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Welcome  to Joseph Hess Elementary School!

We are a  pre-school through 5th grade school located in Hammond, Indiana. The Joseph Hess School Community's vision upholds high expectations and accountability for students, parents, staff, and administrators, provides a safe and supportive environment where all members are accepted and respected, and encourages open communication resulting in positive relationships while ensuring learning achievement and the development of responsible citizens.

If you believe it , You can Achieve it!
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Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning

The Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives our students, parents, staff, and members of the community the opportunity to share their viewpoints on education at their school. By participating today, you are helping ensure that your voice is heard as we continue to grow and improve our schools.

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2018 - 2019 School Supply Lists

2018-19 Textbook Online Application

SCH Student Handbook 2018

2018 Annual Title I Meeting (Back to School Night) PowerPoint

2018-19 SCH Calendar

Updated Enrollment Info


The 2017-2018 school year in good standing, along with the students in the same household, are grandfathered in attending the Hammond Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year. 
   When the 2018-2019 school year begins, SCH will start the process of updating its student enrollment records. More information will be distributed once school begins. A letter will be sent home with every student informing them of this process. 
   Please know that students new to Hammond for the 2018-2019 school year must live within the City of Hammond and provide two proofs of residency at the time of enrollment. 
    It is important to note according to Board Policy 5111, SCH has opted to end open enrollment. If your student was admitted to SCH prior to this decision being made, he or she has also been grandfathered along with other students in the same household. The only exception to this decision is for students who auditioned and are accepted into the Hammond Academy for Performing Arts (HAPA). 
More information will be sent to your attention when it is available.


   Todos los estudiantes que terminaron el año escolar 2017-2018 en buena situación, al igual que los estudiantes que vivan en el mismo hogar, están protegidos para asistir a las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Hammond para el año escolar 2018-2019. 

    Cuando comience el año escolar 2018-2019, SCH comenzará el proceso de actualización de sus registros de inscripción de estudiantes. Se distribuirá más información una vez que comiencen las clases. Se les enviará una carta a casa con cada estudiante informándoles acerca de este proceso.

    Tenga en cuenta por favor que los estudiantes nuevos en Hammond para el año escolar 2018-2019 deben vivir dentro de la Ciudad de Hammond y proporcionar dos comprobantes de residencia al momento de la inscripción.

    Es importante tener en cuenta de acuerdo con la Política de la Junta 5111,  que SCH ha optado por finalizar la inscripción abierta. Si su estudiante fue admitido en SCH antes de que se tomó esta decisión, él o ella también han sido protegidos junto con otros estudiantes que viven en el mismo hogar. La única excepción a esta decisión es para los estudiantes que audicionaron y son aceptados en la Academia para las Artes Escénicas de Hammond (HAPA).

 Se le enviará más información cuando esté disponible.

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Main Office Staff
Marcia Witherspoon
 Office Manager - 219-989-7355
ext. 7100
Sandra Barrera
Administrative Assistant - 219-989-7355
ext. 7101