Welcome to Howard Lake - Waverly - Winsted Public Schools!
Hello HLWW Parents & Guardians.
The USDA recently announced an extension of the Summer Food Service Program. What this means is that starting Monday, September 21st, ALL students will be able to eat breakfast and lunch for FREE until further notice, possibly until December 31st, 2020. This includes meals that are picked up for students who are on distance learning.
Please continue to fill out the free and reduced meal application. When funding runs out, we will need to switch back to National School Lunch Program guidelines, and those that qualify will need to have a current, approved application to receive their meals for free.
If your student purchases any a la carte items, please be sure there are funds available in their account for them to do so, as these will still be available (depending on the age and location of your student these items vary).
HLWW Food Service Director
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At the HLWW School Board Meeting on August 17, the school board approved the plan we will use to start the 2020-21 school year on September 8, 2020. The plan was first recommended by our newly formed COVID-19 Council made up of parents, staff members, administration, and school board members, along with guidance from both Wright and McLeod County Health.
Based on the county COVID-19 case numbers, the school board approved the following model:
Pre-K through Grade 6 – In-person learning will be used. Students will come to school every day (Pre-K will follow the schedule as set forth by community education).
Grades 7-12 – Hybrid learning will be used. Students will come to school either two or three days each week, depending upon the calendar schedule, and will do distance learning on the days they are not in school.
The Middle and High School administration is working on the logistics of the Grade 7-12, A/B schedule and calendar. They will be getting this information to students and parents within the coming weeks. Please watch for an email notification as to the structure of this schedule.