Are you new to our area and planning on enrolling in Lupin Hill, but have not yet done so? You may pick up an enrollment packet at the District Office (on Las Virgenes Road) until August 5th. This will give you a head start on the paperwork! Then you can bring it to our office anytime from August 6th (the earlier, the better!) to be officially enrolled.
After August 6th, enrollment packets will be available at the school office.
If you already ENROLLED in Lupin Hill, you have completed the enrollment package and it was accepted at our office before we closed in late June. The following FAQs are for you (as well as returning students).
Back to School FAQs
When is the first day of school? Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Is the first day a full day? For Grades 1 - 5, the first day is a regular Wednesday. That means that dismissal is at 12:20.
Journeys and Kinders have a different schedule. Their first day is 9:00 am to 10:00am.
Where do I go the first day of school?
Grades 4 and 5 will line up on the Upper Yard. Look for your teacher's line. Wave good bye to your parents. Greet your friends and be ready for the Flag Salute at 8:00am. You will walk with your class to the classroom by 8:05am.
Grades 1and 2 will line up on the Primary Yard. Look for your teacher's line. Wave good bye to your parents. Your teacher will walk you into your classroom when the 8:00am bell rings.
Grade 3 will line up at their teacher line near the climbing structure on the Upper Yard. Look for your teacher's line. Wave good bye to your parents. Your teacher will walk you into your classroom when the 8:00am bell rings.
How do I know my teacher's name?
This will be different from previous years! We will not be sending an email message or posting class lists on the patio. This year, you will find out your class placement when your parents register you...according to the following schedule. Please read carefully!
Kinder Parents will find out at their Back To School Night on Monday, August 18 (6:00 - 7:00pm).
Parents of students in Grades 1 - 5 will be given their student's classroom/teacher assignment on August 19 when they register in Hees Hall. This year we are doing registration in person so that we are certain to have accurate contact information for every student on the first day of school. Registration materials were sent home at the end of the school year. For the sake of efficiency, we have asked that families bring the completed documents and come to register according to the following schedule on Tuesday, August 19:
3:00 to 4:00pm - Last names from A to G
4:00 to 5:00pm - Last names from H to O
5:00 to 6:00pm - Last names from P to Z
If you are unable to come during your assigned time, please arrive at 6:00pm.
6:00pm to 7:00pm - Any family may register.
7:00pm Registration closes.
If a family is not going to be at school on the first day, please let the office know immediately when the students will start school so that we can hold the placement. Email to
or call to leave a voice message at 818-880-4434.
Will there be lunch on the first day? Just as we do on all Wednesdays, you may bring or buy lunch on the first Wednesday. The lunch period is from 12:20 to 12:45 for those who wish to stay for it.
What if I am sick on the first day of school?
If you are absent, please call the Absence Line (818) 880-4434 ext 315.
Will I have homework on the first day of school? You will have to wait and see for that answer!
What do I do on Day 2?
Your teacher will tell you on the First Day!
Welcome to Lupin Hill Elementary School!
Our K - 5 school is a busy place of active learning for our nearly 600 students. Situated at the top of a hill with expansive views of the hills around us, our students have the advantage of several wide-open grass fields, climbing structures in wood chips, and playground surfaces for basketball, handball, four-square and tetherball during their recess and lunch time outside. If you came by at one of those times, you would also see many children sitting, reading, and chatting in one of the cooler shady spots on campus. Visitors often comment on our exceptional site. We agree. The environment around Lupin Hill is very special.
Perhaps it was the environment that encouraged our parents and students to launch our own Waste Free Lunch Policy Green Initative in 2010. As a result, our students are very conscious of how their lunch materials contribute to the landfills and cause pollution hazards for our birds and local critters. Lupin Hill students have developed an enviromental consciousness that they carry to their homes, neighborhoods and other schools. When you visit our campus, you will be expected to bring your lunch in recyclable packages and to take them home with you to re-use. Our children are well aware that they will soon be the stewards of this planet.
Another sight on our campus are some stunning murals that are designed to encourage good citizenship. As they play handball, students look at a hand painted representation of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success, the commemoration of Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon, or George Washington in full general attire. These visual reminders connect the social development skills that are taught inside the classrooms. Second Step, Olweus Bully Prevention Program, and Character Counts are embedded in the curriculum and positive behavior strategies of our school (and our after school program, Camp Calabasas). Strong parent support of these programs helps our staff to guide our children to grow in kindness, tolerance, respect and confidence. Our annual surveys of school climate indicate that our success is growing in these areas.
Lupin Hill has a strong academic program that is geared to prepare our children to participate as well educated members of the 21st Century. We like to say that we are educating them for their future, not for our past! In so doing, we have many programs and strategies that accomodate all kinds of learners. The integration of technology into learning has been a focus for several years with some unique programs for acquiring basic skills (iStation Reading, ST Math, and Blog Writing). Our Fourth and Fifth Graders work with netbooks on their desks and our primary students share iPad, iPods, and desktop computers.
As schools around the country shift to national standards, called Common Core State Standards, the staff at Lupin Hill is revisiting our instructional practices and strategies to further enhance our curriculum. Clicking on any of the links will take you to more detailed information about the programs at Lupin Hill. We surely hope that you will explore our website, our PFC website http://lupinhillpfc.org/ and come visit us when school is back in session. Our very own Tiger would love to greet you!
Sheila J. Grady
Proud Principal of Lupin Hill Elementary