🍂Hathaway School Community News🦃

🍁🦃 - November 2021 - 🦃🍁

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🦃Principal's Message 🦃

Hathaway Community,

Fall is always a busy time here at Hathaway and there is a lot happening in November! We start the month off with DIa de Los Muertos and Daylight Savings! We also finish the first Trimester of the year on Friday, November 12, which is also a minimum day.

Kindergarten will exit at 11:26 am.

Grades 1 - 3 will exit at 12:50 pm.

Grades 4 - 5 will exit at 1:00 pm.

We also have a Veterans Day Holiday and we have Fall Picture Re-Takes Thursday, November 18. Also, we have Thanksgiving Break from November 22 - November 26. Immediately following Thanksgiving Break Hathaway will be hosting Parent and Teacher conferences. Your student's teacher will be reaching out to you to set up a virtual or in person conference. We will do our best to accommodate you and the needs of your family.

The Hathaway staff and I want to thank our parents and community members for all of your support and everything that you have done to make the start of our year a success! 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!

Please check the calendar below. Please take a few minutes to read and review about all of our important upcoming events. Please let us know if we can help you or your student(s) out with anything!

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

Important Dates

  • 11/07: - Daylight Savings - Set clocks back one hour!
  • 11/11: - Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
  • 11/12: - End of Trimester 1 Minimum Day Kindergarten exits at 11:26 am.
  • 11/12: - End of Trimester 1 Minimum Day Grades 1-3 exit at 12:50pm.
  • 11/12: - End of Trimester 1 Minimum Day Grades 4-5 exit at 1:00pm.
  • 11/18: - Fall Picture Re-Takes
  • 11/22 - 11/26: - Thanksgiving Holidays - No School

  • 11/29 - 12/10: Parent Conferences - Teachers will contact you about conferences
  • 12/17: - Minimum Day
  • 12/20 - 12/31: Winter Break

Fall Picture Re-Takes

Need to retake your school picture? Did you miss picture Day?

Thursday, November 18th is Fall retake picture Day.

2021 Parade of Books

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans.

Veterans Day is on the same day every year -- November 11 -- regardless of on which day of the week it falls.

We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Thanksgiving Break

Hathaway staff members are all thankful for all of your support this year! Despite the challenges of this year we are grateful for our students and the community we so proudly serve!

Reminder: Thanksgiving Break 2021 - November 22nd - November 26.

Following our Thanksgiving Break, school starts, Monday, November 29 at 8:05 am

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall parent conferences are just around the corner!

Parent conferences: November 29th - December 10th, 2021

We are excited to share what we have learned this Fall and how we can continue to work together to bring out the best in you student.

Parent Conference Daily Schedule:

Kinder: 8:05 am. - 11:26 am.

First, Second, Third: 8:05 am. - 1:20 pm.

Fourth, Fifth: 8:05 am. - 1:40 pm.

Your student's teacher will be reaching out to you to set up a virtual or in person conference. We will do our best to accommodate you and the needs of your family.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Celebrating Student Art

Free COVID Testing Sites! Change in hours

Due to a decrease in the number of daily COVID testing at our testing sites, we are going to change the hours of operation.

Testing is available to all HESD staff and students ONLY. The testing site is paid through special state grant funds, therefore it is NOT available to the public, including staff and student family members who are not associated with the District.

Please read the attached letter from HESD for more information.


Two testing locations:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Blackstock Junior High School, 701 E. Bard Road
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Haycox Elementary School, 5400 Perkins Road

Testing hours are 12:00 pm. - 4:00 pm. at each location. Both testing sites are walk-up only, no appointments necessary.

To register your Hathaway student for COVID testing please click HERE. This link is ONLY for Hathaway students. Students only need to register once before the first time they take a COVID test at a district site.

Student and Staff Safety at Hathaway

Reminder to all that we will be continuing to practice safety first for all staff and students:

Temperature screenings will be conducted before students enter their classrooms.

Please screen your child at home each day for fever or symptoms and do not send your child to school if he/she is symptomatic or sick.

Students should not come to school if they have any COVID-19 related Symptoms such as:

  • Runny Nose/Congestion

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Headache

  • Fatigue/Muscle or Body Aches

  • Fever above 99.5 degrees

  • Loss of Smell/Taste

  • Difficulty Breathing

Hathaway Neighborhood For Learning Classes available now!

A child’s brain develops faster from birth to age three than at any other period in life, building the foundation for a child’s future learning, behavior, and health. First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs) are helping families raise children who are healthy, nurtured, and prepared for kindergarten supporting children prenatal through age five and their families.

Hathaway NfL has open enrollment and space for you and your child for our upcoming class sessions! Classes begin November 1, 2021.

Please Contact Blanca at 805-512-0220 for more information.

Neighborhoods for Learning English HERE

Neighborhoods for Learning Spanish HERE

First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs) currently has centers open in Nyeland Acres, Hathaway Elementary School, Mar Vista and Rio Plaza. Hathaway NfL also host virtual classes as well!

Elizabeth Cervantes, BA Early Childhood Studies (she/her/hers)

Early Childhood/Family Support Specialist

First 5 Ventura County

2580 E. Main Street, Suite 203

Ventura, CA 93003


Make The Most Out Of Every Day at School!

Start the day off right!

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

Technology Everyday!


  • Students should come to school each day with their devices fully charged and ready for use.
  • Chargers should stay at home.
  • Students and families are responsible for the devices and chargers they are issued.
  • If your student is in need of WIFI support/ please contact the school at 805-488-2217

November Lunch Menu

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For detailed information about the 2021-2022 School year click below ↓

🕗 Hathaway 2021-2022 Bell Schedules 🕝

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Every Wednesday is an early dismissal day!

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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/.

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

Need to contact your teacher?

  • Email
  • Contact your teacher during during school hours
  • Seesaw or Google Classroom
  • Call your teacher: 805-488-2217 +classroom extension