Back to School 2019-2020

First Day:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Last Day: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Bus routes will be posted on the district’s transportation website on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Class lists for students in grades K-5 will be posted on the front doors of the school buildings on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.


School Supply Lists

Springs Primary School | Grades K-1 Supply Lists

Glen Primary School | Grades K-2 Supply Lists

H.C. Mines Elementary School | Grades 3-4 Supply Lists

Howland Intermediate School | Grade 5 Supply List

Howland Middle School | Grades 6-8 Supply Lists


Final Forms

Contact and emergency medical forms must be completed electronically through Final Forms. Please visit to register your student or to update your account.



All students entering grades 7 and 12 must have the meningococcal vaccine.  Seniors must submit a copy of their vaccination records prior to picking up their schedules.






6th Grade and New HMS Students (A-L)   

       August 21, 2019      

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

6th Grade and New HMS Students (M-Z)   

      August 21, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

9th Grade and New HHS Students

       August 21, 2019

Doors Open: 8:00 a.m.  

 Orientation: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



Schedule Pick Up 

        Final Forms must be signed for the 2019-2020 school year in order to receive schedules.         




Grades 7-8

     August 22, 2019

8 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

     August 23, 2019

8 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grades 10-12

     August 22, 2019

8 12 p..m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

     August 23, 2019

8 12 p..m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.



Meet the Teacher

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.              

              Howland High School        

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

              Third Grade

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

               Fifth Grade

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

               Fourth Grade

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

               Middle School

Thursday, August 29, 2019

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

               Second Grade

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

               First Grade



Student Instructional Fees

High School (Grades 9-12)


High School Credit Recovery


High School Scheduled Credit Recovery

$100.00 (if not passed)

Middle School (Grades 6-8)


Intermediate School (Grade 5)


Elementary (Grades 3-4)


Primary (Grades K-2)


Instructional fees can be paid at orientation or online at



Chromebook Fees

Grades 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11


Grades 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 (reduced lunch)


Fees can be paid at orientation or online at Chromebooks will be distributed to students during school hours on September 3, 4, 5 and 6.  All students must have their Final Forms signed for the 2019-2020 school year in order to receive their Chromebooks.



School Hours


     Doors Open for Breakfast     

     Doors Open for all Students     

     Start Time     

     Dismissal Time     

Springs Primary School

8:55 a.m.

8:55 a.m.

9:10 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

Glen Primary School

8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

3:20 p.m.

H.C. Mines Elementary School

8:50 a.m.

8:50 a.m.

9:10 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

Howland Intermediate School at HMS     

8:45 a.m.

8:50 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

3:20 p.m.

Howland Middle School

7:30 a.m.

7:31 a.m.

7:37 a.m.

2:24 p.m.

Howland High School

7:15 a.m.

7:20 a.m.

7:30 a.m.

2:15 p.m.



Breakfast and Lunch Prices


   Grades K-5   

   Grades 6-8   

   Grades 9-12   









Reduced Breakfast   




Reduced Lunch






Dress Codes K-4

Extremely distracting types of clothing/makeup/hair styles disrupt the educational process and are not appropriate for our school environment.  Please understand that what seems to be a simple statement of fashion for your individual child could potentially be multiplied by hundreds of students. (i.e. dozens students coming to school with Mohawks and dozens more with bright purple hair!).  Safety is of utmost importance. However, common sense and weather conditions should guide clothing selections. Remember, children are expected to participate in outdoor activities if the temperature is above 20 degrees. (See Section D under Health Care.)

  • Students may wear finger-tip length shorts, skorts, skirts, and dresses all year.

  • Slits in skirts etc. may not be any higher than the knee area.

  • Rips in jeans may not be excessive.

  • No extreme hairstyles or colors are permitted.

  • Wearing pierced jewelry on any body part other than the ear is prohibited.

  • On sleeveless tops the strap on the shoulder must be at least three fingers wide.

  • Bare midriffs will not be permitted.

  • Pajamas/sleepwear (tops and/or bottoms) are not to be worn.

  • Appropriate footwear must be worn.  Strapless sandals/flip flops/slides are not permitted.

  • Distracting types of clothing/dress/shoes/that may disrupt the educational process or present a safety risk will not be permitted.

  • Outerwear (coats) may not be worn during the school day.  Children should always have jackets available to wear outside for recess.

  • Extra-curricular activity uniforms may be worn during the school day if apparel does not violate established dress guidelines.



Dress Codes 5-12

Students are expected to dress appropriately for school. Any fashion, dress accessory, or grooming that is found to be disruptive to the educational process or presents health or safety concerns will not be permitted. Therefore, the principal shall have final jurisdiction in individual cases when interpreting and enforcing dress and grooming guidelines. 

The following styles or manners of dress are prohibited: 


1. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be at least mid-thigh length. Clothing that falls just above the knee is most appropriate. 

2. Clothing with names and/or logos of school districts other than Howland Local Schools. 

3. Student made or student printed shirts/clothing without prior approval. 

4. Visible undergarments (boxers, bra straps, leggings, jeggings, yoga pants) or any tight-fitting clothes that are revealing. If leggings, jeggings, or yoga pants are worn, they must be covered by a loose shirt that reaches the mid-thigh area. 

5. Yoga leggings with mesh panels (cut outs) above the knee. 

6. Clothing, buttons, badges, etc. that contain messages that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, or libelous; that denigrate others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; that promote or reference alcohol, tobacco or drug use, violence, or death. 

7. Pajamas/sleepwear (including flannel shorts and pants). 

8. Inappropriate footwear (flip-flops, slippers, roller shoes, beach sandals, barefoot, backless/strapless shoes). All footwear must be secured to the feet. 25 

9. Outerwear (coats and jackets may only be worn to and from school). 

10. Tank-top style, halter top style, strapless top style or garments with spaghetti straps. Sleeveless style garments will be permitted as long as the area from the neck to the shoulder is covered. 

11. Excessively oversized or sagging clothing. Bottoms must stay in place at the waistline or hipline with or without a belt. The waist is defined as the area between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the hipbone. Tops and bottoms must overlap at all times including when arms are raised. 

12. Hats, hoods, and headwear. 

13. Excessively distressed pants/jeans. 

14. Pants/jeans with holes that reveal skin above the knee. 

15. Floor length clothing. 


1. Visible body piercing anywhere other than the ears. 

2. Distracting jewelry that may pose a safety issue. 

3. Chains or other accessories suspended from clothing that may pose a health or safety hazard. 

4. Electronic Communication watches are not permitted to be worn at the intermediate or middle school levels. The privilege of wearing an electronic communication watch at the high school level may be limited. 


1. Hair color, including highlights, that is not within the spectrum of color that grows naturally is prohibited such as (but not limited to) blue, green, pink, etc. 

2. Extreme hairstyles that are determined to be disruptive by the building administrator. At the high school, extreme hair styles/colors can be limited by the building administrator. 

3. Wigs are prohibited other than for documented medical purpose(s). 

NOTE: The above attire will be strictly enforced on a regular basis, however, there may be scheduled days throughout the school year when certain attire may be worn in the interest and recognition of spirit days/events or school sponsored activities or events. Students who are representing Howland Schools at an official function or public event may be required to follow specific dress requirements. Usually, this applies to athletic teams, cheerleaders, bands, and other such groups. Students should understand that these guidelines are minimums for both academic and extracurricular activities.