Steven L. Cook, Superintendent
A Fresh Start to the New School Year
Haslett Public Schools wishes to thank the Board of Education, our school community, and staff for supporting the Building and Site Sinking Fund Continuation Millage on the August 2, 2022, ballot. This financial support allows us to continue our dream of creating a safe and secure environment for all students. Our success would not be possible without your support.
The past two and a half years have been a difficult time for staff, students, and the community of Haslett Public Schools. We understand our students have faced many challenges academically, emotionally, and in their everyday lives.
Our goal this 2022-23 school year is to continue to provide the support and programs necessary to deliver an A+ education to all students. As we look to beginning the new school year, our staff has been busy planning for a successful start for our students.
Safety and Security
The safety and security of our students and staff continues to be a top priority for Haslett Public Schools. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have not released any new Covid-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed as to any protocols that might affect how we operate during the 2022-23 school year.
We will also continue to follow all safety procedures that were previously implemented, including the lockdown of instructional buildings during regular school hours. Parents and visitors will be required to enter through our secured vestibules and will only have access through our main building offices. Proper identification and sign-in procedures will be required for all visitors.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
The Board of Education for Haslett Public Schools passed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan in June 2022. Over the past two years, this plan was developed and refined with assistance from Dr. Terry Flennaugh (Associate Professor of Urban Education Initiatives at Michigan State University); the Haslett Voices for Change Alumni Group of Haslett High School; and the Haslett DEI Committee comprised of staff, parents, and community members.
The Haslett Equity Plan is divided into six sections. Each of these sections focuses on and highlights goals aimed at enhancing equity in Haslett Public Schools, specific action recommendations, indicators of success, assigned oversight, and a timeline for completion.
Additional information regarding our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan can be found on the district's DEI website. We will be working this school year on developing an implementation plan to span the next two to three years. Plan updates will be made available as the district moves forward with this initiative.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social and Emotional Learning will continue to be a goal for our district throughout the 2022-23 school year. Our five instructional buildings are staffed with mental health support personnel. School counselors and social workers will be available to assist our students and are committed to maintaining support and programs necessary for those who may need additional assistance.
We are excited to welcome back staff and students for the new school year. Thank you for your continued support of Haslett Public Schools. Feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.