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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 7-26-21 (PDF)

    Reopening K12 Schools T1 Updated

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

    Valinda School of Academics Office Hours

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


    Food Bank List: Follow Link Below


    Parent/Guardian Workshop Schedule


    Parent/Guardian Mtg. Calendar 21-22 (PDF)

    Parent Education Valinda Flyer - English (PDF)

    Parent Education Valinda Flyer - Spanish (PDF)


    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 2021-2022 (PDF)



    2021-2022 Kinder Parent/Guardian Letter (English)

    2021-2022 Kinder Parent/Guardian Letter (Spanish)


    School Resumes 8/4/21

    Parent/Guardian Welcome Back Letter 2021-22 (English)

    Parent/Guardian Welcome Back Letter 2021-2022 (Spanish)

    Student Business Days 2021-22  (English)

    Student Business Days 2021-2022 (Spanish)


    Parent-Student Handbook

    Parent-Student Handbook English 2021-22 (PDF)

    Parent-Student Handbook Spanish 2021-22 (PDF)


    HLPUSD Enrollment Link: Enroll Your Child

    Kinder Round Up Power Point Presentation 2021 (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.


    Upcoming Meetings and Information

    Valinda Family,

    Wishing you contentment, joy and peace this holiday period.

    See our Holiday Performances.                              Click the link below.


    Click Below for Presentation on:

     TK-Kinder Round-Up 2022 Information Flyer (PDF)

    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. 

    Teacher and Student Recognition @ Board Meeting

    Valinda's teacher (Mrs. Imelda Rodriguez) and students (Ronnie Johnson and Rose Danting) were recognized at the Board meeting for their exceptional hard work and diligence.  Congratulations to all!

    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!

    Congrats to our Kinder Class for promoting!


    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 Hacienda La Puente Unified teachers on special assignment (TOSA) Teresa Magpayo Castro and Ricardo Recinos believe that every student, no matter what their background, can achieve at the highest levels with technology successfully incorporated into the classroom.


    Magpayo Castro and Recinos are co-hosts of the live-streamed professional development webinar “TRansformational Tech,” which aims to equip HLPUSD educators with the tech tools they need to support equity in the classroom while using concepts such as social-emotional learning, student engagement, design-based learning and virtual reality.


    “It is a privilege and an honor to support our amazing colleagues, educators around the globe, parents, community, and most importantly – our students,” Magpayo Castro said.  “Thank you to Hacienda La Puente Unified and Superintendent Dr. Jiménez for providing us with a platform that allows us to explore endless opportunities to develop tech tools for the District community and beyond.”


    The tech TOSAs’ enthusiasm and rapport has garnered many admirers and expanded the “TRansformational Tech” audience beyond Hacienda La Puente Unified to reach tech fans worldwide.


    Hacienda La Puente Unified educators are frequent guests on the program, including a recent end-of-the-school-year show that featured La Puente High School principal Dr. Lisa Lopez and HLPUSD students who shared their thoughts on transitioning between online and in-person learning.


    Magpayo Castro and Recinos’s efforts are featured in the California Teachers Association (CTA) California Educator Magazine, mailed to every teacher in the state and available on the CTA website.


    “Thank you, Hacienda La Puente Unified for your support and allowing us to do what we love,” Recinos said. “Learning and growing with our teachers and striving for all students to have the quality education they deserve means the world to us. We are proud to be HLPUSD.” 




    HLPUSD_TECHTOSAS: Teresa Magpayo Castro and Ricardo Recinos join online to live stream an episode of their fun and educational webinar, Transformational Tech.



    Posted 6/20/22

    Dear Hacienda La Puente Unified Community,


    May was an exciting month for Hacienda La Puente Unified, as our District celebrated the end of a successful school year and highlighted student accomplishments with performing arts showcases, banquets, awards ceremonies and other end-of-the-year festivities. 


    Our graduating students reveled in their accomplishments during senior nights, proms, pep rallies and commencement ceremonies, while promoting students were recognized with events honoring their academic achievements.


    In May, we named Orange Grove Middle School science teacher Terri Serey our District Teacher of the Year, recognizing her strengths in delivering a collaborative and hands-on experience for students in our science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics program.


    We also recognized our exceptional employees and school community, celebrating School Principals Day, Classified School Employee Week, Teacher Appreciation Week and Asian American and Pacific-Islander Heritage Month.


    On May 23, we kicked off summer with an extensive list of innovative programs, classes and camps, including the launch of the Youth Cinema Project and HLPUSD’s Virtual Academy.


    Thank you to our Board of Education, students, teachers, staff, administrators and community members for your continued support as we focused on following safety protocols and maintaining safe learning environments throughout the school year.


    Hacienda La Puente Unified remains committed to providing enriching learning opportunities for students in the summer months and I look forward to seeing our students and families when we return for the 2022-23 school year on Aug 3.


    As always, we are #ProudtobeHLPUSD.

    Sincerely, Dr. Alfonso Jiménez

    Posted 6/6/22

    CITY OF INDUSTRY Hacienda La Puente Unified's Class of 2022 graduates weaved across the stadium floors in harmony to "Pomp and Circumstance," receiving praise from the audience, fist bumps from distinguished guests and proudly accepting their diplomas during commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 19.


    The District honored nearly 1,300 graduates from its four comprehensive high schools and alternative high school. Valley, William Workman and La Puente high schools held their festivities on May 17, followed by Glen A. Wilson and Los Altos high schools concluding the celebrations on May 19.


    The ceremonies featured choir and band performances, chants, alma mater support, salutes and heartfelt speeches from exceptional students.


