HMHS Information for Re-Opening School

HMHS Information for Re-Opening School Fall 2020 

This information is in addition to the Hinsdale Fall 2020 School re-opening plan summary previously posted on the school district web page www.hnhsd.org   

All Families will receive a letter on PowerSchool with packets mailed home on August 27.  The letter will provide the updated usernames and passwords that students will need for logging onto their laptops and Office 365. 

Parents must notify the school of their intention if they choose remote learning for their children by  

August 28, 2020.   Please call Karen Thompson at 336-5984 ext. 7861 

Students must participate either full access or fully remote.  Students who chose to begin the school year remotely will be required to maintain remote learning until the end of the first quarter.  Remote students will be welcome to begin full access learning at the end of the quarter should they choose to return to school.  

Remote students may still participate in sports following the return to sports guidelines posted on the district web page.  

Medical Screening will be performed on every student, staff member and visitor entering any school building.   

Facility Upgrades:  

HVAC air filters have been upgraded district wide from MERV 7 to MERV 11 to improve air quality and safety. 

iWave-C  Commercial air cleaners are being installed in the HVAC systems in both schools. These air purification systems purify the air supply killing mold, bacteria and viruses (tested to successfully reduce up to 99.4% of the COVID-19 virus particles in the air flow).    

Hiring of additional custodial staff to maintain strict cleaning and sanitation schedules.  

Decluttering and rearrangement of classrooms to allow for physical distancing. 

Purchase of UV Sanitation lights.  

Full Access in School: Students will: 

  • Arrive at either the front entry for buses, cafeteria entry for walkers and student drivers, or gym entry for parent drop-off. 
  • Be required to wear mask, which must be dress code appropriate. 
  • Have daily health screenings: Students with temperatures will not be admitted and will need to go home.   If your child has a fever, keep them home. 
  • Be admitted to building at 7:30, report directly to Advisory ClassroomPlease do not have students arrive at school before 7:30am.   
  • Carry essential learning materials and laptop with them, no locker use 

Remote Learning with Internet Access 

  • Parents meet via Zoom for training, Q & A 
  • Students log in to laptops on school campus initially (week of September 1) (Tech check).   
  • Students log in on Office 365 for each class on time and participate for the class period. Attendance will be taken. They do not need to log in to study hall.   
  • If a student is not in attendance, the school must receive a parent/doctor note. Please contact hmhsattendance@hnhsd.org   After two attempts to reach parents regarding unexcused absences, the SRO will become involved. 
  • Required Assessments will be scheduled, such as remote MAP testing or on-site SAT testing. 
  • Assigned work will be graded by teachers based on their criteria, and the late work policy will be in effect. 
  • Virtual meetings with teachers will required at least once per week. Individual in-person tutoring can be arranged at the school as needed. 

Remote Learning without Internet Access 

  • Parents arrange training in person, over the phone, or via Zoom. 
  • Students log in to laptops on school campus initially (week of September 1) (Tech check) 
  • Assignments and learning resources will be provided on a flash drive, which will need to be picked up and exchanged on a weekly schedule. 
  • Parent or student will need to call the school daily to check in and for attendance purposes. Please contact hmhsattendance@hnhsd.org   If you are unable to attend to school work for a day, the school requires a note from parent with the reason, per attendance policy.  If no contact is maintained, the school will attempt to reach out, and the SRO may become involved. 
  • If a student is not in attendance, the school must receive a parent/doctor note. After two attempts to reach parents regarding unexcused absences, the SRO will become involved. 
  • Required Assessments will be scheduled on-site, such as MAP testing or SAT testing. 
  • Assigned work will be graded by teachers based on their criteria, and the late work policy will be in effect. 
  • Phone conference meetings with teachers will required at least once per week. Individual in-person tutoring can be arranged at the school as needed.