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1/4/2021 Monday Message from Principal Hart-Olivis

Good evening Hillandale Families,

 This is Principal Hart-Olivis with the first Monday Message of 2021!

 Happy New Year!  We hope your family had a wonderful holiday and we are thrilled to welcome students back to Hillandale Online.

 Today students learned asynchronously, so please make sure your child completed their work today in order to earn attendance for the first day back.

 We thank our families who were able to share their preferences for our district’s possible transition to Plan B, which would allow both in-person and online options for student learning.  We were able to hear from the vast majority of our families.  We have just seven families with whom we were unable to connect by the deadline.  Thank you for taking the time to share this information with us.  Whether we have the option of returning to the school building this year under Plan B or not, your participation was important to us.  We have reviewed this data at Hillandale and will be looking to find ways to optimize the learning experience for students, no matter where they are learning.

Please remember to tune in this Thursday, January 7 at 5:00 pm for the Durham Public Schools Board of Education special meeting at which the agenda will include a district vaccine timeline, an update from Durham County Public Health, the review of the DPS COVID-19 and Plan B Readiness Dashboard, and a vote for Plan B or the continuation of Plan C.  If you recall, our school board made a decision that if the Durham community is able to contain community spread of COVID-19 to below 4 percent for two weeks, DPS will be able to offer a return to the classroom.  The DPS COVID-19 Dashboard includes information about positive tests and these numbers.

Stay up to date about what’s happening at Hillandale on our school website, 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.

Happy New Year, and have a wonderful week!