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Hawthorne School District

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    Our Mission:  To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence

    Superintendent's Message
    Practicing safety and cleaning protocols at all sites to provide a safe environment for all students and staff.

    Welcome Back Students and Staff!

    I am sure, by now you have seen the banners on all of our schools welcoming our students and staff back to our school sites. It goes without saying that we are happy to begin the return to in-person instruction.

    While our current school day is not what we are accustomed to, it is a start. The protocols we have to follow in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff restrict the number of people we can accommodate in our classroom spaces at any one time. These protocols change fairly regularly, however, as can be expected with the increase in vaccinated individuals and the decrease in cases. While we are currently only able to offer students a limited amount of time on campus each week, we know the value in providing them with the opportunity to be at school engaging with other students, their teachers, and the school community.

    I am looking forward to the beginning of the new school year. It is my intention to bring our students back to campus five days a week for a full instructional day. This will, of course, be contingent on the mandates of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. If our county and local data continue to improve, I am sure we will be able to fulfill this intention.

    I want to thank our staff for their dedicated efforts during this most difficult time. I want to thank our families for your patience, understanding, and commitment to your children and their education. I know none of us ever imagined we would be experiencing school in this manner. We have had to reimagine school, work, social experiences, and so much more. I am confident that we will emerge from this very soon and I can assure you that we will continue to provide our students with the tools and experiences they need to be successful.

    Welcome back and, again, thank you for your support!

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    Making College Accessible

    In the Hawthorne School District, we are committed to ensuring that our students are equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary for success in both college and career.  To this end, we joined with California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) last year to submit a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnership grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Education. We were recently delighted to learn that our GEAR UP partnership was one of only twenty-four in the country to be funded this year. The approval of this partnership means that our current sixth grade students will be provided with access to seven years of targeted academic support, college-focused counseling, college campus visitations, and family workshops focused on topics such as the college admissions process and financial aid options.  This type of long-term commitment is rarely seen with federal grants, and its impact on our students will be significant.  Projects associated with the GEAR UP grant are already underway, with the creation of College and Career Centers at each of our middle school campuses, the recruitment of CSUDH students to serve as tutors in a number of our classrooms, and the coordination of a trip for almost 800 sixth graders to the CSUDH campus this June.  We are so pleased to be able to offer these and many more services to our students as we work to support them on their path to postsecondary education. 
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      Board Meeting
      May 12th , 6:00 pm - Online

      SELPA Notice of Public Hearing
      May 20th , 7:30 am

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      Superintendent  Helen MorganSuperintendent's Message

      Dr. Helen E. Morgan

      Mission Statement

      To maximize each student’s potential to achieve educational excellence.

      Vision Statement

      A diverse community of lifelong learners who excel and positively contribute to an advancing global society.

      Core Values

      We believe:

      • Students are the focus of all decisions.
      • All students, parents, staff and community members are empowered, supported and held accountable for their role in the educational process.
      • A personal commitment to excellence is expected of all students, parents, staff and community members.
      • A safe, innovative and supportive learning environment is maintained where resources are allocated to support social-emotional well-being, student learning, technology and collaboration.
      • Local businesses, private and public agencies and the entire community are integral partners in the educational process.
      • All individuals are valued and treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.
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      District Area

      6 Sq Miles




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