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The Hueneme Channel

A regular publication designed to provide brief updates on Hueneme schools.

October 15, 2021

Dear HESD Community,

Please take a few moments to read this week's Hueneme Channel:

Family Workshops

  • Monday, October 18: Hathaway School - Recovery and Resilience 

Hathaway School and Interface Child and Family Services will be presenting Recovery and Resilience. More information can be viewed here:     English    Spanish

  • Wednesday, October 20: Junior High Family Workshop -  Pandemic Stress and Impact on Students and Families

In partnership with GradNation and Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH), junior high families are invited to attend a presentation by VCBH to learn about the stressors that students and families are going through due to the pandemic and what you can do to help cope. Meeting details can be viewed here.

  • Wednesday, October 20: Sunkist School - Stress and Resilience

Sunkist School and Kaiser Permanente will be presenting the virtual workshop, Stress and Resilience.  More information can be viewed here.

National School Lunch Week

  • This week we celebrated National School Lunch Week. 

    Thank you to the wonderful HESD food service staff for all their hard work and dedication in feeding the students of our district. We are fortunate to have such an exceptional food service team.  

Parent/Guardian Involvement Opportunities

  • Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC):  

On June 5, 2018, voters within the Hueneme Elementary School District voted to approve Measure B to authorize the District to issue general obligation bonds to finance certain specified projects and facilities.

Education Code Section 15278(a) requires that the Governing Board establish a Citizens’ Oversight Committee. There are currently multiple openings on the COC.  If you would be willing to serve on the COC, please contact Dave Ragsdale, Associate Superintendent, at dragsdale@hueneme.org.

  • Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Advisory Committee: 

The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities One key aspect of the LCAP process is the engagement of all community members.  The LCAP Advisory Committee reviews and provides feedback and input on the plan. If you would be interested in joining the LCAP Advisory Committee, please contact Dave Castellano, Sr. Director of Student Support Services, at dcastellano@hueneme.org.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Projects

  • Thanks to Measure B passed by voters in 2018, construction started in January 2021 on installing new HVAC and fire alarm systems at Haycox, Hathaway and Williams (round 1 schools). These projects are nearing completion and should be finished by the end of 2021.  Round 2 schools include Green, Hueneme and Sunkist.  Construction started at Green this past week, and the Hueneme and Sunkist projects should start in January.  Round 3 schools are Blackstock and Larsen.  Round 4 schools are Bard, Beach and Parkview.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Hueneme Elementary School District

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