Principal's Message

Roosevelt Family,

I would like to introduce myself to the Roosevelt community.  My name is Ramiro Flores and I am the new Principal at Roosevelt Elementary.  I have worked in Hanford Elementary School District for 15 years: 5 years as a Dual Immersion Teacher at Simas, 4 years at Monroe as a Learning Director, and 6 years at Hamilton as the Principal.  I take pride in being the Principal here at Roosevelt Elementary and working hard for all of our students.  I look forward to getting to know you and your children on a personal level as the year unfolds.  We would encourage our parents to help assist all of our students in coming to school on a daily basis to maximize their learning opportunities.  We would also like for all students to arrive no later than 7:40 a.m. if they would like to eat breakfast (all breakfast and lunch is free for all HESD students).  I also recommend that you get to know your child’s Teacher and communicate with them on a consistent basis.  If you have any questions or concerns I am here to help in the best way that I can.  Here’s to a great year for our Rough Riders.


Familia Roosevelt,

 Me gustaría presentarme a la comunidad de Roosevelt.  Mi nombre es Ramiro Flores y soy el nuevo director de la escuela primaria de Roosevelt.  He trabajado en el distrito de Hanford por 15 años: 5 años como maestro de doble inmersión en Simas, 4 años en Monroe como director de aprendizaje y 6 años en Hamilton como director.  Me da orgullo ser el director aquí en la escuela primaria de Roosevelt y trabajar duro para todos nuestros estudiantes.  Espero conocerlos a usted y a sus hijos a nivel personal a medida que se desarrolla el año.  Apoyamos a nuestros padres a ayudar a todos nuestros estudiantes a venir a la escuela diariamente para maximizar sus oportunidades de aprendizaje.  También nos gustaría que todos los estudiantes no lleguen más tarde de las 7:40 a.m. sí les gustaría desayunar (todos los desayunos y almuerzos son gratis para todos los estudiantes de HESD).  También le recomiendo que conozca a la maestra/el maestro de su hija/o y se comunique con ellos de manera constante.  Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, estoy aquí para ayudarles de la mejor manera posible.  Este va ser un gran año para nuestros Rough Riders.


Roosevelt Elementary will begin our ELPAC testing March 9th!

The link will take you to the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) resource page where you can find practice and training tests that allow students, parents/guardians and  families an opportunity to become familiar with the computer-based test delivery platform as well as the types of test questions that may appear on the actual test at each grade or grade span.

The practice test includes examples of all the types of test questions that may appear in the actual test at each grade or grade span and mirrors a full-length operational test. The training test is shorter compared to the practice test and includes some sample test questions for each domain.

Please feel free to contact our Learning Director, Mrs. de la Torre, with any questions, 559-585-3775.

Kings County 2020 Census

Starting in March 2020, households across our region and across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census. Your participation matters.


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Big Smiles Dental Program

Dear Parent,

Great news! Our school has partnered with Big Smiles to offer in-school dental care. CLICK HERE to sign up your child today.

Even better, dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal. A low cost self-pay option is available for those without insurance.

Convenient and comfortable

Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed local professionals. Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatments and sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

Dental care for a healthy life

Children who see a dentist regularly may have fewer health issues like:

    Early tooth loss due to dental decay
    Gum disease
    Heart disease
    Impaired speech development

Help keep your child healthy, in school and learning.


Chaperones / Volunteers

In order for parents to be a chaperone for school sponsored events or volunteer in the classroom, you must go through the process to be a volunteer. Each year a new application must be submitted and approved by the HESD Board of Trustees, even if you have been approved in the past. If you have not been previously approved, the application process can take from 3 weeks to 2 months. Please remember, chaperones will not be able to attend study trips if they are not approved for the 2019- 2020 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Ms. Kraemer at 585-3775.

Student Pick-up

Please make arrangements for how your child will get home before they come to school each day. The office cannot ensure that calls to the school with “last minute” changes can get to your child in time!

Foggy Day Information

(This information can also be found in the Parent Handbook & Calendar.)

If a foggy day schedule is called, information can be found on TV Channel 18 (PBS), radio at KMJ 580 or the Hanford Elementary foggy day information line 559-585-3652.

Plan A:           Buses two hours delayed.  Classes start on time.

Plan B:           Morning buses cancelled.  Classes start on time.

Plan C:           Afternoon buses cancelled

Health and Wellness Policy

In order to support our health and wellness policy, we will no longer celebrate individual children(s) birthdays or accept any sweet treats for birthday snacks.  Parent are still encouraged to celebrate student birthdays by offering an alternative to sweet treats such as a goody bag with pencils, erasers, crayons, etc.  Another fun idea is to donate a hardback book to the library in honor of your student.

Important Safety Information
  • Yard supervisors are on campus at 7:15 am Students are not to be on campus before then.
  • Drop-off/Pick-up Zone: Located in the driveway directly in front of the school.  This is not a parking area!  Please do not double park in this area.  This area is a ONE WAY.  Do not drop off students in the parking lot.
  • All students and adults should always use the crosswalk in the pick up area.
  • If you  need to get out of your car for any reason, please park your car in the parking lot
  • Maximum allowable speed in pickup/drop area is 5 mph.
  • While in the loading/drop off area, move up to the next available spot.  For the safety of our students and to make sure the loading area moves along as smooth as possible, please do not double park
  • All adult visitors must check into the office before going on campus at all times.
  • All adults are prohibited from using student restrooms.  There are adult restrooms available in the office.
  • Do not leave siblings of students not enrolled at Martin Luther King unattended while on campus