This week is Minnesota Paraprofessional Recognition Week! 🎉 Join us in celebrating the work that our paraprofessionals do and the impact they have on the education of our students. Thank you for all that you do for Hermantown Community Schools!
Hermantown Community Schools continues to exceed the threshold of 5% or more of students and staff absent with COVID, therefore face coverings will continue to be required for all students and staff during the school day, regardless of vaccination status, until our numbers drop below that threshold. Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe! Wayne Whitwam Hermantown Superintendent
Hermantown will be following CDC recommendations for return to school after 5 days. Details can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-contact-tracing/about-isolation.html
COVID NOTICE/REQUIRED MASKING Site: Hermantown School District School-Wide Masking Date: January 11, 2022 Dear Parent/Guardian, Staff, Prior to Christmas break Hermantown had only one positive Covid case reported districtwide. Unfortunately, we have seen a significant increase in the last week. Hermantown students in grades 7-12 have reached the threshold of 5% or more of students and staff absent with COVID. Per the District’s masking guidelines, face coverings are now required for all students and staff during the school day, regardless of vaccination status, during the masking period. · Your student will need to wear a face covering in school for a minimum of 10 days, starting January 11, 2022, through January 20, 2022. · If grades 7-12 continue to reach the 5% threshold after January 20th, the 10 days of masking will continue from the last 5% reading. · Students ages 2 to grade 6 will continue to wear face coverings. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that individuals monitor for symptoms associated with COVID-19. If your student/you develop symptoms associated with COVID-19 or test positive, please contact the school. Following the CDC guidelines Hermantown has adopted 5 day quarantine for staff. On Wednesday, January 12th the Minnesota Department of Health is coming out with guidance on how the 5 day quarantine applies to students. We plan to follow that guidance and will get details out as soon as we receive that information. Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe! Wayne Whitwam Hermantown Superintendent
Throughout January, Hermantown High School will be holding a Winter Giving Drive benefitting Life House. Donations will be accepted in the HS Digital Commons.
Tonight's #Hawks boys JV and Varsity hockey games vs. Denfeld have been postponed until Jan. 4. Game times will be at 5pm and 7pm, respectively. 📷 Shawna Jokinen / Freeway North Photography
Hermantown Schools will be closed today - Thursday, December 16th.
The #Hawks had 3 teams earn awards at their Robotics Tournament last weekend! Robo Hawks won the Champion's Award and advanced to the MN State Championship, while Feathered Flock of Train-ees won the Innovative Project Award and Wild Legos won the Robot Design Award.
A special thank you to Band Director Nick Allen, all of the students in band, and the parents and attendees for the first live band performance at HHS in nearly two years!
Make sure to follow our district Facebook page for spotlights on our 2022 seniors, like Ella Dailey! https://www.facebook.com/ISD700/
Third and fourth grade students were able to explore STEM careers during the STEMpathy Career Fair at the High School today!
Congratulations to the JV Knowledge Bowl team! The team finished first among 24 teams in today’s tournament. Team members include Adaeze Enemuoh, Rachita Tamilselvan, Annalyn Sweetnan, Jonah Wolcott, and Jace Christy.
Happy Education Support Professionals Day! Thank you to our Education Support Professionals at Hermantown Community Schools for making a difference every single day.
The district calendar for the 2022-23 school year is now available: https://5il.co/11oem
Hermantown is contracting out for plowing. We are taking bids on two plow trucks. One truck is diesel and the other one is a gas engine.
Winners from the High School Halloween Costume Contest! Duo: Bob Ross and Painting Group: Sanderson Sisters Individual: Liberty Mutual Insurance Guy
Good morning! We were treated to this beautiful sunrise on campus this morning. 🌅
Thanks to all of the students and staff who showed their support for Mr. Dobinson on Monday, October 11th by wearing their green Game Day shirts! A special thanks to Mrs. Arro for making the arrangements and to Crystal Holden of Nostalgic Earth Photography for taking the pictures.
Homecoming events are in full swing! The Coronation is complete. Friday’s events include the parade, the game, and the dance. Just a reminder for students and parents…dance tickets MUST be purchased in advance during lunches. No admittance without a ticket purchased in advance.
The junior/sophomore team took the Homecoming Powder Puff crown with a win in overtime today vs. the seniors/freshmen.