9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hawthorne Office Resumes New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kirdergarten Orientation
8:35 AM - 2:55 PM First Day of School
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Back to School Night
Be ready for the start of school! Parents and guardians of all incoming kinders, transitional kinders, and students who will be new to Hawthorne for 2016-2017 must complete enrollment requirements prior to the start of school. Don't wait! Parents must come to the Hawthorne office to finalize enrollment if their student attended another RUSD school or preschool last year (including preschool at Hawthorne). The office is closed for a short summer break, but will reopen on August 15. We look forward to assisting families with enrollment between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. For information about requirements, click on the headline for a link to RUSD Pupil Services.
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 21st. 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.