A Weekly eNewsletter from Hastings Public Schools
Message from the Superintendent
We have a school board meeting this Wednesday at 6PM which will be streamed through HCTV. Among other things, the school board will continue discussions around budget adjustments for the 2021-22 school year.
I want to extend a sincere thank you to all of our families and our community for the support they have shown to our staff and students during these unprecedented times.
Transition to Distance Learning
Secondary (grades 5-12): No school November 16 & 17. Students in Hastings Online Academy (HOA) continue working in Edgenuity. Grade 5 HOA, no school. Wednesday, November 18 will be a typical "Flex Day" and Distance Learning begins November 19.
Elementary (grades k-4): No school November 23 & 24 for all students (including HOA). Distance learning begins November 30.
No School November 25 for all students grades k-12 - Teacher Professional Development Day
Please look for communication directly from principals about building schedules and related plans. An overview of elementary plans are anticipated to be shared Wednesday, November 18. Secondary plans have been shared; please see the links to the pages housing the High School plan and Middle School plan.
Seesaw and Schoology - our parent partner tools
Kennedy - LynDee Humble - 651-480-7221
McAuliffe - Melinda Zajac - 651480-7390
Pinecrest - Cheryl Niebur - 651-480-7280
Hastings Middle School - Lori Marsh - 651-480-7084
Hastings High School - Dee Ritter - 651-480-7471
School Meals Schedule
When your student begins distance learning, school meals will be delivered to bus stops based on the regular afternoon routes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The decision to align with afternoon bus routes provides the least disruption to student learning time, maintains consistency with transportation staff and for students and families.
Secondary Meal Delivery Schedule for the week of November 16:
- Cohort A: pick up 3 meals (breakfast and lunch) on 11/16 and 2 meals (breakfast and lunch) on 11/19
- Cohort B: pick up 3 meals (breakfast and lunch) on 11/17 and 2 meals (breakfast and lunch) on 11/20
- Hastings Online Academy (HOA): pick up meals on 11/16 from door #24 of Hastings Middle School
More information will be coming about meals for the week of November 23rd.
Beginning November 30, meal deliveries on the afternoon bus route will follow this plan for all students:
- Cohort A: pick up 3 meals (breakfast and lunch) each Monday. Pick up 2 meals (breakfast and lunch) each Thursday.
- Cohort B: pick up 3 meals (breakfast and lunch) each Tuesday. Pick up 2 meals (breakfast and lunch) each Friday.
HOA families interested in meal delivery will need to fill out this form by November 15 . You will then be contacted with your bus stop location and meal drop off time. Beginning 11/23, HOA families will receive meals at their neighborhood bus stop. For students in the non-bus zones, courtesy routes will deliver meals. Click here to see the map of bus stops and times. If you need additional support in finding your child's bus stop, please call 651-480-7003 and staff will help you with that information.
If your child receives alternative transportation, they can pick up meals at their neighborhood bus stop.
If students miss their pick up time, you can stop by the District Office on your delivery day between 8 am – 10 am to pick up your bag(s) while supplies last. Please only take 1 bag per child 18 or younger of breakfast and lunch.
Because meals are intended for the days following delivery, if students need a meal prior to the first meal delivery, you can also pick up meals in front of the District Office between 8am - 10am.
This meal program, funded differently than our typical school year program, invites any child who is 18 or under to participate. There are not a limited number of meals available to our district and there are no family income requirements to participate. If your child is interested in eating a school meal, they should grab one!
Find elementary and secondary menus on our webpage or using the NutriSlice app.
Need Tech Support?
Kennedy: Contact the Building Secretary at 651-480-7221
McAuliffe: Contact the Building Secretary at 651-480-7390
Pinecrest: Contact the Building Secretary at 651-480-7280
Hastings Middle School: Contact the Counseling Office at 651-480-7084
Hastings High School: Contact the Counseling Office at 651-780-7489
Final Call for School Pictures
When: Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00 - 4:30
Where: Hastings Middle School (enter through door #3)
Use this link to sign up: School Picture Sign Up.
If you are wishing to have a picture retake done, please return you original picture package in its entirety on picture day. If you return your picture package, we will print the same package of your retake picture at no additional charge. To ensure any issues with your picture package are corrected please include a note with what you did not like about the original picture and what you would like done differently with the retake.