REMEMBER! School is starting this Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
9501 Nellie Drive
Kingman, Arizona 86401-8917
Phone: 928-692-0013 | Fax: 928-692-1075
Hackberry Elementary School District #3
Let's Get Cooking
We'd like to give a big, warm welcome to Chef Alexander Mayo Page. He will be joining our school this year to teach students of all grade levels about the culinary arts. He will be showing students the basic skills needed to work safely in the kitchen and to have fun with food.
Chef Alexander also has a special surprise for the families who attend our Open House Night!
Hackberry Elementary School District #3 seeks to create a challenging learning environment in a unique, small, and rural school setting. Our professional staff seeks to encourage high expectations for student success. We use innovative instruction that supports individual differences and learning styles while upholding high academic standards. Our school prides itself on promoting a safe, calm, caring, and supportive environment. Each student's self-esteem is developed by meaningful relationships with other students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students' learning and success.
There will be a Board Meeting Study Session
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 am
Hackberry School District Board Room
Active Superintendent, Robert Varner ED.S.
Hello Families and Guardians,
My name is Rob Varner, and I am the Acting Superintendent for Hackberry School District. I have been married for 30 wonderful years and have 4 children from ages 16 to 24. My ultimate goal is to build a positive environment for all children.
I taught at the Cartwright School District for 9 years and was a school administrator there for 6. We moved to Payson, AZ, where I was a principal for 9 years. I am finishing my 5th year as superintendent of the Page Unified School District, and I will be retiring at the end of June.
I've enjoyed my time at Cedar Hills already. There is so much potential at this beautiful school. My belief has always been centered around "What's best for children?" I'll make every decision with that in mind. We are excited to have your children back to school this fall. We are implementing many precautions in order to protect both students and staff members from Covid-19. Health and safety will be a top priority, after quality education.
I always enjoy conversations with family and community members and will always return your phone calls or emails. You can call me at the school, or send me an email to email@example.com. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Rob Varner, ED.S.
Student Expectations for Returning to School
Physical distancing: The goal for students and adults is to stay at least 6 feet apart to help prevent the spread of the virus. However, research has found that spacing desks at least 3 feet apart and avoiding close contact may have similar benefits--especially if students wear cloth face coverings and do not have symptoms of illness. Teachers and staff should stay 3-6 feet apart from other adults and from students when possible.
Cloth face coverings & hand hygiene: All children over age 2 years and all adults should wear cloth face coverings that cover the nose and mouth to stop the spread of the virus. When worn correctly, cloth face coverings are safe to wear for long periods of time such as during the school day. In addition, frequent hand washing with soap and water is important for everyone..
Testing & temperature checks: The CDC currently does not recommend COVID testing of students and staff. Testing only shows whether a person is infected at that specific moment in time and may not be useful in preventing outbreaks in school communities. Students will have periodic temperature checks throughout the day. Any signs of illness, students will be required to be picked up by the parent or guardian.
Symptoms at school: School staff will take the temperature of anyone who feels ill during the school day, and there should be a specific area to separate or isolate students who are not feeling well. To stay safe, staff will use PPE (personal protective equipment) such as masks and/or face shields.
Cleaning and disinfecting: School will follow CDC guidelines on proper disinfecting and sanitizing classrooms and common areas.
The bus riders will have assigned seats and be required to wear a face covering while on the bus.
Grades Pre-K through 8th
School is 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
School Office is Open 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.