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Valinda School of Academics

Hacienda La Puente USD

  • 1030 Indian Summer Ave, Valinda, CA 91744 • 626.933.4700 

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    Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools

    COVID19_School_Guidance_Checklist (PDF)

    CPP revised  (PDF)

    COVID-19 K12 Schools Protocol T1 Appendix (PDF)

    COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan Guidance in TK-12 Schools: Appendix T2

    Exposure Management Plan Youth Sports

    School Isolation Quarantine Flow Chart

    Valinda School of Academics Office Hours

    Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

    Food Bank List: Follow Link Below


    If your child is out, please contact our office:  (626) 933-4700 and speak with Mrs. Leizle Guerrero to clear an absence.  You may also email her at to clear an absence.  Thank you!


    AERIES Data Confirmation Instructions

    Data Confirmation 2022-2023 (PDF)


    2022-2023 Kinder Parent/Guardian Letter (English)

    2022-2023 Kinder Parent/Guardian Letter (Spanish)

    Kinder Parent/Guardian Meeting Presentation 2022-2023

    TK/K Enrollment Meeting Presentation-English 2023-2024

    TK/K Enrollment Meeting Presentation-Spanish 2023-2024


    Parent-Student Handbook

    Parent-Student Handbook English 2022-22 (PDF)

    Parent-Student Handbook Spanish 2022-23 (PDF)


    HLPUSD Enrollment Link: Enroll Your Child

    Kinder Round Up Power Point Presentation  (link)


    Del Haven After School Program

    -The following link will direct you to the website with the process to enroll your child in the after school program.


    Welcome Back Family

    Welcome back Valinda Family!

    We are so excited to have everyone back. We are ready to start the school year and have you begin the 2022-2023 school year! Go Valinda!


    Click the link below.

    Welcome Back Parent letter-ENG

    Welcome Back Parent letter-SPAN


    Student Activities

    ASB Leaders at work!

    Our ASB advisors accompanied by our ASB Student Leadership team traveled to the Annual Care Conference to build capacity on several areas such as:  promoting student engagement, collaborative teamwork, and etc.  Students were able to incorporate strategies learned within workshops within school site activities.


    First Lego League Robotics Team @ State Competition

    Congratulations to our FLL Robotics Team for placing 3rd overall at the state competition held at La Canada High School.  The team also received the Gracious Professionalism Award as well.  Way to go Valiants!

    The Mobile Dairy Classroom came to visit Valinda where students received an interactive lesson about different animals.  Students had the opportunity to meet Milky Way (the cow) and Freckles (the goat).  

    Valinda's ES Science Olympiad Team

    The Elementary Science Olympiad Team competed in multiple events (i.e. Egg Drop, Paddle Boat) this past Saturday at Occidental College.  Both the coaches and team demonstrated great teamwork and dedication.  Click here to see a glimpse of the day!

    Valinda's MS Science Olympiad Team

    The Middle School Team competed in multiple events (i.e. Battery Buggy) at Rio Hondo College on February 23rd.  The team showed great determination and resilience.  Congrats to both the coaches and team!  Click here for a glimpse.

     Read Across America- Parent Luncheon

    During Read Across America week, our parents had the opportunity to visit Valinda during lunch and read their favorite books with their children.  It was so great to see so many of our parents promoting the importance of reading with their son/daughter. 

    Student LCAP Advisory Group

    Valinda's own, Ethan Davila, participated at the District Leadership Team Meeting in which students had the opportunity to provide their feedback in regards to LCAP "needs" for students moving forward within HLPUSD.  

    First Lego League Robotics Team @ International Competition 2018-2019

    Valinda's Robotic Team competed against multiple international schools (i.e. Korea, Japan, India, etc.) @ the Legoland International Robotics Competition.  Our Valiants ended up taking home the 2nd place trophy.  Congratulations!



    Make the choice to prepare your student to be a 21st century learner!

    Haga la decisión de preparar a su estudiante a ser un aprendiz del siglo 21!

    What is Dual Immersion?/¿Qué es doble inmersión?

    Goals of Dual Immersion/Metas del Programa

    Research on Dual Immersion/Investigaciones


    Below are links to enrichment opportunities in Spanish.  English and Math resources can be found on the HLPSchools front page.  Spanish resources are online only.  

    Interactive Websites for Students




    Kinderspanish.pdf (PDF)

    First spanish.pdf (PDF)

    Second spanish.pdf (PDF)

    Third spanish.pdf (PDF)

    Fourth spanish.pdf (PDF)

    Fifth Spanish.pdf (PDF)

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    CITY OF INDUSTRY Glen A. Wilson High School’s Science Olympiad team competed in 23 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) events and ranked first overall against more than 55 Los Angeles County schools during the 2023 Southern California Science Olympiad Regionals at Rio Hondo College on March 4.


