6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Back to School Night
Be sure to complete registration for incoming kindergartners, transitional kindergartners, or students in any grade who will be new to Hawthorne this year. Parents/guardians of students who attended an RUSD preschool should come to the Hawthorne Elementary School office to update existing records. Click on the headline above to download a list of required documents and forms. Please come to the office between 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for registration. We look forward to welcoming all of our new students and their families. For preschool information and registration, contact the Early Childhood and Family Education Office at 951-352-8290.
Classes for all students begin Monday, August 29! Students should be at school by 8:20 a.m. Supervisors with class lists and maps will be available at the main gate area and throughout the campus to help parents and students find classrooms. Parents are welcome to walk their students to classrooms for the first two days of school. Beginning Wednesday, August 31, we ask that parents say good-bye to their students at the main gate. We will, of course, be flexible and respond to the needs of individual students. Preschool students will enter and be picked up at the small gate next to the administration building. A sign will be posted and preschool staff will be there to greet and dismiss students. Kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students must be picked up from the classroom at the end of the day. All parents or caregivers picking up students must be prepared to show a photo ID and must be listed on the student's emergency contact card.
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to an orientation on August 26 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Kindergarten/transitional kindergarten class rosters will be posted just inside the main gate by 9:30 a.m. on the 26st. Parents and their students will attend the session in their teacher's classroom. Teachers will share information about what students will learn, daily schedules, school and classroom expectations, homework, and routines for the beginning and the end of the school day.
Class lists will be posted on August 26 in the office windows. Lists for kindergartners and transitional kindergartners will be posted by 9:30 AM. Lists for grades 1 - 6 will be posted by 4:00 PM. The lists will be left up all weekend and the following week. Lists will also be displayed on portable billboards and placed outside the main entrance to the school for the first week of classes. If you do not see your child's name on any class list, please ask for assistance in the office.
The 2016-2017 application for free and reduced-price meals may now be completed online! A new application must be complete every year. Click on the link to access the application. Parents who would like assistance (English or Spanish) completing the application, may call the office at 352-6716 beginning August 15 to make an appointment. For assistance during the first week of school, parents may come to the Nutrition Services table in front of the school between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.
Meet your child's teacher and learn about the exciting year ahead by coming to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 1, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. We will begin in the Multi-Purpose Room with with introductions of staff members and a short presentation by PTA leaders. Teachers will open classroom doors at 6:30. There will be two sessions in each classroom -- the first at 6:30 and a second at 7:00. Parents, we ask that your children remain with you at all times. Special Even Parking will be in effect until 8:00 PM.
Special Event Parking will be in effect on Friday, August 26, from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM for Kindergarten and Preschool Orientations. Special Event Parking will also be in effect from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM during the first week of classes, which begins Monday, August 29. On Thursday, September 1, Special Event Parking will be in effect until 8:00 PM for Back-to-School Night. When Special Event Parking is in effect, parents may park on Victoria Avenue on the side closest to the school during the specified times, on the dirt area across from the school (next to the little farm), and on both sides of Irving Street between Victoria and Lincoln Avenues. Cars parked on the dirt must be completely off the pavement. Parents are asked to ensure that residents' driveways on Irving are not blocked and that children stay off our neighbors' yards and driveways. Cars parked in the street-cleaning zone will not receive a ticket. Parents and their children should cross streets only at street corners -- please do not jaywalk. Maps showing where parking is permitted on non Special Event Parking days may be seen by clicking on the link on the left side of this main page.