Parent Update

October 18th - October 22nd

Sixth Grade Science Camp Fundraiser

We are planning to go to Science Camp this spring, but our 6th graders need to raise funds to pay for the trip! You can help by participating in their Boo Grams fundraiser!

Boo Grams will be for sale before and after school all week, in the front quad of the school. Each Boo Gram costs $1.00.

100% of the profits go to send all ACE and Hemlock 6th graders to camp!

We need families to help us do Trunk or Treat this year!

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Volunteer Vaccination or Negative COVID test protocol

A recent State Public Health Officer Order, applying directly to workers in a K-12 school setting takes effect on October 15th, 2021. This order mandates that all “workers” operating in a school setting must be vaccinated or provide weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Under this health order the term “worker” applies to both paid and unpaid adults who are operating on campus in a support capacity. This order applies to all parent volunteers who serve on campus during parent-led activities, and those who support classrooms. Individuals for whom this applies will need to provide proof of vaccination OR consent to providing weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Please click on the link below this for more information, or to verify your vaccination or negative test results.

Drop off and Pick up

We are returning to our pre-COVID drop off and pick up procedures. Parents may pull through the lot along the curb in the morning to do a curbside drop off at the front of the school. During drop off, please do not leave your vehicle. If you need to come into the office, or walk your student to class please park in an open space along the street or in the lot. During pick up the lot will be closed. Please park along the street and walk up to meet your student. If you need access to the handicap parking space we are happy to move the cones and let you in to park.

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Food Bank

If you or a family you know are in need, our food pantry is full. Please reach out to Emma Gutierrez, our parent liaison who can help you - 453-6245, or

After School Enrichment

Hemlock/ACE is working with outside providers to offer after school enrichment programs for our students. This exciting opportunity enables families to enroll their students in activities - without leaving the school campus. More information about registration, including days and times, will be coming in the next few weeks. There is no cost to families for these opportunities.

The enrichment is broken up into two programs

  1. Beyond the Bell - a 45 minute after school program for students who are not enrolled in the ASES program. The options available may be limited to grade level and seats are limited. Providers will be establishing waitlists if enrollment is full.

ASES - Students enrolled in the ASES program will be receiving the same enrichment activities in ASES. There is no need to register

Construction Update

Almost all our buildings are in! Two rooms currently in use will be moved to the site later in the winter! For now electricity, sewer and water hook ups continue on schedule. Students are enjoying watching the heavy machinery and the process of setting up our new ACE quad! Completion of the full measure A project is now slated for the first week in March.
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Volunteer Policy

21-22 Bell Schedule:

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Boys and Girls Club is full at Hemlock. You can register and be on a wait list

School Rules:

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VUSD Mask Update:

Parent Portal

It is important that the parent(s) of each student create and update their Parent Portal information as this serves as the "emergency card" for VUSD students. The parent portal offers a secure and convenient way to access and update your child’s information online.

The parent portal allows parents to:

  • View your student's teacher for the school year
  • View and update their child’s emergency contact information
  • Update student medical information
  • View standardized test scores and elementary report cards
  • View attendance information in real time
  • View the VUSD Annual Parent Notification
  • Complete the annual release acknowledgement and permission requirements

To set up your portal, click here with the following information (your email will include your unique log-in needs):

  • A valid email address
  • Your student's ID number
  • Your primary telephone number registered with the school
  • A verification code

Contact the office if you need your child's verification code.

Office Hours and Procedures

Our office opens up for the 2021-2022 school year on August 2nd.

Administrative Secretary: Gina Hernandez, extension 2

  • messages and appointments with the principal
  • substitute teachers
  • donations
  • teacher contacts

Student Registrar: Marcie Phillips, extension 1

  • late or absence clearing or reporting
  • student files
  • registration
  • transfer of files when moving schools
  • attendance verification

Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45AM to 3:45 PM

*Masks are still required for visitors at this time

(mask requirements are posted on the door and will be updated as things change)

Resources for Our Families