Hathaway School Community News

🌻🌼🌷- April 2022 - 🌷🌼🌻

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🌼Principal's Message🌼

Hathaway Community,

Springtime is here at Hathaway! That means it is also time for Spring Break! We hope you had a safe and peaceful time away from school. Students returned to school Monday, April 18. It was great to see everyone again!

Community, we need your help! Please take a few moments to complete our Local Control and Accountability Plan Survey below. The LCAP Survey is an important tool for our district to set goals, plan actions, and resources to meet our goals to improve student outcomes. Your participation is important to us! Thank you in advance for your support!

Each spring, students in grades three through eight participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This year, students will take the following test(s) between May 16th - June 10th. More information below.

At home COVID-19 Test kits were distributed to all students and staff Thursday, March 31. Please read below for further information. We are also celebrating Earth Day 2022, April 22. This year's theme is, "Invest in our Planet."

Even though the mask mandate has been lifted, state and local health officials strongly recommended students continue to wear them to help keep COVID-19 case numbers low.

As a reminder, at no time is it acceptable to send students to school when they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and especially if they have received a positive test result (laboratory based OR at-home test). Please make sure to report all positive cases to Hathaway.


COVID-19 related Symptoms:

  • 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.

Remember that every Wednesday of the year is an early release day. Kindergarteners dismiss at 11:26 am and ALL other grades First - Fifth dismiss at 1:02 pm.

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


Mr. Beneke - Principal

Local Control and Accountability Plan Survey

We need your help! Please take a few moments to complete our Local Control and Accountability Plan Survey. The LCAP Survey is an important tool for our district to set goals, plan actions, and resources to meet our goals to improve student outcomes. Your participation is important to us! Thank you in advance for your support!


English https://forms.gle/6WMDjFSm37HzBY3G7

Spanish https://forms.gle/kE2JESAmk2CUqgxJ7

State Testing – Spring 2022

Each spring, students in grades three through eight participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).


This year, your child will take the following test(s) between May 16th - June 10th:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in science (grades 5&8 only)


The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what students know and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.


To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.


You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which
can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

Oxnard College Family Festival

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Summer Reading Challenge

Ventura County Library launches its “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!” summer reading challenge on May 15, 2022. Over the summer, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading.

Themed events include bi-weekly STEAM Kits and challenges, participation in the library’s online reading and activity log (register at vencolibrary.beanstack.org), themed Storytimes, and a closing party hosted by Kona Ice. This year Ventura County Library is giving away 13 Nintendo Switch Grand Prizes as well as smaller STEAM prizes, including musical instruments, throughout the summer. In addition, once a child has logged 500 minutes, they may visit their local branch to choose a free new book to add to their home libraries.

There’s so much to see, so much to do at the library! It is one of the best places to take kids, especially during the summer months when children are out of school. The library is a place to learn, read, and have fun…a place the entire family can enjoy. The amount of time children spend reading outside of school is linked to improvements in reading achievement. Many studies show that access to books and other reading materials is directly related to higher reading achievement.

Registration continues through August 14, 2022. To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please check out the library’s website at vencolibrary.org. We hope you will share the attached letters and flyer with your school communities.

At home COVID-19 Test Kits

At home COVID-19 Test kits were distributed to all students and staff on Thursday, March 31. The at home kits are intended to be used prior to students returning to school at the end of Spring Break on April 18, 2022.

As a reminder, at no time is it acceptable to send students to school when they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and especially if they have received a positive test result (laboratory based OR at-home test). Please make sure to report all positive cases to Hathaway.

COVID-19 related Symptoms:

  • Runny Nose/Congestion

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Fatigue/Muscle or Body Aches

  • Fever above 99.5 degrees

  • Loss of Smell/Taste

  • Difficulty Breathing

If educational partners feel that their student(s) is negative and are ready to end isolation or quarantine based on an-at home test kit result, please write your student’s name, date of birth, and test date on the test cassette and have a photo (or the cassette) ready for the health office.

Important Dates

  • 04/04 - 04/15: - Spring Break
  • 04/18: - School Resumes at 8:05 am.
  • 04/22: - Earth Day
  • 05/06: - Progress Notices
  • 05/09 - 05/13: Spring Parent Conferences
  • 05/16 - 06/10: CAASPP Assessments (Students grades 3-5)
  • 05/30: - Memorial Day - No school
  • 06/17: - Last Day of School - Minimum day

Hathaway Happenings

Earth Day 2022!

