Dear HJT1 Families,

Please take a moment to watch this special video message from Dr. Smits, District Administrator. Dr. Smits will be retiring this summer after 20 years in the District.

In addition to this video, we also have several end-of-year reminders and celebrations - AND we even have some back-to-school information to share.

Thank you for reading. We wish you all a wonderful summer!

Watch the Video

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The Night Before the Last Day of School

Thank you to Wanda Schinner for writing this special poem for all of our students on their "Night Before the Last Day of School."

It’s the night before your last day of School,

And you’re hoping tomorrow is really cool.

The school year has gone by so very fast,

Now it’s time to say goodbye to your class.

Reflect on the memories that you have made,

And be proud of yourself to enter a new grade.

You can leave with a smile and a real big cheer,

Be grateful for friends and a great school year.

You can ride a bike or swim every day,

You can go outside and run and play.

Spend time with family, curl up in a nook,

Strive to learn more, and read lots of books.

Your teachers will miss you- that is for sure,

But summer will quickly fly by in a blur.

So, enjoy your time off and get lots of rest,

Be ready to come back and give it your best!

Last Day of School:

Friday, June 2

Lincoln & Rossman Elementary: Release at 11:30 AM

Central Middle School: Release at 11:50 AM

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Summer Food Assistance

There are many organizations throughout Wisconsin that provide free healthy meals to children throughout the summer. If you need assistance with meals during the summer, please learn more here:

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End-of-Year Celebrations

Congratulations to our 8th graders who graduated from Central Middle School this afternoon. For photos of our End-of-Year celebrations, be sure to watch our Facebook page!

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2023 Retirees

Congratulations to our 2023 retirees! We wish to say thank you for their dedication to the School District of Hartford Jt. 1 and we wish them all of the best in their retirement!

  • Lynn Baldwin, Super Substitute Teacher
  • Ellen Balge, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Heidi Fiedler, Food Service
  • Laurie Retzloff, Physical Education Teacher
  • Cheryl Simonson, Curriculum & Instruction Director
  • Mark Smits, District Administrator
  • Kim Wagner, Teaching Assistant Specialist

2023-24 School Year Details

We know, we know... it's hard to imagine the first day of school already, but we have details and we wanted to give you as much notice as possible. Here are the details:

Registration (All Students)

Families will be asked to register their children for the 2023-24 school year via Skyward Family Access between the dates of July 10-July 23, 2023. Please watch for additional communications later this summer. 

Open Houses

Please plan to attend your child's Open House on the day listed below. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teacher, drop off supplies, and have their school photos taken. 4K sites will be open as well.

  • Lincoln Elementary, August 22 | 3:30-6:30 PM
  • Rossman Elementary, August 23 | 3:30-6:30 PM
  • Central Middle School, August 24 | 3:30-6:30 PM

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 29

No classes will be held on September 1st and 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

2023-24 District Calendar
School Supply Lists


The School District of Hartford Jt. 1 Board of Education is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students in the District. The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities. Federal laws Title IX, 34 CFR 106.9, Section 504, 34 CFR 104.8, Title II, 28 CFR 35.106; Student Policy 2260, AG 2260D & Form 2260 F2; Staff Policy 1422, 3122, 4122. The Board designates the following individual to serve as the District’s "Compliance Officer" – Alex Kenealy, Director of Pupil Services, School District of Hartford Joint #1, 402 W. Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027, 262-673-8042, Students, parents and all other members of the School District community are encouraged to promptly report suspected violations of this policy to a teacher or administrator. The complaint procedure will follow Board Policy 2260. 

The Board of the Hartford Jt. 1 School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in its education program or activity extends to admission and employment. The Board is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment. The District’s Title IX Coordinator(s) is: Alex Kenealy, Director of Pupil Services, School District of Hartford Joint #1, 402 W. Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027, 262-673-8042, Any inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator(s), the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both. The Board has adopted a grievance process that provides for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that is prohibited by Title IX and/or its implementing regulations. The grievance process is included in Policy 2266 – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities, which is available at: The grievance process specifically addresses how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of Sexual Harassment, and how the District will respond.

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