Have questions about graduation and year end activities for seniors? We have a webpage just for you! This page will be updated regularly between now and graduation, so check back frequently. Also, be sure your parent/guardian email address is correct in Home Access. This ensures you will receive our weekly eNews that goes out on Friday afternoons. We will be sharing information seniors need to know in the weekly eNews.
We’d like to welcome everyone back form Spring Break on Monday and create some Hilliard School Spirit. We will be hosting our very first Virtual Spirit Week! The themes for each day are below. Feel free to participate by dressing up for each day’s theme! To spread our Spirit Week even further on social media, let’s tag your school, @HilliardSchools and use #OneHilliard #InThisTogetherOhio and #Ready4Tomorrow.
Virtual Spirit Week will take place Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3.
Monday – Pajama Day
Tuesday – Tropical Day
Wednesday – Socially Distant Twin Day – you may not be able to hang with your friends, but you can still dress alike!
Thursday – Super Hero Day
Friday – School Spirit Day
As we continue with this national pandemic, we want to be sure our students and parents have the resources they need to keep our students healthy. Here are several ways you can get help.
First, our elementary school counselors are excited to share our new platform for Elementary Counseling Resources. This comprehensive, mental health and wellness folder provides resources for our parents to use with their student at home.
Here’s the link: Hilliard Elementary Counseling Resources
Next, Syntero is developing an updated plan of action based on recommendations from the CDC and the State of Ohio. As of now, Syntero has transitioned to Telehealth services across all programs (i.e. phone calls). Syntero will provide the following:
Prevention Services: All parents/guardians of students receiving prevention services will be contacted by a Syntero School Clinician via phone or email. The number and frequency of “meetings” will be determined based on the level of need of the student.
Phone Contact with Parents/Guardians:
– General check ins on students
– Reminders of healthy coping skills which parents can reinforce with children at home
– Helpful for children to keep as much normalcy as possible
– Provide lists of fun activities to do while at home
– Resources for parents in managing any student anxiety
– Provide crisis hotlines as needed
As a reminder, Syntero does NOT provide crisis or ‘on-call’ services within Franklin County. Syntero School Clinicians will be available during regular school hours.
Also, here is the list of school counselors. You can reach out to anyone for more specific help, and or guidance.
SCHOOL COUNSELOR EMAIL ADDRESS
Alton Darby Jenna Wyskiver email@example.com
Avery Jeffrey Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Beacon Jill Schlotterer email@example.com
Britton Melissa Eschman firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown Courtney Bassett email@example.com
Hilliard Crossing Beth Watts firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsey Steiner email@example.com.
Darby Creek Jenna Wyskiver firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoffman Trails Laurie Hawley email@example.com
Horizon Abby Gallant firstname.lastname@example.org
JW Reason Jeffrey Williams email@example.com
Chelsey Steiner firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwich Melissa Eschman email@example.com
Ridgewood Courtney Bassett firstname.lastname@example.org
Scioto Darby Nicole Ernest email@example.com
Washington Laurie Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixth Grade Station Alex Basiakos email@example.com
Team C, U, A, S
Amy Graber firstname.lastname@example.org
Team O, G, R, 26
Tharp Sixth Grade Taryn Price email@example.com
Heritage Middle School Michael Daubenmier firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Mendenhall email@example.com
Memorial Middle School Stephanie Bobek firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn DiSalvo email@example.com
Weaver Middle School Laurie Abele firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Porter email@example.com
Hilliard Schools is partnered with Safe School Hotline. This is a free and confidential tool for our students to report threats of violence, illegal activity, or any activity they think can harm students or staff in our schools. There is a toll-free number students can call, or number they can text, or a web page where they can report their concerns and talk to a trained mental health counselor.
All students in grades K-12 will be bringing home a brochure in the coming week with more details. We will also be putting the information on all district-issued iPads later this fall.
The Safe School Helpline can be accessed via three methods – By telephone at 1-800-41-VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359); online at www.safeschoolhelpline.com; or by texting 66746 and typing “TIPS” as the message.
Safety is one of the highest concerns. Student well-being is a major component of keeping all students safe. This hotline is just one more tool our students, parents, and staff can use to help maintain a safe and healthy school experience.
All parents in Hilliard City Schools are given access to Canvas, the district’s Learning Management System (LMS). Our “How to Use Canvas for Parents” Canvas course can help parents better understand and support their child(ren) when they do work or access resources from their teacher(s) in our online environment. See how to navigate our online course system and get acquainted with where to find information and/or assignments submitted by your child(ren), as well as personalize your Canvas notification settings. Parents can log in to Canvas using the same username and password they use for Home Access Center.
Get started by going here: https://hilliard.instructure.com/courses/18280
Hilliard Darby sophomore Mark Bundschuh was recently awarded first prize in the Fleet Reserve Association’s branch level essay contest which works to promote Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. This is Mark’s second win in two years and his submission, entitled “What my vote will mean for me”, will be eligible for the upcoming regional competition. Congratulations Mark on a job well done and best of luck in future contests!