Howard Elementary Newsletter
May 1 - 15, 2021
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Main Office.........(920) 662-9700
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
2 - Wear your READ 20 Shirt
4 - Neon Dress Up Day
9 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY RELEAST @ 1:25
Summer School Registration
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
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
Student Placement Questionaire
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.
Call 920-662-7233 (SAFE)
Call the Covid Hotline to ask Covid related questions and report potential exposures, pending test results in the household or positive tests.
Call 920-662-7233 (SAFE)
If your child is feeling ill, please keep him or her home and call the hotline.
Follow these exposure protocols
The newest exposure protocols can be found at the HSSD website hssdschools.org/covid19
Call 920-662-7233 (SAFE)
Call 920-662-7233 (SAFE)
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.
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.
Menu’s continue to be available on our website at:
Contact Kim Paulson (email@example.com) or 920-662-7717 if you have any questions about your child(s) meal account
LUNCH & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on what the season would look like and tryouts. Come join the fun!
DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY / TROUBLESHOOTING
*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.
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
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 email@example.com.