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 lunch for $4.00. This service will run from June 10, 2019, through August 16, 2019. Meals will be provided every Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Transportation is offered 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.
Young Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Registration
Young Kindergarten/Kindergarten registration packets can be found here or picked up at any of the following locations during open hours: the District Administration Office, elementary buildings, or the Hastings Community Education and Recreation Center.
Forms must be completed and returned to the Administration Office (232 W. Grand Street) with the following documents:
• Certified copy of the child's birth certificate
• Updated immunization records
• Proof of residency. (e.g., a drivers license, or an official piece of mail or documentation showing guardians name and residential address)
The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
To enroll in school, children must be five years old before September 1, 2019. However, if a child will be five years old before December 1, 2019, they can attend school with a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waivers are available anywhere packets are distributed.
BY STATE LAW before attending school, students must have up to date immunizations (or a waiver) as well as completed vision and hearing testing.
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.