Principal's Message

“Bulldog Country”


Hemet High School

41701 East Stetson Ave., Hemet, CA 92544 (951)765-5150

Welcome Bulldog Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the recent California Department of Public Health Order for Riverside County, we will open the school year in a fully online learning model beginning August 17, 2020. Although we are all experiencing multiple changes due to COVID-19, we want to assure you that as we begin our school year in an Online Learning Model, our staff is committed to establishing and nurturing lasting connections, delivering high quality instruction, and providing necessary support for every student. It is our hope to continue to build and foster relationships with our Hemet High families, so together we can ensure academic and social emotional growth in all students.

As we plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that: every child, every day is finding a way to feel connected, every child, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences, and every child, every day knows they have a champion they can turn to.

Spring of 2020 has challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways and required our champions to champion from afar.  What I have most learned through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to Hemet HS, the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow and overall, appreciation for the little things in life. What I MOST appreciate about Hemet is how even under circumstances we have never experienced we are still a learning and caring community. 

Normal is such a simple word and it is our goal at Hemet HS to not only find our new normal, but to use this time as a learning experience that will forever impact the learning environment of Hemet HS.  Every week there are new types of learning experiences teachers are piloting and much of what is learned will continue to be used in the future.  Our fall may not be “normal,” but our learning will not only continue, but it will thrive.  We can’t wait to move on to the next phase of learning under Covid-19 and we know, all returning and new students to Hemet HS will be welcomed with open arms (from 6 feet away) to our community - we will continue to grow!      

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards so that there will be no shortage of opportunities for your student to feel challenged on a daily basis with high quality instruction and have a wide variety of options to get connected to their school and fellow students.  Champions come in all shapes and sizes, and at any point in time. There will be champions by your student every day, with relationships built over time, but some champions just appear when you need them the most.

Together, we will continue to build on our prior successes and dedicate ourselves to moving the school forward in a positive direction by providing the highest quality education for every student. I would like to thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times. Most importantly, we want you to know that we miss our students and are working hard to provide them with meaningful connections and relevant instruction. Welcome back Bulldogs!


Emily Shaw, Ed.D.