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10/5/2020 Monday Message: New Office Hours, World Teachers Day, and Book Fair

Good evening Hillandale Families,

This is Principal Hart-Olivis with this week’s Monday Message.

At Hillandale, we’re continually working to find the best ways to protect our families and staff who are in the building.  As of today, October 5, we will have more limited access for visitors at Hillandale.  We will continue to be available by phone in the main office at 919-560-3924. It is still important to us that we are able to assist you if your needs require an in-person visit.  We will have staff available in the office for in-person conversations Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 12 pm as well as by appointment.  If your needs require an in-person visit during the available office hours or by appointment, our office staff will assist you through our intercom, and in the rare case that it’s necessary, we will meet you at the front door of Hillandale.

If you need to contact your child’s teacher to log into the virtual classroom, please email your child’s teacher as firstname_lastname@dpsnc.net.  A full staff directory is available on the school website, hillandale.dpsnc.net as well.  For student registration and PowerSchool questions, please contact our school data manager at debbie_wilson@dpsnc.net.  For issues with student Chromebooks or trouble logging in, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 919-560-3837 or our technology facilitator, ryan_kempf@dpsnc.net .  For questions or concerns that can’t be addressed otherwise, you may also contact a member of the administrative team; that’s Mr. Bloom at michael_bloom@dpsnc.net or me at miah_hart-olivis@dpsnc.net .

Hillandale Family, today is World Teachers Day.  Giving a shout out to our teachers today is just one small way we can thank the people who propel tomorrow.  These are our champions, and my heroes!  As a Hillandale mom, I’m so grateful for The Hillandale Family, and proud to call our professionals my colleagues.  I also have to give our parents a pat on the back for sharing that in-person support of our students, even though it’s not how we all planned it.

Check out the Hillandale Virtual Book Fair!  The link to the Virtual Book Fair is live on the Hillandale website, hillandale.dpsnc.net, starting today, Oct. 5 - Oct 18.  25% of your purchase comes back to us to support student learning at Hillandale. That’s 14 days that families can support our school and get new books into their kids’ hands at the same time!

Orders of $25 or more qualify for free shipping. You may even consider combining orders with a friend or neighbor to secure free shipping for both of you.

Please share this information with friends, family and neighbors!  Their purchases can also help us.

I want to express a sincere thanks from our entire staff to the families who have shared feedback with us as we plan for the second quarter of school.  We’re listening and working to make sure your suggestions help us to make our virtual learning experience the best it can be, ranging from screen time, opportunities for students on Wellness Wednesdays, specials classes, and more.  We appreciate your advocating for children by sharing feedback we can use.  

Stay up to date about our constantly changing world as it relates to The Hillandale Family on our school website, hillandale.dpsnc.net and on Twitter and Instagram @HillandalePOWER

As always, thank you for your support, your partnership, and most of all, for being part of The Hillandale Family.

Have a wonderful week