9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Preschool Orientation - English
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kindergarten Orientation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Preschool Orientation - Spanish
8:35 AM - 2:25 PM First Day of School
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Back-to-School Night
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PTA Board Meeting
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM SSC/TITLE I/ELAC Meeting
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM Student of the Month Assemby - 1st-3rd
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM Student of the Month Assembly - 4th-6th
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Student of the Month Assembly - Kindergarten
Register now for incoming kindergartners and students who will be new to Hawthorne. Registration hours are from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM in the main office. For information on documents required for registration, click on the headline above. For information on transfers, contact the Pupil Services Department at 951-352-1200.
This Friday, August 22, Preschool Orientation will be offered to parents in English at 9:00 and in Spanish at 11:00. Orientation sessions will be held in the preschool classroom. Signs and maps will be posted to assist parents. Special Event Parking will be in effect for Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. See the information below for Special Event Parking areas.
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to an orientation on August 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Kindergarten/transitional kindergarten class rosters will be posted just inside the main gate by 9:00 on the 22nd. Parents and their students will attend the session in their teacher's classroom. Teachers will share information about daily schedules, school and classroom expectations, homework, and routines for the beginning and the end of the school day. Information about what students will learn during the school year will be presented during Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 28, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Class lists will be posted on August 22 in the office windows. Kindergarten lists will be posted by 9:00 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.
Classes will begin Monday, August 25. Supervisors with class lists and maps will be available at the main gate area and throughout the campus to assist parents and students with finding classrooms. Parents are welcome to walk their students to their classrooms for the first two days of school. Beginning Wednesday, August 27, 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 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 child's emergency contact card.
Special Event Parking will be in effect on Friday, August 22, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for Kindergarten and Preschool Orientations. Special Event Parking will also be in effect from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM during the first week of classes, which begins Monday, August 25. On Thursday, August 28, extended parking will be in effect until 8:30 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, 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.
During the May 5 RUSD Board of Trustees meeting, Hawthorne Elementary was recognized as one of the recipients of grant funding to pilot a plan for bringing personalized learning to Hawthorne students. Personalized learning is an approach to teaching and learning that moves beyond individualized learning, which focuses only on instructional needs, to personalized learning based on students' interests, goals, and styles of learning. Personalized learning includes flexible schedules and pace, options for accessing lessons from home, and social connections to partner with others to enhance learning. We are excited to move forward, learn about resources to enhance our students' experiences, and discover ways to improve connections with parents and the wider community.
Hawthorne upper-grade students are learning to use the online library system, Destiny, to look for reading material by level, by topic, and by availability. Library media assistant Mrs. Lisa Glasheen has been teaching students to use the online management system. Students may check out books online, reserve books that are checked out, and ask for an email notification when a book they have reserved becomes available.
Hawthorne Elementary School first grade teacher Mariana Robles has been chosen as one of 96 NEA (National Education Association) Master Teachers. Click on the headline above to read more!
Hawthorne student achievement has improved for the past two years on the California Academic Performance Index (API). The API is based on California Standards Test scores in English language arts and mathematics. Scores range from 200 - 1,000 and the statewide goal for all schools is 800. For the first time, Hawthorne has met this target with an API score of 808!