Huskie Highlights

Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

The Week of October 19th-23rd

Peek at the Week

Monday, October 19th

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Tuesday, October 20th

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Wednesday, October 21st

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Thursday, October 22nd

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Smencils Sale/PAWS Drawing

Friday, October 23rd

*Virtual Learning Day for Team Hemlock & Team Huskies

End of 1st Marking Period


This was our eighth week of the 2020-2021 school year.

We can currently state that there are no reports of new Covid-19 cases from our eighth week back at school.

We remain cautiously optimistic that we can continue this trend but need everyone to do their part by completing daily health screeners, keeping sick children home, and following the 3 W's: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.

As a school district, we will continue to follow our return to learn plan, guidance from the health department, Michigan Department of Education, and other oversight that we have been provided.

We know every day can be hectic, getting ready for school, and would encourage your child to utilize our free breakfast and lunch for all program.

Each week we have seen a trend of more and more virtual students return to face-to-face instruction. Our rate of face-to-face students remains relatively the same at slightly less than 90% +/-.

We encourage you to watch our sports teams utilizing our streaming network. Tomorrow night our undefeated Varsity Football team will be on the road against the Millington Cardinals.

It has truly been a team effort to successfully get to this point; our staff and teachers have made the impossible look easy and I need to make sure everyone understands; it's not easy.

Our goal is to be back in school five days a week; at this time, we continue to review our format and will continue remote Friday's on October 23rd and 30th. There will be a calendar shared in my next weekly update to get us through the remainder of 2020.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 989.642.5282.

All the best,

Don Killingbeck, Supt.

The following are lessons learned from this week.

  1. Our students are resilient.
  2. Our students are still very excited to be back at school.
  3. Our staff and teachers have made this look too easy (it's not).
  4. Working together, we can accomplish anything.

Show your school pride with new Huskie gear!

Thank you for supporting our Huskies! Orders are expected to be delivered to the school on or after November 11th. Click on the following link to place your order:

Please be sure you receive an email confirmation after placing your order to be sure it was processed. There are NO returns/exchanges on custom online apparel.

Please email Erin Clayton with questions,


If you have any questions about sizing on a product, please contact us before placing your order.

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Athletic Department Fundraiser

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A Collaboration with Shutterfly

Do you frequently order from Shutterfly? By using this storefront, our schools will automatically earn 8% on all Shutterfly and Tiny Prints products. Please be sure to use this link on your next order and share it with family and friends!

Bus Riders

Just a friendly reminder per regulations and protocols, all students riding school transportation need to wear a mask to get on the bus and while riding. #wecandothis #bettertogether #huskietastic #since1863

Hemlock Learning Hub

Looking for more information from your student's teachers? You can find it on the Hemlock Hub. Click the link below.

Classroom Birthday Treats

At this time, we will not be allowing classroom birthday treats. The teachers will recognize your child in the classroom and his/her birthday will be announced over the PA. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times.

Happy Birthday!

10/19 Amelia Stevenson

10/20 Isabelle Hudecek, Bram Reidsma

10/21 Preston Tausch

10/22 Silas Fleming

10/23 Rachel Coulson

10/24 Bryson Shepherd

10/25 Caleb Prokopp