Dear Patriot Parents,

It is hard to believe that another school year is quickly approaching.  Staff has been working hard to prepare the building to once again welcome students into their classrooms.  Many exciting things are happening for the 2021-22 school year.  I am thrilled to give you updates on staffing, COVID protocols and programs and services.  

Kindergarten- Lisa Coolman
1st/2nd Grade- Makayla Taylor 
3rd Grade- Melissa Comstock
4th Grade- Chris Fowler
5th/6th Grade- AnnaGrace Weaver
7th/8th Grade- Harmony Compton
Special Education- Penny Fowle
Title I- Jeanine Medrano

Many classrooms have moved locations.  Be sure to join us for our Open House on 8/23 to see where your child’s classroom will be this year.

COVID Protocols
Hillsdale Preparatory School’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff.  We will continue to sanitize, disinfect and promote hygiene practices in conjunction with last year’s COVID protocols.  There are currently no mandates in place.  Therefore masking of students and staff will be optional at this point.  Should future mandates be put into place, Hillsdale Prep will be following them.  We will continue to communicate and work with the local health department to monitor community spread and determine if additional measures are necessary at any time throughout the school year.  
Hillsdale Preparatory School takes COVID seriously and monitors recommendations from the CDC and the local health department.  We also encourage all of our students, staff and their families to take precautions outside of school to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  
We will continue to ask that if your child is sick, that you keep them home and monitor their symptoms.  The cooperation of parents with this protocol kept our doors open to in-person learning last year and reduced the number of COVID-19 cases related to our school, as well as other contagious illnesses.  We will ask you to follow the rule of When in Doubt, Keep Them Out! To keep everyone safe and healthy.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will not be offering virtual learning as an option for the 2021-22 school year.  

Programs and Services
We are excited to welcome back the students and staff from the ASD and MoCI classrooms to Hillsdale Preparatory School.  These rooms are run by Hillsdale County Intermediate School District, but the staff and students have become part of our school community.  We are happy to have them with us again this year!

We will be offering options for after school during the 2021-22 school year.  This year will be run as clubs, with different activities every day of the week.  Each club will be run by staff, parent and community volunteers.  More information will be sent out via email to parents, as well as, presented at the Open House.
We continue to explore options for offerings of specials and other extra-curricular activities.  Stay tuned for more information!

Upcoming Dates
Open House- Monday, August 23rd 5:30-6:30
A Parent Information Video will be sent out via email and placed on our website the week before school starts.  You will find all schoolwide information about lunch, drop-off/dismissal, classroom location, dress code and much more on this video.  Be sure to watch!
The above date will be a time for students to see their classrooms, meet their teachers and drop off supplies.

1st Day of School- Monday, August 24th 

Enclosed with this letter, you will find a letter from your child’s teacher, a classroom supply list and a school calendar.  This information is also available on our school website.

We look forward to serving you and your child this school year.

Educationally Yours,
Annie Fowler
Head of School