Dear R. F. Hazard Community,
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! It is an honor to be the Principal of R. F. Hazard Elementary and to work alongside our exemplary team of educators, staff, and parents. At R.F. Hazard, our school site vision and mission aligns with that of our Garden Grove Unified School District and we are committed to honing the academic skills, personal skills, and college and career readiness for all of our scholars. The vision we have for our school is one of shared leadership and responsibility. Fostering a culture of college and career readiness begins at the elementary school level and you are an integral part of this team! R. F. Hazard is a learning community dedicated to increasing student achievement in a positive school environment where our core values of integrity, trustworthiness, and a commitment to excellence is exemplified in everything we do.
R. F. Hazard is exceptional due to the partnership, dedication, and heartwork shown by our students, teachers, support staff, and community members. It is our passion and purpose that has led our school to proudly earn several accolades including: Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Platinum Level implementation (2023), U.S. Best Schools (2022), Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Gold Level implementation (2022), CA Distinguished School (2020), and America's Best Urban School Silver Recognition (2020).
One of the most essential components of an exceptional school is parent engagement. At R. F. Hazard, we will continue to encourage our parent community to participate in all of our school events and celebrations. We welcome our families on campus to volunteer in classrooms, serve as a room parent, help with organizing school events, and become active in our P.T.O. and parent leadership committees. The partnership of our parent community and school is essential as we continue to equip and empower our scholars to develop 21st century skills, establish scholarly habits, and develop competence and confidence through social-emotional learning.
I look forward to an adventure-filled school year where our scholars know that our team cares for their wellbeing (academic, behavior, and SEL) and that we will continue to wholeheartedly invest in their future success. At Hazard, we are not just a school, we are a family! Together, we will continue to SOAR to great heights!
Eagles don't just fly, they SOAR!
Mrs. Hufnagel, Principal