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Hodge Elementary School

700 West Eleventh Street

Azusa, CA 91702

(626) 815-4800

FAX (626) 815-5531

Principal Victoria Velasquez


Secretary Terri Aldrete


Victoria Velasquez


Victoria  Velasquez

Principal Victoria Velasquez says Hodge is fortunate to have such supportive parents and staff.  By working together, Hodge offers an enriching program to students.             

Since 1989, Ms. Velasquez has served as an instructional aide, teacher and District Bilingual Literacy Coach in Azusa Unified.  In 2012-13, she was a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.  She holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.


UCLA Football and Hodge 5th Graders

"I'm Going To College" UCLA Game and Faire


When: Saturday, October 1st

Where: Pasadena Rose Bowl 


Time: The bus will leave from Hodge at 4:00pm. The College Faire will run from 5-6:45pm. Game times are selected based on television schedule. The start time has been changed to to 7:30pm. We should return to Hodge at approximately 10:30pm.


What: All 5th graders and approved chaperones will take part in UCLA’s I’m Going to College Program at the Rose Bowl. T-shirts are on sale for $5. Rose Bowl has a clear bag policy. No backpacks allowed.



Cougars are Curious & Committed to Learning

• We Ask Questions

• We Take Risks

• We Make Mistakes

• We Persevere


Cougars are College & Career Bound

• We Read to Succeed

• We Think, Discuss, and Collaborate

• We Cite to Write

• We Analyze and Solve Problems


Cougars are Conscientious Citizens

• We Care

• We are Safe

• We are Respectful

• We are Productive



TK-K 8:15-1:10

Beginning Tuesday,Sept. 20th TK and Kinder Schedules M,T,W, & F

Early Bird 8:15-1:10

Late Bird: 9:15-2:10

Every Thursday Consolidated Schedule 

 Grades First -Third 

M,T,W, and F 8:15 AM-2:10 PM

TH-8:15- 1:30

Grades Fourth-Fifth:

M,T,W, and F 8:15 -2:38 PM

M,T,W, and F : Dual Immersion 4th & 5th 3:15 Dismissal


Consolidated Schedule PK-Kinder

8:15 AM-1:10

Minimum Day 1st-5th:

8:15 AM- 1:15 PM



TK-Kindergarten dismisses to a custodial guardian or parent at Gates A & B. Guardians/Parents need to observe traffic and parking rules. Please plan accordingly. There is no parking in the red zone, staff parking lot, circle drive, or by the cafeteria.


In grades 1st – 5th students must know in advance if they are “Walkers” or “Drivers”. Students designated as “Drivers” must be picked up at the valet, semi-circle driveway. “Walkers” must be picked up at the designated gate which is located at the far southeastern side of campus (nearest the park). To ensure safety and productivity during school hours the gate located next to the office will remain locked. Visitors must sign in at the office before entering campus.


No pedestrian pick-up is allowed at the valet pick-up area. All students being picked up by car should know they are to go to the “Driver’s side”.  Students are only allowed to enter a car under the supervision of site personnel at the appropriately designated area. All walkers must be picked up at the "Walker’s Gate" by a custodial guardian or parent.


School Site Council Elections and Meeting

Congratulations to newly elected SSC members :

Ceasar Camacho

Monica Cabrera

Ebony Porter


Our first SSC meeting will be October 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm in the Parent Center


Hodge School Excels

For the second year in a row, Hodge Elementary School received the Title I Academic Achievement Award. Only 56 schools in California are receiving this prestigious award for sustained progress in academic improvement among low-income students. "These schools serve students facing real challenges, and they’ve risen to meet them through hard work and dedication. It is inspiring to see their students achieve more in the classroom today so they can enjoy more opportunity in the years to come,” said State Superintendent Torlakson.

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