Hollister Dual Language Academy

921 Santa Ana Rd., Hollister, CA 95023

Phone 831-634-4930 | Fax 831-636-3908

Weekly Updates

Get Vaccinated!

Beginning April 15th individuals above the age of 16 may receive their vaccination at Rancho San Justo Middle School. Follow the link to schedule your appointment.


We are excited about the new changes to our learning model beginning this Monday. Please watch the video for more information about the structure of the in-person day.


Estamos entusiasmados con los nuevos cambios en nuestro modelo de aprendizaje, empezando este lunes. Vea el video para obtener más información sobre la estructura del día.


Hybrid In-Person Bell Schedule Starting April 12th

Hybrid Model Bell Schedule 2021

Dear Gabilan Hills and HDLA families:


I hope this message finds you and yours well! I am writing to let you know some important information leading up to the return to in-person learning for many of our students.


Next week, March 29th to April 2nd is our Spring Break and there will be no distance learning classes.


We return to distance learning on Monday, April 5th and will continue with the same schedule we have had for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 5th, 6th, and 7th. April 8th and 9th will be ASYNCHRONOUS learning days to allow teachers time to set up their classrooms for in-person learning. Teachers will check in with students to take attendance per their usual start time and answer any questions, but shortly after will sign off for the day. Middle school will take attendance at every period start time.


If you have already responded to the survey or spoken with one of our staff members about your preference, nothing more is needed from you. Thank you! You will receive confirmation of your choice in an email as soon as possible.


If you have not completed the survey you may still answer in the link below.


If we do not hear from you we will assume that you will continue with distance learning and continue to try to contact you.


Please send your child to school wearing a mask and a backpack that will remain outside with the following:

A water bottle (no drinking fountains at this time)

Their Chromebook, charged and ready to use

Wear or bring a sweatshirt or layers of clothing as doors will be open for circulation

Do NOT bring to school any pencil boxes, toys or food


Plan to drop your child off as follows:


Main entrance near the office: All Gabilan Hills students and all TK students (who will be escorted to their classrooms by staff).


Migrant Office side entrance: All HDLA K-5th graders


Multipurpose Room entrance: All HDLA 6th-8th graders


Parents will not be allowed to enter with their child however there will be lots of help on hand to make sure each child gets to his/her room safely. Every child's temperature will be taken before entering the campus and in the case of a fever, will be isolated, parent called, and sent home immediately. Children will enter directly into the classroom and may not arrive any earlier than their start time.

Estimadas familias de Gabilan Hills y HDLA:


¡Espero que este mensaje los encuentre bien a ustedes y su familia! Les escribo para comunicarles información importante que conducirá al regreso del aprendizaje en persona para muchos de nuestros estudiantes.


La próxima semana, del 29 de marzo al 2 de abril, son nuestras vacaciones de primavera (Spring Break) y no habrá clases de aprendizaje a distancia.


Volvemos a la educación a distancia el lunes 5 de abril y continuaremos con el mismo horario que hemos tenido para el lunes, martes y miércoles 5, 6 y 7 de abril. El 8 y 9 de abril serán días de aprendizaje ASÍNCRONOS para dar tiempo a los maestros para preparar sus aulas para el aprendizaje en persona. Los maestros se comunicarán con los estudiantes para tomar la asistencia según su hora de inicio habitual y responderán cualquier pregunta, pero poco después cerrarán el día. La escuela intermedia tomará asistencia en cada hora de inicio de período.


Si ya respondió a la encuesta o habló con uno de los miembros de nuestro personal sobre su preferencia, no se necesita nada más de usted. ¡Gracias! Recibirá la confirmación de su elección en un correo electrónico lo antes posible.


Si no ha completado la encuesta, aún puede responder abajo.


Si no tenemos noticias suyas, asumimos que continuará con el aprendizaje a distancia y seguiremos tratando de comunicarnos con usted.


El primer dia de clase, envíe a su hijo a la escuela con una máscara y una mochila que permanecerá afuera con lo siguiente:

Una botella de agua (no hay fuentes de agua en este momento)

Su Chromebook, cargada y lista para usar

Use o traiga una sudadera o capas de ropa ya que las puertas estará abierta para circular el aire


NO traiga a la escuela cajas de lápices, juguetes o alimentos


Puede planear en dejar a su hijo de la siguiente manera:


Entrada principal cerca de la oficina: Todos los estudiantes de Gabilan Hills y todos los estudiantes de TK (quienes serán acompañados a sus aulas por el personal ).


Entrada lateral de la Oficina de Migrantes: Todos los estudiantes de HDLA de K-5 ° grado


Entrada al salón de usos múltiples: Todos los estudiantes de HDLA de 6 ° a 8 ° grado


Los padres no podrán entrar con sus hijos; sin embargo, habrá mucha ayuda disponible para asegurarse de que cada niño llegue a su salón de forma segura. Se tomará la temperatura de cada niño antes de ingresar al campus y, en caso de fiebre, se aislará, se llamará a los padres y se enviará a casa de inmediato. Los niños entrarán directamente al salón de clases y no podrán llegar antes de la hora de inicio. Las puertas de la escuela se abrirán a las 8:00 am.


If you have not already done so, please complete the survey with your distance learning or in-person learning preference.

A Message from Your Principal about the Hybrid Plan and Returning to In-Person Instruction

Re-opening Letter #1 GH & HDLA Letterhead.pdf
Translated copy of Re-opening Letter #1 GH & HDLA Letterhead.pdf

Our 2020-2021 yearbook class is working diligently to put together an amazing compilation of memories to remember the year 20-21! Follow the link to visit the website, upload pictures, write an 8th-grade dedication, and purchase your book.

Yearbook 2020-2021

Pictures Needed For Yearbook (1).pdf

Follow these easy steps to register for TK and Kinder at your neighborhood school

SKM_650i21012109010.pdf

Spirit Week 2021!

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HDLA Front Page Slide Show

TK and Kinder Orientation and Application Information/ Orientación de TK y Kinder Aplicación

HDLA Orientation 2021 Span (1).pdf
HDLA Orientation 2021 Eng.pdf

HSD Parent University/ Universidad para Padres de HSD

Parent University Infographic (1).pdf
Spanish Parent University Infographic (1).pdf

It's a new year and a time for a fresh new start! Join us in a series of HSD parent university classes designed to support parents and students as they work through the challenges of distance learning and prepare for a return to school in 2021. With the support of Fresno State, the San Benito County Office of Education, the San Benito County School Social Worker, and expertise from within the Hollister School District, an expanse of sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish. With a variety of topics from early literacy to social-emotional support, our team has designed sessions to support our community in a multitude of areas. We hope you can join us as we begin 2021 with a fresh new start. Please refer to the flyer for the exciting line-up of Wednesday evening classes.

If you are interested in partnering HSD Parent University for future sessions please email us at eveltri@hesd.org, jmiller@hesd.org or mmayler@hesd.org.

HDLA Oct 2020 Footsteps2Brilliance Leadership Board

Most words read in the school!

Helpful Videos and Tips to Start the Year

How do I log into class?

  1. Go to Clever. Log in with your Clever badge or school Google email.

  2. Go to your Google Classroom and accept your class(es)

  3. Join the Meet link in your Google Classroom

Instructional Videos/Tutorial for Families

“Academic Excellence in Two Languages” is the mission of the Hollister Dual Language Academy. Our goal is for every student to become bilingual, bi-literate, and bi-cultural through a rigorous academic program that develops language proficiency in both English and Spanish while fostering global competency, respect for diversity, and a love of learning. Our educational program is designed to provide a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment for the entire community: students, staff, and families.