Hackett Hawks Weekly Update

Update for 5/17 - 5/21

Schedule for the Week & Upcoming Dates

Hello Hackett Families,

Thank you for your continued support and efforts with your students during distance learning and with the return to face-to-face instruction. We truly appreciate each and every one of you. #HackettFamiliesRock

Here are some important dates moving forward:

Week of 5/17 - 5/21

Monday: Instructional Day - Cohort A on campus / Cohort B distance learning

Tuesday: Instructional Day - Cohort A on campus / Cohort B distance learning

Wednesday: No School

Thursday: Instructional Day - Cohort B on campus / Cohort A distance learning

Friday: Instructional Day - Cohort B on campus / Cohort A distance learning

**Cohort A will return to campus on Monday, May 17th

***Cohort B will return to campus on Thursday, May 20th

If you have any questions or need support in any way, please contact the main office at 608-361-2405. Please stay safe and healthy!

-Mr. McReynolds & the Hackett Staff

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Building Updates and Reminders

Hackett families,

We are excited to welcome our students back into the school building as we enter Term 4 of the 2020-21 school year. There are a few important pieces of information below:


Cohort A = In person on Monday/Tuesday; distance learning on Thursday/Friday

Cohort B = distance learning on Monday/Tuesday; in person on Thursday/Friday

Distance Learning = 100% online instruction

*Wednesdays will remain a student catch-up day and teacher professional development day

Daily Screener: There is a daily screener that families will need to complete each morning before sending your child to school. The screener can be accessed through the School District of Beloit App, Skyward Family Access or the district website. Staff will check students at the door prior to entering the building each day.

Start/End time: School begins at 7:45am and ends at 3:00pm

AM Arrival: To ensure proper social distancing and to alleviate congestion, we have assigned each grade level to a designated door for entry each morning. Please drop your student off to the following doors in the morning:

Door 1: 3rd grade (main entrance)

Door 3: 4K/5K (playground)

Door 4: Grades 1 & 2 (playground)

PM Pickup: School dismisses at 3:00pm and all students will be picked up on the playground from their designated lines.

Masks: Masks will be worn at all times while on school grounds except while eating/drinking, or during nap time for 4K students.

Food Service: Breakfast and lunch will be served in the classrooms

Safety Protocols: The following protocols and procedures have been put in place to ensure the safety of students and staff:

-All students and staff will wear masks throughout the day

-Plexiglass has been installed in all classrooms and office spaces

-Social distancing markers have been placed around the school

-All classrooms will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant cleaner

-Custodial staff will clean common areas, bathrooms and high traffic areas hourly

-All students will take a daily health screener prior to entering the building each day

-Grade levels have been assigned bathrooms and have scheduled bathroom breaks

Parents/Families: Parents/families will not be allowed in the building for the remainder of this school year. In addition, masks must be worn at all times while on campus for drop off and/or pick up.

Office/Attendance: If your student needs to leave school early for any reason, please contact the office and a staff member will walk the student out upon your arrival.

Attendance will be taken daily for both in-person students and distance learners. Any absences will need to be reported to the school secretary by calling 608-361-2405.

Please review the enclosed student handbook safety protocol information from the district:

Final Student Letter regarding safety protocols

Student COVID handbook

Thank you,

Ryan McReynolds, Hackett Principal/ Director

Chamari Moore, Assistant Principal/Subdirectora

Cristina Garcia, Building Secretary/Secretaria de edificio

Morning Arrival Details & Videos

Start/End time: School begins at 7:45am and ends at 3:00pm

AM Arrival: To ensure proper social distancing and to alleviate congestion, we have assigned each grade level to a designated door for entry each morning. Please drop your student off to the following doors in the morning:

Door 1: 3rd grade (main entrance)

Door 3: 4K/5K (playground)

Door 4: Grades 1 & 2 (playground)

Please watch the following videos that break down morning arrival into more detail:

[SPANISH] Morning Arrival

Morning Arrival

A Message from Student Services

PBIS Egg Award Winners

Michael Logan, 4K Grunder

Lorena Henderson, 4K Grunder

Luke Hill, K Debroux

Bayleigh Kelly, K Debroux

Iris Lippitt, 1 Hoenig

Dominic Hatch, 1 Hoenig

Jamir Wilson, 1 Hoenig

Ludys Hernandez Siles, 1 Wied

Joshua Caltenco-Aguilar, 1 Wied

Calliope Clobes, 3 Soto Mendoza

My'Sean Billups, 3 Marietta

Ashley Zuniga, 3 DeGeorge

Armando Murrillo, 3 DeGeorge

Torontae Agee, 3 DeGeorge


Children need to experience perseverance. When your children struggle, are you the kind of parent that finds it easier to let them give up? Do you hate to see them falter and fall down so much you stop them from having those learning experiences? We must teach our children perseverance in order for them to be successful in all their endeavors. Those who successfully accomplish what they set out to achieve see mistakes as learning experiences not a dead end!

