Huskie Highlights

Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

Remote Learning Shout Outs

As we continue on with remote learning for the remainder of the year, we are going to start celebrating the efforts of our Huskies. Each week we will recognize students that are "rocking remote learning!" Here are the first round of shout outs sent in from classroom teachers.
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Huskie Heroes

Over the past month, we have seen our Little Huskies doing so many things to help others from writing encouraging messages to doing extra chores around the house to creating "ear savers" and masks for others. If you have a picture of your helper, please share it in the comments or send it to schmidt@hemlockps.com by May 4th and we will add it to a video that we are making for the kids. #bettertogether #lookforthehelpers #huskieheroes

Friday Check-In

You are constantly on our minds, and we would like to know how you are doing now that a few weeks have passed. Please respond to the questions below to let us know if you are doing okay or if you need anything.

A message from Superintendent Killingbeck...

Dear Huskie Pack,

I hope this email finds you and your family well.

We pride ourselves in our strong partnerships with parents and families. At this time, our partnership is more important than ever before.

With our face-to-face instruction suspended for the remainder of the school year, we have developed a continuation of learning plan for pre-K through 12th grade including our early middle college/dual enrollment students as well.

We are fortunate, in many ways our plan is a continuation of the things we have been doing since our shutdown but with improvements. There will be more consistency and a dedicated website for distance learning across the district, which will be up and ready by next week.

Our commitment to our students and families remains unchanged at this time; we will continue to do our best to provide the best possible solutions as we work together to find the right answers.

We have not forgotten about things like graduation, prom, and other important events. We will be making decisions as needed and possible with the best interest of our students and families at the forefront of our decision-making process.

Food service continues next week (April 13th) with meals available on Monday - Wednesday- Friday. Parents should drive up along the sidewalk to door #29 on the east end of Hemlock Middle School for curbside service.

If you should have questions or concerns, please reach out to our building principals so that we can know how to meet your needs best.

Elementary/KC Ling - Lori Gensch - gensch@hemlockps.com

Middle School - Terry Keyser - keyser@hemlockps.com

High School - Keith Green - green@hemlockps.com

Special Education - Scott Buchman - buchman@hemlockps.com

Again, we know this is not business as usual for us, so if you have a special education child or one with a 504 and have concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to their service provider or our Special Education Supervisor, Scott Buchman.

These uncharted territories seem more and more familiar and navigable each day.

All the best,

Don Killingbeck, Supt.

#huskietastic #StayHome #SchoolsGetitDone

Huskie Hub

Click on the button to access Hemlock Public School District's Distance Learning Hub. This is a "one-stop-shop" for all your learning needs.

Remember Local Businesses

Our local businesses often help us with many things throughout the year. They donate their time and money to many sports teams (youth through high school age), drama clubs, and robotics teams just to name a few. Don't forget about them during this time. Many of them are closed now due to the "Stay at Home" order from Governor Whitmer, but many of our local restaurants are still open for take-out/delivery.


Farmer's Home Tavern - 989-642-2546

Frosty Freezer - 989-297-2482

Jenn's Place - 989-301-0345

Mama Mia's Pizzeria - 989-642-6420

Maple Grill - 989-233-2895


#hemlockproud #hemlockstrong #supportlocal #shoplocal

Virtual Story Time

Rauchholz Memorial Library will be offering virtual storytime every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. To join, visit the Rauchholz Memorial Library Facebook page.
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FREE RESOURCE FOR HEMLOCK FAMILIES

Age of Learning is providing you with free at-home access to their online learning programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ while school is closed. These research-based educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities, and they can help preschool, pre-k, elementary, and middle school students keep learning while schools are closed. All three programs can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and you can add up to three children per account. To redeem your free subscription, please follow the directions below.
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