⛄Hathaway School Community News⛄

❄ ❄ ❄ - December 2021 - ❄❄❄

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❄ Principal's Message ❄

Hathaway Community,

December is a month filled with a lot of cultural, educational and seasonal activities for our students, staff and community. We are busy here at Hathaway providing the gifts of education and learning as we all look forward to beginning 2022!

There is a lot going on in our world and I want to make sure you know that the Hueneme Elementary School District and Hathaway will continue to do everything we can to keep our students, staff and community safe. Please remember 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

Please check the calendar below. Please take a few minutes to read and review about all of our important upcoming events.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress or need any support at school or home, please stop by, call, email or text us! 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

The Hathaway staff and I want to wish everyone a safe, relaxing and festive holiday season. We hope you enjoy your Winter Break and find the time to rest relax and enjoy the time off from school.

Mr. Beneke - Principal

Important Dates

  • 12/17: - Minimum Day - All students exit at 11:05 am.
  • 12/20: - 12/31: Winter Break
  • 01/03: - First Day back following Winter Break
  • 01/17: - Martin Luther King Day Holiday - No School
  • 01/21: - Progress Notices sent home
  • 02/18: - Lincoln's Birthday Holiday - No School
  • 02/21: - Washington's Birthday Holiday - No School

Winter Break - December 20 - December 31

Friday, December 17th is a Minimum Day for ALL students. Students will leave campus at 11:05 am.

Winter Break - December 20 - December 31.

We return to school, Monday, January 3, 2022. Reminder school starts at 8:05am.

Free Digital Library Now Available for All Students!

All K-12 students in California now have free access to a huge library of digital books to help improve literacy and build a love for reading.

The California Department of Education has partnered with Renaissance Learning to make their myON digital library free for the months of December and January. The myON library has thousands of books for all grade levels in English and Spanish that can be read on computers, tablets and phones.

To sign up, visit www.myon.com. For the school name, enter Gift of Literacy and use myon for the username and read for the password.

Awesome Third Grade Field Trip to the MOXI Museum!

Navigating Social Media... 💻 📺

Social media isn't simply a way of life for kids -- it's life itself. To help them keep their online interactions safe, productive, and positive, we offer the most up-to-date research and guidance on social media basics. Learn about the latest apps and websites, and get tips on talking to your kids about sharing, posting, and avoiding digital drama.

Hathaway community, click on the attached link to learn more about what we can do to help our students navigate social media safely: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/social-media

Comunidad de Hathaway, haga clic en el enlace adjunto para obtener más información sobre lo que podemos hacer para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a navegar por las redes sociales de manera


Hathaway Holiday Happenings

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

Free COVID Testing Sites! Change in hours

Due to a decrease in the number of daily COVID testing at our testing sites, we are going to change the hours of operation.

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 12:00 pm. - 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.

December Lunch Menu

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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.

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!

Start the day off right!

Hathaway community, please ensure that our students arrive to campus no later than 8 am. Arriving on time allows students time to walk to their line and be ready to be picked up by their teacher. Students should be in their seats by 8:05 am. Students arriving after 8:05 are marked marked tardy.

Please Report Your Absences

If your child will be absent, please call the school and report the absence to our front

office: 805-488-2217 Please bring any doctor's notes or necessary documentation to

excuse and absence to the school office or email it to Veronica Hernandez

( vhernandez@hueneme.org )

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

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

🕗 Hathaway 2021-2022 Bell Schedules 🕝

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Every Wednesday is an early dismissal day!

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SAVE THE DATE: 2022 VCOE Equity Conference

Parents and guardians, students, educators, support personnel, and community members are invited to join us for the 2022 VCOE Equity Conference. This free virtual event will include workshops addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices for marginalized students. There will also be opportunities for community networking plus door prizes.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Online registration will be available soon at www.vcoe.org/equity22.

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: 📬📞💻

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