Hubbard Elementary

Back to School 2022

Hello Hubbard Elementary Families!

Hooray!! The first day of school is a few weeks away! We are so excited to see our students and cannot wait to hear their sweet voices and laughter in our classrooms and hallways. We are looking forward to a year filled with wonderful learning experiences and building strong connections with our students and families.

Below is important information that you need to know for the first day of school and to help make the year successful!

  • Start time - School starts at 8:50am. Students may be dropped off as early as 8:30am if they are eating breakfast at school. Please note that there is not any supervision before 8:30am.

  • First day drop off (August 25th) - On the first day of school, please be patient with parking if you choose to drop off your child(ren). You will be allowed to walk your student to the classroom. We are asking that parents leave campus immediately after walking their student to class so that teachers and staff can begin the day. The classrooms do not open until 8:50 with the first bell.

  • Regular Drop Off - Starting on Friday, August 26th, when students arrive to campus, they can go to the cafeteria at 8:30 for breakfast or go to the playground. All students will be in the cafeteria or on the playground until 8:48. At 8:48, kid friendly music starts playing as a signal for the students to line up at their classroom door. We have many staff outside and around the front to help students throughout the year with this process!

  • Dismissal - School is dismissed at 3:35 (every Wednesday, students are released at 1:30). Our parking lot is generally crowded with parents/caretakers picking up, so we appreciate patience as we all have the same goal in mind - safety for all and getting all students home safely! If students ride the bus, the classroom teachers and support staff walk students to the bus area to wait for the buses. For pick-up at the front of the building, parents/caretakers are able to stay in the car and pick up or park and walk to the front of the building. If students are being picked up, students are walked to our pick-up box at the front of the building and wait inside the yellow painted box on the concrete. When students see their caretaker (in the vehicle or in person), they raise their hand and a Hubbard staff member excuses them to their caretaker. This helps students stay safe, so thank you for your patience as students learn this process at the beginning of the year! We follow this same procedure every day of the year.

  • Parking lot - Please make sure that you gather as much patience as possible before picking your student up during the first few weeks of school. You may want to practice deep breathing ahead of time! Our parking lot gets very busy! Porter Road gets busy, but the Hubbard staff and parents work together to make this as safe and smooth as possible! Please be prepared by carefully reviewing a map of our parking flow using the following link: Hubbard Parking Lot.

  • Class Lists - Class lists will not be posted outside the school. Parents/guardians will be able to view their child's teacher on Monday, August 15 via PowerSchool, the new student information system that our district transferred to this school year.

  • Busing - Use this link to find our bus routes and transportation information from our district.

  • Lunch and Breakfast - Sadly, meals are not free this year. Students/families will need to pay for breakfast and lunch this year. Please use this link for more information and how to load money into your child's account.

  • District Calendar - Teacher Collaboration days take place every week on Wednesday and school is dismissed at 1:30 on these days. Please click on the link to view the calendar.

Important Dates

Monday, August 15 - Parents and guardians can login to PowerSchool to find out who their child's teacher will be for the school year.

Tuesday, August 23 - Open House for all grades from 4:00-6:00pm! Come to Hubbard to meet the teachers, walk the building, drop off school supplies, and finish any paperwork in the main office. We can't wait to see you!

Thursday, August 25- First Day of School

Monday, September 5th - No School, Labor Day

Thursday, October 6th & Friday, October 7th - No School for students and staff

Monday, October 10th - No school for students. Professional Development Day

October 19-21 - Students released at 1:30. Parent teacher conferences

Friday, November 18 - End of trimester 1

November 21-25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

Main Office Opens Tuesday, August 9

Do you need to enroll your child or bring in documents? Our office opens on Tuesday, August 9th and we are open 8am-4pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Hubbard Staff and Their Summer Adventures!

Welcome New Music Teacher, Mrs. Sanders!

