California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Information and Opt Out Process

Dear Parent or Guardian,
Each spring, schools across the state participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the new California Science Tests (CAST).

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Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP)

Información y Processo de Exclusión

Estimado padre, madre o tutor:
Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

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Welcome to Hacienda

March 15, 2018

Dear Hacienda Community,

I am reaching out to share some important news. Last night, the San José Unified Board of Education appointed me as the new Principal of Hammer Montessori Elementary School, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

Hacienda has been my home for the past seven years and has afforded me with some wonderful opportunities, first as a coach, and later an administrator. While my departure is bittersweet, a desire for additional professional growth led me to pursue this new role.

The students and families in the Hacienda community will always hold a special place in my heart, and I know that the next person to step into this office will feel the same.

The San José Unified Human Resources department will be reaching out to you soon to discuss the hiring process for a new Hacienda Principal. I strongly encourage you to get engaged in that process.

Thank you all for sending your wonderful children to our school, and for your kindness, participation, and amazing support. I will miss you dearly.

Kind regards,

Carmen Loy

Volunteer Information

Parent Volunteers:

We recognize and appreciate the importance of parent involvement in the education of our students, and we invite and welcome you to actively partner with us on our campus.  For the safety of all our students, all parents and other persons wishing to volunteer in classrooms or around the campus must be fingerprinted and receive a TB test.

All new and returning volunteers, we are going paperless! Please complete and submit your volunteer form electronically. Just copy and paste the following URL into your browser, and submit the form:
You will be sent an email communication from central office once you are approved, not from office staff.

ALL parents, volunteers, student teachers, non-Hacienda staff, and any other person on the Hacienda campus during school hours MUST sign in and out at the main office EVERY time they are on campus.  No exceptions. Thank you for your attention to this important procedure.