Dear Hassayampa Families:
I hope each of you are feeling healthy and staying safe during this uncertain time. Several emails have been sent from the district office regarding our current school closure. Information is being updated daily and, in some cases, hourly. The district leadership and I will do our best to keep you apprised of all pertinent updates. You may also visit the district website -https://www.wickenburgschools.org/ or the Hassayampa Facebook page for additional information.
Although schools are closed, meals are still being served! Hassayampa Elementary is a food distribution location. It is a "Grab and Go" breakfast and lunch. It is free for children 18 and under. Meals are served Monday -Thursday, 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m. If you would like to reserve a meal for your child you may go to the district food services site, www.wickenburgschools.org/food, or call 928-668-5300.
If you do not have internet access, you may request a paper packet from your child’s teacher. Teachers have created packets for students to work on over the next two weeks. These paper packets will be distributed on Tuesday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Completed packets can be turned in on Monday, April 13.
All of the staff at Hassayampa miss your children! Please know that we are working hard for you and your children. If you have questions for your child's teacher, please send them an email or contact them on Class Dojo. If you have questions for the school office, you may call (928) 684-6750, please be sure to leave a message as we will be checking and returning calls.
Principal, Hassayampa Elementary School
Here on our news page we will keep you posted on all upcoming events and activities. Check back often for any new developments!
What can you do to support your child's education during a school closure?
If you're like many American families, you may be wondering how to make the most of this time in home quarantine. You can start by establishing a family schedule. Determine set wake up and bedtimes. Children do best with a good routine. Every day you can set time for reading, math, and exploring some other areas of interest.
You can certainly find a wide variety of resources online. The following are a sampling of ones your child may already be familiar.
*Note: Click on the Google link to follow the hyperlinks for each site.
It is important that the schools have your current contact information - email & phone. Please contact the school office to provide updates.
We are in this together!
It is important for students to be on time and ready for school each morning! 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 children 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 arriving after 8:05 a.m. are tardy and need to be walked in by parents. 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.
With that stated, we also have to be certain that students who are truly ill stay home. If you child is running a fever, he/she may not return to school until he/she is fever free without medication for 24 hours.
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
STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
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.
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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 document camera. With donations and funds generated from our Scholastic Book Fairs, and grants, Chromebooks have been purchased for each general education classroom. Hassayampa has one-to-one Chromebooks in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms. Additionally, each K-2 classroom has enough Chromebooks to facilitate small group access.
Our goal is to supply each classroom at Hassayampa a set of Chromebooks. Yes, one for each student! We are making great progress toward this goal.
Thank you for your support!