The first thing we can do as parents is teach perseverance language in the home. Words like “keep trying,” “never give up,” or “you can do it” are essential in developing your children’s belief system. When they do achieve a goal, especially when it has been difficult, always recognize and acknowledge their success. Help them recognize which of their behaviors demonstrated perseverance. Teach them that when they start something, they have committed to its completion. Don’t ever give in to their desire to quit something they started. Make sure they understand what they will have to give up as well as what they will gain through their commitment. Helping children learn to stick with a tough challenge will give them the confidence they need to succeed.

Character Check
Do I stay positive even when I make mistakes?
Do I encourage others not give up and keep trying?
When I am confronted by problems do I work until I solve them?
Am I patient with myself and others when something is hard?

Dinner/Car Discussions
What have you accomplished today that was new for you?
What did you do today to help someone with something they were having a hard time accomplishing?
Tell about a mistake you made today. How did you handle it?
Did you feel like giving up on anything today? If so, what was it?

Welcome Back Videos

Welcome Back Videos

We are so excited that everyone will be back, attending school in the building part-time for 4th Quarter, and the school is ready for you! We still hope you are taking some time to watch our school and district expectations videos. Listed below are our Hackett PBIS videos made for 4th Quarter. Watch these videos with your student to make sure they understand what school will look like. If you find you have questions after watching these, please contact Hackett main office at 608-361-2400.

PBIS Videos in English:

Social Distancing, Hand Washing, Mask Wearing

Lining Up and Recess


Bus Rules, Lockers, Stairs

Morning Arrival

PBIS Videos in Spanish:

Distanciamiento Social, Lavarse las Manos, Máscara Usando

Alineando y Receso

Hora de Comer

Reglas del Autobús, Casilleros, Escalera

Llegada por la Mañana

Folk Farms at Hackett

Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank Pantry

For more information and a calendar of dates and times, visit https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/partner-resources/mobile-pantry-schedule

Or call 608-223-9121


● People’s Church (340 W. Grand Ave.) 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 am

● People’s Church (340 W. Grand Ave.) 4th Tuesday of the month at 10 am


● St. John Vianney Catholic Church (1250 E. Racine St) 1st Monday of the month

○ Registration from 11:30-12:30, Food Distribution from 12:30-2:00 pm

● First Lutheran Church (612 N Randall Ave) 2nd Thursday of the month. 4-6 pm

Any changes to times or locations for mobile pantry distributions will be communicated via our texting service. You will ONLY receive a text notification if there is a change. Text FOODROCK to 47177.

Second Harvest does not require any identification or proof of residency. Bring bags or boxes if possible. They distribute about 60 pounds of food per household.

Speak Up, Speak Out

Created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS), the SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT Resource Center is a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn with important concerns.

SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT allows students, parents, school staff, and community members to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. The SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT Resource Center can respond confidentially and quickly to get help to you or to someone who is hurting or struggling.

Tips can be submitted 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week by telephone, mobile app, or via the SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT website. The phone number to report potential or criminal activity directed at students, school employees and/or schools is 1-800-697-8761. To access the website Tip Line, Click HERE.

For more information, please visit the Speak Up, SpeakOut Website.

Student of the Week Winners!

Here are the "Student of the Week" winners for the week ending on 4/29/2021.

Joshiyah Cowan

4K - Rebout

Janae Robinson

4K - Grunder

Ximena Estrada-Saucedo

4K - Rodriguez

Ramirra Roach


La’Coryion Kimball

5K - Debroux

Elaina Buchanan

1 - Huffman

Jasper Giraldo

1 - Hoenig

Yaretzi Celestino

2 - Mejia

Angel Aquino

3 - DeGeorge

Ruben Catano Fosados

3 - Soto-Mendoza

Camariana Henderson

3 - Marietta

King Gilmore

3 - Mentele

A’Laya Turner

Small group with Mrs. Horvath

Casey Cruz-Trujillo


Alejandro Aguilar


Armani Dubois 3 DLI


Jaxon Barnett


Congratulations to our hardworking Hackett Hawks! We are all proud of your efforts. Keep it up! #HackettStudentsAreAmazing!

Hackett Shoe Tying Club 2020- 2021

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Tech 101 for Families

Please refer to the slideshow below for a brief overview on the iPad and information on accessing certain apps like Clever and Seesaw.

Hackett - How to Access our Apps

Meet your 2020-2021 Hackett Staff!

Click the link below to get a behind the scenes tour of Hackett and meet the staff!

Final Hackett Video.mov

Hackett Hawks Office Contacts

Building Principal - Ryan McReynolds

Assistant Principal - Chamari Moore

Secretary - Cristina Garcia

Social Work - Lori Hall

School Counselor - Shanae Woodward

School Psychologist - Jaden Gorniak

HRA - Mary Anne Bennett