Hackett Hawks Weekly Update
Week of 5/29 - 6/2
Thanks for your continued support in your student's education. We are looking forward to a successful remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.
Here is an overview of the week ahead:
Week of 5/29 - 6/2
Mon- May 29th: No School
Tu- May 30th: School Day; 1 / Field Days Begin
Wed- May 31st: School Day; 2
Thu- June 1st: School Day; 3 / Aramark Family Picnic
Fri- June 2nd: School Day; 4
6/7: BMHS Victory Parade
6/8: Last day for students
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
Morning Arrival Details & Videos
Start/End time: School begins at 7:45am and ends at 3:00pm
AM Arrival: 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:
*All classes are dismissed on the playground at 3:00pm
Early Release Wednesdays
-1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm
-No after school care on site
There are no more early release dates for the school year.
Click link for detailed school calendar:
All visitors must sign in the front office & be ready to present an ID (Raptor System)
Teacher meetings require an appointment and must be made in advance due to student safety and focus on learning
After School Care Options
The YMCA is partnering with the elementary schools to offer after school care at several of the elementary schools. The YMCA after school program hours will be: School Dismissal - 6 p.m. Grades: 4K - 1st
Contact: Aleasha Delgado at 608-365-2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org Our After School Enrichment Program serves school-aged children with a variety of fun and educational activities designed to help our young learners. Be sure to let the YMCA know you are from Converse if you choose to sign-up. Registration forms are able to be filled out on line for enrollment and can be emailed back. Paperwork can also be dropped off at the Y. There is a registration fee to hold your spot.
Boys and Girls Club - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Graders (ages 6 and up)
Please contact the Stateline Boys and Girls Club at 608-365-8874
Summer School 2023
Online and in-person registration for our Summer School program begins on Friday, April 28.
Students in 4k-8th grade will attend Fruzen Intermediate and will have two, three-week sessions:
Session 1: June 20 to July 7 (no summer school July 3rd and 4th)
Session 2: July 11 to July 28 (no summer school on July 10th)
Here is a link to learn more and to register your student: LINK
School District Reconfiguration Update from Dr. Garrison
At the Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Board of Education meeting, the Board unanimously voted to approve the reconfiguration of our schools for the 2023-2024 school year to 3K through 5th grade elementary schools, 6th grade through 8th grade middle schools, and a continuation of a 9th through 12th grade high school.
The vote by our School Board reinforces the feedback received from our families, students, staff, and community that this reconfiguration is needed.
For the 2023-2024 school year, our current third-grade students will remain in their elementary school. Our current 4th grade students will return to our elementary school buildings. Conversations and meetings surrounding the transition and reconfiguration of our middle schools will begin next week. You will receive information from your child’s principal and our district on the upcoming meetings. I am committed to transparent and timely communication that includes feedback and input from our students, families, and community.
Thank you for your continued support of our district, our schools, and your child(ren)’s education. We are better together than we are apart.
Health Room Updates
There is a significant increase in upper respiratory illnesses in Wisconsin. Fortunately, it is more flu- related than COVID, and the flu vaccine has shown to be effective. However, we would still like to share resources to lower the spread of COVID by ensuring people are getting tested.
Wisconsinites can order free at home rapid COVID-19 tests and have them delivered directly to their home. All Wisconsin households are eligible to place an order every month on the Say Yes! COVID Test website for one free test kit that contains five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Households can place an order for test kits starting the 1st of every month, including households that have already received an initial order of test kits since the launch of this program in September.
2023 Family Picnic
Care Solace - New Mental Health Partnership
It goes without saying that the School District of Beloit is committed to the well being of our students, staff and families to create a safe and healthy learning environment. In support of this ongoing commitment, I am very excited to announce our partnership with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care for our school community.
Care Solace is a mental health coordination provider that helps individuals quickly connect with verified mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. This service is designed to work alongside the district’s multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and to help schools triage and support student mental health needs and provide confidential wraparound resources. Their multilingual Care Companion team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year to connect students, staff and families to carefully verified providers in our community. The Care Solace navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to provide a match with therapists and programs based on insurance, location, mental health concerns, and other parameters, regardless of income level.
Students, staff and families may access this no-cost service in two ways:
Call (888) 515-0595 or email email@example.com to speak with someone from the concierge team, or
Visit this custom link on theSDB website
Social Emotional Learning - Monthly Focus on Perseverance
Every month we focus on learning about a different character trait at Hackett Elementary. This month is all about Perseverance. One way to think about Perseverance is “pushing yourself through challenges and obstacles.” We all experience challenges in our lives. We all have moments when we feel like we can’t do it or that we want to give up on a big task. It is important to develop skills that help us work through those challenges in order to grow in those moments instead of giving up. Perseverance is 1 of 3 traits we will focus on throughout the year that helps students Be Strong. Throughout the school, students will be developing skills like focusing, organizing, and goal-setting.
