Hathaway School Community News

🌞September 2022 - Welcome Back to Hathaway! 🌞

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Principal's Message

Hathaway Community,

We are off and running into our new school year! Staff and students are excited to be back!

Please take a few moments to read and review some of the important information in our first our September newsletter.

Back to School Night! Thursday, September 15th! Information below!

Gentle reminder, every Wednesday is an early release day for our students. Kindergarten dismiss at 11:56 am. Grades 1 - 5 dismiss at 1:02 pm.

At home COVID-19 Test kits for students are available in our front office.

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 your students’ school.

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 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

HESD Teacher of the Year 2021-2022!

Heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Vasquez for receiving the much deserved recognition of being Hueneme Elementary School Districts Teacher of the Year! Ms. Vasquez attended school at Hathaway as a child and has devoted 36 incredible years to the students staff and community here at Hathaway as an amazing educator! Ms. Vasquez has long been a pillar of professionalism, a role model of dedication and constant growth as an educator. The Hathaway staff is proud and honored to have the opportunity to work along side her through the years. Great work Ms. Vasquez!

Important Dates

  • 09/05: - Labor Day Holiday - No school
  • 09/15: - Back to School Night
  • 10/10: - Staff Development - No school
  • 11/10: - Trimester 1 Progress Notices
  • 11/11: - Veteran's Day - No school

Back to School Night 2022

Back to School Night! Thursday, September 15th!


  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm. - Mr. Softee ice cream treats available on our playground blacktop.
  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm. - Welcome to the quad for Hathaway presentations.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm. - Classroom Visitations

Labor Day Monday, September 5th

Hathaway will be closed Monday, September 5th in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Hathaway will be open Tuesday, September 6th.

Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of America. In the United States, Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September.

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 any absence to the school office or email it to Veronica Hernandez

( vhernandez@hueneme.org )

No Bullies!

Anti-Bullying Policy:

Hathaway and the Governing Board recognize the harmful effects of bullying on student well-being, student learning, and school attendance and desire to provide a safe school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm. No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel, or retaliate against them for filing a complaint or participating in the complaint resolution process.

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

Extended Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

Hathaway is excited to share an exciting opportunity for after school learning enrichment through our new Extended Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

ELOP provides afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

“Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. Our ELOP programs complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year.

We are encouraging students and educational partners to register with their mobile devices! Online Link for Interest Form: HERE

Copies of the Interest forms and flyers with QR codes are available in our front office.

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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 be aware that the Oxnard Police Department will be in the area and may be issuing citations.

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!

After-School Education and Safety (ASES) 2022-2023!

Hathaway After-School Education and Safety (ASES) enrollment for the 22-23 school year is happening now! Next fall we will have many new and exciting changes! ASES is Monday through Friday after school. Please stop by the office to pick up an ASES enrollment packet. Lets get ready for a great new year of learning!
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Start the day off right!

Hathaway community, please ensure that our students arrive to campus no later than 8:00 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 tardy.

Universal Meals

Great news! starting this year throughout California, as a result of Education Code (EC) 49501.5, all students in grades TK–12 will be provided two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during every school day regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility!

Good food and nutrition are an essential part of great learning!

Dressed and Ready to GO!

Gentle reminders for dressing for success when coming to school: Please wear school appropriate clothing when at Hathaway.

Items that are not allowed:

  • gang-related insignia/graffiti on clothing, backpack or school supplies/work,

  • clothing with inappropriate writing (alcohol, drugs, weapons, disrespectful statements)

  • No clothing, hats or personal items with team/sports logos

  • Pajamas (except on celebration days)

  • sleeveless tops, see through blouses/shirts, low cut or bare midriff tops; spaghetti straps

Nothing that distracts from the learning environment is allowed.

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

State Superintendent Thurmond Announces $27 Million in Literacy and Biliteracy Learning Tools for California Families

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today a partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance, an early literacy and biliteracy solution, that will provide California children and families free access to interactive digital eBooks, songs, and games in English and Spanish. This partnership is part of Superintendent Thurmond’s Statewide Literacy Campaign to help all California students reach the goal of literacy by third grade by the year 2026.

“Literacy is the key to opportunity. We are redoubling efforts to help students recover and expand literacy skills, which have been on the decline during the pandemic,” said Thurmond. “Our goal is to make literacy and biliteracy tools easy to access, easy to use, and most importantly, available for free because we know that once a student learns to read, a student can read to learn anything. And, when students don’t learn to read by third grade, sadly, we know that the risk is greater that they might drop out of school, they could end up in the criminal justice system.”

The Footsteps2Brilliance bilingual early literacy program for birth through third graders is accessible 24/7 via the Internet from the smartphones, tablets, and computers that families already own. This resource expands free access to all children and families statewide, creating a much-needed bridge between school and home. The $27 million digital literacy partnership will provide free learning resources in English and Spanish. Families and caregivers of young students can access the Footsteps2Brilliance digital bilingual educational resources starting today by going to the Footsteps2Brilliance California Bilingual Early Literacy Initiative web page.

“We are honored to be part of Superintendent Thurmond’s innovative statewide literacy campaign. This initiative will undoubtedly serve as a blueprint for states across the country, as more and more leaders come to understand the impact of early childhood literacy and the need to have students reading proficiently by third grade,” said Footsteps2Brilliance CEO, Ilene Rosenthal.

“We are determined to move the needle in the right direction for California to ensure that our students get access to the best resources to support literacy and biliteracy,” said Thurmond. “I’m excited that this year we are announcing as well, $250 million dollars to go to schools to hire literacy coaches and specialists to support our students and to support our educators. And now we are grateful to be layering on this incredible partnership, $27 million dollars in free resources being donated by Footsteps2Brilliance for California communities that have been working in our schools already.”

For more information about the digital partnership or the literacy campaign, contact the California Department of Education (CDE) at statewideliteracycampaign@cde.ca.gov.

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:

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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.

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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September Lunch Menu

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For detailed information about the 2022-2023 School year click below ↓

🕗 Hathaway 2022-2023 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


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