Howard Elementary Newsletter

May 1 - 15, 2021

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS


Main Office.........(920) 662-9700

Attendance.........(920) 662-9732

Fax......................(920) 662-9750


COVID HOTLINE.........920-662-SAFE(7233)

HOWARD CALENDAR

Link to Howard Parent Calendar is here


MAY


4 - HPSA Meeting

5 - Wear your READ 20 shirt

6 - Future so Bright - Wear shades/sunglasses today

7 - NO SCHOOL (K-6) Staff Development

14 - School Spirit Day - wear Husky Apparel or school colors (red/black/grey/white)

18 - 3rd & 4th (4H & 4VDH) Grade MAPS Testing

19 - 3rd & 4th (4VO & 4VDH) Grade MAPS Testing

20 - 2nd & 4th (4VO & 4H) Grade MAPS Testing

20 - Wear your READ 20 shirt

21 - Future Career Day - dress as what you want to be when you grow up

25 - 2nd Grade MAPS Testing

28 - Support & Salute day - dress in red, white and blue

31 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


JUNE


2 - Wear your READ 20 Shirt

4 - Neon Dress Up Day

9 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY RELEAST @ 1:25



2020-2021 HSSD At-A-Glance School Year Calendar


2021-2022 HSSD At-A-Glance School Year Calendar

Summer School Registration

CLICK HERE to view the HSSD Summer School Website for more information. The Summer School Booklet is only available online this year. A link can be found on the Summer School website.


Deadline to register ("Step 1") for Lamers summer school transportation is May 17. Don't forget to complete the link/Google form for "Step 2" that you will receive in your email.

Howard Elementary Lunchroom/Playground Supervisor Positions OPEN

Do you like working with kids and being outside in a fun atmosphere? Howard Elementary is looking for two (2) Lunchroom / Playground Supervisors to work daily 10:15am-1:30pm for the remainder of this school year and/or next school year and beyond. If interested, please click here to apply.

SHOW THANKS - *GIVING GRATITUDE* WITH THE HOWARD-SUAMICO EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Every day Howard-Suamico School District teachers and staff members go above and beyond for our children. The past year has been a memorable one, and our teachers and staff continue to rise to the challenge for our students.


With Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week coming up May 3-7, 2021, the Howard-Suamico Education Foundation’s (HSEF) Giving Gratitude campaign is an opportunity for you to help Howard-Suamico staff feel our appreciation and gratitude. You can recognize your child's current and former teachers and staff by sending them a personalized certificate of appreciation.


Send your certificate today at https://hseducationfoundation.org/how-to-help/givinggratitude.html. We will distribute the personalized certificate, including your message, during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week in May.


On behalf of the Howard-Suamico Education Foundation, thank you for supporting our amazing HSSD teachers and staff!

Howard HPSA Election

Howard Parent School Association (HPSA) will have an opening for the position of Secretary in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year! Elections will be held in May 4th. For more information on this opportunity, email howardhpsa@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

Student Placement Questionaire

Parents requesting special consideration for placing a student for the 2021-2022 school year are asked to answer the questions in the attached 2 page document. The principal, counselor and teachers will then determine placement for the student. There are many factors that go into a placement and completion of the form doesn't guarantee the request. Please return your submission to the Howard office no later than Monday, May 10, 2021 for consideration for the 2021-2022 school year.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL & REMINDERS TO FAMILIES

Covid-19 protocols are constantly evolving but here are a few reminders:


  • Frontline App: Families are asked to continue to use the Frontline Health App everyday to screen your child before they come to school. Please ensure you can successfully login and complete the COVID-19 screening app. Directions for app set-up can be found on the HSSD website (scroll to bottom of page). If you require assistance, please fill out this Google form and a representative from our team will respond. Enhanced monitoring of screening submissions will be taking place in our return to in-person learning and your support is essential for safety and success.


  • HSSD COVID-19 Hotline: To confirm accurate attendance, contact tracing, and quarantine procedures, please call the COVID-19 Hotline 920-662-7233 (662-SAFE) to ask COVID-19 related questions and to report potential exposures, pending test results in the household, and positive test results. A representative from the Student Services team or Human Resources team will respond to you promptly and confidentially. Your participation and ongoing communication is essential for safety and success.


  • Face Coverings: Face coverings continue to be required in all school buildings and busses. Students should continue to rotate face coverings to ensure they are clean. Please visit the HSSD website for guidelines or click here for a visual reference. Your participation and ongoing compliance is essential for safety and success.



