Schedule Change Requests
If you would like to request a schedule change, please use the link below. Please continue to follow the schedule that shows up in your Home Access until changes can be made.
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.
Several times a year Superintendent John Marschhausen schedules time to have coffee with our community. These are informal times to grab a cup of coffee and chat with the superintendent. Mr. Mark Abate, President of the Board of Education, will be joining Dr. Marschhausen this time around. The two will be hosting Listening Leaders at various locations in Hilliard. The two are committed to listening to you, our community. As we gather information and listen to understand, we can better plan for future goals and programs. Please make plans to join us at one of these for a casual conversation.
January 29 from 9-10 am at Coffee Connections
January 30 from 8-9:30 at Panera Mill Run
January 31 from 10-11 at the Hilliard Library
This year Alton Darby Elementary started a “Guys with Ties” program. The program is open to all boys in 3rd grade. Club members meet with their advisors, Jason Alexander and Community Liaison Devin Jordan from Beyond the Game, once a month during their lunch/recess period. The “Guys with Ties” program encourages students to “look good, feel good, do good.” Each meeting covers various topics such as dining etiquette, showing respect to the elderly/females, community service, the importance of saying thank you, handshakes, and more. There are also guest speakers from the community. As a member of this club, the young men are encouraged to wear a shirt and tie to each meeting. This is a unique opportunity to watch the young men grow into leaders in our community.