Free and Reduced Lunch Application Reopened
We are aware that many families may be experiencing a reduction or loss of income due to the closures affecting all of us. Please know that we can continue to accept applications for free and reduced price meals during the school closure. You can apply on-line at: lunchapp.com. We realize that breakfast and lunch at school aren't currently available but there are many more benefits that are available for families based on free and/or reduced meals status. The district's summer lunch program is also based on free and reduced meal applications. Also, your children's status will be good for the first 30 days of the 2020-21 school year. We encourage you to apply, if your family situation has changed or you did not want to apply in the past. HASS will try to process all applications within 48 hours.
Counseling Departments of Hastings Release a Coping With COVID-19 Resource Guide
Recognizing that these are unprecedented times, and families may have more social and emotional stress, the Counseling Departments from Hastings Area Schools have released a Coping with COVID-19 resource guide. Click HERE to see what they have compiled.
HASS Learning Plan Approved by BISD
On April 8, the BISD approved the Continuity of Learning Plan that Hastings Area Schools submitted. These plans are required by the State of Michigan in response to the closure of school buildings through the 2019-2020 school year. Attached are the PLAN (15 page PDF) and APPROVAL GUIDE (6 page PDF) as required.
Update on Coronavirus Response - March 13
All Michigan schools are closed beginning on Monday, March 16 through at least April 6. However, we do not expect to change the Hastings Area Schools previously scheduled Spring Break - so we expect to resume school on April 13. Attached here is a letter from Superintendent Remenap explaining what we know so far.
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
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.