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    A.U.S.D. Parent Handbook

    Parent Handbook



    Principal's Message

    Principals PictureMy name is Victoria Velasquez and I am proud to serve as  the principal of Victor F. Hodge Elementary School.   Hodge  school is an amazing place for children to learn and grow. I am grateful for the collaborative and supportive parents and staff.  By working together, Hodge offers an enriching program for all students. 

    I have been a part of AUSD since 1989. I have  worked as an instructional aide, bilingual teacher, and District Bilingual Literacy Coach.  In 2012-13,  I was honored to be selected as one of Los Angeles County Teacher's of the Year.  I hold a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.

    Regular Bell Schedule 

    TK-K 8:15 am - 1:10 pm
    ETK, TK and Kinder Schedules, M,T, W, and F

    Early Bird 8:15-1:10
    Late Bird: 9:15-2:10
    Every Thursday, Consolidated Schedule

    Grades 1 - 3
    M,T, W, and F, 8:15 am - 2:10 pm
    TH - 8:15 am - 1:28 pm

    Grades 4 - 5
    M,T, W and F, 8:15 am - 2:37 pm
    M,T, W, and F:  Dual Immersion, 4th & 5th, 3:15 pm dismissal
    TH - 8:15 am -1:28 pm

    Consolidated Schedule, ETK, TK - Kinder
    8:15 am - 1:10 pm

    Minimum Day, Grades 1 - 5
    8:15 am - 1:15 pm

    Dismissal & Pickup Procedures

    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.

    Students in grades 1 – 5 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. All visitors must sign-in at the office before entering campus.

    No pedestrian pick-up is allowed at the valet pick-up areaAll 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.


    Count on Learning at Hodge!

    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.


    Our Vision is to ensure that everyone learns and makes progress each year.  Our mission is to build and support a community of learners committed to inquiry and collaboration, and we are dedicated to ensuring that, by the end of 5th grade, our students leave Hodge at levels of "proficient" or "advanced."