December 2020 HHASD Newsletter
Inspire. Persevere. Grow.
~ Volume up to hear the videos below. ~
(The first two videos are the same; linked two different ways.
The third video is a Holiday Special from the Admin Team.)
Welcome HHASD Team Members!
20/21 YEARBOOK DESIGN CONTEST
It’s time for our annual yearbook design contest! If you would like to create art that will be used for our HHASD (Richfield/Friess Lake) Yearbook cover, please use the following guidelines and deadlines.
Category: All students grades K-8 in the HHASD.
Rules: All designs should be created on 8 ½ X 11 inch white paper.
All designs must include our HHASD motto or logo (see above)
All designs must include representation of both schools if mascots or colors are being included in the design.
ENTRIES: Please include the student’s name, grade, and school on the back of each design in PENCIL.
DEADLINE: Please return completed designs to your child’s Art Teacher or School
Office by Wednesday, December 9th.
Contact Mrs. Johnson or Mrs. Pacetti if you have any questions.
Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 8am
STUDENTS THAT NEED TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED:
If students have not been photographed this school year, please be prepared to have a photograph taken on re-take day. All students must be photographed. Portraits will be needed for your school’s data base.
STUDENTS THAT WOULD LIKE RE-TAKE PHOTOS:
If you want a re-take of your student’s original portrait, please return the original package in its entirety to the photographer on re-take day. A replacement package will be printed and delivered to the school with your student’s new image. If you did not purchase photos from the original picture day and want a re-take, please have the student’s picture taken.
STUDENTS WHO WANT TO ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES FOR THE FIRST TIME:
If you would like to order school pictures for the first time, fill out the online form to pre-pay and come to picture day!
STUDENTS WHO DID NOT ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES AND WOULD LIKE TO ORDER AT A
If you do not order your student’s portrait on re-take day, you will still be able to order online for the entire school year. Approximately 3 weeks after the portrait is taken your student will bring home a proof form with their own secure private gallery password. Online orders get mailed directly to your home and will include a shipping charge of $4.50.
DELIVERY OF RE-TAKE PORTRAITS:
Re-take photos will be delivered to the school approximately three weeks after the re-take day.
Here is the pre-pay link for parents to order ahead of time:
A Sign-Up Genius will be shared for our virtual families, so we can space out the arrival times for pictures. Please watch for each school newsletter for this information.
Veteran's Day Celebrations
FLES families made several baskets to send to our veterans and RMS students and staff contributed $1,257.99 to Wounded Warriors COVID-19 Family Relief Fund in Wisconsin. The video below was also shared as a tribute to our Veterans and to connect them to our school family!
Our next board meetings are on December 7th and 21st. Tune in virtually, or attend at RMS.
Friday, Dec. 11th, 8am
FLES & RMS
Ms. Kelly Downs, District Math Specialist, provided an overview of the Math Curricula adoptions, professional development, and feedback received.
Mr. Laird reviewed the updated Band & Orchestra Handbook; the handbook was adopted.
Ms. Howe discussed the budget and two policies related to the budget (Policy 6114 - Cost Principles and Policy 6325 - Procurement); both policies were approved. Paying-off the Forte Bank Loan was also approved.
A variety of updates were made surrounding the pandemic including information from the county, the updated dashboard was shared, and the use of personal days was discussed and a temporary change was approved.
Similar to the decision that was made about our programming following Thanksgiving, the Board will act on what our programming will look like following Winter Break. We know that parents need time to respond to this decision, should it be a move to virtual learning, however we also want to act prudently in a manner that best supports our students and staff. The Board will discuss this on December 7th and if enough information is available, the administration will present a recommendation to the Board.
Check out our updated Dashboard and information regarding how to proceed if you or a family member is showing symptoms of Covid - 19 during virtual learning.
Covid - 19 Dashboard
Virtual Learning the rest of the week and a return to school next week... what procedures should we continue to follow?
- If anyone in your family gets a covid test, your entire family should quarantine until you have the results. (This helps to reduce the amount of contact tracing should someone test positive. You should notify the school so that if the test ends up positive, the school can react quickly in order to contact trace should it be necessary.)
- Parents, if you or a child, tests positive, please notify the school office as soon as possible. Your early notification allows us to more quickly respond and mitigate through contact tracing.
- Staff members are asked to notify a building or district-level administrator if they, or a family member, have a confirmed, positive test result, or if they learn of a student or family impacted by covid.
- In cases when staff or students were in close contact with the individual who was confirmed positive, an additional letter outlining information and next steps will be sent out to impacted families. In close contact cases, a 14-day quarantine is necessary. (If you do not receive a second letter, it means you/your child were not found to be in close contact with the individual who tested positive.)
COVID Testing Requirements to Return to School:
If your child is at home because they are experiencing symptoms found on the COVID-19 Health Screening Checklist for Children, please WAIT 4-5 days before being tested per guidance from the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department.
A PCR test is currently the ONLY accepted NEGATIVE test result in determining whether or not your child can return to school earlier than the 10 days + 24 hours quarantine period.
Holy Hill Organization of Parents & Staff Opportunities
Head to page 7 for HHASD Highlights, or take a look through the whole October edition of the Ovations as it contains several photos of our graduates!
Pupil Services Update, Ms. Tomich
New On-Site Clinical Mental Health Partnership Program Coming Soon
Join Our Team
- Speech Therapist (short-term)
- Band/Orchestra at RMS
- Guest Teachers (short-term)
Support Staff Vacancies:
- Food Service Worker
- Library Media Assistant