HOME OF THE TIGERS
The mission of the Hayden School District is to promote continuous growth in student achievement by providing the support and tools to create a safe, motivating and enriching academic program which meets diverse educational needs.
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April 29, 2021
It is hard to believe that we are in the last month of school. We have overcome many obstacles this year. I am proud of our staff and students for remaining strong and overcoming the adversity that was faced. While we did have quarantines with various groups throughout the year, we only were out for four days as a whole. An accomplishment to be commended and I am so appreciative of everyone’s efforts to make this a reality for our students.
Looking back on the school year, we have many things to celebrate. We achieved Level 1 Certification for our elementary school in our Highly Reliable Schools ~ Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture and our secondary received a provisional certification which will be revisited in September. All certified staff participated in vocabulary and assessment training to increase rigor in the classroom as well as a full day training on The New Art and Science of Teaching with a focus on engagement. We added classes based on student feedback and interest which included Ag at both the high and middle school levels, Outdoor Education, and psychology. Flexibility in scheduling at the secondary level was also incorporated which allows students the ability to take classes required throughout their high school years as opposed to required ones each year. We re-established the Tiger Wall of Fame with this years inductee being Scott Rienks. We received the RISE (Response, Intervention, and Student Equity) grant in collaboration with South Routt School District for over $1 million. The students and staff re-established themselves into our new facility through the BEST grant and bond allowance. All staff participated in the Standard Response Protocol safety training. We held homecoming events, prom, and have a scheduled graduation ceremony outside. Our students were able to participate in their respective sports even though they were somewhat shortened seasons. BoardDocs was implement for all Board of Education meetings and documents so everyone had access to the documents being reviewed. And, we are utilizing Frontline as part of our hiring for excellence. While we still have many things to work on and improve upon, we are striving for excellence in all areas.
The last Parent/Community Townhall for the year will be held on May 4th starting at 6:00. My hope is to continue these next year and be able to be in person. But, until then, here is the login information:
- Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87387410312
- Meeting ID: 873 8741 0312
- Passcode: XwH4Mh
As of now, our current free and reduced lunch numbers are 19% for the district. This is a drastic decrease from the past when we averaged around 35%. These low number affect our ability to get several grants and reduce our state funding per student. Applications are available on the website or by contacting the school. Application forms will be part of next years back to school packet so we can assure everyone completes them even if meals continue to be free for all students.
At the Board meeting in April, staff recognition went to Karissa Humenik, Jeff Schlim, and Kalee Voegtle Thank you for all you do for our students on a daily basis! You are appreciated. Our amazing students honored this month were Chase Howard, Brenna DaSilva, and Leah Carrouth. It is an honor for us to serve you in your educational journey.
Christy L. Sinner, Ph.D., Superintendent