for parents & families

Student & Parent Handbook

Below, you will find Hage Elementary's Student & Parent Handbook for this school year. This document is pulled from a Google Drive database and is updated to reflect the changes necessary for smooth operations of the school.

It includes information such as school policies, the academic calendar, daily schedules, and campus life.

If you have questions regarding anything pertaining to this handbook, please contact Principal James Lee or Associate Principal Geniese Ligon.

2023-24 Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Facts for Parents

Facts for Parents is an annual publication containing updated information relevant to the families of San Diego Unified including rights and responsibilities as well as district, local, state, and federal policies that impact all students. 

Parents are legally entitled to and should receive an updated booklet at the beginning of each school year. A signed Universal Form shows that parents have received this information, and a copy of the completed form should be maintained at sites during the school year. 

To access Facts for Parents in Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Somali, click here.

In addition to getting involved in the PTA, here are some other opportunities for parents/guardians to make a difference at Hage...

School site council (ssc)

The SSC is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with federally- and state-funded programs: Title I and Title I Parent Involvement programs. Develops School Plan for Student Achievement. Required at all schools. 

Members of the SSC are elected to two-year terms with parents, staff, and classified personnel electing their own representatives.

For more information on how to get involved in the SSC or to attend meetings, contact the school office at (858) 634-7700.

school governance team (sgt)

The SGT is a decision-making group to ensure that teachers, parents, and administration work together on important issues involving the students related to the use of physical facilities, school dress code, discipline, fundraising and parent communication. May also make recommendations to the SSC on budgetary matters related to ensuring academic achievement.

Members of the SGT are elected to two-year terms with parents, staff, and classified personnel electing their own representatives.

For more information on how to get involved in the SGT or to attend meetings, contact the school office at (858) 634-7700.

English Language advisory committee (ELAC)

The ELAC is a school-based committee required if there are more than 21 English Learners at that school. The Committee's role is to advise the district on programs and services for English Learner students. 

For more information on how to get involved in the ELAC or to attend meetings, contact the school office at (858) 634-7700.

Parents' Guides to Student Success

The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts. Created for grades K-5 English, language arts/literacy and mathematics, these guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.


First grade

second grade

third grade



Parents' Guide to Arts Education

The California Education Code requires it, but what should students be receiving in arts education at each grade level? California State PTA – in partnership with Create CA – is pleased to launch the newly revised Parents’ Guide to Arts Education in California Public Schools.

This reader-friendly guide provides an overview of what children across the state should learn in the arts disciplines of dance, music, theatre and the visual arts by the end of each grade level.

The Parents’ Guide to the Visual and Performing Arts in California Public Schools was created with parents, guardians and families of students in the California public school system in mind. By using the guide, they show that all students – not just the talented – should have the opportunity to express their unique individuality through creating and learning in and through the arts.

Click here to access the guide

Ed100 is a free, self-paced online course that prepares you to make a difference in your school or school district. California's education system is complex and changing fast. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a community member, Ed100 helps you learn what you need to know to be informed, credible and ready for action. Each lesson takes about 5 minutes.

Feeling like your kids know more about technology than you do?  Having a hard time keeping up with all your kids are doing online?  Want to talk to your kids about their online behavior and don’t know where to start? These resources will help parents keep their kids safe and open up the lines of communication in your family. 

Click here for resources to empower yourself

If we want our kids to be safe, kind and responsible online, we need to have ongoing conversations with them about: 

Click here to learn more about The Smart Talk

Our Children Magazine is the unique voice for parents, published by National PTA, created for the parent who’s always on the go and looking for the best info to help their child excel at school and in life.

Topics in Our Children Magazine include parenting, wellness, and education.

Click here to check it out

Mira Mesa Cluster Schools

What is a School Cluster? 

In the San Diego Unified School District, schools are organized into clusters for greater community cohesion. Clusters consist of a high school and the middle and elementary schools that feed into it.

Together, the Mira Mesa Cluster School (MMCS) Council’s teaching and learning community excels in providing the highest quality education for all children. MMCS believes that sharing the responsibility of education among school personnel, students, parents and other community members is essential to maximize student achievement. MMCS emphasizes meeting the diverse academic, social and personal needs of our cluster schools. 

Meetings are generally attended by school principals (or associate principals), parents/caregivers, and representatives from community groups such as the Mira Mesa Town Council, Mira Mesa Library, and the MCAS Miramar School Liason.

All are invited to attend Cluster meetings, which take place throughout the school year. Meetings are scheduled for the following dates/locations: