This closure is for precautionary measures, and currently there are no known cases of novel coronavirus in our district. These measures are to help slow the progression of the virus and protect our students, staff, and community.
This closure includes all extra-curricular activities, after school programs, and district-sponsored events during this time.
This closure may result in adding instructional days to the end of the school year if required by the California Department of Education.
HUSD understands that school closure affects all families and is committed to addressing the needs of all our students.
Current information and resources will be provided through this page.
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Educational Enrichment Resources
During District closure, Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 30, Nutrition Services will provide breakfast and lunch meals free of charge to children 18 years of age and under. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the same time Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at various school locations from 11:00AM-12:00PM (please see the list below). However, if families have students at any of these schools they can visit our other locations. It is a drive-thru/walk-up type of meal service. For those driving, HUSD asks that you stay in your car and bagged meals will be provided for each child present. If you have students at multiple schools, you only need to visit one location.
Children need to be present to get their meals. However we will accommodate families that have children who are medically fragile or unable to reasonably transport due to disabilities. You will need to mention this with the HUSD employee assisting at the school sites. We are also serving individuals actively enrolled in our Special Education Adult Transition program.
Meal Distribution Locations
Bautista Creek Elementary
Jacob Wiens Elementary
Diamond Valley Middle
West Valley High
Special Education Resources
General Family Resources
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Current Coronavirus Information
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for schools and school districts can be found at the California Department of Public Health webpage.
Mental Health Resources
Dear Hemet USD Community,
We are continuously grateful for the patience and support you have displayed, as we have responded and adjusted plans according to county and state guidance to this rapidly changing situation.
The current state of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 may cause anxiety, especially for our students and their families. This difficult time may heighten existing symptoms associated with mental health challenges.
In times where there is uncertainty and a rapidly changing situation, it is critical that as a community we pause academic focuses and concentrate on the physical and emotional health of students, staff, and their families
If you or an immediate family member need professional support in dealing with the anxieties, stress or added mental health challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your mental health provider or use CareSolace, our personalized mental health concierge services available, 24/7 for all Hemet Unified families. CareSolace may be reached at (888) 515-0595 or visit, www.caresolace.com/hemetfamilies.
Additionally, during the COVID-19 outbreak, the following resource may be accessed throughout California: CA Peer-Support Warm Line, 1-855-845-7415.
Finally, if you begin to feel like you are struggling, here are some key steps you may take as recommended by mental health professionals.
- Separate what is in your control from what is not. There are things you can do, and it’s helpful to focus on those. Stay healthy! Remember to take measures to maintain your physical wellness and remind others to maintain their health as well. Limit your consumption of news and social media.
- Do what helps you feel a sense of safety. This will be different for everyone, and it’s important not to compare yourself to others.
- Get outside in nature--even if you are avoiding crowds. When the sun is shining, the dose of vitamin D, fresh air and quality time with family is beneficial. Exercise also helps both your physical and mental health.
- Challenge yourself to stay in the present. Perhaps your worry is compounding—you are not only thinking about what is currently happening, but also projecting into the future. When you find yourself worrying about something that hasn’t happened, gently bring yourself back to the present moment. Notice the sights, sounds, tastes and other sensory experiences in your immediate moment and name them. This is one way to help stay grounded when things feel beyond your control.
- Stay connected and reach out if you need more support. Talk to trusted friends about what you are feeling. If you are feeling particularly anxious or if you are struggling with your mental health, it’s ok to reach out to a mental health professional for support. You don’t have to be alone with your worry and it can be comforting to share what you are experiencing with those trained to help.
We urge you to please take care of yourself and your family’s physical and mental health during this uncertainty.
HUSD District Administration and Student Support Services