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Welcome Back from the Superintendent


August 5, 2022


Dear HUSD Families and Community,


I am excited to welcome students back for the 2022-2023 school year on Tuesday, August 9th, as we continue our mission of embracing, educating, and empowering every student, every day. Our district has been hard at work this summer with thoughtful preparations to welcome students back to safe and inviting learning environments. Much of our focus has been on developing programs and resources to support our efforts in the areas of literacy, absenteeism and as always, safety. The overall well-being, safety and academic success of our students remains our top priority as a district.


These areas will drive our focus and much of our work this year. We have done an overhaul in the area of Literacy, implementing systems that promote best practices and build capacity of our teachers and leaders. We are committed to seeing our students thrive and look forward to partnering with our families and community as we continue to prepare our students for excellence in higher education and in the workforce. Our collective efforts truly make a difference in the educational experience of our students. 


As we get closer to the first day of school, I also want to take this opportunity to convey some important information you should make note of:


  • Parent Square: We have launched Parent Square, an exciting new app that will facilitate communications between school sites, the district and parents. You will receive an email from your school site that invites you to download the app. 
  • Bell Schedules: Please note that due to the implementation of SB 328, our Bell Schedules have changed. You can find the 2022-2023 bell schedule here.
  • Hemet Dual Language Academy: We are proud to announce the opening of Hemet Dual Language Academy! Dual language programs offer students the opportunity to develop language proficiency and literacy in two languages. Enrollment at HDLA is closed for the 2022-23 school year.  You can find more information about this school here. 
  • Wellness & Community Outreach Center: Our Wellness & Community Outreach Center (WCOC) provides a wide range of services and resources for our HUSD community. Please reach out to them for support in areas of behavioral & mental health, physical wellness & health services, family support programs & family engagement opportunities. You can find more info here. 
  • Expanded Learning Opportunities Program: We are proud to share that we have created more before and after school enrichment services through our Expanded Learning Opportunities Program. More information on program availability and registration can be found here. 
  • COVID-19 Update: The safety and health of students and staff remains our number one priority. As with other illnesses, if your child displays symptoms of illness, we ask that you please keep them home. You can find the latest on COVID-19 policies here.


I wish each of our students and families a safe, successful and exciting school year. I look forward to collaborating with you this coming year and providing meaningful opportunities that enhance our students’ educational experience.


Your Proud Superintendent,

Dr. Christi Barrett