Mark your calendars for these back to school events…
8/8/22 – Darby Days – students will have photos taken, be able to meet with counselors, receive iPads, find classrooms, learn about available clubs, etc.
8:00 – 9:00 am – Fall Athletes and Band
9:00 – 12:00 pm – Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
8/10/22 – Freshman Orientation – students need to attend the entire time. School photos will be taken and students will receive their iPads.
8:45 – 9:00 am – Freshman Arrive
9:00 – 1:00 pm – Orientation (lunch will be provided)
6:30 pm – Freshman Parent Meeting in the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
8/11/22 – Darby Days Make Up Day
8:00 – 12:00 pm
8/17/22 – First Day of School
8/22/22 – 7:00 pm Darby Open House
Starting in August 2022, students will not be permitted to have electronic devices (phones,
smartwatches, headphones, etc.) out in the classroom unless there is a documented accommodation
for a student. Students need an excuse to disconnect and we are that excuse. During instructional
time, the focus should be on learning. The research and data directly aligns with the concerns that we
have heard from staff, parents, and even students themselves when it comes to how these devices
are impacting the education, mental health, and relationships of our students. We are deeply
committed to positively impacting each of these things. We understand that personal devices are
designed to be addictive and that developing these new habits will involve some initial discomfort and
require sustained dedication.
These expectations will be communicated with students during the first week of school during our
annual class meetings and handbook reviews and be reiterated throughout the school year.
What is a “personal device”?
Any portable electronic device including but not limited to, cellular and wireless phones, smartphones,
smart watches, earbuds, headphones and similar devices that are not school issued.
When are personal devices not permitted to be in use?
Students may not access personal devices during instructional time. This includes the entirety of the
class periods (including restroom usage) and other academic focused activities unless official
document accommodations state otherwise. Personal devices will not be permitted during lunch
detention or in-school suspension.
When are personal devices permitted to be used?
Students may access personal devices between classes, before and after school, during lunch,
during field trips (according to that particular trip’s guidelines).
Where should students keep devices during the school day?
Students who bring a personal device to school should leave their device enclosed in their locker or
backpack. We recommend turning phones off, utilizing “do not disturb,” function, or airplane mode
setting during instructional times.
What happens if a student has a personal device during a time that is not approved?
If a student has their device during a time that is not permitted, a staff member will remind the student of the habit, reinforce the habit, and establish an appropriate resolution within the immediate
educational environment. The school handbook states that any electronic device will be subject to
confiscation should it create a disruption to the academic environment. Students refusing a
reasonable request from a staff member pertaining to electronic devices may be subject to
disciplinary action. Staff will be the final judge of the appropriateness of their use.
How can parents and guardians help support their students in this area?
1. Please support our efforts by not expecting your student to access their phone during the day.
If there is an emergency, you can contact them through the school office (614) 921-7300. All
school phones are staffed from 7:00 am-3:30 pm. We will be happy to get important messages
to your students or provide them a space in the office to talk to you in emergency situations.
2. Consider using parental controls to only allow the most essential apps for communication or
instruction during the school day. There is no school-based need for a smartphone, all
necessary educational devices are provided for students by the district
General Manager, Food Services
Hilliard City Schools
Dear Hilliard City School Parent:
Food Service procedures will be the same as before the pandemic. After making their lunch or breakfast selections, students will enter their student Id numbers in pin pads and be processed by cashiers. Students who are not eligible for free or reduced price breakfast or lunch will pay for their meals. Parents are encouraged to deposit money in their child’s food service accounts to speed up serving lines.
We are happy to announce that students who are not eligible for free meals will pay the same price for lunch and breakfast as before the pandemic! Elementary lunch will cost $2.50 and secondary lunches will start at $2.75. Breakfast will be $1.00. With today’s inflation, our meal prices are a bargain, and we encourage students to participate in the program.
Students who are eligible for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch free of charge!
If your student hasn’t tried breakfast in school, we encourage them to do so. A hungry student is a distracted student. Starting the day with a nutritious breakfast is the best way to prepare students for the learning environment. So please take advantage of this opportunity to help your child start the day off on the right foot.
We hope that you and your child have a great year! Please feel free to call me at 614-921-7492 with questions or comments.
Did you know, Hilliard parents can now apply for free/reduced lunch pricing online! Visit – https://www.hilliardschools.org/departments/food-services/, then click on the online application link to apply.
Food Service Director
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You can now submit your Free and Reduced- Price Meal Applications online from any Internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone!
■ Complete your application easily, the system guides you through the process
■ Access helpful information every step of the way
■ Use any Internet-connected device to complete your application ■ Receive benefits faster!
Submit your application today. It’s quick and easy!
- Go to our secure website: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/hilc04
- Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your information
- Receive a confirmation email after submitting
If you have questions, please contact:
Hilliard City Schools Business Office @ (614)921-7000
Our Transportation Team is once again excited to announce the First Time Riders Event will take place on August 13, from 8 AM until Noon at Weaver Middle School. Your student can learn about bus safety, ride a bus, and have more fun. It’s a great opportunity to introduce young students to riding a bus for the first time.
Each graduating class is permitted to keep up to $500 in their account to help fund a five year reunion. These funds are kept the by school district. If no one has requested the funds by the end of the 6th year after graduation, the funds will be rolled into the Reinhard Scholarship Fund and will no longer be accessible for reunion purposes.
Procedures to access these funds are as follows:
1.) Expenses must be paid up-front by someone. (Expenses can include facility rental, decorations, food, but no alcohol.)
2.) The person requesting reimbursement must complete a Vendor Information Form and submit original receipts, showing what was purchased, to the main office at the high school.
3.) Payment will be mailed directly to the requestor. Please allow 2-3 weeks processing time.