November 7, 2020
H-BC Secondary Families:
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 to participate in co-curricular activities.
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!
Early Dismissal on Thursday, November 12th (New)
We also have an early dismissal next Thursday, November 12th. HBC Secondary will be dismissed at 12:30 PM and the elementary will be dismissed at 12:45 PM. Please remind your student to stay after school if they need extra support, have missing work to turn in or need to retake an assessment.
American Education Week 2020 - November 16 - 20 (New)
American Education Week presents everyone with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education. Please make sure to thank and celebrate the following groups of people as we celebrate public education.
Administrative Assistants and Office Staff
Parent-Teacher Conferences -November 17th (New Change)
End of 1st Quarter Conferences are here and will be on Thursday, November 17th from 3:45 - 7:30 PM. Due to COVID, HBC Secondary will hold conferences via Zoom, phone call or an email. This will help reduce the risk of community spread as we do everything we can to continue to keep HBC numbers down so our students can stay in school. More information will be sent next week about how to set up a conference with your student(s) teacher.
FFA Food Drive to Project Love (New)
The FFA Officers have a challenge for all students! The FFA is looking for donations that will be given to Project Love and the Rock County Food Shelf. Some highly requested items are listed below. The Food Drive is for the entire month of November. The grade with the most items bought in by the end of the month will receive a pizza party! Thank you for your support for our community. Please send the donations with your student(s).
Suggested Donation Prepackaged Dry Foods
Macaroni & Cheese
Hot & Cold Cereals
Lentils, Beans, Peas
Saltine, Graham Crackers
Suggested Canned Foods
Fruits, Fruit Juices
Pork & Beans
Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce
Suggested Toiletry Items
On-line Book Fair - Get GREAT Books in Your Students Hands and Great Gifts for the Holidays (New)
Please visit this link and check out some great books.
E-Learning Days (Repeat)
E-learning days...if school is cancelled because of inclement weather or any other reason. Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days (Link).
Cold Weather and Dressing Appropriately (Repeat)
Cold weather is on the way early next week...PLEASE make sure your student is prepared for the colder weather. Students will be walking to their PE classes which are located at Hugo Goehle Gymnasium which is 6 blocks away. In most cases, students will walk unless it is sleeting/snowing/icy.
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.
Andrew Kellenberger, Principal
Phone- 507-962-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org