August 28, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian:
We are looking forward to seeing our students next week! Our staff has been working diligently to prepare for our students. I’m very proud they have stepped up to the challenge of an unprecedented year. Although school may look a little different than it has in years past, we are excited to welcome students back into our hallways and classrooms. Several changes have been made out of caution and in an effort to prevent congregation.

We will welcome our 9th grade students on Wednesday, September 2. All students will report on Thursday, September 3. This will be an A Day. Friday, September 4 will be a B Day. 

The building will open at 7:50 am. Students will report directly to their first hour classes. Breakfast will be served in a “grab and go” format. Therefore, the kids who wish to eat breakfast at school, will grab their breakfast, take it to their first hour and eat it there. Class starts at 8:10 a.m.  Therefore, students can arrive anytime between 7:50 a.m. and 8:09 a.m. and not be counted as tardy.

Our lunch procedure will also be modified. Some students will be eating in classrooms, some in the commons and some outside (weather permitting).

Dismissal procedures have also changed. Walkers, car riders, and student drivers will be dismissed by pod. Bus riders will remain in classes until called for dismissal.

Other changes include: student lockers have been spaced out, masks will be handed out on the first day, and each student will also receive a refillable water bottle. Masks are required at all times, unless six feet social distancing can be maintained or the student is engaged in high intensity physical activity.

For more information: please visit our school website:
USD 415 Return to Learn Plan

Again, we look forward to seeing your student(s) next week! We are looking forward to a great year in spite of the circumstances. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, please call the HHS office at 785-742-3312.


Lori Fordyce
Hiawatha High School