Mrs. Kline, Mrs. Kramer, and Mr. Miller
Good morning HSSD Families,
This past week we faced a few service interruptions with our WiFi and filtering system vendor. These complications may have caused frustration for both our staff and students. We were fortunately able to get the necessary solutions in place to minimize this going forward.
We thank you for your patience and understanding. To help parents and students stay informed of future system outages, we have developed a few improvements. We will be utilizing a pop up banner on the website to keep users informed on the status of any system outages.
Also, if parents and/or students would like to receive future notifications of service interruptions, interested parents/students may sign up to enroll in a notification system called Remind. If you choose to sign up for this service you will receive notification of any future interruptions directly on your phone. If you would like to be informed of these system-wide outages please follow the instructions here. Sign Up for Remind.
In response to a frequent question, we have developed a process for parents to receive a parent access code to Schoology so they can see how their children are progressing through an automated system. By completing the following form you will receive a personalized letter with your child’s pass code. This will need to be done for each child as it is unique to them. Schoology Parent Access Code Form
Finally, if your child is having technical difficulties please have them submit their questions using the following form so our IT team can support them. Student IT Help desk Form
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we continue to improve the educational educational experiences for the students of HSSD.
Kyle Siech, Director of Technology
Howard-Suamico School District
Free Lunch/School Nutrition Update
On August 31, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that school breakfast and lunch will be free to all children 18 and under through December 31, 2020. This means that all Howard and Suamico children 18 and under can get free breakfast and lunch daily, regardless of whether they are enrolled in HSSD.
Students are able to receive free breakfast and lunch daily while attending school. Those students attending school online, when not able to receive free meals at school, are encouraged to preorder the free meals at this link. Younger siblings are also eligible for free meals and are encouraged to use the preorder link and the curbside pickup schedule below. Please fill out one form per child.
These preordered meals will include breakfast and lunch for multiple days and will be prepared similarly to our COVID-19 meal distribution from March-August 2020. Meals will include breakfast and lunch entrees, fruit and vegetable choices, and multiple low-fat milk options. For students who have preordered, meal curbside pick up locations and times are as follows:
Bay View 3-4:30 p.m. Fridays
Meadowbrook 4-5:30 p.m. Fridays
Free meals for children became effective on September 1, 2020. If your child participated in breakfast or lunch this week while at school, those meals were free and will continue to be so until December 31, 2020.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact HSSD School Nutrition at 920-662-7723.
Language Arts Link - Introduction for Families
Mrs. Kline's Math
Students have an assignment each day they are at home. Students should always check Schoology first, and detailed directions will be posted there for each day's assignment. Many times this assignment will require students to complete an assignment either in their book or on their iPad (using an app called HMH Ed). Please know that we have had some technology issues with the app. If it is becoming too much of an issue, assignments can always be completed in your students' workbook.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about math this year!
Helpful Site for Math
One of the apps that students have and an excellent tutorial for math is Khan academy.
The link is as follows: https://www.khanacademy.org/
Students can simply type in their search question or content area they are looking for and it will have a smartboard lesson with audio explain and showing how to work through whatever problems they are looking up. Great site!
Mrs. Kline's Language Arts
Mrs. Kramer's Science
Mrs. Kramer's Language Arts
Mr. Miller's Social Studies
Hope you have a great weeekend.
Mr. Miller's Language Arts
All six of our language arts cohorts have been working hard on building their reading life. Students have been establishing and reinforcing good reading habits, investigating their literary timelines, and having a mix of read-aloud and independent reading.
Have a great weekend.