Huskie Highlights

Hemlock & K.C. Ling Elementary Newsletter

The Week of September 28th - October 2nd

Student Drop-Off

Just a reminder, if you choose to park your vehicle instead of using the drop-off lane, please remember to walk your child up to the sidewalk. Also, if you are walking your kids up please cross at the crosswalk before the drop-off lane starts. We appreciate your courtesy and patience with staff as we work through these procedures together.


As always, thank you for all your support!

Peek at the Week

Monday, September 28th

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Spirit Day - Pajama Day


Tuesday, September 29th

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Spirit Day - USA Day


Wednesday, September 30th

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Spirit Day - Wild Wednesday (wear animal print or camouflage)


Thursday, October 1st

*Team Hemlock & Team Huskies report for in-person learning

Spirit Day - Wear Blue and White


Friday, October 2nd

*Virtual Learning Day for Team Hemlock & Team Huskies

Homecoming Game

Homecoming 2020

Next week is the Hemlock Homecoming! Of course it will look a little different this year, but we are still celebrating with Spirit Week. Please see the schedule below for details.
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Message from our Superintendent

We are wrapping up our fifth week of the school year.



Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!



If you are reading this update, you are most like one reason we have had a successful start to the school year.



· The staff has done a fantastic job adjusting to all the new requirements and expectations.

· Parents have done a fantastic job supporting children on remote learning Fridays and

ensuring to keep any sick children home.



This was our third week with all of our face-to-face students on campus Monday-Thursday and everyone remote on Friday. We still have approximately 90%+/- of our students that have selected in-person learning, and this number continues to grow each week.



We continue with free breakfast and lunch for all, and our athletic teams continue to compete. We encourage you to watch our teams utilizing our streaming network.



As the adage goes, "it takes a village to raise a child," and together, we keep moving forward safely and healthily. With each week, it is essential to remember that we continue to provide these opportunities to our students and families because everyone is doing their part, right now we need to remain disciplined and continue to follow all of our required protocols and procedures.


We continue to practice and teach our students to follow the 3 W's to reduce our risk of COVID-19. The 3 W's are:


· Wear a Mask

· Wash your Hands

· Watch your distance



As of right now, we can report there are no reports of new Covid-19 cases from our fifth week back at school. The Saginaw County Health Department, last Friday, showed zero cases in the 48626 zip code for the age range of 0 to 19 years old.


Again, we all must do our part to keep our children and everyone else safe. Please remember to complete a health screener with your child before sending them to school.



Our goal is to be back in school five days a week; we are currently operating in a hybrid model with Monday-Thursday face-to-face and Friday online for everyone. At this time, we continue to review this format but have determined that if we continue along our current path, we will be back five days a week with face-to-face instruction no later than the first week of November.


Right now, we will continue to have remote Fridays on October 2, 9, and 16, with the remaining two Fridays in October TBD (to be determined). We will communicate our intentions regarding the future Friday's in my weekly update, no later than October 15th regarding October 23rd and 30th.


If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


All the best,


Don Killingbeck, Superintendent of Schools


The following are lessons learned from this week.


1. 95%+ of Hemlock parents would recommend our school district to their family and friends.

2. We are all stronger than we ever imagined.

3. Students and staff continue to be excited about being back to school.

Bus Riders

Just a friendly reminder per regulations and protocols, all students riding school transportation need to wear a mask to get on the bus and while riding. #wecandothis #bettertogether #huskietastic #since1863

Hemlock Learning Hub

Looking for more information from your student's teachers? You can find it on the Hemlock Hub. Click the link below.

Smencils are Back!

Student Council will be selling Smencils for $1 every Thursday. Ms. VanAlst will be visiting each classroom individually during their designated lunch times.

Congratulations HBA Winners!

Congratulations to the 2020 Hemlock Business Association Award Winners!


Beautification: Hemlock Lions Club
Citizen of the Year: Samantha Turner
Educator of the Year: Kalena Kenny
Member of the Year: Joan Mulvaney
Organization of the Year: Hemlock School District


Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote.

Middle School PTO Fundraiser

We are supporting our students, our athletes, our Hemlock Schools and Hemlock Community by showing our Hemlock Pride and displaying one of these AWESOME Huskie yard signs!

Help show the support and pride that makes Hemlock so special and get your sign today!


Click on the following link to order: https://hemlocksigns2020.itemorder.com/sale


Signs are estimated to be ready for pick up on or after October 20th. You will receive an email when pick up is ready.

Questions? Contact Erin Clayton erinclayton@sjss301.com

Classroom Birthday Treats

At this time, we will not be allowing classroom birthday treats. The teachers will recognize your child in the classroom and his/her birthday will be announced over the PA. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times.

Happy Birthday!

9/28 Hollis Genow

9/29 Gage Gustin, Madeline Schoof

9/30 Tatum Schmidt

10/1 Archie Barckholtz

10/3 Summer Galonska, Gibson Kowalski

10/4 Charlie Hudecek, Jayden Morgan, Josh Tilot