Dear Hanna Ranch Families and Friends, Welcome back for the new school year, 2021-2022. We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. We are so excited for a 100% in-person school year beginning August 16, 2021. The teachers, staff, and I are looking forward to an amazing, productive, and successful year with your children. We are aware there is much concern from community members regarding in-person learning during the Covid19 pandemic. Our goal is to assure you that the school is taking many mitigation steps to ensure a safe inperson return. Attached you will find a slide deck that shares the preventative measures taken by school sites. This is a truly collaborative effort between schools and families, and we need your support and assistance in this matter. We understand that the transition back to school during these trying times is a challenge for many kids. For that reason, we are beginning with a restorative restart emphasizing a focus on wellness and academics. During the spring and summer in-person sessions, I noticed a rejuvenation of the spirit in the students and staff. Overall, our goal is to keep nourishing that light in all of us. Speaking of light, I would like to illuminate three new members of the Hanna Ranch Team. Please join us in welcoming our new staff members: Ms. Kristina Smith-2nd, Ms. Harinder Singh-1st Grade, and Ms. Bettina (Tina) Wong-Kindergarten? All are exciting and enthusiastic and bring both diverse education and experience to the Hanna Team. Please join me in a welcome back zoom meeting Wednesday: 3-5 at 5:00: https://wccusd.zoom.us/j/9131054139 K-3 at 6:00: https://wccusd.zoom.us/j/9131054139 Slide Deck here Have a Great Weekend, Greg, on behalf of the Hanna Ranch staff
Throughout WCCUSD schools will be using a new online flyer application called, "Peachjar". Look under the Resources tab to immediately see some of the helpful information available including current Food Service menus.
Welcome to Hanna Ranch Elementary School
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X
Hanna Ranch Elementary is a school dedicated to academic proficiency for all students. Our goal is to serve all of our students on a level that will challenge them and induce a creative approach to education that will serve them well as they continue along their path of life-long learning. Hanna Ranch is a school dedicated to building strong character. We understand that in order for our students to succeed in life they need to have the social skills to do so. At Hanna Ranch, we address all curriculum areas and utilize effective teaching strategies. We strive to maintain a safe, respectful environment, and to provide our students with the tools they need to become independent, contributing, responsible individuals.Hanna Ranch Mission Statement
- Addressing all curriculum areas and diverse learning needs
- Utilizing effective teaching strategies.
We will maintain a safe, respectful, interdependent and responsible community environment to give our students the tools to become independent, contributing and responsible citizens of our community and of the world.
A memorial service for Gerald Montgomery, a beloved member of the Hercules community, will be held on Friday, June 17 at 7 pm on the Hercules High football field. The service is open to the public. Join us in remembering Coach G and all that he did for the students and staff of Hercules High and the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The public viewing will be on Tuesday, June 21 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Wiggins Knipp Funeral Home (574 Capitol Street in Vallejo).
WCCUSD will offer COVID-19 testing Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4 pm at the district central office for the summer school sessions. Please note that you must register and schedule an appointment to access testing at this location. Testing is available to all WCCUSD students, staff as well as family members of students and staff.
The Governing Board of West Contra Costa Unified School District will conduct online Public Hearings to review the proposed 2022-23 District LCAP and Budget. All parties having an interest in the proposed budget shall be heard by the Board at the Public Hearing.
Join us for a community meeting to learn more about the Kennedy High School Facility Master Plan on June 2 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Kennedy High School. Also available on Zoom.
This morning, students and staff at one of our schools, Grant Elementary in Richmond, had to briefly shelter-in-place because gunshots were fired in the area. Everyone is safe: no students, staff or families were harmed and the school was not targeted. We have been in contact with the Richmond Police Department about the incident.
Community Rights & Resources
- Non-Discrimination / Harassment / Intimidation / Bullying Statement and Policy
- Bullying and Cyberbullying Statement and Policy
- CDE Bullying Prevention Resources
- Definition of Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Harassment Policy
- Uniform Complaint Procedure
- Suicide Prevention
- Complaints Concerning District Employees
- Immigration and Citizenship Resources
The West Contra Costa Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator: Rhonda Haney, 1108 Bissell Avenue Richmond, CA 94801, 510-307-4538, email@example.com and Section 504 Coordinator: Darlene Almeida, 1108 Bissell Avenue Richmond, CA 94801, (510) 307-4535, firstname.lastname@example.org.