Welcome to Howard Lake - Waverly - Winsted Public Schools!
COVID-19 Data – Here is our COVID-19 information for 1/13/2022
- Weekly County Reported New Cases by Zip Code (3 zip code total – HL, Wav, Win) – 80
- HLWW PreK-12 Students
- HLWW PreK-12 Staff
POS – 4
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
Increase in Cases and New Variant
We want to prioritize “in-person” learning for our students and families. The increase in cases and the new omicron variant are going to pose some challenges.
The case count chart above shows the number of cases for each school. While most of our schools are not showing case counts higher than we have had at other times this year, we all know that community spread is high and quarantines are up due to cases in families. In particular to the ALP and HS where students are more independent and spending time together outside of school as well, we are monitoring things closely and have made one change in regards to the ALP program due to the number of students in the program and classroom space.
ALP Program – Online Instruction (no “in-person” learning) – January 13-January 18, 2022
* When students return on January 19, the ALP will require everyone to be masked while at the ALP program (MAWSECO building) from January 19-28, 2022.
In consideration of case counts in all buildings and the level of community spread, we are HIGHLY RECOMMENDING THAT ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MASK WHEN INDOORS.
Updates/Changes from CDC on Quarantines
MDH has updated its COVID protocols and criteria based on the changes proposed by the CDC. We are in the process of reviewing the latest guidance and will be considering possible changes to our protocols. We appreciate your patience as we work though this. Thank you.
Masking on Transportation Continues
The CDC has extended the mask requirement on transportation through March 18. We continue to ask students to follow this requirement. We have passed out many disposable masks in the first half of the school year to assist with compliance, and we ask that everyone help by bringing their own mask.
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E-Learning Day Plan Updated - 12/17/2021
The HLWW School Board approved the following changes to our E-Learning Day plan for 2021-22:
- Attendance for MS/HS students on E Learning Days will be taken during an advisory period, which has been added to the schedule for an E-Learning Day. See the E-Learning Day Plan https://www.hlww.k12.mn.us/page/4170 for a detailed schedule for MS/HS students.
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2021-22 Calendar Change –
For the 2021-22 school calendar (this year), the HLWW School Board approved shortening the school year by one day as part of the negotiations of our teacher contract.
As a result, the last week of school May 31-June 2 will be shortened by one day, so the last day of school will now be June 1, 2022 (and that last day will be an early release schedule).