  • Symptoms: Students with any covid symptoms should remain home until symptom free. Students who show a major covid symptom (cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell) OR shows two or more covid symptoms (sore throat, body aches, fatigue, runny nose, nausea/vomiting, headache, diarrhea, fever) will be sent home and must remain home until: a) you have written medical clearance or b) you have a negative test for Covid-19 or c) you have quarantined for 10 days after onset of symptoms and you are symptom free for at least 24 hours without medications. To review our district exposure protocols see the image below or click here.

Update from School Nutrition

Curbside Meal Pickup:

Curbside Meal Pickup is available for all students both in-person and virtual on Fridays at the following locations at no cost:


Bay View from 10:30-5:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook from 4-5:30 p.m.

Bay Harbor from 4-5:30 p.m.


No Costs:

All students are eligible to continue receiving no cost breakfast and lunch in and out of school through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Please know that in elementary schools milk only is considered alacarte and is $.40. Additionally, in secondary schools a small variety of additional alacarte items are available.


Menus:

Menu’s continue to be available on our website at:

https://schools.mealviewer.com/results/howardsuamico


Questions:

Contact Kim Paulson (kimpaul@hssdschools.org) or 920-662-7717 if you have any questions about your child(s) meal account


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LUNCH & BREAKFAST MENUS

CLICK HERE or view below to see the current Howard lunch and breakfast menus

Howard Suamico Storm Breakers Tryouts

The local club swim team, Howard Suamico Storm Breakers, are once again holding tryouts for our upcoming Spring and Summer seasons! If your child is interested in the world of competitive swimming, please reach out to Head Coach Connor Huff at huff.connor@gmail.com for information on what the season would look like and tryouts. Come join the fun!

Youth Softball Clinic

May 16, 2021 (1-4pm) Bay Port Softball Youth Softball Clinic for girls in grades K-8 at Nouryon Sports Complex. Registration link https://cutt.ly/orw6lZR

Tennis Camp

Advantage Tennis Camp Summer 2021 at Bay Port Tennis Courts. Ages 4-18. Quick Start camp for ages 4-10 and Junior Development camp for ages 11-18.

Bay Lakes Summer Camps

April 28 at 6:30pm - Register for Bay Lakes Summer Camps by coming to the sign up meeting at the Meadowbrook Park Open Shelter.

DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY / TROUBLESHOOTING

*We encourage parents to text @hssdtech to 81010 to be added to the district Technology Department communication group via the Remind App. Whenever any technology issues arise you will receive a text to notify you of the issue.


*We also encourage parents to visit the district Technology Dept. website here for technology status reports and various technology resources that may help if your student is experiencing technology issues.


*If your student is experiencing any technology issues, please use the Student Technology Request form here for assistance from our IT Department in troubleshooting.

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS CORNER

Our HSSD school social work team has created this newsletter and corner to share resources and information from the community with you to support social, emotional, financial, and spiritual needs. This corner will allow you to access resources and services in the community in one location. This newsletter will be updated twice a month so please check back for update.


School Social Workers Corner link



Resource for Parents and Families From Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)

WEAC is hosting a webinar series for parents and families. The first webinar, “Is Your Child Getting Enough Social-Emotional Support?” will occur live on Tuesday November 10th. Please see the link for more information and registration: https://weac.org/event/is-your-child-getting-enough-social-emotional-support/

From the Board of Education

From the School Board

April 2021



HSSD Referendum - What’s Next?

The Howard-Suamico Board of Education would like to sincerely thank our community for voting yes and yes to approve the two referendum questions on April 6, 2021.


We are grateful the community recognizes district needs and supports them. Support from the community promotes unity and provides opportunity. We are proud to be the only district in the state of Wisconsin with plans to lower the tax levy rate while passing a facilities referendum.

We also want to thank everyone involved that helped make this referendum a success, especially the volunteer members of the Community Task Force and Citizen Action Team. There were more than 35 referendum informational meetings attended by more than 700 staff and community members who shared their time to ask questions and learn more about the referendum plan.


The next steps in the planning process have already begun. There will be several meetings regarding finance strategy that will focus on maximizing the impact of referendum funding. At Bay View and Forest Glen, meetings will begin in May with the principals, staff, students, and the architect firm EU:A. In May the district will also be selecting a construction manager that will work together with EU:A and the district.


The remainder of 2021 will conclude the design process. In early 2022 the bidding process will begin. The district will look at several bids before selecting a construction company. Construction will begin late Spring 2022 and for some of the larger facilities improvements construction will continue through 2023.


HSSD is committed to maintaining the referendum website with a focus on consistent and clear communication to keep the community informed as this exciting process continues.


For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org.


For additional information regarding this article, contact school board member Teresa Ford at tereford@hssdschools.org.

COMMUNITY CORNER

The Howard Suamico School Distrit, partnering with local organizations, features wthis Community page that includes a list of events for families in the villages of Howard, Suamico and the city of Green Bay. Click here to view.