About Our School

All schools in the Washington Elementary School District are committed to achieving excellence for every child, every day, every opportunity. Orangewood Elementary School's curriculum is fully aligned with State Standards. Orangewood School provides an effective education for students from Kindergarten through the eighth grade. Student needs are met through a variety of grade-level groupings and a pull-out or inclusion model for students receiving services in learning disabled resources, reading intervention, and gifted education. Art, Music, Band, and PE are provided for all grade levels.

Backpacks and Binders

Orangewood students in kindergarten through fifth grade are required to have a backpack. Students in sixth grade through eighth grade are required to carry a binder

Arrival/Dismissal Information

Our first bell rings at 8:15am and students are tardy/late at 8:20am.  Students may begin arriving on campus as early as 7:55am and they will go directly to their homeroom classrooms for breakfast and attendance. 

School grounds are not supervised until 7:55 a.m. on school days, and students should not arrive on campus until that time. Supervised childcare on campus may be arranged on an hourly basis through KidSpace, which is open at 6:30 a.m. daily (602- 347-2914).

 Dismissal Procedures

Students are expected to leave campus promptly when they are dismissed from school, unless they have been requested to remain after school by a teacher or to participate in a school sponsored activity (both of which must be prearranged with the parent). Students not picked up on time will be sent to the front office. The person picking them up will have to show ID and sign them out. Supervised childcare on campus may be arranged on an hourly basis through KidSpace, which is open after school until 6:00 p.m. daily (602-347-2914).

Leaving School Before Dismissal

To avoid classroom interruptions, we are unable to sign your student out after 2:45 p.m. on regular dismissal days and after 1:15 p.m. on early dismissal days. Please avoid making appointments, etc., during these times. Parents needing to pick up students during the day for any reason must come to the office. Picture ID is required for signing out a student. (Board Policy, JFB-R)

Parking Lot Information

There is no student drop-off/pickup in the front parking lot. If you have a meeting or need help in the school office, please park in a parking space in the school parking lot. When parking in the lot, parents and students must use the crosswalk that passes through the parking lot. Please follow teacher(s)’ or crossing guard(s)’ requests when they advise you of these rules when they are on duty. They are just trying to keep all of our children safe.

Buses Information

All students who ride the bus will be required to have their ID and Z-pass. Masks are mandatory on the bus to and from school.  Please be sure that your student has an extra mask somewhere safe in their backpack.  If they lose their mask.

If you need assistance in any language other than English, please call 602-347-2609.
Si necesitan asistencia en cualquier idioma que no sea inglés, favor de llamar al 602-347-2609.
The Washington Elementary School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and disability in any of its policies, procedures or practices to include admission, employment, and access to all programs and activities.