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Nelson Elementary School

Hacienda La Puente USD

  • 330 North California Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744 • 626.933.8401 

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    Boys and Girls Club After School Care

    Great News! Registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year! A few reminders:

    1) Nelson has after school only care

    2) Parents must visit the link (https://bit.Ly/hlpases) and complete the orientation, quiz and online information sheet

    3) Parent must complete and turn in the physical registration (one for each child) directly to The Boys and Girls Club of La Puente.


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    2022-2023 ENROLLMENT

    Nelson Elementary is enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year, including Dual Immersion Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade! 

    Please complete "PART A" online.

    Please visit to enroll.






    HLPUSD Safety Protocols




    Does your child ever struggle with completing homework?

    Do they have questions about assignments in the evenings or on the weekends?

    Would you appreciate tutoring or resources that support them while working on assignments at home?


    HLPUSD now offers this service through:

    The Princeton Review’s program called


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    What is Canvas?

    The Canvas Learning Management Platform allows schools to build the digital learning environment that meets the unique challenges faced by their institution. Canvas simplifies teaching, elevates learning, and eliminates the headaches of supporting and growing traditional learning technologies.

    Canvas is made up of a powerful set of highly integrated learning products that allow institutions to get all of the functionality they need and none that they don’t. (Source: 

    Canvas Apps Now Available at Google Play or Apple App Store:

    • Canvas Parent App:  Canvas Parent is designed to provide visibility into your child’s education at a glance. Canvas Parent allows parents to: View assignment descriptions and due dates, Set reminders for assignments, View assignment grades, View course grades, Set grade alerts, View course announcements.



    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


    Dear Hacienda La Puente Unified Community,


    April was a highly successful month for Hacienda La Puente Unified, as our scholars and educators received top honors for their hard work, and found opportunities to work as a team to give back to our community and help the environment.


    Each month, we observe historical dates designed to educate our students on important issues and help build robust support systems within our community.


    In April, we focused on the importance of mathematics in honor of Math Awareness Month, participated in various community projects to celebrate Earth Day, wore denim in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and provided resources in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


    We also showed our appreciation to our administrative professionals and bus drivers, surprising them with fun decorations and gifts to show gratitude for their essential contributions.  


    As April came to a close, we received the fantastic news that HLPUSD and 28 of our schools were announced winners of the newly created 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award Program. This recognition demonstrates Hacienda La Puente Unified's success in implementing innovative practices when California schools were required to offer distance learning in the 2020-21 school year prompted by COVID-19 pandemic.  


    This honor joins our extensive list of recognitions this year, affirming Hacienda La Puente Unified's talent, collaboration, creativity and determination.


    Thank you to our Board of Education, teachers, staff, administrators and community members for continually advocating for our students and the success of this District. I look forward to finishing the school year off strong and celebrating the successes of our students with you all throughout the next few weeks! As always, we are #ProudtobeHLPUSD.


    Sincerely, Dr. Alfonso Jiménez

    Posted 5/3/22


    CITY OF INDUSTRY Hacienda La Puente Unified schools have been honored with the 2022 Civic Learning Award by Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, recognizing programs, classes and individuals for engaging students in civic education.


    The awards were presented on April 27 to elementary, middle and high schools at three levels – the Award of Merit, Distinction and Excellence. Orange Grove Middle School was one of three schools presented with the Award of Distinction. The Award of Merit recognized 20 recipients, including Sparks Middle School and Sunset Elementary School; both schools have received the honor numerous times in recent years. In addition, La Puente High School was one of three schools to receive an honorable mention.


    “Thank you to our amazing Hacienda La Puente Unified teachers, staff and administrators for discovering innovative ways to provide community-based educational experiences for our students,” Board President Jeffrey De La Torre said. “These honors represent our District’s ongoing dedication and successful efforts in developing leadership and civic identities for our future leaders.”


    The Civic Learning Award was launched in 2011 as part of the Civic Learning Initiative, which is supported by statewide partnerships that help revitalize democracy by providing civic classes, summits and outreach programs that promote access to justice in California.


