October 2019 HHASD Newsletter
District Mission Statement
Make sure your volume is on!
Welcome to October!
Srta. Rachel Lewis, RMS Spanish
Please enjoy the fourth in our new staff video series: Meet Srta. Rachel Lewis. Rachel is the new Spanish teacher at Richfield Middle School.
- If you need to exit your vehicle, you must park in the parking lot. Otherwise, a staff member will be waiting to greet your child(ren) and help them out of the car.
- When using the drop-off lane, pull all the way forward to the stop sign, then fill in. Do not stop in front of the kindergarten or main doors. This congests all of the traffic behind you. It also creates a dangerous situation when vehicles move around your parked car in order to drop-off their child(ren) in front of your vehicle.
- Finally, please do not drop your child(ren) off before 8:00 a.m. There is no supervision prior to that time. On Friday, several students were playing on the curb prior to 8:00 a.m. I stopped them and asked them to wait at the front entrance, out of harm's way. Please assist us in keeping your child(ren) safe.
In terms of afternoon pick-up, a deputy sheriff was in our parking lot Monday to monitor dismissal procedures. This officer will be present today as well.
If you arrive at the school prior to 3:00 p.m., please stay in your parking spot until you pick-up your child. Please have your vehicle sign visible to the staff members. This will signal Mr. Laird to radio the staff monitoring the students in the commons so they may be released to you. When exiting the parking lot, you may leave using either of the two driving lanes.
First Day of School!
HHASD in the news
WIS 164 between County Q and WIS 167 opened in mid-September.
WIS 164 north of WIS 167 remains closed through mid-October.
The DOT appreciates your assistance in utilizing alternate north-south routes until all of WIS 164 opens in mid-October.
School will soon be starting and it is important to ensure that your child’s immunization records are up to date. Click the link to read about the minimum required immunizations according to the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
October is upon us and this often means temperatures are beginning to drop, the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees and the anticipation of eating caramel apples, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating is coming near. While these activities are exciting to think about there is much more to celebrate in the month of October. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. During the month of October we can all help spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout our community. I encourage each of you to look to celebrate individuals with Down Syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. We all learn from each other so please find time during the month of October to spread awareness and connect and support Down Syndrome. We all learn best when we work together and support one another. To learn more about Down Syndrome please check out these websites and their resources:
Printable Application. (Apply for teaching positions at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/)
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!
Box Tops for Education - Program Updates
9 - Jack O Lantern Jog
21 - Board Meeting
22 - HHOPS
23 - Family Conferences (and Cookie Dough Fundraiser pick-up at RMS)
28 - Annual Meeting