Welcome to the Kings River-Hardwick School District website!
The Kings River-Hardwick Union Elementary School Districtwide Charter, recognizing the value of every child, will continually strive to inspire students to learn and grow beyond their potential by:
- Fostering a collegial team atmosphere between home, community, and school for the benefit of each student
- Insuring a quality education and positive learning experience
- Providing Instruction that meets the individual needs of each student
- Developing the learning and social skills necessary for life-long learning
- Facilitating an open-door policy allowing all people concerned with the well-being of each student
2020-2021 Teacher Request Form
The 2020-2021 Teacher Request Form is now available online and available from Monday, May 18th, 2020 until Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 3:15pm. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we encourage you to use this online form to register your request. However, if you need a physical copy, they will be available from the school office.
It is important to understand that teacher requests will be considered, but NOT GUARANTEED. There are many factors we must consider when preparing class lists:
- Boy / Girl Ratio
- Special Programs
- Leaders / Followers
- Student Maturity
- Ethnic Balance
- Academic Balance
- Students who should not be in the same room together
Our primary responsibility is to provide the best possible education for all students. This cannot happen without well-balanced classrooms for both teachers and students. Parent requests will be considered only after class lists are balanced and when changes will not negatively affect the balance.
You must provide a 2nd choice that is different from your 1st choice. Request forms with only one choice, or the same choice for 1st and 2nd choices will NOT be considered. Requests will not be accepted after 3:15 PM May 29th, 2020 – the last work day of the month.
The form is available here: https://forms.gle/SXGaXP3kkzoTLNUN6
For resources and information related to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, please visit this page.
In response to the most recent information we have available at this point, and in alignment with other Kings County School Districts, Kings River-Hardwick School District is closing schools beginning Monday, March 16th, through Monday, April 13th, 2020. This is a difficult decision, but necessary, as we try to slow the spread of the virus. Just to be clear, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kings County as of March 17th, 2020. KRH serves students at all levels of need and we have a responsibility to not only educate, but protect our children. We are hopeful that these closures remain short term and do not continue to be extended, but that guidance comes from the department of health and is somewhat out of our hands. Along with the closure of school and classes, any and all athletic contests and practices, academic team practices, field trips, events, activities, and school functions are cancelled or postponed through April 13, 2020. Those restrictions may be extended beyond that date even if school resumes that day or prior. The safety of our students is our top priority. Again, this is not an easy decision and not one we take lightly.
Please continue to refer to our website at kingsriverhardwick.com for updates and details. Thank you for your understanding and support during this time of national crisis.
The Superintendents of Kings County have written a statement as follows, (also available here as a PDF):
March 13, 2020
Kings County Community:
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused great anxiety in our schools and communities. While local health officials have yet to confirm a case of community transmission, we do not yet know how this will ultimately impact our county. Simply put, we are dealing with the unknown, and the time has come for us to take decisive action on behalf of our students, staff and community.
In the face of the declaration of a state emergency by our governor, guidelines to restrict public gatherings, and now, our president declaring a national emergency, the superintendents of Kings County have met to consider the health risks posed to our students, staff and community. As a precautionary step to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19, and after careful deliberations with local school district leaders and in consultation with the Kings County Department of Public Health, we hereby support the decision of schools and districts in our county to close schools through Spring Break. We are optimistic that we will resume classroom instruction after Spring Break with schools anticipated to reopen on April 14, 2020. We will continue to evaluate what is best for our community.
This is not a decision we take lightly. We know that temporarily closing a school has a tremendous impact on our families, and steps will need to be implemented to support the continuity of learning and to ensure students have access to healthy meals. But the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority, and we have confidence that this is the proper precautionary course for our county. Students have the right to attend safe schools.
At this time, county health officials believe the risk of transmission is low, and while there has been no evidence of confirmed cases affecting a student or staff member at any district site, we understand that the situation is constantly evolving. On the advice of our public health officials, we need to focus on containment. We continue to monitor information from federal, state, and local partners including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and health care providers on preparedness efforts and to guide appropriate care for those who may be at risk for illness associated with the virus.
Parents should contact their local school district office or school site for specific information related to their schools. Please support and follow direction from administrators regarding measures they are taking to keep all students and staff healthy and safe.
Thank you for your efforts to keep our children and our communities safe.
Sincerely, The Superintendents of Kings County:
- Xavier Pina, Armona Union Elementary School District
- Tom Addington, Central Union Elementary School District
- Rich Merlo, Corcoran Unified School District
- Joy Gabler, Hanford Elementary School District
- Victor Rosa, Hanford Joint Union High School District
- Charlotte Hines, Island Union Elementary School District
- Cathlene Anderson, Kings River Hardwick School District
- Robin Jones, Kit Carson Union Elementary School District
- Cindi Marshall, Lakeside Union Elementary School District
- Cheryl Hunt, Lemoore Elementary School District
- Debbie Muro, Lemoore Union High School District
- Paul VanLoon, Pioneer Union Elementary School District
- David East, Reef-Sunsent Unified School District
- Todd Barlow, Kings County Office of Education
A copy of the Kings River-Hardwick District Charter Renewal Application for 2019-2024 is available as a PDF for review here.