On April 16, an emergency order from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers directed all Wisconsin schools to stay closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year to save lives during this health crisis. The order also states schools may continue providing educational services and meals for students through the rest of the school year.
The news raised many questions for HSSD students, families, and staff. The District is presently working quickly to find the answers to inform planning.

What we know now:
• HSSD will continue learning at home through the end of the school year, June 9.
• HSSD will serve free breakfast and lunch to all students 18 and under through the end of the school year, June 9.

What we will announce as soon as we know:
• We are working with the state to find out whether HSSD summer school will proceed as planned or whether there will need to be adjustments.
• We will find ways to honor our Bay Port Class of 2020 seniors who lost out on important experiences during their last year in HSSD. We have received many inquiries regarding Commencement. We are evaluating alternatives at this time as it does not appear that we can safely hold Commencement on its scheduled date.

This situation is fluid and unpredictable. The Board of Education and HSSD administration is committed to sharing any potential changes to the HSSD plan as quickly and accurately as possible. The community’s best source of information is a dedicated page on our HSSD website: www.hssdschools.org/covid19 where we routinely share updates. Together we are flattening the curve. Let’s #KeepOnWI staying safe, healthy and informed.

For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org or for additional information regarding this article, contact School Board member Scott Jandrin at scotjand@hssdschools.org.