A Letter from Principal Drummond

Dear Hill Community,
We want to thank everyone who took the time to recognize our outstanding educators during Teacher Appreciation Week. The student messages meant so much as our staff misses seeing our kids at school each day. We know our teachers are the best from coast to coast!

As many of you are aware, our AISD superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz will be moving on to a new position with the University of Texas at the end of the calendar year. We appreciate his leadership and support of our schools these past years. A search firm has been hired and is asking for feedback from the Austin community on what qualities you would like to see in our next school superintendent. We encourage you to visit this link where you can find a survey link to give your thoughts.

As of this week, technology requests for our 3rd-5th graders were mostly distributed, giving needed access to our online continuous learning to more students. Dillo Cheer! At this point if you still have not received your technology request that you completed online, please email either myself, Karla Enloe, or Myra Josey. We can request a pickup for you at Anderson High School that can be completed the next day. We appreciate our community’s patience through this process and thank our incredible technology department as they continue working through this difficult task.

This upcoming week, the district will begin a social media push to get our future Pre-K and Kindergarten students registered for the 2020-2021 school year. We encourage any current or future Hill families to complete the following steps if you haven’t done so already:

Step 1:  Complete online registration HERE

Step 2:  Complete the Home Language Survey, Hill Student Information Page, and appropriate grade level form (Kinder Information Page or Pre-K4 Application) found HERE.

Step 3:  Send a digital copy of the following required documents and the completed forms to hill@austinisd.org.

Required documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Parent driver’s license or passport
  • Proof of address (City of Austin bill, lease, mortgage statement, or Texas Gas bill)
  • Social Security Card for the student if they have one
  • PK applications only – 3 latest paycheck stubs

Please email our Hill Registrar at teresa.carroll@austinisd.org with any questions.

Lastly, I wanted to let everyone know how we are closing down our physical space on campus for the summer. Teachers are in the process of grabbing needed items and packing up student personal belongings in safe rotations over a period of days. After this upcoming Friday, our staff will not be on campus again until we begin preparation for the next school year. Please know that custodial teams will be working to deep clean campus to have it ready for our future return. As we move into the fall, we will have a plan developed to return left student items back to them. Thank you for your understanding and know that I will hold one more parent coffee prior to summer in order to answer any questions you may have as we wrap up this school year.

Thanks as always for reading and have a wonderful week!

Principal Drummond