Hastings Area School System has posted on their website their plans for each phase in the covid 19 pandemic. Hastings Schools will offer two plans for instruction for the 2020-21 School year. Traditional in person instruction with our teachers, while following the Micihgan safety guidelines in the Return to School Plan. Hastings Schools will also offer a virtual approach in their Hastings Virtual Academy, which is a different online approach from last spring. It is important to have accurate data for a smooth school start date August 24th. If you are planning to enroll in the Hastings Virtual Academy and have not signed up already, you must sign up by August 14th.
Superintendent Daniel Remenap, will hold virtual Zoom Town Hall meetings to address questions specific to Parents student grade level. Tuesday, Aug 4 at 6:00pm for Elementary Parents , Wednesday, August 5th at 6:00pm for Middle School Parents and Thursday, August 6th at 6pm for High School parents. The Sessions will also be recorded and available by request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Of the many changes the school is experiencing, transportation will look different this year. Students will have to have one pickup and drop off point. When feasible and safe, Hastings will use traditional bus stops rather than picking up all students at their homes. High School level, sporting events will be drop off only. Parents will have to arrange transportation home from sporting events.
Another important aspect of this school year will be at-home screening for your child throughout the school year. The School is asking parents to please screen your daughter/son every morning before sending them to school. Please take their temperature, ask questions about how they feel (headache, difficulty breathing etc.) and if they know if they have been exposed to anyone who has Covid 19 symptoms.(appropriate to their age). Students and Staff members will not be allowed to remain in school if they have any illness symptoms. There will be no truancy consequences or loss of credit, this year for students who stay home due to Covid 19 or its symptoms.
More information about the two different learning options are outlined on the www.hassk12.org