Raider Update

Special Mid-Week Edition - Distance Learning

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November 12, 2020


We recognize that a mid-week update is atypical; we wanted to ensure that our school community has a jump start on some time-sensitive happenings. Our usual communications plan involves sending out weekly Raider Update emails, ensuring up-to-date information on our website and we frequently share important updates on our District Facebook page. Further specific communication is shared by building principals in their family updates. If you have questions related to any communications, please reach out to your child's school office or building principal. Those methods of communications are linked at the bottom of this Raider Update.

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 Monday, November 30.

No School November 25 for all students grades k-12 - Teacher Professional Development Day

Secondary School Meals

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 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.

Final Call for School Pictures

If your child missed your school's picture day, of if you would like retakes, you have one more opportunity.

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.

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: