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Welcome to the 17-18 School Year! Please mark three important events on your calendar. First, we have two Re-registration Days on Monday, July 31, 2017 and Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 8:00-12:00 p.m. in room 18. Whittier staff will be on hand and Chromebooks will be available for parents to access the AERIES Parent Portal to re-register their student(s). However, if you have completed the re-registration at home via the AERIES Parent Portal, you are complete and no additional action is required. Second, is our Meet the Teacher day on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Stop by and view class lists, meet your child’s teacher and say hello to friends. Finally, the first day of school is Monday, August 7, 2017.

The bell schedules for all HUSD Schools have changed. Research shows that teacher collaboration time is linked to increased student achievement. As such, teachers have been provided weekly collaboration time on WEDNESDAYs to achieve this goal. Please be advised that WEDNESDAY will now be a modified day. All students will begin the day at 7:48 a.m., Monday through Friday. Dismissal times will vary: Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:50 (kinder a.m.) and 2:29 (kinder p.m.), and 1st-5th grade at 2:29 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Every Wednesday will now be an Early Release Day with dismissal for kindergarten at 10:54 am and 1st-5th grade students at 12:19 p.m. Minimum day dismissal will be 11:08 for kindergarten and 12:53 for all 1st-5th grade students. More information that is detailed will be communicated as we begin the school year.
Thank you for your continued support of Whittier Elementary School and we look forward to seeing you soon...Go Wildcats!