5th Grade Promotion Virtual Ceremony
It's a Burbank tradition that on the Wednesday (of the last week of school) at 9:00 am, we would all be getting ready to have our annual 5th grade promotion from George Washington Elementary School. The parking lot would be extra full of cars and our 5th graders would be dressed up in their very best outfits looking beautiful and handsome. This has been my ritual for the past six years. Unfortunately, today, we cannot physically be together due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, for the last 5 weeks, the 5th grade teaching team (Ms. Hernandez, Mr. Michels, Mrs. Balboa, Ms. Gal, Mrs. Ivankovic and Mrs. Farmer) as well as Matt Johnson, our extraordinary Technology Assistant, have put together a lovely virtual 5th grade promotion for our students and families. I would also like to thank Miss Laura Hernandez, our amazing and talented ASL interpreter, for signing all verbal communication in order for our deaf and hard of hearing students and families to have equal access to this year's promotion.
The silver lining in all of this is that we would not be able to show this to other families within our school because we cannot physically fit that many people in our auditorium. However, due to the situation we are faced with, you all can be a part of this celebration. Please sit back and celebrate the promoting 5th grade class of 2020 from George Washington Elementary School!
Enrollment Procedures 2020-2021
Even though our schools remain physically closed, we want to continue to welcome new BUSD students to the district through virtual enrollment. Please follow the steps below to virtually enroll your student:
Step 1: Complete online enrollment at https://burbankusd.asp.aeries.net/AIR/
Step 2: Scan and email, mail, or fax the following documents to email@example.com
- Legal proof of Age (birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate – temporary)
- Proof of Residency (Utility Bill or “pink sheet” from BWP- temporary)
- Picture ID
- Current report card for elementary
If you cannot scan these documents, please feel free take pictures of them and email those as attachments or mail them through USPS to the school site (the postmark will establish your time stamp).
For additional enrollment information please visit the enrollment page of our district website.
While we are accepting enrollment packets, we are not yet formally placing students at school sites for a few more weeks and will keep you posted by email. Thank you for your patience and welcome to BUSD!
Extended Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) Information
The Burbank Unified School District is pleased that there was such great interest last year in the Extended Transitional
Kindergarten (ETK) class. The class, hours, and calendar for 2020-2021 are as follows:
School: George Washington Elementary School, 2322 N. Lincoln Street, Burbank, CA 91506
Dates: Monday, August 17, 2020 – Thursday, May 27, 2021
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. There is a 43 minute lunch. (Applications for Free or Reduced Meal Program are online)
Burbank residents have priority placement into the program.
The short- and long-term goals of the ETK program are to:
• Provide quality education for English learners, low-socio-economic students, homeless students and foster
youth children who turn five years old between December 3, 2020 – May 27, 2021; enrollment priority is
based on birthdate
• Build socialization and communication skills with other children and adults
• Prepare students with foundational skills leading to immediate school success and success in subsequent grade
• Build responsibility through the structure of the school learning environment
So that we can determine which families qualify based on the above guidelines, please complete this enrollment packetthen return it to Gabriella Platten at the District Office, Instructional Services by June 1, 2020. Once it is determined a
family is qualified, the following will be requested to complete registration at George Washington Elementary:
- Proof of residency (utility bill)
- Immunization verification
- Child Identification (birth certificate, passport, other official document)
- Parent/Guardian identification
If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me directly. I can be reached at
(818) 729-4482 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter J.Knapik Peter J. Knapik, Ed.D.
Director, Elementary Education
Around the Campus
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City of Burbank Safe Routes to School Project
The Safe Routes to School Project aims to improve pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety for students, parents, and residents that attend and or live near the three BUSD schools: George Washington Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, and John Muir Middle School.
We have a NEW and FREE school app! The George Washington Elementary School App connects parents with the school! You can report absences, email teachers, and receive important notifications and alerts straight to your phone! Install this app to know what is going on at your school and to get involved! Just search,George Washington Elementary Burbank on your app store to download it directly to your phone! We have over 200 people that have downloaded it to their phone!