HBC Jr. High / Sr. High Bulletin
October 10, 2020
H-BC Secondary Families:
Week #5 Complete! Well done students, staff and families. It was a great week at HBC Secondary and it even felt like summer this week.
Please continue to practice social distancing during the weekend. As numbers go up in Rock County, we need to do what we can to STAY IN SCHOOL to learn and also STAY IN SCHOOL to participate in co-curricular activities.
Here are some photos from Week #5.
FFA Members help farmers unload corn for the Corn Drive. Finally, great weather!
Mr. Ellingson’s PE class practice golf and play the HBC wiffle golf ball course. Fore!
HBC Senior Court Candid Photo. Great candid picture, Seniors! Coronation will be on October 19th during the school day at 2:00 PM.
Welcome Spectators. The Minnesota Department of Education is now allowing 2 spectators per student-athlete at volleyball games.
Mr. Johnson’s Art Class is practicing Grid Draw and will eventually create a Selfie Grid Art Project.
The Ag 11/12 students are feeding the tilapia fish. The fish are currently minnows (1-2’’).
COVID-19 Update - Do you send Your Student to School or Not? (Repeat)
As the school year is in full swing across the state, we are noticing that there is confusion about when students or staff members should stay home from school and for how long. There is confusion between the distinctions of when individuals are sick and/or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and when they have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. We highly encourage everyone to review the COVID-19 decision tree exclusion guidance, as it’s called, which lays out a number of scenarios and appropriate steps for children, students and staff.
DO NOT FORGET TO SCREEN YOUR STUDENT REMINDER: (Repeat) Make sure to screen your child everyday, prior to coming to school! Here is the link for Screener. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
Luverne COVID-19 Testing Event Here is a link with information and details on the Luverne COVID-19 Testing Event happening this week, 10/13, 10/14 and 10/15 noon-6 pm--https://5il.co/ly1a
October is National Bully Prevention Month (New)
October is National Bully Prevention Month. HBC Secondary has been learning how we can all prevent bullying. Each Monday, students have been learning about bullying and what they can do to stop it. This is occurring during the Monday Advisory period which is called Monday Patriot Life. Here is the video students watched this past Monday which have led to some great discussions.
Silent (link) - A Short Film on the Power of Kindness
Also, please do your part to ‘stomp out bullying’. Please report any bullying you see at this link (also located on HBC website).
Varsity & Jr. High Football and Volleyball Schedules: (Repeat)
Please visit the HBC App on your smartphone or the Red Rock Conference website (link) to see the fall schedules for the fall sport season. There will be games for Varsity and Jr. High football and volleyball. There will be new restrictions as we follow MSHSL guidelines. On Monday there will be a letter sent to all student-athlete families about the upcoming season. Please pay the activity fee of $60 per sport or $180 per family.
MDE Update for Volleyball (New)
The Minnesota Department of Education announced that it is now allowing spectators at indoor facilities to watch their student-athletes at volleyball games. Below are the new guidelines which we must follow. Please help by following these guidelines:
Two spectators per player are allowed in the gymnasium. Players are able to pick their spectators and a Google form must be completed before game time.
Spectators must register and sit in assigned area, if they wish to come into gymnasium
Spectators MUST wear a face covering over mouth and nose. Volleyball games will not continue unless all spectators follow this directive. Doctor’s note needed, if a spectator cannot wear a face covering.
Strict 6 feet distancing between households. Please sit on the designated dots/stickers
250 spectators allowed in the gymnasium
Spectators must keep 12’ away from players at all times
Spectators must NOT congregate in any one location where 6 foot distance is not a possibility.
Please do your part to keep our girls learning at school and playing volleyball by following the above expectations.
Thank you for making our first Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference a Success. (New) If you would still like to discuss your student’s learning with their teacher. Please email to set up a time to meet.
From the Nurse - Flu Clinic, Wednesday, October 14th (New)
The Flu Vaccine Clinic for all staff and students will be this upcoming Wednesday. Thank you for your patience as we did reschedule.
Homecoming Week - October 19th - 23rd (New)
Homecoming will be the week of October 19th. We will continue to follow MDH and MDE’s recommendations for keeping our students and staff safe which include masking and social distancing where necessary. Here is our tentative schedule for Secondary Homecoming.
Monday, October 19th -
Coronation - 2:00 PM at the HBC Football Field (Weather Pending)
Powderpuff Football (Jrs. vs. Srs) - 2:15 PM
*** 9th - 12th Students Invited and Homecoming Court Families (max cap. 250)
HBC Volleyball Home Game - 4:45 PM (C Game) vs. WWG
Monday- Pajama Day
Tuesday - Formal Day
Wednesday - Circle of Life Day
Thursday - Zombie Day
Friday - Red, White and Blue Day
Kickball School Tournament
Students will be competing against grade-level advisories in kickball.
Friday, October 23rd -
HBC Football Home Game - 7 PM vs. WWG
HBC Homecoming Coronation Court - Congratulations Senior Students
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies - Gavin Wysong and Taryn Rauk
Andrew Kellenberger, Principal
Phone- 507-962-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org