October 13, 2020

Hybrid Schedule This Week:
Tuesday – Group B
Wednesday – Juniors who registered to take PSAT and all Seniors in building.  All others, have a remote learning day.
Thursday – No School – Professional Development Day for Staff
Friday – No School – Central Ohio Inservice Day

Happy Birthday
Katherine Caleodis
Matthew Sech
Denis Yasyrev
Kian Flynn
Aleena Salam
Mrs. Meach

Parent Teacher Zoom Conference Night
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please click the link below to schedule a Parent/Teacher conference. You will be directed to a page on Signup Genius. First time users will need to create a new account for Signup Genius.  Those parents who have used Signup Genius in the past can use their existing account. Please contact the teacher directly if you experience any problems signing up for a conference. All conferences will be conducted via Zoom or phone call this semester. Links for the Zoom meetings will be sent on October 13th. Thank you for being a partner in education. 

Click here to sign up for a conference.

PSAT & SAT Testing on October 14th
On Wednesday, October 14th, only Seniors taking the SAT and Juniors registered for the PSAT will report to school. 
Students taking one of these tests should report to their assigned testing room by 7:40 am, and students will be dismissed after test administration is finished. Busses will run at their normal times, and there will be a limited grab and go breakfast and lunch menu. 

Remote Learning for All Students Not Taking SAT or PSAT on October 14 
Even though October 14th is a “Group A” hybrid day, all freshmen, all sophomores, and all students who are NOT testing will be in remote learning on October 14.  These students will not be in the building, as they will be learning at home through instruction on Canvas.  

Second Semester Intent Forms Coming Soon
As we transition into the second half of the 2020/21 school year, we want to honor our commitment to our families and allow you to decide whether you want to be a part of the Online Academy or go back into our Flexible Learning Modes.

All families will have from October 16 until October 30 to decide if their student/s will attend the Online Academy or our Flexible Learning Modes.  A second semester intent form will be emailed to primary guardians on October 14.  If your student is currently in a building, and you want to continue with that learning mode, you don’t have to do anything.  If you want to enroll, re-enroll, or leave the Online Academy, the primary guardian will need to fill out the Intent form before the deadline for each of your students.

Whichever choice your family makes this will be a commitment for the second half of the 2020/21 year.   There will be more details in the email on the 14.

AP Testing Information
If your student is enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course this year, you should be receiving a letter regarding AP Test registration procedures.  Please register via MyPaymentsPlus.  The registration window is open until October 30th.  Each exam is $95.  Students who receive free/reduced lunch may test for free but must still register in MyPaymentsPlus.  Click here for the AP Exam calendar.

Yearbook
If you bought a 2019-2020 Hilliard Darby yearbook, please keep in mind that COVID precautions and hybrid scheduling strongly influenced our plan for distribution. We appreciate your patience.

For students attending school IN the building ONLY, Yearbook Distribution Day will happen on Monday, October 12 Group A and Tuesday, October 13 Group B during lunch periods. After lunches, the books will be relocated, but will remain in the building until claimed, so do not worry if your student is absent that day.

Please help us out by reminding your student that there is a yearbook for them to pick up. Yes, they may also pick up yearbooks for graduates or friends outside the building at that time.

Graduates, current students outside the building, or students who have moved are welcome to stop by to pick up the yearbook on Wednesday, October 14 until 6 p.m. This is parent/teacher conference night. While those conferences will be held on Zoom only, staff will be in the main office to help you get your yearbook until 6 p.m. This is our only planned late-night pick up time.

Other ways to get your yearbook if you are outside the building:
• Make arrangements with a current student or staff member and ask them to pick up a yearbook for you during our lunch distribution.
• Friend, relative, neighbor, we don’t care who picks up the yearbook for you.
• HCSD employees, I can send your book through interschool mail if needed. Let me know.
Whatever the case, please plan on claiming your book as soon as possible; our storage capacity is limited.

Extra 2019-2020 yearbooks will be available for purchase during the lunch handouts and pick up times. We have. limited number of extra books; they are first come, first served. Extra books are $80 each: checks to Hilliard Darby Yearbook or cash.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR 2020-2021 YEARBOOK.  Order early for the best pricing!

Athletics
Be sure to check out the Hilliard Darby Athletic Department website for important information and schedules throughout the year!

Music Boosters Spirit Night
Darby Music Boosters is hosting a Spirit Night at Beef ‘O” Brady’s on Tuesday, October 13th from 5-9 pm.  Dine-in or Carryout.  Click here to place your order online.   Be sure to mention “Darby Music Boosters” and they will receive 15% of gross sales!

Important Dates (subject to change)
10/13 – Class Ring & Graduation Order Forms due during lunches
10/14 – Senior SAT Test Day & Junior PSAT Test Day
10/14 – Parent/Teacher Zoom Conference Night – watch for details
10/15 – NO SCHOOL – District Prof Development Day
10/16 – NO SCHOOL – Central Ohio In-Service Day
10/23 – Grades posted on Home Access at 4:00 pm
11/3 – NO SCHOOL – Election Day
11/25 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
11/26 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
11/27 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
12/21 – 1/1 – NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
1/4 – Return to School
1/18 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2/12 – NO SCHOOL – Conference Comp Day
2/15 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
3/12 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day
3/29-4/2 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
5/4 – NO SCHOOL – District Prof Development Day
5/27 – Graduation
5/28 – Last Day of School