Parent Letter 11.20
Chris Peterson
Friday, November 20, 2020

Dear HGSD Parents, Staff and Community,                                                  November 20th, 2020

 

Thank you for your diligence and stamina during this phase of virtual learning.  As we conclude the week, we are looking forward to returning on November 30th.  We believe that the best way for students to learn is in-person.  While virtual learning is not ideal or what we prefer, it is helping to keep our students and staff safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.  I am including some useful tips that may help with virtual learning:  TIPS: HGSD Virtual/Hybrid Learning

As the weather turns colder, more activities –both in and out of school – will move indoors, bringing increased opportunities for exposure and the transmission of colds, flu and COVID-19.  As we navigate through the holidays, how we gather, the activities we choose to host and/or attend, the things we choose to do, and the places we choose to go will all affect our ability to provide in-person learning.  I cannot emphasize enough how very important the choices we make will be during the next two months.  I have included a link with some tips for the holidays:  TIPS FOR SAFER CELEBRATIONS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

Northview:

Northview Elementary School continues virtual learning November 23 through November 25.  We are planning for a return to in-person learning on Monday, November 30.

 

Middle School:

All three days next week are virtual learning days for the MS. We will return to the Hybrid schedule on Nov. 30th with Cohort 1 attending in person Monday and Tuesday, while Cohort 2 students attend virtually. Cohort 2 students will attend in person Thursday and Friday, while Cohort 1 students attend virtually. Wednesday, December 2nd will be an all virtual, flex day. 

 

High School:

Next week will be virtual learning at the HS with November 23rd a B day, November 24th is an A day, and November 25th a B day.   The HS will return to a Hybrid schedule on Monday November 30th with Cohort 1 in person and Cohort 2 in virtual learning.   November 30th will be an A day at the HS and we will be back to a “normal” hybrid schedule with Wednesday December 2nd returning to a Flex day of instruction for students and staff.

 

We will continue to provide free bag lunches for any individual in the district who is 18 years old or under. Bag lunches can be picked up between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in the high school commons area (inside the high school foyer).  This is a grab and go set up, so individuals will not be able to eat on campus.  On Wednesday, November 25th, we will have limited EXTRA bags of food for any family in need, provided by the Sheboygan County Food Bank.  There will be no food pick up on November 26th or 27th.    

 

Please be safe. Working together, we will make a positive difference for our children.  Please reach out to us if you have questions. 

 

Sincerely,

Chris Peterson, Scott Fritz, Heather Zizis, Jason Cole, Josh Swanson, and Tracy Bandt