Dear HGSD Parents, Staff and Community,                                                     January 29, 2021


As we end the last week of January we continue to be very successful with our efforts to provide in-person instruction.  Thank you for all that you are doing to keep your children safe and healthy.  Our attendance has been steadily improving and that is a direct result of your efforts.  Using the daily screener before sending your child to school is essential to stopping the spread in our buildings. 


As you know, on Monday, we will return to 5 days of in-person instruction at Northview Elementary School and at the Middle School.  The Middle School will NOT have cohorts; all students will attend on Monday, February 1st.  There is still a full virtual option for Northview and Middle School students at this time. 


It is important to note that with this change, specifically at the Middle School, it will be a challenge to maintain proper social distancing.  We have made some modifications to limit group sizes and large gatherings, however it will be a challenge at times.   For this reason, it is essential to use the daily screener before sending your child to school and continuing to follow the mask mandate. 


The High School will remain in the current learning model with 2 cohort groups and flex Wednesdays through February 17th.  There is still a full virtual option for all High School students as well.


We continue to offer free breakfast for students at all three schools. We had a very successful first month of breakfast service. We served 2,201 meals.   Please feel free to take advantage of the great opportunity. 


There will be virtual conferences at the high school on February 24th.   Please look for an upcoming email from the HS office that will have instructions on how to schedule a virtual conference for your son or daughter.  


Thank you all for your continued support of the school district.  Please let us know if you have any questions.



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