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Israel Hernandez


Welcome to Hayward high school!

My name is Israel Hernandez and I was born and raised in Salinas, California, and graduated from Salinas High School in 2005. From there, I went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where I majored in English Literature and minored in Education. I also graduated from the Multicultural, Urban, and Secondary English (MUSE) program at Berkeley's Graduate School of Education. I have been teaching at Hayward High school since 2015. What I love best about teaching is that I get to learn more about my students through written and artistic expression. In my spare time, I enjoy running, watching hockey, playing video games, and spending time with my loved ones. 

Period Course
Period 1 English 10 P (Puente)
Period 2 Puente Elective 10 P
Period 3 English 10 H
Period 4 English 10 H
Period 5 Prep
Period 6 Puente Elective 12 P



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I'm a student. Where do I go for class?

A: Google Classroom will be used as our classroom. This means assignments, materials, and Zoom links will be posted there, so it is important for all students to join the class. Students can log in to their Google Classroom (student access only) by using the corresponding Google Classroom code (see above).


Q: What should I do if I need a device to access the internet?

A: Students without access to a device or internet should contact me immediately. My e-mail is


Q: I'm a Parent and need to see my student's grades. How can I do that?

A: For daily progress, Parents are encouraged to speak with their students to access Google Classroom. Please click this link if you need more help accessing grades via your specific device.

Official term grades and attendance can be accessed via the Infinite Campus Portal.


Q: I have a question not listed here. Can you help me with that?

A: I'll do my best! Please e-mail me at and I will do my best to assist you.



Israel Hernandez
English & Puente Teacher
Room: C-7
Ext: 61223

Need additional help?

Office Hours are great for additional help with class. I am available to meet via Zoom on 

Mondays: 2:30-3:15pm

Thursdays: 1:30-2:15pm

Fridays: 1:30-2:00pm

Click the bell below to schedule an appointment.

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