Announcements

Thursday, September 24, 2020

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 24rd, 2020

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College visit dates

 

 

 

MEETINGS

  • HOSA meeting during 5A on Monday in Mrs. Knox’s room.
  • There will be a short NHS meeting on Tuesday, September 22 during 5A in the meeting room next to Mrs. Husted’s room. Please bring some ideas for fundraising.

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Ø  Help a student driver. Help your school.

o   Win $10,000 for a school organization!

o   The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and the South Dakota Broadcasters Association are repeating the Lesson Learned giveaway to help keep students safe. This year, it’s easier than ever for teens to enter. They just need to watch a video that tests their focus at LessonLearnedSD.com and fill out a form. Just two steps could win them $10,000, plus $10,000 for a school-sponsored club or activity of their choice. 

o   But don’t wait to spread the word – the contest runs September 1 – September 30.

Ø  Any junior or senior taking the ACT at a location other than our school on October 6, MUST wear a mask to the test center. Masks will NOT be provided and you WILL be turned away if you aren’t wearing one.

Ø  Any junior or senior interested in being a legislative page during the upcoming 2021 legislative session, please see Ms. B for more information. Deadline to apply is October 1.

Ø  These are the requirements and recommendations for the VB home game on 9/29.

o   Requirements

§  Mask WILL BE REQUIRED to be worn by all fans and workers, and will not be provided.

§  NO food, water or concessions will be allowed in the main arena.

§  The concession stand will be in the east wing, with eating/drinking/no mask allowed there.

§  Officials, workers, coaches and players can have water.

o   Recommendations

§  Social distance where possible

Ø  Miss. Beastrom still needs Juniors to sign up for concessions. Please go see her when you have free time.

Ø  Any 8th graders interested in participating in TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) please see Ms. B ASAP.

Ø  The 10/5 JH/JVFB games that were to be in Miller v MV/P, have been postponed for now, with no new date yet.

Ø  The JHVB match that was to be at Stanley County on Monday, October 5th has been cancelled.

 

 

 

Activities:  Thursday, 9/24- Land Judging @ Wessington – TBA

                                                K-12 Dismissal – 2:00

                                                P/T Conferences – 2:30-8:00

                     Friday, 9/25- NO SCHOOL

                                           FB @ W. Springs – 7:00

                     Monday, 9/28- Homecoming week – Frat Day

                                              XC @ Miller – 2:00

                                              Street Painting – 2:20

                                              JH/JV FB vs. W/WS/SC @ Miller – 4:00

                                              Coronation – Aud – 8:00

                     Tuesday, 9/29- Tourist Day

                                               JHVB vs. SC/W (H) – 5:15

                                               VB vs. SC/W (H) – 6:30

                     Wednesday, 9/30 – Class Day

                                                      Land Judging @ W. Springs – TBA

                      Thursday, 10/1- Decade Day

                                                 S. Council Picnic – 12:00

                                                 FB @ W. Springs – 6:30

                      Friday, 10/2- Pirate Day

                                            Homecoming Parade – 1:30

                                            Punt, Pass & Kick – FB field – 3:00

                                            FB vs. Wagner @ Miller – 7:00

                                              

 

DEPARTURES:  Thursday, 9/24 – Land Judging to Wessington at TBA

      K-12 Dismissal at 2:00

                 Friday, 9/25 - FB to W. Springs at 3:30, from north parking lot

              FBCH to W. Springs at 4:30, from east parking lot

                 Monday, 9/28 – XC to Miller at 12:30, release at 12:25

                 JHFB to Miller at 2:30, release at 2:25

                 Wednesday, 9/30 – Land Judging to W. Springs

                 Friday, 10/2 – FB to Miller at 4:30

              FBCH to Miller at 5:30

                 Saturday 10/3 – HSVB to TBA/should have a home match, so TBA

 

 

Ticket Takers:   Tuesday, 9/29- Kendall King, Kelly Hague (work time- 4:45)    

Concessions Workers: Tuesday, 9/29-    

50/50 Workers: Tuesday, 9/29- Mark, Trent, JW

 

LUNCH MENU:  MONDAY– CRISPITO, GREEN BEANS                    TUESDAY– SOFTSHELL TACO

                                     BREAKFAST – FRENCH TOAST                                 BREAKFAST – PANCAKE ON A STICK

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Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently – Henry Ford

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High School Parent/Teacher Conference Zoom Links

Thursday, September 24, 2020

 

Teachers are using Zoom’s “waiting room” feature tonight, so if you end up waiting to get into the conference, it is because the teacher is meeting with someone else, and admittance will be first come, first served.

Also, please use your real name as your Zoom identification, as I informed the teachers that they do not have to allow anyone they do not recognize into the conference.

