Reopening Info & Updates (2020-21)

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In our ongoing effort to give up-to-date information about the reopening of schools in September 2020, we will be centralizing updates on this page. Please check back regularly for the latest information.

As we proceed through these uncertain and quickly changing times, please know that the health and social-emotional well-being of our students and staff will remain our top priority. The 2020-2021 school year will require us all to collaborate and adapt as we go. As a school community, we will create a safe, effective learning environment for our students and we will get through this unprecedented time in history together.

Reopening Updates

Positive Case Communication

See a list of the positive case notifications communicated to staff and families.

Frequently Asked Questions

[UPDATED 10/6/2020] This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page addresses common questions and concerns related to reopening schools in September. It will be updated as new information is received and details are finalized. The first day of school is Monday, September 14, 2020.

Topics included in the FAQ:

  • Phase-in schedules (PK-10)
  • Remote learning schedules
  • School breakfast and lunch
  • Health screenings and protocol for suspected/confirmed cases
  • Arrival and dismissal
  • And more

Reopening Plan for September 2020

View the HCSD Reopening Plan here (Google Translation available), or download the plan as a PDF.

Supplemental Reopening Plans

Presentations & Videos

Virtual School

The District is offering families of students entering Grades K-10 the option of full-time online instruction as a replacement to in-person instruction within the school buildings. Learn more about the Virtual School option. The deadline to register for Virtual School has been extended to midnight on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Video Resources

Back to School News with Mr. MacCormack

Student Orientation for Returning to School

Returning to School Orientation

For more information about topics mentioned in the above video, such as transportation, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Hand Washing for Kids

Help Your Child Prepare to Go Back to School


Cloth Face Covering Do’s and Don’ts

How to Wear a Cloth Mask Safely

Wearing a Mask Helps Stop the Spread of Germs

Wearing a Mask- A Social Narrative for Children

Social Distancing at School

Moving in the Hallways

Staying Safe on the School Bus