From the Superintendent
News From the Superintendent…
Dear HD Community,
We have navigated through 8 weeks of school with a few pauses in our schedule. Parents are to be commended for screening their students prior to bringing or sending them to school. Thank you! Students and staff have adapted well to the daily use of masks and distancing in and around the school building.
We were able to have an abbreviated soccer season that was received very well by our student athletes and parents. Discussions on winter sports have begun, and would most likely not start until after the new year.
The building project is still moving forward with work focused on finishing the gym by mid-December. Many window and room improvements continue to be completed including the science labs and well systems. Work will continue through the winter on the classroom additions, elevator and bus lift bay.
As we head into the winter months please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the conditions. Classes will continue to go outside, weather permitting.
Our main goal is to keep students, staff and school community safe while providing students with the best educational practices. The school has been adapting continually to changing situations with students and families of the district. If you have any questions in regard to academics or school operations, please feel free to reach out to me.
From the Principal
News from the Principal….
As the temperatures get cooler and the days grow shorter we are reminded that winter is right around the corner. This change in the weather also means an increase in the responsibility for students, parents and the school to ensure safety in and out of the building.
Dress for the Season
One of the best ways to prepare for emergencies is to have the proper clothing. As road conditions change there is always a possibility of the bus becoming stuck or not able to operate correctly. Please have students wear a coat, a hat and gloves on the bus. This will provide them warmth as a new bus is sent to their aid or if they are transferred to another bus.
Attendance, Every Day Counts
As we near the end of the first quarter marking period it is important to remember the school’s policy on attendance. Being present is one of the biggest factors in student success—either face-to-face instruction or remote.
If your child is in need of help on how to complete remote learning, please contact Mrs. McQuade, Ms. Foster or Mrs. LaBarge at any time.
Please feel free to contact me at school if you have any concerns or questions.