 

Alana Kroeplin, FACS: Alana is on maternity leave.  Please email her if you have any questions regarding your child in her classes. Alana.Kroeplin@k12.sd.us

 

Jackie Knox, Science: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85397643126?pwd=d2l1ejVmTTJLMVBPbVFkZUJEak5pdz09

 

Meeting ID: 853 9764 3126

Passcode: 0bfrSV

 

Kayla Kaltenbach, Choir and Band: Join Zoom Meeting
https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/8816629621?pwd=Wk12dXhFTXV4ckdlVm83YW1HaUtKUT09

Meeting ID: 881 662 9621
Passcode: 012113

 

Jory Schmidt, Computers/Special Education: Join Zoom Meeting
https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/99775320830?pwd=ZWtoZzZOSzlPQUw5UHhodUFQNjk4UT09

Meeting ID: 997 7532 0830
Passcode: 518121

Amanda Bast, English/Language Arts: Join Zoom Meeting

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/85843953612?pwd=YTZ0Y3JOSDd3aHJvRWlCSysvdEJWZz09

 

Meeting ID: 858 4395 3612

Passcode: 5Ldu3F

 

Mike Ring, Social Studies: Join Zoom Meeting

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/94695362958?pwd=K2NOTDdUUnhORGxYa3lENm02MlVzZz09

 

Meeting ID: 946 9536 2958

Passcode: 525776

Becky Palmer, Pre-Algebra: Join Zoom Meeting

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/96645694960?pwd=czdrZDdRTUVJNXhjU2kzTys3MzZKdz09

 

Meeting ID: 966 4569 4960

Passcode: Palmer

 

Brent Liechti, Math: Join Zoom Meeting
https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/96421754090

Meeting ID: 964 2175 4090

 

Vickie Husted, Personal Finance: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82147450751?pwd=TnNoaWszMkMwcFZTejRtYkVXakpzZz09

 

Meeting ID: 821 4745 0751

Passcode: s6jn4U

 

Janie Pratt, Special Education: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85622010117?pwd=bC9wME5Pb20wd0VqN0FKVmtIaFFTZz09

 

Meeting ID: 856 2201 0117

Passcode: 2nd8GQ

 

Ken Jones, Ag and FFA: https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/92240632818?pwd=c3ZzcnpzbHV6OUJrVmYxMlpzdzVOUT09

 

Brian Marso, Weights and Conditioning: https://meet.google.com/lookup/gah6rfhzds?authuser=0&hs=179

 

Shelby Hyde, Art: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81972140694?pwd=VnJpaWhPeWkvY1BsQjdHTHhEUnpNQT09

 

Meeting ID: 819 7214 0694

Passcode: 7fx7ZQ

 

Brita Bergeson, Guidance Counselor: https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/99024934364?pwd=L1lSdXN2eHBlUWlBeEFqUFIwTzIyUT09

Junior High School Parent/Teacher Conference Links

Thursday, September 24, 2020

 

Teachers are using Zoom’s “waiting room” feature tonight, so if you end up waiting to get into the conference, it is because the teacher is meeting with someone else, and admittance will be first come, first served.

Also, please use your real name as your Zoom identification, as I informed the teachers that they do not have to allow anyone they do not recognize into the conference.

Alana Kroeplin, FACS: Alana is on maternity leave.  Please email her if you have any questions regarding your child in her classes. Alana.Kroeplin@k12.sd.us

 

Kayla Kaltenbach, Choir and Band: Join Zoom Meeting
https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/8816629621?pwd=Wk12dXhFTXV4ckdlVm83YW1HaUtKUT09

Meeting ID: 881 662 9621
Passcode: 012113

 

Vickie Husted, English/Language Arts, Social Studies and PE/Health: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82147450751?pwd=TnNoaWszMkMwcFZTejRtYkVXakpzZz09

 

Meeting ID: 821 4745 0751

Passcode: s6jn4U

 

Becky Palmer, Math and Science: Join Zoom Meeting

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/96645694960?pwd=czdrZDdRTUVJNXhjU2kzTys3MzZKdz09

 

Meeting ID: 966 4569 4960

Passcode: Palmer

 

Janie Pratt, Special Education: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85622010117?pwd=bC9wME5Pb20wd0VqN0FKVmtIaFFTZz09

 

Ken Jones, Ag and FFA: https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/92240632818?pwd=c3ZzcnpzbHV6OUJrVmYxMlpzdzVOUT09

 

Shelby Hyde, Art: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81972140694?pwd=VnJpaWhPeWkvY1BsQjdHTHhEUnpNQT09

 

Brita Bergeson, Guidance Counselor: https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/99024934364?pwd=L1lSdXN2eHBlUWlBeEFqUFIwTzIyUT09

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference Links

Thursday, September 24, 2020

 

  1. Please stick to your scheduled time for conferences.  If you show up early, you will be in Zoom’s “waiting room”, and the teacher will let you in when he or she is done with the conference ahead of you.  By adhering to the schedule that was sent home, you should be able to limit the amount of time you spend waiting to get into the conference.
  2. Please use your name while in Zoom, and not a pseudonym or an anonymous “iPhone” name.  The teachers have been told to not allow people they do not recognize into the Zoom conference.

