Principal's Message

  • Dear Hassayampa Family:

    Spring is around the corner and we have many hot topics!   

    State testing is nearly here – on March 26 4th grade students will start things off with AIMS Science. Then 3rd -5th graders will begin their AzMERIT Writing the week of April 1. Check with your child’s teacher for the tentative plan for your child’s classroom. Please make sure to schedule dental exams and other appointments outside of the testing dates.  Students have been working hard all year mastering grade level concepts. Please do everything you can to aid in their success. This means that they should be getting plenty of rest each night, eating healthy, and getting their daily dose of reading practice.  We know our students are ready to show what they have learned! Please visit the state’s website to learn more about our state assessments -

    Please help us spread the word - Kindergarten Round-up is scheduled for April 30 & May 1. On Tuesday, April 30th, there are two times slots available – 8:30 and noon. On Wednesday, May 1st, there are only afternoon times available starting with the first session at noon. At this session, there will be a Spanish translator available to assist families. Our last session will be later that afternoon at 4:00 p.m.  Hopefully, the varied meeting times will help you find the time that works for your busy schedules so that you may attend this important event. In addition to this being a wonderful opportunity for your child to have an early taste of school, it is important for us to have this occasion to get to know your child and our incoming group of learners. We look forward to seeing you!

    A continuing hot topic over these past two months has been the possibility of the District moving to a 4-day school week. There have been many surveys and forums for Q & A. During the March 7 Board Meeting, the Board will make a final decision. To learn more, please visit the district website – Regardless of the final decision, the staff and I work hard every day to provide your child the best education. We appreciate the trust and confidence you have given us in this endeavor. Principal’s Coffee is great time to stop by to discuss what these potential changes mean for Hassayampa.

    As is typical, we have many great things happening at Hassayampa. Please review the calendar of events closely and add the information to your family calendar. The final quarter of the year tends to be a busy one!  I look forward to seeing you all at any one of our many events! 

    Very truly yours,

    Mrs. Hershkowitz


  • Here on our news page we will keep you posted on all upcoming events and activities. Check back often for any new developments!


    Calling all parents of incoming kindergartners!

    Spread the word: Kindergarten Round-up is scheduled for April 30 – May 1. On Tuesday the 30th, there will be a morning and afternoon sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and noon. On Wednesday the 1st, we will have an afternoon session with Spanish translator available at noon. Later on Wednesday, we are offering a 4:00 p.m. opportunity.

    The student must be 5 by September 1, 2019 to be eligible. The clinics consist of a two-hour period during which the student will participate in a variety of skill assessments and health checks. Parents will be asked to fill out registration paperwork at that time. Please bring:

    • Certified birth certificate,
    • current immunization record, and
    • 2 proofs of residence that show your physical address.

    Please call the Hassayampa office to pre-register.  Also please keep in mind that the District uses our pre-registration numbers to determine our staff needs for next school year.



    It is important for students to be on time and ready for school each mroning!  Students may arrive at school as early as 7:45 a.m. At 7:45, staff will open the ramp gates for students to walk to classrooms. Parents wanting to walk their chilrdren to class may do so as well. The doors between the office and the classrooms will remain closed until 7:45. 

    Classroom instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. Students are considered tardy at 8:05 a.m. For children who will be eating breakfast at school, please ensure that they arrive in time to get breakfast, eat, and make it to class on time.

    If the 7:45 drop-off is a challenge, Power Hour is a great option for families who need an earlier start. Power Hour starts at 7:00 a.m. Contact your child's teacher or the front office to sign up.

    Thank you for your help in starting the day right!



    A Note from the Health Station

    Research shows that attendance is an important factor in school success. A child who misses a day of school misses a day of learning. There are several things you can do to improve your child’s school attendance:

    Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor appointments during school hours.

    • Don’t accept excuses for why your child “must” be late or miss school. Support school rules and consequences for missing class and being tardy.
    • Lead by example. If your child sees you take off work for no reason, they might expect to be able to do the same thing.
    • Talk with your child about the importance of attending school regularly.

    If your child is ill and must miss school, please give us a call to let us know - 928-684-6750.

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders


    The student drop off in the morning is the parking lot in front of the stairs to the school. Ms. Henneman is our morning greeter and looks forward to seeing you and your child. Ms. Henneman, as well as other staff, are not on duty until 7:45 a.m. Please do not drop your child off until you see someone on duty. For longer stops, please park and walk your child to the sidewalk. We do not permit students in the parking lot without an adult. For those times that you may need to be somewhere early, please make arrangements for your child to either ride the bus or be taken to school by someone else.

    In the afternoon, parents may wait in line for their child to be sent to their car or park in the lot and wait for students at the gate. Again, we do not permit students in the parking lot unless escorted by an adult. Please do not call your child from the car as we will not allow him/her to enter the lot. This is for your child’s safety. Please follow the traffic flow through the parking lot and be courteous to drivers and pedestrians.

     Parking Lot

Reading Progress


  • Technology in our School!

    Technology has become a huge part of our American lifestyle. Top jobs require employees to have technology skills. This is why Hassayampa has been working hard to develop a plan to increase access for our students. We currently have two computer labs in the building. Most classrooms have either a projector, Smart Board, and /or Elmo. Only recently were Chromebooks purchased for each general education classroom. One per K-2 classroom and three per 3rd-5th grade classroom. With a generous individual donation, we purchased a few more. Additionally, we are using funds generated through our Scholastic Book Fairs and Holiday Sales to order 16 more! 

    Our goal is to supply each classroom at Hassayampa a set of Chromebooks. Yes, one for each student! Little by little, we are working toward this goal.  If you would like to learn more about this project, please join us at Principal's Coffee or at the next PTA meeting.

    Thank you for your support!