Hornet Herald

August 2021

Welcome back!

Welcome back HHES students and families for the 2021-2022 school year! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer. We are looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces for the first day of school!

We are looking forward to having as normal of a year as possible for our students, families, and staff while we continue to practice safety protocols. We have installed hospital grade air filters, we continue to practice social distancing, preform frequent sanitizing, and per the Governor's order, all people on our campus will be required to wear masks.

We are looking forward to working together with all of you to create a safe and supportive learning environment for all.


  • Grades 1st - 5th will start September 1st
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten will start September 7th

We have three new staff members to welcome this year...

  • Megan Cray (Ulias) - 4/5 Split
  • Jake Curtis - ELL Intervention Specialist
  • Bess Colpron - Assistant Principal
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Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 26th, 5pm

20000 Northeast 164th Street

Brush Prairie, WA

Please join us to meet your teacher and drop off your supplies!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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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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PWT (People Working Together) Back to School Picnic

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 6-8pm

15916 Northeast 182nd Avenue

Brush Prairie, WA

Hockinson Middle School Field

Bring your own dinner or buy dinner from food cart vendors and join our Hockinson families for a back to school picnic experience.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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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!

Is your student riding the bus?

We are excited to announce a partnership with First Student to provide bus services for our students! By clicking the button below you will be able to find more information about First Student from our Superintendent, Steve Marshall, who recently took a tour and learned about their services.

First Student Dispatch: (360) 846-2922

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REMINDER: Picture Day is October 4th!

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

Upcoming Reminders

August 26th

Back to School Night

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.