Dear HGSD Parents, Staff and Community,                                                     February 5th, 2021


It was only a matter of time before winter truly arrived.  This week we saw our first significant snow fall as well as cold temperatures.  With every weather event, we try to make decisions that will keep all students and staff safe.  As parents please use your best judgement on getting your child to school safely. 


This week concludes our first week back with all students, 5 days, at Northview Elementary and the Middle School.  The week has gone very well and staff and students are adjusting to being back.  As I mentioned last week, it continues to be a challenge to maintain proper social distancing.   Please continue to use the daily screener before sending your child to school.  Frequent hand washing and following the mask mandate certainly helps with illness even beyond Covid-19.


By now, most of you know that the Howards Grove School District will be going to referendum in April of this year.  In addition to a new Middle School, on the existing site, the referendum also includes a new HVAC system at Northview Elementary and a new roof, boiler and secure entrance at the High School.  The total amount of the referendum is for $35 million.  The estimated tax impact is $1.58 per $1000.  More information will be provided in future weekly updates regarding the referendum.


Many people have questioned what the issues are at the Middle School.  Today, we posted a video link on the home page of the district website.  That video will give you a virtual tour of our Middle School showing what the issues are and why a new Middle School is needed.  Please take a few minutes to watch the video. 


The mental wellness of our students and families is always on the forefront.  In addition to school resources, please take a moment to seek out available community resources through Mental Health America in Sheboygan County by following the link:                           


Currently the district is looking to hire two track coaches and a golf coach.  If you, or someone you know might be interested, please contact Daniel Butler, Athletic Director at  


If you are interested in being a substitute teacher there is an easy way to get certified through CESA 7. You only need to have an associate degree to qualify.   I have included a link below to CESA 7 if you are interested.


Thank you all for your continued support of the school district.  Please let us know if you have any questions.



Chris Peterson, Scott Fritz, Heather Zizis, Jason Cole, Josh Swanson, and Tracy Bandt