Hartford High School News

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Class of 2020

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!  It was a unique graduation, for sure!  CATV recorded the graduation and put together this video. Enjoy!  

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New Survey for Summer Lunch Program

The Hartford Community Coalition, in partnership with Fresh Picks Cafe, will continue providing breakfast and lunches every week day through August 14th.  Whether you are currently receivi...

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Retirement Celebration

Please join us in honoring our retiring teachers and staff this year.  We are very sad that we are not able to hold our Annual Hartford Education Association/ Hartford School Board Retirement Reception. We worked hard to create this video in an effort to reflect and honor all of the tremendous contributions these retirees have made to the district. To our ret...

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Summer Lunch Program

Here's a very quick update on summer lunches: 1.  Butler's bus will end deliveries on Friday June 12th. 2. June 15 - August 24(ish), The Hartford Community Coalition is partnering with Read more

Summer Wellness Resources

Stay safe and well this summer with this list of SUMMER WELLNESS RESOURCES compiled by the Hartford High School nurse and counselors.  We hope you stay healthy, strong and connected! Summer...

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Vaccine Requirements

Parents and guardians: Please be aware that state vaccine requirements for school attendance will not be relaxed for the coming school year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever that we avoid an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease in our community!  Please contact your PCP's office to make certain that your child is adequately immunized to begin school in the fall. The American Academy of Pediatric...

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A MOMENT OF SILENCE AND AN EVENING OF MUSIC   Please watch this video message from Mr. Fogg first: Mr. Fogg's Video Message for Bill  Join us for the Spring 2020 HHS Performing Arts Department Awards and Senior Recognition Ceremony & HHS Virtual Talent Show! Tune in on Tuesday, May 19th at 6...

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Food Service Update

First of all, we hope all families are well.  We are adjusting some of the ways in which we assist families who are getting or may now need food.  Please go to the website below and complete the survey regardless of your need for food.   Some of the things we are changing include: As we have learned a lot over the last 4 weeks, we're working to create a more vibrant system, with more variety and easier access.  Filling out this form w...

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School Closure Update & April Vacation

Dear Hartford School Community, The past few weeks have been beyond words, hard to describe. We all face challenges, have worries and are concerned about the future. What I have seen is a community that has grown stronger, stronger together as we strive to continue our mission to provide for and educate our children. Our teachers and instructional staff have worked diligently to change, overnight, the way they do their jobs. This has not been easy for anyone. We know it has b...

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Schools closed for the remainder of this school year

March 26, 2020 Good Evening Hartford!  By now I am sure most of you have heard that this afternoon Governor Scott ordered all schools closed for the remainder of this school year. We were all surprised by this sudden news but I know the Governor based his decision on the latest scientific data about how to combat this virus.  Please trust that all school district employees will work to make this situation as good as possible for the children. None of us li...

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School Closure Update

Hello Hartford! By now you have heard that Governor Scott ordered Vermonters to stay at home until April 15. This means school will be closed until after April Vacation. April vacation will be a regular vacation, there is no change in the school calendar. Students and staff are working during this closure and the time is counted as part of the mandatory 175 school days required per year by the State of Vermont. Most students have done very well adjusting to our new learning...

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Free Breakfast and Lunch During Remote Learning

The Hartford School District will begin providing free breakfast/lunch during remote learning. If you would like to pick up breakfast and lunch for your children, please make sure you complete this survey and follow these p...

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Internet Options for Families

If you need a stable internet connection to work from home or for your child to learn from home, please check out this article for assistance: Are There Programs Available to Help Make Internet Service More Affordable?

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Hartford School Preparedness

Dear Hartford: This letter is to inform you about how the school district is informed about the COVID-19 Virus and what we are doing to prevent the spread of the disease in the Hartford School District. Read the full letter from Superintendent Tom DeBalsi

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Partnering with all learners

A View from the principal’s office – Partnering with all learners As the calendar rolls to March, I am reminded of the many seasons that we are about to experience.  In Vermont, we welcome spring, mud season, sugaring season, and, in schools, standardized testing season.  During the next weeks to months, our students will be engaging in a range of standardized tests and I would like to use this forum to share information about them and to try to explain t...

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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource: This document provides guidance to parents on how to provide accurate prevention information and facts to students without causing undue alarm. (National Association of School Psychologists and NASN) ( Read more

Meet Hartford High's resident composer, Katya Mueller!

Meet Hartford High's resident composer, Katya Mueller! Through Music-COMP, a local non-profit, Katya had the opportunity to be mentored by a professional composer and have her composition, Tongues of Fire , performed by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra at the State House in Montpelier.  Katya enjoys composing original music for ensembles she is a part of, including church and school groups. She also enjoys ...

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HACTC Community Night

Welcoming current and prospective students and their families, community members, business partners, and others to visit the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Learn about the programs. Meet teachers and students. Learn what makes the HACTC such an amazing school!  

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News from the Nurse

It is cold and flu season and with rising concerns about the Coronavirus, it is important to stay healthy and informed!  Please use the following links to the CDC and Vermont Department of Health for further information on Coronavirus. CDC:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Vermont DOH:   Read more

"The Lottery"

Hartford High School proudly presents "The Lottery" a play written by Brainerd Duffield and based on Shirley Jackson's seminal short story of the same name. A town gathers for their annual lottery. Some folks are starting to question the tradition while others argue its value. Will this be the year things change? Join us Feb. 14th and 15th at 7pm in the HHS Auditorium. Tickets are $6 and available at the door. This play is produced in special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUB...

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OQS and WRS Meet the Principal Candidate Forum

Hello Hartford! This is a very exciting time in the Hartford Schools. We have been hard at work conducting principal searches at both the Ottauquechee and White River Elementary Schools. As you know Ms. Powers and Ms. Newton have decided to retire at the end of this school year. Please help each search team by attending the “Meet the Principal Candidates Forum”. On Monday, February 10, at 6:00 PM at the Ottauquechee School, 2 principal finalists will present ...

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Hope Happens Here

This Friday, January 31st is our school’s Chapter of Hope Happens Here's first mental health awareness basketball game. Hope Happens Here is a mental health awareness organization that is dedicated to starting the conversation about mental health removing the stigma around it. Be sure to wear green, the mental health awareness color. Varsity at 7, JV at 5:30.  

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Auditions for the annual Hartford High School PIZZAZZ Variety Show will be after school on Wednesday, February 26 or Thursday, February 27 (pick 1 day). Audition sign-ups will be posted at a later date. Start getting your act together now! All types of talent are welcome! See Mrs. Conerty or Mrs. Nardone with questions. 

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2020 Fall Exhibition Night

Join us in celebrating Hartford students’ self-driven projects through various experiences, courses, and opportunities from the fall semester! Date: Thursday, January 9th Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Location: Hartford High School Cafeteria, H Lobby, and Library

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Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year

For those who like to plan ahead, the 2020-2021 school calendar is now available: 2020-21 School Calendar

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