Can my kids get free breakfast or lunch meals at your school?

Yes! We serve breakfast & lunch from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the front of the school. The meals are free to children, ages 1-18. Please remain in your vehicle, and the sack meal will be brought to your car. Please be prepared to give your name, and how many children are receiving the meal when asked by staff.

Did you hold your annual lottery for the 2020-2021 school year?

Yes! Our lottery drawing was Saturday, April 4, 2020. We are sending our acceptance & waitlist letters via USPS to families entered in our lottery the week of April 13th. If you did not enter your student into the lottery, and wish to place your student on our waitlist, please call the front office at 208-453-8070.

Is school attendance required for my child during this “soft closure” due to COVID-19?

Yes. Your child is still required to attend by participating in remote schooling daily during the “soft closure.” At HCCS, each teacher has a Bloomz account that all parents have been asked to join. Your teacher will take attendance based on your participation on Bloomz, Zoom, or a given task/activity picked up on a given day.

Will my child’s work be graded during this soft closure?

Yes.  Your child’s teacher is working hard to develop remote learning instruction for your child to be completed daily, or over a period of days. Similar to our regular school days before COVID-19, most of those assignments will be assigned a grade toward their quarter 4 grade, while some of them will simply be required for participation or practice. Grade level teachers will communicate with specifics to your child’s classroom and assignments. Please keep in mind, this is unprecedented for your child, you and your teachers. If you are feeling overwhelmed, need additional support, or are facing hurdles on completing the tasks, please contact your classroom teacher directly. We’re here to help and want you and your child to have a successful experience at home during this time.

Will my middle school student receive their personal belongings from their lockers?

Yes! Due to COVID-19, we are not able to allow non-employees into the building at this time. We are currently working on a plan to have students pick up personal belongings from the school on a specific date.

I don’t have internet access at home or a computer-how can the school help me and my student(s)?

We understand internet is important to school learning. We have opened our schools WIFI to include coverage in our parking lot. Please follow CDC guidelines and remain in your vehicle while accessing the HCCS WIFI.

We also want to share that the City of Caldwell’s downtown corridor is a free and public WIFI corridor.

How can I access Bloomz?

Great question! HCCS teachers are using Bloomz this year to communicate with all parents and students. We absolutely want to help our students succeed. Please visit our school’s website for individual teacher email addresses to contact for assistance or contact the front office at 208-453-8070.

Will there be activities, ceremonies or athletic events for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year?

No. Sadly, due to COVID-19 and restrictions set by the state, all activities, ceremonies, graduations, and athletic events are cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.