Carleton Washburne

Monday Memo - August 22, 2022

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Washburne Families,

The 2022-23 school year starts this week. We cannot wait to welcome students back to Washburne this week. We hope you share in this excitement and that this newsletter contains helpful reminders for a successful start to the year.

Take Care and Be Well,

Andrew Fenton & Ben Horwitz

Washburne Principal & Assistant Principal

Opening Week Information

Student Meet and Greet Event and Locations

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23rd from 11:30am-12:15pm all Washburne students will have the opportunity to meet with their team teachers and connect with other students. This event will take place outside around Carleton Washburne School.

This is a great opportunity for 8th graders to reconnect with their teachers and classmates and for 7th graders to meet their teachers and fellow teammates. Students can stop by at any point during this timeframe to meet the teachers on their team. Each team will be located outside the perimeter of our building, near the door where students will enter the building each day.

Please see the image below to see the location for your child’s team:

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Student Entrance Locations

Similar to last year, Washburne will have four entrance locations for students based on their team. Please keep in mind the following regarding our entrance procedures:

  • Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:10 AM.

  • Doors will open at 8:20 AM so that students can drop off items in their lockers before heading to advisory.

  • The school day begins at 8:30 AM. Any students who arrive after 8:30 will need to enter through the main entrance and sign in at the office.

  • Please remember that Oak St. is one way, westbound, between 8:00AM-4:00PM. If dropping off a student on Oak, please make sure to drop them off on the north side of the street. If you are dropping off your child on Elm St., please use the south side of the street. Doing so will prevent students from needing to cross the road at a busy time and prevent accidents.

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First Day of School: Wednesday, August 24th: 8:30am-11:50am

Please remember that the first day of school is a half day for student attendance. Lunch will not be served at school on this date. Students will have a chance to see all of their teachers and visit their classrooms with a modified schedule. There will be bus service on this date.

Washburne Lunch Information

Quest Food Management Services, Inc. is the food service provider for the Carleton Washburne Cafeteria. The school district has partnered with, a convenient and secure online service for monitoring your student's lunch account and making credit or debit card deposits.

Please visit the following link for more information: Washburne Lunch Webpage.

In addition, families who do not already have accounts created will receive an email from the district today with login information. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Huisel at 847-501-2527 or

Student Schedules

Students will receive a copy of their trimester 1 schedule in advisory on Wednesday. They do not need to print anything out for the first day.

School Supplies

All students should have the supplies listed in this LINK, either ordered as a kit through our PTO or purchased on your own. Please know that it is okay if students do not bring every item to school on the very first day. Our teachers will communicate with students regarding expectations for managing school supplies on the first day.

KW Uniforms

All Washburne students will need a uniform for kinetic wellness classes. Uniforms can be ordered by clicking on this LINK.

If you have any questions about Kinetic Wellness clothing, please contact a member of our Washburne Kinetic Wellness team:

Mr. Becker -

Mr. Cooper -

Ms. Florence -

Fall Sports Information

Fall sports at Washburne are set to start right away with the new school year.

Girls Volleyball tryouts will be Thursday, August 25th from 3:30-5:00pm and Friday, August 26th from 7:00-8:00am in the Washburne Gyms.

  • Girls should come to tryouts with athletics clothing, shoes, and knee pads. Volleyball practices are typically Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm and Friday mornings from 7-8:00am.

  • Games are all during the week, starting at either 4:00pm or roughly 5:00pm. Our season will end on October 18.

Cross Country will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 30 from 3:30-4:00pm. They will meet in the hallway outside of the gyms at Washburne.

  • Cross Country practice is typically Tuesdays through Friday, from 3:30-4:30pm.

  • Cross country will usually meet for practices in the back field between Washburne and Skokie.

In order for any student to participate in a Washburne sport, they need to be registered online, and have a copy of a current physical form (within a year) or a medical clearance form on file at school. Registration and the medical form can be found here.

There will also be an informational meeting for parents on zoom on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00pm. Please use this link to join the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Andy Becker at

Washburne’s Go to School Night

We are excited to welcome families to our in-person Go to School Night next Wednesday, August 31st from 6:00pm - 7:45pm.

All parents will begin the evening in the Washburne Gymnasium with a brief all-school presentation.

Please save this date and keep an eye out for more information on the event next week.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 24th: First Day of School 11:50am Dismissal

Wednesday, August 31st: Washburne Go To School Night - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Monday, September 5th: No School - Labor Day Holiday