Haslett Middle School

  • Dear Haslett Middle School Students and Families:

    We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. While this school year has unfolded in difficult and challenging ways that none of us could have predicted, we are committed to supporting our students and providing them with an education. Every professional at Haslett Public Schools is moving forward, keeping in mind our beliefs of Flexibility, Simplicity, and Understanding.

    Schedule of Instruction - April 13 - June 10 (9 weeks)

    Week 1 (April 13 - 17): Orientation Week - Students and teachers will reconnect, discuss expectations for online instruction, and review previous learning. 

    Week 2 (April 20 - 24): NEW LEARNING BEGINS  

    DAYS

    HOURS

    ACTIVITIES

    Monday

    Hours 1-2

    • Instruction/activity posted on Google Classroom
      • Assignment due dates determined by teacher

    Tuesday

    Hours 3 - 4

    • Instruction/activity posted on Google Classroom
      • Assignment due dates determined by teacher

    Wednesday 

    Hours 5 - 6

    • Instruction/activity posted on Google Classroom
      • Assignments due dates determined by teacher

    Thursday

    Viking Time

    -email, Zoom, Google Meets

    • Second Step lesson on Google Classroom
      • Viking Time check in

    Friday

    Office Hours 

    -email, Zoom, Google Meets

    • Staff available during a posted 2-hour block
    • Feedback and conference time with students

     

    *Yearlong exploratory classes (Band 6, 7, 8; Choir 7, 8; Grade 8 French; Grade 8 Spanish) will find instructional lessons on their teacher’s Google Classroom.

    **Instructional lessons for all other exploratory classes can be found on our Good Morning, HMS! Google Classroom.  Students should participate in any of the lessons provided. 

    Attendance

    We ask that students have contact with each of their teachers every week via email, a post to Google Classroom, or by some other means. We want to ensure our students are safe, healthy, and moving forward as best as they can.

    Grading

    We ask that students complete the assignments teachers are posting on Google Classroom, as it will be their new learning. Teachers will be providing students guidance and feedback about this new learning in lieu of a letter grade at this time. No report card at the middle school level will be issued for Marking Periods 3 & 4 (second semester).  See grading policy.

    Students with Special Needs

    • Special Education staff will ensure that IEP supports and services will be implemented through an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and Amendment,  or the student’s current IEP.
    • If you have questions about your child’s IEP or 504 plan, please connect with their caseload manager.

    Materials

    • It is understood that accessibility to devices and reliable Internet varies from household to household. 
    • Students should contact their teachers and/or caseload managers regarding the need for printed materials.  Every effort will be made to satisfy this request.

    Building and Field Access

    • Because the MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) has canceled spring sports and the stay-at-home order is in force, no one should be on school grounds or using athletic facilities at any time, unless picking up educational materials.
    • Once the stay-at-home order is lifted, information will be available about how to pick up personal items left in the building and return textbooks and materials.

    Communication Is Key

    • Being mindful of our values of Flexibility, Simplicity, and Understanding, we are committed to a partnership in the learning journey ahead. 
    • Please communicate with your child about what is happening in their classes, connect with teachers if there are concerns, and let the administrative team know how we can help.

    Take Good Care and Be Safe, 

    Diane Newman
    HMS Principal
    newmandk@haslett.k12.mi.us

    Paula Dobson
    HMS Associate Principal
    dobsonpn@haslett.k12.mi.us