A Letter from Principal Drummond

Dear Hill Community,
We enjoyed welcoming back our face to face Dillos for on-campus learning this week. We are so proud of how seriously they take their safety on campus. Thank you all for your continued diligence right now at home during this COVID-19 surge in Austin. Please avoid contact with people outside of your household and keep your student(s) home if they show any symptoms of illness. For now, we understand and support any families who would like to temporarily move to virtual learning that have been face to face. We believe Hill is a safe place for learning. It takes an entire community to ensure it continues.

You may have seen that Austin ISD has made four school days this spring “asynchronous”. They are Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 5 and April 9. We don’t have full information yet but expect it this upcoming week. Please make plans for students to work virtually from home on these days. We will remind our community as those days get closer. More information will be shared soon.

We would like to invite everyone interested to two upcoming Principal Check-Ins. The first will be a normal check-in led by me. It will be this upcoming Wednesday, January 13th, at 4:00 pm. Here is the Zoom information:
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 933 5074 3193
Passcode: Dillos

For our current 5th grade families who will be moving students on to Murchison Middle School in the fall, we will be welcoming Principal Beth Newton for a Principal Coffee with her the morning of Tuesday, January 19, at 8:30 am. All parents/guardians are welcome to learn more about middle school and what to know for your future Matadors. Here is the Zoom information for this Principal Check-In:
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 940 4544 6022
Passcode: MMS

Hill is proud to announce that for the 4th consecutive year, our amazing counselors have been given the CREST (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence in the State of Texas) Award for Excellence. This year, they were awarded the Leadership Level for the first time, which is an even more prestigious honor. Dillo Cheer for all that Ms. Winfrey and Ms. Stover due for our students on a daily basis.

I thought I would leave everyone with our modernization construction pictures for this week on our new buildings. The future of our campus is taking shape quickly. Also, please know this Friday is our first No Place for Hate Dress-Up Day with the theme “Zoom In to Kindness”. Students and staff can wear virtual learning clothes: Business on top, pajamas on the bottom! We look forward to another great week of learning at Hill School.
Principal Drummond