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


Another week in!  This week we resumed in-person learning at the High School joining Northview and the Middle School.  Our attendance has been very positive and our number of close contacts remains low.  As of today, we have over 96% of our student population attending school in person.  That is exciting news!  We continue to watch and monitor the health of our district and are so grateful for your continued support in keeping our staff and students safe, and our buildings open.


Hopefully by now you have heard about or have read about the upcoming referendum.  The referendum will be on the ballot on April 6th and will be for $35 million dollars.  That amount will be for the construction of a new Middle School and new HVAC at Northview Elementary.  The High School will also receive a new secure entrance as well as a new roof and boiler. 


We will be hosting an informational meeting in the Howards Grove Center for the Arts Auditorium on Monday March 22nd. The meeting will be from 5:30-6:30 pm.


We are also hosting open houses at the Middle School on March 10th from 5-6 pm and on March 17th and 24th from 6-7 pm.  These tours will be semi-guided and will give you an opportunity to see the current conditions of our Middle School.  Masks and social distancing will be required at these meetings.


There is a lot of important information regarding the upcoming referendum on our website including videos of the current issues as well as conceptual plans for what the new Middle School could look like.  If you haven’t visited the website lately, please do so as we are adding new information weekly.


It has been a challenging year for families for many different reasons, and we want you to know that our counselors and pupil service staff are here to support you and your child. As a reminder, if you need support or have questions, please reach out to Amanda O’Connell, our elementary school counselor at Northview (, Jessica Luecke, our middle school counselor (, David Hickmann, district school social worker (, or Tracy Bandt, district school psychologist (


As always, thank you for your continued support of the Howards Grove School District.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us if you have questions or concerns.




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