Dear HGSD Parents, Staff and Community,                                                                     February 26th, 2021

I hope that everyone is enjoying the day off and the warmer weather.  It has been a very exciting week for Howards Grove.  Our girls’ basketball team is competing at the STATE BASKETBALL Tournament today.  Their first game is at 2:10 pm against Lake Mills.  If the girls win, they will play in the championship game at 8:15 tonight. 

Where to Watch:

The entire State Girls Basketball Tournament will be aired live on the State Television Network

stations and streamed live on the network stations’ websites. The stations on the State Television

Network are: WKOW | WAOW | WXOW | WQOW | WYOW | WMOWWCWF CW-14 | KBJR-MY9 | WMLW

Good Luck to our Lady TIGERS!

Referendum:  We will be hosting two informational meetings in the Howards Grove Center for the Arts Auditorium.  The meetings will be held on Tuesday March 2nd and Monday March 22nd. Both of these meetings will be from 5:30-6:30 pm.

The Middle School will be open on the following Wednesdays for tours of the facility:

March 3rd and March 10th from 5-6 pm

March 17th and March 24th from 6-7 pm

These tours will be semi-guided and give you an opportunity to see the current issues in our Middle School.

Masks and social distancing will be required.

You can also find information on the district Website under the REFERENDUM INFORMATION tab.

We continue to see great things happening in our schools and our attendance at each building remains strong. Our low absenteeism is a direct result in your efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued diligence and stamina in fighting this Pandemic. Please continue to use the daily screener for you child(ren) before sending them to school.

The Howards Grove High School will return to 5 days of instruction per week starting on Monday, March 1st.   The hybrid model will be discontinued and all high school students should report to school on Monday, March 1st.  There is still a full virtual option available for all students in all three buildings; however, we strongly urge families to consider sending your child(ren) to school.  The virtual option should only be used as an option for those families with medical issues or those who chose the full third quarter virtual option.  The virtual option is not available for intermittent attendance or vacations.  The virtual option will also be used when a student or classroom needs to be in quarantine due to COVID-19.

Also, beginning the week of March 1st, through April 1st, all Wednesdays will be half days for students. Dismissal times for all Middle and High School students will be at 12:15 and Northview will dismiss at 1:15. These times were selected to ensure that every child has the opportunity to have lunch.

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

Sincerely,

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