Principal's Message

  • Hello Hassayampa Families!


    We’re wrapping up the third quarter and preparing for the final quarter of school!  Spring is around the corner, and that means state testing is nearly here as well!  

    Starting the week of April 5, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will start state testing. 5th graders will take the new science assessment. All 3rd -5th graders will complete writing before they begin the English Language Arts and Math assessments over the next two weeks. We are in the process of finalizing the specific test dates. You will soon be able to check with your child’s teacher for the plan for your child’s classroom. Please make sure to schedule dental exams and other appointments outside of the testing window.  Students have been working hard at  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 will be 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 28 and April 29. Individual meeting times will be offered throughout the day.  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!

    The final quarter of the year tends to be a busy one!  

    Best regards, 

    Mrs. Hershkowitz

    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!

  •  Galileo Benchmark Assessments


    Benchmark assessments occur several times throughout the school year. The data collected is reviewed by teachers to ensure that learning is on track and that grade level standards are being met. Our final Galileo benchmark will occur in the beginning of May. This information will measure students' learning for the school year and inform instructional needs for the upcoming year.  

    To better understand the purpose of this test, the District created this video - click on the link Benchmark Testing.

  • School Supplies for the 2020-2021

    Please don't be concerned if you are unable to get all of the school supplies. There is help available through the school. Notify your child's teacher or the school counselor for assistance. Also, consider creating a supply box for the home in the event there are temprorary closures which would require remote learning .

    Student Supply List


    Communication is essential! We encourage all parents to reach out to their child’s teacher with questions and concerns as we continue to strive for academic excellence. You will find teachers’ email addresses right here on our school website.  Many families enjoy the convenience of using Class Dojo for communication as well. Keep in mind that Class Dojo doesn’t necessarily alert the teacher when a message has come through. If there is a delay in communication, please contact the teacher through the school email. 

    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!


    Students need to be on time and ready for school each morning! It is important to establish routines to reduce morning chaos. We recommend the following, but figure out what works for you and your family. 


    1. Lay out clean clothes, underwear, socks, and face covering. 
    2. Organize backpack and have it ready.
    3. Put a jacket with your backpack if needed.
    4. Brush teeth.
    5. Shower or bath with soap! (This can be in the morning)
    6. Read a bedtime story.


    1. Shower or bath, if not done the night before.
    2. Brush teeth. 
    3. Brush hair.
    4. Put on clean clothes, underwear, and socks.
    5. Eat breakfast. (if eating school breakfast, arrive at 7:45)
    6. Get backpack and face covering.
    7. Arrive at school BEFORE 8 am. Classwork starts at 8:00.

    Thank you for your help in starting the day right!

  • A Note from the Health Station


    We have to be certain that students who are ill stay home. If your child is running a fever, he/she may not return to school until he/she is fever free without medication for 24 hours. 

    According to the Maricopa County Dept of Public Health, more than half of elementary aged children report fever &/or headache. Fevers are the most common in preschool aged children.

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

    Should your child become sick while at school, you will be called to pick your child up. Make sure you are avilable or that you have a Plan B if you aren't availble. Be prepared, this is an atypical school year! 


Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders


    As we plan for reopening, it is very important that all families are prepared and understand the safety measures in place for our parking lot. Thank you for taking the time to review this information.

    The student drop off in the morning is the parking lot in front of the stairs to the school. A staff member will be our greeter. A staff member will be on duty at 7:30 a.m. This is a TEMPORARY change do to the current pandemic situation. 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. As part of our reopening plan, visitors will not be permitted in the building. For the FIRST week only, kindergarten parents will be permitted to enter through a designated entry. These parents will only be permitted to drop off their own kindergarten children. 

    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. Kindergarten students are the first to exit the building, and will come down the ramp. A staff member will be on duty at the ramp gate. No visitors will be permitted beyond the gate. Please let the supervisor know which child is yours. Supervisors may ask for identification.

     Parking Lot

Reading Progress



    During Remote Learning, we were incredibly thankful that Hassayampa had an adequate supply of Chromebooks to supply our families with students working from home. 

    Hassayampa is fortunate at this time to have one-to-one Chromebooks available in our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms. These Chromebooks have been paid for by a variety of grants as well as through our Tax Credit funds. We are grateful to our generous community for supporting us in this way!

    Thank you for your support!