Migrant & English Learners
Migrant Education Programs and Services are designed to support and strengthen the school, community, and family experiences of migrant children and their families.
English Learner programs and services
are designed to help students who do not speak, read or understand English well to improve their English language skills. All programs for English learners share the following goals: building academic fluency in the English language and supporting the achievement of grade level academic standards. Each California public school district, grades kindergarten through 12, with 51 or more English learners must form a District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) or subcommittee of an existing district-wide advisory committee.
The Special Education Department operates under the understanding that all students are capable of learning, all students have a right to an education with their peers in the community's schools and the school system is responsible for attempting to address the unique needs of all students in the community. The Master Plan for Special Education reflects the commitment to every student and every student’s differing needs. The Master Plan describes the systems to meet the spirit and the letter of the law as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The HJUHSD Library & Media Centers provide a variety of services, including checking out textbooks and other educational and research material and supervising student study visits.
The HJUHSD College and Career Centers provide instructional support activities and assist students with career and college choices and in obtaining scholarships and financial aid.
HJUHSD has adopted a Restorative Justice approach toward student discipline and safety.
"Restorative Justice" is a process that focuses on the needs of victims and offenders, allowing victims to take ac active role in the pocress and encouraging offenders to take responsibility for their actions and repair the harm they have done. The goal of the process is to build a supportive and safe community for all students and to approach discipline as an opportunity for students to learn and grow and be inspired to make better choices.
Each school has an in-school suspension classroom / intervention center and has adopted their own schoolwide "posture" or value system:
- Hanford West: REACH (Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Communication, Honesty)
- Hanford High: PRIDE (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diligence, Excellence)
- Sierra Pacific: ASPIRE (Accountability, Self-Motivation, Positivity, Integrity, Respect, Excellence)
The HJUHSD District Nurse is available to to assist students with health concerns, including hearing or vision concerns, and to provide a health care plan for any pre-existing conditions.
Somjai Cochran, RN
HJUHSD District Nurse
559-583-5902 ext. 4038
Medications at School: All student medication-prescription and non prescription- including a rescue inhaler will require a doctor’s note. Most medications will be stored in the nursing office. With the parent’s permission and with clear doctor’s instruction, students may be given medication by a school employee. Please complete a Medical Authorization Form to provide the school with a written doctor’s statement detailing: student’s name, medication name, dosage, method of administration, and the length of time the medication is to be taken. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide the school with an adequate amount of medication. Medication must be delivered to the school in its original container/label. Prescription labels must include the student’s name, doctor’s name, correct medication and dosage, and clear instructions. Students will only be allowed to carry medication if the school is provided with a doctor’s note and parent’s written consent. Failure to properly follow directions or endangering self or others will result in a loss of this privilege.
Medi-Cal Applications: Medi-Cal is California's public health insurance program, which provides needed health care services for low-income families and individuals.
LCAP / LCFF
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is part of a change in the way the State of California allocates funding to local school districts. Under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), state funding for schools is designed to be more flexible, allowing for more local control over academic spending priorities.