Amy Webb, Pre-School: Join Zoom Meeting

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/9587854208?pwd=RlJZMlRrRHJhUk41OGxlTWFKZUxLdz09

Meeting ID: 958 785 4208
Passcode: Webb

 

Chantrel LaMont, Kindergarten: Mrs. LaMont will conduct her conferences via Google Classroom and by phone

 

Mary Wortman, First Grade: You can access Ms. Wortman via your child’s Google Classroom link or telephone.

 

Crystal Domke, Second Grade: You can access Mrs. Domke via your child’s Google Classroom link.

 

Morgan Bonnichsen, Third Grade: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82535354654?pwd=MTBaaW1LN0pZNmNXZldNdjhtakhJZz09

 

Meeting ID: 825 3535 4654

Passcode: bonnc

 

Rhonda Baloun, Fourth Grade: Join Zoom Meeting

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/98770279474?pwd=eld4VFgwbnEzVzVlNkFPMWFwY1RQQT09

 

Meeting ID: 987 7027 9474

Passcode: 729608

 

Abbey Ries, Fifth and Sixth Grade English and Reading, 5th Grade Social Studies and Spelling: Join Zoom Meeting 

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/98349851212?pwd=UWt2NjZhbE9sMXpJb2V2T2xaWFRQUT09 

 

Meeting ID: 983 4985 1212 

Passcode: 140267 

 

Kendall King, Fifth and Sixth Grade Math and Science, 6th Grade Social Studies and Spelling: Join Zoom Meeting 

https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/94248865582?pwd=OEVLRk45VXVkWkcyL0ZWWUxRUXl5Zz09 

 

Meeting ID: 942 4886 5582 

Passcode: 492457 

Jackie Miller, Title I Reading and Elizabeth Buchholz, Title I Math: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86955376312?pwd=a1RZMXZKOXpMY29MeDVjdmF1alR5Zz09

 

Meeting ID: 869 5537 6312

Passcode: ZL5cdy

Brian Marso, PE and Computers: https://meet.google.com/lookup/gah6rfhzds?authuser=0&hs=179

 

Jan Clement, Special Education: You can access Mrs. Clement via your child’s Google Classroom link.

 

Janie Pratt, Special Education: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85622010117?pwd=bC9wME5Pb20wd0VqN0FKVmtIaFFTZz09

 

Meeting ID: 856 2201 0117

Passcode: 2nd8GQ

 

Megan Mammenga, Speech: You can access Ms. Mammanga via your child’s Google Classroom link.

 

Shelby Hyde, Art: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81972140694?pwd=VnJpaWhPeWkvY1BsQjdHTHhEUnpNQT09

 

Meeting ID: 819 7214 0694

Passcode: 7fx7ZQ

 

Kayla Kaltenbach, Choir and Band: Join Zoom Meeting
https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/8816629621?pwd=Wk12dXhFTXV4ckdlVm83YW1HaUtKUT09

Meeting ID: 881 662 9621
Passcode: 012113

 

Brita Bergeson, Guidance Counselor: https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/99024934364?pwd=L1lSdXN2eHBlUWlBeEFqUFIwTzIyUT09

Friday Distance Learning Schedule

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Distance Learning Schedule Grades 5 through 12

1st Period: 8:30 – 9:10
2nd Period: 9:15 – 9:55
3rd Period: 10:00 – 10:40
4th Period: 10:45 – 11:25
5th/Lunch: 11:25 – 11:55
6th Period: 11:55 – 12:35
7th Period: 12:40 – 1:20
8th Period: 1:25 – 2:05
Classroom Availability/Student outreach 2:05 – 2:30

Attendance is mandatory during distance learning. Students will be counted absent if they do not virtually attend their classes and parents will be notified unless they have contacted their respective offices beforehand.

Updated Back to School Information

Friday, August 14, 2020

·        Students will now be allowed in the building at 7:50 am.  We will screen for temperatures at the main High School and Elementary entrances, as well as in the gym lobby, so those will be the only three doors students will be allowed to enter.  Elementary students will start spread out in the gym until 8:10, regardless of which entrance they use.  Junior High and High School students will be directed where to go once they enter the building.  The school day will still start at 8:20.

·        This is a reminder: bus route students will be required to wear masks during the AM route.  Masks will be recommended on the afternoon route since the students were temperature screened at school.

