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Parent Corner - HMS
Parents, welcome to your corner of HMS! Below you will find more information about Hastings Middle School, helpful services in Dakota County, and online resources. Learn more about how to best support your student's education.

Announcement: David Bauer, School Liaison Officer, will be presenting to 8th grade students and parents regarding tech safety. Topics include texting, sexting, and cyberbullying. Below are a few related links on these topics:

Protecting Your Online Identity
Kids Need to Turn Off the Cell Phone Before Bed

Information for Parents about Sexting:
Sexting: What Parents Need to Know – Kids Health
Teens and Sexting: What Is It and What Can Parents Do?
Talking to Kids and Teens About Social Media and Sexting

Looking for Fun Activities for Your Kids?
Hastings Community Education
Hastings YMCA Kid & Teen Activities
Hastings Parks & Recreation

Learn More about Children's Health and Development. Explore topics in body, mind, sexual health, food & fitness, diseases & conditions, infections, drugs & alcohol, emotions & behavior, first aid & safety, and growth & development. Visit:  Teens Health for Teens  or  Teens Health for Parents

Learn More About Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity:
Regina Hospital: A Healthier Hastings 4 All

Dakota County Library:
Pleasant Hill Library of Hastings

Dakota County Services:

Child Protection
Child Protection 952-891-7459
24-Hour Crisis Response: 952-891-7171

Mental Health
Children's Mental Health: 952-891-7459

Canvas Health
(651) 777-5222

Crisis Services
Chemical Health
Specialty Programs

Healthy Living
Public Health: 651-554-6100

Hastings Family Service
Food Shelf
Emergency Assistance
Emergency Clothing
Meals on Wheels
Just Friends
Holiday Assistance
School Supply Assistance
Furniture Bank
Rivertown Treasures
Business Center Services

Learn More about Bullying Prevention:
Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center
Pacer: What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

Learn More About Talking to Children about Violence:
Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Learn More about Teen Drug Use:
Parents. The Anti-Drug.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Learn Ways to Help Your Child be Successful at School:
Pacer: Help! My Child Refuses to Go to School

Pacer: How to Deal with the Dreaded Homework Hassle

Teen Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers:
Have You Talked With Your Teen Today?
Teens and Family Meals
The Importance of Family Mealtimes

Online Course for Families:
U of M Extension Online Courses for Families

 Hastings Volunteer Registration Forms.docx  
Want to Volunteer at HMS?
 Orientation Presentation.pptx  
Welcome 5th Graders!

Cell Phone Technology and Safety
Video and PowerPoint from the Cell Phone Technology and Safety presentation on April 30th.