Welcome to Hawthorne, a community school, where we are all part of an amazing FAMILY! Our school is intent on ensuring that ALL students have access to the best quality curriculum and instruction in all subject areas, teaching students how to learn and play in a family-friendly environment on a safe, orderly and well-maintained campus, with funding sources to meet all student needs in the classroom. We pride ourselves on continually reflecting and refining our instructional lens with a variety of relevant training for teachers and staff and where we ALL work above and beyond to ensure EVERY student reaches their potential.

Missed the Sunday Call/Email or other announcements?

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If you are not getting 6:30PM weekly phone call or email, please contact front office or update your contact information in Parent Portal. If you would like additional people added to the call or email, please contact Lori in the front office.

 Update: New Student/Parent Handbook
This is a working draft of the handbook that helps guide families into the individual policies and procedures of Hawthorne Elementary. Link to Handbook

 Communication at Hawthorne
Click here to find out how to stay in touch

 Need to contact your child teacher?

Please click Teachers' Contact Information to reach out to your teacher.

CHOICE / School tours will start in October on Thursday mornings from 8-8:30am. Tours are by appointment only. If you would like to schedule a tour, please email Lori Shuman at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Dates (provide 1st and 2nd choice)

  • Student's Name

  • Student's Incoming Grade

We are pleased to announce the launch of the San Diego Unified Health & Wellness Hotline. This resource will serve as a hub for students, staff, and families to call for information and connections to community, health, and district resources.

The Health & Wellness Hotline, 760-334-7878, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on district holidays. 

Students, staff, and families are encouraged to use this hotline for a range of support, resources and referrals. Hotline staff will keep your conversations confidential and can connect you to neighborhood specific resources for a range of needs, including food, clothing, and housing assistance; health insurance; general medical and dental care services; wellbeing resources; district support and more. 


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Need to contact the school office?
Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Not sure who to call? Click here: Office Contact Information 

Need to enroll your child? Please contact School Clerk, Lori Shuman at [email protected]

Universal TK Program:
Children must turn 4 by September 1  to be eligible to enroll in the Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK). We are currently full, but will be happy to direct to schools with spots available or add you to our waitlist.

Children must turn five years by September 1 to be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten.

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