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Week 24 - Update
Week 24 - Update
District
Thursday, February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

The amount of support and positive energy from all stakeholders for our school system is outstanding. Hemlock Public School District's mission and vision is to innovate, collaborate, and educate our community of learners. We remain committed to communicating with you every week. This marks our 24th week of the 2020-2021 school year.

This week on Monday, students were off, but our staff was working with professional development. Their commitment to learning extends to their craft of teaching and learning; our instructional team spent time learning about technology improvements and ways to increase productivity and student engagement.  

Our winter athletic teams are competing; home events and many of our road games can be viewed on NFHS TV. Despite the weather forecast, it will not be long before spring sports will start practicing and preparing for their season. 

It continues to be exciting to report that we have not had any new school-related cases of COVID-19 or school-related quarantines since our return to school after the holiday break. Click here to review our COVID-19 Dashboard with data updates in real-time. This link brings pertinent information together into one easy-to-access place.

We have examined our February and March calendar and, based on our staff's scheduled 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have adjusted the schedule as shown below. This provides everyone advance notice to plan accordingly as we are uncertain about the various reactions of staff to the vaccine.  We have made these days asynchronous.  

Over the last few weeks, we have gathered feedback regarding our 2021-2022 calendar and will be processing that in the coming weeks. Do not hesitate to give me a call at 989.642.5282 or send me an email to killingbeck@hemlockps.com to share your thoughts. For those who would like the rationale for what was being proposed, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.

All the best,

Don