September 25, 2020

Dear Patriots,

It’s hard to believe that we are already finishing out the month of September. Thanks to a lot of summer planning, our hard working staff, patient parents and resilient students, we have successfully completed the first three weeks of school!  It sure feels good to have our students back in the building, we have missed every one of them.  As we end the month of September and move into October, I wanted to take some time to remind you of a few procedures that will continue to help us operate smoothly and efficiently.

  • Parents, please remember to screen your child(ren) daily for COVID symptoms, including taking their temperature.  Keeping students at home when they are sick is going to be the best way to avoid the spread of germs and allow our school and all of its classrooms to run as scheduled.  If your child has a symptom and you are unsure of how to proceed, we recommend contacting their health care provider for guidance.  

  • Morning Drop-off begins promptly at 7:30am.  Staff members are posted outside and the gym building doors are propped open when it is time to receive students into the building.  If you do not see either of those things, please do not release your child(ren) from your car until you do.  This is for the safety of your child, to avoid them being unsupervised.

  • Afternoon dismissal has staggered release times according to your child’s last name.  Please do your best to adhere to your assigned time frame for pick up.  The goal is to avoid having a row of cars out-front waiting for students and to be able to escort students to their cars one at a time (if not in the same family) so that multiple students are not in the hallway simultaneously.

    • Please DO NOT exit your car when picking up your student.  We will walk them to your vehicle.  

  • The clothes closet is open by appointment only.  Please call the office to schedule a time.  

  • Masks-  students have been doing a fantastic job remembering to wear their masks to school each day and wearing them correctly when they are required.  It is important that disposable masks are thrown away each day and that cloth masks are washed between uses.  Please do not send your child to school in the same mask they wore the day before without washing it. If you need assistance with this, please contact the office. 

We appreciate all of your continued patience and support as we planned and carried out the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.  Re-opening the building has gone smoothly because of the hard work of all staff members and the flexibility of students and parents.  We are so excited that this year is off to a great start and know that it will be a success.  

If you are pleased with the way the school year is going, consider doing one of the following:

  • Send an email or handwritten note to your child’s teacher to let them know that they are doing a great job.

  • Write a review on Hillsdale Preparatory School’s Facebook page

  • Like or comment on our social media posts

  • Share what you love about Hillsdale Prep with someone you know

Educationally Yours,

Annie Fowler

Head of School