    "On behalf of the entire Board of Education, I would like to say what an honor it has been to watch our students grow into the extraordinary young adults we see today," Board President Jeffrey De La Torre said. "At Hacienda La Puente Unified, we empower our students to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world and we have no doubt our graduates will continue to prevail. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!"


    During the commencement ceremonies, principals announced special honors to graduates receiving the School Scholar Award, given to students with a 3.5 GPA or higher; the District Scholar Award, presented to students with 3.8 GPA or higher; the California State Seal of Biliteracy Awards, the Perfect Attendance Award and more.


    Hacienda La Puente Unified Class of 2022 graduates have been accepted to 122 colleges and four-year universities in 29 states and five countries. Students have also been recognized for their academic and athletic achievements and awarded thousands of dollars in local and national scholarships.


    "The Class of 2022 has shown such strength, resilience and heart over the past four years, navigating their academic careers and persevering and excelling during distance learning and setting a positive example for students as they returned to in-person learning in fall 2021," Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez. "This year, our District's theme was Learning Forward – Building Bolder and I am proud to say that our graduating students have thrived in their studies and helped build our District's success. May you continue to build a brighter and bold future for yourself and remember that we are proud to be HLPUSD. Congratulations!"  




    HLPUSD_COMMENCEMENTCEREMONIES1: La Puente High School Class of 2022 students graduate alongside 220 of their peers on May 17.


    HLPUSD_COMMENCEMENTCEREMONIES2: Los Altos High School graduating scholar-athletes celebrate earning their diplomas during a commencement ceremony on May 19.



    Posted 5/20/22

    CITY OF INDUSTRY Hacienda La Puente Unified’s four comprehensive high schools held Senior Award Nights on May 10 and 12, presenting certificates and scholarships to students who have achieved academic, athletic, artistic and philanthropic excellence.


    Each high school’s gym was filled with celebratory spirit as the audience applauded each scholar called to the podium to receive honors from teachers, principals, HLPUSD Board members and District sponsors.


    The awards included the School Scholar Award, given to students with a 3.5 GPA or higher; the District Scholar Award, bestowed on students with 3.8 GPA or higher; the California State Seal of Biliteracy Awards; Athlete of the Year Awards; Department Awards; District scholarships and more.


    “Thank you to all of our scholarship contributors for supporting our incredible students as they embark on their next academic endeavors,” Board President Jeffrey De La Torre said. “Students, wherever your journey takes you, please remember we are so proud and wish you nothing but happiness and continued success. Hacienda La Puente Unified is always here for you.”


    During the ceremonies, principals announced the valedictorians, salutatorians and other high-achieving scholars who will serve as the student speakers at graduation, receive thousands of dollars in local and national scholarships and are headed to four-year universities and prestigious higher education institutions in the fall.


    Hacienda La Puente Unified’s Class of 2022 graduation ceremonies will be held on May 17 and 19.


    “Thank you to the Board of Education, teachers, staff, administrators and community members for coming out and celebrating our top-performing students,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “At Hacienda La Puente Unified, we are dedicated to providing an abundance of opportunities for our learners to maximize their talents and explore their passions. It has been an honor to watch these students grow and persevere over the past couple of years and I couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished. Congratulations to the Class of 2022.”




    HLPUSD_SENIORAWARDSNIGHT1: Glen A. Wilson High School Principal Dr. Danielle Kenfield presents the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award to Aiden Chan at the Senior Awards Night on May 12.



    HLPUSD_SENIORAWARDSNIGHT2: Los Altos High School Teacher Chris Reeder announces Jueliza Mainit as the 2022 Stuart Reeder Memorial Scholarship recipient at the Senior Awards Night on May 12.



    HLPUSD_SENIORAWARDSNIGHT3: La Puente High School students receive the Ernestina D. Jasso Scholarship for their academic excellence at the Senior Awards Night on May 10.



    HLPUSD_SENIORAWARDSNIGHT4: William Workman High School students receive the District Scholar award for achieving a 3.8 GPA or higher at the Senior Awards Night on May 10.


    Posted 5/18/22

    CITY OF INDUSTRY Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has been recognized by the California Department of Education with the 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award for implementing innovative strategies to support students and keep them connected with their studies during state-mandated distance learning in 2020-21.


    Hacienda La Puente Unified was among 121 school districts in California to receive the CAPP award on April 26. Twenty-eight individual HLPUSD schools, including all four of the District’s comprehensive high schools, also received the award.


    “Thank you to our amazing teachers, staff, administrators and families for your efficiency and constant collaboration to ensure our students stayed healthy and connected during our period with distance learning,” Board President Jeffrey De La Torre said. “This honor is a win for our entire District community as it recognizes our flexibility, creativity, consistency and determination at Hacienda La Puente Unified.”


    Hacienda La Puente Unified equipped students with devices and hotspots as needed, provided Lakeshore summer learning kits, greenlighted access to the Sora digital library and partnered with to connect students with online assistance. The District created a number of virtual extracurricular activities, including virtual speech and debate tournaments, coding camps and performing arts showcases.


    Hacienda La Puente Unfiied’s Equity & Access and Parent and Family Engagement Departments remained focused on the social-emotional health of students, providing 24/7 online resources, including Care Solace and Wellness Series Workshops, and sending community check-in surveys to families.


    “Our District proudly prioritizes our students’ safety and well-being by implementing effective practices that address social, emotional and mental health combined with access to a high-quality and rigorous curriculum,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “This award symbolizes Hacienda La Puente Unified’s passion and perseverance in overcoming the challenges of the past few years and returning to in-person learning united and stronger than ever.”


    Posted 5/5/22
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    About Us

    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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