A Letter from Principal Drummond

Dear Hill Community,
We hope all of our families enjoyed a safe spring break with plenty of time outdoors. James Drummond is fighting a double ear infection but has not lost his love of the slides at our local park!

We were recently joined by Board Trustee Kristin Ashy for a Principal Check-In and a recording can be found here. Some important topics discussed were learning during the next school year and more information on our upcoming STAAR tests this spring. As a follow-up to this meeting, I will be holding a Hill Principal Check-In on Wednesday, March 31st, at 4:00 pm to discuss STAAR testing, accountability, and answer questions families may have, especially in regards to virtual students coming into the building for the first time. Zoom information will follow next week. Also, the district has posted a recording of their “Beyond the STAAR” engagement session that may answer questions you have as well.

4th grade parents/guardians: To further support our planning for our 4th grade STAAR Writing assessment on April 6th, we also wanted to remind our 4th grade families only to complete this survey to let us know your intentions for that day if you have not done so.

We are excited to hold our spring pictures on Tuesday, March 30th. Strawbridge, the portrait company, has shared a sign-up link to receive updates for families interested. Also linked here is the online order form. If your learner is still virtual and you would like a time to take your spring picture, don’t forget to sign-up here. Face to face learners will visit with their classes at a scheduled time.

Be sure to check out the email regarding registration we sent yesterday (Saturday) so you can ensure your learner is ready for the 2021-2022 school year. Email lucy.chu@austinisd.org if you are interested in our Hill after school childcare program next year as we are open for business. We look forward to seeing many of you on Monday! As in past weeks, thank you for your patience as we will be welcoming many of our students back on campus for the first time this year.

Principal Drummond