Hackett Hawks Weekly Update

Update for the Week of 1/25 - 1/29

Schedule for the Week & Upcoming Dates to Know

Hello Hackett Families,

Thank you for your continued support and efforts with your students during distance learning. We truly appreciate each and every one of you. #HackettFamiliesRock

Here are some important dates moving forward:

Week of 1/25 - 1/29

Monday: Instructional Day; Term 3 begins

Tuesday: Instructional Day

Wednesday: No School - Student Work Day

Thursday: Instructional Day

Friday: Instructional Day; Report Cards sent home; PTO Movie Night 6pm

Looking ahead

2/2 & 2/4: Parent-Teacher Conferences

2/8 - 2/9: February Supply Distribution

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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Term 3 Update

Update from Dr. Keyser:

The Board of Education unanimously voted to remain in Distance Learning through Term 3, which ends on March 26. The Board of Education has asked my leadership team and me to provide a comprehensive plan for the start of Term 4, which begins on April 6.

You can access the Board of Education meeting agendas, upcoming meeting dates and times, and much more on the Board of Education Webpage.

Sessions, Schedules & Attendance

Teachers will be offering live teaching throughout the day in different sessions to offer more flexibility for families. If you are unable to attend the live recordings, they will be recorded and uploaded to Seesaw to view when convenient for your family. In addition, teachers will hold office hours to answer questions. Students only need to attend 1 session per day.

Instruction will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with Wednesdays being designated for a student catch-up day and also a teacher professional development day.

Daily attendance will be taken and all subjects will be graded, with regular grading, on the report cards. The expectation is that all students are attending 1 session per day, which includes reading, math, science/social studies and special for the day.

If your child is sick, has an appointment, or will not be attending, please communicate this with your child's teacher or the main office (608-361-2405).

A Message from Student Services

About Seasonal Affective Disorder- People with SAD usually have symptoms of depression as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter. Even if people do not have true SAD, many people experience the “winter blues”. If your child seems down or depressed, here are some suggestions to help relieve these symptoms:

  • Encourage your child to get plenty of exercise and to spend time outdoors. Take a daily walk together.

  • Find quality time. Spend a little extra time with your child — nothing special, just something like watching a movie or sharing a snack together. Your company and caring are important and provide a sense of connection.

  • Be patient. Don't expect symptoms to go away immediately. Remember that low motivation, low energy, and low mood are part of depression — it's unlikely that your child will respond cheerfully to your efforts to help.

  • Help with homework. You may have to help your child organize assignments or complete work. Explain that concentration problems are part of depression and that things will get better. Kids may not realize this and worry that they're incapable of doing the work.

  • Help your child to eat right. Encourage your child to avoid loading up on simple carbohydrates and sugary snacks. Provide plenty of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

  • Establish a sleep routine. Encourage your child to stick to a regular bedtime every day.

  • Take it seriously. Don't put off evaluation if you suspect your child is depressed. If you would like help or more information, please contact one of Hackett’s Student Services members.

  • Shanae Woodward, School Counselor 608-313-4452 swoodward@sdb.k12.wi.us

  • Jaden Gorniak, School Psychologist 608-313-4207 jgorniak@sdb.k12.wi.us
  • Lori Hall, School Social Worker (se habla español) 608-313-4003 lhall@sdb.k12.wi.us

We miss you all! Stay safe and stay healthy, and we’ll see you soon!

Mrs. Hall

Mrs. Gorniak

Mrs. Woodward

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Free Thermometer? Yes please!

Kinsa is on a mission to stop the spread of illness! Learn more at kinsahealth.co. FLUency is

Kinsa’s school health program. For the past five years, FLUency has partnered with sponsors to

provide parents free thermometers and a smartphone app to help detect and respond to

spreading illnesses. This year, participation in FLUency matters more than ever to keep your

school community healthy!

Sign up now to receive your

FREE smart thermometer

If you haven’t ordered yours yet, now’s your chance!

Text FLUENCY to 900900! Open the link to

download the free Kinsa app.*

Finish signing up with our school in the

Kinsa app to get your free thermometer!

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 1/21/21.

Kiyah Taylor

4K - Rebout

Kyleigh Taylor

4K - Grunder

Antonique Smith

4K - Rodriguez

Jahziel Vargas


Bruce Varney

5K - Debroux

Ayden Gordillo Hebble & Aleisa Culin Moreno

5K-Ruch & Chavez

Desean Little

1 - Huffman

Anniyah Pinson

1 - Hoenig

Oscar Romero

1 DLI - Glosemeyer & Wied

Casey Cruz-Trujillo

2 - Champion

Armani Dubois

3 - DeGeorge

Monse (Breny) Rodriguez Rodas

3 - Soto-Mendoza

Jamar Jones

3 - Marietta

A’Laya Turner

3 - Mentele

Adrianna Smith 3 Mentele


Joel Santiago Marinez 2DLI


Zayden Fox - KDe


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!

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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