    Students were eager to return to the tournament for their seventh consecutive year, hopeful of defending their 2022 standings. This day-long event is designed to improve the quality of K-12 science education, increase student interest in STEM and celebrate outstanding student achievements.


    “I'm proud of the hard work our team put into this competition and seeing them celebrate that night will be something I'll never forget,” team captain Jennifer Yang said. “I promise we'll continue working hard and give 120% at our state competition."


    The standards based challenges require students to showcase knowledge in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, technology and engineering. Some events consisted of scientific facts and concepts, while others focused on building, coding and other hands-on practices.


    "I'm really proud of our students and what we have accomplished at the Southern California Los Angeles Championships,” coach Jungsoo Han said. “Everyone on the team was aiming for first place and worked hard to reach their milestones along the way. We worked, struggled and won as a team. Our next stop is the State Championships."


    Before Regionals, Wilson’s budding scientists took first place at the Science Olympiad tournament at the UC Davis Aggie Invitational on Jan. 14. During the Regionals awards ceremony, Wilson took home first place in seven events and received top honors in 16 others, leading to their overall-winning score of 77 points.


    Wilson is now preparing to compete for the coveted title of State Champion at the Southern California State Tournament on Saturday, April 8, at the California Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA.


    “On behalf of the entire Board of Education and myself, congratulations to our Glen A. Wilson High School Science Olympiad team on your well-deserved back-to-back Science Olympiad Regional tournament titles,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “At Hacienda La Puente Unified, we are huge advocates of inspiring future leaders in STEM-related college and careers pathways and look forward to seeing our students continue to explore their passions and love of science education.”





    HLPUSD_SCIENCEOLYMPIAD: Glen A. Wilson High School’s Science Olympiad team celebrates their reigning Regional Championship title during the Southern California Science Olympiad Regionals awards ceremony on March 4.


    Posted 3/23/23


    Dear Hacienda La Puente USD Staff and Families,


    The safety and security of our students, staff and community are our highest priority at Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. As many of you know, late Friday afternoon an individual barricaded himself in a home near Grandview College Preparatory Academy and Wing Lane Elementary School campuses. Law enforcement responded and cordoned off the area, evacuating nearby homes out of an abundance of caution. The situation has now concluded, however a large law enforcement presence remains in the area during the ongoing investigation.


    Workman High School's gymnasium has been opened to residents impacted by this event and will remain open to residents affected by this situation until 3 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, March. 13. The gym will be closed off to regular school activities on Monday to accommodate the services to area residents.


    We want to thank our local law enforcement and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for their diligence in ensuring the safety of our community. We would also like to thank our HLPUSD Board members, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, City of Industry Mayor Cory Moss, city officials and the American Red Cross for partnering with us to support affected families. 


    All schools will be open and continue with normal operations on Monday, March 13, including Grandview College Preparatory Academy, Wing Lane Elementary School and Workman High School.


    Support services will be available to staff, students and families impacted by this event. Anyone in our HLPUSD community in need of support can contact our Equity and Access and Family Engagement Departments at (626) 933-5302 or Student and Family Services at 626-933-4335.


    We will notify you if there are any further developments.



     Dr. Alfonso Jiménez



    Posted 3/12/23

    CITY OF INDUSTRY Three Hacienda La Puente Unified leadership students have been selected for California State Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio’s 2023 Young Legislators Program (YLP), which enables 32 high school scholars to become acquainted with the state legislative process, enhance leadership skills and participate in various public service projects.


    La Puente High School junior students Josiah Hernandez and Cayden Olvera will join returning YLP fellow Glen A. Wilson High School junior Jonathan Chan and other participants in the six-month program, which runs through June 2023. The program consists of monthly in-person learning sessions where participants collaborate with Rubio’s staff, observe the offices of various community services, and travel to Sacramento to better understand potential careers in politics and public service.


    Chan is an active volunteer on campus and in the community, serving as School Site Council vice-chairperson, a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health student ambassador, Volunteer in Defense of Animals member and more.


    “This is my second year in this program and I am honored to be back not only as a participant but a mentor, sharing my experiences and encouraging others to actively participate in discussions and activities,” Chan said. “I look forward to working closely with Assemblywoman Rubio’s staff and hope to leave this program with improved leadership and communication skills.”


    Hernandez and Olvera are passionate about serving their community and partaking in school leadership positions.  Hernandez is President of the La Puente High School’s Health Occupations Students of America organization and an active California Scholarship Federation community service club member.


    “As a minority and Mexican immigrant, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn about community laws,” Hernandez said. “The City of La Puente is important to me and I look forward to continuing to find ways to practice good citizenship with the support of this program.”


    Olvera is an Associated Student Body member, leader of the varsity football team and contributor to numerous school community events.


    “Thank you to my good friend Josiah for applying and supporting me through this process and to the entire La Puente High School family for always encouraging me to pursue my dreams,” Olvera said. “I have already learned so much from the program mentors and my peers and can’t wait to see what Assemblywoman Rubio’s office has in store for us.”


