Hastings Elementary School

Writing Success Stories One Student at a Time

A Note From Our Principal

  • Dear Hastings Families, 

    As you know, our school facilities are closed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, Dallas County has issued a shelter-in-place order that starts Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The shelter-in-place order has limited exemptions for essential services, such as schools serving grab-and-go lunches as we are at four campuses. Even with our doors closed, we’re still here for you and have been developing tools for continuing to educate students.

      

    Over the weekend, the district launched a Learning At Home website to offer digital learning tools for students in all grades, as well as some options for offline academic experiences for our students in Pre-K through 6th grade. As our teachers get settled into their new normal of teaching remotely, you will begin to hear more specifics for your student. 

     

    I recognize that you’ll need support as we co-teach students through this unique journey. As this health crisis continues to evolve, I believe that we can offer some stability for your family by keeping your student focused on their academic goals. 

     

    I know that you will have questions. As decisions are made and information is released, we will get that to you as quickly as possible. We are moving through a new way of teaching and learning and I appreciate your patience and grace. Finally, please tell your students that we miss them and look forward to seeing them when we're able to do so. 

     

    Sincerely, 

    Wendy Tate

     

    Principal, Hastings Elementary

     

     

     

    Estimadas familias de Hastings,

     

    Como saben, nuestras instalaciones escolares están cerradas hasta nuevo aviso debido a la pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19). Además, el condado de Dallas emitió una orden de resguardarse que comienza el martes 24 de marzo del 2020. La orden de resguardarse tiene exenciones limitadas para los servicios esenciales, como los planteles que sirven almuerzos para llevar, como lo estamos haciendo en cuatro escuelas. Aunque nuestras puertas esten cerradas, todavía estamos aquí para usted y hemos estado creando herramientas para continuar educando a nuestros estudiantes.

     

    Durante el fin de semana, el distrito lanzó una página de internet de Aprendizaje en casa,  ‘Learning At Home’ para ofrecerle herramientas de aprendizaje digital para estudiantes de todos los grados, así como algunas opciones de experiencias académicas que no requieren tecnología para nuestros estudiantes de Pre-K a 6to grado. A medida que nuestros maestros se acostumbren a su nueva normalidad de enseñanza remotamente, comenzará a escuchar más detalles para su estudiante.

     

    Reconozco que necesitará apoyo mientras co-enseñamos a los estudiantes durante esta jornada única. Aunque esta crisis de salud continúa evolucionando, creo que podemos ofrecer algo de estabilidad para su familia al mantener a su estudiante enfocado en sus objetivos académicos.

     

    Sé que tendrás preguntas. A medida que se tomen decisiones y tengamos información, se la enviaremos lo más rápido posible. Estamos navegando a través de una nueva forma de enseñar y aprender, pore so les agradezco su gracia y paciencia. Finalmente, dígales a nuestros estudiantes que los extrañamos y esperamos verlos cuando podamos hacerlo.

     

    Sinceramente,

    Wendy Tate

    Directora

    Hastings Elementary

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School Information

  • Campus Administrators

    Wendy Simpson
    Wendy Simpson-Tate, Principal

    ms. hall

    Latonya Hall, Asst. Principal

    School Address
    602 W Center St

    Duncanville 75116
    p. 972-708-2800
    f. 972-708-2828

    Mission Statement

    At Hastings Elementary, we are growing successful students to become leaders, lifelong learners, and contributing members of society.

     

    Vision Statement

    Igniting a growth mindset by building relationships and empowering the whole child socially, emotionally, and academically.

     

    School Colors
    Navy and White

    School Mascot
    Huskies

    Configuration
    Pre-K - Fourth Grade

    School Hours
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

School History

  • William Lee Hastings Elementary was opened in 1968, with additions in 1975 and 1980 and renovations in 2004.  The school was named for William Lee Hastings, Jr., the son of a former board member.  The school serves grades PK-4.

    William Lee Hastings
    William Lee Hastings was born on October 21, 1918 in the Duncanville Community. He was part of the first graduating class from Duncanville High School in 1936. He earned his bachelors degree from Texas A&M in 1940, and entered the US Army during World War II. Lt. Hastings was killed in action on June 22, 1944 during the Normandy Invasion in France. His name is inscribed on the Duncanville Memorial monument.

    Mr. Hastings's family owned the land between the railroad tracks and Cedar Ridge, including the portion where the elementary school that was named in his honor is located.

    - This information from The History of Duncanville, Texas, compiled by the Duncanville Historical Commission 1976.

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