Due to a staff safety training day, our Central Office will close at 11am on Monday, August 20, 2018. It will reopen as scheduled on Tuesday, the 21. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
2800 Walker Road Hilliard, OH 43026
On Monday, August 20, the Hilliard School District in partnership with the Hilliard Division of Police and the Norwich Township Fire Department will conduct a full scale Safety Training Day.
Our staff of more than 1900 employees will participate in multiple scenarios at Darby High School throughout the day. These will be live training drills for our teachers, our police, and our fire & rescue teams. The drills are unknown to all but a handful of people. The sights, sounds, and smells will be real. It is going to be a difficult, emotional day for all of these dedicated professionals, but it is required.
We want our teams to drill our response; to rehearse how they will feel and react. We want each teacher, secretary, custodian, and principal to return to their space and reflect on what would be required of them.
Our Central Office, at 2140 Atlas Street, will be closed on August 20 at 11am. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
This short video with Superintendent John Marschhausen, Police Chief Robert Fisher and Fire Chief Jeff Warren is a brief introduction our staff will view prior to safety day. Our pledge to our community is continued partnership with our law enforcement officials, reflection on each exercise with opportunities for improvement, and transparent communication regarding the scope of our efforts.
Several times a year Superintendent John Marschhausen schedules time to have coffee with our community. His next round is coming up and we hope you make plans to attend one. These are informal times to grab a cup of coffee and chat with the superintendent.
Grab your Hilliard friends and family to kick off the school year with the Crew at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, September 1 when the Crew SC takes on New York City FC. This is an 8pm late season match up with playoffs on the line!
Tickets are just $15 in the North Corner and everyone will be seated together. For every purchase you will get a chance to win a team signed soccer ball. The first 100 purchasers will receive a hat, and the first 200 people signed up will get to go on the field and cheer on the players as they walk out of the tunnel.
You can buy your tickets online now.
This Blog was originally posted earlier this year. It has such important information, we wanted to share it once again.
When I express concerns to school leaders, I demand confidentiality. What is my expectation of privacy when communicating with district leaders?
This is fairly simple. When you talk to school employees about your child you have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Emails and letters about a student’s educational experience are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If your communications involved the health and safety of your child, or of other children, district employees are mandatory reporters and may require communications with appropriate law enforcement or support agencies.
If you raise the level of communications to the Board of Education, there is no expectation of privacy. When you email or share information with members of the Board of Education, you are knowingly and willingly sharing information with elected officials – with policy makers. Simply by emailing or writing to the Board of Education Members you are creating a public record, which does not receive the same privacy protections.
Per Board of Education Policy, concerns should be directed to the source of the issue before escalating concerns. While people often say, “I’m going straight to the top” when they call my office, our staff is required to refer concerns and/or complaints back to building administration. On our web page we have a page dedicated to letting you know Who to Contact.
Since the district is eliminating class rank, who is going to speak at graduation?
While traditionally the speakers at commencement exercises have been the valedictorian and salutatorian, with the district no longer calculating class ranks beginning with the Class of 2022 each high school will hold auditions to be graduation speakers.
While the process and qualifications to audition have not been finalized, our plan is to phase in this process over the next three years. At the same time, we will begin recognizing students who earn Latin Honors over the next three years as well. Students will be recognized with Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude accolades beginning as early as the spring of 2019. These honors will be phased in concurrently with the phasing out of class rank. We will be intentional in our actions and clear with our plans.
Why is Hilliard starting later than neighboring districts in the fall?
First, we intentionally planned to start a little later this year due to construction projects. With the opening of Memorial Middle School, shift of Station Sixth Grade Building, and creation of the Innovative Learning Hub we have a lot going on this summer. We have built flexibility into the calendar to ensure everything is ready when students are scheduled to return to school. Please note . . . we have no control over road construction projects.
School calendars for 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 are all available and easy to find on the district’s website. These calendars take into account both projects for this summer and graduation dates coordinated with Ohio State University.