About Us

Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in the Cabrillo Unified School District. Hatch Elementary is committed to helping children become lifelong learners in an environment that values academic excellence and global understanding. Our school is unique in the district because we provide two pathways of learning for students. The first is a traditional English program and the second is a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion ( English-Spanish TWBI) program.  We are fortunate to have several student teachers and interns on campus each year due to strong partnerships with Stanford University and the Amity Institute. Our parent organizations (PTO, SIPA, and ELAC) allow parents to become active members of the Hatch community and support the school in many wonderful ways.


Two Pathways.

There are two educational pathways at Hatch: the English-Only program (Traditional) and the Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program (Spanish and English).

English-Only (Traditional): Instruction is offered in English. Academic instruction is offered in English in alignment with all other district elementary schools.

Two-Way Bilingual Immersion  (Spanish and English): Starting in Kindergarten, instruction is offered in Spanish 90% of the time and English is introduced gradually over the years. By 5th grade, students are taught in each language 50% of the time. By the end of high school, students in the TWBI (Immersion) program are fluent and literate in both languages.

One Destination.


Every student shall be empowered to achieve the highest of skills academically, linguistically, and socially while developing self-esteem and creativity. We believe education is the shared responsibility of parents, students, and the community in partnership with the school.

Our Principal

Alyssa Jaramillo

 

Dear Hatch Community,

When I first joined Hatch in August, 2020 I was hired as the new assistant principal of the school. While it was my first job in school administration, I had over 15 years of experience working in educational camps and schools. Starting my official career in schools, I was a lunch duty monitor, teaching aide, after school program teacher, and a substitute teacher in Campbell Union School District and Burlingame School District. I worked as a Spanish dual immersion teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Burlingame for 7 years. During my time at Mckinley, I was my grade level lead teacher, technology mentor, the PBIS facilitator, and served as administrator in charge when my principal was off campus. During the summers, I was a regional director for Destination Science summer camps. I received my preliminary administrative services credential in February, 2020 and decided to leave the classroom to begin my career as a school administrator. 

It was a very unique experience joining a school during remote learning. I began working alongside our dedicated staff, and was amazed at their creativity and perseverance as they reinvisioned what teaching looked like as they did it from a distance. As the school year passed, it was time to reopen the school in the hybrid model, and I was promoted to interim principal in March, 2021. It was such a joy meeting most of our students and their families in person for the first time as we returned to the school campus. In the fall of 2021, I had to work closely with Hatch staff members and Cabrillo Unified district leaders to create new procedures and schedules with our focus on safely bringing our students back to school full time. It was a huge collaborative effort. 

As we end the 2021-2022 school year, we now have a new, permanent Hatch administrative team. I am now the official school principal at Hatch and we have brought Mr. Daniel Robles back to our school to serve as assistant principal. He is a former Hatch teacher who also worked at Cunha in the Spanish dual immersion program. We are very lucky to have him rejoin us here at Hatch because he has a unique knowledge of our school community. He and I have known each other for over 10 years, and we are excited to work together as a team to support our Hatch staff, students and families. 

With gratitude,

 

Alyssa Jaramillo
Principal
Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School
Cabrillo Unified School District




 

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