Elementary Spring Concerts
Spring Concerts for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades will be performed at Central Elementary Auditorium. Each school has a different night.
HASS Summer Food Service Program
Hastings Area Schools is proud to announce the return of its sponsored Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. There will be no discrimination and meals will be provided regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Additionally, adults may purchase a lunch for $4.00. This service will run from June 11, 2018, through August 17, 2018. Meals will be provided every Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Transportation will be provided from designated locations throughout Hastings (pickup and drop off addresses are listed on the flyer). For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program offered by Hastings Area Schools, please view the flyer here.
Hastings Areas Schools Facility Improvement/Safety and Security Survey
The Hastings Board of Education approved a motion for the Superintendent to work with our architects and construction management team to prepare an application for a bond proposal. This proposal would be a no mill increase (no tax increase from the current tax levy).
The proposal would address critical facility needs and increase safety and security. We value the communities input and would like to understand the communities priorities for improvements. The no mill increase is an opportunity for $11,100,000, which will not support all of our facility needs and hopes for safety and security, so we will need to prioritize. To share your priorities, please complete the following survey.
2018 Strategic Planning Survey
The Hastings Area School System (H.A.S.S.) Board of Education and administration are launching a new initiative to guide the district through a three to five-year, strategic planning process. The purpose of the process is to develop goals and strategies to help enable the H.A.S.S. to continue to offer an excellent education for students while using scarce public education resources, in the most effective and efficient way.
The strategic planning process is designed to produce approximately five goals to accomplished over a three to five-year period. The plan uses data – along with the feedback from staff, students, and community members – to help identify priority goals that will help make the district an even better place for our students.
The community's input regarding the strengths of Hastings and opinions regarding needed improvements, barriers to implementation, as well as ideas for vision are critical. Therefore, the Hastings Area School System would like to invite and encourage all community members to provide valuable feedback by either attending one of the face-to-face input sessions or filling out the online survey. All input must be received by April 30, 2018.
Please find the 2018 Strategic Planning Survey HERE
Face to Face Input Sessions Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 pm - in the Hastings Middle School Commons OR Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 pm - in the Hastings Middle School Commons
We truly appreciate community members help with charting a direction for Hastings Area School System for the next three to five years. Input from the community is crucial and highly valued.
Dr. Carrie Duits, Superintendent
Mr. Luke Haywood, Board of Education President
Hastings Partners with Barry Career Access Network
BCAN!, which is part of the Michigan College Access Network system, is more than a college access network for young people in Barry County, it is an effort to help people find their passion and success in careers that are high in skill, demand, and reward.
New Donation Opportunities Announced
Hastings Area School System receives many donations from generous community members near and far. Our District Accountability Committee (DAC) recommended an easier process through our website. Check out this new homepage for information on the existing Hastings Educational Enrichment Foundation (HEEF) as well as the newly established direct giving program.
Facility Requests now submitted online!
Hastings Area School District is now taking facility requests online through our CommunityUse calendar and request system. You can enroll online and enter requests for after-hours facility usage by following the simple steps outlined in these 2 documents.
Substitute Teachers & Bus Drivers Needed!
Hastings Area Schools are in need of both substitute teachers and bus drivers! If you are interested in substitute teaching, please visit www.edustaff.org for application materials. Training for bus drivers is provided. Drivers should contact Sandy Mikolajczyk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Phone: (269) 948-4418 Ext 6171