Frequently Asked Questions

When is...

the start of school?
Class begins at 7:50 AM. School yard supervision starts at 7:30 AM.

recess? Regular Day Minimum Day
Kindergarten 9:30-9:50 AM 9:30-9:50 AM
Grades 1 9:50-10:10 AM 9:50-10:10 AM
Grades 2-3 10:10-10:30 AM 10:20-10:40 AM
Grades 4-5 10:30-10:50 AM 10:50-11:10 AM

lunch? Regular Day Minimum Day
Grade 1* 11:35-12:00 PM 11:30-11:50 AM
Grades 2-3 12:05-12:30 PM 11:50 AM-12:10 PM
Grades 4-5 12:35-1:00 PM 12:10-12:30 PM

*After Thanksgiving holiday, Kindergarten lunch schedule is the same as grade 1

Kindergarten extended day schedule? It starts after Thankgiving. Click here for schedule.

Grades 4 and 5 dismissal time? Wednesdays: 1:55 pm

Class dismissed? Class dismissed on minimum days? See the calendar link.

Click here for dismissal time for all schools in the district.
For information on important school dates see the Hatch monthly calendar.

What if...

My child will not be at school.

Call office: 712-7160 or email: castroc@cabrillo.k12.ca.us

  • give child’s name
  • teacher
  • cause of absence

My child is late.

Come in the office to sign in and receive a tardy slip to give the teacher.

I need to take my child out early.

Come and sign out your child in the office. The office staff will give you a release pass for your child that you should take to the classroom.

I want to visit a classroom.

Always sign-in at the office. In the event of an emergency the office will be able to contact you or know who’s on campus.

I need to give a message to my child.

Call the office before lunch to avoid disruption to the class. The office will deliver the message to your child's teacher.

I want to be a driver on a field trip.

  1. Fill out Volunteer Driver FormEspañol
  2. Bring to Hatch office with a copy of your driver’s insurance policy at least 3 days prior to field trip.

I need to register my child.

  • Birth certificate or passport or Baptismal certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Names and telephone numbers of both parents and friends/relatives who may pick up your child

What is Kindergarten Round-up?

An opportunity in the spring to bring your child for a visit to a kindergarten classroom while you listen to a short presentation by the principal.