Raider Update

A Weekly eNewsletter from Hastings Public Schools

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January 17, 2021

Message from the Superintendent

Hello Raider families!

Tuesday is a big day for us, as we bring back our first group of students to in-person learning. I am so excited to have students back in buildings. Our plan also remains to bring grades 3 and 4 to in-person learning, and 5th grade to hybrid on February 1st. We meet with our regional support team this week, where we will explore timing for rolling in grades 6-12. Our numbers have trended downward with county cases per 10,000 at 40 this week, however prediction models have us staying in the mid-forties to fifties for the next couple of weeks. Lots of great information below, so please take some time with it. Thank you for your continued support as we continue to navigate learning during COVID.

Survey Results

We invited parents and secondary students to share their feedback in late December about Distance Learning. We want to say thank you to the nearly 800 parents and 1100 students who shared their thoughts with us. Each school is digging into the data to better understand what is working during distance learning and what things we may need to change in order to better support our students and families. To see the data, please follow the links below:

Parent Survey Results

Student Survey Results

Transportation Update

Updated transportation routing information for students in grades K-4 is available in the Campus Portal by clicking “More” and then “Bus Information”. If your pick-up or drop-off location is not accurate, please contact your child’s Building Office.

Meals Update

Meals for the week of January 18th:

No meals will be provided on January 18th as is it a non-school day

Beginning January 19th, meals will be offered on school days the following ways:

Grades K-2

Meals served in school for students

Grades 3-12 (including HOA Students)

  • Pickup 1 breakfast and 1 lunch daily at any of the following locations: (no signup required)

    • Middle School (door #22) between 8:00-10:00 am

    • Middle School (door #24) between 2:30-5:30 pm

    • High School (lower student entrance) between 10:00-12:00 pm

    • Pinecrest, McAuliffe and Kennedy (main entrance) between 3:45-4:15 pm

  • For families preferring to reduce frequency of pickups, meals can be ordered for pickup twice a week (Monday and Thursday) at the Middle School (door #22) between 8:00-10:00 am and (door #24) between 2:30-5:30 pm (signup required). Click this link to sign up.

Students in school can bring home meals for siblings daily (signup required). Click this link to sign up.

Raider Masks Available for $5.75

Raider masks can be ordered via the district’s online payment site and then will be available for contactless pickup from 7:00-3:30 at the District Office entrance (1000 West 11th Street, Door #22), once you have been notified by email your order is ready for pickup.

Spectator Protocol For Winter Sports

Limited spectators will be allowed at HHS home athletic events this winter. The total number of spectators allowed per game or event will not exceed 2 spectators per student-athlete. No general admission tickets will be sold and no tickets are available to the general public. Thanks to local media partners HCTV and KDWA, 35 different competitions will be available to view for free on Facebook. You can view the complete streaming scheduled HERE. The HCTV link to watch is The KDWA link to watch is Go Raiders!

Hastings Community Education Update

ECFE has just announced their 2nd session of online and in-person classes starting the first week of February 2021. Check out a full list of class at

  • The Winter Community Education Catalog is ONLINE and registration is OPEN! You can view the catalog by visiting:
  • Hastings Public Schools

    The Hastings School District consists of approximately 4,300 students. Please click on the links below to email the building principal or site leader. We've also included the phone numbers to the main offices of each of our district's sites: