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Principal's Message πŸ“’

Hathaway Community,

Fall has begun and October is here! There is always a lot happening here at Hathaway! Please take a few minutes to read and review. Please let us know if we can help you or your student(s) out with anything!

  • ELOG - Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant: Hathaway would like your input! We have an exciting opportunity to help our students and we would like your help. Please submit any ideas, suggestions or recommendations you may have to help us address our students' academic growth and social-emotional needs. All suggestions and ideas will be taken into consideration. Please submit them: HERE Thank you!
  • Progress Notices for students, Friday, October 8th
  • Staff Development Day - Monday, October 11th -no school for students
  • Fall Picture day is coming up on Tuesday, October 12th

Reminder that EVERY WEDNESDAY is an early release day for students in grades first-fifth. Wednesday early release day is 1:02 pm.

If you or your student have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the office staff or me at 805-488-2217

Mr. Beneke - Principal

Important Dates

  • 10/08: - Trimester 1 Progress Notice
  • 10/11: - Staff Development - No school
  • 10/12: - Fall Picture Day!
  • 11/11: - Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
  • 11/12: - End of Trimester 1
  • 11/22 - 11/26: - Thanksgiving Holidays - No School

Fall Picture Day!

Please be on the look out for more information soon!

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 12th.

Free COVID Testing Sites!

Testing is available to all HESD staff and students ONLY. The testing site is paid through special state grant funds, therefore it is NOT available to the public, including staff and student family members who are not associated with the District.

Please read the attached letter from HESD for more information.


Two testing locations:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Blackstock Junior High School, 701 E. Bard Road
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Haycox Elementary School, 5400 Perkins Road

Testing hours are 10:00 am. - 4:00 pm. at each location. Both testing sites are walk-up only, no appointments necessary.

To register your Hathaway student for COVID testing please click HERE. This link is ONLY for Hathaway students. Students only need to register once before the first time they take a COVID test at a district site.

Student and Staff Safety at Hathaway

Reminder to all that we will be continuing to practice safety first for all staff and students:

Temperature screenings will be conducted before students enter their classrooms.

Please screen your child at home each day for fever or symptoms and do not send your child to school if he/she is symptomatic or sick.

Students should not come to school if they have any COVID-19 related Symptoms such as:

  • Runny Nose/Congestion

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Fatigue/Muscle or Body Aches

  • Fever above 99.5 degrees

  • Loss of Smell/Taste

  • Difficulty Breathing

Hathaway Neighborhood For Learning Classes available now!

A child’s brain develops faster from birth to age three than at any other period in life, building the foundation for a child’s future learning, behavior, and health. First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs) are helping families raise children who are healthy, nurtured, and prepared for kindergarten supporting children prenatal through age five and their families.

Hathaway NfL has open enrollment and space for you and your child for our upcoming class sessions! Classes begin November 1, 2021.

Please Contact Blanca at 805-512-0220 for more information.

Neighborhoods for Learning English HERE

Neighborhoods for Learning Spanish HERE

First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs) currently has centers open in Nyeland Acres, Hathaway Elementary School, Mar Vista and Rio Plaza. Hathaway NfL also host virtual classes as well!

Elizabeth Cervantes, BA Early Childhood Studies (she/her/hers)

Early Childhood/Family Support Specialist

First 5 Ventura County

2580 E. Main Street, Suite 203

Ventura, CA 93003


Make The Most Out Of Every Day at School!

Technology Everyday!


  • Students should come to school each day with their devices fully charged and ready for use.
  • Chargers should stay at home.
  • Students and families are responsible for the devices and chargers they are issued.
  • If your student is in need of WIFI support/ please contact the school at 805-488-2217

October Lunch Menu

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Breakfast Before School πŸ₯“πŸ₯š

Hathaway Cafeteria opens at 7:30 am. Please help ensure that your student receives breakfast at school. You can help by making sure that your student(s)arrive by 7:45 am daily.

Thank you!

For detailed information about the 2021-2022 School year click below ↓

πŸ•— Hathaway 2021-2022 Bell Schedules πŸ•

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Every Wednesday is an early dismissal day!

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Counselor's Corner Mr. Bravo

Please let us know if you or your student needs any support.

School Counselor: Clemente Bravo

805-488-2217 Extension: 1889 Email: cbravo@hueneme.org

To access the full resources of HESD Counseling Corner students and families click here: https://sites.google.com/hueneme.org/hueneme-school-counselors/home

You can also find additional support here: https://covid19k12counseling.org/.

Contact Us: πŸ“¬πŸ“žπŸ’»

Julien Hathaway Elementary School - 805-488-2217

Office Manager: Veronica Hernandez, vhernandez@hueneme.org

School Counselor, Clemente Bravo, cbravo@hueneme.org

Principal, Thomas Beneke, tbeneke@hueneme.org

Need to contact your teacher?

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher during during school hours
  • Seesaw or Google Classroom
  • Call your teacher: 805-488-2217 +classroom extension