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R.O Hardin literacy program leading the way

District says program has led to improvements including having 8% of kindergarten students being below grade level literacy, 77% are within and 15% are above grade level.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

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Hollister School District to open registration for TK/K instruction

Parents may register their children from Feb. 27 through March 3.

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Hollister School District seeks applicants for board vacancy

The open seat is for Area 1, which encompasses the north-central section of the Hollister district boundaries.

Photo courtesy of Hollister School District.

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Hollister schools receive donations from Target

Items included backpacks, binders, calculators, glue sticks and pencils. 

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Hollister School District sets registration dates for TK/kindergarten

The registration period runs from Feb. 28-March 4 for families interested in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten instruction in 2022-23.

Ymasumac Marañón. Photo courtesy of Hollister School District.

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HSD embraces restorative circles model with help of consultant

The district said that Ymasumac Marañón oversees workshops with families and students and trains teachers. 

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HSD focuses on restorative practices, social-emotional health

Members of the newly developed Social-Emotional Team highlighted activities so far in 2021-22 to the Hollister School District Board of Trustees on Dec. 14.

KN95 masks are considered more effective than cloth masks, according to the CDC. Photo provided by HSD.


Hollister School District provides KN95 masks to staff

The Hollister School District this week distributed nearly 3,700 KN95 masks to staff members as an additional safety measure during the current surge in COVID-19 cases. Additional masks are on the way for staff and students as well.

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Hollister School District offers free COVID-19 test kits

The rapid test kits are available for district families or staff Jan. 3 at the district office, Calaveras/AAA and R.O. Hardin.

Rancho Santana School. Photo courtesy of the Hollister School District.


COMMENTARY: Rancho Santana School principal reflects on first semester

The Hollister School District writes that the approach to the new school is based on lessons learned from remote online learning.

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Local residents vote Ladd Lane as top school in county

Hollister Free Lance readers chose Ladd Lane as the No. 1 school in San Benito County for the second consecutive year, according to recently released results from the news organization’s community poll. 

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Accelerated Achievement Academy ranked 11th elementary school in the state

Students from across the district are eligible to attend AAA.

Schools & Education

COMMENTARY: HSD nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

The Hollister School District writes that its credentialed school nurses, along with health clerks at individual school sites, have been particularly busy during the pandemic.

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COMMENTARY: HSD statement on Rancho San Justo lockdown

Hollister School District Superintendent Erika Sanchez writes that Rancho San Justo students were not in any danger during the Oct. 15 lockdown.

Members of the Social Emotional Team: Adina Austin, Eliana Delgadillo, Daniel Romero, Joel Cuevas, Rafael Garcia Zendejas, Pavandeep Sandhu, Veronica Gonzalez, Marcela Serrano, Bianca Soto, Lucia Aleman, Luis Arguello, Magali Medina and Adriana Gallegos. Photos courtesy of the Hollister School District.


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Hollister School District builds full Social-Emotional Team

The Hollister School District writes that school counselors, licensed social workers and licensed mental health therapists are part of a team focused on students' well being.