An Update from Principal Drummond

Dear Hill Community,
It was wonderful seeing many of you at our first Principal Coffee this week. Hopefully you have a better picture of what the school year will look like as we begin the year virtually. You can watch the Principal Coffee recording here in case you missed it. I highly recommend viewing as there is a lot of information that was covered with some great questions from our community. Topics included what school will look like, technology needs, and a look ahead to the weeks leading up to school.

This week’s Summer Vision newsletter from AISD is full of great information, including some definitions for common phrases like “synchronous” we will be using a lot this year. Registration information is listed to support our new Dillo families. Most importantly, notes on what school will look like, similar to what I shared in our Principal Coffee, are there for you from the district level.

You can also find a short bio of the lone finalist to become Austin ISD Superintendent, Dr. Stephanie Elizalde. We want to welcome Dr. Elizalde to Austin and look forward to partnering with her in our school community.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing many dates to note including when/how families will learn who their teacher(s) is, possible parent/guardian training on BLEND/Seesaw, and other ways to prepare for our first day on August 18th. Please know that we will also be working with our PTA to share more information on our drive-thru pickup day on August 14th for merchandise, yearbooks, supplies, and more! Thank you for ensuring you are subscribed to the Dillo Details and checking for these updates. I will announce our next Principal Coffee soon as our picture becomes even more clear this week.

Thank you for those of you who wished Baby James well after his tough morning from the Principal Coffee. It took some TLC, but he bounced back well. We’ll update you with more next week. Until then, enjoy a well-deserved weekend!

Jack Drummond