    Orange Grove Middle School was lauded for their continuing practices of the Six Pillars of Character, Ocelot United- Community Service Club and law-related education program, Project LEAD. Each school was celebrated for its extraordinary dedication to civics through partnerships with community members and campaigning on community issues to effect change.


    “Congratulations to our outstanding students, teachers, staff and administrators on receiving this remarkable honor at not one but four of our Hacienda La Puente Unified schools,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “Our District is committed to implementing civic engagement, focusing on community issues and providing our students with the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to be active citizens and cultivate positive change.”


    Posted 4/29/22

    CITY OF INDUSTRY  Los Altos Elementary School Principal Rosalie (Rosie) Sinapi is one of 14 women named a 2022 Distinguished Woman of the Year Honoree by California State Assemblymember Lisa Calderon, who celebrated the recipients during the Woman of the Year Awards event on April 11, in honor of Women’s History Month.


    Sinapi began her career as a substitute teacher in 1996 and went on to serve as a teacher on special assignment, assistant principal, robotics coach, volunteer and all-around asset for the HLPUSD community. For her exceptional professional work, she was nominated by Hacienda La Puente Unified administrators and selected as an honoree by Calderon in March. Calderon recognizes women for exhibiting strength, courage and vision within their community while living, working, or volunteering in the 57th Assembly District.


    “From a young age, I was taught to help others and give back to our community and I am honored to be recognized alongside such amazing women,” Sinapi said. “I am thankful to be part of a District where women, inclusion and diversity are celebrated and I humbly accept this award on behalf of all the hardworking women I have the pleasure of working with each day.”


    This is Sinapi’s second award nomination and second win of the school year. In December 2021, she was also named a Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM) Administrator of the Year by the University of California, Davis C-STEM Center for her leadership in supporting integrated computing and STEM education.


    “Ms. Sinapi’s leadership, dedication and advocacy towards Spanish Dual Language Immersion,New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and C-STEM curriculum has supported the growth of hands-on instruction, program development and student and community engagement within our District,” Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez said. “We are thankful for Ms. Sinapi and all of the distinguished women at Hacienda La Puente Unified whose remarkable contributions and hard work ensure the success of all HLPUSD students .” 




    HLPUSD_WOMANOFTHEYEAR: From left to right: Board President Jeffrey De La Torre, California State Assemblymember Lisa Calderon and Los Altos Elementary School Principal and 2022 Distinguished Woman of the Year Honoree Rosalie Sinapi gather to recognize outstanding women of the 57th District at the Woman of the Year awards event on April 11. 


    Posted 4/12/22
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    2021-2022 Nelson REOPENING PLANS

    AB 104 Information

    o   “Any student who received a D or F (grades 3-11) or 1 or 2 (grades K-2) in half or more of their academic courses during the 20202-21 school year may be considered for grade-level retention. If you would like to schedule a Consultation, please contact your student’s 2020-21 Principal to submit a written request.”

    o   “在 2020-21 學年期間,在一半或更多的學術課程中獲得 D 或 F(3-11 年級); 1 或 2(K-2 年級)的學生都可以考慮申請留在同一個年級不升級. 如果您想安排諮詢,請聯繫您學生在 2020-21 學年度的 校長以提交書面請求.”

    o   “Cualquier estudiante que recibió una calificación D o F (del 3o al 11o grado) o un 1 o 2 (del Kínder al 2o grado) en la mitad o más de sus materias académicas durante el ciclo escolar 2020-21, podría ser considerado para repetir grado. Si desea programar una consulta, comuníquese con el Director de su estudiante del ciclo escolar 2020-21 para presentar una solicitud por escrito.”

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      At Nelson Elementary TK-6 School,  we are committed to building a learning community of responsible citizens who have a passion for learning through an integrated curriculum. Education is partnership among parents, students, staff, and our neighboring community. We are committed to providing a safe, respectful and academically rigorous environment. Students will learn through inquiring and collaboration, with the use of innovative strategies and technology to demonstrate mastery. We will celebrate as a community, take pride in our successes, and continue to achieve to be our best.


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