Dear Parents & Guardians,

We are excited to let you know that this year we'll be using ParentSquare to communicate with you!

ParentSquare provides a safe way for everyone at school to connect.

  • Receive all district, school and classroom communication via email, text, or app
  • View the school and classroom calendar and RSP for events
  • Easily sign-up to volunteer and/or bring items
  • Securely receive report cards, IEP's and other important student documents

Activate Your Account

If you haven't already activated your account you will soon receive an invitation email or text to join ParentSquare.  Please click the link to activate your account, it takes less than a minute.

You can use ParentSquare on any device.  You can download the free mobile app for iOS or Android or use the desktop version at  Our goal is for every family to join ParentSquare and engage with our school community.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Baker, if you do not get an invitation.


Monroe Bus Routes 2023-2024

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Monroe Elementary Bus Routes 2023-2024

23-24 Bus Routes


Student Transportation

For optimal safety, security and most importantly, consistency for all students, please make sure your child knows how they will be getting home at the end of the day.  Any changes to your child's transportation after school will only be accepted until 9:00 am each day.  Exceptions will be made for extreme emergencies only.  Please help us keep your child safe and secure by adhering to this policy.

Kindergarten students will not be dropped off at their stop if there is not an adult present to take responsibility for the student and they will be returned to the school. 1st-6th grade students do not require an adult to be present at the bus stop. If your 1st-6th grade student requires assistance getting home from their bus stop, please ensure there's is an adult present to meet them, as no parent is required to be at the bus stop.

Student Pickup

Monroe Parking Lot:

  • Please only enter East entryway during your child's dismissal time.
    • Kinder: 2:07 pm
    • 1st-3rd: 2:27 pm
    • 4th-6th: 2:47 pm
  • 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.

Bus Area:

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

Cortner Gate:

  • For the safety of our students, all students will enter and exit through the front of the school. 
Monroe School Site Council & ELAC Meetings

Monroe School Site Council & ELAC Meetings

Monroe School Site Council Meetings and ELAC are on the following dates:  

SSC #1 -

SSC#2 - 

SSC#3 - 

SSC#4 - 



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 7:15 am. 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 7:15 am.

After School: Supervision on campus after students are dismissed is until 3:00 pm at the designated pick up area in the Monroe Circle. All other students must leave the campus immediately after school is dismissed.

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.