·        We are planning on only having two distance learning Fridays: August 28 and September 11.  This will give us an opportunity to practice our distance learning, and get all of our students back into a routine of a five day school week sooner.  If this plan changes I will let everyone know as soon as possible.

Back to school plan and parent email

Friday, July 31, 2020

Highmore-Harrold School District Reopening Plan

Above is the link for the back to school plan as adopted by the school board at Wednesday evening’s meeting.  Please look through it, and if you have any questions please get ahold of me at the school and I will be more than happy to answer them for you.  A couple items of note from the document:

1.      We will start school on time according to the school calendar.  Our first day of school is August 21st.

2.      Masks will be encouraged, but not required, in our school buildings.  They will be required for students who ride the bus routes to and from school.

3.      Students will be temperature screened upon entry into our school buildings.  We also highly encourage you as parents to check their temperatures before sending them to school.  The screening checklist that we recommend you use is in this document.

4.      We will begin the 4 and 1 Model at the start of the school year, with Friday, August 28 being our first scheduled distance learning day.  We will reevaluate this at midterm, with the possibility of moving back to our traditional five days in the school building at that time.

5.      The “live stream” version of class is available for all, which would allow students to attend their classes remotely.  If this is something you are interested in, please call the school and let us know by Friday, August 7th.  I will be in contact with you to schedule a time for you and your child to receive their school computer, and to provide some orientation with our Google Classroom platform.

6.      Everything in this document is flexible.  If something isn’t working, we will evaluate it and work to get it right.

 

I am very confident in our ability to provide the quality education everyone has come to expect from the Highmore-Harrold School District.  This school year will have more challenges than a “normal” school year, but I know if we work together, we will get through it.  Please have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Quinton Cermak-Superintendent/7-12 Principal

School Facility Usage-UPDATED

Friday, June 26, 2020

 

*PLEASE SEE THE UPDATES ADDED BELOW FOR POST-PHASE 3 ACTIVITIES, BEGINNING JUNE 29

With the South Dakota High School Activities Association ending the “dead period” on June 1, the Highmore-Harrold School District has decided to allow the use of our facilities on a limited basis, and with strict guidelines regarding how the facility can be accessed, who can access it, and what time the facility will be available for access.  Please keep in mind, our facility use is on a voluntary basis: no athletic program is requiring student-athletes to participate in summer activities.  Below are some of our protocols that will govern facility use:

·       Any person who is experiencing a temperature greater than 100 degrees, is showing signs of illness, or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 shall not use school district facilities or participate in workout sessions. 

·       Parents will be required to sign a waiver for their children before their child can access any school district facility.  18 year old students will be allowed to sign their own waiver.  The waiver can be downloaded here, or picked up from the high school office on Monday or Tuesday before noon.  Participants must present the signed waiver upon entrance to their first workout session.

·       Public use of our facilities will be limited to the times when coaches or school district personnel are supervising the facilities, will be subject to the same protocols of the student athletes, and can be restricted by coach preference.

·       Participants: *Up to 50 participants, including the coach, will be allowed per indoor workout area.  Up to 50 participants for outdoor workouts.

·       Schedules: Participating coaches will work with their athletes to schedule workouts that work for both parties.

·       Hydration: Use of facility water fountains is *allowed.  Participants *are encouraged to bring their own full water bottles, and cannot share with others under any circumstances.

·       Attire: Locker room usage is prohibited.  All participants must come dressed for their workout, but will be allowed to change shoes upon entrance.  No outside equipment (balls, weights, etc.) will be allowed in the facility.

·       Gym/weight room entrance: Students will enter the building through the north door between the high school and the ag shop only.  All people (coaches and student-athletes) who enter the building *are encourged to wear a mask or a cloth face-cover that covers their mouth and nose.

·       Pre-workout/contact screening: All coaches and participants of the workout session will be screened upon entrance.  Coaches and participants will answer a questionnaire and will have their temperature checked.  A temperature greater than 100.4 degrees will prohibit participation.  If the coach is prohibited from participating due to temperature, then the session will be cancelled. 

·       Post-screening: Once participants pass the screening and are cleared to participate, they can remove their mask or face-cover for the session.  Participants will immediately wash their hands with soap and warm water and will apply hand sanitizer before they go to their workout area.  The school district will supply both the soap and hand sanitizer.

·       Workout session: Participants will follow the instructions provided by their workout supervisor.  All workout equipment will be disinfected by the participant upon completion of use.  The school district will supply the disinfectant. 

·       Any violation of protocols could result in suspension from using the facilities.

High School Academic Award Video

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Below is the link for the Academic Award Video from Tuesday evening.  You will need to copy and paste it into your web browser:

https://youtu.be/xAMTTVVEzUk

Junior High Academic Award Video

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Below is a link to the Junior High Academic Video.  You will need to copy and paste it into your web browser:

https://youtu.be/Dv3BtOrpKSM

 

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