Hadfield School

April 3, 2020

Message from Mr. Busch

Hadfield Families,

I hope you are well, and staying healthy. As we are all adjusting and adapting to learning from home, I wanted to provide a few tips and reminders to help support you and your student.


  • Do the best you can! If you are feeling overwhelmed, unsure, or need help, please reach out to school staff. Our goal throughout the school closure is to continue to provide learning opportunities to our students and to support families.

  • Students have work to complete everyday! This work is usually found in your student’s Google Classroom.

  • Attendance is taken every day. This is based on student interaction with their teacher, submission of assignments, or access to online learning tools such as Dreambox or RazKids.

  • If technology is not working well for you or you are struggling to log into the different Apps, that is ok! Let us know, and we may be able to help remotely or come up with other options. If you do not have internet access, let us know too! There are several companies offering free access.

  • Teachers are available! School staff can be reached via email, by calling their school phones, or messaging via WebEx.


Thank you for your continued support and understanding during our school closure! We appreciate the efforts you are making to support learning from home. Again, if you have any questions, or needs support, please feel free to contact me or any school staff member!


Sincerely,


Mr. Busch


NO SCHOOL

There is no school on Friday April 10th or Monday April 13th.
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This Week in Music

This week, students participated in the first Song of the Week challenge as part of their work in music. The song was our school song, Teach Me How to Husky! Students met with Ms. Miller on Monday morning to practice or watched the song on their own. Once they mastered the song, they were able to go into Flipgrid app to make their own performance video. Join us next week for a new challenge!


Teach Me How To Husky Video

Morning Annoucements

Each morning, Mr. Busch will share morning announcements via a YouTube video. Currently, the link is accessible through the classroom teachers’ Google Classroom. The announcements will include reminders for the day, a few samples of students work, and coming soon, the Pledge of Allegiance. The videos are short, but can be a helpful way to start the day.


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Spirit Month

Spirit Month will continue at Hadfield even during virtual learning. Spirit Month will have a different theme for every Wednesday of the month. Please email me a picture of yourself or your family if you would like to share. Pictures will be posted on our Facebook page and in the Parent Newsletters. Send pictures to lroth@waukesha.k12.wi.us



April 8th - Pajama Day

April 15th - Baseball Day - wear your favorite shirt or hat

April 22nd - It's Earth Day - wear green an blue

April 29th - Purple Day - wear purple to support our military and their families

Students Working Hard From Home

Each newsletter we will be featuring student work. Everyone at Hadfield is so proud of our students and families for learning so quickly how to be a virtual learner. Great job!

Stay Connected

Now more than ever we need to stay connected. If your phone number or email has changed please call me at 262-970-1505 or email me at lroth@waukesha.k12.wi.us with the updated information. Please check your email regularly so that you are up to date with all Hadfield news. Check out our Facebook and Twitter @HadfieldHuskies pages for any updates.

Waukesha Community Resources During COVID-19

Clck HERE for these for helpful Waukesha resources.

COVID19 Parent Tips

Our Student Services team created a short guide with ideas of how to talk to your child about COVID 19, and a few ideas for things to do at home.

Covid 19 Parent Tips

Waukesha School District Parent Resources

The School District of Waukesha website has ongoing updates related to COVID 19. The site also includes helpful links for technology logins, Apps, and general troubleshooting.

Parent Resources / Parent Resources

Show Your Support

Show your support for our essential workers by cutting out hearts and putting them in your front window.
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Yankee Candle Fundraiser

The PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is still going to continue with just a few changes. There are two ways to submit your orders. You can order online following the online directions and set up an account to have your orders shipped directly to you. See the graphic for details. The second way is to drop off your order along with payment to Amanda Kuspa at 123 Columbia Avenue Waukesha. If you are going to drop an order off please put it in the mail slot and send Amanda a message that you dropped it off. Her contact information is 262-894-3001 or amandakuspa@gmail.com.
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Playworks

Playworks is offering families their Play at Home guide to all families. This includes a lot of games and activities kids can do from home.


Internet Access

Here are some resources being offered across the country, depending on your provider:

Spectrum: Will offer free access to broadband for 60 days to households with K-12 and / or college students. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

AT&T: Removing data caps associated with their wireless and wired connections (see “Customer Offers”)

Comcast: Increases access and speeds to their Internet Essentials Program ($10 / month broadband); new families get 60 days free.

T-mobile: Hotspot loan programs made available to K-12 districts ($20 / month for unlimited data; $0 device).

Utilities

Utilities temporarily can’t be disconnected: “the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) directed water, electric, and natural gas utilities to cease disconnecting residential service for nonpayment until the state public health emergency has been lifted. Additionally, utilities must make reasonable attempts to reconnect service to an occupied dwelling that has been disconnected.”