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Computer Drop Off

As the District readies for the start of school in September, District staff are working to prepare items and rooms for students. One of these tasks is reading technology devices for student use. In order to prepare the technology for all students, the district needs to collect the Chromebooks that were temporarily issued to students in March - July. This necessary process will make sure that these devices are cleaned, inventoried, sorted, and readied for the start of school. Each child will then receive a Chromebook specifically labeled and assigned to them for the 2020-21 school year.

For all students going into Kindergarten - 6th grade (regardless of the instructional model selected), their district-issued Chromebooks and chargers should be returned to the District Office (402 w. Sumner Street) via "drive-thru" style drop-off during the following times:

  • Friday, Aug 7 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday, Aug 10 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 11 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, Aug 12 - 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Thursday, Aug 13 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday, Aug 14 - 8:00am - 12:30pm

All devices must be returned no later than Friday, August 14th.

Students Grades 7-8:

Students going into 7th and 8th grade already have an "assigned" device. These students will bring their device to school with them on the first day of school. Devices that need repair may be returned during the dates/times above.)

Instructional Model Selections:

Students who have chosen the face-to-face model will use their assigned devices in their classrooms. Students who have chosen hybrid or virtual instruction models will be provided with details for Chromebook distribution later in August.

Developing A Plan to Reopen Our Schools

Gathering Input

During these challenging times in our country, we have worked hard to continue to meet the needs of all students. We value your input and are reaching out to all HJT1 families and staff to ask for input as we develop a plan for the 2020-21 school year. To accomplish this, we facilitated a parent and staff survey with the help of School Perceptions, LLC, an independent Wisconsin-based firm with expertise in conducting school surveys, to collect this data and ensure anonymity.

The results of the Future Planning portion of this survey will be made available to parents and staff by late July.  Please continue to watch your email for more information.

Steering Committee

To gain additional feedback and planning input, the District coordinated a Steering Committee made up of HJT1 stakeholders including parents, staff, and school board members. This group invested approximately four to five hours of time reviewing survey data, health and safety recommendations, legal implications, and multiple instructional delivery scenarios. In addition to the survey data and parent feedback, the district is also using input from the Steering Committee to drive the Reopening Our Schools plan which will be released in late July. 

Reflecting on the Spring of 2020

A Video Interview with Dr. Smits

Please view these special messages from HJT1 District Administrator, Dr. Smits, as he discusses how the District plans for the 2020-21 school year.

A Reflection on the Transition to Virtual Learning


Planning for the 2020-21 School Year


Contingency Planning for the School Year

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