Howell Mountain Elementary School District (HMESD) is a small, rural, single-school district located in Angwin, California. For more than 125 years, Howell Mountain School has provided students with an exceptional public education from the early years in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. We are a small school with a personal touch. Serving just over 90 students, our small size affords us the opportunity to understand and accommodate the individual needs of every single student in our care. 

A Message from Our Superintendent and Principal

Hello Families,

School is out for summer break. I wish each family health and relaxation. Thank you for being flexible and for supporting your child throughout this pandemic. Thank you for embracing distance learning. 

Many of you are curious about our plans to reopen. It is too early to state what school will look like next school year. However, our staff has been meeting to discuss our options. My hope is to release academic plans around mid-July. I have requested to have teachers reach out to you individually to determine how many families are comfortable returning to our campus with safety protocols in place. More than likely, we will offer a hybrid approach to schooling. This would mean that some families who are comfortable with distance learning will have this as an option.

I have received inquiries regarding students not advancing to the next grade level. I would like to assure all of you that students will be moved to the next grade level. Please do not let this concern cause you any undue stress. 

Gratefully yours,

Dr. Janet Tufts

Dr. Janet Tufts