An Update from Principal Drummond

Dear Hill Community,

We hope all of our families are staying healthy and safe at home. As I said in my message to our Dillos on Friday, we miss all of our students greatly but know they have the tools to be successful, even during this tough time.

We want to make sure everyone is up to date on the plan for the next few weeks. School is closed until April 13th. Classes are cancelled in Austin ISD through April 3rd. Currently, our teachers are working on our plan for distance learning for the weeks to come as we are not sure when we will be able to report back to campus. For the upcoming week of March 30th, please continue to use the Austin ISD Learning at Home website for resources that can support your students’ learning. Physical packets of activities can be picked up Wednesday at Burnet Middle School from 11:00-1:00. We will be communicating soon on what the week of April 6th will look like in terms of student learning. Thanks for your continued patience through the planning process.

In order to deliver up to date information, I would like to invite you to our first Virtual Principal Coffee taking place on Thursday, April 2nd. We will hold two meetings due to the constraints of the Zoom program we will use. They are broken down by student last name. Participants will be muted and not have video displayed. After a general update, I will answer questions in the chat section you may still have. The available meetings are as follows for those interested:

Hill Virtual Principal Coffee for Students Last Names A-M

  • Thursday, April 2nd, at 10:00 am
  • Online Access: (meeting ID is 609 738 292)
  • Phone Access: Dial (408) 638-0968; the meeting ID is 609 738 292
  • (Participant ID: Press #; if this doesn’t work, then type the meeting ID # again)

Hill Virtual Principal Coffee for Students Last Names N-Z

  • Thursday, April 2nd, at 11:30 am
  • Online Access: (meeting ID is 303-883-912)
  • Phone Access: Dial (408) 638-0968; the meeting ID is 303-883-912
  • (Participant ID: Press #; if this doesn’t work, then type the meeting ID # again)

We look forward to communicating with many of you on Thursday. Please continue to check the Austin ISD website for updates from the district including meal, medical, and emotional supports. Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to school staff with questions you may have as well. We love our school community and are proud of the positive attitudes we have seen from all of our stakeholders. Together, we will be successful in supporting our amazing kids. Keep reminding them of their Hill Agreements! Have a restful Sunday and nice start to your week.

Principal Drummond

In case you missed it, CLICK HERE for a message to all of our Hill students from Mr. Drummond.