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Winter Break Is Almost Upon Us

The term TIME FLIES is an understatement here at Hastings High School. It feels like just yesterday that we were welcoming all students back to the building. I want to give all the credit in the world to you as parents and guardians along with staff and students for making this year so enjoyable. We have been able to celebrate student successes as well as provide much needed extra support for students in need.

For some, this time of year may be stressful. Here are just a couple of things that may help along the way:

1) Take a moment each day to stop and breathe

2) Assume best intentions from others

3) Reach out and connect with someone you've been thinking about

4) Perform an act of kindness for a stranger

5) Explore nature

Take care and we look forward to connecting again with you in the new year!!

Scott Doran, Principal - 651-480-7474

Mindy Tavernier, Assistant Principal grades 11 & 12 - 651-480-7480

Chris Moore, Assistant Principal grades 9 & 10 - 651-480-7483

Trent Hanson, Assistant Principal/Athletics & Activities Director - 651-480-7596

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  • December 19 - Mid-term grades reported
  • December 23 to January 2 - No School (Winter Break)
  • January 5-6 - Raider Connect Days
  • January 19-20 - Semester 1 Finals Days (End Semester 1)
  • January 23 - No School (Teacher Workshop)
  • January 24 - Begin Semester 2
  • January 24-27 - Snow Week
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HHS Rotary Students of the Month

The Hastings Rotary Club recognizes Hastings High School seniors who exemplify Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self’, as a way to reward and foster these ideals, and also build mutually rewarding relationships between school administration, staff, students, parents and the Rotary members.

The student selected should demonstrate some or all of the following attributes:

Gets involved in various school or other service related groups

Takes a leadership role among their peers

Diligently works to ensure success for themselves and others

Exemplifies the Rotary four-way test: “Of the things we think, say or do…

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

After Hours Building Access

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We have seen an increase in the amount of students in the building past school hours. Please help us by reminding your students that they are welcome to remain in the building, in a designated area, if they are working directly with a staff member, participating in a club or activity, or attending an event as a spectator. If none of those reasons apply to them, they should be making their way home.

Thank you from the HHS staff!

All Night Grad Party

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Raider Connect Time

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What is Raider Connect Time?

Raider Connect Time includes a 2-day block schedule that we use to ‘dive deeper’ into our content and also allows for some flexible time during the school day to meet with teachers, work on projects, etc.

By incorporating this time for intervention, we have seen a dramatic increase in passing grades and an overall sense of relief for students who may have otherwise struggled academically.

Raider Connect Time Schedule

Our next RCT with take place on January 5-6.

ALL 9th Grade students are required to attend the RCT session.

Students in grades 10-12 who receive a notice from a teacher will also be attending the RCT session. All other 10-12 grade students have an early release at 1:00pm. (Parents of students with 1 or more failing grades by RCT will receive a message as well).

Thursday 1st

2nd hour: 7:50-9:15 a.m.

4th hour: 9:25-10:50 a.m.

6th hour 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

RCT 1:10-2:31 p.m.

Friday 2nd

1st Hour: 7:50-9:15 a.m.

3rd Hour: 9:25-10:50 a.m.

5th Hour: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

7th Hour: 1:10-2:31 p.m.

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Health Update

Update from the Health Services Supervisor

As a district, we continue to monitor and respond to incidents of COVID. We want to remind families that the following guidelines need to be followed as they relate to COVID and students attending school. A student should not come to school (and may be sent home from school) if they have or have had:

  • a fever of 100 degrees F or more in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • an undiagnosed skin rash
  • positive covid-19 test (follow CDC guidelines - see below)

COVID-19: If you test positive for COVID-19, report this to your building nurse right away, either by phone or email.

Covid symptoms? The first day you felt ill is counted as “Day 0” (if you begin to feel well but then become ill again or develop new symptoms, please reference the CDC website).

No symptoms but tested positive. The date of your positive test is “Day 0” (if you begin to feel ill at any point during your 10-day isolation period, please reference the CDC website).

  • You must stay home for 5 full days (begin counting with “Day 0” from above). Following 5 full days, you may return to school/work on Day 6 wearing a mask at all times if you have been feeling well and have not had a fever for at least 24 hours. A mask must be worn through Day 10 and may be removed on Day 11. If you are unable to wear a mask, you may need to stay home through Day 10.
  • If you have a negative PCR/NAAT test conducted on Day 6 or later OR 2 negative antigen tests administered at least 48 hours apart starting Day 6 or later, you may remove your mask prior to Day 11.
  • If you experience moderate to severe illness, your isolation period may be different.

If you have further questions, please reach out to your building nurse.

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HHS- Principal Scott Doran

Main Office 651-480-7470

Counseling Office 651-480-7489

Attendance Office 651-480-7477

Student Office 651-480-7484

Athletic Office 651-480-7597