Young Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022
Kindergarten registration will be held April 29, 2021 from 3 pm to 7 pm at the CERC. This is for all parents (including parents of Noah's Ark, CERC, GSRP, etc).
Parents will need to bring a certified copy of a birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency (driver's license, buy/sell agreement, rental agreement, or utility bill). More details on registration can be found HERE.
Out of district??? No problem, come register and school of choice papers will be available.
Second Semester Calendar Adjusted Dates Announced and Snow Days Saved!
Hastings Area Schools has made some adjustments to the calendar for the 2nd semester. January 15 is now a normal school day. January 22, February 12 and March 12 are now remote learning days.
Also, snow days will continue to exist in Hastings and are non-instructional! Go sledding and shovel a driveway! Details are here.
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.
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 Sara LaVair (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.