4200 Leppert Road Hilliard, OH 43026
December 18, 2019
7:40-9:10: 0 Period
9:20-10:50: 1st Period / Seminar
11:00-12:30: 4th Period
December 19, 2019
7:40-9:10: 2nd Period
9:20-10:50: 3rd Period
11:00-12:30: 5th Period
December 20, 2019
7:40-9:10: 7th Period
9:20-10:50: 8th Period
11:00-12:30: 6th Period
At Hilliard Darby School, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at school each and every day. This year we are introducing a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called School Messenger Attendance. This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.
With School Messenger Attendance, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these three convenient methods:
- Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
- Use the School Messenger Attendance website, https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
- Call the toll-free number 844-413-8801 to report an absence using the automated phone system.
These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.
If you forget to report an absence, you will receive an automated notification. The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact points until a reason is submitted for the absence. We will be using the contact information in Home Access, so it is vital your information is correct. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, the office staff will follow up.
If you report your child’s absence in advance using the School Messenger mobile app, website, or toll-free number you will NOT receive these notifications.
Please report absences in advance using School Messenger Attendance instead of sending notes or calling/emailing the school. Beginning on the first day, we will also start sending notifications to let you know if your student is absent when you haven’t reported the absence in advance.
For now, just Secondary are using this system. If you have children attending other schools, please continue to report absences using the existing procedures for those schools.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we implement this new system.
Attention Class of 2022:
Jostens will be here to deliver class rings on Tuesday, December 17th at lunch in the cafeteria. This is the only scheduled day in school for you to pick up your ring. Please remember to make your final payment. If you have a balance due an invoice has been emailed to you…please check your email for online payment details.
Jostens will accept cash, checks or a money order to make your payment at school. If you prefer to pay by credit card, please make credit card payments the day prior to the delivery.
Any Questions??? Please call 1-800-Jostens.
It is now time to sign up your team in the main office. The deadline for a complete roster will be Wednesday January 8, 2020. After January 8th, there will be no additions to your team roster! The minimum number of players per team is 7 and the maximum number of players is 10.
Please plan on meeting in the main gym at 12:30 pm after your last assessment next Wednesday December 18th. There are some additional rules / policies for this year to hopefully allow things to run more smooth. We all need to be on the same page before the first day of games on Saturday January 11th.
If you cannot attend the meeting next Wednesday afternoon, please see Mr. Middleton or Mr. Olsheski in the main office sometime next week.
As part of our Next X initiative, our district is committed to cultivating healthy mental well-being and social-emotional skills to prepare students and staff to interpret and respond to situations with intentional behavior, empathy, and resilience. One of our goals is to partner with social, medical, and mental health services to promote collaboration with schools, families, and communities.
In this video, you will hear from students and staff about one of those partnerships, Challenge Day. This is a daylong program we host in each of our high schools. It is a day that goes beyond traditional anti-bullying efforts. It builds empathy and inspires a school-wide movement of compassion and positive change. We address some common issues seen in most schools, including gossip, rumors, negative judgments, teasing, harassment, isolation, intolerance, racism, sexism, violence, suicide, hopelessness, and hidden pressures to create an image, achieve or live up to the expectations of others.
The Next X Initiative is a strategic vision to guide our journey from 2020 to 2030. Over the course of this year, we will share our stories. We will hear from our students and staff about the things we are doing to accomplish the many goals of Next X.
We want to thank Dot’s Tots for providing the funding for Challenge Day. Ashley and Andrew Warnock created this local charity to provide support to families providing foster care, children with debilitating disease or illness, scholarships for seniors and so much more. We are grateful to this organization for providing this opportunity to our community.
Already this fall we have had several community meetings and steering committee meetings surrounding our Master Facility Plan work. We hope you have been able to attend or participate in our surveys. In this short video, Deputy Superintendent Mike McDonough gives some background on why this planning is essential for the growth of our district. Keeping our community informed is an important part of this process so you can visit the Master Facility Plan web page to find videos of previous meetings and all the documents the steering committee is studying.