We are so excited to welcome students back to the Hilliard City Schools on Wednesday, August 21. Part of the excitement of the start of school is capturing those first day pictures and friend reunions! Let’s work together to share and tweet all the excitement of the first day of school.
Use #HCSD1 to tweet our students, teachers, drivers and parents as we experience the first day of school. Last year we were able to get #HCSD1 trending across the city! We hope to be able to share in your first day excitement after all, it’s the Hilliard Way!
Preparing students to be Ready for Tomorrow takes academics, interests, and mindset. Join us to learn more about how, and why, HCSD is emphasizing social-emotional learning (SEL) attributes with our students. In the fall we held several Parent U sessions so that you could get a glimpse of what teachers might be doing in the classroom and how you can help at home. Our Director of Social Emotional Learning and Measurement, Molly Walker took that information and put it into two-parent videos. We hope you find this first one beneficial.
For the past several years the Hilliard City School District has intentionally put our professional development days on Election Days. We use many of our buildings as polling places per the request of the Board of Elections. We believe we have a civic opportunity to open these buildings for people to exercise their right to vote. While opening the building to the public for voting is important, protecting the safety of our students is also essential. We can’t maintain the same level of security at our buildings during the voting process. Thus, we’ve moved our two professional development days to the Election Days.
In the state budget signed into law by Governor DeWine on July 18, 2019, the March 2020 primary election date changed from March 10 to March 17, 2020. We will be asking our Board of Education to approve a calendar change for the 2019/20 school year to reflect this change. The Board will vote to change the calendar at the August 12 Board of Education meeting.
This means our staff professional day will move to March 17, which will give our students the day off. Both teachers and students will be in school on March 10. We understand calendar changes can be challenging for our families, so we wanted to get you this information as soon as possible. Please make a note of this and make plans for your family.
Please take a few minutes to be sure we have your updated contact information in HomeAccess. It is especially important we have a correct PRIMARY phone number listed. This is the number we use in emergency notification messages. We also need correct email addresses as those change.
You can also sign off on handbooks, athletic forms and buy the Technology Protection Plan. Why not do this all now, and not have to worry about it come August!
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