**Following Thanksgiving, we plan to temporarily move to remote learning for ALL STUDENTS for ONE WEEK from Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 4. The district has applied for a waiver from the Iowa Department of Education for this move. Additional details about remote learning and meal availability during this time will be shared in upcoming days. Our intent is to return to hybrid learning on Monday, Dec. 7.

Hempstead High School
Remote Hybrid Learning Schedule
***Teachers zoom with A-day students on A-days and B-day students on B-days as designated on the district calendar.

Period 1   7:45 – 8:30
Period 2   8:40 – 9:25
Period 3   9:35 – 10:20
Period 4   10:30 – 11:15
Lunch       11:20 – 11:45
Period 5    11:50 – 12:35
Period 6    12:45 – 1:30
Period 7    1:40 – 2:25


RUNNING/JOGGING/COLD WEATHER ENTHUSIASTS COME JOIN THE POLAR BEAR CLUB. The Polar Bear Running Club will start meeting every Monday and Thursday after schoolbeginning Monday, Dec. 7th. Any staff or student is invited to come run or jog as short or as far as you want to go and be part of this club (The wearing of masks and social distancing will be required). You don’t have to come every time to be part of the club, attend when it works for you. Our first run/meeting will be on Mon. Dec. 7th, meeting in the event entrance hallway by 2:35 that day. Dress for the weather. Contact Ms Duccini (in C119) if you have any questions.

Girls Track & Field – There will be will an informational meeting today and/or tomorrow at 3pm in the auditorium. You need only attend one session.

Hempstead Key Club would like the Mustang Family to help with an ambitious project to make and donate at least 12 tie blankets to donate to the Maria House/Theresa Shelter. The request is to collect donated Fleece to distribute to our Members to make tie blankets. Our goal is to deliver them on December 18. The dimensions would be 2 yards of fleece each pattern/color. Contact Mrs. Lange or Mrs. Belle if interested in donating.

Typically, at the end of November we would be looking to start intramural events. With the current circumstances and guidelines in place, we have decided to push back the start date for Intramurals until after the first of the year. Make sure to watch for announcements on start dates, times, and events. At this point we plan to have a few ski nights at Sundown, but do not yet have those scheduled. See Mr. Loeffelholz or Mr. Hoerner with any questions.

ALL SENIORS NEED CPR TO GRADUATE: If you are a 12th grader and are already CPR certified, please take your CPR card to Kelly in the Main Office ASAP to complete this requirement.


Colleges are still visiting with interested students through ZOOM on your AT HOME learning days.
Check out these upcoming options:

US Air Force will be having a virtual presentation and visit today, Nov. 23rd at 3:00pm

Iowa State will be hosting a group visit Tuesday, November 24 from 6-8 pm for all students in this territory. This meeting will be an interactive presentation on various aspects of Iowa State through games! There will also be a Q&A Session for students to ask any questions they have about Iowa State. Check the Counseling Website for Registration Information!

Stop in the Counseling Office for the Zoom links