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September 17, 2021 Community Update
Posted 9/17/21

HUSD Board to Consider Student Vaccine Mandate

At the September 22 board meeting, the HUSD Board of Education will take up the question of whether to mandate student vaccines for those 12 and older. We’ve seen larger school districts in the state already move to approve similar mandates with the goal of maximizing student and staff safety in schools. The board will discuss the benefits and challenges of requiring such a mandate. 

  • To join the conversation, you will find the agenda and Zoom information at

Trending Social Media Challenge

We are writing to alert you to a new trend on social media that encourages teens to take videos of themselves destroying school and/or stealing school property. These have included items such as soap dispensers, personal belongings, and other school property. These acts are often followed by students posting about their activity on social media with the hashtag “deviouslicks.” Some of our schools here in HUSD have reported similar behavior on their campuses. 

In response to this, we want to make parents aware of the importance of speaking to kids about internet safety and respecting their school communities. It’s important to remember that our children can encounter an unsafe environment while navigating the internet unsupervised. We often hear rumors of dangerous online trends that our students are exposed to and it’s a good reminder for parents to take proactive steps to educate students about online use and exposure.

The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Learning how to use media and technology is an essential skill for life, but parents and teachers can help kids by being a trusted guide to help them navigate this ever-changing digital world. 

Below are some resources that can help you keep your children safe .

  1. Media Guidelines for All Kids of All Ages 

  2.  Safe Search Kids

Families, please talk to students about how this harmful behavior has consequences and is destructive to their school community. This continues to be a challenging time for our youth and we want to support them in making good decisions. If you have a concern you’d like to share anonymously, you can visit any school website to submit an anonymous report.