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10/25/2021 Monday Message from Mr. Bloom

Hello Hillandale Families, 

This is Assistant Principal Michael Bloom with your Monday Message.

This week, Hillandale is celebrating We Love Reading Week.  We started right away this morning with Book Character Trivia.   We will be highlighting a love for reading this week and will wrap up with Book Character Day on Thursday.  Additional details located on our website. 

Have you registered your children for complimentary COVID-19 testing?   DPS is providing weekly COVID-19 testing on site at Hillandale. This is a voluntary testing process designed to help identify potential COVID-19 cases more quickly and limit the potential spread of the virus. This will start this Thursday for those already signed up!

In order for your student to participate in this free, StrongSchoolsNC COVID-19 testing, you will need to register your student.  Additional information is available on our website under Quick Links.

Families, please note that this Friday, October 29 is a teacher workday.  School will be closed for students 

Additionally, we want to bring your attention to a change in the school calendar for November.  At its October 21 meeting, the Durham Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved designating Nov. 12 as a Mental Health Awareness Day for students and staff. All students will have a non-instructional day and staff will have the option to work remotely. 

Finally, Hillandale Spirit wear is on sale until Thursday, October 28. Families can order using the form sent home with their Student or online using the website listed on the form.

Thank you for your continued support.  Have a great week.