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HLWW COVID-19 Update 

Here is our COVID-19 information for 10/15/2021

               - Weekly County Reported Cases by Zip Code (3 zip code total – HL, Wav, Win) – 57

               - HLWW PreK-12 Students

                              POS – 9

                              DTI – 0

                              DTQ - 28

               - HLWW PreK-12 Staff

                              POS – 1

                              DTI – 1

                              DTQ – 1


               POS – positive active cases

               DTI – due to illness – specific to COVID-19 symptoms

               DTQ – due to quarantine – specific to households or parent choice due to a close contact





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Transportation Update - 9/29/2021

As many of you are probably aware, the shortage of school bus drivers across the state is a real concern for schools and parents.

At HLWW Public Schools we have been fortunate up to this point, to have enough drivers to transport students to and from school as well as to their athletic events and activities.

However, as not only the pandemic continues to show community spread and other illnesses are on the rise, the possibility exists that we may find ourselves short on bus drivers.

I am asking that all parents and families have a backup plan to arrange for their child to get to school, should we experience this.

We will get information out to parents via email and our phone calling system as soon as possible should this happen.

This may mean a call will go out in the morning before school or even during the school day for the p.m. route.  In the case of a p.m. route driver shortage, we will have staff to supervise students after school who are awaiting pick up by their parents.

We certainly understand the frustration that this situation would bring upon everyone.  But these are the times we are in, and we are doing the best that we can.

4.0 School Services is diligently seeking drivers and working on every possible way to continue to provide drivers and transportation services.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in dealing with all the things that schools are dealing with this fall.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our school transportation director, Nicole McKee, 320-543-4650 or

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HLWW E-Learning Day Plan - Posted 9-14-2021

The District E-Learning Day Plan has been posted to our website. It was approved by the HLWW School Board.

E-Learning Days will be used when there is inclement weather and the decision must be made to close school for the day.

The plan includes a shortened schedule for Grades 5-12, allowing teachers to have the time to get materials and plans ready, before students begin their on-line instruction.

The plan also includes instructions for Grades K-4 in regards to choice boards and opportunities on ways for students and parents to connect with their child's teacher(s).

If you have any questions about our E-Learning Day Plan, I would encourage you to reach out to your child's principal for further clarification.

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HLWW Safe Return to Learn Plan - Student Guidance - 2021-22

We hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer vacation.  As you know, school will be starting soon (August 30)!  We look forward to welcoming the students and staff back to school!

Please be on the lookout for additional information in the next few weeks from your child’s principal.

The back to school packet was recently emailed out to all parents and is posted on our website.

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Today we posted the school board approved Safe Return to Learn Plan – Student Guidance, for the 2021-22 school year.

We ask that everyone review the plan and reach out to your child’s principal if you have questions.

There are many changes in our plan when you compare it to last year, so we would like to highlight a few of the most notable:

- Face coverings are recommended for K-12 students for indoors, but not required.  As a family, please discuss what you would like your child to do when it comes to face coverings.

- Face coverings are required on school transportation.  In consideration of the CDC requirement, as well as knowing that we are returning to a one-route system which means busses will be closer to capacity, with multiple grade levels combined, this requirement was made part of our plan.

- Close contacts will be traced by school staff, and parents of close contacts will be contacted, but they will not be required to quarantine.

- Entire families will not be required to quarantine if one child is sent home due to symptoms; however, if more than one child in a family has symptoms, a quarantine may be required as per the health office staff.

- 3 feet of social distancing will be used as much as space provides within the classroom setting.  Other spaces will continue to be evaluated and there may be some social distancing used in other locations, as space provides, while still allowing students flexibility.

This plan is subject to potential change based on guidance we receive from health officials and based on what we are experiencing in our school or community.  Major changes will be discussed with our COVID-19 Council and the school board.  We will continue to be diligent about the monitoring of cases and are in constant contact with other schools in our area and county health officials.

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We want to thank all of our families for their continued support as we work through the COVID recommendations and guidance.

Again, please reach out to your child’s principal if you have questions about our plan.

Have a great rest of the summer!  We look forward to a great 2021-22 school year!

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