Raider Update

A Weekly eNewsletter from Hastings Public Schools

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February 28, 2021

Message from the Superintendent

Good afternoon Raider Families,

I cannot believe tomorrow is already the first day of March. Secondary families should keep on the lookout for information from the middle school or high school about our transition to in-person learning on April 6th. All families will be getting information pertaining to MCA testing. We are still required to deliver standardized testing this year, and it must take place in-person. Specifics of how testing will operate (for HOA students) will come directly from your student’s building.

It continues to be important for us to work collectively for our students to stay in school. Please ensure you are not sending students to school if they have any COVID or Flu-like symptoms. If you have questions, call your main office or building health office. In addition, we know that wearing masks reduces transmission. We also know that people can carry the virus and be asymptomatic as so it is recommended to have your family tested every two weeks. Free testing is available for drive up, walk up, and at home. Please click here to see the available options for testing.

Bob McDowell, Ed.D.


It's Time for Conferences!

Elementary Conferences

March 3rd and 4th in the evening

March 5th in the morning

All conferences will be held virtually via Zoom. Conference sign-ups will go live on Monday, February 8th. Please watch your emails for the sign-up link.

Middle School Conferences

March 4th, 4:30-8:30 PM

March 5th, 8:30 AM-12 PM OR 1:30-4 PM

Click on THIS LINK, and you will be given directions on how to sign up. We are again using PTC Fast. Once you have registered for conferences, you will get a confirmation email that will include all the zoom links for the teachers you will be visiting with. This is new! No Zoom directory this time.

HHS Conferences of hours 2, 4, 5, & 6

March 4th, 5-9 PM

March 5th, 8-11:30 AM

To schedule, click on THIS LINK.

Online scheduling closes at 11:59 PM on March 3, 2021.

Elementary Report Cards

Reminder - report cards will be available to view on your Infinite Campus Parent Portal by March 1.

COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

According to the Minnesota Department of Education, “the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, which is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

This system is a proactive way for all Minnesotans to indicate their interest in receiving a vaccine so that when they become eligible, they can be alerted and connected to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment.”

You can learn more about the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector here.

Hurray for 100 Days!

Kennedy students get to celebrate these memorable moments in-person again.

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: