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The information and recommendations with the new virus, COVID-19, are changing at a rapid pace. We will continue to provide you with the most up to date changes!
**Important Message**
(April 17th)

April 14th, 2020

 

Dear Hartford Parents/Guardians

On April 2nd, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings closed for the remainder of the school year — unless restrictions are lifted — and ensures continuation of learning by setting guidelines for remote learning. The administration and staff of Hartford Public Schools have been working on a “Continuity of Learning Plan” that will deliver instruction to our students. None of this instruction will be at the school and it will not be face to face. We will send the plan to the Van Buren Intermediate School District for review by April 17th. The plan, to be implemented no later than April 28th, will include distance learning as well as “paper and pencil” activities. Teachers will be in constant contact with students and families and we will do our best to help all students learn during this tough time. I have no doubt that our teachers and administration will create a plan that meets the educational and emotional needs of all our students.

Important things to remember:
We will continue to offer our meal program Monday - Friday each week.
We will make sure our seniors who were on track to graduate will indeed graduate. Students not on track will be given every opportunity to complete their coursework so they can graduate.
All state assessments have been suspended and the SAT and PSAT will be offered in the fall.
The Third-Grade Reading law will not be enforced this school year.

There are many issues we’ll need to iron out and I ask for your patience as we develop the plan.

 

Stay Home and Stay Safe,
Andy Hubbard
Superintendent

 

April 1st, 2020

 

Dear Hartford Parents/Guardians

 

In the coming days, I fully expect our Governor to sign an executive order officially suspending face to face education for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I am hopeful in the days following the executive order that guidance from Lansing will be provided to answer some if not all of the questions you and I have about the coming months. Please understand it will take time to process this guidance and put plans in place to deal with the countless issues.

A special thank you to Angie Glover (Food Service Director), Marc Clauser (Maintenance and Transportation Director), their staff, HPS secretarial staff, and all the countless employee volunteers for their sacrifice and devotion to our students. Over the first two weeks of this closure, they have produced and distributed an amazing 30,000 meals for the children of our community.

As more information is shared each day regarding COVID-19 and its impact on education, we will keep you posted. This outbreak will not only affect us for the next few months but perhaps well into the next school year. I personally thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as we navigate this journey together. We may not be able to accomplish everything we had planned, but together, we can still accomplish great things.

 

Stay Home and Stay Safe,
Andy Hubbard
Superintendent

COVID RESOURCES 
COVID RESOURCES (SPANISH)
Suggestions for Sustaining Resilience during the COVID-19 Response
This Link Provides Social Emotional Resources for Children & Adults
 
Looking for a video with easily-understood graphics and even some math help? This well-done, 8-minute video shows why social distancing is so critical. Help your communities understand the exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus with this video: https://youtu.be/fgBla7RepXU

Learn more about COVID-19:

 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Coronavirus website, plus:

Donate and Locate Fabric Face Coverings in Van Buren/Cass County!
(Face Covering Do's and Don'ts:)
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Tools
Letter From Hartford Administration (March 15th)
Letter From Hartford Administration (March 13th)
Letter From Hartford Administration (March 12th)