    Students were selected following a written application process that focused on students’ leadership experiences and community involvement, skillsets and college and career goals.


    The next monthly session will take place on Saturday, March 11, where YLP students will assist Rubio’s staff with a community event, engage in team bonding activities and hear from YLP mentors.


    “On behalf of the Board and I, we are thankful to Assemblywoman Rubio for providing this rewarding program to our students and congratulations to our outstanding student leaders and community advocates on being selected for this remarkable opportunity,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “At Hacienda La Puente Unified, we encourage our students to explore all their talents and interests. We look forward to seeing the lasting impact this program will have on our Young Legislators and the value it will bring to our District community.”   




    HLPUSD_YOUNGLEGISLATORS: Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio’s staff welcomes the 2023 Young Legislators Program students during the program’s first session in January 2023.


    Posted 3/7/23

     Dear Hacienda La Puente Unified Community,


    February was full of excitement as we celebrated District successes, honored cultures and traditions across campuses and recognized Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and academic achievements.


    HLPUSD celebrated Black History Month, Presidents' Day, Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day and National School Counseling Week with student performances, classroom activities and counselor appreciation events Districtwide.


    Additionally, HLPUSD Board members, students, staff and the greater community gathered to support our VAPA and fine arts showcases. During the events, school teams shattered records, placed in numerous categories and took home several championships.


    This month, we also highlighted our top-performing instrumental students from all four high schools during our first-ever High School Honor Band Concert. It has been an immense joy seeing our students explore and grow as artists, athletes and scholars over the past seven months.


    As a reminder, Hacienda La Puente Unified is accepting enrollment applications for the 2023-24 school year, with child development opportunities available for students ages two and up. If you or someone you know is looking to jump-start their child's educational journey, please visit our enrollment webpage to learn more and apply to our award-winning school District today. 


    Thank you to our Board of Education, teachers, staff and families for your dedication and ongoing support to our students. Winter has been an incredible season for Hacienda La Puente Unified and I look forward to celebrating more with you all this spring.


    As always, we are #ProudtobeHLPUSD.


    Sincerely, Dr. Alfonso Jiménez

    Posted 3/3/23

    City of Industry – La Puente High School's (LPHS) cheerleading and dance squads clinched first place in several categories and outscored roughly 20 teams at the World Class Cheerleading Hollywood Crown Competition on Jan. 28.


    LPHS cheer took home two division awards for their dynamic show routine, including division winners and Level 2 champions. The dance company performed competitively for the first time, resulting in a first-place finish in the hip-hop category. 


    "It was a bittersweet moment participating in one of my last competitions as an LPHS cheer and dance leader. Hearing our school being called and winning those rings was an experience that I will cherish all my life," Senior Dance Company Captain Maria Miramontes said. "At La Puente High School, we value teamwork, ingenuity and collaboration and I'm excited to see the success of our program upon graduating."


    The judges scored the spirit leaders based on precision, creativity, skill and showmanship, while the hip-hop dance routine was judged on choreography, musicality, routine staging and overall impression.


    "We have overcome a lot of obstacles this year but not once did our student-athletes give up or say they couldn't do it - they just kept pushing forward," Cheer and Dance Program Director Michelle Riggs said. "I am so proud of their resilience, dedication and passion and it is an honor to be their coach."


    The cheer squad has one more competition this winter and will conclude their season with several STUNT events. LPHS dance is scheduled to participate in three more tournaments and will wrap up the season with an end-of-the-year concert.


    Hacienda La Puente Unified will introduce dance as a career technical education pathway at La Puente High School in the 2023-24 school year.


    “Congratulations to our La Puente High School student-athletes for showcasing tremendous technique, school spirit and teamwork and achieving numerous accolades,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “At Hacienda La Puente Unified, we are passionate about our visual and performing arts pathway, which inspire our students to maximize their talents and abilities and prepare them to pursue careers in film, art, theatre, music, dance and much more.”




    HLPUSD_LAPUENTECHEER: La Puente High School’s cheer and dance squads showcase their championship rings, medals and banners during a World Class Cheerleading Competition awards ceremony on Jan. 28.


    Posted 2/17/23
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    Valinda School of Academics is a K-8 school within the Hacienda/La Puente Unified School District.  At Valinda, our K-8 program supports the academic, social, and emotional development of all students by preparing them to be 21st Century Learners aligned with Common Core, access to technology integration, and providing multiple career pathways.  Our students have access and opportunities within multiple programs such as: Dual Immersion, Code to the Future Immersion, Robotics (First Lego League), Journalism, Student Leadership (ASB), Sports, and much more.  At Valinda School of Academics, our friendly and dedicated staff and administration are committed to fostering student growth, and ensuring that our students thrive in a safe and nurturing school environment.  

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