Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear R. F. Hazard Community,

Welcome to the 2022-23 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 vision and mission aligns with that of the district and we are committed to honing the academic, personal, and future success 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 the team!  R. F. Hazard is a 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, commitment, and heartwork shown by our students, teachers, staff, and community members. It is our passion and purpose that has led our school to proudly earn several accolades including: CA Distinguished School (2020), America's Best Urban School (2020), and Gold recipient for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support school culture (2022).  

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. 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 a successful school year. Together, we can continue to SOAR to great heights!  ​Eagles SOAR! 

 Mrs. Hufnagel, Principal