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Principal’s Message

Hello Hellyer Families,


Welcome to the 2021-22 school year at Hellyer! I hope you and your family have enjoyed the summer and found time to relax together. We look forward to a new school year of learning together with you and your children. Thank you so much for choosing Hellyer Elementary to educate your children to become self-directed learners, collaborative workers, and community minded. 


This past year has shown us what we can accomplish with a strong partnership between our families and schools. I encourage all families to continue to support our students as we transition back to school. Our skilled staff have already prepared their classrooms/school campus for your child(ren) to return on August 16th. They are eager to meet our students and welcome them back to in-person instruction.  


With the continued threat of the Delta variance in our communities, we ask you please wear a mask when coming to school and wait outside the office until staff are ready to help. We are able to help only 2-3 individuals at a time inside. Thank you for your help in keeping school staff and other families safe.


In-Person Learning

With some modifications, we will start the new school year in-person. Students will be required to wear masks in and outside the classroom. We will no longer offer “Remote Instruction” during the new school year. An Independent Study option will be available if you, the parents or guardians, believe that your child’s health would be put at risk by in-person school instruction. If interested, please contact the Franklin-McKinley School District (FMSD) Office at 408-283-6044. 


ParentSquare - New Communication APP  

We have transitioned to a new communication platform and will no longer be using Remind or Blackboard Connect. FMSD sent out an email to parents last week for you to sign up. If you missed that email, here is the link for you to sign up for “ParentSquare” at www.parentsquare.com.


Company Nurse:  Daily COVID Screening for students

As a means to keep our students and staff safe, everyone will need to complete a daily COVID screening using Company Nurse. Before students are allowed on campus, they will need to show proof they have completed the Company Nurse screening. We ask you to register with Company Nurse at https://nrse.us/2f65221c83bb61516194. If you need assistance, please contact the front office at 408-363-5750.


1st Day of School - August 16th

During the first weeks of school, our main focus will be on building relationships and a sense of community within our classrooms. The first week of school is early release for grades 1st -6th grade atf 1:30pm. The release time for Kinder is 1:30pm and TK is 12:30pm. 


I would like to welcome our new staff members to the Hellyer Family. I’m ecstatic to have them on our team. 

  • Ms. Esmeralda Munoz - 5th Grade
  • Ms. Thania Garcia - RSP Teacher


I look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. If you have any questions, please call the front office at 408-363-5750 or contact me on ParentSquare or by email at [email protected]


We welcome you to a new school year!




Jose Jacinto