Mrs. Sanders is our new music teacher. This is her 23rd year teaching elementary music. For the last 9 years she has been teaching at Ross and Indian Creek but will now teach at Ross and Hubbard. She is excited to meet new families as well as say hi to those she already knows. This summer she enjoyed parasailing at the California Coast with her sister as well as relaxing and exploring on the Oregon coast with her family and extended family.

AVID Summer Institute

Our dedicated 2nd and 3rd grade teachers, instructional coach, and Principal Burgess had the great opportunity to attend a conference in San Diego this June. The teachers learned about AVID and can't wait to implement some great strategies in their classrooms this year!

Do you want to know more about AVID? Website:

Video helping explain AVID in elementary schools: What is AVID?

Cultivating Readers

We have a group of staff (Ms. Hanson, Mrs. Backhaus, Mrs. Willadsen, Mrs. Burgess) and parent (Mrs. Lansberry) who have attended many conferences (June and August) this summer! This project focuses on the science of reading and how to improve instruction to support all learners!

Mrs. Anthony, 1st Grade

Mrs. Anthony enjoyed her summer by visiting family in California and then enjoying time in Nevada and Idaho. She enjoyed a day trip to Gold Fork Hot Springs, but not the horse flies!

Mrs. Deming, 1st Grade

The first part of Mrs. Deming summer was spent working on her 15-page paper and presentation for her capstone course. After that, her Master's Degree was done and she could have fun! This photo was taken in front of Coeur D' Alene Lake, where Mrs. Deming and her family went hiking and swimming, along with a visit to Silverwood Theme Park!

Mrs. Hoagland, PE

Mrs. Hoagland enjoyed her summer by chasing her two teenage boys to baseball tournaments in Bend, Pocatello, Tri Cities, Heber City, and all over the Treasure Valley!

Mrs. Ritchie, 3rd Grade

Mrs. Ritchie's summer started off with lots of family graduations and a trip to Reno. She also went camping and rafting!

Ms. Hanson, Kindergarten

Ms. Hanson took trips to Seattle and Denver to visit and catch up with college friends. She also got to go sailing on Lake Washington while visiting Seattle!

Miss Kerissa, Developmental Pre-School Teacher

Miss Kerissa started off her summer by attending a two-day conference, and spent the rest of the summer by spending time with her sister who came to visit from Moscow.

Ms. Markie, Interventionist

Ms. Markie spent an amazing summer with her cousin and her three beautiful children in Chesapeake, VA. They spent the summer going to the beach, making bouncy balls, playing with their new puppy, and watching an incredible fireworks show on the 4th of July. Ms. Markie also got to play in the Atlantic Ocean!

Mrs. McNeeley, Kindergarten

Mrs. McNeeley had an awesome summer with her husband and daughters spending time outdoors camping, playing in the mud, and hanging out with their chickens. She also enjoyed visiting Multnomah Falls on their way to the coast. She is excited to meet her new students soon!

Mrs. Backhaus, Special Education

Mrs. Backhaus enjoyed touring around Germany and eating a lot of cheese!

Ms. Tara, Office Manager

Ms. Tara competed in her first tri-athalon, the Burley Spudman! She finished in 2 hours and 40 minutes, placing 10th out of 96 in her age division. Overall, she placed 348 out of 1907 participants. She loved it! Ms. Tara and her family also spent time camping and swimming at roaring springs!

Ms. Brenna, Preschool Secretary

Ms. Brenna had an amazing summer spent with her husband, her two little girls, and extended family. Lots and lots of sunshine and water, Roaring springs, cousin's new pool, lake days, splash pad, and just relaxing. Beautiful memories were made this summer!

Mrs. Jensen, Health Aide

Mrs. Jensen took a horseback ride around Red Fish Lake.

Mrs. McGrath, Pre-school Principal

Mrs. McGrath spent time in July with her parents in Washington State, near the Canada border.

Mrs. Burgess, Principal

Principal Burgess enjoyed time with her three kids (ages 7, 5, 2) and her husband. They went on many hiking and camping trips, while also visiting family in Utah and Colorado!