Earth Day will be celebrated by millions of people in the US, and around the world on Friday, April 22, 2022 - marking the 52nd anniversary of the very first Earth Day celebrated in 1970.

The theme for Earth Day 2022 is "INVEST IN OUR PLANET", focusing on the effects of climate change on the planet that we all share and what efforts are being made in the real world to mitigate it.

Check out the link below to find information on Earth Day events, activities, and what individuals and organizations can do to make a difference: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2022/

For Earth Day 2022, together, for everyone, everything, every day…

TK AND KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

Its that time of year again! Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten 2022-23 enrollment is now open!

Students who turn 5 between September 2nd and February 2nd may enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

Students who turn 5 by September 1st may enroll in Kindergarten.

TK is offered at Bard, Haycox, Hueneme, Larsen, and Williams Schools.

Enroll for both TK and Kindergarten at Hathaway. If TK is not offered at Hathaway office staff will assist in enrolling your child in one of the TK classes at another school site. Based on enrollment, TK classes may be added to additional school sites like Hathaway. To see a TK and kindergarten classroom in action, please watch this short video:

English Video

Spanish Video

Further enrollment details can be found here: https://www.hueneme.org/page/registration


Registration Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join Us! Healthy Mind - Healthy Body Parent Workshops

Hathaway community, please join us in this valuable series of family workshops designed to help parents understand the importance of the mental and emotional health of our students. Workshops will be presented by Logrando Bienestar beginning February 15th. There are 6 classes, families are encouraged to attend all 6 or you can participate in the workshops that interest you. All workshops will be presented in English and Spanish. Please read below and contact Logrando to sign up today!


LOGRANDO BIENESTAR- ACHIEVING WELL-BEING
To join, please call or email: 805 973-5220 lograndobienestar@ventura.org

  • PARENT WORKSHOP TOPICS:
  • February 15 - Achieving Well-Being
  • February 22 - Stress and Anxiety
  • March 15 - Emotions and Depression
  • March 22 - Bullying/Intimidation
  • March 29 - Substance Use
  • April 19 - La Clave

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Ray D. Prueter Library ready to support students!

The Ray D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme is open and ready to support our students!

The library is open Monday through Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon - 5pm, and closed Sunday.

The Rosenbluth Family Homework Center at the library is open Monday through Thursday, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

The Homework Center provides free homework assistance in addition to internet access and free color printing for school projects.

The Ray D. Prueter Library is located at 510 Park Avenue in Port Hueneme.

The library hope to see you soon!

Informational PDF HERE

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COVID Information and Updates

NEW - Guidance on Masking and K-12 Schools - NEW


Students at public and private K-12 schools in Ventura County and throughout California no longer be required to wear masks on campus, regardless of their vaccination status.

However, state and local health officials strongly recommended students continue to wear them to help keep COVID-19 case numbers on their current downward trend. Anyone who would like to keep wearing a mask at school is encouraged to do so, and most schools will continue making masks available to students and staff.

Parents and guardians have an important role to play as well by being vigilant about keeping students home when they are sick.

For the latest information about COVID-19 and Ventura County Schools, please visit www.vcoe.org/COVID-19.


Regarding Free testing for students:

Please read the attached letter from HESD for more information. HERE

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. - 3:45 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.


If families feel that their student is now cleared to end isolation or quarantine based on an-at home test kit result, please write your student’s name, date of birth, and test date on the test cassette and have a photo (or the cassette) ready for the health office.

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 )

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/.

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Safety First

Hathaway Community, one of the most important goals at Hathaway is for us to work together to keep all students, staff and educational partners safe as we enter and exit campus.

Please remember:

  • During morning drop-of and afternoon pick up, please do not park in red zones or double park on Dollie street in front of the school.

  • Parking lots are for district staff and individuals who need accessible parking only.

  • Please remember to use crosswalks and sidewalks when walking to campus.

  • Please be respectful to staff as we work together to enforce safety for all.


Thank you in advance for your help making Hathaway a safe and excellent school!

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.

Student and Staff Safety at Hathaway

Please screen your child at home each day for fever or flu 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 Flu or 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

April Lunch Menu

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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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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