide synchronous learning for their students regardless if their students were in-person or online.  Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Washington received the 2021 California PBIS Coalition’s System of Recognition for successful PBIS implementation at the Silver level.   Fort Washington was named an Honor Roll school through Educational Results Partnership (ERP), and is recognized as a Common Sense School.  The Fort Washington teachers and staff maintain high expectations, and students strive to meet these expectations.

There are many co-curricular activities in which Fort Washington students may participate, including athletics, school service, academic enrichment, humanities, music and the performing arts.  It is the expectation that we teach the whole child and provide opportunities for every student to be involved.
Parent involvement is strong at Fort Washington.  Our Fort Washington Parent Association has been a dedicated group for more than four decades by providing financial, emotional, and volunteer support to our school.  Parents are also provided with many opportunities to be involved in their child’s education.  We have various committees, councils and special events that require parent involvement such as School Site Council (SSC), English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Assessment Review Team (SART), Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC), Career Day, and participating as art docents.

We are a proud school with a proud past, but the future we are providing for students is what makes Fort Washington the place to be.

Melanie Hashimoto
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