Hilliard City Schools will also be hosting an evening webinar on Thursday, January 21st at 5:00pm with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad. She is a professor at Georgia State and author of the book Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy. This event is open to the entire community. Join the webinar
Please join us in celebrating diversity and inclusion in the Hilliard City Schools. For the week of January 18-22, we will celebrate the diversity of Hilliard City Schools students, staff, and community with a focus on what it means to seek equity, celebrate diversity, and be inclusive. Each day has a different focus. Monday – MLK Jr Day “Celebrate Diversity, Inclusion, Equity” Tuesday – “My Story Matters” Celebrate what makes you unique. Celebrate ethnicities, abilities, backgrounds, cultures, orientations, etc. Wednesday – “Your Story Matters” We want you to share how you support others in fostering inclusive environments; how you make everyone feel welcome. Thursday – “I Am Always Learning” This is the day to recognize and shout out to people you have learned something from or share a resource you recommend. Friday – “I’m Ready for What’s Next” Share how you will pledge to continue moving forward. We encourage you to join and post your own inclusion messages. #InclusionHCSD We will also be hosting an evening webinar on January 21st at 5:00 pm with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad. She is a professor at Georgia State and author of the book Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy. This event… read more →
The Ohio Department of Health has released new guidelines regarding quarantine rules for both students and staff regarding exposures in a school setting. It’s important to note these new guidelines only apply to in-person learning and on buses, not after school activities. If there is a positive case in the classroom, we begin contact tracing as we currently do. If a student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19 in the classroom, and wearing face masks that cover the face and nose at all times, those exposed will not be quarantined. Only the positive student or staff member would need to stay home. Everyone exposed will still be considered “in close contact” and will be required to follow quarantine procedures outside of school. However, they are basically being deemed “essential workers” and allowed to attend school or work. They would not be able to participate in extracurricular activities during the quarantine period. We will still require students and staff to follow all mask and six feet of social distance protocols at this time. The above guidelines only apply to classroom and bus settings. Students and Staff should not attend in-person school/work if they are exposed to COVID-19 outside the school setting, including during… read more →
We want to congratulate our Online Academy students who participated in the AstroArt Contest through The Ohio State University. This was a unique opportunity to extend gifted students’ thinking and creativity. The AstroArt Contest was an international competition receiving entries from five countries and three continents. People of all ages participated. Three Hilliard students received placements in their age bracket. Third-grader Doniyor won first place in his age bracket. His artwork, “The Great Conjunction,” is featured on this page. The piece was described as when the ‘Great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn formed a ‘Christmas Star’ on the winter solstice. Jupiter and Saturn had their closest encounter in almost 400 years on the solstice, December 21. On the last solstice of 2020, December 21, Jupiter and Saturn appeared the closest together in the night sky in 4 centuries. Fifth graders Xohana and Kawin received Honorable Mentions. These Online Academy students are engaged learners that participate in class as well as gifted extension work.
The Hilliard School District will return to Hybrid Learning on Monday, January 4, 2021. Students in Hybrid Group A will be in school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, those in Group B will be in school Tuesday, and Thursday. We are asking every family to do a home health assessment before sending a student to school. You should first take their temperature. If it’s above 100.4, you need to keep the student home. You should also check for COVID-19 Symptoms and contact your health care provider if you have any symptoms. On the in school days, students will follow their regular bell schedule. On days they are home, they will work on assignments in Canvas at their own pace. Meals will be provided to students on their Hybrid days in school and when they are out of school. You can find details on how to get lunches on the out of school days on our food service web page. Yesterday, Governor DeWine announced the state is revising its guidance on student/staff quarantine recommendations based on studies that indicate coronavirus spread is not occurring in school buildings. Ohio is no longer recommending quarantine for a student who may have been in… read more →