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Closed Until Further Notice

Hastings Public Schools Community:

I know many of you have questions that we do not yet have answers to but it is my hope that this document gives you some clarity on the status of the operation of our school district.  HPS will be closed indefinitely. We will continue to monitor the situation and listen to guidance from state and local officials.

During this closure, we will provide meals for students and academic activities that can be completed at home.  The offices will be open at each building during the following hours until further notice:

Monday:  10AM – 6PM  (Suggested day to pick up academic activities)

Tuesday- Friday: 8AM – 4PM

Please see the additional information included in this announcement regarding meals and academics.  Be safe and stay positive. I am confident our community will work together and get through this unprecedented situation.


Jeff Schneider


Hastings Public Schools

Food Service

Meals will be served at Hastings High School, Hastings Middle School, Alcott Elementary, and Lincoln Elementary from 11AM – 1PM Monday – Friday beginning on Thursday, March 19th.
These meals will be for anyone age 18 & under, you do NOT need to be an HPS student to participate.
The meals will be grab and go sack meals.

Academic Activities

HPS will provide weekly academic packets that will be available at each building beginning Monday, March 23rd.  Parents can pick up these packets during any of the office hours listed above (Senior High Students will receive this electronically but can also pick up hard copies if they do not have electronic access).  In order to prevent mass gatherings please note that when you pick up the packets there will not be staff members to conference with, it will simply be a very quick process of picking up the packets.
The purpose of this work is to keep students engaged in learning.  At this time we will attempt to provide as much feedback as possible but will not grade this work. 

Personal Items in Buildings 

Students and families may stop by the buildings during office hours to pick up personal items such as medications, instruments, and contents in their desks/lockers.  Again, please keep these visits brief out of respect for others.