Attached are the Family Connection Newsletters for each grade. You can take a look at what your child’s grade is learning and working on this month. There is information on the newsletters for families to practice the skills and support what the students are learning at school.
4K Newsletter: perseverance_prek_family_newsletter.pdf
Kindergarten Newsletter: perseverance_kinder_family_newsletter.pdf
Grade 1 Newsletter: perseverance_grade1_family_newsletter.pdf
Grade 2 Newsletter: perseverance_grade2_family_newsletter.pdf
Grade 3 Newsletter: perseverance_grade3_family_newsletter.pdf
Información de Aprendizaje Socioemocional
Cada mes nos enfocamos en aprender sobre un rasgo de carácter diferente en Hackett Elementary. Este mes tiene que ver con la Perseverancia. Una forma de pensar en la perseverancia es “empujarse a sí mismo a través de desafíos y obstáculos”. Todos experimentamos desafíos en nuestras vidas. Todos tenemos momentos en los que sentimos que no podemos hacerlo o que queremos renunciar a una gran tarea. Es importante desarrollar herramientas que nos ayuden a superar esos desafíos para crecer en esos momentos en lugar de rendirnos. La perseverancia es uno de los tres rasgos en los que nos centraremos durante todo el año que ayuda a los estudiantes a Ser Fuertes. A lo largo de la escuela, los estudiantes desarrollarán habilidades como enfocarse, organizarse y establecer metas.
Se adjuntan los Boletines de Family Connection para cada grado. Puede ver lo que la clase de su hijo está aprendiendo y trabajando este mes. Hay información en los boletines para que las familias practiquen las habilidades y apoyen lo que los estudiantes están aprendiendo en la escuela.
4K Boletin: perseverance_prek_family_newsletter_esp.pdf
Kinder Boletin: perseverance_kinder_family_newsletter_esp.pdf
Grado 1 Boletin: perseverance_grade1_family_newsletter_esp.pdf
Grado 2 Boletin: perseverance_grade2_family_newsletter_esp.pdf
Grado 3 Boletin: perseverance_grade3_family_newsletter_esp.pdf
4K Registration is Open
4K Registration Now Open
4K is full-day programs taught by DPI certified teachers. SDB uses fun, engaging, hands-one learning to prepare students for their future education. The daily activities develop early math and reading skills while cultivating their language and cognitive skills. Art, music and PE is integrated into the school day. Our social emotional curriculum fosters positive social skills, self image and citizenship. Dual-Language Immersion is an option for 4K families. Students must be 4 by September to be eligible for enrollment.
For more information visit our 4K program page link.
Here is the link for new student enrollment website
Online student enrollment link direct digital link to register
If you have any questions about enrolling you can call 608- 361-4023.
Partnership with Beloit Community Health Systems
We are excited to announce that the School District of Beloit will be partnering with Beloit Community Health Systems (CHS) to provide onsite health services to our students. CHS will be based out of the High School and will see students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please help me get the word out by including the following in your family newsletters:
Starting September 13th, the School District will expand our partnership with Beloit Community Health Systems (CHS) to provide onsite health care to students. Families should call (608) 361-0311 to set up an appointment at the High School. If they are established patients, they can schedule through their link. Parents/guardians need not be present for the appointment of a High Schooler as long as consents are signed when setting up the appointment. Intermediate and Elementary students will need to have a parent/guardian with them at any scheduled appointment. CHS will be onsite Tuesdays from 1-4pm and Thursdays from 8:00-12pm.
Community Hub Events & Free COVID testing
May Specials Schedule
SDB Child Find Appointments
*Reminder, these appointments are for children ages 2-5, not already enrolled in a school program, that may not be meeting developmental milestones. The district's child find appointments are held monthly, October - April. Parents/Guardians are able to make appointments by calling Wendy Porter.
Please Welcome Dr. Garrison to the District & SDB Family
Dr. Garrison Open House: Meet and Greet
We are hosting an Open House for Dr. Garrison, so that our families, students, and staff have an opportunity to meet Dr. Garrison. This is a great opportunity to say hello, get to know Dr. Garrison better, and celebrate his arrival.
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.
Hackett Hawks Office Contacts
Assistant Principal - Chamari Moore
Secretary - Ashley Hereford
Social Work - Lori Hall
School Counselor - Shanae Woodward
School Psychologist - Jaden Gorniak
HRA - Mary Anne Bennett
Location: 625 8th Street, Beloit, WI, USA