Dear Tiger Community,
We were excited to welcome you all back to the buildings for 2021 tomorrow. But due to a large number of transportation staff currently under quarantine, at this time, we simply do not have the capacity to return to in-person instruction safely. We have explored several options to supplement our drivers, but there simply aren’t enough.
We plan to continue 100% remote learning for this week again. Our earliest possible return to in-person learning will be Monday, February 1st. We will update families on Thursday on our next steps.
Simply put, we are gutted. We know the best place for our students is in our classrooms. We understand that families want to get back to school. We know that kids are excited to see their friends. But for the moment, we don’t have the ability to get everyone to and from school safely.
UPK and K Center students can expect delivery of instructional materials; more details to come from the principal of each building. Please continue to communicate with your teachers.
Students in grades 1-5 should continue to check into their Google Classrooms on January 25th for further instruction from their teachers.
Students in grades 6-12 should continue to join their Google Classrooms for synchronous learning as scheduled each day. Buses will depart from the High School for New Visions, Early College Career Academy, and CTE BOCES students.
We will continue to serve meals Monday-Friday for any student that needs them. Meals are served at the Franklin Street side of our high school building from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday.
Outdoor internet access is also available for any district-issued Chromebook device in the parking lot on the east side of the Middle School, as well as in the main parking lot of the Kindergarten Center. At the Middle School, look for the network called “HFCSD-MS-EXT.” Your school Chromebook will automatically join the network. At the Kindergarten Center, look for the network “HFCSD-KC-EXT” and your Chromebook will automatically join as well.
We know learning from home is challenging. If we want to get back to the classroom soon, everyone, adults and children, must work together to follow state COVID regulations. Wear a mask. Avoid gatherings. Avoid travel. For more information, visit the Washington County Health Department COVID-19 tracker page daily.
Jon Hunter, Interim Superintendent