H-BC Secondary Families:
Today is the conclusion of Quarter 1. We are officially one-fourth through the 22-23 school year. On Friday, November 11th, we will be sending the Quarter 1 Progress Reports home. However, you can always view up-to-date grades on JMC (computer or phone). Here is how.
Repeat - The November newsletter has been published online and is now available to read - just click here
Here are some important reminders.
November 4 - End of 1st Quarter
November 4 - Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM Secondary
November 7 - Beginning of 2nd Quarter
November 8 - Election Day (No Evening Events 6-8 PM) - School Election
November 10 - Fall Sports Awards Night (6 PM) - Secondary Commons (see below)
November 11 - Veterans Day Program - Community Welcome (at HBC Secondary - Hills) (see below)
November 14 - 18 - American Education Week
November 23 - Early Dismissal
November 24/25 - No School
December 5 - HS/MS Choir Concert at Secondary (7 PM) details below
December 14 - Early Dismissal
December 15 - Secondary Conferences
NOVEMBER 8: Election Day! (Repeat)
Make sure to get out and vote. There are four seats up for the H-BC School Board with four individuals that filed to run: Arlyn Gehrke, Travis Helgeson, Ethan Rozeboom, and Eric Uittenbogaard. No activities from 6-8 pm.
HBC Fall Sports Awards Night - Thursday, Nov. 10th at 6 PM (New)
Please come to HBC Secondary Commons and celebrate the successes of our HBC Patriots Football & Volleyball Teams and Student-Athletes. Refreshments & Cooks to follow.
Community Invited - VETERANS DAY PROGRAM (Repeat) - Friday, November 11th, 9:00 AM, H-BC Secondary School in Hills. The community is invited to this program honoring our veterans. H-BC Students and Faculty will take part. Elementary students will be bussed to Hills. Students and Community are encouraged to wear red, white & blue. We would like to invite all of our Veterans to participate.
More Holiday Concerts Coming Up (New)
Please mark your calendars now for the….
Monday, December 5th at 7 PM - Middle/High School Choir Concerts
Winter Sports Updates
For the most updated information about sporting events, please download the HBC App or the HBC School Website
PARENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM: (Repeat)
We will again be using our Parent Notification System to inform you of weather related late starts and other items of importance at Hills-Beaver Creek Schools. As we get into that time of year, this system is reliable, however please keep an eye on other avenues as well, such as AM 800 or FM 101.5, and Sioux Falls television/websites: KELO, KDLT and KSFY.
World’s Best Workforce 2022-2023 Final Plan (Repeat)
This plan has been developed to comply with MN Statute 201.B11. The plan is developed to provide a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned with creating the world’s best workforce. Our plan was started in conjunction with our district plan that was developed and adopted in 2015. The five goals that are the focus of the plan include:
Ensuring that all students are ready for kindergarten, making progress to close the achievement gap among our students, preparing all students in third grade to achieve grade level literacy, ensuring that all students attain career and college readiness before graduation from high school, and striving to have all students graduate from high school.
This plan is a blueprint that demonstrates how current district initiatives, policies, and plans work together to create a quality workforce that will be equipped with the necessary skills for the 21st century.
Please click on the following LINK to find our comprehensive, long-term strategic WBWF plan.
E-LEARNING DAYS (Repeat): If school is canceled because of inclement weather or any other reason. Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days.
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK (Repeat): Plans are underway for American Education Week - November 14-18.
This is a great opportunity to show your appreciation to any of our staff at HBC for all the hard work they do to bring our students the best education possible.
CHILD CENSUS: If you or someone you know has recently moved to the H-BC District, or if there is a new addition to your family, the school needs the information to update our child census information. Please email email@example.com with the information. Thank you!
ACTION NEEDED: It is important that families, if you haven’t done so already, fill out the free and reduced lunch applications otherwise known as “Application for Educational Benefits”. Registration link found here: https://tinyurl.com/y5yz9soj
Back to school JMC Online Registration--Thanks to all the parents and families that completed their student online registration through JMC. It is an easy way for the school to collect the necessary information for school enrollment. If you have not yet completed registration for your student please do so as soon as possible. Log into www.hbc.onlinejmc.com. If you receive a message from the school stating all or a portion of your students registration is incomplete, please act promptly! Call the office with questions 507-673-2541.
AM BUS CHANGES--For morning bus changes please call or text the bus line--make sure to identify your student and the bus number they are riding: 507-962-3240 Ext. 4.
Lunch News - SECOND ENTREE PURCHASE: New This Year: Students in grades 6-12 may purchase a second entree with their meal. The entree is $2.00. Students with a free or reduced meal benefits must pay the $2.00 out of pocket. Students must sign up on the cafeteria door before 2nd Period.
Deficiency Lists for 1st Quarter- (Repeat)
As we emphasize the importance of academics and being well-rounded students, athletes and participants of co-curricular activities, please be reminded that we began our deficiency lists starting for Quarter 1.
The Deficiency List / Academic Eligibility is located in Section 9 of the Secondary Student Handbook (LINK).
This slide explains the different levels of deficiencies. Parents and students will receive an emailed letter notifying them if their student is on the deficiency list. Please continue to support your student who may be struggling with completing school work.
The picture below shows the different levels of the Deficiency List.
Flyer for the November Dental Clinic (New)
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Program (New)
Winter sports season is approaching which means that registration for these specific sports will be starting soon (if not already). Students can enroll at any time during the policy period. More information on the following LINK. See screenshot below.
Child Tax Credit Deadline (New)
Millions of eligible families may easily claim the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) until Nov. 15, 2022. Eligible families can claim the CTC at GetCTC.org/mn.
Many families may not know that they are eligible for the CTC or that they can still claim it using a simplified filing tool. Families can also use the simplified tool to file their tax return if they have not yet received the third stimulus check. The simplified tool GetCTC.org/mn is for families who do not have a 2021 filing requirement – typically this means their income is below $12,550 if filing single, or $25,100 if filing married. The traditional filing method is still available until 2025. The November 15 deadline is for those interested in using the electronic portal.
MDE is encouraging school districts to do additional outreach to families to ensure that every family who is eligible, and hasn’t yet received the expanded CTC, will receive it. Outreach materials are available here in 11 languages, including flyers, template emails, texts and robo calls.
Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (Repeat)
ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: With winter months coming, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. wants to ensure all households eligible for energy or water bill assistance have access to help. H-BC Offices do have the Application Forms for anyone interested. Here is the link for more information: https://tinyurl.com/r2evtx4h
Please reach out to me if you have any needs. Phone- 507-962-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org