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5/24/21 Monday Message from Dr. Hart-Olivis

Good evening Hillandale Families,

This is Principal Hart-Olivis with this week’s Monday Message. You may have already heard from your child’s teacher about students being scheduled to return their school-issued laptops over the next few days. In cases for which the laptop is turned back in to Hillandale prior to the last day of school, Friday, June 4, families will also receive information from teachers about activities that may include, but are not limited to choice boards with content from the grade-level standards, independent projects for student engagement with grade-level content, activity packets for students to complete, and additional classroom-specific options. Once students have returned their laptops to school, students are no longer required to report to Zoom meetings with their teachers, but they will still have the opportunity to reach out to their teacher for assistance with their work in the case that they need to connect. As we bring this academic year to a close, we thank our families for reiterating to students that school is not out until the final day of school Friday, June 4.

We will continue End of Grade testing this week and next week for students in third through fifth grades. Please cheer your learner on during this important time so they can do their very best work. The most important message we can send to our students regarding testing is that their hard work matters and that we are proud of their perseverance over the past year and always. Please make sure your child has a good night’s sleep the night before, and a good breakfast (our school breakfast is free) the morning of their EOGs.

Finally, we want to remind you that next Monday, May 31, Hillandale and all DPS buildings will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, June 1 for our final week of school, to end with an early dismissal at 1 pm Friday, June 4.

Stay up to date about what’s happening at Hillandale 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, thank you for being part of The Hillandale Family. Have a wonderful week!