Student Pickup

New Monroe Parking Lot:

  • Please only enter East entryway during your child's dismissal time.
    • Kinder: 12:00 pm
    • 1st-3rd: 12:10pm
    • 4th-6th: 12:20pm
  • If you arrive earlier than 5 minutes prior to your child's dismissal time, you will be asked to please park in the parking lot or you may circle around so that parents can pickup students who are already dismissed.
  • Kinder students will exit through the West gate near the cafeteria, all other students will exit through the East gate by the basketball courts.
  • Walk-up parents will only be allowed to wait in the designated areas.  We ask that you please wear a face mask, socially distance and keep the area in front of the office clear for Kinder students to exit.

Cortner Parking Lot Area:

  • Only students riding the bus will be allowed to exit through the Cortner parking lot area.  

Cortner Gate:

  • 3rd-6th grade dismissal only
  • Must pick up on Monroe side of the street, there is no crosswalk, students cannot cross the street.
  • Gate closes at 1:00pm. Students not picked up by 1:00pm will be sent to the office and will need to be picked up by the office on Monroe Drive.
Learn from Home Resources

Learn from Home Resources are posted on our HESD website. You will notice that resources are organized by grade level spans: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Please check out the resources to support continued learning for your child!
Thank you for your support!

Classroom Interruptions

Student instruction time is the most valuable resource offered by the school district. Schools shall make every reasonable effort to eliminate unnecessary interruptions and activities that result in the loss of academic learning time.

Most communication is done via email in order to preserve class time and minimize interruptions to class time.  If a situation arises in which a message needs to be passed along to your child, please notify the office by 9:00 am.  This gives the teacher the opportunity to check their email at lunch and pass the message along to the student.

Messages received after 9:00 am have no guarantee of making it to your child.

We appreciate your assistance and cooperation with this matter.

Foggy Day Information

Here are several resources for you to know whether we will be on a foggy day schedule:

You can reach the Hanford Elementary Foggy Day Line at (559) 585-3652

You can tune in to PBS Channel 18 (Comcast Channel 8, Direct TV Channel 18 and Dish Channel 18) or KMJ Radio 580

If we are on a foggy day schedule, we will be listed as HANFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Plan A: Buses are two hours delayed. Classes start on time.
    Plan B: Morning buses are canceled. Classes start on time.
    Plan C: Afternoon buses canceled

You can also sign up for our REMIND text alerts and reminders and you will receive a text if we are on a foggy day schedule.

To subscribe to this text messaging service:

Via text: @hesdmonroe to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, '@leavehesdmonroe'.

Trouble using 81010? Try texting @hesdmonroe to (559) 422-5145 instead.

Student Supervision

Before School: There will be no adult supervision on campus before 7:30am. If your children ride a school bus, adult supervision begins upon arrival of the first bus. If your children walk to school or you drive them, do not allow them to come onto campus before 7:30am. After School: Supervision on campus after students are dismissed is until 12:45pm at the designated pick up area in the Monroe Circle or Cortner gate. All other students must leave the campus immediately after school is dismissed.


If you would like to receive text message reminders from Monroe Elementary, you can subscribe to our Remind account.

Remind is a text message service that will send reminders of school holidays and school events.

To subscribe to this text messaging service:

Via text: @HESDMONROE to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, @LEAVEHESDMONROE


Visitors on Campus

No one will be allowed open access to the campus.  In the afternoon, parents may wait for their child’s dismissal in the designated areas only.  We ask parents please wear a face mask while on school grounds.


HESD Mission

Everything we do must be for the expressed purpose of improving teaching and learning, therefore:

“Our mission is to provide an educational environment which reinforces basic cultural values, ethical behavior including respect for others, personal integrity, responsibility and accountability.  We will work together to provide students with a safe environment in which they can discover their potential and strengthen their motivation for living and learning.  As tomorrow’s leaders, students will be prepared to participate and function effectively in society.

Principal's Message

Monroe Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! It is my sincere hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this time. As many of you are aware, due to Kings County being on the State Monitoring list for COVID-19, all HESD schools will be starting the school year in a distance learning model. Please know that the staff at Monroe are here to support you in any way. We are committed to providing our Mustangs with a high-quality distance learning experience!


Please expect that distance learning will look very different than the distance learning that you experienced last spring. Students will be receiving daily live instruction with their teacher and instructional times will mirror the in-person school day. Students will be required to complete assignments and log-in to receive instruction. In order for all students to successfully access distance learning instruction, all TK-6th grade students will receive a device. (TK-1st grade will receive an iPad, while 2nd – 6th grade will receive laptops) In addition, we will also be sending home other instructional materials such as textbooks and supplies that will be utilized within the instructional day.  Please see the attached flyer for our distribution days, which provides you information on when you can come and pick-up your child’s distance learning materials prior to the first day of school. (Students will receive information on who their teacher is when they pick up their instructional supplies. Class lists will NOT be posted)


 The Monroe staff is ready to kick off the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited to meet our Mustangs virtually and begin to interact with them via our online platforms! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I believe that when home and school work together, we create a team that provides support for your child’s success! We are Better Together! Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you through remind, as well as please make sure that you are signed up for our Monroe school remind.


Send a text to the number: 81010 and in the message portion write @HESDMONROE


We have a few new staff members joining us this year. I would like to welcome Mr. Mario Taffola as one of our new Kindergarten teachers! We would also like to welcome Mr. Scott Baldwin who is joining our 4th grade team. We are excited to welcome our new teachers to the Monroe family!


Please enjoy these last days of summer vacation, we’ll see you all soon. Please see the additional information below that will provide you important procedures regarding the start of the school year. Looking forward to reconnecting with our Mustangs, and as always, we are here to support you and your students.


Best Regards,

Julie Pulis