Hughes Families Weekly Newsletter


Principal's Message

Hello Hughes Community!

While it was a short week, it was very HOT and our entire school community is very thankful for our Measure E funding that has provided our school with air conditioning! We held our first sports tryouts of the school year and it has been great to see so many students eager to try out for our teams. Thank you to every student for coming to school in uniform and wearing your ID. We are getting closer and closer to 100% success and we thank our families as well for supporting our school's uniform and ID dress code. Our students look GREAT in their school uniform and you can feel the school spirit when we are all in our school colors!

Here are the highlights of this week's newsletter:

  • Grade Level Expectations Assemblies
  • Classroom Highlights
  • Hughes Wellness Center
  • News from Our Cafeteria
  • Long Beach Youth Festival
  • Street Crossing Safety
  • Our Guidelines for Success
  • Link to Join PTA
  • Hughes Goes Green!

Stay cool, drink lots of water and we will see you Monday!

Edward Steinhauser



Grade Level Expectations Assemblies

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This week, we held our Grade Level Expectations Assemblies for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Students were introduced to various staff on campus and resources to support them as well as were made aware of the behavior expectations all members of our community must follow. Our Owls are GREAT and we know that they are going to be EXCEPTIONAL examples for each other and represent our school well!

Here is a link to the slide deck so that you are aware of our grade level expectations as well.

Classroom Highlights

Hughes Wellness Center

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"Coming soon: The Hughes Wellness Center! This is a safe place on campus where students and their families receive support through services such as individual and group counseling, community engagement, empowerment workshops and presentations, case management, specialized wellness activities, and peer-to-peer support. The Center will be run by Ms. I, our social worker, in room 1102 before school, after school, during lunch, and by appointment. While we hope to have the Center fully operational by October 1, students and families can access community support referrals, toiletries and other basic needs, and wellness activities.

Families are encouraged to complete the Survey and provide their input on what they would like to see in the Wellness Center. More information to follow."

News from Our Cafeteria!

Owls, as a reminder, we have breakfast service before school, starting at 7:35am. Additionally, breakfast and lunch are FREE. All students are encouraged to eat from the cafeteria. Here is a link to the weekly menu.

If a student is interested in being a student cafeteria worker, they can talk with Mr. Brown, our cafeteria supervisor for more information!

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Need Uniform Clothing Assistance?

If you are in need of uniform clothing, Hughes, in partnership with the Assistance League of Long Beach, is here to help! You can complete this Google Form or email Mrs. Sanchez (

Spirit Wear is Available!

Our banker is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for in-person sales or you can order online here. Our Owls look good in their Hughes spirit wear!
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Do You Want to Be a Rec Aide at Hughes?

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School Dismissal Pick Up/Students Waiting

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We have three exits and entrances to our campus: the Front Gate, Roosevelt Gate, and Bixby Gate. Please coordinate with your child which gate you would like for them to exit and meet you after school. Additionally, please make sure to pick up your child immediately after school as we do not have supervision of students after 3pm. If you are unable to pick up your child when school dismisses and they need to stay late, please sign them up for WRAP so that they are participating in a structured, supervised activity.

Safely Crossing a Street

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All students should cross the street at a corner and/or crosswalk. It is also important to look both ways before crossing. Please remind your child of this important safety message and also, please be a cautious driver, aware of your surroundings and student movement. Thank you!

Hughes's Guidelines for Success

At Hughes, we expect all our students to show RESPECT as part of our Guidelines for Success. Our students are expected to embody RESPECT both on and off campus since they are a representation of our school and community. Make us #HughesProud!
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Need Help Accessing Canvas?

Here are the directions for parents in English and Spanish on how to access a Canvas account.

Hughes - A Green Ribbon School

We are reinstating our sorting stations in the lunch area at Hughes! As a Green Ribbon School, Hughes is a leader in sustainability and eco-friendly actions. We encourage all students to help keep our campus clean and green!

Reusable Water Bottles: We encourage all students to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated and reduce our plastic waste.

Clean and Green: As a Green School, our students should not litter on or around campus. Please make sure that all items are thrown away and that we also pick up trash that we see when walking or sitting by it. When we ignore trash on the ground, we are saying that we are OK with trash on the ground, and that's not the Hughes way!

Walk, Bike, Carpool: To minimize the amount of CO2 we add to our environment as well as noise pollution from traffic, we encourage all our students to walk, bike, or carpool to school.

Join the Hughes PTA! Our goal is for our entire school community to be members!

Upcoming Important Dates

September 11 - Patriot Day

September 13 - PTA Meeting - 6pm via Zoom

September 29 - Minimum Day - 1:10pm Dismissal

September 29 - Hughes Back to School Night

The Hughes Leadership Team

Edward Steinhauser - Principal

Dr. Trinisha Williams - 8th Grade Administrator

Christina Sunada- 7th Grade Administrator

Michael Temple - 6th Grade Learning Director and Counselor

Jeanette Sanchez - Intervention Counselor

Ann Sourn - Intervention and Instruction Coordinator

Lisa Endelman - Psychologist

Jeanine Ferrari - Office Supervisor