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Welcome Message

Welcome from Ms. Jennings

Julie Jennings

Dear Hawes Parents and Community,

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!. Although this year will certainly be different from those of years past, I love being part of the Hawes community and working beside the dedicated professionals, passionate parents/guardians and our enthusiastic students.   I am excited to continue our journey together as we face the complexities of this school year.

Over the past months, many at Hawes have been working diligently to ensure this year gets off to a great start and that the updated distance learning procedures we’ve put in place provide your children with a challenging and engaging academic experience. 

I want to thank those of you who have expressed your thoughts regarding distance learning and how best to proceed with a start to school. Like you, we look forward to the day when we can resume normal school operations and interact in person with all our students. 

At this time our District leadership is closely monitoring developments with regard to COVID-19 and its impact on schools. As you are aware, schools across Orange County and most of California are prohibited from reopening in person until removed from the state’s pandemic watch list for 14 days. As the situation evolves, we will be staying in close contact with our community and communicating through ParentSquare.

In the meantime, I want to assure you that the Hawes Team is committed to ensuring that your children receive rigorous instruction and that no student’s academic progress is interrupted during these unprecedented times. As a school we have adopted and embraced a process known as synchronous learning, in which students have daily live interaction with their teachers in a virtual classroom setting where progress is closely monitored and feedback is provided on a regular basis. We also will be providing virtual opportunities to ensure our students stay as connected as possible to our school, their teachers and friends. 

Again, I would like to thank you for your support and all you do to make Hawes Elementary a positive place for all! 

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Looking forward to creating new opportunities with you!

Julie Jennings

Principal