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Hesperian Student Drop-Off / Pick Up Procedures

To help with the traffic congestion and for the safety of our students, these are the locations for student drop-off and pick-up: 

  • TK/Kinder: Drop-off at Gate B on Mills Ave. Students will walk to their classroom where the teacher will meet at the door. Parents CAN walk students to the edge of the building on Rainy days ONLY .

In the afternoon, teachers will walk their classes out to the front of the school on Drew Street. 


  • First Grade: Drop-off at Gate B on Mills Ave. Students will walk to their classroom where the teacher will meet at the door. Parents CAN walk students to the edge of the building on Rainy days ONLY .

In the afternoon, teachers will walk their classes out to the front of the school on Drew Street. 


  • Second Grade/Third Grade: Drop-off at Gate C on Tulsa St. Students will walk directly to their classrooms.  In the afternoon, teachers will walk their classes out to gate C on Tulsa Street.
 

  • Fourth Grade /Fifth Grade: Drop-off at the Loop on Drew St. Students will walk through the main door and line up outside their teacher’s door. In the afternoon, teachers will walk their classes out to the drop-off loop on Drew Street.
 

Please note that all gates will close and be locked at 8:00AM for Drop-off. Late students will go to the main entrance for a Tardy Slip. Gates will close 10 minutes after dismissal for Pick-ups. Students picked up late will be in the office.

 

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Schedule:
The first bell rings at 7:55AM each day. Students should be on campus when the bell rings in order to be on time for school each day.
 
REGULAR School Hours for the 2022-2023 school year 
Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
TK                  8:00AM -  1:15PM
Kindergarten  8:00AM – 1:15PM
Grades 1-5     8:00AM – 2:35PM
 
Every WEDNESDAY is scheduled as a Collaboration Time for teachers
TK                 8:00AM - 12:55PM
Kindergarten 8:00AM - 12:55PM
Grades 1-5    8:00AM - 12:55PM
 
Breakfast:
All San Lorenzo Unified students are eligible for free breakfast every day. At Hesperian we serve breakfast from 7:40 AM to 7:55 AM. Please have your student join us every morning for a no-cost breakfast beginning at 7:40 AM. Important: Please do not send your children to school before 7:45 AM as there is no supervision prior to this time (unless they are having breakfast). Please do not park in the drop-off/pick-up loop, nor in parking spaces as they are designated for STAFF only. This is a safety hazard for our staff and students.
 
Lunch:
All San Lorenzo Unified students are eligible for free lunch every day. In order to continue to provide appropriate funding it is important for all families complete the income survey during data conformation.
 
Dismissal:
When children are dismissed at the end of the day, they are to go directly home or to childcare at that time. They are not to remain at school as there is no supervision after dismissal. Thank you for adjusting your schedule to assist us with the care and welfare of your child.
 
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New Student Enrollment:
We are actively enrolling new students into Hesperian. If you or someone you know in the community is interested in attending Hesperian, please have them enroll their student using the following link.
https://www.slzusd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1221702&type=d&pREC_ID=2160201
 
Should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child(ren) during the school year, please call the school office at (510) 317-5200 or contact the principal at [email protected]
 
Sincerely,
Ruby Camarena, Principal
 
Ruby Camarena
Principal
[email protected]
Jacinta Montemayor
Office Manager
[email protected]
Zamantha Garcia
Office Assistant
[email protected]
Maritza Lopez
Office Assistant
[email protected]
 
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 As always, if you have questions or concerns, reach out to your child’s teacher.
As the vision for the San Lorenzo Unified School District states, we are working to build critical 
thinkers, readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists. We are striving to support our 
students to be advocates for social justice and change.

Please keep in mind that across our nation, students and schools are in the same situation. The 
term “learning loss” has been used in the news, but it’s not a term that we are using in San 
Lorenzo. No learning has been lost during this pandemic. Students learned different skills that 
may not be reflected on our standard report card. If you have questions about this, please feel 
free to reach out to me.

Thank you for all you are doing to make sure your children are healthy, at school regularly, and 
ready to learn.
 
Sincerely,
Ruby Camarena
Principal
Hesperian School
 
 
● Como siempre, si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, comuníquese con el maestro de su hijo/a.
Como establece la visión del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Lorenzo, estamos trabajando para 
formar pensadores críticos, lectores, escritores, matemáticos y científicos. Nos esforzamos por 
apoyar a nuestros estudiantes para que sean defensores de la justicia social y el cambio.

Tenga en cuenta que en toda nuestra nación, los estudiantes y las escuelas se encuentran en la 
misma situación. El término "pérdida de aprendizaje" se ha utilizado en las noticias, pero no es 
un término que estamos usando en San Lorenzo. No se ha perdido ningún aprendizaje durante 
esta pandemia. Los estudiantes aprendieron diferentes habilidades que aún no están reflejadas 
en nuestras calificaciones de estándar. Si tiene preguntas sobre esto, no dude en comunicarse 
conmigo.

Gracias por todo lo que está haciendo para asegurarse de que sus hijos estén sanos, asistan a la 
escuela con regularidad y estén listos para aprender.