Welcome to Howard Lake - Waverly - Winsted Public Schools!
Posted November 17, 2020
Dear HLWW Parents & Guardians,
We thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work through this pandemic. This year has certainly been like no other. We continue to keep the safety and health of our students and staff as a top priority. Following the guidance of our regional support team and county health experts who review our plans and educational settings, we make the decisions we do, but also want to keep the education of our students as a top priority.
Please review the following model changes to our learning models and the start dates:
Grades 7-12 – moving to Distance Learning – starting November 30, 2020 through January 15, 2021.
Weekly/Daily Schedule will follow what is in our original plan for M/T & Th/F (following the Gold/Blue calendar) and Wednesdays following our newly adopted schedule in the updated plan (see our plan guidance pages 14/15 for Middle School and 18/19 for High School, on our website - https://www.hlww.k12.mn.us/page/3993
Students in Grades 7-12 will not have school, in-person or distance learning, on November 23, 24, and 25, in order for teachers to plan accordingly for distance learning to begin (these are approved planning days in the MDE guidance).
Grades Pre K-6 – continue our planned move to hybrid (ALL students continue to come to school every day – spreading them out to meet the 50% room occupancy and 6 feet of social distancing).
Students in Grades 5-6 will not come to school on November 25th (this day will be used for teachers to move to larger spaces/rooms and for planning)
Meals for students in Grades 7-12 will be available for pick up at the HS/MS location while we are on distance learning. Please complete the sign up for this opportunity. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/ZnSqqwrJEy65cFtm6
At this time we are planning to continue with activities and sports. However, should guidance change, we will then need to follow any new guidance that is given.
We want to thank our parents, students and staff for all their support as we work through these difficult times. We want to continue to bring our younger students to school. We want to offer a distance learning experience for our older students that meets their needs. We also want to keep everyone safe and healthy while trying to manage all of our operations.
Please watch for updated information coming out from our school principals and please, as always, reach out to them if you have questions about any of the aspects of our learning models.