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Hayden School District promotes excellence in student achievement by providing opportunities and support in creating a safe, inspiring and enriching environment which meets the diverse educational needs of every student.

Hayden School District fosters analytical and creative thinkers who excel, innovate, and persevere in a global society; students and staff who challenge the status quo to promote excellence and integrity in their world.

Excellence. Integrity. Innovation.

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Letter from the Superintendent

September 1, 2022

Welcome back!  We have had an excellent start to the school year. The first two weeks have flown by and everyone seems to be back in the groove and rhythm already.  This school year has bought us an increase in our student enrollment. Elementary is up nine students from last year, middle school stayed the same, and high school has twelve new students.  With the new year came some new teachers as well.  While they are new to our district most have taught in other districts prior to joining us. We would like to welcome at the elementary Gina Cenryar, Adam Rodgers, and Sarah Vanek. At the middle school, John Camponeschi, Carrie Kleckler, and Chris Zirkle. Daniel Krause has joined the high school team and for our K-12 art position, we have Stacy Crumpton.  We also had some internal moves between schools so the faces are the same but the grade level has changed. Additionally, we had two retired teachers rejoin our team. Robin Bush and Susan Koehler are back with us part time this year.  We are proud of the staff we have in place and the experience they bring!

We also have several new class offerings for our middle and high school students. This year at middle school, we have Integrated Studies that is focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math that aligns with what teachers are teaching in the core content classes, current events, and STEM. At the high school, we are now offering French, college Spanish, astronomy, work-based learning, college political science, and trigonometry.

This year, we are changing our process for lunch payments, and are moving into a cashless dining system. This will allow all lunch balance payments to go through our secure school payment portal at https://haydenschools.org or directly through the e-funds portal at https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56144 . Please do not send your students to school with cash we are going to utilize the online payment method if possible. What does this mean for you as a parent?  You will be able to monitor all school lunch charges and balances, as well as have an immediate record for payments made, amounts due and account credits issued. Please feel free to contact Chris Poole, Director of Food Service, @ cpoole@haydenschools.org with any questions or concerns. If you haven’t filled out a Free and Reduced application form, you can find them on our website https://haydenschools.org/food-service/   You can also follow what we are serving on Instagram @ hayden_school_lunch

Football has started out strong with 29 participants at the high school level and 17 at the middle school. The coaches are excited about the year ahead. Volleyball started off strong with some exciting wins in close games and finishing 3rd at the Rangely tournament.  We have 25 participants at the high school and 20 out for middle school.  The sports schedule is attached here.

We are in the process of refining our ClassTag procedures. We implemented this communication system a couple of years ago for teachers to communicate with parents and parents to communicate with teachers.  The platform has had some changes in its features for safety and security. We appreciate the feedback received. We have read and discussed all of it to determine what is the best fit for our school system. The final document will be out by the middle of September.

Looking forward to an amazing year!

Respectfully,

Christy L. Sinner, Superintendent

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