May 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!

Virtual Spirit Week

Check out some great photos from our Virtual Spirit Week below. (Favorite Teams, Crazy Hat, Book Day, and Family Fun!) To view our videos, head to our Facebook page!

Staff Appreciation Week

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Dear Families!


We are excited to celebrate Staff Appreciation Week with you!

Learn fun facts and trivia about your HHASD staff, and get a chance to earn bragging rights and an opportunity to be featured in our next newsletter along with your chosen staff member!



Tuesday, May 5th: Cinco de Staff!

To Participate, Login at:

1:00 EC/4k/5k/1 Kahoot

2:00 Grades 2 - 3 - 4 Kahoot

3:00 RMS Kahoot


On the screen you will see information to join.


Sample Directions follow:


Join at www.kahoot.it or with the Kahoot! app

with Game PIN that is on the screen.

Give yourself a Nickname... and include the name of the staff member you are playing for!

Your name will pop-up on the Kahoot screen.

You are all set! Wait to play!


Staff -- this is for you too! Learn about your colleagues, and see how well your students know you. Follow along to see if students are playing for you, and cheer them on! (Please login to the Google Meet to watch and cheer on your students and their families!)

Contribute to our Staff Appreciation Flipgrids

FLES Grid

Please submit by Wednesday, May 5th

RMS Grid

Please submit by Wednesday, May 5th

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We Miss You!

Last month we heard from Srta. Lewis. After that, we had several videos. Since we are missing all of you, I thought I would link them again here. If you have your own, please feel free to share back!
FLES Misses you!
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Staff News

Baby Siem Arrived!

Ms. Siem, her husband (Dustin), and two big sisters welcomed a baby boy on April 8, 20020!

He is wonderful and completes their family in the most beautiful way.


Gunnar Lee Siem

Born 8:00 AM on 4/8/2020

9lb, 10oz & 21.5”

Action Items Approved

At our April Board meeting the following actions were taken:


    1. Approval of the Spanish Curriculum Adoption

    2. Approval of the Math/Literacy Budget Information

    3. Approve of the 2020/2021 WEA Health insurance renewal

    4. Approve of the Dental Insurance renewal

    5. Approve of the Real Estate Contract Addendum to extend the contract with Newmark Knight Frank through October 31, 2020

    6. Board Reorganization. Conduct Election of Board officers.


May, 2020 District Updates:

  • Buildings & Facilities: You may see visible construction projects occurring this Spring that were previously approved for this summer. Some of our building and facility improvements may be moved up since students aren't in the building for the rest of the school year during the COVID-19 school closure. It is often difficult to manage multiple projects and timelines during the short time school is not in session over the summer so moving some of the projects up will be helpful during this time. Staff and visitors should continue to contact a member of administration prior to seeking entrance to the facility and at times to the grounds.
  • During times of varying forms of fiscal uncertainty for school districts, we want to assure you that funds for these projects were already approved prior to the school closure and come from the area of our budget that is designated for continued maintenance each year. This summer we are also eager to be able to begin using our Fund 46: Long Term Capital Improvement Trust Fund, which could not be used for the first 5 years since implementation. Using these funds that have been set aside for purposes in our long term capital improvement plan will help alleviate burden on the general operating budget.
  • Copiers: One of our goals since consolidation has been the unification of systems and exploring ways to do that while reducing costs whenever possible. One of the most recent efforts has been with copiers. Copiers at both schools were replaced with newer models over Spring Break. This was planned months before the school closure. The purpose was also to reduce the number of vendors both parent districts were working with for copier equipment, maintenance and leasing prior to consolidation. We were able to lease all new models for both schools at a reduced overall cost and move to one vendor. Staff will be given more information on functions and accessibility of the copiers when they return in the Fall.
  • Insurance: WEA Health insurance was negotiated and renewed for the upcoming fiscal year with no increase for the second year in a row. Extraction of teeth is no longer on the health insurance plan but it is still included in the dental plan. There will only be minor increases to health copays such as: $25 in network office visits increase to $30, $50 in network specialist visits increase to $60 and $250 emergency room visits increase to $300. Keep in mind that emergency room copays are waived if you are admitted to the hospital.
  • Delta Dental was renewed for the upcoming fiscal year with no increase as well. There are no changes in the dental plan.

Board Reorganization

Board President: Mr. Chad Gartzke

Board Vice President: Ms. Stephanie Bunton

Board Treasurer: Mr. Paul Bernard

Board Clerk: Vicky Lear

Board Member at Large: Paul Propst

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.


NEW OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINES DUE TO EXTENDED SCHOOL CLOSURE

Friday May 29, 2020 at 4:00pm: All Open Enrollment Applications are due

Thursday July 9, 2020: Denial letters will be mailed to those respective families.

Friday July 31, 2020: Families must notify the district of their intent to attend.

Click on the document below to access the information:

Helping Parents of Students with Disabilities Facilitate Online Learning
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Kindergarten Screening Postponed

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Spring Ovations

Click this button to access HHASD's spring Ovations! Please note, this edition went to the publisher before the Governor's extended Safer at Home order, making some information out-of-date. Please find current information on our Covid Website.

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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!

Two Parent Webinars coming soon!

Stay tuned! CESA 6 is creating webinars for parents. For us that means one for parents of middle schoolers and one for parents of elementary-age students. You can watch these live, or the recorded version which will be linked to our COVID webpage.
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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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