April 2020 HHASD Newsletter

Inspire. Persevere. Grow.

District Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe, challenging, student-centered learning environment focused on preparing students for their future through supportive parent, staff, and community partnerships.

Make sure your volume is on!

Srta. Lewis Sings!

You may remember Srta. Lewis from our October Newsletter (https://www.smore.com/kh91f). Well, here she is again. This time she shares her beautiful talents with us as we navigate the new normal. We hope this starts your month of April off well, and lets you know that even though we aren't face-to-face at this time, you are never far from our thoughts and our hearts. Take care HHASD family!
I wrote a quarantine song

National History Day!

March started off with 64 Richfield students participating in the National History Day Regional Event on the UW Milwaukee Campus . All the students did a great job representing themselves and the school. Several students did exceptional jobs and will advance onto State.

These students are:

Lindsey R. and Josh K. in the group documentary category for their presentation on Father Groppi.

In the group performance category, we had:

Mason W., Erica S., and JP L. for their project on the Federalist Papers; and Zach H., Charles D., and Dominic C. for their project on the Scopes Trials.

Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to Riya who spelled her way to 25th out of 150 spellers at the Scripps State Spelling Bee on Saturday 3/7/2020.

Read Across America Week

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Staff News

Baby Thurin Arrived!

Instructional Coach Ms. Thurin and one of our athletic coaches, Mr. Thurin welcomed their second son! He is absolutely perfect. Mom, baby, and the whole family are doing well.

Gerilyn "Geri" Waszak

Gerilyn "Geri" S. Waszak, one of our retired paraprofessionals, passed away in Jackson, WI quietly in her sleep early morning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Geri was born on July 3, 1953, in Waukesha, WI to Alexander and Lucille Yuhas. She is survived by her children Tony Schultz and Gary Schultz. She is preceded in death by her husband Randy Waszak along with her parents and siblings.

She will be remembered for her can-do work ethic and fire like personality. In her last years she enjoyed working with children at Richfield Elementary and Middle School as a paraprofessional for children of special needs. Geri enjoyed her hobbies of watching her neighbor’s pets and gardening.

Action Items Approved

At our March Board meeting the following actions were taken:

  • Our Food Service Contract with HUHS was approved for next year. And, the board approved of the contract with the addition of a Garden Bar for next year! The garden bar will provide additional options, such as fruits and vegetables.
  • The Curriculum Review Process was approved. This is done annually. Curriculum updates for next year include Spanish and Math.
  • The Special Education Procedures Handbook was approved. This is based on DPIs recommended handbook.
  • The Summer 2020 Maintenance Projects were approved. This includes the following: FLES (LED marquee, new gym water fountains, boilers, windows and roofing in the 1958 wing); RMS (classroom remodel, relocate gas pipes on roof, drainage on East side of the building, library bookshelves, fencing, stair tread replacement, exterior gym doors, kitchen wall finishing and equipment, roof patching); Districtwide: (grandmaster key system).
  • Agreements were extended with the Erin and Herman-Neosho-Rubicon School Districts in order to continue our Director of Pupil Services and School Psychologist partnerships.
  • Several Policies were adopted. These will be added to the website in the near future.

Open Enrollment Program

Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Public school open enrollment program in Wisconsin allows parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside. The regular open enrollment application period for the 2020-21 school year begins on February 3, 2020, and ends at 4:00 pm on April 30, 2020. The best way to apply is online, the online application is available at https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment during the application period.

The Holy Hill Area School District School Board will review enrollment numbers and approve the number of open seats for the 2020-2021 school year at the January board meeting.

Director's Corner

Click the button above to read about the minimum required immunizations according to the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law.

Forward Testing Update!

On Monday, March 23, 2020 Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson informed all districts in the State of Wisconsin that the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) received approval to implement a waiver allowing districts to be exempt from having to implement state testing this school year. All federal requirements are waived for the state including the Holy Hill Area School District effective immediately. The DPI continues to work with Governor Evers’ office and legislature to address the state statutory requirements of testing and accountability. Due to the school closures and the evolving COVID-19 situation, it is not possible to administer the statewide assessments for the 2019-20 school year. There will be no further state assessments this school year within the

Holy Hill Area School District.

Kindergarten Screening Postponed

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Covid - 19 Information

HHASD values the health, well-being, and safety of our students, staff, and families. We work throughout the year to promote healthy schools. Please click here to read about Covid-19 and how our district is responding to the virus.

Resources for Parents:

Now that our children are home for a month and the world is presenting us many unknowns -- Ted Neitzke, CESA 6 CEO, created this episode to help parents help their kids. Kids will need routines to deal with this new normal!

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Absentee Ballots

SPRING ELECTION – April 7, 2020

Absentee Voting will be held at Village of Richfield Village Hall for the following dates and times:

Richfield Village Hall

4128 Hubertus Road

Hubertus, WI 53033



Monday, March 30, 2020 (8am-4pm)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (8am-4pm)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (8am-4pm)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 (8am-4pm)

Friday, April 3, 2020 (8am-5pm)


You MUST include a Photo ID with your request for an absentee ballot, unless your Photo ID is already on file with the Clerk’s Office from previous absentee requests.

Anyone requesting an absentee ballot must be registered.

You can register to vote and request an absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/. Your Wisconsin issued Driver’s License or ID Card must have your current name and address to use the online option.

April 1st is U.S. Census Day: Participate in the U.S. Census

Join Our Team

Printable Application. (Apply for teaching positions at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/)

Are you a parent, family member, or family friend, of one of our HHASD students? Do you like to spend time in the schools? Would you like to get paid for your time? Set your own schedule? Have the option of working half- or full-days? We are seeking substitute staff for both guest teachers and paraprofessionals.

What are the qualifications?

Guest Teachers: guest teachers must hold an associate's degree or higher from an accredited degree-granting institution

Paraprofessionals: a paraprofessional must hold a high school diploma and have completed two years of post-secondary education (48 credits) or an associate's degree or have met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics (or, as appropriate, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness) by taking and passing one of the Hiring Requirements Options.

Applications to both are below.

If you are unsure if you meet any of the qualifications, but are interested in either or both types of positions, please contact our office and we will gladly help you!

Teaching Positions: Postings for teaching positions in both buildings will be up soon. If you are interested, please go to WECAN for more details.

Box Tops for Education - Program Updates

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We hope to see you in person on the 27th!