Welcome back

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

We are excited to welcome you back to Hughes! We are also extending a warm welcome to families who are joining the Hughes Elementary School community for the first time! We are thrilled to have you all partner with us for a successful school year!

We are excited to provide a quality educational experience for our students that allow them to develop their literacy and math skills to the greatest degree possible. We have a full time counselor that provides lessons to classroom, small group, and individuals as needed. This year, look for parent education opportunities designed to provide information on supporting your student; we would love to have you!

During the break, all of our classrooms have been painted and a shade structure has been added for older students who sometimes lunch outside.  We have added cameras and extra watering stations. Students can refill their water bottles, hands free, from multiple places around campus.   

School starts on August 8, 2022 at 8:20.  Class lists will be posted Friday, August 5 at 4 p.m.

Just a reminder that our parking lots close at 8:00 a.m. and at 2 p.m. to allow students to enter the school safely since we are a walking school and student foot traffic is high during those times.  Safety Patrol (Student Crossing Guards) are out then, too. Please be extra attentive in our school zones.

We are excited to welcome visitors back on campus.  Please remember that we are using the Raptor Security System. (Information about this has been sent out from the District earlier.)  Identification will be needed before anyone is granted access.

In addition to ParentSquare, you are invited to check the Hughes Website often for events and their dates, site and district information, and to see what our students are up too. It can be found at www.empire.k12.ca.us.

Please mark your calendars for August 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. as we will invite families on for Back to School Night. Watch Parent Square and our website for more information.

Working together as partners, parents, staff, and community members will create an educational program that meets our students’ needs and reflects the diversity within our school.

Jeri Hamera