Hermosa Elementary School

Frequently Asked Questions

As a parent, we expect you to have a lot of questions. To help ease your mind and save you time, we’ve put together a list of commonly asked questions by parents and our community members. We appreciate your active involvement in the educational process and are happy to help if you need further assistance.


What time does school begin and end?

School begins promptly at 8:10 a.m. We dismiss students at 3:20 p.m.

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What is the Hermosa Elementary dress code?

We expect all Hermosa Elementary School students to adhere to the dress code for Artesia Public Schools. Please refer to the student handbook (located on the Home page under Quick Links) for the full text of the dress code. Here are a few important things to remember:

  • Your child must wear shoes at all times.
  • We don’t allow tank tops, bare midriff tops, see-through clothing, or off-the-shoulder tops.
  • Students should not wear spandex clothing as outer clothing.
  • Students may not wear a nose ring, spiked jewelry, or studs.

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May I attend my child’s field trip?

We love it when family members participate in activities! Keep an eye out for permission slips - we’ll be sure to let you know which field trips we need helpers for. Due to safety and liability issues, we cannot accommodate children who do not attend Hermosa Elementary.

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What happens if my child becomes ill at school?

Don’t worry! If your child becomes ill, his teacher will send him to the office for evaluation by the nurse or an assistant in the office. We will contact you to pick up your child if necessary. Our school nurse is at Hermosa Elementary on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week, and she is also available at all times for emergencies. While our school nurse cannot diagnose an illness, she can help you with any concerns you may have.

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How are class placements made?

Your child’s current teacher will place class requests between March 23 and April 24 of the current school year for the next school year. Our Teacher Request form asks the current teacher to make two teacher recommendations for the following year. We will make every effort to honor all requests. However, please be aware that we form classes based on important criteria including reading and math levels, student learning styles, teacher input, and the number of students in each classroom. You can rest assured knowing that we make every effort to create the best learning environment possible for all students.

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