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11/16/2020 Monday Message from Dr. Hart-Olivis

Good evening Hillandale families, this is Principal Hart-Olivis with this week’s Monday message

Families, we need your help in signing in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  If you have had trouble creating your account, please visit the Parent Portal Drop in Lab throughout the month of November to establish your account.  The last date is tomorrow, November 17 from 9 am to 11 am at this link. If you are unsure of next steps to acquire your Parent Portal account, please reach out to your child’s teacher or our data manager, Debbie Wilson, at

Did you know the Durham Public Schools Board of Education is meeting this coming Thursday to discuss plan B as we prepare to re-enter the school building for student learning? Durham Public Schools has developed a Plan B recommendation that will be presented to the school board on November 19. Parts of this COVID-19 plan are in place now and preparations are underway for when our students can return to in-person learning in January or later if necessary.  Hillandale staff members will be watching and learning this new information during the presentation to the board along with families.  At Hillandale, our Re-entry Advisory Council will begin adding the components of any new plan voted by the board immediately to the buildingwide plan.  The team at Hillandale will be sharing our school-specific re-entry plan with families before students return to Hillandale to join us.

Stay up to date about what’s happening at Hillandale on our website, and on Twitter and Instagram @HillandalePOWER.


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


Have a wonderful week!