Hornet Herald

August 31st

First Day Excitement!

Tomorrow, September 1st is the first day of school for our 1st -5th graders. We are so excited to see all of you!

We wanted to take some time to thank everyone for joining us on Back to School Night. It was fun to see students and families back on our campus excited at the possibilities of our upcoming year!


  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten will start September 7th

Below, you will find the COVID Safety Plan for HHES, information on water bottles, school supply list, picture day reminder, bus information, volunteer information update, information on school meals and PWT.

Water Bottles

Please send your child to school with a refillable water bottle each day. Students will be drinking from these water bottles throughout the day, as our drinking fountains will not be accessible due to COVID precautions.
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General HHES K-5 Supply List

24 Pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)

1 pink pearl eraser

1 box Crayola crayons (24 count) - or - 1 box Crayola colored pencils

4-6 black/blue Expo Dry Erase markers

1 package of glue sticks

1 yellow highlighter

1 wide-ruled composition book

1 pair of headphones (over the ear headphones preferred)

1 pair of scissors

1 two-pocket folder

1 pencil box

1 backpack


1 box Kleenex

**Teachers may ask for additional, grade specific supplies. **

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REMINDER: Picture Day is October 4th!

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Will your student be picked-up?

Please don't forget to bring your Parent Pick-Up (PPU) number with you when pick-up your child after school. If you don't have a PPU number, one will be assigned to you on the first day. Having these numbers visible helps us excuse students quickly and efficiently.

We really appreciate your support with this!

Bus Riders

Please see the link below for more information if your student will be riding the bus to and from school.

First Student Dispatch: (360) 846-2922

Are you interested in Volunteering?

We are looking forward to offering the opportunity to volunteer in our school this year. We will have safety protocols in place for all volunteers at our school.

Volunteers will be required to do the following:

  • Wear a mask
  • Check-in at front office
  • Temperature check
  • Complete attestation form
  • Sanitize hands frequently
  • Sanitize work station when complete
  • Go directly to one specific location and return
  • Be cleared from District Office to volunteer
  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated by October 18th
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PWT (People Working Together)

Upcoming PWT September Events

9/1 Payback Book fundraiser begins

9/9 In-Person Meeting @ 7:00pm HHES Library

9/14 PWT Picnic @ 5:00pm HCC

9/24 Spirit Wear Day

Facebook: Hockinson PWT

Instagram: Hockinson_PWT

Upcoming Reminders

September 1st

First Day of School (Grades 1-5)

September 1st - 3rd

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten parent meetings

September 6th

No School: Labor Day

September 7th

First Day of School (Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten)

September 14th

PWT Back to School Picnic

October 4th

Picture Day

October 8th

Teacher In-service Day: No Student Attendance

October 21st

Great Shake Out Drill

October 25th - 29th

3 Hour Early Release: Conferences

Spirit Week

Hockinson Heights Elementary

All students will be proficient in reading by the end of second grade and maintain proficiency until the end of fifth grade, because we believe reading is the key for all students to achieve their dreams.